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rANTED-A girl ; good wages, new house,
everything contenleut and aroall "'
Enquire at this offlce.
1 washer and Jroner at Dr.
1ZTVT ft mnfl
W ur(', .awrence avenue, north of
kind of office work or aa clerk; pood
Und nf office W(
city reference!. Address lock box Mii
ANTED-Two girls at City Hotel .
house ami stock of implements.
nTTAKTED A buyer lor our
ivrAVTtn Tn aveliiinif ft Sn.
V a rno.1 milch cow Must be kind and
1 organ for
a rood milch cow uusi ue kiou nu
geaUe.Knqulre at water works pump hou lw
"VTaTAXTKD To trade a mower for hay In
TT stack, not to far from town
chean for cash.
Qlaas box SMI, city.
or will sell
bHAX-vov A Hasxomi.
"TirK will trade tflwn lots Tor a good team.
V WiciiiiaLam A Loan Co.
WE have a t cry fine residence In one of the.
beat locations In the dty to trade for a
Wicijita Land Ima Co
WAXTKD-I'artles wishing to purcliBBc fire
reslienee lets orroni onesto flva acr
to please catl at t ' 0
tf - 'WicnrrA I.awb A Iak C.
W property. Enquire at
ANTED To Itrade a good farm for city
Vr'lCUITA LOAN A LAND Co.
I7"ANTKD 1o buy a few young heifers with
T canes, w j.htkwaht.
Golden Kale b tori-.
"II7"ANTED Agents to travel for the Index
W Ubrary company ( grand lndncemenu.
Office with hingcr Manufacturing Co., near
Eagle office. 56-0
A. llASLxr, City ritaulra.
rAVTKITn sell an extra rood milch
cow on easy terms, or will trade for second
hand lumber. Call on J K. Turner, or leave
word at this office. SO-
chickens can be supplied
ner's residence, north Main street,
from Donglas avenne, west side
These chickens are healthy and fat.
at .1. it J ur-
Qsrtrude Qsrrtam in Hew York Graphic.
The pretentious people of tbo street were
racy Indignant when woman took rooms at
No. SOT and hung ont. a clairvoyant's sign.
It wasn't an aristocratic street either. For
thatreasoi aU JjtemorjBdicfit resent any
thing that feouUrue coiaRroeJ as an impeach
ment of"its tone, like the people who confess
their position insecure by supar-seusltivenees
to Kiblt contamination.
The neighbors glanced at the single but
objectionable word "clairvoyant" with dis
appioliatory interest, and prophesied the com
plete degradation of IteVnUrsliIotjLrjffcey
didn't" kiioiv'each other ; but tCey inflamed
their niln Is to a dangerous degree bydUcues
ing it eu famille. The boarding-bouw next
door went into the subject heart and soul,
from the attic to the basement. The tchool
teaober threatened to move, and the woman
with the dog denounced the order of munici
pal government which permitted such an
outrage on reputable citizens. Even the con-
iumptive gas collector in the fourth floor
ball room, w ho bad no future in this world
to speak of, and might be supposed to be
without prejudices, coughed, decided disap
proval of the invader. llteCinsuranco man
and bis wife who lived on the corner were
extremely bitter. Altogether tho square was
very much disturbed and considered itself
A family opposite theobjectionablo new
tenant set themselves tboibanklesi task or
watchftifhir Iran-Orients ,for syMptonisof
uuenaive conaucr, an 'industry mar. promised
but poor return as the days and weeks went
by. People went in and out at No. 207 ex
actly as they did at all the other bouses where
rooms were ivntod. Silks and velvets, as
well as cotton gowns, fluttered up and down
the steps, and carriage sometimes stopped
tbere;-but nothing like a breach of good bv-
uavlor could be settled upon.
The clairvoyant herself was scarcely seen
enough to be identified. The shabby boys
went in and out and sometimes wrangled on
the bU', and a 4 year old baby in a blue
frock liovcrtxj restlessly about her windows;
but tho woman who was tho bated blot upon
an otherwise "excellent location" was alto
If her outragod uckhbors had penetrated
jbiTjapartniruts they would have been sur
prlil, though not in the manner tlioy im
agined. She was such a very different per
ou from the usually depicted typo of hecre.
