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A PHYSICIAN'S STORY.
, I nm uUl now bo oil nml fi-eMo that
for several your 1 linvo been uiinhlo to
t'uttlinitQ Uio practhw of my jiroffssion.
Yet, ns a matter of lm)it, n's a kind of
second nature, a day iatvlv passes with
but finding 1110 at my ojVico aa 1 till
rail the little dusty Ileti away out of
hearing of tho noiso and crash of this
YcHterdny, n I was sitting there alone,
friend came, In and pave me a long,
fjnrrulouR account of a skeleton that had
een but an hour before disinterred in
the heart of the city by some workmen
digging for the foundation of a building.
It wan the skeleton of a woman, liusii'nl.
1 looked nt him ftluirjilv, and witislied
juyself that he told this merely us a
jiieeo of intelligence. Heaven helped
me to keep eonii)osed, I think. 'litis
wni my dread secret!
Somewhat more than fifty yean ago,
and in this very room whero I write, I
concluded tho long, weary probation of
my studeut life, and entered singly iiion
the practice of my profession. ily suet-ess
was immediate and gratifying. To
be brief, 1 was successful almost beyond
precedent; business and money came at
mv command, anil tho city resounded
with praises of my skill, and th won
derful cures I had performed.
I was called from my bed at midnight
upon one occasion, and greeted in, the
most urgent in 'inner to repair at once to
the residence of Judge C. The house
indicated was the house of fine of tho
wealthiest and proudest families of II. ,
and I obeyed the summons as soon as
possible. It was with dilliculty that I
ascertained, amid the sobs and tears
that greeted my arrival, that Helena C,
tho only and Idolized daughter of tho
family, and the acknow ledged belle and
beauty of the city, had been suddenly
attacked with a violent malady. It
needed but one glance at the sulferer to
a.ssurc me of this.
"Can you save her?'was the father's
"The chances are ninety-nine in a
hundred against her living an hour,"
was the reply. "Nevertheless, I will
leave nothing undone."
My end was accomplished. For thirty-six
consecutive hours I sat by her bed
Bide, warily combating the vital disease
which tad assailed her, and when at
last I pronounced her out of danger I
felt that I had almost wrought out a
miracle. This was another triumph
added to my list, and tho report of my
fame was in every mouth.
Hut this was not the only conKoimenco
of the occurrence. The discovery that
my lovely jmd amiable patient regarded
nic with a warmth of emotion nndgrati
tude which only her own warm heart
oould conceive, "filled nic with feelings of
the liveliest pleasure.
For several weeks after Helena's per
fect restoration to health I was a fre
nent and welcome visitor at the house.
Neither of us had ever spoken of love,
and yet I ' know that she, equally with
myself, was secretly hoping for a future
of wedded happiness at least this hope
was the cherished dream of my life.and,
alas! like every other dream," it had its
mil. Huoyant and elated with my false
hopes, I ventured one day to ask He
lena's father to sanction our love. Tho
revelation was a new one to him, and
with a frown the haughty aristocrat bado
jue leave his house and never approach
, Embittered by such relentless opposi
tion as this, I began to consider Helena
as forever lost to me, and following the
idle impulse of the moment. I started
upon a voyage to Europe. Wandering
restlessly over tho countries of the Old
World for a year, I at length received a
letter from home, which, among other
things, spoke of the marriage of Helena
I smiled bitterly as the name
of the husband caught my eye. Tho
man who was thus preferred to mo was
coarse, sensational and unrefined, but
wealthy, and therefore unexceptionable
to Judge V.
It was the very day, if I remeinln'r
rightly, subseqiient to my return to 1$.,
that 1 was sitting here in' my ollice, soli
tary and alone. I had as yet seen hard
ly a single one of my former- acquaint
ances, and more utterly wretched and
desolate, if possible, than before mv do
parture, for, spite of my utmost endeav
ors, mv thoughts were constantly fixed
on Helena. 1 had almost lost conscious
ness of external objects, when a light
rap upon the door reached me. There
had been an audible step in the passage,
and conjecturing that my visitant was a
woman, I hastened to admit her. 1 was
correct; it was a woman, and nono oth
er than the subject of my thoughts.
