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The Fairfield news and herald. (Winnsboro, S.C.) 1881-1900, October 26, 1881, Image 1

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Lord Loring hurried away to his
dressing-room. " I won't be more* than
ten minutes," ho said, and left Komavne
and Stella together.
She was attired with her customary
love of simplicity. White lace was the
only ornament on her dress of delicate j
rs%ery gray. Her magnificent hair was
left to plead its own merits, without
ornament of any sort. Even the brooch
which fastened her lace pelerine was of
plain gold only. Conscious that she
(was snowing ner beauty to tne greaies;
advantage in the eves of a man of taste,
she betrayed a little of the embarrassment
which Romayne had already noticed
at the moment wh?n she gave
him her hand. They were alone; and
it was the first time she had seen him
in evening dress.
It may be that women have no positive
aprieciation oi what is beautiful
B in form and color, or it may be that
m they have no opinions of their own
I when the laws of fashion have spoken.
L This at least is certain, that not one
I of them ir a thousand sees anything
objectionable in the gloomy and hideous
I evening costum? of a gentleman in the
I nineteenth century. A handsome man
f is, to their eyes, more seductive than
ft ever in the contemptible black coat ana
| tlie stiff white cravat which he wears in
B common with the servant who wo its on
B laim at table. After a stolen glance at
Uomayne, Stella lost all confidence in
herself?she began taming over tlie
B photographs on the table.
The momentary silence which folk
lowed their first greeting became inW
tolerable to her. Rather' than let it
5 continue, she impulsively confessed the
6 uppermost idea in her mind when she
I entered the room.
K" I thought I heard my name wiien l
^me in," she said. " TVere you and
jord Loring speaking of me?"
Eomayne owned without hesitation
hat they had been speakiug of her.
She smiled, and turned over another
>hotograph. But when did sun-picn
roc 05 a r Astrai nt nn a woman's
Ifcuriosity ? The words passed her lips in
fcpite of her. " 1 suppose I musn't ask
v :iat you were saving ?"
' It was impossible to answer this
plain!v wiihout entering _into explanations
fromTyhich Komayne shrank": jje
She turned over another photograph.
"I understand," she said. "You
tvere talking of my faults." She paused,
and stole ano'her looh at him. "I will
"ry to correct my faults if you will toil
je what they are."
! Rjraavr.e felt that he Lad no altemave
but to tell the truth?under certain
ong," he
he iuilai
asked, f
cli' jovj.
cm." 1
lie was
w you
: She '.visaed to know if the oystcr-ome;
lotto, accompanying the cheese, had
j been received as a welcome dish, and
j treated with a just recognition of its
i merits. The answer to this was decid- .
I edly I tJio nep^ci.-e. Mr. Iioraayne
; ami Miss. ~ "tonrt had de^'inM to
; taste it. ~ 1 had tried it, and had
j left it r ,:e. In? lady alone had .
j really er share of the misplaced
j dish. liawug stated this apparently j
; trivial circumstaiu-e, the head servant;
; was- surprised bv the efleet which it pro- i
; duced on the housekeeper. Rue leaned
; back in her chair and closed her eyes,
; with an appearance of unutterable en:
joyinent. That there was one
j supremely happy woman in London ;
i and her name was Miss Xotman.
i Ascending from the housekeeper's
I room to the drawing room, it is to bo
| further reported that music was tried,
as a means of getting through the time
; in the absence of general conversation.
Lady Loring sat down at the piano
| and played as admirably as usual. At
the other end of the room Romayne and
i Stella sat together, listening to th9
| music. Lord Loring, walking backi
ward and forward with a restlessness
| which was far from being characteristic
i of him in his a ft**** dinner hours, -rc-as
! stopped when he rcached, the neighborj
hood of the piano by a private signal
i from his wife.
" W: a: un you walking about for?" j
; Lady Loring asked in a whisper, with- !
{ out interrupting her musical perform- j
j ance.
"Im not quite easy, my dear."
j " Turn over the music. Indiges- j
i tion?"
i " Good heavens, Adelaide, what a !
"Well, what i-s it, than?"
Lord Loring looked toward Stella j
1 rtr>/l Ua* AAiwn.tntAn I
\ C?UU lid .
I "They don't seem to get on together j
| as well as I had limped," he said.
I "I should think not?when you are j
walking about and disturbing them! '
Sit down there behind me."
" "What am I to do?"
" Am I not playing? Listen to me."
"My dear, I don't understand :nodern
German music."
"Then read the evening pa])or."
The evening paper had its attractions. |
Lord Loricg took his wife's ad /ice.
Left entire!v bv themselves at the j
| otlicr end of llio room, Ilomayne and j
Stella justified Lady Loring\s belief in J
the re.valt of reducing her husband to a j
state of repose. Stella ventured to ;
speak iiiit, in a discreet undertone.
"Do you pass most of your evenings I
alone, -*lr. Romayne?"
" Not quite alone. I Lave the com- j
pany of my books."
"Are your books the companion that;
you like b^st?"
" I have been true to those compan- J
ions, Eyre court, for many years, j
If the cocior* are to be believed, my j
books have nor treated me very v.*clt in j
-return. They ba^er broircn doror my |
! health, and have made me. J. am airaici, |
I a very unsocial man." He seemed J
j about to say more, and suddenly checked I
I the impulse. "Why am I talking oi j
j mvself ?" lie resumed, with a smile. "I j
never do it at other t:mes. Is this
another result oi y-jur inGuence over |
He put the question with an assumed !
gayely. Stelia made no effort, on hex j
side, to answer him in the same tone.
"J aluio t wish I really had some influence
ovff?iavciy a-<3
sadly. r
"I should try to induce you to shut ;
up your boohs, and choose some living j
companion who might restore you to j
your happier self."
''It is already done," said Romayne; i
" I have a nex companion i:i Mr. Pen- j
"Penrose?' she repeated. "He is j
the friend, is ho not, of the priest hera. i
whom thev cali Father Ben-.veil ?"
" I don't like Father Bemvcll."
i " Is that a reason for disliking Mr. j
^Penrose ?"
A " Yes." she said, boldly, " because he j
Ks Father Benwell's friend."
Indeed, you are mistaken, Miss j
.^ reCOUl'U .XLi'* Vaju^ vuuuicu '
Hterdav on his duties as my secretary, ;
Btt I have already had reason to think '
Kly of him. Many men, after that
H^kence of me," he added, speaking j
Ho himself than to her. " inisjht !
sked me to find another ser.rA- j
Haliea-d these last words and i
|fj|him in astonishment. "Were!
ft with Mr. Penrose ?" she j
I Bcently. " Is it possible that |
jgtspeak harshly to any person i
Er-^ed. " It was not what 1
Hrvered. "I am subject to J
Aden attacks of illness. I i
Ked Mr. Penrose by 1st- j
88 SBe under those cixciim- !
jjyj ^Lhim, hesiiatecl, and
fi. " Would you bo
|ij Al confessed some^udly.
