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THE REPUBLIC: SUNDAY. FEBkFARY 11, 7000.
i. Some of the mot Intrrr-jtltiK chapters In M. I'lanininrion's f.iseln.'itln;; i
J book, "The rul.iMiivn." extract- from 'which won jiliblKheil in lat Sunday's T
"f Kepijl)l!. tire cKinpo"-'-! of Incidents which have lien n idinm-ly eullt-cteil 4-
a. by tho author rue! which show Un Intliiotn-e exerteM ly dying persons on X
X friends mw.1 ri'lalivo;, at a eiisiatioi". uf theso Incident.-, eir narratives many T
f nro published liert On their f-clentllie Yiiluo M. riainmarion Jays much ?
X stres. as ho duos on tb fact that their authenticity cannot bo i-uesUoncd. i
"" Itomarl.aMc tab- they certainly are and a striking proof of the old say-
T Ins that "tnith is vf:inor than tlction." It Is not however, as mere tales -
T th.u the am' ir pr-eins tin in ti us. According to him. It is only by a ebe-e V
X M-iili of -m li li -tun 'U.v thai one can hope t. arrive at the truth remlmK X
4- eji-e-uit iii'iiiife'-'.iTinii-. ulni It is because thov hae ;iiii!e-il hmi in this
T J'i-.'.'t!tii that tin-v f.rri such a prominent part uf h'.s bo.);. noii to bo T
X i-ubll-heil by the Harp. rs. T
I w"' h fin I sem-ling from the tetter-
receive' t' ii vni-'i H 'f man!, stations
of dvlrir j r- ns to por-ons aw 'ke -md ir.
their r - at c r.ltTion, aid I will ctlnilnite
cun' - that relates to dream-. The
letters i -e of th.inw order as those which
Ire e I wt'l r. t eotnnicnt on tfcna In
unv w iv Tho discission will fi''w In duo
crio- 1 all I ak is that the letters be
cor ' i "" id.
I tv omitted :'ll the pollt fonm-lis. S3
w " 1 th" 5s it inccs of sincerity and
in i-i' -f-talii Kr irreponient af
jlra" "! hin nord of tumor that ho is rtat
lnjj t-e fifts exactly as he know them.
Lt this t.e clearly stated now. one for alL
"I was polnc to 1h1 about half past 5
o'clock on Miy . lSSS. when I fell something
liice an fjectr'.c ,loU :'r me from niv
hBjl to my feet 5ty mother. I 3iutt te!l
you. h id lieen 111 fr orae months.' but we
had no re ison to suppoao that her condi
tion wo..' I sudden'y Leconio 'orse. Tho
F'cck was fo Ftranpe. o novel, that I at
enr a' 1 without thlrklnc. att: tmted It to
my m 'her 1Tth imlnc to my emotion,
I wns j Mo to fill a-lc.p nrt.l very late,
a-d " . -i It wis with f'e conviction that I
wo ! 1 r. - ivo n. st mo-n!r.ir a dispatch an-rtitn-i.-ic
the bad r.(m. Mv mother wn
then I'vins at a place sixty kilometers from
"A 3'i-ttch next morning bads mo ro to
her at on"e. T went and found her almost
uncons'-lous. Fh ild th next dar about
thirty hours after 1 had received tho warn
ing Vhi reon ho attended her toM me
that tre Internal hemnr;litt;e which was tho
cause o' ber death Siad protratid her at
half past S o'clock en May 8. which was
the very time nt which the strange warning
had reached me
-Aitnn r rortESTinit.
Tlcar of Sitnt-Picrre tJIoulins)."
"In c-nejuenco of your request I con
lder It mv duiv to t !1 ou of an occurrence
which trt. k nl ice hre :njd w hi h catis3
considera' le commotion anion? most of tho
Inhabitants of the town. Hire it is. exactly
is It oi xurr d:
"A Hd, 33 ears old. who was In service
with 11 Y M. . was told by tho latter one
day to toko tho aitlt to water. I should
t-ay that the fit her of th boy had lieen
eerloi sl ill for ttio day. havin? contracted
Inflamm I'lon of the c h-.t at a fair near
r'Jiambe-.'t. and that the fact of his illness
had been concealed from tho Xyyy.
"Xow. tihon I, w.. alout thirty yards
away from tho st-ibla and was near the
wateri-R place, the boy s w all of a sudden
two arms ratted in tho air and then tho
form of a Khost. and th net Feccmd ho
heard mc.i.rnfu! en. s. tntenningled with
Kroans The shock was ro creat that he
falntel. fo' he fancied that ho bad seer, his
father Tho timo wh-n this occurred was
between half pan 6 and 7 o'clock to the
The f-ithor died rext morning at half
pas 4 o lot k. I curing the previous eyetiln
and whll his sufTerir.c was m st intense, ho
tad asked evt il times f,.r his son.
"Ample proof of this fact can be given bv
a hundred of the most reputable persons In
ChaznLeret. . ,c. IirrAl'ItE.
"Drui-i;!st at ChamLcret."
"Tho follor.lnc Ircldent may bs worthy of
your notlr-e- m. Iestrube. bandmatcr of
the Ono Hundred and Fourteenth Jteslnient.
and a man of creat InteRrity, waa some
years ago -suddenlv arrus.il from sleep by
a volco calliii?. N-arc 1-se
"t this fojnd of h'!, own name. Des
trube, who was positive that It was his
father's o-e. hat up In bed and answered
tho call This ooz-mred l tweeu midnight
and 1 o'clock In the morale;.
"Some hours later ! strube recelve.1 a
telegram infurmim; him of hi? father's
death, whicli h-i.l taken place in the nlpht
and abeut tho v rj- hour when he had felt
so certain that his father had cjlled him.
"Destrube, who was then stationed at
Salnt-llalxent. wont to tho funeral at
.iub court and then bo learned tint tho
lat word which his dylnj; father had ut
tered was Xarcisto
"If this story Is of any ure to you In con
nection with tho interesting work on whi li
jour aro onf-ated. I shall bo well repaid for
brinfflnfr it to your notice, and. If necessary,
my friend, riestrube, i, prepared to furnls'i
a further proof of Its authenticity .
