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JOHN L. MURPRH,
(Late'AsiCiste JaJnsti.e of the Supreme Court)
A ttsrltc and enaseatcr,
~ BOZEMAN. L.O TANA,
Particular attentien given to the location and
&ntry fI V}bllo Lapda, and to Cocnvevaning . Titles,
Sles. - gotl5tons and Litilguaos in Real Estate.
tflcitusn pi' .mpUy made .at Jwgsl Uaineas
faithfully fipSOct $lrougbout the Territory, and
in any tiltt.on tof th States through reliable
ora. Oce in the .crt Hlouse HiAding.
v. a. DwI.A Dt. s p. .ilEgt
EDWARDS & VIVION,
BOZEMAN, M. T.
Will praotlee in all'tlie Courts 6o ~ite T.rritory.
3Z3 Collections promptly attended to £I
W, U'. WIL.iAfhlS,
Attorney aMOCOiiaZIsU id02atLiaw
J. J. R L ... :
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HISTOTRICAL SKETCH F ' KEVN-I
lie ti -tear ad5 Josex % r Ioy .r: Ater
ger County, l~i attlky ,W~ guietly terf lsu
ing his pronession as a fare r,.ce.penave l thei
plaqt4Ounlbag4n hismiatv sitte .tnivirr
sity fur the people. Appreciating the neces~1
t 1mo, & l th r, provstous th'.le way . l
snlo "att erotessi,-nal,
w eey 'IAe, to d evo te
Institution tmat should be cjteelid d
i1is main tohjeire yas .t reao~ t.- isses
who for the most part. weri virtually dlebat'
most of the American colleg r.
From the beginning iMr. Bowman's plans
wa cberal d comprehenslev ead ttoulgh
y were rdled iiiWiii bbiiera
of a young mini, he nevea'-seemed to doubt
for a moment their ulisttuae realimatilon is
purpose, in a word, hwas to eistlblish a LhUr
VnrSIrY, in its tall and true s lut, sn a Mud
ern. An rien ad p rinstifia toundation. Lir
th hgiritin rli adf*r to yei public he
iresed libi views a.ntd' andc itns ars fu!
'Why. shouthid 'n not be as progressive in
the itlse of education as in, our i-d..strial
and commercial ente risel +and w y hoUld
*e be depenke iii #41 FTt, i$ pr Old
Engiland for i best educatlonal C litle
when wt deifm a I I , dkt aoe 1at4 , our
own, and when our wants in this ef' at ade
so varied andtj*4ai'A 41r4 q tR i we
tale sctered all ver the West aie outl t
ed, )aail e -l, y siekly .
punty instilttio s called Coll.ges and niver
ditle ,itr YI ItjS ° De ý I liy v t heir
huge piles of brick, Stone. apd tortnr, nmak
ing an imp Wif' suoe; lfat Any of
them, in the way of Endowments, Schlar
ships, Ilbaries, Mu sems. and literary anl
noatin rcf~;:ird .e d t.i rulee artf a zs oru-g
ment such a liberal tdiuation as tbhetules
andn the peculiar 'lrcftenitances atf oar age
and country d rem.an i? rnd, above all, bow
ftearecir- iiurnd enforce that efifective dluci
il..e whliete the samle tiue is conserva 1ir
of thi ibi-.ls a ".0d p.prsi~utesal,d good
scholars ? Iti.s to be cntiesscd and regrctted
thaiviliDe ouir ai arch hzir been onward and
as emupirics ; so Ituch so0 that It is a problea1
not salvoud wiftlher Coul;ges are a curse or a.
blesshiga Witfie thii' wte -rie t;o spirit of
antagopibil fuaniy other institution, but are
kind and catholic thi feeli at@ all,-wem Would
not be deemed irrogant ina proposaing to build
uponla more p ode'.rn basis an Insa itutiolj.
ifqa w 'hy iihnes' " r atate uleasitatio n for
young men instead of boys, with a high grade
of seholarshilp, and wbinh. .ppeially in its
Ministerial, Normal, Scientifie, and Agrieul
Eral prtmiients..will uzeet tiswun wats of
our young ghust We.t. For it does seem
that, as the * tar of Empire' Is movinig on-ti
ward ind - `wardJ dueio At opened up a
special missionary field for the Minltitrt,
achtr, ed armWer and. Mechanlia.
