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. "Now for it," I said to myself, as I c
undid tlac twine binding my precious c
volumes, and prepared to examine 1
them more carefully than I had had t
time tb do since 1 unearthed them t
from' the little, dark,* second-hand 1
book shop that afternoon. There was, r
nothing remarkable about them; no i
rare editions of. well know chassies; c
no long- forgotten . books, valuable i
from their very scarcity; merely a
few bound volumes of old magazines a
and a couple ol the novels which had I
delighted nie as a boy, and which t
from old association were more pre- I
cious. in their original type and pol- E
ished leather binding than in the a
spruce modern editions. Best ofv all .1
was a copy of Dickens' "Master Hum- t
phrey"s Clock," with' the woodcuts
that cannot now be reproduced. Ajg d
1 turned, them over, I became a* boy o
again, sitting in the old apple-tree at p
the end of the garden at home, de-,
vouring the thin, paper covered In- t
stallments of the stories; laughing .'
and sometimes crying over them; as d
tho present _day schoolboys, well -jr
crammed and carefully examined stu- g
dents of literature a's they are, are b
too critical to do. < I adjusted my a
reading lamp, drew my chair closer t
to the fire, and, forgetting alike the v
oup of coffee at my side and the pa- s
tient whoso unusual symptons had fl
worried me all day, I lost myself in H
the company of Nell and her grand- t
father, Mrs. Jarley, Miss Brass and E
the Marchioness^ seeing them with'
the boy's eyes, and adding to the pen t
and pencil sketches a roundness and f
completeness of detail drawn from- e
my imagination of fifty years ago, t
and utterly lackiug to my reading of o
later life. 1
When I had gone more than half
through the second volume, I cam? ?
upon a large sheet of thin paper, c?v- j(
ered with neat, cramped . writing. I
took it out and looked\at it. A mo- ?
ment's Inspection showed me that it ^
was a will, written throughout in the
handwriting of the testator, Michael t
Darcy, and dated two ye?rs before. ^
It left Interest In the farm of Carrig
nalea,' with stock and implements, to fl
testator's brother, Patrick Darcy,. Q
who was also named residuary lega- ;
tee, while the sum of three thousand ^
pounds in railway 'stocks and other ^
investments was bequeathed to "my e
late wife's niece, Anastasia Ffrench."" Q
It was, as far as I could judge-and
I have had some experience in mat-. ^
ters of the kintf^-properly executed,
signed and witnessed, i ,^
It was odd to find an important Cl
'Wnment of. this, sort hidden away tl
tlon before? 1 would make some in-1 j
quiries about the matter next day,
however; lt would be easy to find out ei
all about Michael Darcy of Carrig- c,
nalea. Meantime, the will could re- ?;
main between the leaves of "Master ^
Humphrey's Clock." S1
But the .morrow found me flying Ii
along by express train to the bedside si
of my only son, who had met with a I
dangerous accident. And for many
weeks I could think of nothing but d
him, and of the best means of snatch- v
lng him from the extended'arms of fi
death. And when, by God's mercy, n
he was as safe from those clutches v>
as any one of us can ever be, Michael "
Darcy, his will, heirs and executors
had . faded out of my mind as com- n
pletely as if they had never had en
tered it, and the will was resting un- ti
disturbed in its hiding-place among s
my books. . si
Some twelve months later, I went p
in the regular course of my practice
to visit an.old friend who was suffer;'h
ing frciu an acute attack of pneu-' '
monia. She was an elderly lady, liv- v
ing alone some two or three miles tl
outside the city.' Her servants were n
faithful and attached; but in the abi ti
sence of relatives, I thought it better
to insist on the services of a trained y
nuise.' So 1 gave Mrs. Power's; maid si
a note addressed to the matron of a ."