They w culd have i uund.inaaiarely furnished
tau8. ijeat to theporntdf AlAkncvi, a young
Jul woildeifollyWeet-fiK-ed woman auda
bari'y. rollicking 4-yoar-old baby. In the
svening tbo family circle waa augmented by
me two wrangling boys, who told stories,
iisputcd with each other, whittled and tink
ered at various small machines w hich were
never pcrfectei and drew picture., on Uidly
thumbd laper until they wereMiitto bed.
If they, the neighbors, could have peeped in
wbeu the clairvoyant bad a caller, they
would have seen her sitting motionless at a
scuffed little card stand, a rapt look in h9r
soft, luminous eyes, and her lip uttering
curious prophecies or describing scenes in tho
vanished post to the visitor who sat opposite.
Yn tho sign lured in a customer from
time to time. Down in every human heart
there liun giaiu of faith in, tho occult. I:
mayt uej lii1ed under a mtiuntkiii of pro-
I7"ANTKO-To sell plats or ground In Tur-
T ner's addition, from 5U to liw feet front by
1M deep A big bargain to those Intending to
build. T1U gronnd Is situated In the north
part or town about half a mile south of Jndge
I.aurr s, on the fair ground road, with the best
water in the city, one mile north ofDjDKlas
avenua Inquire of J. K. Turner, north Main
atreet, at residence, or.Strong A Caldwell, real
estate agents. '-
'IIT'AXTED A good girl to do general house
TT work in small family Mum come wen
Wagea Jpvr week.
ANTED Customers to telephone orders
to llaiurtiman A Freeman for city hack
"1TAKTEI To sell a stock of general Incr-
W chaiMlise ; good reasons for selling : good
location ; win exenange lor cattle
C, Eagle office.
"17"ANTED To rent furahmed rooms In a new
TV house r choice location Enquire at
southeast corner of Emjwrla aienue and hecond
ANTED A good girl to do general house
work : w atfes i 00
" - J. O DAMIIiON,
Cor Topeka and econd t
"VJT'ASTED Everybody to know that we have
TT for sale some of the best lands in Sedg
wick county, arid .are prepared to negotiate
sales of town property. Our motto Is square
33-3m l'TLE IIiioh A Hash,
Ueal estate agents, Uodilard, KanssH
'V7"A'NTED Everyone who wants to buy,
TT sell, rent or trade lots In the towuol
Uodddard, orfarmsliihedgwlck county, to call
on 1'yleliros. A Hash, real estate agents, tiod
dard, Kansas. .tl-3m
-A buyer for a hotel In Garden
a rare chance foralhe man to
TAILOH A 1'lkK.
"1TANTED I.and-hnyert to know that It is
TT to their interest to gotoUarden Plain
ral Estate Agency to buy lands,
i-i-tf Talou A Pikk.
"17"ANTED Land-buyers to know that we
TT have for sale all the beat lands near Gar
den Plain. Tatloii A 1'lhA.
"IIT'ANTED I.and-buyers to know that we
TT have made arrangements with the hotels
at (Jarden Plain to keei them at reduced rates.
d-5-tf Talok A I'ika.
"ITTANTED TO SKLL. Two mowing mi
ll ehlnea.onehay rake.a Koutihay loader
with a complete camp outfit. Will be sold
cheap for cliash. William Nkklt.
"IIT-AXTED Situations as clerks, by two
TT yonng men from Sew York. One has
had four jesni" banking experience In that city ;
nrst-class references. Address It. A D , this
rou it it xt.
FOKRKNT A suite or rooms over
Rank. Apply at bank.
CI tl sens
tOR RENT A new 5-room house.
1 at this office..
FOR SAX.K New stock of general merchan
dise ; good trade, splendid prollt, growing
town, county-seat of a good county ; a grand
opening; satisfactory reasons for selling Ad
dress Merchant, this office. .Vi-tf
1.X)R 3AI.K--A house and lot on Konrtti ave,
1 between line aud Oak trel; three roomi.
good cellar, stable roim for ten head of hor.-e;
will sell for cash or trade for fanu Enqulr at
stmt oar Stalin. 31-d
1rOR SALE An Empire mowing-machine,
1 nearl) new, at a bargain, at Erton's ele
IOR SALE A line flouring mill and nia
' chlnerv complete, on aide track of the A . T.
A Santa Ve railroad, kaown as the Zephyr
Mills Will be sold at a bargain or will ex
change for desirable real estate Kor terms
and particulars call on or adilrets . T Til
Ungbast, Wichita, Kansas. 4fi-tf
IOK SALE An old established and profitable
1 business, centrally located; a splendid
business chance ; good reasons for selling.
