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A7-7vrT'ao YOEKYILLE, S. C, WEDNESDAY, APEIL 19, 1898. ISTO. K>. Y vy _ a ^ THE RAJA BY J. Gr. E [Copyright, 1893, by American Pros CHAPTER XIII. WHAT MORE REMAINS TO BE DONE? The companion of Dr. Maidhoff was a young man of prepossessing appearance, ' whom, as we have stated, Detective Man- | eon had never before seen. The two | were seated at a small round table to ! the rear of the room and conversing in ' low tones, while they passed the marvel- j ous rajah's ruby back and forth between j them. The officer listened closely, but was ' unable to catch a syllable of what was ' said. The utmost he could do was to detect the murmur of the younger person's voice when he spoke, for it possessed a deep, sonorous quality that was j more musical than that of the other. Had the listener been able to overhear | tho conversation doubtless the whole exasperating mystery would have been cleared up; but, as has been shown, that was an impossibility. Was not the work of Max Manson, however, so far as the rajah's ruby was < concerned, finished? He had been sent j to Ellenville at the request of Dr. Maidhoff to discover what had become of the wonderful gem that had been stolen from the late Mrs. Livennore. Here it was, within a few feet of him, in the hands of the very man that had made the application. What more remained j to be done? "Nothing," he muttered, answering | rr?i.? I 1113owh question?'iiial is, as aua-is mis jewel. I have discovered that the thief ia the trusted family physician. That's enough. The next thing is to learn what , they have done with Folsom Simpson." As noiselessly as he had climbed the tree he descended to the wet ground and stood for some minutes debating what should be his next step. Before he could form any conclusion an increased flood of light caused him to look up again at the window. j "He signaled to somebody." I)r. Maidhoff had raised the curtain to ; the top and was standing in full view j with the lamp in his hand, as if striving ; to peer into the impenetrable drizzle on the outside. Standing there, he held the larftp above his head, thus bringing it near the top i of the window, and then, pausing for a ! minute, he extended his arm so as to j shove the light to one eide and out of j sight of any one on the outside. It was ! kept thus for a brief space, when it was elevated once more over his head. This maneuver was repeated threo times, when he lowered the'curtain, clis- j appeared, and evidently withdrawing to his former seat left the same dull illu- ! mination in the apartment. "He signaled to somebody," was the ' thought of the watcher below, "and who can it be?" Had tho sun been shining a person standing in the position of the docto could readily see his office, which was at no great distance. The conclusion therefore was that he was communicating with some one there. But, turning his gaze thither, Manson discovered nothing in the nature of an answer. Here and there twinkled tho lights in the houses of the town, but none went through the peculiar gyrations he had just witnessed. "It may have been done without my seeing it, or, what is as likely, no reply was expected by the doctor." No glimmer of light as yet concerning the missing friend, and just now he was of more concern to Max Manson than a thousand rajah's rubies. Standing thus in the drizzle and gloom, depressed, perplexed and at his wits' end, Max Manson gradually became aware of some faint but increasing odor that was in the air and making itself manifest to his sensitive nostrils. Memory is impressed the most vividly through the sense of smell, and that which stole uj>on the detective was pleasant and familiar. "At any other time," he reflected, "1 V?oi?q omnrn +V?af wac outiOOfl nvutu uat v onui u buuv iuuv vmuwv\? by one of Fol's delicious Perfectos." Peering about in the darkness, he saw a tiny point of fire on his right. Manifestly it was the glowing tip of a cigar. Somebody was near him and smoking. The aroma IxHjame more distinct, for some air current persisted in bringing it straight to Manson. "It must be he, for few smoke such j fine cigars." "While he hesitated to speak and was puzzled beyond expression a suppressed voice called to him through the gloom: "Hello, Max, is that you?" The red point dropped downward, as though the smoker had removed it from ' his lips, and Folsom Simpson advanced, the darkness being too intense for him to be seen, but the soft rustle of his feet on , the wet grass was heard. "Well, this is a welcome surprise!" j exclaimed tlm delighted Manson, finding the hand of Lis friend and heartily shaking it. "I didn't know what had become of you." "I'm all right," was the cheery response. "Have a cigar?" "Thanks, but what has happened to you, Fol?" "Nothing special, though I have had a somewhat lively experience since I saw you; but confound this wet and cold. Let's go to the hotel where we can warm up and be comfortable." "But what of those people up there? I suppose you know about them?" "Yes, I had a peep into the room ahead of you and saw what they were at. They will keep: we needn't bother with them." "Then you observed that signal a few minutes ago by the doctor?" "Of course. I couldn't very well help seeing it." "Have you any idea what it meant?" "Not a very clear one, but I fancy it was intended to apprise some person that everything was right, in fact, i am quite sure of it." "For whom was it intended?" . "Miss Evelyn Gilder, who is or was standing at one of the windows in the office of Dr. Maidlioff awaiting the noti- , fication." "But what the mischief is the meaning of all this tomfoolery?" asked Man- j 6on. "It 13 a curious affair all the way through, but this isn't the place to discuss it. Wait till we get back to the hoteL" "But hold on a minute or two," per- j sisted Manson, who could not feel that this was precisely the right thing to do. i . "Since you have seen the two men up there you saw, too, what they were examining and talking about?" "I did." "What is it?" "The real rajah's ruby and no mistake. This isn't glass, but the gem itself, worth five times what a diamond of the same size would be." "Since tho gem has been traced I ! _H'S RUBY.! (ETHUlSrE. s Association.] dou't sco that anything more is left for j us to do but to go homo and report." "I