We only propose.ti'oaur day and generation'
to lay thefoundation of such an Institutioffn
In a report to the CuratQs be.sbyY :
"I have but one desire in all this matter e
I want to ee ecomplished~.tlhrpugh .his Inh
stitution the greatest good to ~1he g*eatgst[
number of our po9r fallen race, thus giViug
tfgr" tktst ~totyv db.'t wadt to build
up a people's Institution, al at, frte IYn -
versity, eventuinly o.n wan tietitila to
the poe 't lcy lit tletand,Qwho may coma
and reaoiv. an edBaet on. p ýticailand snitt
ble fto any httate f Oreti 'ftn life. I
want to ch.apenjhil whole~patter of etuca
Lion, so that; .idea th rofd. expansive in
uena4 . of our rtpublteau institutions 'bnd
o hirabeiW ae usblp uly toi't ftw.
"We want amnpie P'l ,dsn uitkling and
4tbares, and- muu.nms, 4and.
and prizx .thd.san d ' tand 40 1",a
ts and beads, men of faith aml energy.
we wa rt qyr *ttti wi) make
a nsatikptuti equal teo afu31%s thb, monsit
nw6-t Why should we not havte a:t I be
Uleve4 h sre ..noble Jmen enough ail over
this ig°rl l .hemeans Which
rOp ,ltisfQym~ en "inw, If o s, iy imove
1rrIto tn true
vo'~~iew b~satata stahme tht
itumd* 8t egA
f L it sathe pI :l .4 dot
Amatscamsfle ouefM~dSS ate
eufamid iu Jtoperationl..rly.
lewrr butuat tii eaan n hIeuti led the parr
$i1RiUISFntS54rW h with te1
f andi thle endo eº thin; tnd t' tlliljon funds fvuu.·· id~f·*~ _
ire: ýiw1 ystituwuif eafeal. .ý
it wt the poliey of Hr. BowuLan t uPl -
the prop ed U'nirerrity o0 the ruins of (
t a i titiut., on wit hf aftt r Mgk
- ln ttew 'ye tr win m_ of ,13k
ablest Facnlties in tite West, hailed tt lastfor,
waviýsat , ,; t IO4iln pit, I athertI.
Up tttEiý wi ak'o thfIs College. bhi Own Alnen
Mater, Mr. BoWninu, secotided'L L a few+'
M s , t f~.~f Bkr Meregrlit, the in
he eoptlwt ifsa e ant lthews. ant ian tbe
ý - ui.pti iig14S~Yof the pulpiit
.J1UtlalirYe. and without the prestige of a
naime known to fame, anid in the face of ,t
strong And dhcided prteudfre against Oolegtsa
t t to i n K t i lcº ky, and . aitd the
)rtins tR d eu1 eits. t fnidls,. he
'º ~i' 'hl~, pp ;if` t 6t'th q4ki' ·'Ie res
ponded with a deirree of liberalily uinexiec
ted. and indeed uaprecediautcd iii the State.
ii ohf hwutdred lill fifty days of aetet~l labor
he $wtrtlaed a tii iptiou tothe amount of
$150,000, which uinm he soon increased to
ituo Joqrge proportion of which was se
coracl lit noteas of $500 and $1,000, mainly'
from I1 -etx'4 iiutidal tamners of Central 1Ken
T'4ti. .f e IStltution was founded, snot by
large donuatlors and bequests of a few weal
thy 'rna.%iduats, but 1M 'bj the acitie co.0
eritare henevolaiee of the many docora wlo
pledgdel their means and exkendcd their
a nmpsutii tQ l~r. Bowrmatn hin rrying out
tle .st oitk f hIs .li . . As. soao as the
sum of $150,000 had been secured by Mr.
llatIs bIl!4! eetang ofth; dom:ora
and other friends of the eu:erprise at Hlar
r i . . 4 ;l 857, flor the, purpose of
couunel and co-operation inA regard to the
early organization of the University. '1 ihis
Sttt * al..tnlly ttended, was hi.m4nitio
in action and uaost favorable in 1eizts. it
wiasga poraay having recognizi.lsthe co
templated Unilversijy as t4he roperty of1 t h
people at large, Who had subser bed the mo,4
uey. They divested Itof all loqpig.haractwr.
alds u ste l.mi .p ro*isiu. k. i li the pro
posed charter as woqld give the donors a
perfect reprtseatatkm hi ahe board o Cura
tors. In aesordance with their suggestions,
and his own pllans uad linrpses, Mr. Bow
ians drafted a liberal' eharter, which was
granted by the Legislature in lFebruary,18,.
bicmrpor.ti ky juirsit v
D tar l n.iiNtt. ik I86 the werik of
sadownment was earnestly . prosecpted. Thyt
a~itual in.estment having reaelicil about
$100.000, it was deemed expedient to org ii
i zei`Oe of the ColfcgYs of the University.