Addrrss A., care Eagle office. V.-tr
7X)R SALE Nine reaideace lots Tor sale or
" trade: located on South Mark?t atreet;
big bargain. Kor particulars call at Ci litem
IX) R SALE Elevator; steam shelter, presses
' and futures and A aln able tract of land,
with awltch privileges for handling grain, prai
rie hay and lumber, at one of the best grain
buying points, a thrifty and growing town on
the Krlsco rosj ; good reasons for selling and
full particulars furnished by
N O Jim),
SC-lm Columbus, Cherokee Co., Kansas.
THJUND A rocketbook
V have by proving proiwrty
laoa'c Implement house.
which the owner can
Call at Walls-J
TAKEN UP A stray dog ; at Snath. Ilulllng
erACo 'a restaurant, opposite Hill's liv
ery stable; owner can have aame by proving
property and paring charges. -
- i i i 1 1 i a
STRAYED Roan mare pony; white hind
feet and blaze In face Information leading
to Ita reeovery will b aaitably rewarded by
6S- J. A. Wallace.
STRAY'ED From my premises, on or sbout
tbeSOthday or June, twodnu-colored Tex
as mares, ' and 7 years old The 7-vear-old
mare waa heavy with foal and abont 14 or H
hands high; the 3-year old a shade the taller.
The younger had a leather halter on, the ether
a canvas halter Win pay a liberal rew ard for
their dell very to' A Packer's stable, Wichita,
157--WlS-2 CllRITtAN: liCH-k.
rpo TRADE For team balance cash a four
X room house and lot in north part or city ;
ivk nni uajcui
Wichita Isanti A Loan Co
ORGANS TO RENT
2& E A. D
Or Address Lock Box 8J.
teased tinbolief, or be but thinly concealed
from unsymjinthetiu oyes by an afToctation
of indifference. Still it is there. It was
there when the jxjoplo dwelt in tents mid
cavcsunl weio always rudely near to na
ture, and it is there to-day when they live in
bplendid mansions and are thexderotecs of art
and tbo patrons of itrtlflce. jlleing there it
brought customers to tho"clnirvoyauL
Some went irofesodly to "kill tiiiio" and
Und aniuseuient, and, ling struck with the
l'l' gentle manlier ani St Cecelia face, and
lntereste.1 in htr "symbolic utterance, went
away, told tho story, and returned lirinin-;
TliO'woiDau was aoycryyery lowly to ltk
upon, so like aotneLhiiitf from an'oili'Tn-ul
Letter world, that when her eyes grow un
earthly in their splendor, ani her face took
on tho look which tran-Hgurvd lior, even tlw
bitter women of tho world watched her with
luptunim admiiation. Somehow, tliough
sue tunl so little and n-sked nothing, she won
ber way into the hvarts of the pouplo v. hose
destiny Mm reai.
'Could' tho'pivr beliiud the veil which hides
even the events of the next hour from mortal
sight! Who knows" The visions she ile
scril)od setofoJ jeaj enough toTjer. How or
w by they came she' knew not There thoy
were before her inner sight whenever sue
chose to call them up. It w as, sho said, as
though whilt) on a journey ouo looks before
nightfall from on eminence over tho road
he is to traI in the dark nud soos the
houses and nule-stoues bo must pass;
only she saw them for others and not
for herself. Thousands of men and
women will say that such things are genuine,
and but a part of the great 'boolT'of nature
which is yet but half ojien; while other
thousand as stoutly maintain that they uro
the exclusive capital of shameless cluii la tans,
and the destruction of credulous fools. Any
how, tho clairvoyant's visitors found enough
in bcnevelatious to interest them, and they
paid their dollar per capita ungrudgingly.
They could see, too, that the battle of life
was not easy to this delicate woman who
won bread for her three hungry children
through u kiud of physical and mental agony
incomprehensible to others. Still she com,
plaiuod not, though tho how Is of tho w olf
never juito died in her cars,, and sometimes
in fancy she saw him sitting, gaunt nud ter
rible, upon her very hoartlistone, his fiery
eyes fixed upon her baby brood. It was an
aw fnl battle, prolonged nnd dreadful. Tho
odds wire always agaiust her.