"Do not think ill of irw, Walter, for
coming here. I heard of your return,
and wished to see you, if but for a mo
ment. I am very unhappy."
Her last wonts were addressed rather
to herself than to me, and yielding to
tier emotion, she sank Into n" chair and
sobbed bitterly. Inspecting tho feeling
which I knew'tdie could not control, and
which was momentarily gaining upon
me, I turned away until she had an op
portunity to compose lierselt.
"My errand here to-day," she contin
ued, "is to return you this ring. You
will remember it, I know. There is no
person to whom I could entrust it, and
my husband almost daily demands to
know the history of it. And, besides, I
wished to say farewell forever. Uood
Iler hand was ley cold. As I released
It, she turned toward the door, but inau
instant sho tottered toward me, her face
blanched to the whiteness of death. Had
I not sustained her she must have fallen
to the lloor.
"Good Heaven, Walter! it is my hus
band's step on the stairs." she w hisper
ed, in a thrilling tone. "You know him;
his jealousy is always active I am lost
if he finds me here. Save me from dis
covery, in God's name every thing de
pends on it!"
"There In that closet," I suggested.
,, Sho entered It eagerly, and closed tho
"I mtS't ho left a little ajar for air,"
I Whispered, hurriedly.
"No; close it lock It !" was excitedly
whispered back, and I bad hardly with
drawn the key when Helena's hysband
"Why, whatis tho matter?" were ids
first words. "You are pale and agita
ted; what's happened?"
"Nothing more than the effects of
traveling,"' was my reply.
The remark was an unfortunate one,
for mv unwelcome visitor immediately
insisted upon hearing a detailed account,
of my foreign travels. Uneasy and list
less as I was, 1 was compelled to submit,
und for a full hour my tormentor com
pelled me to answer his quest ions.
Meanwhile, I was in a perfect agony
of fear and uneasiness. I followed ev
ery movement that ho made, lest wnno
chance clue might betray tho presence
of Helena; and I alternately adopted
and rejected a thousand expedients to
rid myself of him. My position ut length
frrew absolutely Intolerable; not the
east among my thoughts was that of
the sufferings of Helena, confined in tho
tilling air of that miserable closet.
He was gone at last. With threo
strides I reached t he closet, when the
outer door opened on my tormentor.
He had merely returned to make some
trivial remark, and again he was gone.
Now, however, I waited until his foot
falls had ceased to fall on the stairs; and
then again the key was inserted in tho
lock. Hut I could proceed no further;
the reaction of my terrible nervous ex
citement of the last two hours had over
come me, and 1 leaned, weak and
breathless, against the door. The
thought occurred to me tocall her name,
and accordingly I spoke it, "Helena."
It was in a low w hisper, and there was
no response. I repeated it aloud, but
no answer came; still louder, with the
same result. A mortal, dizzy sickness
overcame mo, and I could scarcely forco
vitality enough to my lingers to unclose
the door. lint I did, and looked in,
fearfully, shuddcringly. Helena was
leaning against the wall, herface bidden
in her hands. Again 1 repeated her
name, and when she gave me no reply, I
placed my hand gently upon her shoul
der. Her whole body yielded to my
touch, and I foumLmyself supporting
her in my arms. .Slio had doubtless
ISo I thought as I carried her from the
closet and placed her inert in my oilice
chair; for not until then had I seen her
face. God of mercy! what a revelation
did that face contain! It was while and
ghastly, every muscle set with a rigid
expression of fear, the dull eves gazing
upon me with thcirexpressionless, stony,
gaze. My heart gave one great throb,
and stood still; in nn instant I bad ap
plied my lingers to the wrist. The pulse
was still the blood stagnant a stroke
of the lance', failed to draw it forth! The
horrible truth was apparent. -She was
dead. Fear alone had killed her.