nursing institution in the city, asking h
her to send nie, if possibfe,' orte of ra
two trained nurses whom I named; ( ]y
or, if this was out of her power, to ti
send some, one on whom she couid si
thoroughly roly. * S'
Cn my return next morning, I ti
'found, not indeed one of my old h
friends, but a bright, capable-looking n
young woman, whose manner of v.
answering- my questions and taking c
.niy directions impressed me favor- S
ably. Sho Told me that she had not d
long returned from her course of j?
trainlug in one of the London hospi- a
tais, and that this was the first seri- S!
ons case of which she had had sole lc
charge. As tho the case, though seri- h
ous enough, was a simple one, I had
nj hesitation in leaving the nursing ^
of it in lier handstand a few days' pl
observation showed rae that, even if
It had been far more complicated, 1 a
should have been fillip justified in so
doing. ** a
She was an excellent nurse, alert S
and-watchful, knowing exactly what 6
to do, and doing It with the quiet D
ease that comes of long practice. As h
the patient grew better, and I had Y
time to notice less important details, h
1 perceived that Sister Anna, besides a
being an excellent nurse, was a very Ij
attractive young woman. She had' D
pretty brown hair with golden lights a
in it, waving and rippling over a weTl-;
shaped, well-set head; her eyes were: ^
dark brown, and her complexion,
though pale, clear and healthy-look- a
lng. She was fairly tall and very h
well built, with a look of strength c
and vitality pleasant to see. , Her M
voice was low-toned and pleasant, h
while her choice of words and manner I 11
?f speaking showed her to be au-edu
ated woman. Mrs. Power was de
ighted with her and 3poke much of
he.pleasure ?he felt in hav'ng so in
elligent and sympathetic a compa?
?n. Altogether, I thought I had
eason to congratulate myself and
ny professional brethren 'on the ad
lition to the nursing staff at our dis
Late one pctober-afternoon, after
: hard day's ^?rk, I drove down to
jisfallan" to visit my patient, whom
had not seen for two or three days."
found Mrs. Power alone in the little
norning room where she-usually sat,
.lthough Sister Anna's knitting-bas
:et and web of crimson fleece gave
oken of her recent presence.
"Where is the sister?" I asked,
uring.a pause in the gossip with my
ld.friend which, succeeded our brief
rofessl?nal interview. .
"Look ..out. of the. window," was
I went over to the deep bay-win
LOW,; -which formed one end of the
oom, iand, looking across the long
.arden* stretcjblng behind the house,
eheld Sister Anna, her prim cap laid
side, her- pretty head showing above
he soft gray shawl in.which she had
rr?ppedv herself; and walking by her
ide a tall figure which I. did not at
irst recognize. .This was Laurence,
1rs. Power's, nephew. He:was clerk
a a bank, and hoped soon to be made
aanager of a country branch.
The young people wene by this
ime coming, up the steps leading
rom the garden, and presently they
ntered th? room. Sister Anna came
brward to speak to me, a pink flush
n her " usually pale cheek, a hew
Ight in her pretty brown eyes. Laur
nce'Moore stood behind her, an^ex
ncssion ot supreme content on his
andsome face, while Mrs. Power
ooked on, quiet and keen-eyed. I
wondered if she were quite satisfied
t the turn affairs seemed to be tak
Sister Anna went over to her pa
tent and made some change for the
otter in the arrangements of her
.raps and cashions. She then seated,
erself In her.usual low chair at the
ppos^to^sid? bf the fire. After a few
linutes- more talk I went away,
laurence Moore accompanying me to
he dobr with an additional touch of
mpressement in his always pleasant
launer*! .-^jV ;
"Ijronde? if he looks on me in the
pic of a parent or guardian to be
fopitiated," I said to myself with
jme amusement, as I settled myself
Dmfortably- in the brougham. "I
link I', shali refuse my consent
?woror'.inav be its value. That girl
enter, a sick-room. .
"I am afraid it has to be, a long
ogagement," said Mrs. Power. "They
innot think of marrying until Laur
ace is a manager, and even then it
ould be wiser to wait untilche has
ived something. You know mine
; but-a life income, sb that beyond
3me plate or an 'outfit of table linen
.can do nothing to help."