If her neijbbors could have seen Ler after
she clol her hous3 against callers in the
evening, rocking her baby in her arms and
wetting his yellow cuils with her tears if
they could havo seen ber then they might
even have forgiven her tlio objectionable
business sign. It would havo been a hard
heart that, knowing all, could treasure any
resentment against her because she fought
tho wolf with clairvoyant club, instead of "
uch timo 'uononxl and eminently ge-ntcel
weapons as the en, the jalnt brush or the
What a picture of a muthei's beroL-m and
unselfish love it was, the two Iwys sleepinj
as youth and health only can sleep, and the
slender littla ftguio in the rucking chair,
whose thin white hands caressed tho baby's
hair continually. Hut no one saw it. TIk
scene, beautiful to tho angels, whs
abut away from the widow's worlily
neighbors who saw everything to
tin I fault with and nothing to
praise. And so thoy still reseated her
preseuce among them. IX they could have
eon more of tho "wlUckbig baby1avtbe blue
frock Iher might bnve been won away from
their jire'judicen a little, for all tho worlj
warms towards a baby; and this was such a
happy, healthy, noisy baby that no one could
como near Kim without catching some of his
sunshine, ltuddy with health an l bubbling
over with misohievous activity, he was as
strong a contrast to his pale, sweet mother,
aa a gorgeous peony w ould bo to a lily of the
And what a plague he was to her customers)
He tried his best to break up the essential
"conditions' of every seance n:ul usually
snccecieUj. Forth "pints" be had no r
verenco w hatover, though a jolly and shock
ingly familiar regard. He shouted at them
to "hurry up," or ordered them to "go
away," exactly as suited his whim.
He ciUod tlientboisteroiKlv bv name. "Uncle
Jim" and "Ab'ham Lincoln' Iwiug treated
Willi equal familiarity. Ho slipped up to tho
little table when the seances were under way,
ani with his small knuckles rapped sacrelig
ioutly In answer to his own question. "Any
'pints here!' And his winks grimaces, and
knowing looks were enough to cause the
skeptical to doubt all phases of iiia.nift.ta
dons at that depot. It was his espe'eial do
light to break up his mother's business.
Many a dollar did he deprive her of which
was neevled for his own comfort.
"I'll budderronl ril bodder vouf was his
,-hoaUlo shout as sxvti Aatbe preliminaries to
opiritualistic business Irgan; and bother them
beortainlv did. His ierformances in this
line were never anything but brilliant. His
mother threatened, entivated, wept; but tlia
unroarlous infant was untaught in the disci
pline of obedience, and was neither
amenable to persuasion or comniand. Some
taKies he declared he "hated 'pints' they
"inado everything so still,'' "I'll bodder you I"
w a his incessant war-cry, and at last to tho
visitors who came often ho was known as
"Bodder," though his name was Jasper. His
two brothers saw a peculiar fitness in the
name, and applied it to the complete extinc
tion of his legitimate appellation, and even
his mother adopted it for general use. Num
erous nickels and other small bribes were
tacnficed by the visitors as conciliatory gifts
at his shrine, lie took them, converted
them into confectionery, ate them and
returned to the combat with renewed vigor.
But withal the troublesome little mortal was
so handsome and human that even the peo
ple be tormented were fond of him. And
his mother; abl she loved him with a love so
intense and absorbing that it was almost a
One day the clairvoyant got a letter, over
which she wept and moaned so piteottsly that
Boddar's granite heart waa touched; and he
pat bis soft little arms around her neck and
asked her what hurt her.
near relative who had long neglected ber.
He now offered to take her two older boys,
adopt them and educate them. She knew
that for their sake she must give them up,
and already her heart was being torn by the
sacrifice. Still, abe would have her babv
left; and the gathered him so close to her
breast in her agony that he cried out. In
some war the pain that wrenched her whole
being awed tho child, and he cuddled close in
her arms as though seeking shelter from
some palpable danger. His cherubic face
grew grave and thoughtful, aud his big,
brown eyes stared fcito space with an expres
sion new and strange to them. The room
was very, very stia Nothing broke the si
lence but his mother's sobs.
She was thinking, with some resentment,
of the awful cruelty of life; how, in spite of
her patient hopefulness and courageous ef
forts, she must acknowledge herself beaten
and surrender part of her beloved possessions.
She who had nothing but her children.
Faster and faster fell her tears over the
baby's yellow hair, until ber heart ached
with a pain beside which a knife wound
would be a relit
The child's wandering thoughts had taken
shape. Most engroinj"Tnvijl;theY have
been to keep him so lgjTnt jf iYjL
"Mamma, where'dVlhe 'pTritslIveP
"In the spirit world in heaven,' answered
the sobbing woman.