Acan be angry with
nil nave see.ii
L I know how
B.itly you bear
Kfciend. when
Beaniboat at
Apr noticed
SBLiiied you.
Hk~d away
^ rlace ist
S^Vft-o sure
n 1
if I had thought
2rc was no oppor- j
ie;"l of tho Kuspi- !
(1 wi'ougCil her. j
^atuiTTT'he said, !
the few people j:
ny would. feel the j
liornayne! You
er friend than the
ire of von on your
? '
joarne}. !:> u^jBsgHyou jjow in Lou- j
" I am son1" You ought
to Lave some de?BMj;riend alwaysnea*
you." j^^S'
She spoke veRomayne
shrank, "wifcli a HEr&c shyness, from
letting lier see sympathy affected
him. HeBBSRfcd lightlv:
"You go almHn|Hfar as my good
friend there readijgllM newspaper," he
said. " Lord strfc scruple to
teli mo that I j know
he speaks with a AHK interest in my
welfare. He iitflHKks how h distresses
"Why should l^^^B-ess yon ?"
" He reminds flEgSHvc as long as I
may?that i muJHnK aloiur. Can 1
ask a \v?n;an to sl|sgHL.'ri a ,lro iry life
as mine ? It woi<^^HeIiis!i; it would
be cruel; I sho^KHl.mv fho
penalty of allowiB^HBtifo t.t, s iiii- i
herself. The tome when
she would ropenmarriod me."
with a look of ^^^^^Roustrance.
"1 thin!: yo-)nnngj|jj9*(jo women justice,"
she said, 'HHg Perhaps some
day a woman inJ^^Hn jOU <0 change
to the piano. "' HRst bo tired of
piaying, Adelaide putting her
hand caressingly Loring's
"Will yon sing^HHg"
Slie sighed and^^^^^way. " Xct ,
to-niglit," she ans\M
Iiomayne took HBB vather hur- j
riedly. He seemcS^^BBH^rit of spirits j j
and c-ager to gpt H^' ord Loring
accompanied his g^H^^the door.
"You look sad^^^Rre-Tvorn,"
said. 41 Do you "IHSfriug left youi j |
books to pass an c^^^K-ith us?" j |
Lomayne lookc^^Hn,sently, and
answered: " I don
Returning to vflBrajK* extraordinary
reply to his v^^^Bstclia, Lord I
Loring found tijc HBa?!L-oo:ii empty
Eager for a littlo i^^^^Bouver.-jation, I
the two ladies liacfl^^^^tairs. i
"T\ell," said r.g, as they '
Sac logeiiier uu'i hkmw wuat CUd <
he say ?' iilBpsPg i
Stella only repeHSaflH he had said 1
before she rose arJB3?fflrop|fr. i
" Y> hat is the^^^^HB Romayne's
life," she asked, him say 1
that lie would be :S2BbBb cruel if he
expected a ^'c i:i<him'? It \
muai-bo- so^thinMjMBHJau-mere rH=- '
ness. If he l*ad oBH^a crrce, he
could not have strongly.
Do you know whi&flHragl
Lady Lormg*
"I promised tj keep 5*
a secret from everH^HKe said.
"it is PothingBBH, Adelaide;
L am sure of that. :raPK^g
"And you are lean
understand that fiHH^Brprised an i .
disappointed youflB^ra&u. kn^r hi- 1
motives " sheMffi|HHhnd looked
earnestly at say," she
-ggpt oa, "the l(?H|s longest is
the loveoT^njxvw^98By ^kis ^ee^*
ing of yours for Eomayne is of sudden ,
growth. Are you very- sure that your .
whole heart is given to a man?thebeSlPI
the noblest of men?but stiil a man of
whom you know little
" I knew that I love him," said Stella, ,
simply. ;
" Even though he doesn't seem, as yet, ;
to love you?" Lady Loring asked. (
" All the more because ho doesn't. I (
should be ashamed to make the confes- ;
sicn to any one but you. It is useless :
to say anv more. Good-night."
Lady Loring allowed her to get as ]
far as the door, and then suddenlv called
her back. Stella returned unwillingly :
and wearily. " My head aches ana my ;
heart aches," sho said. " Let me go
awi'Y to my bod."
" I don't like yon to go away, wronging
Homayne, perhap.5, in your
thoughts," said Lady Loring. "And, 1
more than that, for the pake of your
own happiness, you ought to judge for
yourself, it tins cevoueu iovo ua jui?
may *iver hopo to win its regard. It is
time, and more than time, that yon
should decide whether it is good for
yon to see Romayne again. Are you
strong enough to do that ?"
" Yes, if I am convinced that it ought
to be done."
"Nothing would make me so happy,"
Lady Loring resumed, "as to know that
| you were, one day, my dear, to
i wife. But I am not a prudent person? :
! I can ne^er look as you can, to conse- j
i *
i quences. You won't betray me,S ella?
! If I a-u doing wrong in telling >. secret
i which has been trusted to me, it is my
j fondness for you that misleads me.
i Sit down again. You shall kno^ what
! the misery of H-jmayne's life really is."
i "Witli those words she told the terj
rible story o! the due!, and of all that
i had foliowed it.
" It is for yon t"> say," she corcluded,
j "whether Romayne is right. Oan any j
woman hope to release him f'om the j
! torment that he suffers, with nothing to :
; h?lo her but love? Determine foz j
! yonrseif. **
Stelia answered instantly:
tc t +r\ tn c trifrt nf
JL UCUIU;IUL iu uu xiiu luij ?
i With the same pure enthusiasm Pen !
J j
' rose declared that he, too, devoted him i
' self to the deliverance of Loraayne. ;
: The loving woman was not more r?.
! solved to give her whole life- to him
; than the fanatical man was resolved to
Oa the sami common
Ajnte^^erc nov to meet
"All the tickets were disposed of it
three hours,"' Lord Loving answered
" Everybody i^be librarian told me
is eag?r to <-eo the pictures. Have yoc
looked iu yet
" Not ye:. I thought I would get Oi
first with my work here."
"I have iust come from tlie mill en','
Lord Loring continued. "And here ]
am driven out of it again by the remark!
of some of the visitors. You knotv nr
beautiful copies of Raphael's Capid anc
Psyche designs ? The general irnpres
sion, especially among the ladies, i
that they are disgusting and indecent
That was en on gh for mo. If you hap
pen to meet Lady Loving and Stella
kindly tell them that I have gone t<
the club."