Sister Anna made it clear that she
Id not mind waiting. Then the con
ersation drifted to the subject of a
armer talk about artificial hearts
lade, of India-rubber, which were
rarranted, according to Sister Anna,
never to ache. "
"Come, Anna;, you cannot know
inch about heartaches, at any rate. "
"Indeed, I bad." many a one the
imo of my uncle's death," she an
gered. "I do not know what I
li?uld have done had I not been corn
ell ed to rouse myself and work."
:*Did your uncle know you would
ave to1 work?" asked Mrs. Power.
?No; he thought that he had pro
idcd for ?me. In fact, I am sure
hat he did so; but the will could
ever be. found, so everything went
D his brother."
."His .brother? Eut why did not
ou, his niece, come in for your
"Don't you see, although I called
im uncle, I was only his wife's niece,
nd in reality no relation whatever!
ly aunt was living when I first came
D, them, so long ago that 1 can
circely remember it; but she died
oon after, and tuen my uncle and I
3pk care of each other. The old
ouse was a pleasant rlace; it did
Ot look like a farmhouse, for there
:ere trees about it, and an old or
hard and garden. I took care of the
arden: I wanted to manage the
airy, too, but uncle said the work
rould be too heavy for me-we had
good many cows-so there was a
egular dairy-maid, who never ai
med me. to interfere. I found lt
ard to get cream for uncle's tea
?jjpetimes; and I had to steal it
rhen I wanted to make a hot cake,"
tie added, laughing.
"How did you employ yourself?"
Bked Mrs. Power.
"Oh, I had the house to attend to,
nd the poultry-yard, as well as the
arden. And then I used to read a
ood deal-uncle had a collection of
odks. He had been buying them all
Is life, chiefly second-hand ones.
7e used to get catalogues of second
and books from the London dealers,
nd sent for those we fancied most,
t was like putting into a lottery., I
elieve some of the books were-valn
ble. There was aa old copy of 'Mas
?r Humphrey's Clock,' with pictures
Mt, that used to delight me when I
;?s a chll?T pictures of Nell, Quilp
ad Dick Swiveller. I used to thiak
ow alee it would be if uacle and I
ould go wandering about the world
ko Nell aud her graodfather; hav
ig the farm to come back to when
re were tired, of course."
The words "his wife's niece" had
somehow seem?d familiar to me, but
it was not until the allusion to "Mas
ter Humphrey's Clock" bad supplied
another link in the chain that there
flashed to my mind the remembrance
of the will hidden in the old copy at
home; Michael Darcy's will, with its
bequest to "my wife's niece, Anasta
sia Ffrench." I could hardly keep
the excitement out of my voice as
link after link in the chain of evi
dence was" supplied, in-answer to my
questions. I found that her real
name was Anastasia, now cut down
to Anna Ffrench; that her uncle's
name was Michael Darcy, and his
farm was known as Carrignalea. In
reply to my query as to her reasons
for believing that her uncle had made
a will in her favor, she said:
"After my poor uncle got the par
alytic stroke of which he died, he
made several attempts to speak: and,
as far as we could understand, his
words were always about money, and
about having 'made it all right for
Annie.' Besides, our old servant al
ways declared that a week before his
illness he had called her and another
woman, who was accidentally in the
house, into the sitting-room, and
made them witness a paper, which he
said was a will. When they had fin
ished signing, he said, half to him
self-'Now my mind is at rest about
"Why did he not get the will prop
erly drawn up by a solicitor?" ,
"He was fond , of reading , law
books, and knew something < about
law himself. He has sometimes
made wills for other people, and I
never heard that there was anything
wrong about them."
"And the will could not be found?"