Here my strength failed me; I reeled
and fell to the lloor, but in a stupor, of
It was nfght when I awoke, and slow
ly the horrors of my position came back
tome, lint I was calm, nt least; and
there,-in the darkness of midnight, and
in tlte company of the dead, I pondered
upon my future movements.
My determination was quickly taken.
First placing the ring which she had
given me upon her finger tho ring that
she once promised me to wear as long as
she loved me and kissing her dead lips
once (I dared to do that). I raised the
body in my arms, and bore it out into
the night. Fortune favored me; the
streets were deserted; no oik; crossed my
way during my fearful journey. Itcaeh
ing a woody spot just beyond the city, I
hollowed out a grave, and there 1 buried
Here is my story. Learn from it, if
you will, why I nm drawn hither daily;
decide whether there should be a fasci
nation for me in the dust and cobwebs
of my ollice.
Don't rush into matrimony, my dear
girls; enjoy your youth while vou can.
If you are but sixteen, don't alfow such
an'idea to get into your head for at least
four years. Don't even run tho risk of
it by permitting any young man to get
so far as the proposing point. Fight
him off, and make him wait or go away
to somebody who is ready. Don't livo
under the impression that you must ac
cept tho first love-sick youth who pro
poses. ISo patient, ueiioerate aim sa
gacious. There is a world of happiness
for you between sixteen and twenty. Tho
world would bo a dreary old waste if it
were not for tho sweet " faces of young
girls with their piquant sayings nud
melting smiles. ourfalherhns bought
you a piano, and you have learned how
to play after many long and wearisome
lessons. Don't spoil all by getting mar
ried, for after that you won't have much
use for jour piano. After you havo
reached twenty, it would be well to con
sider tho matrimonial problem with
some seriousness. And even then, if
you have a good home, you need bo in
no hurry to solve it.
One day is worth threo to him who
does everything in order.
A Self-Made Booster.
Yuma, Cal., has a famous rooster,
and this is the way it came about: It is
emphatically a self-mado bird. A cer
tain lirm, amongst other things, sell
eggs. It so hapened that all the eggs
were sold out of a particular can save
one. Meantime tho sun wenton getting
hotter and hotter, and presently the egg
began to warm up to the situation. Iho
progress of tho novel solal gestation
was watched Willi an ansormng eunosiiy
by tho store people. About this time the
mercury reached one hundred and
twenty-four degrees in tho shade the
chicken began to peck its way out of
tho shell, and it emerged ns deiiaut nn
infant rooster ns ever wort spurs. It
grew apace, and to-day its habits are as
eccentric as its manner tof birth. It is
exceedingly fierce, and will attack a
man, a dog, or anything that comes in
its way. All a visitor has to do to in
sure a delivery of battle by this pugna
cious rooster is to hold up his foot, and
straightway tins bird will lly at him vi
ciously. Wo have heard of many w'ays
of - hatching chickens, but a rooster
hatched by natural heat in a tin can Is
a little ahead of our previous experience.
m i m
An Old-Timo Incident.
The Lowell Votirkr recalls tho fact
that when tho practice of inoculation
was first introduced into Hoston in 1721,
the Houso of Ib'presetitatives passed a
bill prohibiting it, and a sermon was
printed in Boston upon this text: "So
went Satan forth from tho presence, of
the Lord, and wnoto Job with sure boils
from the solo of his foot to his crown;"
from which the doctrine was deduced
that Job had the smallpox nud Satan
was the first iuoculalorl
A couplet of verse, n period of proso,
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KAMA RITA NEIIVIXE
Cured mv llltli lilrl nt ff. Khe w:n alio drnf und
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cllii)liUy. I'ltriB Komi. bprliiKWitler, WU.
Hit bot'u IU: UicHfit of nirln my alfrof rln'iimMm.
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SAM iniTAX .EHVIXE
Wu the mcMitoC curing my wife of pmi.
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MiM tKIT.l XEBVIXE
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H AM A RITA N NEBVIXE
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