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CHAPTER XIV.
THB CBTPT.
The human mind, tboogh busiest
when exchanging ideas in conversation
with others, dives depest in solitnJe.
Probably no case was ever profoundly
considered unless the student was
done, and never so profoundly as
when involuntarily?when the mental
faculties are so absorbed in contemplation
of one subject that divenilon
from it is as being awakened from
sleep.
* .. u>?lnn<iai1 tlila tantk when hlV- I
A r*|ICl?CHVCU IUJ9 MW?M
log retired to my room, set down the
lantern, and exchanged my boots for
Uppers?I placed my elbows on the
mantelpiece and my head upon my
hands, and stood so for I know not
how long. That such was my attitude
for not less than two hours I am sore
from the interruption which dispelled
my reverie.
I had emptied my pockets, and all
the money I possessed-sis sovereigns
and some odd shillings?lay before me
on the mantelpiece. Perhaps It was
the sight of these few coins which led
me to review my experiences of the
past twelve days, and to seriously ask
myself for the tut time before seeking
assurance by actual essay, what
were my chances-to And the treasure
wbicb bad teen deposited in uie >
beneath my father's bouse. Tbat tbe I
treasure of whlcb 1 bad that day read
bad been disposed of as described by
My ancestor. I did not for a moment
doubt; that such a treasure should be
suffered to rest undisturbed for more
than two hundred years, there were
many reasons to doubt Yet was it
not distinctly asserted by Roger Trueman
that tbe treasure was In tbe Ab,
feot's Cell in tbe crypt?that it was to
remain there until be built a hospital?
Might not tbe bricked-up arcb which
ay aunt Gertrude had noticed when
abe went over HoJdenburst Hall be
this same Abbot's Cell alluded to by
my ancestor; snd might not tbe reason
for its being bricked up be to secure its
contents? And if that were so. could
Its contents be other than tbe quarter i
of a million Venetian sequins which J
had so strangely fallen into my ances-1
tor's possession and been as strangely
bestowed by him? It must be so. No
one of my family bad ever bnilt or
endowed a hospital?no one of them
had ever possessed so much money
as a quarter of a million sequins, unless
It were this same Roger True man;
and had so large a sum of money been
found in our bouse and appropriated
by any member of my family at any
period I could not.have failed to bear
of It. Yes; the money must certainly
be there, and I would presently go below
and look at It, and my father and
I would fetch it upstairs in the morning.
Then would my father and I inalat
on returning to uncle 8am the
money which he had so generously
glren to us; then would 1 ask Conatance
Marsh to become my wife;
then?
What a thing is money?the epitome
of all men's desires! Why, those six
mall yellow counters lying on tfie
belt before me would boy tbe bait!
dally labor of an East Anglian giant,
who to gala tbem would sweat aud
toil In tbe parched fields from sunrise
to sunset for twelve weeks?wages
current this last qcarter of tbe nineteenth
century. For less than two of
tbem will not a man labor in darkness
In tbe bowels of tbe earth with constant
peril to life or limb, or stand before
a roaring furnace, or work in the
noxious air of a factory amid the maddening
whirl of machinery for a week,
esteeming himself fortunate if such
slender means of life so earned be not
denied him? For want of these same
counters has not a loving husband and
father watched hia wife pine and bis
child die? Answer, you who have
been up and down this England of
ours, you who have traversed her
towns and villages, you who know bow
tbe poor live and how they die. is it
not so? Why, in the towns of Christian
England, is every man plucked
by tbe sleeve who posses along tbe
liyeway? What is the cause? Lust?
Nay; dire need of a pitifully few silver
counters, and tbe inability of hundreds
Of thousands of women to gain tbem
by means more honorable. Even I,
whose fcfe baa not yet run to two decades,
and who have always lived re
mote from the busy haunts or men,
cannot bat knowa these truths; uud i?
It not wrong in one wbo hag youtb,
leisure, and tbe luxuries of life to so
passionately desire to grasp tbls treasure,
wkicb be baa done nothing to acquire
and wbicb certainly is not his?