shall have instructions tonight. No j doubt the chief will 6end something for | you also. They may be at the hotel j now. He told me he had sent you here, ' >1 11 i,? ! out WOUHl pruuauiv recall juuauci uo had received tho last word from me." j "Do you think it advisable to leave j those fellows up there?" "What's to bo gained by dogging them? They have the rajah's ruby and ; will soon leave the dwelling?they aro | going now." The light in the room was suddenly I extinguished, or more probably the ! couple had taken it to guide their way ; down the hall, where it was doubtless j blown out. Then the door opened and | closed, and the footfalls of the two were heard as they walked across the porch, down upon the wet gravel and out into i the street, where their figures loomed to ! view under the glow of the lamp. The officers waited until they were at j a safe distance, when they followed and I shortly after were seated in Max Man- j son's room at the village inn, whither j food and drink were sent so that they I might converse without fear of interrup- j tion. Folsom Simpson related his interesting ! VAJ./VA IViiVV. "I never made a more stupid or unaccountable blunder," ho added after relating what has already been told the : reader, "than in forgetting that instead : of one sepoy there were a couple of them. It must have been some instinct j that warned me of my danger, but as it was it came within a hair of being too late. That second fellow was on me beforo I could prepare for him, and he made i a vicious lunge with his wicked knife, his j momentum throwing me to the ground." j 'How did you save yourself?" "You couldn't guess in a month." "Then why delay telling me?" "I had just bought a lot of new cigars. There was a bundle of them in my left inside pocket. The knife went througli | and ruined them. But instead of making I a fight, when I had no earthly chance, I I gavo an awful groan and stretched out as though I had received my last sick- | ness. The East Indian must have at- I tacked me in a sudden frenzy, and the next instant he and his companion were : terrified at the consequences of what ; they had done. They could not help I knowing that, despite their matchless 1 cunning, they were sure to be called j to account if within reach when the ! discover}* of my body took place. So the two hurried away and must have traveled all night to get as far as possible from the spot. "I was hoping to accomplish some- j thing of that nature, for those confound- j ed fellows were continually obtruding j and overturning all the calculations I could make concerning the ruby. Now | they are gone and are sure not to interfero again." ! "Do vou think nothinir is to be feared ! from them?" i "Nothing at all. They have given up all hope of getting the rajah's ruby and aro only aiming to save their own necks." "But, Fol, how was it you did not let the chief hear from you before? You gave him a great scare, and he sent me out hero in a hurry." The rotund detective laughed as ho ; replied: "That dispatch of mine was sent by an amateur, I judge, from the way it was mangled on its passage. I wrote out plainly that he would probably not hear from me for several days and told him ! to be ready to send you to my help | whenever I asked him. I had no idea of i anything of the kind that took place. I i wired him directly after you started, l and then hi.d to spend a considerable | time in explaining things to him." CHAPTER XIV. "YOU WILL REAR FROM ME LATER OX." j Max Manson recounted his own experience, doing so with some chagrin, for he thereby confessed that he had been outwitted by the two men from , India. Simpson, however, showed true delicacy for his friend by remarking 1 that his mistake was one which the shrewdest person would have made under similar circumstances, and there- I fore there was no cause for reproaching himself. "The landlord told me that you had | not been here for several days." re- | marked Manson. "Of course not. I didn't know but those fellows, or at least one of them, I would venture to return to learn about ! me, so I quietly withdrew into the coun- ; try to escape the possibility of being seen by either of them." "You will not deny now, Fol, that the proof is clear against Dr. Maidhoff?" "It looks clearer than ever, but I am not ready to give up another theory?tho one which I formed at first." Max Manson was silent a minute, expecting that his friend would explain i himself, but as he did not he was too proud to ask him what his novel conception might be. "It seems to me," continued Manson, "that there ought to be some way of punishing this physician." "For what?" "For stealing the rajah's ruby and causing the death of .Miss lavennore." "How do you kuow he did so?"' "I don't understand you, Fol. Haven't we just seen the gem in his possession?" "Yes, in the possession of him and another person, but what proof have we that either of them stole it?" "What stronger proof can ho asked? Who is that young man with the doctor?" abruptly inquired Manson. "I never saw him before tonigl u it is evident that the two are intimate friends." "Yes. they are plotters together; they have stolen the ruby from the dead lady, or rather the one who became dead after it was stolen, and are now conspiring together as to its disposal." "It looks, too, as if Miss Gilder is concerned in it," was the significant remark of Simpson. "There's no denying that. She doesn't seem to be in very deep mourning over the loss of her aunt." "Still she may be genuinely sorry, even though the death brings a fortune to the younger one. Had Simpson chosen to tell of the conversation between the young lady and I Dr. MaidhofT, in the office of the latter I some days before, Manson would have been confirmed in his suspicions of Miss Gilder, but the friend for some reason of his own chose to keep it to himself. At this juncture a knock was heard at the door, and a messenger presented himself with a telegram for Simpson. The latter signed the receipt, gavo tho lad a fee and when the door was closed read the following: Close up the case us soon as you can and in your own way. Toll M. to report here by first train in the morning. I have another matter awaiting his attention. V. "That eliminates mo from this business," quietly remarked Manson. "I don't see that I have been of any help ; anyway." "You shouldn't disparage your efforts in that manner. It may bo that I 6hall never know any more of this matter ; than I do now, but I shall do my utmost to clear it up within tho present week." "Before my departure tomorrow," said Manson, "I should like to make a call on Dr. MaidhofT if you have no objections." "I will be glad to have you do so." promptly responded his friend. "If I gather anything, I will let you know." After further and unimportant con- j versution Simpson withdrew to his room and was not seen until the following | morning, which dawned bright and ' clear. He hade his friend goodby, and Manson, having resumed his former personal appearance, called at the office of Dr. MaidhofF on his way to the station, being fortunate enough to find him in and disengaged. "Why," remarked the physician in surprise, "I understood you to say that 1 you had given up this affair and gone home." "So I did, but Varick thought I had 1 hnttor rim down and see whether there was anything I could do for you." "That was kind, but really it seems i hardly worth while. I am of the opinion that it is best not to give tho matter any I further thought. You have done all that | you could bo expected to do, and you ! may say to Mr. Varick that the execu- i tors will cheerfully pay his bill from the I estate as soon as he sends it in." "I am sure there will be no trouble on j that score; but, doctor, do you mean to ; say that you will mako no further attempt to recover this remarkable ruby? ' From what I can hear it must be worth an enormous sum!" "Yes, fully $100,000, if not more, but ; what is the use of trying to accomplish I the impossible? If you dropped a dia- j mond in the middle cf the Atlantic, you j would know it was irrecoverably gone. You could not help regretting its loss, i but you would be foolish to indulge any j hope of recovering it." "True, but has this gem been dropped ! into the ocean?" The physician looked keenly at his visitor before replying: "Not literally so, but it amounts to the same thing. The burglar who broke 1 into her house moro than a week ago has had abundant time to hide it where it is as impossible to find it as if it were j fathoms deep in the sea." "Tho very size and value of the jewel \ will help to trace it." "Ordinarily such would he the tact but you forget that the party who has sent a couple of Thugs hither from the other side of the world does not seek it for the purpose of sale. Let him once get it in his possession, and the queen of j England will not be able to take it from j k*"You speak of those two East Indians as Thugs?that is, members of an organization which the British govern- i ment stamped out many years ago. "Nominally they did so. but the tern- j ble society still exists.' The doctor paused abruptly and v. ent . to his desk, unlocking the drawers from which Folsom Simpson had abstracted the telltale letter some days before. He hurriedly examined a number of letters and papers and showed Ins surprise> m failing to find that for which lie was 86 Doubtfess he was looking for the letter j which he meant to show to his visitor as proof of what ho had just said, but of course be could not place his hand ^"That's strange," he muttered; "I am sure I placed it there." "Was it anything in which I could be interested?" was the innocent question of Max Manson. ,. "It was a letter that reached Miss Livermore on the same day preceding the robbery and her death confirmatory of what I just remarked about those two Thugs." .. This declaration gave the detective an j opening to say what had been m his j mind for some time: . . . "How was it that, receiving this warning, you failed to take such precautions as would have rendered the robberv impossible?" | Dr. Maidhoff again bent his penetratIng eyes on his visitor before replying: "I am not surprised to hear you speak thus, hut I may say that one of the conditions on which Miss Livermore held the rajah's ruby so long was that she should never allow it to go out of her possession. That has been the case with the various owners for more than 20U years." . . j "Still, admitting those singular proVisions of inheritance, it surely would | ijavo been easy for you to place guards , n the house, so that these miscreants K-ould not have dared to intrude. Cunning as they are, they hold our laws in j too much dread to bid them open defi- , ance, and it seems to inc there has been a disregard of the most ordinary com- , mon sense precautions that almost war- j rants suspicion." | Dr Maidhoff turned upon the detective like a flash and indignantly de- ; manded: , . "\^hat do you mean, sir, by such language?" ... > "I mean to say what every person with . a modicum of wit will say. You admit ; that you received a warning of the intended visit of these two Tlmgs from the other side of the world with the evident , PU"Ihave admitted 110 such thing, sir." j "But what of this missing letter, asked Manson, with some embarrass- | ment, fearful that be bad made a faux pas by asserting more than the physician j had really said. j "I merely intimated that I had re- , ceived information which authorized me to regard these men as Thugs or assassins. , but I did not say that the letter told me they intended to steal the ruby belonging to Miss Livermore." ; Nevertheless." calmly remarked Man- , son, determined to force, the matter home, "that is what the letter did say. "What authority have you for such words? Did you purloin the letter?' "Will you deny that it contained the warning I have stated." "I deny your right to question 1110 111 this manner. In other words, it is none of vour business." Max Manson rose to his feet, buttoning liis coat and looking bis man unflinchingly in the eye. i "Dr. Maidhoff, you have not acted honestly with us. You asked Mr. \ aru-k to semi a per soil Here to investigate tins loss, and you have tried to baffle me at every stop, but you have not suceeodc 1 to the extent you fancy, inasmuch as I happened to witness a certain interview between you and a young gentleman in the Livermoro homestead last evening. Good day, sir. You will probably hear from me later on." . CHAPTER XV. "Oil! WHAT HAVE I DONE?" "Sit down," he said, with good naturcd earnestness. Max Manson felt that he had overstepped the bounds of strict prudence, but it cannot bo said ho regretted