.. "The will could not be found. We
hunted everywhere for it in vain, and
then Patrick Darcy said he did not
believe it ever existed, and that old
Margaret had' invented the whole
story, j The other woman had left
the neighborhood by that time. Pa
trick Darcy offered to give me some
money, but I refused to take a gift
from him. I knew one of the nurses
in the sisterhood here at Marshport;
she had. been nursing a lady in our
neighborhood the winter before; so
I wrote to her, and she got me taken
as a probationer. I was there for
six months, and then I went to Lon
don to be trained. I intended , to
revolutionize the whole art of nurs
ing, but now Laurence has spoiled all
There was no doubt that this was
the heiress of the will in my posses
sion. The question was, Did the
three thousand pounds still exist, or
had the heir-at-law made away with
"What Icind of a man is this Pa
trick Darcy?" I asked.
"A hard man; very close about
money. He is a good deal younger
than my uncle."
about Patrick Darcy: ana nie?? in
quiries proved satisfactory, for in a
few days he informed me that Patrick
Darcy was a well-to-do man, and a
mark for a far larger sum than the
one due to Anastasia Ffrench.
A day. or' two later, therefore, I
presented mjself again at Mrs. Pow
"I have brought you a weduing
present, my dear," I said to oister
Anna, handing her the three volumes
of "Master Humphrey."
"Of course," I added, seeing the
look of surprise that Mrs. Power
could not entirely conceal, "you shall
have the orthodovx bracelet or claret
jug later on; this is only a prelim
"Indeed, Dr. Moran,' said Sis
ter Anna, "I don't think anything
could give me greater pleasure tb m
this; it is just like the copy of 'M't
ter Humphrey! we had at home.
Why, I do believe it is the actual
book. Here is the pencil mark that
poor uncle was so angry with me for
making. Where did you get this,
Dr. Moran? Was it from Patrick
"I bought it, my dear, at a second
hand book shop, a year or two ago.
It was only the other day I discov
ered that you had an interest in lt.
Turn to the picture of Barnaby and
his raven. I think you will find
something there that concerns you."
She turned the pages with a prac
ticed hand, until she reached the one
"Oh!" she exclaimed, "here is my
uncle's writing. How strange it
seems to find it here."
"Read it," I said.
She glanced quickly over it, the
color fading out of her cheek as she
"It is the will," she gasped-"my
Mrs. Power was at her side in a
"Nonsense, Annie; how could your
uncle's will have found its way into
Dr. Moran's book? Here, let mo see
it." And she took the paper from
the girl's passive hand.
Anastasia Ffrench looked at me
"Yes, my dear," I said, "it's all
right; I have shown the will to my
solicitor, and he says that you will
have no difficulty in making good
your claim to the money your uncle
intended for you."
"But I do not understand " said
Mrs. Power. "How did the will come
into your possession, Dr. Moran?"
. "When I bought these books with
some others, I found the will lying as
you see, between the leaves. I
thought that it was probably a dis
carded will, Invalidated by the exist
ence of a later one. I meant, how
ever, to make some inquiries about
it; but before I had time to do so, I
received the news of Philip's acci
dent, which put all minor mattera
out of my head for a long time. I
forgot all about the will, until lt was
recalled to my mind a few days ago
by the sound of the name Anastasia
Ffrench. ,You must forgive me for
my carelessness, my dear; it is owing
to me that you did riot come into pos
session of your money a year ago."
"I am more grateful to you, if pos
sible, for having forgotten the will
last year than for having remem
bered it now. Had you made its ex
istence known a year ago, I' would
not, in all probability, be here to
. "I did not think of that a-r^t
of thc case. Then you would have
given up nursing, had you known
that you need not do so as a means of
"Certainly not; but I should in
that case have done volunteer work,
and so never . have known Mrs.
"Nor Laurence," supplemented that
lady.. "I think he has the strongest
motive of all for being grateful . to
Dr. Moran. But what has become
of this money now? Annie's uncle
has been dead throe years."
"The money is perfectly safe, and
probably well invested. Mr. Patrick
Darcy is, by all accounts, not at all
the man to let money lie Idle."