Bnt a few days ago, and tbe wbole
apirit of greed was foreign to my nature;
now is my wbole being dominated
by it. Alas, can It be that Lore,
purest of passions, evokes Avarice?
Ko; desire of that wbicb is necessary
la compassing a natural and laudable
ambition la not avarice. These se
quins are accessary to me if 1 am to
win the girj upon whom 1 have set
my beurt; cay, more, perhaps they
have been reserved in this mysterious
way for this special object Have
not ilie wine wen oI tbe earth in every
age ascribed wbat are commonly called
, mysteries to ibe orderly decree* of
high powers? But for toy love oI
Constance Marsh tbe question whether
there exists a bidden treasure lu our
bouse or not would only languidly Interest
me. Che *ara sara. Now will I
ligbt my lantern and go below. II?
Heaven*! wbat was that t
I turned about in a fright ax great
as that of a tblef disturbed iu his nefarious
work, yet it was nothing more
than a gentle tapping on the outside
?i my door. It was now a quarter or
an hour past midnight, and my father
and the servants should bare been in
i>ed at least two hours. As I glanced
At my watch the tapping was repeated,
V
irstilHaliHj
AbTER BLOOMFIELD
idt Bimai Bona.
as gently as before. I am asbamed
to confess bow mucb tbis simple circumstance
alarmed me. I listened intently
for a minnte, conscious of nothing
but tbe loud ticking of my watch
and tbe violent throbbing of my heart,
whan thp tannine was repeated a third
time, a till very softly. With a great
effort I disguised my terror, and called
out ooldly?
-Who's there?"
"It's only me. Master Ernest." replied
the feeble voice of John Ada ma
"What do you want?" I aaked. flinging
the door wide open.
" re you 111? Is there anything I
can do for you?" inquired tbe old
man.
"No, I am not HI, and there is nothing
you can do for me. Why do you
trouble me with such an absurd Inquiry?"
"1 thought I heard you walking
about, and that I saw a light in your
room."
"Why, I have not moved off the
hearth-rug these two hours or more,
and tbe only light here la that taper
on the mantelpiece."
"You are not angry with me. Master
Ernest?" plesded tbe old man.
"No. no; why should I be? Tou are
very attentive. Co to bed st once."
1 watcbed the old man at he alowly
walked awaj along the corridor carrying
a lighted candle in one band,
and shading its flame with the other,
and did not re-enter my room until
after I bad heard his door close.
This simple incident abated much
of my courage, and caused me to postpone
my visit to the crypt for a full
hour. I was very anxious and nervous.
but not to be deterred from carrying
out my resolve. At half-past one
o'clock I quietly emerged from my
room, doting the door behind me as
noiselessly as possible. In one hand
I carried a lantern?lighted, but with
the wick turned so low that it emitted
only a feeble gleam?and in the other
a riding whip without a thong, on the
butt of which a heavy hammer was
mounted?an instrument used bj my
pporting forefathers for opening obstinate
five-barred gates. I tried to
persuade myself that I carried this
weapon solely to assist in removing
any lumber or other inanimate obstruction
which might lie between me
and the object of my search, and not
for defense?an ingenious but unsuccessful
attempt at self-deception.
The light from my lantern, feeble
though it was. caused my form to cast
an enormously exaggerated shadow
on the floor and wall of the corridor.
The carpets had been removed from
the corridor and stairs, a circumstance
I bud not considered, and despite my
soft slippers and careful tread, a dls
tinctly audible and weird creaking proclaimed
each step I set. I paused for
a moment outside Old John's door. It
waa closed and all was dark and silent
within. Tbc creaking of the staira was
so loud that had any Inmate of our
bouse chanced to have been lying
awake my errand must have infallibly
been betrayed.