it. ! Knowing as he did that this man had the rajah's ruby in his possession, or at least had it a few hours before, and be- , lieving that ho was going to escape scot , free, he could not resist the temptation of letting him know that he had grounds j for his accusing words. Ho (lid not tliniK it worm winie to return to the hotel and tell Simpson what had passed. The doctor had admitted nothing, and he did not suspect the identity of his friend; the latter therefore possessed the same opportunity to carry i c?ut his schemes and combinations as at | first. Folsom Simpson, finding himself alone, followed a singular course, hut one which it may be said was in keeping with his conduct since coining to Ellenville to 1 look into the mystery of the raiah's ruby. | Paying no further attention to Dr. Maidhoff or the young man whom ho had seen in conversation with him at the Livermoro homestead the evening before, he took the train to Warhampton, whither he learned Miss Gilder had gone, though she must have returned to Ellenvillo the previous evening, since she was at the physician's office at that time. Arrived at this country town about noon, he found that it bore a marked resemblance to the one he had just left, having about the same number of inhabitants, though it boasted a couple of dilapidated inns or hotels. Ensconcing himself in one of these ho ate his midday meal, and through somo guarded inquiries learned that the new home of Miss Gilder, like the one at Ellenville, stood on tho outskirts and was an imposing structure, showing considerable wealth on tho part of the occupants. Lighting a cigar, Simpson sauntered thither, on the alert as he did so. So far as he could judge the coast was clear, and stepping upon the porch he gave the bell a gentle pull. It was answered by tho servant Martha, who showed pleased surprise on recognizing him. Simpson bowed as courteously as though she were a princess and extended his hand. "I can't tell you how glad I am to see you," ho said, as sho gingerly accepted tho salute. "How have you been, Martha, since your scare tho other night?" "Oh, I am well, thank you," sho replied, smiling all over her broad countenance; "but, mister, if you want to see Miss Gilder sho isn't at home." "Who said I wanted to see her? I've come to see you, Martha," replied the audacious fellow, stepping into the hall and then making his way into tho parlor, which was hardly set to rights as yet. Martha followed him with no little embarrassment, though it was evident that the round faced and genial detect-' ive had made an impression on the heart of the young woman. "Sit down," he said, with good natured earnestness, motioning her to a seat. "Miss Gilder would hardly be pleased if she knew this." "But thero is no need of her knowing ji- ? .-l ? tj. e??T +r, +oll H. J.UU UUIi l 1 ClUUJ JL UJJLi i,v WW* her? Sit down?sit down, I say, or I don't know what I will do," and ho made as if ho meant to compel her. Thereupon r.ho laughingly complied, and Simpson, holding his hat and cano, said in his most insinuating voice: "You haven't forgot our meeting the other night, Martha?" "Indeed I'll never forget that as long as I live; it was awful." "Yes, it was rather stirring. I was glad I was able to take care of you." "I'll always remember your kindness. When I catclied a glimpse of you as I was a-walkin up the path, I just thought I would faint. I was sure it was that dreadful man." "So it was, Martha?" "What!" she exclaimed, almost falling from her chair. # "Yes, it was he, but I was right by you, ready to pounce upon him on his first motion to harm you." "Well. I declare! Did you ever?" "What did the folks say when you went in and told your story?" "They couldn't believe me at first, but I said I knowed you spoke the truth, for, 6cuse me, 6ir, you looked like a real gentleman that couldn't deceive a lady. The doctor said he would stay all night with us, and he did. Nobody didn't disturb lis, as I s'poso you know." "I judged not. I waited around the outside awhile, ready to rush in if I heard you call for me, but I am glad nothing of the kind happened." "Oh, the folks asked me all kinds of questions," continued Martha, becoming more at ease. "They wanted to know who you were, but of course I couldn't tell 'em, for you see I didn't know." "Did you try to describe me?" "Yes; but, la sakes! I can see now that I got it all wrong. I said you were a tall gentleman, with a mustache and dressed in black, which wasn't as it was at all.'* "I should say not! But that was natural in your disturbed state of mind," Simpson was considerate enough to say, glad to find that the description of himself by the servant could not have given the doctor or Miss Gilder any suspicion of his identity. "Now, Martha, since you and I are such good friends, I want to ask you a few questions. I hope you will be willing to answer them." "If they aro proper, sir." "You don't imagine that I would ark you any other kind? First of all, were you at home tho night that the robbers visited the houso in Ellenville?" Her embarassment of face and manner did not escape the notice of tho detective. His suspicion that there was something back of this strango business which had not yet been touched upon was confirmed. "Yes, sir; I was at home," she replied after a moment's hesitation. "Dili you seo anything of the burglar?" "Mercy, no! If I had, I never would have lived." "Yes, you would. You are a braver girl than you give yourself credit for. Did you hear anything of the burglar?" "Yes; I heard some strange noises in the night, which must have been inado by him." "And you found your mistress in a deplorable state?very much frightened and distressed because of the visit of the burglar?" "Yes, inileedy. I never seen her so bad." "And you made all haste for Dr. Maidhoff, who is your family physician?" "Yes, I went as fast as my legs could carry me." "Did he come at once?" "He was there in a few minutes and did all he coulil for her." "But was unable to save her?" Instead of making a direct answer to this question, Martha said: "Dr. Maidhoff has been our doctor for a good many years, and of course he was the one I went for as quick as I knowed how." "Most certainly. Nothing could lrnvo been more proper. And he did all ho could for her?" "Why shouldn't he? Of course he did" At that moment a footfall