"r d like to go there."
She held him tighter in ber arms.
"Mamma, I saw a 'pirit a little bit ago. 1
know it was a 'pint, 'oauso it made no noise
when it walked and was thin, like 'moke.
Twas a man, tall, with grayjtair aikj In
hold out his arms for me to rcttn nbn- imt I
didn't want to leave you wbenyor kj358L
l li go next uino ue comes."
""o, no, dear; people must dio to go to the
spirit w orld."
Then he cuddled down into another long
silcLce, ,That night ho raved in fever; and
tho woman wfio read tho. future for others
trTCtBOlA tAindlv wf4n liAr'nan Avmlim.. 1,11 fl
wi-fj - "4 " """ -w , iwij. ;ii
ing of it-'afterwanl she said be' feltr tho
nearness of calamity, but never dreamed
that it would choose tho form it did. An
indefinable gloom was everywhere. A
presence strango and ternble was there; but
sho Ixdioved it to be tho shadow of her own
misery, the phantom of sorrow created by
the knowledge that sho must surrender her
Three days went by and the clairvoyant
began to fight death. Bodder was being
taken out of her arms by the grim angel
hour by hour, but she would not believe if.
She resented every hint of the terrible
enemy's approach with a rage foreign to hsr
gentle and timid uature.j Sho rallied her
THE FATE OF A FAST YOOTO HAK.
Written in the Illinois State Prison.
It's curious, isn't it, Billy,
The changes that twelve months mas
Last year I was at Saratoga,
As happy and rich as along
I was raking in pools on the races,
And feeing the waiters with "ten,"
And sipping mint juleps by twilight;
And to-day I am here in the "Pen,"
"What led me to do itf" What always
Leads men to destruction cod crime!
The Prodigal Son, whom you've read of,
Has altered somewhat in his time.
He spends his substance as freely
As the biblical fellow of old;
But when it is gono he fancies
The husks will turn into gold.
agne. a box at the onera.
i steps while fortune is flush,
The paisiouato kiss of women
Whose cheeks have forgotten to blush
The old, old story, Billy, , '
Of pleasures that end in tears
The froth that foams for an hour,
The dregs that are tasted for years.
Last night, ai I sat here and pondered
nOn fbeanCbirrm eiil ways,
Jwre. are JA- a-phamtom before me
Tlie vtflon oTTboyhood days.
I thought of my old home, Billy,
Of the school-bouse that stood on the hill,
Of the brook that flowed through the
I can e'en hear its music stilL
Again I thought of my mother,
(Jt the mother who taught me to pray,
rTrtioso love was a precious treasure
jThat I heedlessly cast away.
fKawagain in my visions
The fresh-lipped, careless boy
To whom the future was boundless,
And the past but a mighty toy.
I thought of all this as I sat here
of my ruined and wasted life
And tho pangs of remorse were bitter
Thev Pierced mv heart like a knife.
Ijt takes some courage, Billy, -
loiaugn in the Jace of law, 7
Whati the yearning ambitions Of manhood
Aro blasted at tuentj-eight,
A LAMENTABLE FACT.
The Blondes Slowly Disappearing
from This Country.
forclrtioheF 34 dolled J.ha greatest of
all oonqtterers jpvna cjurape Sttii was al
most siirnirhtTThnn Thl-rin1f ! .,
frightened and awed by the strangeness
and sorrow of tbo place, flew broath
leisly to do her bidding, or crouched
silontly by tho baby's bedside bereft of all
boyish propensities, i'igbt and day the widow
hung over tho Ledsido of the little sufferer or
carried him in her arms up and down the
bleak room, with a crazy idea that death
could not reach him there. The bulwark of
ner moioer. to ve waaksomighty It would,
smvly dilmjy griogU .y. J, J l
wuij .-it uvMHvuaj uvwuivi ciiurreu IU1H
fort of love, bcld with such deathless courage
by these three sorrowful souls. Tho cood-
hearted housemaid who served tho family
on the upper floor halte 1 often as (ho went
up and down nnd askod if she could do any
thing; and n sick little third-rate actress who
livod on the topmost hall room, with a mother
sicker than herself,, cano in after tbej-play
sometimes and brought sichcheor .efts . silo
could to the stricken little family. And third,
there was the doctor.