Aeeerdingty. the College. of Arts w\is ol ened
in Septenbrr, : pude.r the. presidlency of
B. Milligan, assisted by an able corps of
Prodtkors. "Ntsrlyv t*o ilt stndetsj
acrevin ajenudarce the first ~ieon. This
Department of the University having thls
been succesfhtily.-irgaiteted, Mr. Bowma ,
next .dd!essed hiluisef with renewed energy
to time workt of supplyi fi th jnetitution
,with teeessaC y Apparatos, Btuidlings,- etc.
Hie soo nraised a sult.ict sum to purchase a
IIue siJt of Chemikal an:d PhilosOphical Ap
paratdts, which he secured ior the Institution
on most tvoritbie.terms. He also made an
earnest effort to secure -grottras- anet build
inugs adaptd t the demands of a grea$t Ui
:One of th1e .aot beautiful and healthful
litesfor an Institution in the State of Ken
tuaky was the fauious I rrodsburg Springsl
or stany years one of the most popular re
Isorti thle West.. These ground,, with their
eezanit and extenilive buildings, had, been
.eir:tmsed bythe Urnited States Government
ashea.te oa;t4ho1 s.estn Military Asyl9w.;
bdtttAey we#d now abando.red, for the fire
had consumaed the mairn edifie. This place,
ccutamniig about two hundred acres of land.
.i.$l.bi aa~i deter3miai d to ecnteu. After
zepeated visits to Washington. he finally ob
taeled tl " of a bill iedering it to be
sold. In anti on of the day of sale, he
want to work anid taSed the sinr of fifty
thousand dollars for the specific purpose of
s t & #lilu S htWht iatne`itMreued of
partie, who desired to secure the property as
a fashlnable summer- redoft; his efforfs tb
purchase it were defeated, and the notes of
h°. a bei d . e arrepdered. Tie thus
- e tnorthlation fo to the spacioatus eli
gible grounds.aid buildings, on which' e
had longtet his heart as the site of a gri't
I *fpleby. V f ait opposliU
and inferior interest, for ever from .-hs
To increase his embarrassments as ;te
fgpdatr and (eaier a(fae -University. the
war. with all its social and commerctal dips
t ractins, came on. The wor.f inereasing
*ag loy ws as; wae searIp apended,
bat his labors as Treasurer were more dli.
cate and onerous, He eontinued to eolpet
and invest thefundssubseribed; he reeeoled
and disbursed the interest thereon. and klt
all the aidi~d~ t t thef Institution.i 1e
..]f. M i a ar w setsaud:ot a week's
p'sq lad I-e.. s occurred d
were e aPed area and the lu
wem' siubqstutley taken as hopitals f tit
,tlp .;p.pr 9' to
jt labor was" per"ormed by
ftwtIvc tie bbI upon t6 Wfdintagan4tuiheil
t*y altdryi P etpiy : iito mon wrapped
tbh pie Iri Ai11ee, Rt*t 4tat reailt ed ct.
tfirt tttldiag a p4 i -an litlrary Ias a
.,up o s-moidaed tald.. 'Tlbua I sater'
huprmwd upon. te . of Curators thb
r+eetirty or Io.tme E ertn.. 'Therlfotoli
wilt.h, qctpeu, and + we* ttreuicekto
Mr. :w.as - :,
The TOsUte3 s off. ' ytvtnsyania UaIedersity.
teih gtoi, at1' - sm intluiated' a wil
ltl. .+to convey 1,: iu aid builtin,,
of that: istitution ,tA.lVei rtors et Ken-..
tucky Unive e.ireul . . ':-4ts re
rWitwd to exington. tWi enrs of toutlaville
alsi.Y niifested ait ~trto live the lnstitu
t!oir located hin"tlat rty. Covington Also
tresented a slahil '' The Board, however, not
Zaglreing in th~sxiificy,. resolved t, leave,
the whole question ao removal and loeation.