was heard overhead, as though some one was walking lightly and hurriedly across the floor. The servant started and looked with an alarmed expression at her visitor, who quietly said: "I understood you to say that Miss Gilder is at Ellenville." "So she is, but we expect her home today." "Are yott not the only servant in the house?" "Yes, sir ?bu?oh, Mr.?that is ? please don't ask me so many questions, for I don't know what to say." "I wouldn't hurt your feelings for the world, Martha," remarked Simpson in his kindest tones, for he knew unerringly that ho was on the verge of important information. He had but to use his advantage wisely, and he would extract knowledgo from this simple minded young woman that would amply repay him for the method he used to obtain it. "But there are, you know, a good many things which I shouldn't tell, now that Miss Gilder is away. Why not wait till she comes and see her?" she asked, _ -a*1 -_.i. c i r wmi a siari ui reuei. "I am afraiil I would not find her as considerate as you are. Now, don't feel offended if I ask you a few tilings which you may not like to answer; I would he willing to pay you well" "No you wouldn't," she interrupted scomifully. "Do you think I would take pay for answering questions?" "You didn't hear me through," blandly interposed Mr. Simpson. "I was about to say that I would pay you well for doing as I ask were you an ordinary servant that could bo hired to do sucli things, but | knowing you to bo a true lady I would i not insult you by such a proposition. It is upon your ladyhood and goodness of , heart that I place my reliance." Ah, but Folsoin Simpson knew how to j flatter. This sentiment did its work, j Martha blushed with pleasure and was ; ! sure that in all her life she had never j j seen such a splendid man as this one. ! Who could say that lie was not hopeless- i ; ly impressed with her charms, and that? I but no, she must not build such gor- j ! geous air castles?that is, not just yet. The detective saw his advantage and ! : pressed it with cleverness. . "Martha, my dear, I see how delicate j j and refined your mind is, so I will ask I you only a singlo <iuest?on, but beforo I i do so you must piomiso mo that you | will answer it. What do you say now?" "I don't know about $hat," she replied I ronnettishlv. "but I guess I mav make the promise, knowing you to bo the gentleman you are. Yes, I will promise to answer truthfully." "Who is that person I heard walk across tho floor up stairs a few minutes ago?" The girl seemed about to faint. She turned pale, and for a full minute did not speak. "Don't be afraid," added Simpson, J leanihg forward kindly and lowering his voice. "Let it bo a secret between us, , Martha." "It is?it is?you nmstn't tell?it is ' Miss Livermore. She didn't die at all. j Oh, what havo I done?" CHAPTER XVI. "IT WAS TAKING BIG CHANCES." " They u-cre #tented on the nnfa, as near j each other an they Could get. Detectivo Simpson could not repress an exclamation of astonishment at the | astounding words of tho servant, and j ; yet, it may be said, ho was partly prcj pared for them. It was confirmatory of the extraordi- ! I nary theory lie had formed days before j j when in conversation with Max Manson, j > and which ho was on the point of mak- j ing known to him. When he heard the footfall overhead, he suspected it vas : the lady that had been reported dead and buried more than a week before. "Then Miss Livermore did not die?" ! "No, but she came awful near it," Martha hastened to say, as though that fact palliated tho strange deception that , had been used. "I am afraid, Mr.? | What is your name?" "Mr. Simpson." "I am afraid, Mr. Simpson, I shouldn't havo told you this. Dr. Maidhoff will kill mo if he finds it out." "Don't be alarmed, my dear. I shall ; not tell him, and you can do as you j please about it. But do you know why i she consented to appear as a dead person?" "She couldn't help it. She was pretty j | near dead, bo mucn so mat we an ue- i lieved it for a long time." "Was it given out that she was dead?" "Yes, sir. Tho doctor had a coffin sent hero on tho afternoon train, and everybody thought Miss Livermore's dead body was in it?that is, every 0110 who didn't know it wasn't." "How was it they got her here without its being known?" "The doctor brought her in a carriage i at night. You know it is not very far." "But what was their reason for such a j singular course?" "I am suro I can't tell, but it had some- j I thing to do with that red diamond that ; j was locked up in the safe, and which has I made nothing but trouble ever since I j can remember." "Last night I saw a young gentleman j with Dr. Maidhoff. Can you tell me who ho was?" "What kind of a man was he?" "Quito young and good looking, with 1 ! dark hair and mustache. He was well : dressed and rather tall." "Why, don't you know him? He is j ! Mr. Arthur Fairchild, and they do say," i ! added Martha, dropping her voice to a > i confidential whisper, "that him and Miss j | Evelyn will soon be married. I guess it 1 is so too." ! "Well, my good girl, I am ever so ! much obliged to you for your kindness, and I repeat that you shall suffer no : harm through what you have said. Miss | Livermore will doubtless want to know j . who it was that called on you and what | my business is. You can say it was the j gentleman who was at tho homestead in ! Ellenville and inquired of Miss Gilder ; j about the sale of the property." "I will do that since it is true, but j what shall I say to Miss Gilder if sho in- | : quires of me?oh, there she is now!" A light step on tho porch was followed i : by a sharp tinkle of the bell. Detective Simpson did not want to be caught by j the lady, and it was liis purpose to get i away before her return, but it was iini possible for him to slip out now, and it J j would be embarrassing to explain to her why it was he was in the parlor talking j to her servant, i But he was a man of resources and ! rarely lost his self possession. I "Don't say anything to her about nie," | ho said, rising to his feet. "I will step into the next room and slip out when I j get the chance." , The parlor was of the old fashioned kind, with sliding doors separating it from the sitting room beyond. Martha was so flustered that she could do noth- ! ing. He stepped softly into the adjoinj ing apartment, where