"Captain of tho Ore Hurdred ?nd Thlrty-he-cnth
Itesinient. at rontomy-le-Comte
"la June, 1ST?, one of my cou'Ir.s wan do-
' '" " '
" . 'WW' J ;' , .j-eif e-"'"' JtT B1m(iiJrr.4lkLSKUiKikl I
t" z Jii'J fI' -- T2?TSw5j-y&r fJ iilWcclrsBc.Tr-ldBiHf'?
THE GRAVES OF THE HIGHLANDERS KILLED AT MAGERSFONTEIN.
Three hundred yards to the rear of the Uttle township of Moddcr lllvrr. on Kecemlcr . itso fifty Highland, rs who had
fallen wit'i their I'.eneral. were buried Th. lM.diesGfGener.il Wain-hoje and other otn-ers were int. rre.1 In front of the graves
of tho soldiers. The -ituition of th- r-av.s i- pl,ture-que To the w.-t lle.s the broa.l river, frlnv .1 with tree? to the east
Iks the heights held by the enemy, while n.rth and south the unduliting veldt stre'ehes out to tho bo'Izon.
A SMART ETON SUIT.
It Was KihtihIy Fa.-Iiioneil for :i
An I7ton suit that has a touch of ortc
Inality about it Is of old-fashioned drab
broadcloth, tho rklrt gathered about the
waist on the sides and back, but ln fiont
has Inturncd plan- ln-tea of a box. as en
tho litit skirt, thus giving a narrow p ri I
effect to the fr nt hn-'.h. so dccrtbis tho
Hoston Herald The short 17on has a -ell
Ing collar and shawl rev era that sugcest
lrjr -oIunterr seriro at I!n.-onne. which t
:iticu ' kiiotiitfi- from ids parent-
hom. in the north of harento-lnfer!eiire.
"Ills motlier ono day entered the nom
Wi.l. ti v. i usually etc. upied by hint, ami slio
"it him tcr distln tl .tretclfM nmtlonl.-s.i
on hN betl Tie l-ht mnde a de,-p Impres
sion on h. r Some liourn later a frlc-ud f
the faiulli tamo tt the tiotiso and er.t.Ted
into a prix.tci eto x-er-.iti..n with h-r ht-.s-bat
d. the lather of tV uunj; -.tl.lic r Tin v
talked eirn. -tly In the middle of a vrv
largo park, and Isle mother, who was htand
InK at a dc-ir altcut forty or tiff Jards
dl-tant. Iifard the triiid. who w i.s speakim
in a very low voice, say to her hu-band. "Ice
not tell 'tur wife The moment she heard
theo word3 sho criet! out that her son was
Now. on thst verj momlntr. lier son.
after rvturntnc from a march, had cone to
batho at Utarriti, nrd was drowned there
at tho -ery tlmo when the apparition ap
peared. The famih lieard the "nil news
from a friend who had received a telef-rnm
from or.t of the deal in m'a comrade, ati'l
"IIls Father Appeared to Him at the Head
of tho Hore, Causing the Antm-l to
who had been asked to break the news to
the parents. 'HnMAl'X.
"Rorjstcr's Olilce, JuviBtiy."
"llv crcat-aunt. lime, do Thlrlet. felt on
April II. Ml, that her death was near at
hind, and for fcur or live hours before she
died sho eceir.nl to be wholly lost In
thought. lo m tiel worse?" iu-ke.l tin
person who told me tho story. "N". tnv
dear." was the reply, "but I have jiKt nt
word to MIdon to atterd my turcral."
"Mldon lnd In en In h. r "-.nice, an 1 hhe
lived at Hrlinont. a Mllaco which Is ten kil
ometers from Nancy, wh.ro Mine, de Thlr
iet'M home then w.i The ptron who at
tended the sufferer dutinc her last mo
ments I -el toyed that sho was dreamliiff. but
great was her .surprise two hours afterward
to sec Ml 'on. with her black clothfs In her
arms. Iielntr questloncl. she said that sho
had heard Madam- call her and express a
wish tint she shoiiM her die aid per
form tho laet duties for her.
"A. ltai.I'ois nn jtiiaixyii.i.t;.
"Water and Porest Commissioner (rietlred).
Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, Nan
cy." "31. Claudius IVrl'-hon. n cousin of my
mother. .ho was then cldcf accountant at
the Horrno metal works In St Jullcn n
Jarret, entered a tolcacco store one Jay anil
saw mv mother distinctly thtnuijh a Slavs.
Next day ho received the news of her
"lld my mother think of her cousin dur
lTS her last moments? I cinnot t 11 jou.
Ii any case, th- truth of this story cannot
bo questioned. My cousin has told it sev
eral times to his children, from whom I
heard It, and .is he is a man fairlj well ed
ucated, very thoughtful, semdh'o .in i rather
reserved, his words are entitled to full cre
"Schoolmaster at Uoar.no."
"My mother's father Ihed at Hunlnque.
and was Mavor at the tlmo Fnn after th
slero of the town he received news that his
father, who lived at nix'ielm. alitit twenty
kilometers from Hunlnnue, was dangerously
111 To sraddl his horse anil stait for his
father's house at fun gallop was the w-rk
of a moment When he w.n half way his
father appeared to him at the held of tho
the Dire?cto!re peticd from a certain touch
of voluminousness. ard It Is absolutely un
trimmed in ev.ry nspcct. There is a low
cut waistcoat .of rich white and gold
brocade in a silk and linen fabric, fasteneel
with crystal buttons, and having narrow
lap-Is of the sanw material. Tho chemi
sette is of tu.-ked white silk muslin, with
r littlo turned-down collar of the some on
tho choker, which is tnclrcled with a smart
cr ivit of black muslin. This cravat i3 ar
rjoge.1 in a manner verv much the thing.