to a- Committee, W1ttl .r. Bowman as Chair
man. It was 6rdei ; however, that if the
Comr.dfttee -sholt b.*iedde to remove the In
uittution. a7 hat et . athorizing the removal
sliouhl be first pIS I, by the Legislature,
that everything mi4a ,be done legally. The
Board lnv the pmeauatiameresolved that the
institutoun ought 4i- be removed from Har
Aceordingly, Mr.s JBowuman called the Corn
aittee together= at- Frankfort in January,
1075. WhilUoe thre the proposition of Con
R.ess to gr.rof o'iistucky 330,000 acres of
au.d for the pnrphq bf agricultural and mne
chaileal educdktion ipectcdly came up for
ocoi o erqtlon. t* atiet, with a heavy debt
po*s lr, In theri t of the war, was not
prepa~ i-t&b at grant with the eondl=
ttonsa4mposed, mn unflieent provision
of Congress uee ely to be, lost to Kenn
t-~e ky, Propltp rg accept thegranta}dt
fihleh the n grounds and bulktlig4,
and thus meet the hklas of this new andl.
l kieluedea ° rotioblem. were .rIvited
by the Legl.ata. a favorable re~ionse
wa. not receihed any quarter At this
net.se eit. a, i b '4that his
'fri *tar and ai behalf df edit cation
wres IP l strict With the highest
rrce +tof the °came forward, and on
his own: indvl. responsibility ''irposed
to consolidate aH e great Insdtbi.t. th
University "'at dsbuf*. Trriwsylvank
University, as A4geitura! College,
an-d to locate t e at 'LeXington. - I"
firlther - pr if this consolidation
slhold be ef.i .e t provkle an experhnen
tal 'fi and Euisite buildings, alni
hunitled .tuh its, to be selected 1i theb sat:;
and he furthermore guarn.t.et that tlhi
Board or Curators would' fi*fy out, in the
Agricnlttiral Iepart menicf; ufe intent of the
A.ct of Congress encour:agitrl the educatio,
of the industrial classes.
A bill to this effect was accordhagyl drawnl
up, ard after a lon and :,nihuitm d discussion
iu the Generni Aasewbly it lrs passed by a
large majority; mind Kentu-ley Universi:y
was rem.Oet to IegQ02 fOie grounds,
bulldings, and endo6pibt of Transylvania
University were fonaaly, transferred to the
Board of Curators; a4iftlle State Agricultrn
ral College was made a part of the Utilversi
ty. The capital of the Institution now ex
cieded half a million dollars.
In o..el to perfect his. scheme, Mr. Bow
man had obligated himself to raise one hun
Ired thousauhi dollars with which to pur
oftasp aUn experimeuttl farm and a site for the
buildiugs requisite f6r the several Colleges of
the University. He at once removed to Lex
ington and begun his Work, and -before the
Lekislature adjourned he reported to that
bodv ttIic he had secu ze trom the citizens
of Lexington over one hundred th!ousanid
At their annual meeting id June, 1865, the
C tiaotrs formally ratified his action and
ordered that Kentucky lniversity be opened
it LAiIngton in O6tober following.
ALt the same meeting Mr. 'Bowman pro
saetel a plan of organization for the Uulyi i
aity, embodying his own conception of aih
cnterpri s for which he had been laboring
ten vears, and for the perfection of which he
proprsed togive remaining years. This
plnit, wlichenu. the best fuatures of the
leading c Odtie d Universitieb- ot the
colhtty, beitdeflke which are peculiar to
itself, was thoroagl4y discussed and. fully
adopted by the 'ioard; and in accordance
therew'Itb fotr of.the4 Colleges have been
-ally orgasied t fi are now under success
,:hritg the y ir 1888 Mr. Bowman pur
b oaed ir thme lm an ` ste of Kentucky',
\Univiesity With Its varibus liees "Ash
Iafad,l'the houiestead of Hianfr Crir, and
.he adjoIhining estate of "Woodiads". whieh
ixtirndt ith.l the limitst tit hcit y 6f i.A
týagt.l. 'The eatire tretestamns featr uun
ad ar)tlre -tbhree acres of land, uasur
toga uty and fTlity. It is now
t6 ila o the Agrifclad se cadUes
0t .. ý.... etas a. rbaamdrrcr. r
CoderP t WW e# iwab1' *CIaWQ a , thu
University has entered upon its .caeer. o€
i lMu w·ith rieady t tIaed iiitiU,
Rid- tt, * It 1ab tt fel r the Jlal -ai lop-i; (
e1 .om p.*stiu of p i tA~ It
tgaasf airSI / bmmII In 4k.
I ~ 3 rj~
HIALV diNi II .TIU WITI' A MAD
It is nut at all a p~ea.ant t,:n.tti be fieke I
in room alone w ith a vtlden~t tnadasmnt, e=
pjeially If he should Ippia peo ids I arnmeil
with a lonng, sharplkniulfe, antd aoi X-siAf
ame altogetler destitute of meansi f a 4int.}
Yet shNt 3ysx one Taty. _Cst;; aimJthe # aldar
iry,; pehtnpl, be somewbat interested ntr
learning how such an a tk d atnivc tu"r~e
canme to pass.