" Do the ladies propose paving a visi
to the gallery?"
"Of course?to see the people!
* ,i ? i ;f
Have rUVUIUUiCUUCU \.sJ v??*?.w liiacx
they aro ready to go out for thei
drive. In their indoor costume, the;
might become objects of general obser
vation as the ladies of the house,
shall be anxious to hear, Father, if tot
can d seover the civilizing influences o
art among my guests in the gallery
Father Beawell rang the bell vi'hej
Lord Loring had left him.
" Do the ladies drite out to-day a
their usual hour?" he inquired, whei
the servant appeared. The man an
swered in the affirmative. The carriage
was ordered for three o'clock.
At half-past two Father Benwell slip
ped quietly into the gallery. Ho poste<
himself raidwav between the library
door and the grand entrance, on tin
yateii, not lor u;e civilizing inuuence
of art, bar, for the appearance of La i;
Loring and Stella. Ho tvas still o
opinion ibat. SrUla'si; frivolous " mothe
might. be turnc I into a source oi vain
ablo information on the source of lie:
[laughter's earlier lite. The first stej
toward attaining this object v.-as to'dis
;ovor Mrs. Eyrecourtfs present address
Stella would certainly know it, anc
Father Ban well felt a just confident
in his capacity to niako the young lad]
?erviceable, in this respect, to the pe
Euniary interests of the church.
After an Ju'erval of a quarter of a:
hour, Lady Loring and Stella entercc
the gallery by 1 lie library-door. Lathe:
Ben well at once advanced to pay hi:
For some little time be discreetly re
[rained from making any attempt t<
lead the conversation to the topic thai
lie had in view. He was too well ac
:painted with the insatiable iuterest o
women in looking at other women tc
force himself into notice. The Iodic:
made their remarks on the pretention;
to beauty and to taste in dress among
the throng of visitors, and Father Ben
well waited by them, and listened witt
the resignation of a modest young man,
Patience, like \irtno, is sometimes it:
mm ra ward. Two "Teflon-,PP.
interested in - the picture.?,. approaehec
the priest. He drew back with hi:
ready politeness, to let them see the
picture before which h happened to b<
standing. The movement disturber
Stella She turned sharply-noticec
Due of the gentlemen, the taller of th<
two?became deadly pale, au;l ins tantl,
:|tiitred the gallery. Lady Loring
looking where Stella had looked
ir owned angrily, and folio wo.! Mis:
Evrecrarfc into the library. AVis<
Father Benwell le: them go, and con
uentrated his attention on the pcrsor
cvlio had been the object of this start
Ling recognition.
Unquestionably, a gentleman, witL
light hair, and complexion; with c
bright, benevolent faco and keen intel
^onfc blue eyes? apparently ill ir
tho piimo cf life. Such was I'athei
Den'.veil's Ttrst impression of th?
stranger. He had evidently seen T.Iisi
Eyrecourt at the moment when siio lirsl
noticed him; and he, too, showed sign:
of serious agitation. His faoe liusheu
deeply, and his eyes expressed, no
merely surprise, but distress. He turnec
to his friend.
?!c? 1m cni/l Tr>f. n<
jet out of it!"
" My dear Wiutorfielil!"' the frient
remonstrated,'" we haven't]seen half tk(
pictures yet."
"Excuse me if I leave you," tin
other ivplied. "I am used to the fre<
air of the country. Let us meet agaii
this evening. Come and dine with me
Tiic same address as usual?Derwent's
FTr.tr>! "
AYitli thoso words he hurried out
making his way, without ceremony
through the crowd in the picture-gallery.
Father Benwell returned to the li
brary. It was quite needless to troubli
himself further about Mrs. Eyreeourl
or her address.
" Thanks to Lord Loring's picturegallery,"
lie thought, " I have fousa
the man!"
He took up his pen, and made a. little
memorandum?" Winterfield, Perwent'i
(To be Continued.)
Discovery of Egyptian jluumics.
The finding at Thebes of thirtv-nin
mummies of Egyptian royal and priestl;
personages, which has been hailed h
Europe as the greatest archajologica
discovery since Sir Henry Lavard's rc
searches at Nineveh, grows in impoj
tance. Two-thirds of the mummies ar
now identified by means of the inscrif
tions upon their cases and the mant
scripts found. They are, for the mof
part, kings and queens, with their chii
dren, ranging through four dynastie:
beginning with the seventieth and enc
ing with the twenty-first; or, stating:
roughly, from 2,000 to 1,700 B.C. Th
mummy of the Pharaoh of Israel i
among these, in a perfect state of pr<
serration, and the mumnuy of Thotmt
III., in whose reign the obelisk th:
stands in Central Park was first erectec
The imagination falters in the attemt
to realize that these figures have bee
brought back from the vast and shor<
less sea of Egyptian antiquity to ot
own day, and our very doors. Lott
Sowers that look as if they "had bee
plucked a few montns ago, are foun
jying in the wrappings of kings wi
were dead centuries before the Pharoa
of Israel was born, and the passage <
IiO vears has not dimmed ti
he colors of the inseriptioi
tings, ''which are as brig}
is if the artist had touch*
jjftgrday." This is a wonde
imi^ecilogical science, tl
^diick scholars prob;
to appreciate.
^^use in Arka:
k a dugoi
gfffl.s'ka a sc
* j Where the United Stares Bank Bills Conn*
) j From.
i i A reporter has made a tour through
the government paper,-jnill3 at Colls,
ville, Mass. The mill ^itself, says the
reporter, is a model of^compactness and
{ convenience, and its l^ation is one of
' | the prettiest in the country, shaded by
[ ! gigantic trees, and fanned by the valley
, ! breezes. The first fioerof ihcbuildiner
, j is used for the packing, shipping and
' ! finishing of the paper,^the superinten'
! dent's private office, the examining rooms,
' ; and the rooms where the cutting and
s ! counting is done.