Ii ts carr.ed around tho choker to cross be
hirl completely covering It. and securely
fastened at tho back. The two ends aro
TTT 1 1 fe9H T 1-M- TK r .--. r mr -
ICt y 0
lif" eausinj: the nnlmnl to reir His lm
nt. .t.. rhoti-rtt w.is ttiat II- father wis
il ! .i! 1. -ur. u.tiih, on his tirrlval it
l:lh.im il 1-0-C4 i ntrs of an l.t ir later, h.
f. 111..I tl it his ttil.r lnii pa 1 aun at
the ttl till tile tl wl.en th'" .11 pRlfloIl had
.!!.' ar d t' Mm.
"M mother. Madeleine P.-iltzmian. who
n.ts then unite a oun jtlrl. married some
. irs later Antoine It.ithi.i. ni father,
who IipiI heein a notarv at Altklrch for
thlrtv je-ars. In this tm!t!tn I succeeslcsl
htm. and after tin war of loe I ! ft Allot
J la order to settle in I'rance. tlruilly mak
I Iiir m home at Aniueyaiix. In Haute
I Ji..rii-. 5.ur department V.. JtoTHIJA "
"M V.ir r oil. r e'V,l on Pst'irdav April
K lV.e- em tl... .,,,,. ,, dll.xl.it 1 had
r eiiel a l.'t.i f-.etii h. r, i-i whieli she
.lll that -h wa- not sufcyrini much frerai
h.T heart trouble, and al-o -poke eif a tiip
wlilcii -he had ti ken on riatiirdav. April 1,
to t ur country plan- at Was lonne. I was
arranging tt go out on this Haturdav. April
1. to our e-oui'.try place at Was-clotine. I
wa- arranging to go out. on this J-iturdaj.
April -. and at noun 1 ulied triinjiilll,
bs usual. Two hours Inter, Iiuwcmt, a ter
rlblo nn-;iitsh ,-clzcd me I went up to mj
room and threw myself lito an armchair,
where I burst into yobs, for 1 saw my
mother I.iing on her bed. wearing a epiiltetl
muslin cap which I had never s.on on her
before-, iind I suw that she was dead. My
old ;e:vnnt, uneasy at mv absence, cam' up
to thee room, and was surprised to ee" mo
In such a state. I told her what I h.nl ;-. n
and of the ansuixh uhnh I f- It She
claimed that m nerves were out of order,
and 5.1'e fore-.-d in. to llnl-ii my toilet. 1
went out of the 1 ins,, like a persem wh
has lost all con- it u-ne-- l'lve minutes
liter I heard lieh'nd :e the eiulrk footstep
of my hu-band Ho brought ine a tel. -cram,
which e-ontained these, wor 1. Moth
er .-Inking; eanrot llc through tho night.'
" Vhei is desid," 1 .1id. "I am fine, for I
have seen her.' I went Ute-k to the ho;is
and we prepare 1 to start bv the first train.
It was hnlf-iust two l.y 1'arle time wlien I
saw m mother cm her.lcMth betl. and throe
hours later a telegram Informed u- that.-hu
had die.1 suddc nle at half-p.tt three. a,
cordlng to trasliouig time. She had not
been sick, and he liI not go to lied until
two hours 1 efore her death. She complained
then of cold and expressed a treng desiro
to sleep, yet she evide ntly eild no: believe
that she was about to elle. slrce sdio asked
my father, who was at the foeit of the liel.
to re-ed a letter to her She did not ak to
see the children; nevertheless. I t-.nrv that
t-he must hat theiug'it of me during hrr
la-t moments. As I elld not reach Stras
lourg until It ecVltvk on M-tnla;., 1 was un
able to get a 1:im look at my mother, but
those who nttlrcd her for tho grave told mo
that she v ore a muslin e-ap exactly like tho
one which 1 saw on her.
'A in:?s ai.by."
"A young ir.e5ical student, who was at
tached to .i hospital, was attacked with a
pain in his chest, which eli.l cot 'run to 1
severe. On- evening, while ho was not suf
fering more than u-inl. 1 o went to his bed
room, lay clown and pre-um ildv fell arie. p
Al-out 3 e.'clock ditni.g the -line nigl t i
s-lstcr who at'ci.iod tho h.i-pn l was
"His Ycur.g Sister. Iloldltg My Grand
mother by t io Ha-d "
aroused from sleep r.v some ore knocking
at her door Sho arose- eiulcklv. a:.! as ttni
kro-klng les-r.no ever more urc -t 'he ran
to tho door. I ut saw no ore- She mule in
quiries and found that ni one el-o 1 id
hoard niv sounds In tho morninT. however,
tho person who sle-pt in the room adjoin
ing that occupied by tho sii-'j sttiden', and
who f.Mt tineas-.- at hearing ro .-otiml then",
viet.t In and found the stud-"it dead. His
then brought to the front and loosely knot
tesl on the bust, tho ends finally tucking
In-Ue the waistcoat.
The turban or toque arranged to accom
pany this gown is composed of a wreath
of grares and grape leives built entlrely
of black velvet Nothing else is s'en about
the turban, nud the general flatness of tha
capoto Is not Its lust con-plcuous feature.
With this set-up a loose paletot of white
broadcloth is stunnlnely effective. It
fast-ns In double-breasted effe-ct with
charming buttons ef mother of pearl, and
tho high collar and slight wri-t Hare, re
veal a sable lining, which fur. Indeed, lines
tho whole garment -a coat which the tail
ors havo especially designed for the be-twoen-seasou
yachting to the Bermudas or
to the Midi.
t bird- w-r t.,1 , nvi'Mee-lv ar .i.n 1
1 I ' ihr t .ii I It w t in. ' !.' ' II Tl a i in- I
..rrh.ii.. 1 . kltli in,
in- hit. . i.l in tie. n of tie knit, k'n ;
it 1 . r ctiMii w.i- "l it the pool iilng stu
dent, whom -li, i.n, u well, ud n.'.al.le
thuught of li. r during his last moments jf
sho luul lie .-ri ne-ar him he might tiaxe
saved him from i.Vatli.