In the year 1is . I hald a great dean of pro'
fessional bueines to transactlik EatristSed
a ditrinkt *P tb Lomtde 4 4i tth'aeCli
to spend many hours every di.tlt:mong the
not very .pleasant streets. ,M .itanes of tif
locality. Not tar from the ostWhureh there
is a sort of very narrow strcet or lane, called
It w.b in sitminer tlme-I think aboiut Jtly
or Angekt--wRen one evening I receivetl 4
message whichi made it nefaul fbr me call
I- person, the next morning, at a certain'
house in (drange Walk. A letter and some
books were to be left for me at the hotse of a
man named Smith; and as I had some calla
to make close by. it would of course. cost me
little time or troub'e to fetch the. parcel my-,
No*t, Grange Walk Is not a very pleasant
street, although It is by no means so bad as
many others near to it. There are not so
many dirty, balf-haked childrens playingn.ip ,
the gotters, 'or so many untidy,. slipshod
womewteaning at the door-ways or gossip.
Ing on the sidewalk, as in some other streets
hard by; in fact for the nolghiorhood, it is
a very respectable street in Its way. I
should not hive objlcted to plassthrough. it
at midnight- and in the day-t.ae no one
would certainly expect it to be the scere of
any unpleasant adttnuture. So I thought
little about the matter until the next morn
ing, when, having completed the 'other bus
ines which I had in hand, I turned , my steps
toward Grange Walk.
STle ilest difficulty which 1 eaxprlincel
was in indlinir the house. The gentleman
who had wrtiten to me was a ejergymani
and, as every one knows, the clery, oht.otda -
-non with other professional men, oftyn
write a very bad and indistinct hand. The
gentlemlan in question was~ no elerption to
this rule. tIts letters always looked just *b
Shag d fitlshed a large spider out of an ink
stand, and had. allowed it to crawl over a
Iclean sheet of paper. ; You could just make
,ourq or twae e:U q in min,st of the long,
gs, i4 |eoastomwed to read had
Sriting. and his in parhk ular, I generally
coiltriy.'d, with the aid of a little guessing,
to make out the sense of what le lra4 writ
ten. Il the present case, the name "'nmhh"
was pretty clear, but the usn'aer of Mr.
Stithl's house was by no u~rtts so. It might
have been intended for 11, or 21. 17, or In.
fact almost a:iythki. Still, as Grange.
Walk is not a very large place, I anticdpat'4d
less trouble ia discovering the abode of Mr.
Smith than I act.ally experienced. The
houses were old, rickety affairs, many of
them buing built of wood; aud as most ol
the doors had for ma.iy years been iunocent
of a new coat of paint, it was no easy matter
to find What the numbers were which had
originally tbeen peinted op them. Besides
which, by a new postal arragement, they
had all boen newly renumbered, and' the
numbers all ran the wrong way-.-00 being
where 4 originally was, and next to 100eame
No. 98, and so on; while on moat ot the doors
two or three very ditefrenf nuniVers were
marke4 in chalk, as if the peoplg_ ivflg there
had been accustomed to alisr then every fbw
days, without without taking. 'he trouble to
obliterate the old ones. I saw that it was
quEi useles to try to unravel-the dlioeilty
myself, so I-applied to some of the natives
for asistan.ce. This seemed only to make
matters worse, for while one would strenu
ously as-ert that jich a housee ore such a
number, another as- stoutly walnathined au.
opinion 1la4satillhy k.opp osite. T'hep, too,
the naufe *S mitt" was stoh a very .onutaon
one, that almoat every otr.e I asked seesmed to
know an iutfuitq num~ er of persopt bearing
thatldesignatioa, aU of wlhonosuigre living in
or about Grange 4atik. aand the difletnlty was
to chooseyfroli ltiitafteh conflicting clahtar
thie proper per.son--to ud, not a Smith.k-f
the treet apleare. lt-lif o tlibm, bus.the
SmJith. However; atter exercising no imall
auouimtt of patitneCt, and ealling at the houses
`of a doz n gentlemen of thut name, while a
dozen or more of people, ehiefley wmes,
whom 4 had isked to:dtlect mewere watel
dug .ie .nt. mss many open doors, frwou
whaenee thiW sotmetlauIs shouted to iue aeross
ithe street to tiy atnih aigiSh alsnoU, 4t i sy
aint _0 t osrat e v nuswee,4 arrive*kt tlm
}hese oft him wbois Ibelteved tobt tebs trru
and %sitabt 8iitit..btit S 3gll t ,inoek
inlag with my stick at the 4uen door~of ay ery
old, wodebl or four storie .k
nellt, I aked aiyslovenly woman who
iend her A af alter the Ifith knock,
jwh~beb ).$lt~lnit i~ tad
"Oh yatP sb 8a10,".N!. DIUA, poor muiw,
Istrfated that~:sFJ- - teebluf
;sic v ý a t#LiI)&S jqr nts, aind eyeing sinai
·ci t wliA c t , ers~:L· d.d· ir,:F-·k,
to dy o We..yoes Lrz
tta try t ' ýwyýý
ItIn nl Wgioild not etiie to be W S;t its the
dark. B.itj i ~ai broad di .light. and wh.n
he taskL.le m,.eh, ith a str uealtos, almost aitgey
ai o ".ei. : in"i,' I grtosifrlt eipi)eCtedt
nothinm more thian p<rhtap aifew rtle wordLi.