"And can Annie get it back?"
"Certainly. There will be no diffi
culty about that. So you may begin
to see about your trousseau at once,
Miss Annie. I suppose the marriage
need not be delayed now," I said,
turning to Mrs. Power..
"Certainly. not. Three thousand
pounds will 'make all the difference
between a foolish marriage, and a
prudent one. Don't you think you
could be ready in six weeks, Annie?"
"I do not tenow about that," said.
Annie, "but I am certain that Laur-^
ence could not. 'Had we not better
say six monthi?, Mrs. Power?"
As a matter of fact, however, the
marriage took place the following
spring. Laurence was manager of a
country branch of his bank by that
time, so that the young people had
to make their home in a small seaport
town some thirty miles from Marsh
My wedding present to Sister'Anna
did not, after all, consist of either
bracelet or claret-jug, but of a small
collection of books, some of them
her old favorites, others specimens j
of more modern literature. I have )
not yet seen her home; but she writes
me word that "Master Humphrey's
Clock" stands in the middle of the
bookshelves, more prized almost for
having belonged to Michael Darcy
than for having been so long the safe
resting place of his missing will.-?.
Waverley Magazine. .
of impression which we
:ing an object is exceed-'
an ordinary chemist's j
?me million times as sen- j
?lghts down the two-lnr
of a millgram.
as. relating to .wireless
n the British East Afri
can Protectorate have been issued
recently; these provide that no per
son may establish any wireless sta
tion or erect any apparatus for wire
less telegraphy in any place, except
under license granted by the Govern
VulkanoL a new artificial paving
stone that is being tried in leading
German cities, is a mixture of crushed
basalt or similar rocks with a small
percentage of cement. The material
is made into blocks by hydraulic
pressure, burned about twelve days
in a special furnace, and cooled
slowly. Pavements are laid on con
crete or macadam, thin sheets of the
vulkanol being used for sidewalks.
It is claimed that the pavements cost
less than granite or concrete, are
tough and durable, are so hard and
close jointed as to be c.uite free from
dust, and are more easily cleaned
than other kinds.
A simple method of! obtaining ar
gon in considerable quantity has
been worked out by Fischer and
Ringe, German chemists. A powdered
mixture of ninety per cent, of calcium
carbide and ^ten per cent, of calcium
chloride was heated to SOO degrees
C., and after sufficient circulation
over this both oxygen and nitrogen
were completely, absorbed from the
air. The so-called crude argon re
maining-.0097S by volume of the
air used-was a mixture containing
99.75 per cent, of argon and 0.25 per
cent, of helium, ne,on, krypton and
xenon. In two days about three gal
lons of crude argon was obtained.
The ingenious plan by 'which De
brix, a French inventor, measures the
distance of an invisible vessel de
pends upon the difference in the velo
city of sound waves, which travel
about 1100. feet a second, and of
Hertzian waves, the passage of which
is practically instantaneous. The re
ceiving station-which may be a
light-house on shore-has :>. train of
clock work ths.t moves a pointer over
a dial one division per second. A
sound wave from gun or whistle and
a Hertzian wave are started simul
taneously from the ship, and the
Hertzian wave sets the clock work
in motion, while the receiving ob
server notes the position of the point
er when the sound arrives. The
number of divisions passed over mul
tiplied by the sound velocity per sec
ond gives the vessel's distance. A
suggestion is that lighthouses send
out Hertzian and sound signals at
regular intervals, with distinguishing
peculiarities co indicate the stations,
and then any vessel Tiavlng the sim-"
pie receiver necessary could deter
mine its position at any time.
Shephards and farmers comprise
about one-half of the population of
Cy ROBERT A. MEEKER, State Superviser of.
Roads, New Jersey..
Don't leave grass and weeds on th?
shoulders and in the gutters.
Don't dig the mud out of the gut
ters and throw it upon the road.