. ! The drying rooms are. on the upper
. I floor, where the paper fhangs in little
bunches as clothes lipon a clothc-s
* horse. In the basement is the (,b:g
3 machine," where the paper is made
from the pulp coming from the upper
t mill of Crane k Co. Bj a peculiar procesr,
best known to the%ovemment and
r to the Messrs. Crane, the contractors
and owners of the mill, the paper is
1 made to take into itselfan arrangement
r of silken threads placed at random, and
j in straight lines. Thi3^Q0ff^tis:^g|
j inal witti the Cranes,
^ ! plicated unless a machine similar to the
one in use is procured. ' The ^orks are
1 so well guarded that i: is impossible
* for anyone to remain tang enongli in
? the mill to obtain the process by which
this grade of paper is iiimnfactured.
a Every sheet of papLr is carefully
counted, every night1 the count is
handed to the superintendent, and if one
sneet or a iracnon 01 a haeet is lounu 10
1 be missing, no one is allowed to leave
- the building until the l&st sheet is dis0
covered. The utmost care is exercised
in the manufacture of the paper. The
workmen are selected from the oldest
" in the business, most of them have,
1 with their father before.them, been in
. the employ of the Cranes. Every sheet,
0 and piece of a sheet, which has been
^ j spoiled, and all the trimmings of the
s I paper, are taken up-staws and cut into
7 | tine pieces, utterly destroying them, so
f far as being used is concerned, except
x to be made over again ifcto paper.
After the sheets are counted, the pay
per is put into packages of one thousand
sheets. These packages weigh about
5 eleven pounds each. The paper is
" packed in iron-bound boxes and shipped
. to the Treasury at "Washington. Each
1 sheet is just large enough to make four
3 bank bills.
The manufacture of this peculiar kind
' of paper was begun in the fall of 1879,
Knf i ( tttoc? oir rv?r\Y\tV?c? + -r\?.v
I f-?cted grade of paper was accomplished.
1 i Tho work of making the paper is under
j | the direction of the Messrs. Crane, who
r | have taken the contract of supplying
r the government with all the paper used
3 in the making of notes, bank bills, and'
all paper representing money. The
- paper is all made by the same process,
, but the different uses to which the pay
per is put reqnires a change in the
weight. Few visitors arc allowed to in]
spect the mills, and while within the
1 building they are watched, every pre>
caution being taken to guard against a
; i piece of paper being taken. So far no
. trouble has been experienced, and to'
day the government is protected mora
' than ever from the raids of counter
j feiters.
1 | POPU L .1R"SCI?>* CE.
; ! Ti. -_ - J . /" < ;n
xu its tiipcumu mat ureniiLuiy wiusoon
7 (if she has not already. one so) seek
I the-<50?opersiion c? powers in establishing
an exploration of the Polar
regions in the interests of meteorology,
geology, and other sciences, as was pro!
posed by the late Kari Weyprecht.
.J It is claimed by Professor Raoul Picj
tet, of Geneva, that a discovery of his
J I applied to the construction of lake,
t j river, or ocean going vessels is likely to
, I cause a revolution in naval architecture,
j The details are given only in the most
j general terns. A model embodying
3 the new principles is in .course of con1
j struction at Geneva, and when it is tried
I on the lake it will be seen whether the
i I professor has not been too sanguine,
j He expects that it will attain a high
| rate of speed and glide over the water
i without cutting it, ana so aumnisning
| resistance.
1 j Major Lauer, of the Austrian engi
i neers, has made some experiments at
i | Krem, cn the Danube, on blasting rocks
. under water, which have attracted cont
siderable attention. In a cylinder he
' puts a quantity of dynamitto, which is
' connected with an electrical apparatus,
t The cylinder is placed on the surface cf
? the reek only, and fixed in that position.
L | iso master now aeep xne waier may oe
i i over the rock, it is shattered when the
I | dynamite explodes, into fragments so
small that they are washed away by the
stream. This process is said to save
s forty per cent, on the cost of removing
submerged rocks. * -- s _
i Many, if not mo-t, people have sup=
posed, or, rather, believed, that the
method ot teaching deaf-mutes to speak
had been quite a modern invention ;
- but every one is not of that opinion. A
- congress on the education of the deaf
i and dumb was lately opened at Bordeaux,
and during the sittings M. Clav,
eau published a series of articles in
which lie endeavored to prove that tlie
art of teaching the dumb to speak is as
> old as the latter part of the ninth cen>
tury ; that it vas invented and practiced
by St. John, of Beverley, Archbishop of
York, England, and that it was explained
in the writings of the Venerable
" M. Roman, a French engineer, states
' that the cultivation of the interesting
plant, the Soja or Soya, has been largely
developed in Hungary and in various
I parts O: France. He thinks that it may
in the future become as important an
article of food as the potato. It grows
3 in any soil, even the divest, and the
z plant is an excellent fodder for cattle.
! The seeds are very nutritious, and have
j the form of small kidney beans. An
{ agreeable soup may be made of them.
' The Chinese use them for various kinds
0 of cheese, to make a condiment with
" oil, etc. In France, the seeds have been
^ roasted like coffee, and M. Roman says
1 the decoction of the Soja bean is very
[ ; similar to that of average coffee.
-1 The Anthropological Society ofiFrance
e i had recntly under discussion the ques
>-! tion whether the dog descends from the
t- j wolf. Ai. Rabourdin said that he had
;t brought up a wolf that was sis years old
l- and as gentle as a lamb. It was, be?,
sides, remarkably intelligent, and could
I- open the door3 by turning the handles,
it "When it heard a clock strike it would
e stand on its hind legs to look behind,
is and would mov* the hands around with
i- its paws. It is fond of perfumes, and
ss lives on good terms with poultry and
it other animals, but has a great aversion
1. for cats. Its bark resembles that of a
>t dog. M. de Mortiliet, on the othei
n had, said that he had been endeavoring
3- in vain to tame wolves. They were gen
ti | UIC fliULl^II 3U iUU^ <*0 W015 J V/Uiijj.
is I but became savage at the adult age.
n j
d i Two little boys in a suburb of Con
10 j stantinople were poisoned in a strang<
,h j and sad manner a few weeks ago. Thei:
)f i mother, a poor widow, on a Monday
ie : morning sent tbem away to school, hav
is i iug first, given tbem a breakfast of breac
it | and coffee, the latter being drank b;
id j them from the same cup. They. hat
r- j not been a half-hour in school whei
ie I they were sent home, feeling ill ani
x- i vomiting freely. TVhy they should b<
! ill the mother did not know until sh<
j looked into the coffee cup and ther.
a-1 ?aw the remains of a large scorpion
.it i The same night the liitte fellows "diet
>d | in great agony, and the mother in i
j day or two had lost her reason.
A Verbatim! Report of the Sioux Chiefs
I>le?*ai:e to ilie " Great Father " Through
an Indian United States Census Azcnc.