"If vim .iil,ly, this story. I reepKt that
you will . ln.-iK,. my t.atr- and tlial e.f the
town, -ire this is a place where every
liing is epiif.. tin .IV hl-.'le. aaj where tlej
leeople tiiak. fun of fverethh.;. A. "
Mv cran.bnotrer. who v.r- tllei VV v -
''' i line t . ri . .it nv in--ti ' :
l"-7 I i a- 1. i, tth i.i .1' i . til...
too tlr v.."! ..p.. nt m f i i nds el. e-, ,..-
ttt.i e.ars ..'e'er. I tllleled ti.e cu".s!i
t- h.-il iii ft- ic-io l.ii.l-ird at lirl- 'ly
nndmoth.-r vns in lud health, hut e had
no re-asou to upioe that her Illness would
teinln.ite) fotaliv and at sen eatly dates. I
mav add that my frle n.I e ieii vlsli.d me.
and lh.it his h.nne mid initio We re- altexit t. u
minute-' distant fi.mi the main road.
"As I aw. ike one taornim: at 7 o'clock
my mother told me that my grandmother
hail dli-tl an hour b fore. Sh Infurniesl me
tli.it of oeiuri-t" 1 wis not to go to school
wnieii Ii.il i. Tallin us. Tile laller. how. ver,
told him that in. knew of it alrcadj ; that i
my frien.l his arrival haei iuforr'is! him
of my grain'muilnr's death at : oM... ie
tiiat morning Yd. the re had been no i-oin- j
munlcatliiii either bttwe.n mv home
ami that of mv friend or lt,twien mv beenc
ntiel the ' "i e." That i an iioquestio'i .l.lo '
f i'-T. and em v. i.ie-h I e.re to st .le In the; !
s'rongeM uiai.iii r ivosslble
"Hire, hove.'.ir. is tl.e explanation, which
my friend gave us a day or two Jat.r
Av.aklng during th.- night, he s..vv his
onn(; sl-ter. -ieho lm.1 Ixs-n dead for somes
cir. enter his ro-i:n. hoiiitntc m tcrund-
mother ley the hand, and tho lattc r -mi I to j
him. 'To-morrow morning at ' 1cm k I j
v ill no longer !e in the luul of the hviiif. j
Now, tin. citie-tlon -, I'd ho hear ttio I
weirds" Wa- he sincere at-d exact in whit i
he 'nil? I do not knew. It he certain,
liowe-ve-r. that on the faith of thin vision
he Informed thee principal of toe -chool in
tho most precise manner of a fait which
he coulel not by any other means h ivo
f ore t dd or know n
"Al. MINE. Chnlons-5ur-.arne."
"A te-le-gram summoresl re on January
"2. l'l-J. to the homo of in) autit. who was
then S2 jrars old and who had been sick
for some days.
"When I arrives! I found my elear aunt
suffering great puln and liardly aide to
s;e.ik. so I seateel byself by tier bedside.
Inienditig to remain thre nntll she die-d.
Aboat M ei". lock la the evenint 1 w.s
awake In my armchair when I heard her
call Willi surpilslrg vigor. I.ucle IKdt-!
I.ucie"' I aro.-es at eince. ami saw that si e
h: d entire lv h'st eon"c!oii:,ss ami was at
tin- pednl of death. Tea minute- later
she- pa-t-d av..i-..
.no!.- vr is aiother niece, and my
mint's godehiM. She did not come" to -ee
l-valid as e fieti as the latter elelrsl,
1 --ii aunt had si v.-ral times eomplaint-1
ti. --i--e ab ut hr absenre.
I - nl to lnv eoiislii Liitle nxt day.
mti- have been surprised ver he n von
r l ..I a tele pram amount ins auni's
.'. i"-- 'Not at .'IV she replied. I rather
e xi-. . t.d it. While? I was asleep last ni,-ht,
. I 'it In e.'clock. I was suduenly nroi.s. ,j
1 Inaring my aunt e.ll I.ucn-! l.ue.'
I.n i. " it disturhed :ne so much thai 1
I i not sle-ej. arty more
1" r the truth oi this story I cr.i vo i !i
n.t-t ixisitlrely. If you ;sibllsh it. li.iv.
iitr, I r.-ipiost that cu will only u-i- n.
I.li'ils. slneo tio people of the town whete
I Iie are-, with few exeeiitions. either
tri:I-r-. ignuramu-eg eir liyp. critical bigots.
"1. U l: "
I Pal an tira-Ie who hid served in t-.
Zouave. His Captain had lii irti li ai
t.icht. l to him. jet after a. few year- tiny
lo-tt si:ht of each other, several ."irs kit r
niv ur. Ie, as In- lay awake In teed one
i.io" lag. had a very distinct Impression of
sci Ing his Captain enter fie room, advance
to fte ferjt of the be-el. look at h.m for a
moment wltho-it sK-;ikiiig. then turn
around and ells-ippear My uncle arose,
lnqulresl almut tht matter In the houso
and found that no one liad sen arv thing
iet he heard some days later th-it the
Capt.'ia liad I'ied on this very dnv. I .1..
not know- whether he verlflel the exact
time or not. I.t'cnNI. r.OYI'U,
"Iji rerte-jltln-i (Alsne) "
"Ile-'e Is an r.u'hfntlc incident which I
In a rd from a pert on vv ho wit j ossed It. Te u
or twelve nuns v.-. -o holding a meeting In
e in- or the rooms of their liou-e. when Jd-d-nily
cine of tho vli.dnw shutters was
e! ti with :t moiirnf.il sound, and at th-
time i-'.tirnc-nt one o- metre of the nuns
aro-e ami c-le.l A ealsimitv his l-f.illen
us. Our Moilter tiuperlor 1) eiead:' The
A Bustic Idcei of Golf.
Say. ir.Ister. that tat rr. all ho'.r.
A rlirln w'tli them stl'lis snl billj.
Wen v hit a lull $e- rtvrt an fnller.
AV j ileon't lir.'w- whir lt a-geiln- tee- fe"l.
An eeaekfn em an warken 'em ti.e mj- v e iie.e.
I ralkerlate ee- liis n. re ti rne.