he hoped to st>'y undiscovered until he gained a chanco ! of quietly letting himself out at the , front. The servant waited until he vanished, j when she hurried through the hall and opened the door, just as the impatient , young lady gave another pull at the bell. She admitted not only Miss Gilder, ' but her escort, Mr. Arthur Fairchild, t who was laughing and chatting as though in high good humor. "Step into the parlor," said she, "and j wait while I run up stairs to see how auntie is. I won't bo gone long." "Mind you keep your promise," re- I plied the young ma::, who entered the i front room and seated himself 011 the | same chair that was occupied by the i other visitor a few minutes before. Simpson heard the light footsteps trip up stairs, and then came the murmur of j voices as the two ladies engaged in con- ! vcrsation, though none of the words was distinguishable. Miss Gilder seemed to forget her prom- j 1 ise to the young man below, for she was j UUSCIU IUliy l-J UIIIKIII?, Iiuuiifj niiivn I ho vented his impatience by humming several airs to himself and moving unj easily about the room. But he was a i pretty good model of a lover, and when she appeared, radiant and happy, he said nothing in the way of reproof, but gently inquired: j "How is auntie?" "She couldn't be better. She seems to have recovered entirely, though it would kill me to go through what she has witlii in the last few weeks." "It is enough to startle any one, but j there is no need why you should go 1 through it." "But what do you think she tells me? i A man called here awhile ago and had a long talk with Martha." "She has a right to have a man call on her, hasn't she, as much as other folks?" was the jocose response of Mr. Fairehild. "But there's something strange about I it. Martha says it is the same person 1 who saw mo at Ellcnville, to inquire about the property. That is what he pretended, but I believe it was something else." "Now you want to make me jealous," J persisted Arthur,who seemed determined not to be serious. "Why won't you be sensible when" Further jirotest seemed to be cheeked by some sudden obstruction of the lips i which sounded suspiciously like a kiss, j Folsom Simpson, in the other room, ! felt that he was acting a mean part in j thus playing the eavesdropper to tho couple, but how was he to help it? "Whom lo you suppose him to lie, Miss Suspicion?" "One of those hateful detectives from New York. I am afraid Dr. Maidholf made a great mistake." "I don't think so. You are wrong, for there was a detectivo that was sent to j Ellcnville, but tho doctor shut up his eyes so closely that he went back dis- 1 gusted." "Couldn't there be two of them, j Smarty?" "Possibly there might have lieen, but i it doesn't strike me as probable. If there | were, what of it?" "They will find out something, and then what shall we do?" "Do nothing. It is suro to come out ! right, pet, but see here! It strikes mo ; that it is rather cold in the parlor. ! There is more warmth in the other room. Let's try that." "I guess it will be more pleasant there." | Mr. Arthur Fairchild sprang from his i chair and slid back the doors, leading the way for his betrothed, who followed. Fortunately Simpson was given a mo- ! nient's warning. Ho was about to plunge j into tho dining room, in the desperate ! hope of making his way outdoors through the kitchen, but the heavy looped cur- i tains caught his eye, and in a twinkling 1 he had ensconced himself behind ono of them, the folds veiling his figure as he I 6tood bolt upright and motionless. "I hope she won't tako it into her head to rearrange these," ho reflected, with a j shudder. "If she does, I'm gone." It was taking big chances, but the de- ! tectivo did it from what may be called a sense of duty or principle. He was confident that tho young couple would let j out some facts which he wanted to learn, ; in order to clear up what was yet dark concerning tho rajah's ruby. But in forming this hojK) he forgot j for the time that they were betrothed j lovers and could not be expected to talk of anything but themselves when they were alone and the opportunity so inviting. "When do you go to New York?" she asked a moment after they were seated on the sofa, as near each other as they j 11 A uuum get. "This afternoon. I want to liavo the j confounded business wound up and off my mind." "I will bo so glad when you do. It j will be such a relief to us all. When do you return?" "Tomorrow?that is, if you want mo J to do so." "What a question! There, you hurt ; my hand?you ought to bo ashamed of j yourself. Auntie will hear such a lou I j kiss as that. Do stop, Arthur, or I will be real angry." "Well, you haven't told me whether i you want mo to stay away one day or one week." "Nor am I going to tell you. If you don't know, you shall not find out from me." "Very well," said ho, feigning anger. I'll stay a month, and then when I come back maybe you'll be glad to see me." "How mean you can be when you try. | I shall be worried all the time when yr u j are gone. No, you shan't kiss me again." j There was a gentle struggle, many j protests, punctuated by the sound of osculation, and it was not necessary for j Simpson to peep around the edge of the ! curtain to understand what had taken j place. "I shall go direct to the Astor House," ; said Fairchild, speaking more seriously , than he had yet done. "It will be too late to attend to the matter tonight, but j I will do it at the earliest possible hour i tomorrow morning, and then you may ; be assured 1 shall lose no time in getting j back to Warhnmpton as quickly as steam will bring me. I must go." "So soon?" "The train leaves in 15 minutes." An affecti mate parting followed, and then the young lady?being left alone? i went above to join her relative. Martha, j who was on the alert, gave Simpson tho cue, and lie managed to slip out undis- i covered, though tho escape was a nar- j row one. [to he continued next week.] HOW TO OBTAIN LONG LIFE. Thousands of people annually ruin j their constitutions by simply swallowing too much medicine. It may seem a strange thing for a medical man to ^ say, but it is nevertheless a fact. It is ! - Oiinr. frt (If, ll'lllf fttfAVV U UUU^UIUUD IUIU? lu nj H11U I ailment to the medicine chest. The uses of tonics, unless under ad vice, should be discountenanced; a