Ho Iiad been most faithful. He was an
elderly man, long accustomed to the siht of
human woo; but the situation touched him.
He, too, was determined to wrest tho child
from the cold fingers of death, aud ho did
his Inst, but in vain.
He was there whan tho great conqueror
closed the contest. It was :l o'clock in tho
morning and tho city was as still as a church
yard. It was too la to to hope, bo told tho
desperate mothor. Sho bad lost tho battle.
Sho board the verdict in speechless anguUh,
and then rousing the two boys sho bade them
come and help hold Jasper's soul from death.
In daze 1 terror they crept from their bed
and clutched at her skirts as she raised tho
baby in her arms and sat down before tho
rod coals in tbo grate.
The doctor had seen death como in all
fonns to the aged und to tho young; but this
sight seemed to throttle his strength and
make a coward of him. Ho saw the ghastly
"shadowaepon the" baby's"" face, nndTsig
naled to thojuother that tho enemy was
closo at hand. t
" "Mamtmt; is itjnoniingr said the child, iq
a clear voice, opening bis browm eyes "for tho
last timo. Then stretching bis nrms towards
an invisible presence, his face lighted up
with a sudden glory, and in an instant death
had gained tho victory.
W ltbout a sob or n groan, without n word,
but with a look that was not of tho earth, on
ber face, she rose and laid tho little
body on the lod. Then with hrr eyes
uxesi, lier race "allnl, her lips immovable,
she held her arms upwards on 1 groped
in the nir, moving on as though following
and tiying to grasp something above her
head which jju.t oludo U her Tlr doctor
started towards hcr,.LUiiii.iiig.that;Ler sor
row had su Manly driven lier mad; Itlt some
thing checked him aluixt' instantHv-uiid lie
stxxl watching ber, ni'i'o and sp 11-bound.
Tho Ivv o boy a crouched oy her empty chair,
terror-stricken and silent, nnd the dim light
from tbo single cas jet I 11 on the white faoo
of the (lend child.
Here, there she moved, still reaching up
word, still seeing something no one else saw.
At last sho walked towards tbu tall window,
step by step, hur anus still held umvurdlarr
face wrapjieil in nn impuiietaib'.e kmaak.
There she stopped, nnd the love tliat bad do-
Uoil death broke the spoil that had encom
passed her, nnd in n voice w hose cxipuLsito
agony was somethiiis; fistrfut, still groping up
vvnrd sho cried. "k! Hyl mv bihv's snul
is leaving mi forever. 3 Ah, tbaro lit igx,
my littloAsper, my baby iof. i Seel 41 J
ennnotr reach him. Hods going' away 'froan
mo forever." Then in her supremo anguish
sho inide ono more horox sacrifice. Into her
poor broken heart eamu the desire to help
and not hinder tho fight of this precious soul.
With this w isli dominating her grief, she tore
open the window that the child's spirit might
iiass without hindrance, into the boundless
Immensity w hich holds the souls of the dead
in its Un-piug. Thin, with her arms still
reaching upward, sho fell back unconscious.
Did she see the child's spirit Rafter Itjhad
passed through the volution, of .deathr
lli'il sho ms) itt Mother love is so infinite", so
divine, so holy that it mi;ht havo power m a
moment like that to see w hat is hidden from
meaner mortal eye.
Tho clairviryant sirn bad vanished tome
time lx-foro theYielubors noticed Its absence.
Then thoy remembered that a little white
bearso had stood before o, 207 one day, and
as they went their several vv ays they con
cluded.that "something nmsthavo happened. "
Meantune there' had been souie .changes
in the square. The woman with the
dog, who baa objected so vigorously to nny
tarnish iipn the fair fame of tho street, had
eloped w ith her husband's business (urtner.
Tbecouisiimptive gas collector had solved
tho riddle oi life live weeks before-, and the
insurane-e man bad gone, under a clou 1, to
Europe, without fixing n tune for his re-turn.
The school teacher renmned, but a mar
ringe e igageme'Ut with the denT doctor who
lives! in the front liasouient kept her iund so
rrvocciipksl that she took but little interest
in a subjee-t w Inch ouco cmum.uidod her caiv-
What an Octogenarian Proves by Fig
ure and Observation The
cnt Than the Light.
An avxccptlon to the Itulr That They
Arc All tj'nexplalnable.