Once in the entrance ball, I again
paused. All was still and quiet aa the
grave. Setting down my lantern, I
took from my pocket a huge key 1 had
been careful to abstract from its accustomed
place a few hours before,
and which opened a dsor in a stillroom
at the back of the entrance ball,
whence a steep flight of steps led down
into the crypt. There was now no
further danger of disturbing anybody,
and I entered the stillroom with confidence,
but was annoyed to find the
door which opened on the steps which
led to the crypt standing partly open;
and rcoroached myself for my care
lessness?for doubtless 1 was the last
person there?regarding the circumstance
as additional proof of my nervousness.
However, it could not matter.
and I pushed open the door yet
wider and boldly descended into the
crypt
I bad not visited the crypt since 1
conducted my aunt Gertrude through
k, and perhaps less than half a doxen
times before. Certainly 1 had not previously
observed it so closely as I now
did. It was a large vault, built entirely
of stone, the mainway of It being
an apartment about eighteen feet
wide and aa long as the house?that
is to say. a hundred and ten feet?
with eight arched recesses on elthei
side, whereof the one to which I wai
bound differed nothing from the otben
except In being closed by a brick wall
at the front. The mainway was tolerably
clear, but nearly all the recessec
were filled with miscellaneous lumber.
for the most part ancient and pe
cullur? terrestrial and celestial globes,
telescopes, retorts, crucibles, and
strange instruments of which 1 did
cot kuow the names, doubtless the
whole of them long ago rendered
worthless by modern and improved
means of scientific investigation. Not
withstanding my extreme eagernesi
to accomplish the object of my visit
to this place. 1 procedeed bat slow)]
on my wuy. looking into each recess
first on the right and then on the left
resolving to thoroughly examine ever]
object in it after I bad informed mj
lather of my magnificent discovery.
My s. irits were greatly elated; foi
indeed it was scarcely possible that 1
should now be disappointed, my great
est fear? that the workmen employe*
about the house had been into tb<
crypt to use it as a store for their tooli
and materials?being dispelled, for n<
sign of them or their belongings wai
anywhere to be seen.
In this mood I reached the Abbot')
dell. and. bavins turned uu the wict
of my lantern, stood before it am
considered it. Yes, there it was; ant
its aspect was the same aa when mj
attention was lire; called to It bj aun
Gertrude. Aod now. bow was I to re
more so mucb of this brick screen at
' ' 'i?':
/ I
would enable me to get through to
where the treasure chests were concealed?
I observed with joy that the
mortar between the bricks, from age
and want of timely repair was nearly
all crumbled and gone; but though I
could have drawn a few of the bricka
out of their places with the aid of
my hammer, 1 refrained from doing so
for fear of the upper bricks falling upon
me, which from their loose appearance
seemed more than probable.
To get a couple of boxes, stand them
on end one upon the other and inount
to the top, was the work only of a
few minutes. 1 then applied my hammer
aa a lever to force up one of the
topmost bricks, and was surprised to
ttnd that It was merely laid in its place
and not attached in any way to its
fellows. This was the case with another.
and yet another. Why, all the
bricka were perfectly loose?merely
piled one upon another as a child
builds bouses with wooden blocks.
I removed more than a hundred
bricks which formed the upper rows
by simply lifting them one by one and
laying them aside upon the floor.
When a sufficient number had been removed
to enable me to see what was
within, I stood my lantern on what
wan now the top of the wall aud. with
feelings of intense satisfaction and
delight, beheld several square black
chests at the end of the recess. Forgetting
In the excitement of the moment
that tbe wall with which 1 was
dealing was only such in appearance.
I leaped on to the top of ti. and by
aid of my bands dropped down on tbe
inside, pulling a large part of tbe
structure Inwards with me and dashing
my lantern to the ground with so
much force that tbe glass was broken
and tbe light extinguished.
Fortunately 1 was not unprovided
for such an emergency, as, being a
smoker. It was my custom to carry
matches. 1 soon extricated my lantern
from among the bricks which
bad fallen with It. and baviug relit it,
proceeded to examine my surroundings.
At the end of tbe recess stood
tbe black cbests which I bad noticed
from tbe outside, orderly disposed in
three rows, three chests Id a row?one
cbest less than I bad expected to find.