tonic is sharper than a two-edged sword; it is a tool that ueeds to be used with caution. There arc now, I am sorry to see, aerated waters coming into use which contain the strongest , mineral tonics that are apt to accumu- \ late in the system with the most disas- | trous results. They should, therefore, i not be drunk ad libitum as to quantity 1 or without guidance as to quality. Rest : should be taken with great regularity. | One day in seven should be set apart i for the complete rest of both body and mind. Independent of this, all who ! can afford it should take an annual holiday. Traveling is cheap, and two weeks' or a month's relaxation from \ care and business cannot make a big hole in the purse of one who works well all the rest of the year, and knows how to economize time. Innocent pleasure and wholesome recreation conduce to longevity. All work and no play sends Jack to an early grave. Recreation is to the mind and nervous system what sunshine is to the blood. ' As a physician, I must be allowed to say just one word about the quieting, i calming effects of religion upon the mind. The truly religious make by far and always the best patients, their chances of recovery from serious sickness arc greater, and so is their chance of n ng life, simply owing to the power they have of submitting themselves ; quietly, yet humbly and hopefully, to : whatever there jnay he before them. Sam Jones's Idea of Finance.?To get in debt financially is about the j worst thing a man can do. A man had better die than to get in debt, and I speak that with all the honesty of my nature and out of deep experience. Death has hurt fewer people than debt has, and Spurgeon said a good thing when he said: "I have fought three enemies, I trust successfully?dirt and the devil and debt?and by the grace of God I hope to conquer all three and make my way to heaven." And I don't know which is the worst. By j soap and water you can run the first oil', by prayer and faith you can make . the second "git," but this thing of debt is a mighty hard thing to manage. A j man that will buy a luxury on credit j is a fool, and a man that will buy a j luxury when he owes money on an honest debt is a rascal. The same God that said, "Thou shalt not steal," said "Owe no man anything hut to love one another." Don't buy a thing if you 1 can't pay for it. But if you must get into debt, the next best thing to do is | to settle up the first of every month j every dollar you owe. If not once a | month, then have a clear receipt in j | full every Christmas day, and a man who docs not settle at least once a year | is on a road to bankruptcy. Miscellaneous Reading. A STRAXUE BI T TRUE STORY. Many decades ago a vessel from j 1 Iloston arrived at a dock in London. Among the hands on hoard was one [ 1 named Tudor, a steady, well-look- 1 ing young man, who acted as a sailor. Vnrv nnrlv nmi mnrninnr ;i vniinor liP'itl ? >-*j vl" J v,,v h - j o) ? tiful and decently dressed woman came tripping down to the vessel and inquired of Tudor for the captain. She was told he was not risen, but she insisted in seeing him without delay. Tudor called him up, and she addressed him with: "Good morning, captain ! I have called to see if you will marry me!" j "Marry you ?"?believing her to be a suspicious character?"leave my vessel instantly, if you know what is your good !" She next went to the mate and received a similar answer; she then went to where Tudor was, being engaged in haudling shiptacks, and put the same question to him. "With all j my heart," answered Tudor, in a jocular manner. "Then," said she, "eouic along with me." Tudor left his work j and followed her. By the time the principal shops were opened the lady j' entered a barber's shop followed by j Tudor. She ordered a knight of the , razor to clip his beard and hair, both of which he stood in need. She paid the bills and entered a hat store. She requested the best of beavers in the ! store, and told Tudor to select one, I and he did so, the price being paid by the lady. Tudor threw his old tarpaulin aside. They next visited a shoe store and selected a pair of boots, j the lady also paying for them. Tudor, j by this time, was puzzled to devise the object the lady had in view. He so- j licited an explanation, but she told him to be silent. She led the way into a clothing store. Here Tudor was told to get the best suit in the store. The man of tar bedaubed pants and checkered shirt was in a few minutes metamornhosed into as fine a eentleman as walks the streets, the bill, as before, being paid by the lady. Tudor's amazement was now complete. He again and again earnestly insisted on an explanation ; the only answer be received was: "Follow me and be not j afraid ; all will be explained to your satisfaction." He, therefore, resolved | to ask no more questions. Next she conducted him into a magistrate's office and politely requested the minister of the law to unite her and her companion in matrimony. This was rather a damper to Tudor, but lie yielded, j The ceremony over, the couple were j pronounced man and wife. Without j uttering a word or exchanging a kiss, ; Tudor and his wife left the office, not 1 however, until she had paid the magis- j tratc his fee. The couple walked in silence, Tudor hardly knowing what he was doing or had done. Turning the corner, ho saw a splendid house, ; toward which the wife directed her \ steps and into which they entered, passing into a room that was furnished in a magnificent style. She told him , to sit down and make himself contented while she went inter another room. The first one who addressed her was her uncle, who asked her how she es- j caped from her room and where she j had been. Her only answer was: j "Thou fiend in human shape; I allow j you just one hour in which to remove J your effects from this bouse. You j have long deprived me of my proper- j ty, and meant to through life; but you J are frustrated. I am mistress of my j own house. I am married, and ray husband is here!" We must leave the newly married couple for the purpose of giving the ! history of Mrs. Tudor. She was the i only child of a wealthy gentleman, Mr. A , his daughter's name being j Eliza. He had been at great expense j in her education, she being the ouly j object of his care, his wife dying when i she was quite young. A short time before