Ttier au-' cost a s'nM wen je git m new.
I lei-knn It's linr o- fan.
' ' i iuhI'ti' th'mj e vr thr. I think.
i . n tt.r h x etiti-k fn'l e" tsntl.
i tell mi. Ita tj.l a ". b!":
' I -r.tr. f it ,lo.'i i eat tile bind.
I i j li 'r- ut jct fo- f rtr y ar.
Vh i r-cr Ln w. J !i. t'eewre cn-.
. i.- lie me. mi.t r. -Nky qintfT b i
lint a ;-. li Rp. o' fan.
-V r.er tW
U '. 11 It'
ll t"ll .X IT
't ' It t kin' f
s-p'a- li. teer.
-v-iirin' lfM specs
1 WVs she irln- teer !
1 - ut I .e lx bv the j t
J ie I l.er rav i.i "i ui It." Mr l.nks
vv t " -,. ,; m.rr. ef the .te n't p i n
M .e rlt aw iy f r m the bo. I mean l'
l.r..-- e-t II '
I if k.tri l's lieaps o fan.
1 ' .r he ,kne I, fee It a--atltn thro' the air.
Ve 1 k le sfctjVh'ns thro' tho stubble,
c lie bet sh- lleketl tho tall fer fair,
j If fh lues It neeivr. will it make 'cr trojb'e?
1 .s 1 it a Kdri' ovr that ar' tree.
Vernier, det.un am ng the row, by the run.
I 1 w the Lms Ikt Mr. tw a ' tee," and
I reckon It's lars o fua.
Fae. mister. gA. .. that atr red rag.
That's a-stickln thar la the bcx;
I'm thir.ktn It'll nake a right uraart f.ag.
An' nags is thlr.rs. je let. that knocks.
Waf Ye can't spar' it no hesrv tew-day,
I l.iln'l 'spoed ttw know. Walll no harm
It dew take a tlrht o' f.vla's tew play. buV-
I reekon li'ii beeps o fun.
I'd powerful !!k tew git that ar stick:
Hh.fumatlz catcl.e-l roe hie vvhar I'm lame.
Ye !.et I cnJ wa-A wim that pe.t- slick.
Hut I hain't a-hankerin' Uw bust up ths tfam.
Scute ne agtn. rcjster. 1 had tew fcr my tay.
?, ?i .",;" ,' ,.h ",' fi. "".. W . nor- extr..ordHar hi..B ha Mened. :or tin,
,1? . " I ! .t1' -""T"1. "e .. h" ,rf" :n Ino aain lesan tu pl..C7 ami. Mir,.-
onler tc tell th" principal of the misfortune- ,,h ,., , ... .-:. .,'.. .... ..,
See. thar ccraea the pal. with tha acecs. oa a
Ye say. 'cn f(.e cj-jfa yt'tl quit tlayla' fete
tew -day. wall
I reckon lt' hears o fun,
S'lcng. ro'ster. I'm cb!'-e-l far atandlo aa'
Y bet I'm a-comla up nc!a sctr day.
Ef my rheuir.atla lets ire eJ-r some) walkla"!
Ye knrw w'en je rWe. je liev tew ray.
1 Jlke the pal that said, my Jinks.
Thafn a.v.arln siecs Ye. fh'a the en.
Xfs miFh'y lnterestln u-plajia with sticks aa'
I leckca It's heaps o' fan.
jtow of pil f mwnim
-'ipe rlor v
I. is Tl
t.it il In e s
time wit. n
i 1 Lis
t.ng t i.re -!
. ' I.lr. "
Was t .
In- h i .
U r. me
1 i cousin ver'io
i ilki ..-' in tl..
. n.( a 1 ill ai,.!. i
in 'h it p.-rt . t
rre e k.is t ' e
til v hear! -on '
. ir ittlng-'o .1
took the 1 ',..
in ami ..i-ti tiy
1 tiutee- m .'Is.
1 1 ir orltin.it jcti-
ii.. pt i
' I it
: . i i-
v.. i i i t . :ti . -. '
IV. . '.ll I . - lilt
I'l v.lil. Il 111. I. t.l
"She came Ii.uk .. I te.id wiat he had
i -wen. At ttrst ih. ..iui-l,t, t her. think iiiK
I that a mouse was nt th. bottom of th' af
fair, but as she leai t . .;!. nt eyetjhc ami
Is not in the least supe -stltlout. they conH
not li. Ip aelinltttni; that t.'ie; Incident w.tx
i e rtaiuly strange.
"XeW. M littler from TtJnr V'o-lc Inforenotl
us h Kok Liter of the de.iih e.f an old undo
who lives! li. that e In Moreover, three
my aunt- re.-n h..i n- a .-.;. later.
"My m.tle and aunt ere devoted to eaeh
i.thcf. and wire al-o mv 'i attae heel te 'nolr
j lelatlvem ami to tlndr niilve home in Jura.
I Tui- vv.is the: !.i-t .. .a- ..n o-i which the
I piano plaVL'd e,f is .,. , ,t, ,,,.,)
, "The ftilin-. of ''i'h i..i .a nt are p-e.
, pareel. If nesv-sarv t , ,nr- i-h iu with tln
, i.ios aeb ji...to pro..:- w. live pi t.ie e o.ri
I trj'. near Neuf;hitel. id I .! i.tt- ecu tint
i e-re yuu win ni tu I ri vl.'t.u.trv or i:er
voua s "-ei.lis. K:ji! XKHI'AitlS
"Tai.il- ie ir Neuf hatel."
"la 1SSS I flntshed m .
ut the Taioes. Arer.at.