Looking about me more particularly,
I beheld with dismay the tenth chest
nearly in the middle of the apartment,
with a half-burned candle protruding
from the neck of a bottle and an ordinary
up-to-date box of mutches
standing upon it; at sight of which my
burning hope fell to zero. Having removed
the candle and mutches, I
tapped the cbest with my hammer; it
was resonant. I lifted it; it weighed
scarce ten pounds, and the lid fell off
on to the floor. I held my lantern
closc and scrutinized it eagerly, and?
Ob. cruel fate!?it bore every ?ign of
having been recently opened; the thick
black paint wax grazed in a way that
denoted the action of a double-pointed
crowbar as freshly as if the cbest bad
been forced open an hour ago. I stood
It down, ran to the other chest*, and
quickly moved them from where they
stood. Not one of them contained anything,
but each of tbem bore the same
unmistakable traces of recent viola
tlon as I had observed upon tbe flr*t
Mad with rage and disappoint ment.
I quitted tbe recess in tbe manner I
bad entered it, pushing outward a lot
of loose bricks in tbe act, and was
striding rapidly along the mainway
witb Intent to go at once to my father
and tell blm all, wben an object met
my gare which arrested my progress
and almost stupefied me with terror.
In a recess near to tbe door by which
I had entered tbe crypt crouched the
figure of a man. his back towards me
the better to conceal a small lamp
which he carried.
I was neTer robust, and my breakdown
at this critical juncture must
in justice be ascribed to natural weakness
rather than to cowardice. My
first impulse was to rush at the intruder
and strike biin down with my
hammer, but all power of locomotion
bad deserted me. I tried to sbout for
belp, bat my tongue refused its office,
and. involuntarily relaxing my grasp
of my lantern und weapon, 1 sauk insensible
to tbe ground.
To be continued.
Trminm?a Bothered b7 m Spook.
Engineer Gene Smitb. of tbe Colorado
Midland, doesn't believe in ghosts,
and that's wbat troubles bim. He was
rounding a deep cut near King station
one day tbis week wben be saw tbe
figure of a woman dressed in wbite
f lying across tbe track. "It was too
late to apply tbe brakes," be said to
a group of trainmen to-day. "I gave I
i the whistle. It was an echo of the
despairing wail that rose from toy
heart. 1 closed my eyes, but we
struck nothing. Looking out from my
engine a moment later I saw before
' me floating up nnd with the hand war
ing mockingly at me. the figure which
> I had just seen lying prostrate on the
tracks."
J. D. Crowley, who runs another
t train over the same route, confirms
i Smith's story. Both are men of unI
questioned veracity. There is much apprehension
among trainmen over that j
> branch, and it is said there is a strong j
demand for rabbits' feet and other
talismans.?St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
I lb* Horse Blew First.
' horse breeder residing not fat
from Newtouards, Ireland, seat one of
I h's men to blow a medical powder up |
I a youug horse's nostrils. In a short
- tiiue after going out to perform bis
i task the master proceeded to the stat
hies to see how the wjrk was being
r done. lie found Pat leaning up against
. the stable door, coughing, rubbing his
. eyes and appearing very much
r alarmed.
r Master?"What is the matter? Are
you hurt?"
r I l'at?"Ob. I'm killed entoirely. Whin
[ I put tbe tube in tbe haste's nose,
. shore be blew first, and tbe powdber
I Is down me throat, and I'll be after
? drine tbla mlnlt!"
i
> Clinching a Bargain la China.
> When you engage a servant or make
a bargain in Cbina it 1h not considered
i binding until tbe "fastening penny"
I baa been paid. Although his bad faith
1 is notorious in some matters, yet. to
! do him justice, when once this coin baf
r been paid by you the Chinaman, coolie
t or shopman, will geuerally stick tc
- bia bargain, even tf tbe reault to blm
i be Iom.