If Ii ael mistasket hihlt for the SumitIh of my
rSit down, sir, ' l said.. Tke a i r,'
and te.o t .nte.t'd'rivkety old stoal quite at
t'he lt*er end of the room. T'aklhg off my
bat, diWd as a. s.Jtl, inta fhn" pt li ly Ihtro
dutca t)'e otjeet .cof, y visit.
SYour name,"ihnterrogated, "ic; I blieve.:*
aiaiaft iatt rfa#Lrsttrie sy MIr. arsltmL
,tlhatyoult had a ismall pisrcel ,or me.`
AWhat's in the porce?'"- da tewiuded,
'"Bloks aitd papers~ I belIfi*. " .
"'Ob! *.! tooks," he iaId., '*There are
books, -There they are," pointing to a few
old voltnms lying on a chest of drawers in the
eorner. 'You eai "see tlhem thi-re, 1 $up
"Yes,"' trepliid slowly. "I eertainty do
see some mboks, but surely they: are not the.
olt~i which he left ""
,,Sir." heLclaimeJi, with a .loud voide. "f
wilt speak to you frehk'y. We are alone
iow, iand concealhf tlit 1s useless. I must
zand will speak, to you."
I wia.spUzeyttl .fa.fi. l. at his speech,
for I OedalsO , Cf tatli tILot. tue, see wlitat
le meant; but my amazement was still grea
'5_r When, with angry gesttlulatit n and ai
flashling eye, he rose, went to ~the tior and
toehed ilt,. patting tile key lnt his pocket. I
'suppose my face tetra, ed the vwondt r that i
telt, for, titrning to me, hei slhoutu il:
itay not a word! Your hour hastcomelt"
lie tleiii fbok from a dtratr a( lir ,Ce whit
stone and a long, black leather 4f, :ttiid
pullipui igelt!iur to t'he tahle he plachd thet
upon it and sat doyen, stariuaungqe lqi itn the
face. Then, in a deliberate voice, lie: ald:
"Yes, n man, your time has come. I ha'qe
had it revealed4 to me, .ng. years ago, that I
should see you this day. 'he Istars nr their
courses pretlileted yotirdestmny aud this day
it is decreed that ybot should he o. aed up a
glorious sacrifice to the powers of leaven.
We are alone, and It'rlel seU you, truly, the
star of your d.ethsf s i~'a .i~ iody hOtse. l
tety.ou our destiny i 1ulftill~e! I say, you
qile to©-day-thi day you die l.
I 'uat :admit tiht w2hen I sawI im ashut
anti lock the door,,1 certaiuly d14 fel some
apprehension of violence. But whena.l saw
Win slitting there glaring upolf wvLi
thretit. I saw at once that I was locked in
fith 'a mndman, arrite. too, evidently a
daugelous one. What td y or todo Icotuld
u I amn a small, weant a4 n. and he
very powertul; and even had the ciLsc. been
reversed, every ibe, knows thist lunatics
possess an aliost superhaturi: strength. I1E
).nd the keyin his pocket, and his back was
to' the ('or. To -hout out would, I knew,
be useltesa--eooe inu. thi house would hear.
W'e were three sto'ila ab.ide Lie street, so tod
leap from the window wvas. possible; vi'fltc,
hi lattempted the oien to window in order to,
call for assistance, the tirst nove on my part
would probably be the signal for violence or
his. 1 could thisik of notlhin; fensIl ;a.nd
so sat in silence. trus'ti.g to the chapter of
accidienti'ir sie happy tdifd for deliveraace
fiom in` perillou sIthation.