Ing as a smith I7irlv
I was rolls, d by the
Iat jn: of service
where- 1 v. i work
In tin nis'ht of May
ssn-.iti'ta ui a ligot
"' iNol'ie- that the)
pus-slug b. for. mv ev.
lirprission came- !hrm.j;h the ..pti- mrve.
v.nti-h ns natural in the . i-, ,,f ,i smith,
who shaped red-hot Irons ii ,, forge i:d )
"I lookisl and Mir at the foot of my he I.
toward ihe left, a It-miaous di-k. the steady
light from whieli resemble that of a ntgl t
lamp. ThoUKh 1 saw no ..no .. thoiif-ii I
heard nothing. I yet f. It eonvinced tint I
had before me- one of my .ou-ln-. who lived
at I.jiisoii and who a.s -uffe-ring from a
s. rieiu. illne-sx. Af le r tenii.- -ei oiids t!.-e
Visbia vanished and I turnesl to go to sleep
again, s tying to myself. -What a fool I ami
It is ....thing bui a r.ighrrnar.
"I vi ftit to it day, as usual, to the work
shop, aim there-, about I. ilf past '. I n -cclv
d a dispatch htformi-ig ju that :hl,
very e-ocsin htd d'.i ali.t 1 ..Voei; dur
ing the pi.. -.-tons right Hearing lj have- a
la-t loe-1: at lilm. f..r we h nl been brought
up t'tgether and v.ee very -nd eif e:ch
other I obtained 1 av-e of abs.-nc- for three
da.e, aad on my arrival I told the parens
eif the eiead man .ihe ut l.j iio.turn.il vi-i-.n.
Thry are still llv-lng. ami ran. i: necessiry.
tthtifv ti the tni'h cf the storv whicljl
re ud you. and eef w lii.-h I h- e not a
1 ngei tl-- p tails' asi you rep.-o n h sti-ne
isti-ons with dinc. Kl.tH IiI"Si "AMI'S.
'A few elars before July :i. IsS. I wis
"Two Arms Italsed In the Air. and Then
the Form of a Uhos.'
undressing ore night, and was standing.
near mv I e.l. tnv 1 i -lean! hi Ing at the t'me
In his drc i:i;-r mi. when suddenly I siver
i th- form of my Krandmctrc-. I was wM
..want.. ;.nd I notieed that the face of my
I age-d lelatlvo was furraweil with many
1 more wrlnk'es than I had over sen on It.
and th it .-." w.i.- i lie as a death's head
"The Vls'em only ap-.e-ared for a s en- d.
1 but it eae;-e 1 me deep T-eeihlo. I sild i . cit
ing at the- Time, as incidents of th's k ad
"", " " ". a...etK-i uratu uiti f
"QUO VADIS" ON THE STAGE.
'rt3?'lala&a5"7'E lH' LBl'J
T ' SaBSelRP' -neatltffeHBK
. atciWEyvge -Jir '
? alarH 'r I M I I I I1 I
K a WJBTiav.aratJtj.-rr ' . M mMJ, i I .fcl I I fc, " jel eT "" Z r"VT t. 5,Tfc UpS
..' -'JaBBfc3s5rli-fcli.5!3I gm jm Mm -IB
!i rHRstaalEai0nK. CilK??iyR -AtVl-' ' 4&;f F? 'J M
i -:3sCTSc2M.im'3 4tMi uJLI w - ft&jr ?X 4
-''. UdStaaaKealBKaaRBliiHaHA I
'Xi v fFS-.iSOP-HalHp-VVslHaSkU.ttaBRjVi1 d
iKfi.e ---aW; Wrt alaW-ftaVaV .aW.j-.WijK 1. -i'a'.-T.V Zr'ftmaLWtJmsrrmsxi
Some Idea of "Quo Vidia" as Rcndtrrcd Into Dramatics Is Shown in This Picture
wniTTnN for. run scnday rtraTw.tc
Tlie thousands of reade-rs who hive read I
Slenklewie-z's thrilllnt, nnrratlvo ..f the time
of Nero, under the title- of "i.t-.o selli."
villi, no doubt, ! Intereste I in tin f let t. at
the vvnil: has In en nndcre-d Into a drama
which will le seen at the tilympio Theater
In this cltj The stage story of "C.'uo
Vadis" follows the Iiook very closely. It
was dramatis-d from tho nriglral Pol'sli
by Mr. Stanisl ins Stange. Th- niu-le, with
wliich the drama Is largely intefsper-ssl.
was composed by Mr. Julian Kdw mis. Tim
scenery, whbh. it is premised, I- e.f great
beauty, ha be . n made from moJcls drawn
from palnil- ?- ef Home ami its environs.
Tho drams, of "Ouo adls" begm-1 In tho
I-erlstjIo of I'ctro-ilus House, where Alar- j
cus Vlnie-ius. the young patrician, tells hi I
I'ncle ivtronl't-. the arbiter of fnsh' m of '
that time, am! a dtar frltnel of N- r e.f !m
love iur I.JkI.'. a voui g irl . ir tno
hou-o of ul is rimiiie il.i.. i.r-tk
stole shews thit his lovo Is i.rls1. n.
I'etrot.b s w rns 1-ii ncc hew to h v notli
ing to 1" with her. The scene c-.arges u I
tho home of Aulus. where 1,2 a anl litil
C.AMIL.LE. fLAMMAR.IOU fg
i .c! 1
I h ! o
I ! .v, ll tht loir at Will-'i
. .., tkls mumpjjt
....! .eit Catholic
. . .e.' in . I take a le ep
-.'! th-1 treat f the
I r. in- li..ever. th-t you
i. li ice i. me. as the pestpftt of
re- with f v. exceptions crr
e-tiiir"lv in Mlf-re at to mai'ern
I letter Xo. i3.)
, r i. ,n'Other !n Jantwry. MS?.
. i t t.fi,rt- .-a- o:cl her
i. .ned T.l ler btdsllo 'O
i i -.well They we-re all
Me- ,-xi fetietn of ono of mv
w. -. tend still Im. a nun in
l:r.iz!t Mv itr.inelruother expressed hr re
grc t ,.t I.- t beam? able to ee her. I'pon
mv met In - fell the duty of Informing mv
aunt e.f the- Kid news. Two months lat-r
she rtseiv-1 a letter from my aunt in
l Ve hie h Th"
ttr said that one evening, as
I 'ho V..-.S ,,h .tit to ret
ire. sin., heard stops
lMd h' - bed that si
she lookttl around but
s-iw i-.i nuiir mat all or a su-lflon. the eor
tein i..s l.ni-iiely opened and that then
-ho ft as though a h-in'l had Nn I el-l
e.u 1-r led. Sh- was clo !-i her r'.m
at. 1 -to i. an to pray for t!io elepar- d
v iJffil VV I
".Mv I'nclo Had a Iiis!r.et Irro-e.u'on o? I
S.e-mg hi Ciie-tln Kn r t It .ora a d '
A lv. .-. to tho K sit of t' o p.'-'. "
ronl She wr to drwrt 1" el-e or. 1 t!