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i; Stories A^out U?et- |
I t> Eating Plants i
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O By J. Carter B?*rd. O
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0E have nil of us been accustomed
to wonderful stories
of tbe wisdom of ant* and
of bet*, ns well an other
worthy members of entomological
races, that the doubts which
certain scientific investigators are beginning
to entertain with regard to
the truth of any assertion that attributes
conscious intelligence to these
little creatures, comes upon our sentimental
appreciation ol their ways with
something like a shock.
When we consider the wonderful
adaptation of means to an end. the prevision
ami the ingenious method* employed
hy many sorts of inserts in
carrying out the purposes and objects
of their lives, we are indeed inclined
to civd!: them with intelligence of a
hich order. It is only after we are
forced to recognize the extreme limitations
of this so-called intelligence, its
Inflexible nature, and its Inability to
adapt itself to other conditions titan
those under which it is habitually, or
ordinarily exercised, that we recognize
how much is wanting in tbe behavior
of insects to furnish conclusive evldence
of their possession of any Intellectual
capacity whatever.
Light, for example, attracts insects in
general, as it does also plants, but it
does not necessarily follow that vision.
In the human sense of the word, be-1
longs either to plants or to injects.
Intelligence doeR. Indeed, direct the
i
PLANTS THAT
Actions of the bee lu building her comb
and tilling it with honey, aud tbe ant
1b her wonderful domestic economy;
but It is an intelligence quite as much
above the plane of consciousness of
the bee and of the ant. an it is al>ove
that of the orchid, for iustanee, in the
admirably ingenious manner in which
the flower enlists the aid of the insect
in c^iveying pollen. Reflex action* of
this kind mimic intelligence on the part
of the actor, something perhaps as do
the movements of the l>ait. said to
have been inveuted by TesiJ. which,
worked by etheric waves, proceeds in
any given direction, turns or dives beneath
the surface of the water upon
which it flonts, not In obedience to any
directing power on board. but at the
will of tbe person operating a battery
on the shore.
Take from the cell excavated by a
digger wusp, the grasshopper she has
placed there, and upon which she has
laid her egg. and the wasp, after entering
andj'Xploring the cell. will, instead
of restocking it and laying another egg.
calmly close it up. just as she would
have done had it not been robbed.
The sand wasp (Bcmbexi can unerringly
return to the entrance to her cell
from the distance of a mile or more,
over a featureless wind bank, and although
her burrow is covered over with
Band, and to human eyes entirely indistinguishable
from the parts surround
AN INSECT CAL'UHT IN TIIE TENTACLES
OP DROKERA ROTrNDIKOLlH.
Inn it <) /. !? .. on /.Mil !llil?lif IHMin fill*
lUfc II, IUV " u-'l' I |
exact spot, scratch nway tin* sand and
enter tbe nest; but remove the surface,
exposing the tell and the larvae, and
Beuibex In entirely at a loss, unable
to recognize either her own titst or her
own offspring. Nothing can more perfectly
show how an interaction of
forces, without a conscious, directing
Intelligence, can, in a certain particular
way, achieve a marvelous result,
while In every other, it results in confusion
and failure. Tbe unu. Jul happeus,
and an organism constituted as
is the Bembex. is thrown out of gear,
much as would be a machine in whieh
a wig-wheel has failed to engage the
answering, cogs of another wheeL
There are in plants fully as many
Ingenious devices to Attain some de i
sired end. and nn ninny adaptations tc
special environments, perhaps, a?
among Insects. riant*. however, root
ed as they are to one spot. nnd in pen
eral im-npahle of movement, exhibit
contrivance in the only way left them
to do so. in their habits of growth, nnd
in th<> form and arrangement of their
partJ. as seen, for instance, in th?? manner
In which many provide for the din
tribution of their seed, and the in j
rentive faculty. so to epenk. shown io
the modifications of form in orchid*
to secure fertilization. I say In general
Incapable of movement, hetnuse the
rule admits of very notable exception*.
In the telegraph plant (I")csniodiuro 1
gyrauust of India, of the three leaflet*
of which each of Its leaves are <-omposed,
the larger terminal one erect!