Tl e North American Itavtow publishes a
paper treating of tho illusions of memory.
Tin) subject is haudled m a masterly manner,
telling of the strange impressions we some
time feel in looking 'out over a landscape
never before sien by us, yet, suddenly (here
comes a Hash of indistinct recollec
tion as if, years ago, Lack to which
time memory refuses to travel in
a direct line, we looked upon
the scene. Some investigators have thought
that a man, during a certain mental condi
tion, con look at a strange object and that
only one hemisphere of bis mind receives the
iraprswion. ,Suddnly the other hemwphora
rrcWvM-it) end will -retaining the heprss
tion taken by the first hemisphere, he remem
bers to liav e seen the objects before. Jfo
man ha s satisfactorily explained this Illusion,
but there are illusions of memcry which can
be explained. For instance a man goes hoaw
after a day of toil, and says to his wife:
"Saw our old friend Jackson to-day. Look
ing fine. Said be was never tn btter health
in his life. Asked about you. If business
don't get better, I don't know w hat w are-"
going to do. By the way, I saw our eld
friend Jackson to-day. Looking fine. Soli
he would like very much to see you. I am
tired. Such a rush of business that I hav ent
bad time to sit dow n. Whom do you sup
pose I saw to-day r
"Jackson," replies bis wife rather severely.
"What 1 did be come up here! Said be
would like to see you. I want to get down
town early to-morrow. I forgot to tell you
that I saw our old friend Jackson."
This illusion of memory has not baffled
scientific research. The gentleman is drunk.
There is also an illusion of eye-sight, where
objects take double impressions. Any one
thus afflicted is also drunk.
Dr. Samuel Clarke: There is nothing mora
unreasonable than for men to live vidooslv
Life had hurt her. I and yet hope to escape the necessary exxse.
it. r fmm quencw of their vice.
, fc" York San. t ?
One finaday nf tsn:oou aferay old man sat
near? illtiifoiintaifi in Madiiofa square, his
thin, inirtinken hands resting on the knob of
n stout Malacca care, b nkempt white hair,
as glossy as silk, fell in a waving cataract
over his wasted shoulders. A pair of eyes,
once large and black, but now faded and
sunken, with the peculiar appearance that
dark eyes often contract in old age, peered
from beneath grizzled brows into the faces of
"Islaid to seo yon," piped the old man,
creatjnz a na.serbv w ho racoenized him. "A
nu$ of SO is m gbt.yilather, indeed, a
Ml3fc 13 UJU UUIWI U11SJ& iiltJ evU. .lULWJ
knows mu any more when I come out for an
ailing. I'm liLo ouo who lias been dead, and
has risen ngaiu to vex tho surviv ors." Ho
sroke with the peevish discontent of one who
parted with his illusions too long ago ta re
member tht.t he ever had any.
"I was just thinking," ho said, abruptly,
ikinninc from no tunic to another, "what a
itruiis'formatiou icet.e is going on in the'
phjsical appeal mice of our people particu
larly In complexion. I have long been satis
fied th it blondes are slowly disapj)eariiig in
this country this cily, at least and I've
ucvir bal better tvideuco of the fact than
this ufttruoou. Since I've been sitting here,
eld ard yotg, inMievs and n.ai.l, thill)
seven women have cixwd my eye. Only live
of them we-re pure blondes. Half adozou
mora woul 1 be classed js-rhups, as mezzotint,
but at least 'twenty-Are. were distinctly bru
nette. It wasn't so fifty years ngo and odd.
when I commenced my piofesiion I toldyou
I was a ghost," heiiiiei os.Mps.ieiithet.cally.
"As 1 recollect eiir wuii.cn then, there were
neai ly ns many blu'.dcsns bnrnettcs. I'm
sorry for the transformation, for a brunette
augcl is out of the que-tion. Blondes are no
mora ungelic,in spirit than their darker sis
ters, crhas. In nppeurauce, however, ier-fet-t
Lien. lo unil pcrlicmigelarcsynonyinotu
terms. An houri may be a brunette, w ith
soft, dark, lustrously Ir.iiguishiugeycs; butu
good, authentic angel inu.it havo masses of
golddu hair aud a complexion like alabaster
or I'ariun shot with pink. So I deploro the
gradual elimination of the blondo that is cer
tainly going on in tbo development of the
American people ns n distinct type."