The following speech was written ;
down, at the dictation of Sitting Bull, I
bv Mr. William Selwyn, a full-blooded 1
Dakota Indian, who is employed by the j
| Government in taking the census of the j
! Indian tribes in Dakota. It was written J
out by him in the Dakota language and |
then translated by him, and, as he is a |
well-educated young man, ana an es-1
teemed member of one of the Dakota
Indian missionary bodies, his words are
to be relied upon :
I am the son of the He-Topa (Four
Horns, late a chief of the Uncapabas,)
and it is said that he was one of your
relatives; so, then, you are a younger
brother to me (sunfcachiye.) You are a
fuli-blooded Dakota, but you adopt the
ways of the whites, and I he^r that you
have been employed by the Great
%. For the last few years I have been in
of living. God made me to live on the
flesh of the buffalo; so I thought I
would stay out there as long as there
were buffalo enough for us. But the
Great Father sent for roe several times,
and although I did not know why ho
wanted mo to come down at last, I consented
to do so. I never, raj self, made
war against the children of the Great
Father, and I never sought a light with
them. While I was looking for buffalo,
they would attack and shoot at me. and
of course I had to defend myself or else
I should die. But all the blame is put
on me. I have always thought that the
Dakotas were all one body; and I
wanted to make an agreement with them
to come and settle down. "While I have
been in the North, here and there, a
good many little things have happened,
and I have been bJamed for them ; but
I know that I am innocent. Those men
who have made the trouble ought to be
blamed. Everybody knows that I was
not going to stay at the North any
longer, but that when the buffalo disappeared
I should make up my mind to i
I come down.
Although yon arc a Dakota, yon are
i employed by the Great Father; therej
fore I want yon to let him hear my
| words. "When I first came down, white
I men came to me almost every day to get
| some words out of me, but I said: "^'o!
i When I settle down I shall say some
! words to the Great Father." I know
j that some white rascals have dealt
! with the Dakotas, and by their foolish
ways have ruined them. As fov myself,
I do not -want any one to do mischievously
or deceitfully. So I do not want
to let any ordinary man hear my words.
I tell the whites that my words are
worth something; and even if they were
willing to pay me for it. I never made
any reply. But as soon as I saw you I
was well pleased. Although yon are a
Dakota you have gathered up many
good words and put them into my ears.
To-day I was wishing that some one
wonld come in and advise me, and as
you have done so, it pleases me very
much. Ail this people here belong to
me, and I hope that the Great Father
will treat them kindly, I always thought
that when we came back, and any of
j my relatives camo to me with good
words, I should reply " Yes, yes." Today
you have put good words into my
eirs;.-anu I have sakT, " YcS." In- the"r
future I hope I shall have some good
honest reliable man with me. Interpreters
have come to me often, follow
wg me tip, ana 1 nave saia, "r*o. i i
am not a child ; if I want to do anything
I shall take my time to think
it over.1' It is said Spotted Tail was
j killed by getting mixed tip with bad
j men. Often times a man has lost his
: life by being mixed tip with bad mer.
j But I wish that my people may be
j treated well, so that they may do right|
ly. I am the last one that has come in
j from the North, and yet I want to surpass
the old agency Dakotas in what is
i right, and I wish that the Great Father
! would furnish me with farming imple|
ments, so that I can till the ground.
Ivly brother, I wish you would send
the message to the Great Father right
away, so that he will help me. Now I
have confidence in vou that you "vriil be
able to send off my message. I am glad
that jou came to see me. It is a good
thing for relatives to see each other. I
have no cbietions to jour numbering
tho people. Sitting Bull.
Modesty is the conscience of the body.
Nothing makes men sharper than want.
Fly the pleasit-e that bites to-moi row.
The man who Knows the most is not
an owning man.
Worldly faces never look so worldly
as at a funeral.
Proud hearts and lofty mountains are
alwsys barren,
-A mainly suffer*without sinning, be
cannot sin whk^ut suffering.
Ragged clothing Qijnnot debase anion
as much as a frajed reputation.
We shall be free fromN^i,!^desires |
only when we are pure in heartTV. !
Ee who can suppress a momen^^j
anger may prevent a day of sorrow.
He that wrestles with us strengthens^
our nerves and sharpens our skill.
The faculty of reasoning seldom or
never deceives those who trust to it.
When a friend corrects a fault in you,
he does you the greatest act of friendship.
The power to do great things generally
arises from the willingness to do
small things.
In ourselves, rather than in material
nature, lie the true source and life of
the beautiful.
A smile costs the giver nothing, yet it
, is beyond all price to the erring aud
| repentant, the sad and chcerless, the
| lost and forsaken. It disarms malice,
j subdues temper, turns enmity to love,
! revenge to kindness and paves -the
i darkest paths with gems of sunlight. |
j The confession of error is the hardest j
! part of repentence, whether in man or i
j a nation. It is always there the devil J
j makes his strongest Sght. After that I
I he has to come down out of ttie mounj
ain and fight in the valley. He is then
i wounded, crippled, and easily put to
. | rout,
j ('onipiexion of Criminals.
I j In speaking of a prisoner who had
. j just been sent back to the cells of the
i Butler street Police Station in Brookl
| lyn, Sergeant Dyer said: "I don't like
| his color. In fact, it betrays him."
; j When asked to explain, he said: "We
i can nearly always tell a newly discharged
, | convict who has served a long term
i in r;rison by his color, which comes
! over his face because he is denied, the
| sunlight. Many a roan has been packed
5 : up by that fact, and detectives keep it
c i constantly in mind. The face gets a palr
i lid looK, with a yellowish cast. All of
-1 the noted thieves who have served for a
11 long time in prison get this hue. Some
j; of them are sharp enough to try to cver1
i come it by cosmetics, and they are as
i i particular about Using up their eoml
i plexion, under the circumstances, an a
5! woman going to a ball, for they know
3 i that the detectives will spot them if
; | they once get a glimpse of their color."
. i "Do not other men th?n criminals
1; have the same complexion?"
aj "Yes, night-editors. That's where w*
get mixed sometimes."
sjtorie* of Marauders Who Raid New York
It is a fact not generally known, but
a fact, neve:theless, that there is a special
class of criminals in this city devoted
to the spoliation of boardinghouses,
and that these boarding-house
thieves include some of the most adroit,
intelligent and ^crooked" people in the
i.._i a * i_ i .ii.. iJ
wuiitiY, j-ii'j eiueu;. 10 wxiiu:i me i<uialords
and landladies of the metropolis
are looted on by them would be difficult
to approximate. For eve 17 one case
which comes to light, a dozen are suppressed
; for nothing gives a boarding,
house a bad name as quickly as public
knowledge of the fact that it has been
the prey of these social vultures. Next
to never having been stuck with a trunkful
of bricks and old iron, nothing delights
a boarding-hous9 keeper's soul as
much as the ability to state that she or
he has never been a victim to the thief.