Itself during the day. and turns sharply
down at night, while the other two
smaller leaflets move constantly day
and night. describing complete circle*
with n iK'cuIinr jerking motion like the
second hand of a watch. Occasionally
they rest for a period, and then go on
again, tints bringing every part of
every leaf to the full action of the sunlight.
Many plants shift the positiou of
their leaves as the direction of the light
changes. This power is possessed to a
considerable degree by some of our
common house plants. If an oxalis
shrub, for instance, is exposed for a
time to the light in a window, and then
turned half way round, nu observer
can by watching. Fee the leave* readJust
themselves to their new position
In relation to the light. Certain movement*
of plants seem to testify to the
possession by the plant* of something
answering to the tactile sense in animals.
A number of plants besides the
f f.
1 WTTSBflT CAU6ST IB THE m?. /
EAT INSECTS.
common sensithe plant, exhibit apparent
sensibility to external impressions
and manifest also the power of trans- mittin?
the perception of these impressions
from one part of the plant to
another. In addition to this power,
there are plants which jkisscss a power
of discrimination thut certainly seems
to have as just a claim to be called
intelligent, aa tbc actions of some in- I
sects.
If a drop of water or a grain of sand j
falls upon the gland-studded leaves of j
the sundew (Droserai, nothing more |
happens that as if they had been
dropfM'd upon the leaf of any ordinary |
plant; hut let an Insect or a hit of j
meat take the place of these inuutritious
substance*, and you shall see
the tentacular glands gradually hend
over, and assisted l?y the curling up
of tbe leaf itself, enfold the cHculent
morsel, and cover It with a digestive
fluid, which at once dissolves it and
adapts it to be assimilated by the in8ect-<*atiiig
plant.?Selentitic American.
? .
r.(iladttou?'i Lanrh.
"lie bud a most enviable appetite
for plain. nutritious food." said Mr. (i.
\V. K. Kumk-11. in bin charming discourse
on Mr. Gladstone at the Cambridge
summer meeting. "The word
reminds me."' writes a corresfK>rulent.
"of a luncheon party at Ilawarden
Castle a year or two before Mr. <?ladMtone'x
death. He was then, by medical
orders, on very simple diet indeed,
and while we others p.-rrtook of all
sorts of dainty dishes he ate his hoik'd
fish and milk pudding without a word
or sigh. giving us meanwhile one of
those delightful sparkling 'mono*
lnjrues* to which Mr. Hussell refers.
Toward the ei:d of the meal, however.
I noticed that Mr Gladstone lost a I
little of his smiling serenity, and once
(>r HVH'O IOOKCII ;IM>IIUU M'lurn li.i i tin- j
lively to sh* if the mini behind liis
chair had departed. When this event
li:id at last tak??n plnec the old man
row Willi a twinkle in his eye*. went
to the sideboard, rut himself a substantial
rust' ofT of the loaf. helped
himself to a plentiful supply of cln'ese.
and wldle we toyed with hothouse
grapes and peaches, he ate the 'forbidden
fruit' with the relish of a fchoolIwy."?Went
minuter Cazette.
Nine Men and a Tailor.
Onee upon a time there was a tailor
who had only niue customers, but as
the nine were very wealthy niPti. who |
wore a great many suits of clothes
each season, aud were not at all particular
us to how much they |>aid for
| them, he nueeeeded in accumulating a
fortune lu a few years.
Moral.?Nine men can make a tailor.
If they only upend enough.-New York
Herald.
Wild Elephant* (!row Scarce.
It Is estimated that there arc fewer
tinin 10.UUU wild cU'pluuits l?-ft in all
the eouutrlcs on the globe. aud that live
of these will he kilk'd o(T where one is
l?orn. It is a matter of only a few
years when the last must no
A single pair of rabbits can multiply j
in four years to ],250,UU0. j
i
I Napoleon's |
Magic Table |
Great Cariosity Now Owned |
by a Noble Swc4bh ?
ff^XWCnratntfTCQQPJGCPCnOPCnCEClOOO Ji
MAPOLEON'8 magic table i
one of the greatest curloaltie
- ^ from the time or the uram
Emperor. who bad it in hi
itudj at the Castle of 8L Cloud. Afic
the death of Napoleon it was bougb
c?* . ^
?sa&
I ^ ????