Seellk that I was silent, he paused for a
few minutes, all the wll ate adfastly fixih.
hiAlbright eyes fiercely upon me. He thbu
abruptldy sald -
"I must talk with you; I must reason and
.prove to you the heaveyly mission which I
have. The stars henmsaelves have given you
to me by an eternal decree. Show me your
hand, and I will prove it. 8how me your
,"Whlch hiaudT" I asked.
'rTho. ri.hti,the dexter haud--t.ha.h and
upon. ii..t the planet'.: have Written your
destthy u jlincs of blod., Your hland, I
y !" .
I went over to where he sat, anuravery caln.
ly held Qut myiu igh&hibiad tltaurcd him. Ha
took it by tliz tips of tei, fingers andel,Iaoked.
intently upon the palm. ,',These tsees thous
that??' he exeialmudh polastlg tof a long, ir
ft4gtar line- w:Jtet#, ra- gaCi o. thIe palm,'
TATera` ds thy destiny-leltl' that all, the
world nay. read it. and justify my deed to
day. That is the lne of Itfe. Xee how It
branches off tend wnsto atliay-- sure token of
l 1 early and bloody diosolution.' My part Is
to- oflhr the aactlllce; yourt Is to endure.
W'berec! alt down ! When that clock stilkes
ofh , you ~fl dep*t i& wiader3 merg the
o yintg, he thrust my hand away, and I.
quietlk t; tdown. saying nothiiing. Ie eaned
back in i~i~ chair, lol eE his arzzms Wip6n iM
brc*$f and g it he clock. U now wan
At fdabJt iteen minutes to one. Alterif
lia000lgboflt five rnnutes, in whichI Ix
y r 'kingl ay b 'alu to c dn ftrl'r
UtTjw f Sea~ee ye suddenlyt i st&2 tifd
~1hghsj~rcalpn 'eyes on~ me, sa!il
~*e~fl jepafthe lniuitfliuot5 fog the`
-ung tb . .Iig to the word, he pulled,
a). ns . tlowaerdhbins, andi, .Besym tbp~t
shopes e, I.. *mQ:Itz a frlgtul dtwo edged
ka atii· lae r, the %btub ·sr Wi
y ~id ug hwi~k.'w td ' esg 1 ap.
!earedt.o- tole as a ýbPe*I t+smrt.b .
I,*t I t7uo the, snet.
bt ,1 s t ziN ~ngea
k, Tw s *"Pia. 11 :
*Andt what ,do Vou propose to do 1 I1ow
aEs ynu. giing toaC:rry out the deetrto thhe
"You wee this klSikrT'"e ak.d, seqriug otT
his ta.* sand pihnisb tarh bg l blade ,toeward
mue. WMahet the ekLck strlkes one, -I shdL
sever your hla*d.trom ytrirlody wiMl thbi,
anthetfu with y hi~600tLl rshaltYl,bp;ti any
seit;.a, allter that L:, plh,¢e py,+t...tr sl t_,.
that shilf- berute to divinuu hy. awd C. t way
your.body-the -gros.. materiaL pa . Lithu
N. w-oi ealt tell the frarfl t wikldeWs ot
With an tff.nt,. I ireptled aI"-lalW y as could:
-"Yes, all .hat Is- laI...brt. -as a learned
msan. I should like to discuss with you var
isu anhj' ettsJis I shait nLneed kao Ipdge w hetf
F reath. the stars. 1 shot ld'imie sL-.e to uuder
stand fi}y the modua operendi ot your pro
ceed:ti ,UgJa.4t.nle ask yolat ew questioln."
I had some slight k'now :1!e o0 )nimimstrye $
ncerotniianuy antd ast:oulog= -ollies which I
saw lhad turned the unhappy madman's
brailn,, a.td I had. \ft wat a. perhap*htbel44'
the pewes. of Innta.Uis - So I eterled idto u
great lit~suassion, always appearing to bow to
his d+ Htior knowledge. le replied; antd al
tlMttºih his speech was ,+qyr=tqollrO t,`IW
ilmist . ve received feIry go;od edubation.
But for my ptri;. should b.avten iuteres
ted lh his cane.. I the t sa d dt hbid' three verl
rmportant statements to make, rbejustee of
wlhedh he would at once peree~kir:.