Those who can make this boast are
few, indeed, for the boarding-honse
thief has been pretty nearly everywhere
where he has found it worth his while
tensively employed on such cases, said,
las; week, to the iVerrs reporter:
"I know one row of swell boardinghouses
up-town, every one of which has
been worked by the gang, and several
of them not once, but twice and even
oftener. Yet, of the lot, only two carried
their cases into court. Last week,
I was called in to do some fine work for
a lady who conducts a boarding-house
on Fifth avenue. One of her guests
baa been robbed of a pair of solitaires,
worth 31,100, and some less expensive
trinkets. The author of the robbery
was believed to be a stylish young woman
who had lived in the house for a
week and been sent away because her
character was found to be objectionable.
I traced the girl and found that
she was totally innocent. She v?as wild,
but not a thief. I was in a quandary
till the landlady accidentally mentioned
an elderly gentleman who had visited
the house in search of rooms, and of
whom siie had not the slightest suspicion.
From her description I identified
a well-known confidence man and
boarding-house thief whom we had
never been able to get dead to rights
yet. Neither did we this time. I
traced the solitaries to a pawnshop,
where he had put them up for six hundred,
and got them back, but he had
vanished and has not been heard of
"But how did he get them V asked
the reporter.
"By the inquiry lay. This is a favorite
method of work with the boardinghouse
thieves. They drop in to find
rooms, and are shown over the house,
thus getting the lay of things. If a
door is open their quick eyes take stock
of what is inside: if another is locked
they manage to try it, and find out if it
is unlocked and if any one is behind it.
As a rule, they visit a house about meal
times, when the rooms are deserted,
a" 2' 'it have things pretty much their
ov/i way. Having been shown the
rooms they inquired for. and taken the
lay of the land, the rest is comparatively
"How easy ?"
"Wei!, sometimes the thief will ask
permission to use a wash-room aad so
get rid of his conductor. At others
tney will request to be allowed to take
dinner at the common table, "which
gives them license to move about the
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dozen ways, and they know them all.
They are the best talkers, the most persuasive
arguers and the easiest-mannered
and most elegant of rogues. The
most suspicious landlady becomes confidential
under the manipulation, and
congratulates herself that sheha3 got so
desirable a boarder, while that person
is in the very act of rifling her. If
they do not obtain an opportunity to
work while they are enacting the role
of inquirers, the thieves will engage"
rooms, send in a loaded trunk, spend a
few days as orthodox boarders, and then
vanish after making a clean sweep of it.
This clacs of boarding-house thieves
includes many men and women, elderly
and young, whom no one who did not
know them conld pick out for what they
are. I am often puzzled at first meeting
some of them. Dressed in fashion and
wiiti irreproacnaoieias:e. iney wear valuable
jewelry, bare always plenty cf
money to flash out, and possess plausibility
and intelligence of the highest
order. One of the most expert of them
is an Englishman, who masqueraded in
society as a real, live lord, till he was
found out and shown up by the papers.
He is a man of 30. not handsome, but
of aristocratic bearing, speaking French
German and Italian, like a native, and
is the husband of a famous French
actress, who got a separation from him
five years ago because he systematically
robbed her of her earnings as soon as
she laid hands on them. Another is a
Bostonian, agSd 40, a Harvard graduate
who was educated for the ministry and
went astray. You might mistrust the
Englishman on account of his style, but
I would defy even a ietective who did
not know him to ?usp?ct American
of doing anything but what he represents
"How about the women ?"
"The women are easier to pick out
than the men. Thc-y talk too much,
and make too many promises. Still
^Stere are some among them who are
Hrifl 4l"?z%rr? 1 ?3 n
V tri > \tie \/uc \jx io luu
the commission of^Sro'T^u^noTM
of a Richmond, Va., banker. She i9
woman of great intelligence, has beS
an actress, leclurer, ami practiced afl
physician, and is now perhaps the
danger oils boardiug-house tbie|^^|
But she drinks: and that i^r^vjier 1
powers of harm very materially.
"A very dangerous boarding-house
thief is a" fellow known as the piano
doctor. He has served a couple of short
terni3, but is now at large, and I expect
to hear from him every day. He is a
Dane, but passes for a G erman, and is a
most artistic fraud indeed. He calls at
a big boarding-house, where there are
certain to be several pianos, and asks if
any ot tuem warn; mniag. ne is so
handsome, gentlemanly and plausible,
that he is eertain to obtaiua job if there
is one ou hand. Equally certain is it
that after ho departs something is missing
from the room he worked in, if
there was anything there worth his carrying
avcny. 'The only consolation his
victims have is that their pianos are in
tune, for he is a master in that line.
| "Bogus mechanics are frightful depi
redators of our boarding-houses. There
I are a conple of clcck regulators and rei
pairers who spend two-thirds of their
| lime in iail and the other third in get:
ting there, qualifying themselves for the
; residence by going through our boardi
ing-houses. One of these is the hero
; of the famous French clock case. Did
| yon never hear i*?"
! The reporter admitted that he had
. not.
| "Well, I thought every one had,"
' said the detective, "though it never has
i been in print, to be sure. It occurred
! in this way : Mainspring Alike, as we
i call him, called at a swell boardingj
house in West Thirty-fourth street,
j looking for what, he could find. A lady
|Lad a magnificent French clock which
had been a prize exhibited at the Centennial
Exhibition, v.here her husband
: had paid $1,100 for it. Like most French
j clocks, this one had been fooled with
1 and adruired so much that it had got
>! ouj^Mrder, and Mike was permitted
Kie it.
stock of it, and decided that
Kave to hare anew mainspring,
vro.s broken. He weni
away to get the spring, and was gone so i
long that none supposed he would come ]
back. The lady had to go out, but she s
left word with the servant that if the s
clock-xrender did return he shou?d be i
permitted to go to work. Sure enough, ]
back came Mike with a bundle under ?
his arm, all apologies for having been j
detained. He looked around the room 1
for an hour and then went off saying the 1
clock was all right and he would come t
in for his pay in the evening. When i
the lady returned she found her beauti- i
ful clock ticking away on the mantle. s
and was, of course, delighted. So was s
her husband when he got home, until a
he examined the clock more closely. {
"Then he discovered that instead of c
a magnmcent timepiece 01 goia lniaia i
bronze, onyx, black marble and silver, i
he had a wretched cheap white metal r
imitation, made in some factory at the I
rate of a few dollars a dozen. It seems i
that some .manufacturer had got a t
model of the French clock at the Exhi- e
bition and turned off a lot of cheap ones, s
exact counterparts o? .it in design, one 1
of which Mike remembered having seen t
.in a sceofi^-Jaand shop s
laid 'eyes' on the original. Another i
adroit job of the same man's was per- ?