Don't leave dirt in piles on the road;
Don't throw grass and weeds upon
the road surface.
Don't dump stone or gravel on an
old road without first preparing tho
surface,"to receive it, because yon
thereby cause wilful waste and woeful
Don't placb new material on tho
road without leveling and shaping lt
so that the grade and cross section of
the road will be unchanged.
Don't expect travel to spread and
roll the new material; one-half of the
money spent is wasted by this
Don't put new material on an old
hard roa,d. surface before first picking
pr /loosening the' old covering. It ia
good for the quarryman and gravel
owner, but bad for tho taxpayer and
Don't try to do work without
* Don't leave your scarifier in tho
Don't forget to use your sprinkling
DonTt leb your steam roller be idle. '
Don't think any old tools are good
enough for road work.
Don't use dull picks, broken shov
els, dull scraper blades or broken
and leaky steam rollers.
Don't waste" your rainy days.
Don't let water stand on your road..
Don't try to repair a road in dry
weather without a liberal uoe/bt
Don't, allow culverts pr pipes to be
come choked up.
Don't allow the outlets of under?
drains to become stopped up.
Don't let water get under a road. . I
Don't let ruts form.
Don't let the road lose its original
Don't let the shoulders get higher
than the centre of the road.
Don't fail to widen-your fills at
every opportunity. No better place
for the mud, grass and weeds taken
off the road .than on the sides of high .
Don't use "guard rails if yen can
get dirt to widen your road.
Don't bury a stone read under
' Don't crown your roads so high,
that no one will travel on tho sides.
Don't forget that the entire width
of the road ls intended for use.
Don't expect a road to take care of
Don't fail to locate all good repair
material lying on or near the road.
Don't wait until you are ready to
go to work before you procure the .
necessary materials for repair.
"Je constantly changing your
Don't let experienced men go sim
ply to give someone a job. /
Don't lose sight of the fact that
road repairing is a trade and must be
Don't guess at the -amount of ma
terial required-measure and know.
Don't depend on some one else to
tell you what the condition of your
Don't fail-to visit every road under
your care at least once a week.
Don't refuse to try any new ma
terial that may be offered, unless the
same has been proven bad.
Don't think there is nothing more
to be learned about road building.
Don't forget that nobody7 knows
. Don't think because you do? not ?j
.hear the comments that your work is
not being praised or criticised, as the
case may be. .
Don't look down on your work.
Don't lose sight cf the fact that
good roads are ono of the greatest
factors in the development of any
Don't forget that churches and
schools cannot thrive without good
Don't bo satisfied with anything
but the best.-Frcm the Good Road?
Amount of Pensions.
The total amount cf pensions paid
by the United States between 1866
and 190S, inclusive, was $3,654,663,
364.42, and the ccst, maintenance
and expenses of the organization for
the payment of these pensions during
the same period were $122,574,- !
462.96, a total of $3,777,237,828.38, '
exceeding the amount of money in
circulation in thl3 country In 1907
\7 more than S1,120,COO,000.
Gold and Silver Guns.
The maharapah gaekwar ol Baroda
has melted down and converted into
bullion the celebrated gold and ai?ver
cannon of Baroda. Gf^hese costly
but useless toys the silver guns of a
former gaek were the inspiration.
Ic order to "go ono better" than his
predecessor the late gaekwar had the
gold guns cast and "mounted at a cost,
lt is said, of $500,coo.
Breaking into houses where fun
erals have just taken place and plun
dering them ls spoken of by the
Berliner Tageblatt as the latest trick
of the thieves of that city. Whllo
this may be a new form of criminality
in Berlin, says the writer, it is really
only an imitation of an incident de
scribed tn Dion Cassius as haying
taken place 2500 years before Christ,
"So yon we going to- Bend your
youngest boy to college?"
"Yen," answered Farmer Corntoo
sel. "He's too big for me to handle
In the woodshed, and I guets I'll nata
to have him hazed."-Washington