FifPtl ly, i satid, "I had a friend waiting
htelow for me. The horotscope had deelarede
that friend shirilid Le presemntt iny itohla-.
ton. W ormust not tight agalvist the tstar.
houtld I. or should I not. go a~d l t'Yih him;
or .;ould 'ili'
lie proe aind went ito the wiud'ow sa..
topene4dP it, caslisng me. with all the cunningl
of adilnesi.,ioin move to the other side of thk
room. lie then asked niy ftrend's name, and
looked down, tdled upon hhin severidl tiumes,
but, of t;ou re, . without rece.vhing any au-,
swter. 'Theieu eat'cullyshuttlng xthe window,
1"I see head of a man at fite doorway ; it
.must be your f'rend. Is he dedf'
:SI~Ift3 "deaf," I replied. '
. "Now., lie midd, "I see it all. It"nst got
down and fei:Ti him. You utist~' fi t leave
the room ':tatli. your dia~.mb6died spirit
soars toward tlh at.ars orba&vr: ·dmiust
come up. I will lock yodS inl .-f.t lia
myself.' : . :
This looked a little protatisi.g', laud so,
itutihkig that if m "o.aee left 'teobn' I
mugI4i keep hi out until a ssictiet' rrived,
I mustered courage to eicneiate ab y other
'Secondly," I said, '"W otielit to asccr
tain thie exact height of this Wihdoiwlfrom
the .paveluenit. and as a '11te, 11let &)wnl
• ouli4 retch in. some minute d'grer~ t'Y
necessary to obtaiu. a loig plect of Wie fior
that purpose, to as to be- iadathe.tlcally
correct. Have you any wire here ?"'
'sNo," he answered; ".but there is ishop-.
i'ery terti4 I can get c6tne whearib tor
'Thirtdly," I contie , "it asy
for you to cast mny body, owni. accunti oIf.
itq apelcdfl gravity b 1 cown,
Ishould like to kqQw wlte y t1a m
tractul of tiLc`start, you c;uld not'rrase it
1rg9m the pavement up to & t? wioW;. Shalft
we descetd and see ,
Fur a mtopent hwleoetd..yasty a eased
with tihc notion, but sudlde~y tue ids ol my
p.,sible escap.seemed to; coia betor him,
and he .cxclailned:
."No;that would only waste tinsw, asd de-Q
lay..the Wboody -iaerifice,!" ;isale .g1liced.:
fiendishly upow me, and tle at. tlhe open"
knife. "No; wheu. all is over Lw,~U carry
your body d.owv. and then see It tLU~ rac-;
tion of te .bead and thue Inineacse of the.
stare will attract ib hi an upward dirc' ion.
No4 you shall never leave this plawe in the,
body. But Lwunt go mysiftor1 yer, gfrlnkd,.
a.. "the wire -t4ej are adcespry t . elp
,, So .uyayig, he pointed ta .a lg4 id)ebif,
which ran all along one side.ofý}rjeoom,y By
hl direction. .and asaelteap tugged, it to
ward the door.
"TIratJetmh," he said, "Is eI oniw' than.
aniy IINW.. (re, whoan I last the key,.;; t A't
it for fMadulnh ig F a bor. ~Q9a& *ion as,
Ibhvoe logted you 1o,,Spm plapito beaclh.
against the door, amId tlhin. U yoo dolt prop'
oily, no power an earth can open-it again."
Iffy heart leaped % ithla SW, kr i muwat o
glanee that the door opened luwau'tt
My joy at the discovery was so grewt thaL
he certainly must have perceived it, had I,
n ot tdfiur aw'ay to idSe my face. lIe tben
sO1M Id gea snimel 4 sad a fher long. nailh,,
and prpceeded to nail up the windows wuost,
*eearWy.. This was not aitogethir according..
tb nay views, but m'ysontage retaned" when,
dcaslly paiae ag the long kntibin hla breast
:pocket, he-iaido .=.z
-efhat eta s a r·,good dal lit, bq you
ic 't ubcabrt o mlintes to live., Walt
"here, til rI wuream
'iri theK oft*s*#t kito once maere, trig -
Ito edge, lookedM _afj fwlth-a' a iUtlON4N'65-r
lsw. .tfeees*tj, rivurned it to his pocket, and
the. with m °iendish laugh, left the room,
d..bom firoth e door.
;~ ~ cumwgW u of t adness, It Is real
ly·wwml oi bow he ovwt kglce,,thg obvlous,
*05 ot tthlS doc dh ftow die No-soon-4
*r flu tq4%w, tads he re
kh m Millourt :;l e'
;.lrSt 1 he two
behslsad pst the ebe t f br(Osai's
Tr." sumgqs*a i uW'!t. dt# tjae,
*be r es at.,
:b.imtuer~saoootx~fb Oh. b~ls ar*4 the?