formed at the expense of an old Knick- s
erbccker family who own a famous col- s
lection of antique furniture and bric-a- o
brae. Ee got, through a servant whose n
favor he won, permission to fix up the c
nousenoia ciocks. Among tnese was a c
magnificent eight-day clock, whose 1
works are said to be the most valuable, o
in an antiquarian sense, of any clock c
machinery in the world, escept, per- c
baps, the great time-piece at Strasburg. n
Mike contrived to carry these works off, a
bodily, leavirig the face of the clock all t
right, and the weights and pendulum f.
hanging from hooks in the case. He
got 8300 for his spoil from a Broadway
antiquary, and the family never discovered
the theft till one of the hooks gave c
way and the pendulum fell out, when p
an investigation was instituted and the t
heirloom discovered to be a mere shell." o
In nine out of ten cases of theft from
out* first-class boarding-houses, the de- o
tective went on to say, the proprietor a
makes good the guest's loss, unless it c
is entirely too heavy, to prevent the '
ineiE oecoming puonc. sometimes r
thefts are charged when no theft has
been committed. Articles of jewelry s
are mislaid in wash-rooms and the odd
holes and corners of bnrean drawers and y
tracks, and a servant or an outsider is,
of course, held blamable. The detective j
was once called in to investigate the ?
mysterious disappearance of a valuable
emerald ring at a Fourteenth street \i
boarding-house. The ring belonged to v
a well-known actress, and she said she a
had laid it off the afternoon before in
her room, and when she looked for it h
Kfl 1 ^ All* IAIAW 1 ^ TTTft fl /y/\n rt r I 'll A L
ULAJLI au uuux laicx IU >rao guuc. iuc JJ
only people in tlie room ?.t the time 1:
were the actress, he^ daughter and a f;
negro servant who was cleaning Tip. i
The servant had left the house that
same night and had not returned. "
"Now this," said the thief-finder, s'
"would have looked like a plain case to a
most people, and the lady wanted the ^
servant hunted up and arrested. While y
she was arguing, I saw some cotton bat- li
ting on the floor, and asked what it was y
for. She said Nellie, her daughter, had i
been stuffing a fancy dove for her sweet- v
heart to hang over his looking-glass on g
the afternoon the ring was stolen, t
"Could you get that bird open, miss ?" p
I asked. 1
_"Certainly, sir," says she, : j,
f '\lfL KjLL^jy ~f T Tj p4x>acrO ^
She got her scissors and ripped the f,
threads out, and there, stuffed in among t
the cotton, was the missing ring, and \
there it would probably have stayed till f
the concern had been thrown ont into c
the street and washed down the sewer, t
if I had not seen that cotton batting on c
the floor."?New York News. 1
? f
Treatment of Insane Persons and In- c
ebriates. s
At the meeting of the Social Science a
Association in Saratoga, Dr. Channing, J
of Boston, read a paper on "The Care *
of Insane Criminals and Inebriates," of 6
which the following is an abstract: c
"As the treatment of insanity has gone 8
on improving from year to year, we have
become more and more convinced that ^
thongh strictly and correctly speaking *
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lb IS Li Ui LliC L'idiii, (JUC OUl'JCV/U I
cannot be cured by a few doses of medicine
and care in a hospital. In fact,
the treatment of insanity is as complex
as the moral, social and physical treatment
of the world at large. An insane
man is one who has dropped the ordinary
mask of social decorum, and the
weaknesses are shown in open daylight.
In spite of numerous changes requiring
| great skill to detect, the insane man
I still preserve s, in almost all cases, his
former ideas of the ordinary routine of
life. He still craves the surroundings
he has been accustomed to. It is felt
that the old-fashioned mode of hospital
classification, the putting together of
the good and the bad, the rich and the
poor, is losing sight of what might be
of the greatest importance in the patient's
treatment. Xo system of psychology
has as yet demonstrated the
whole nature of insanity. One sees the
physical side of the matter?says it is
very much like a broken leg. Another
sees only the intellectual side.and endeavors
to separate the mind from the body,
and leaves them to look after themselves. :
So truly understand classification, we '
must be so broad and free in otir views 1
that we can look at the moral, social, ]
i^lthof thelunatic/wh^P
PKe hospital for protection. .
I^rst thing to do is to separate the
.ignorant, the poor and the vicious class '
from the cultivated man of means. '
More attention should be paid to the
social relations of the insane than to *
any other class of persons confined in 5
an institution. We may say that per- '
sons of different social condition can be .
treated together without transgressing 3
the laws of natuie, but certainly the
morally good cannot be associated with ;
the bad without overstepping the ,
I UUU2U3 Ol ililtuiax piUJLU'JTCbJ.
must be protected, even at the cost of
the unfortunate, from every degrading, 1
demoralizing influence. Institutions '
for the criminal, insane and inebriates j
should be so arranged that moral defoc; ;'
tives of all kinds could find appropriate
care and treatment. Although the ine- 1
briate may be legally responsible, he is
practically, so far as care of himself is
concerned, the most irresponsible of
beings. After allusions to the efforts \
made in several states to provide sepa-!
rate asylums for insane criminals, men-!
tion is made ox the asylum for the crim- j
inal insane which has been provided j
i since 185!) in New York, and which has j
done ranch, to relieve asylums and tue
state prisons from a dangerous class.
" The care and reformation of drunkards
is, it seems to me, one of the most
vital questions of the present day. It
is one which f-tates have evaded or
handled with feeble courage, and as jet
but 3ittle progress has been made toward
its solution. The cure of the
drunkard must be abstinence. In the
inebriate we have a combination of the
lunatic, the moral imbecile, and often
j the criminal. The moving, direct, j
. cause of his disease is ready at his hand, !
to be used when he pleases, whereas in j
insanity the causes are complex and
often impossible to determine. The in- j
; sane man we do not scruple to deprive
1 of his liberty, but in what case could
there be more need of protection or
; more justification for treatment in a
proper place than that of the drunkard ?
, Let us do atrsy in this ease with the ;
sacred rights of the subject, etc.,and refl
member that society must first b^j^H
severely protected before there can b^H
such t: tiling as personal freedom. An3
inebriate needing treatment should be MB
proceeded against as in the insane per;on.