TOP OK NAPO
In London by Baron Kebausen. Swe<
Ish Ambassador to tbo Court of S
James at that time. It is now owm
through Inheritance, says the Strati
Magazine, by one of the foremost fam
lies of tbe Swedish nobility. Insii:
the drawer of tbe table is pasted an ol
lip on wbicb is printed a descriptioi
napoleon's magic table.
which in modernized English reads '
follows: "The Em|k?ror Napoleon wj
highly delighted with this extrnordi
ry work of art. It formed the surfa*
of one of the table* in h!? study. ar
was always shown to all foreigners <
distinction who visited the imperi
court. It is a (minting, whose rescn
blance to what it represents Is the mo
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One may look nt this strnuj
production of nrt in different liglit*
the piece* of money, the fragment <
broken glass. tbe penknife, water ar
cards retain aq equally illusive appea
ance as the observer moves round tl
table?but it requires a very minute e:
amination to discover all the trul
magical wonders it possesses." 1
these times, when relics of Napoleon
are eagerly sought for. the pr^sei
wherealKuits and the picture of th
mastcrpicee should certuinly Interei
all connoisseurs.
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A new method of measuring for to I
om has been patented in I'aris. T1
j>erson to be mrnrarcd is placed Wfoi
the camera. and between them is intr
duced a network that it photograph*
at the same time and serves as a stam
ard. Certain articles are necessary i
obtain a complete result; thus, certal
hidden parts, like tin* armpits, ett
must be indicated by objects visibi
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I from without, and. finally, MTeij
| view* must be taken from various
I standpoints. The subject In also fitted
f with a sort of harness which Indicate#
IKiintK of comparison. These i>olnta
I may, however. Iw marked directly on
I the person Instead. The relative poalI
tloos of the camera. the network, and
[ the subject are carefully adjusted so
that the subject appears always on th#
I, Mime scale, and then the photograph la
5 taken from the various necessary
standpoints.?St. James's Gazette.
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? Jatloai Romans.
j The Villa Borghese, whose coo^
g shady part is the daily promenade of
r fashionable Roman society and the re*
it sort of many Americans, has Just bceo
LEON'S MAGIC TABLE.
1- oflTeryl for sale, and Is the centre of
t- the deepewt interest In the Internal City,
d The park is private property, but by
d the will of Cardinal Sciplon his helr?
l* are obliged to keep the park open to tbel
,e public, and at the name time to keep
'd the property in good order.
n* The cost of keeping up auch a domain
is Immense, and the villa is heavily
mortgaged. Recently the property was
put up at auction, but no offers were
made. Speculators are kept away by
the conditions attached. The Kom.ine
are very tenacious of the rights glveo
to them by their fellow citizen. Cardinal
Hcipion, and will not hear of allowing
one of the venerable old tTees to
In- cut down and the land divided into
building lots.?New York Times.
Koatcd th? Emwjt.
Counsel, too, have their private
luncluon room in the courts, and apropos
of this I may tell what I believe Is
an unpublished Lockwood story. One
day the sanctum was Invnded by *
gaunt female who upon being courteously
approached by the juuior flatly
declined to leave. Thereupon nu un
Musing Q. C. looked the lad}- In thofnee
and expressed his mind. Htill
did not budge. Lockwood then interlg
vened. "I do not think there is anyja
tiling unseemly in this lady's presn.
enee," quoth he. "She wears a sown,
and?yes. I'm pretty sure that she also
l(j wears a wit;.*' The lady went.?l^ondoo
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These , used by Roman*. had
pointed end* to use in drawing snail*
j from their shells.
ie Illinois capitalists have bought up the
re big marshes opjioslte New Orleans' oo
the Mississippi, and propose- to reelalia
them after the manner prevailing la
Holland.
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in In Prussia, during the year WOO,.
r?2T?7 ronles and 1403 females committed
le suicide.
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