Tho old gentleman bid gone on rhapsodiz
ing until his very muscleswere braced with
a momentary access of vigor. He lieat an
impatient tattoo on tho walk with his cane,
and continued: "Once an old man strides his
hobby follow the advice of Longfellow,
'Take carel bowurel' And tho study of the
coming American vtoiuan has always been
a hobby of mine. Wl at divine galleries of
tho beautiful I have created in my brain 1
WLat rare, ethereal girlsl Talk as you
plenso about real lovo being a blossom that
unfolds slowly I tell you n man was never
yet desperately, heroically in love who did
not fall in'lovs at firstsight. Ho meets the
woiiiauiof hii.drca'ni, and that is the end of
it. In point of fact, he has known her all
his life, only he has never met her before,"
Again tlie old man turned tho con venation
abruptly. "It was in '39 or '40, I forget
which, that I began to study the subject
statistically. Kow Yoi k was nothing then
compared to what it Is now. Everybody
kaeWjeycrjbody who ws anybody., I'd like
t$ stow Jjou my oil note book, !bot'l havent
sttombled" upon it. myself fbf years. ' In it I
have descriptions of 100 New York ladies of
that time complexion, eyes, hair, type of
beauty, ctcy -There were forty-one Oreok
noses in the 'collection, sweaty-seven aquiline,
nineteen' Celestjial, and 5 thirteen more or less
pug. And let me tell yon, young follow,
that when a pug nose is combined with a pair
of beautiful eyes it is simply irresistible; tho
popular notion of pug noses is n libeL Out
of the 100 studies thus made the decided
blondes uumbe'red forty-seven; there were
twenty-one mezzotint, with light gray or
blue-gray eyes anil light brow n hair, and
thirty-two decided brunettes. And let us
state, nssn;siLUTUlar fact, that the aquiline
note bslosg typically to the brunette,
"I intended, when I set out,to make a memo
randum on tho subject occo in every ten
years, but, in point of fact, it was 1S31 be
fore I had leisure to pursue my purpose. This
time the notes coniprswd descriptions of 230
women some of whom I knew personally,
others were simply represented by numbers.
Tho proportion varied considerably, that of
pure blondes having sensibly diminished. In
ali only eighty could be fairly classed in that
category; there were seventy-nine mezzo
tints, and the remaining ninety-one were de
scribed as brunettes.
"In 1ST0 I took a third budget of notes; and
subsequently wrote a paper on tho subject for
a London magazine, I forget the title now,
at the request of the editor, who had seen
something atiout my hobby in an American
newspaper. This time I took 100 examples
only, just as they came, without discrimina
tion. The ratio of blondes had fallen to
twenty-nine in 100; that of mezzotints had
riMU to twenty -eight, and that of decided
brunettes to forty-three.
"In 1SS0 I instituted another investigation,
but, in truth, I was getting old and decrepit,
and the subject did not interest me as it one
had. The result showed twenty-three pure
blondes in every 100 women, twenty-five
semis, nnd,iC brunettes.
Ybu might think me romancing if 2 did
not assura you that I really have studied the
matter carefully. In our earlier history the
ratio of blondes was vastly larger than now,
for reasons that are very evident. Descended
in the main from Eagluh and 3etberland
ancestors, the population of this city, until
the tendency' was broken by immigration
and intermarriage, showed a decided inclina
tion to the blende style in both sexes. This
pivdouiinancarcmained undisturbed till
abotrtlStS, when the envelopment of tbs city
as a great trade and money center brought
in a large Influx from the darker races
of southern Europe, Since then the blonde
has been slowly -disappearing; for it
is a remarkable fact that the dark type
is more persistent than the light, under the
influence of intermarriage. For example,
whether the wife u dark and the husband
light, or vice versa, the postenty will show
the same obstinate tendency to the survival
of the dark skin and eyes, and the oblitera
tion of the light. As a physician, I ha re bad
ample opportunity to verify this rule, and I
have noticed very few notable exceptlotx to
it during an experience of fifty years. The
influx of the Jewish stock of late years has
tended to acceierata the disappearance of
blondes. What effect the German strain
will hare, when the increasing Teutonic ad
mixture has once been absorbed, in neutral
ising other tendencies, is something the next
ten years must determine.
"It is a lamentable fact at present, how.
ever, that the blonde is gradually vanishing,
and one thing that reconciles me to rid ag
and death is that the angelic type of wsataa
WtU last fall I am gone,"
The ptticnaaae "cJTSCoScoTd Basnaei
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