1-ej.i. r-id it i rovetj ho h - lay e
which tnv grar Iaiother ha 1 'l.
"T.achr at aInt-Gea!r-9ur-Gutrs. Si
"My father formerly tooc rr.t-ch Inerst
Ir i m:n Hatred Fan'ra who vis a nat.v
ef c retus. r.e-ar Se:r.t-Lo. and a p.l.
i't.-.i feii.nr Ineiceel. nothing pleaseM him
i r than lo i Ia tricks on the 1-nls of "h
' gt . a-ei .,. among them still reiwra-b-'
the -.i-rb'e pracfleal Je.ke which he
' .--1 1 on them.
"N-v. rtl-t-ss he was a; heart rnch a
v -'h ..id humorous fe-I'ow that everv- ono
' ' -ei he was welcomed wherever
' I -tim-)te-ly he hnl frren iwwn
' t. ivv a Senecil. aril while
h . I e ntrac'ed a fever, which ro-
i i-m.ne-d 1-1 constitution His
r r on illv left him and be beeani." a
r - i ptive Mv father, who was murh at-
u :. hnn. teeu!; care of him for sesveral
r .-....- house. .. the ravagea of th-e
. . i' -. .--e 1 came wors-. Fantrac found
i -n ; --i't t to leave hla bsd. and my father
i I M :i''mlssi n te the h'-spltal at
il-.r v - Th- re lie was treated for three-
n -I.- bt fore ins e"it!.
"VIv father wrt te see him regularly ev
er S indav fir the pnrpos. of condoling
1 lia aril of b-lnrlng him eomo dalntiti.
line Monday mv father, who had vl
1'rl th.- i .. nt on the prev! -is elay and
)"d f'.'.r.i 1 ini njch btT than usual,
v.-.s .iron 'I fro-n sleep hy a v1olnt blew
uh.lrii vvjs strm k agait"t tho bed.
"Mv mi iher vn areusei at tho ranrv
r-omen. j r.d. greatlv terrified., she ex
dp rn-d 'Miat is that? IMd you hoar tho
knixk aga!r.s; the bcelT Mv father, ur.wi.l
Ing to aprear frlgateneMl. though his fleop
had been broken hy tho same shce!:, mada
no reply, but arose, lit the lamp and looked
at the clock. 'I have a pren'imer.t,' ho
s-i'd at last. 'I'll wager that poor Vartrao
is dead, li" always told mo that he woull
give mo due warring" At elavb-oik my
father set out fur Granville. When ho ar
rived at the. hospital he- asked to see" I"an
trae. They told him that he h.nt died a 2
o'clock that morning, the exact time when
Alius are at ilay. Vmk-ius eaters and
ltours out woris of such j.isi!onatc lovo
th..t he frightens th" girl and Is ordered
from the- house by The- elder Aulus. Tho
rrete.rk.il guard iirrli.s a..d dunawli the
.-tiirentli r of I.ygi i. ai d she is carried away
as a liostage to Nero.
The- second act Is placed In the gardens of
Nero'. palace, where, during a bacchana
lian orajv. Vinicius makes t drunken as
sault on I.yala. who I res ueel by Crsus. her
gisnt prote-ctor. l.gia Is taken away after
tho has been accused of lswitchlng tho
child of Nero, who has died, to tho Ilmper
nr's pre-at grief.
In tho third and fourth acts, which pass
IartJy at 1'etre.nlus Villa at Antlum ami
Irtly ln tho house of I.ir.us. the religious
fe-atures of the story are brought out, as
Vinicius reives h adv. -ittires vmor.g tho
Chri-ttars n his s r h for the missing
I.v-g's wh ..ii ho I n. w " rmin I to mar
r He sr. ak.s e f 5- -g the .ij. 'I,. In.r
ar.J cf '..I mlr.s'rvT iu 1-3.1 i. hn. fians.
Tlie s.c-c bhlf's ti I J u-'s huse. and dur
lcs tho progress of tho action tho burniatr
rr , '
. l tit , I ,
V, At ' ' .Sr7 'i
;0iW S&'&BittisS&Zsl -ss
rcf-s. vs c--vt?:'-i fr i
i r w i
! have 11 t s.o-v n
.. .. i r 1
'tl-.-n aid :.! . v.r n.-I't 1 t . re.
. - u siipc-r-titio"'" I-r-oii. 1. t o. i.
t. my parents. IVrti.ips It ve is a
ii, I li nee or hatt"i Inatior. b it n
l.-i uleiivs rtotltsl: Ne. wo
drerminr neither your mot In r n- - I
"The fae tr-n. Is une-u-i-ti. nr.t e vh, ;
y.-ti can onlv by y. -u- inves'l'-atio-s e.-,r
.1 littlo lleht upon the-s atrorbir-r r--l-len:s.
I'. ItorciIAltD. Orarvldo'
"M father, who was twerty y rs o 5
at tho tlm, wna alone in a. house, nr.l
after mMnlKkt ho heurd .e te-rih:o rr',
aiel the n the from .loir vu ' il .t-.!y
thnewn wide- ..per. He was -leeplrg oi eia
tirtet floor, ard his f-ther, who was 'a th
ncor l.-!'cw, call, d c,-it ard a-k 1 wr.et.r
h wait In his room or had gon to tho
van:, and why he had made such a C'
turbance. front of the open door Ther carf jj:y
bolted It again and went baik to ted, lit
hard'v had they done so when for ih.s. thtrd
tlmo the e'ecir was thrown open with a great
noise. Thev then setcured It with J -rorg
rri-o. and the remaining hours eft!- night
"Perm time ufterwaril a letter nn- with
Th." news of the eleet'i of my gr r l'hr's
lr.,'her. who had seM'.e l in Arr.c-ira. and
tl. u.itct coincided with th it of t.. event3
r- i. i above. Thles brothr eltd at X
k in tho afternoon. We learned after-
w..-d tint he- had expressed a -T-..ng de
s'r tee see his brother la Alsace. t,f)-e ha
t .rd anl that a few moments lefcra h.j
i'"iihed his la&t l.e op-n.l his cy:s atii
s i . I have Just taken a Io-if Journey.