After proper evidence the'-eeqrfc fl|
should commit the person to the be- B9
mate reformatory, specifying a definite
ength. of time for treatment. This re-^B
'ormatory should be entirely unlike any
nstitntion in this country. The good 1
Acnlfo r\f o rryn A a A yn!ot-? /\^ +
tre seen in the Reformatory for Women I
it Sherborn, Mass., where 250 inmates .fl
ire entirely managed by women. Four
grades are made of the prisoners, ac-*M
jording to good behavior marks, and itfl
s fonnd that nearly all are eager to get V
nto better grades. The treatment of a
eformatorv for the inebriates would WB
jrineipally consist of work of various Wtii
;inds. A school, chapel, bowling-aileyj^dB
>illiard-room, arid other things to inter?
!St and amuse ohould be provided, ifl
hould be uncer the management of a]H
arge staff .of nedicaj .officers., .Jib least-??
hrs^yearswonldrbe required, probably, :M
iard?b relm^!>cr,' and' frequently^*
ind the drunkard and'his friends losin^D
ight of the fact, that chronic inebriety?
n Gorirmal-v nndprmines the health. th&t^H
ften a period of years of abstinence isfl
lecessary before the nervous system?
lay be said to ba sufficiently strong tofl
ear any unusual strain. Until we dcfl
earn to recognize this great important
f time we shall be only partially stH
essful in our efforts to cure this sS
ailed disease, but in the meantime
aust endeavor to teach its great valxH
nd obtain by law what the weakness &l j
he sufferer and the sympathies of his 2a
riends will not allow."
Burdette on Child Culture. Bj
"Well, time flies, the mackerel have^B
ome up the bay and are biting li^aB
oison, the ferns are growing old ana^H[
be boy is learning to talk so thatfl
ther people can understand him. fl
"If you would let rae have him abou^^H
>ne month," said the pleasant voice?
nd pleasant faced schoolmistress u-hfl
ame down here from up river last weeiM
'I could break him of that careles^B
Labit of speaking." a
Just because the boy had asked hid' ^
tern, dark browed father:
"Poppuls, whurs is mines fiiEn pole.?
'on peakin' mama tun day?" * fl
Which by interpretation is. as fhe^Hj
ileasant voiced schoolmistress wonl^fl
iave tanght him to say it:
"Father where is my fishing rod cfl
rhich yon were speaking to my mother
rith reference to purchasing it for in M
t some time in the indefinite future J
And her little serene highness sho^
:er head and said no; he has lost jfl
aby talk and learning to speak Etfl
ish too rapidly as it was. The pleassttflH
ace of the schoolmistress wrinkled up|
ito an interrogation point.
"Schoolmistress," the Jester said, H
'on all matters of education your fl
hacely head is net hilly ; it is as levelHB
s a new mown lawn. But you dorfl
rant to teach the baby grammar, axH
ou don't want him to speak good En Jl
ish. You want him to be a baby anfl
on want to encourage him' to indulfl
a baby talk. In the years to conflB
rhen - the pudgy little fists will cm H
:reat tears out of the blue eyes becaulH
he boys can't remember in just whafl
toints there should and must be exaA
tarmony between the verb and the sulB
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ellows beside -"ad, ante, con, in or 9
er, are followed by the accusati?|
phen he knows the world will stand sfl
or, just two hours after school ifH
an't recall that all terminations ia son
hing or other take the what you xrfl H
all it after some kind of things; wlfl
te is so trusting and has so intich _cB H
idence in Mr. Davies that he" is~fl
inly willing but anxious to accept H
tatement that the sum of the thH
.ngles of a triaDgle is equal to tfl
ight angles, without going to the bos
o prove his truthfulness by demfl
tration; along in those days the meml
>f his baby talk will come back to us iH
? ? ? TTa ??w1 1 l>A?tA
iWetJi) ILiUSie. XIC VriO.1 U&ic v
>nough with the English language 2
.11 the appurtenances thereunto apjfl H
aining, by and by. " "Xo," he fl
jonded in answer to a silent inquii?
he pleasant-faced schoolmistress, H
ioes not know his alphabet, tlfl
leaven, and he shall not be both?
vith. it. Yes, he has alphabet biM
md knows all the pictures cn tfl I
ind many preposterous stories afl
lie pictures, un, yes, ce can com
lear him now, counting the pebbleM
las brought home from the beach:
'ree, seven, free, seven, ten, free, ifl
;even, freecertainly he can count, ifl B
ijstem of his own, too, which is dfl
:han most peojDle have. Don't ma?
prig of the baby, schoolmistress, flfl
;he day on which they are six yeaiH
:hev must under the school system
;he States begin to study, and sfl
straight, and behave properly and sfl
correctly, and from that time until
jrave hides them they live and sjH
md act, verbally speaking, they be,"?
lo, and suffer, under social and edfl B
:ional surveillance. And I claim
it least six years of the life of man^^^^B
Evoman shouid be free?free as ihA
free to talk as the brook runs,
irammeled musical prattle andfl
ble. Why, here a few weeks ago,
i melancholy-looking child, about B
pearand in my presence and iB
a^^^Bkted to me, and said tofl
B Ra, of whom is that gen t B
"^BT^eprig! my heart blB B
him. ThatjJffrwQGi^Itoo^lpH
4V/,m ~ " O
3ay, 'Matca^ what is aat mail spcS
you about?' and reconstructed his fl
sral grammar on the same easy tfl B
md?look me in the eye?if thatfl
iidn't tan up like a young IndisJ
two days, and he gained seven pcfl
in two weeks. H
"You see," the Jester -conclude?
30i apologetic tone, for he had doifl
anu.sual amount of preaching that?
"you see, we haven't a very broac^B
perience in training children; we ifl
only one chick to cluck over and scrM
for, but we're bound he shan't ofl
school until he's through bein?
an J we know, schoolmistress, t;:JH
tho happiest baby that ever mofl
grammar."?jsiirangion aawxeue. i
A Toad Fieht.
I always keep a number of toadfl
my orchid houses for tbe purposB
destroying vermin. The other mofl
while watching two males, I was fl
amused at seeing them have a rfl
set-to fight. They went at cachM
in a regular scientific manner, s'lH
and boxing with their fore paws
ting with their heads. After sH
they seemed to get tired, cc-oH
down and viewed each other wi-M
complacency. From my earlie^B
have been in the habit of watcljM
ways of toads, and never saw
What It Cleans, fl
A wild, clear, ringing yeli csfl
xt. l ?;i~ i .uiafl
Liie croquet# gioujius, u.uu,
husband, who was sitting atjBj
window, smoking, reccnfetf|
voice, the perfect; serer*
remained undisturbed.?
in-law looked up with fl
sion, and asked, hnrrieH
' Arthur, did you S
What does it mean T
Without removing th^B
mouth, he answc-red calrH
"More 01m sai~e for
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