I l.ava been at niv brother's house ;n P-u-u
.'' CAROLINE BAK-5CHI.Y."
I seems lmpossiMo to us that any or.s
wl reads i-uch stories as th.ea oonscl'a
t) .slv and Impartially can miln'aln that
t .ire inventions, fairy tales cr iara hols
1 r it lor.".
A negation, pur and Eirarle, Is not ao
r. :1vi'e in i cro r.f this kind. Without
e -t t vi-e aro dlscusslrfj a subject that U
1 e v-raorellnorv.
unknown ar.d unexplained.
1 A ret. -ill. en n-e.ov?- s
3 r.ot a solution. It
. -- . . . ., .. .-,
ems te t.s more wlso and more soientiSa
" attempt to account for theso phenoastna,
t .m to refuse credence to them, acd to re
train from examining tha-m.
T explain them is moro US-ralt. Oar
si's-s aro imperfect and deceptive, anil
Pf-bai they will never reveal to na tho
r et trirh. It Is wrrthy cf notice, how
ever, that in all tho st-ri3 tho details nro
a-, circumsrantial as pofeslblo. and there !a
n tract, tf dcubf-il or anonj-mocs hallu
rlntions. I haw a grent horror of any
t' Ing anonymous, and I hnv-o r.errer been
abb to understand, nor will I ever bo ablo
to 'imierstand. why . mm cannot havt tho
e jur.ige f hi? opinion, and why. It he Is
In i-evsseslorr cf an interesting fact, which
car. aid even In a slight elg-oo toward tho
rrtRress oJ scleaco, ho refrains from giv
ing it to tho wvrld e'ther throuch far
e.f compromising hi-nself and of dlspleas
!rg luiluontlal friends, or through, fear of
b-ing rldiculeel or through self-interest, or
through some superstltiouj prejudlca or for
ry other raason.
Thero are three cx-irsrs open to C3 !a r
g'rel to. thcs range) gto-iei. V."s may givo
e itiro credence to them or wj may refnso toi
heileve a sirglo wonl ci thm. cr we may
..c ep th siterant3 themfolveo as a
whol. and jet refuso to believe all th da-
To"calm that thero is no truth, la t
stories woull be u'terly aburd. It does
no: Kra possifclc. as lors as wo accept
ary hnmrn testimony, to cast doubt on
thise talcs Tliero are rot many fac's.
"ither hlstoricii or sciertitlo; whislx ars
one-heel for by such a great nurabcr d
To supposo thit all these persons wera
victims of hailuc!na..'cs sr.d tho dupej
of their imagination is an absolato"r uc-
j tenahlo hvpotheris. espocial!:- if wo take
I into acr-ourt tho o-,Ine'donces of deatta.
In our cplr.Ion th incidents narrate.! ta
us aro true, at least as a whole, and this
will le tho opinion of every parson, whoas;
rnlrel is net warped by pre-Judice.
Tho objection miy bo mad that th IBs
cidents were the reralt of chance, of for
t'lito'js celrcldences. and this. tvl3. la
the principal objection. Teoplo may wjay
It's quite posslblo that they saw or heard,
theso things and that scme cf their rula
tlves died at tho sarco tln-.o, bat it was all
Now, we do r.ot bsllttlo ths lafinanoa a
chance, of fortuitous colasidences, anj, ls
dee-l. thl.s chance, which Is tho action, oi
unknown forces, lometimco brinsrj aiaj
really extracrdtnary coincidences.
ICopTrt:;'. 139. ir Harper & J3rtJs-R3. -
i ii i .
of Rome Is seen.
An ant. rhambr In Nero palaco Is thi
leginrang of the Jlftli act. and hero the plot
again-t ! !r mius, the Kmperor's favorite.
I- reve I. tl. Then follows a scene in lh
Alim-rti-rime prison, one of the incidents of
vvt.l h is tlie death of little Aulus.
The. last act Is at the Arena, where Ursus
battles v-Ith the wild bull for Lygla's life.
Ills success is rewarded by his pardon and
that of Vinicius ami I.vgia. while l'etronius
is condemn-.! to withdraw to hU homo and
op. n his x-t Ins.
The c-. t includes a number or tho Ist
actors on the American stage. Among th-j
principals may I.o mentlon-ii Joseph
Huwortli, who plajs Vinicius; Arthur Fur
res', ivtri.nlue; Kdniund li. Lyons, former
ly of st Ie.uis and one of the beSt character
.mt.rs in the country. Nero; Cl.ilo tl 1
e'-e. k S . .th-ivcr. He.raco I.rwls; I'rsiis. tha
t.i.t l-..int-1.-,., ii. r.lau uj. Kdwin ar-
iV ;-,-'"i"s1'." K"".u N ln Int. re-tlii
i',.T vi' V"'r. -y! the Wlcke-el I'oiraea.
?v lo .1 -UJ'c ?"' Xj " '-s Provea
t J be the- great popular tuccerss of the a-
. tr ' i sirf z. ' ni
iv - -- it
"My fathrr hurrlea do-m to him ar.3 ex- ' I
presefel hh surprise at thai strange occ.r- I
rence. As they could net explain it. they ( I
Itolteet the door and went bacct o bed A llt $1
t later, however, th same thing ha; I
l-ened attain, and my father and grar.i- Ij
father, who were considerable scarf 5 by t'Jr
this time, found themselves e.-vo m)-) In M