his death he made a will by which his brother was to have ail the ! property until his daughter was mar- j ried, when it was to be given up to her husband; but if sho died without marry- 1 ing, the property was to go to her un- , cle and his family. After the death of J Mr. A., his brother removed into his j house and Eliza boarded in his family, j She soon discovered that her uncle did not intend that she should ever marry. ! He shut her up in one of the centre ' rooms of the third story and refused j her associates by telling them when they j called that she had gone on a journey, j The unfortunate girl was shut oil'from the world for three years. Her scanty breakfast happened to be carried to her one morning by her old servant, Juan. Seeing the face of her old friend and servant, Eliza burst into tears. | Juan well understood the meaning. "Hush, Eliza! Some of your old servants have long been planning for your escape." "What!" exclaimed Eliza, "is it pos- ; sible that I am to he delivered from this place." It is unnecessary to detail all the minutia of the escape. Suffice it to say that on the morning of the fourth I day after the interview, she made her escape. This was about daylight. : She immediately bent her steps to the wharf where the Boston vessel lay. The amazement of Tudor and trans- | port of his wife in the sudden change of his fortune may possibly be conceived but cannot be expressed. . One pleasant morning some days after the marriage, the crew of the Boston vessel's attention was drawn to a splendid carriage approaching the wharf.' The driver let down the steps nml a gentleman and lady eiegauny dressed alighted. The gentlemen asked the captain what port he was from, and many other questions?all the time avoiding his scrutiny. At last, | turning to the captain and calling him by name, he said: "Captain, before leaving your vessel permit me to make , you acquainted with Mrs. Tudor." The captain and those about him at once recognized him to be their old friend and shipmate Tudor, whom they had supposed some accident had j befallen. You may judge of the congratulations that followed. The captain regretted his harsh judgment he had at first passed upon the young lady, but unlike the mate, being a married man, lie was spared the added mortification of the latter that he spurned even to consider so fortunate an offer in marriage. This remarkable marriage, the bride being snatched from prison walls, as it were, and the groom being called from the hard and humble lot of a common sailor, brought suddenly and unexpectly to a position of freedom and allluence?has hardly a parallel in all history. The union thus formed proved to be a very happy one. The large fortune that fell under the active management of Frederick Tudor was wisely handled and largely increased. In due time Mr. and Mrs. Tudor transferred their residence to lloston. With shrewd foresight Mr. Tudor entered largely into tlie ice business, ueing the first person to make any shipments of ice by sea. His venture was made in 1805, when he sailed himself with a cargo of 130 tons, in his own brig, to Martinque, West Indies. In 1815 Mr. Tudor obtained the monopoly of the Havana ice business, and im- . portant privileges from the Cuban government. In 1817 lie introduced the j business in Charleston, 8. C., the next year in Savannah, and in J820 into New Orleans. In May, 1833, he sent his first cargo of ice to tlie East Indies, j which was delivered in the autumn of j that year. Of the 180 tons, nearly j one-half of it was wasted on the voyage j and in going up the Ganges. The ice j I was sold immediately, at no more than ing half the eost of that prepared hy the sor natives. In 1834 the first cargo of ice of was shipped to Brazil by Mr. Tudor, so\ and until 1S3I5 he had the monopoly of bill the shipment of ice-, but it finally be- tie: came so large and profitable that oth- \VI ers entered into the business from va- vei rious ports. Ho Mr. Tudor's foresight secured to Bos- tre ton the chief portions of the Calcutta j 1 trade, and gave her ships cargoes for mil Southern ports, thus reducing the cost ing of freighting Southern products to the ch< North. The extensive and valuable the Tudor estates in Boston and vicinity, not where representatives of the family tio still reside, are well known. The Tu- tia dors have always been noted for pub- pei lie spirit, intelligence and refinement. Th ?Boston Commonwealth. nal - - thf THUNDER OF MANY GUNS. p.1 tai Sonic idea of the tremendous tliun- j der-burst of war guns in New York r harbor on the occasion of the coming ' Ge grand Columbian event of the current ma month, may be gained by reading the clo following from the New York Times: fre Final orders from Admiral Gherardi, j lov just issued, direct that on April 27, the to day of the great Columbian naval re- Ge view, there shall be fired in national doi salutes alone no less than KJ80 guns. to < As many of the cannon which will les: be brought into play are of heavy cal- its ibre, there is promised an uproar and res concussion the like of which New York En city has probably never witnessed. cat The president, according to the or- by ders, will pass through the lines, formed poi by 40 war ships. He will be on board eat the dispatch vessel Dolphin. When wa the Dolphin on the morning of the 27th am obtains word that the fleet is ready to sizreceive the president, she will imtnedi- of ately trip her anchor. The moment j Tn her anchor has left the bottom and the pu vessel forges ahead, she will fire a sig- j bet nal gun. For fully twenty minutes be- i pal fore the solitary gun on the Dolphin is i she fired, an officer with his hand on the j the electric bulb connection, will be stand- of ing in a turret of the big double-turret- dis ed monitor Miantonomoh. At the see moment that this officer sees the flash Bu from the Dolphin's guti his hand will del orush the bulb. Those who are then powatching the Miantonomah will see at the fUof itiatonf n nfklnmn nf fl-irrw' linrl it- tlin self fully 100 feet out into space, fol- the lowed instantaneously by a roar which , Oli will threaten to shake down every ] am building along the city's water front. bee The overpowering column of flame j pla which will be seen to leap from the j dyi Miatilonomah's turret will come from ! the one the vessel's monster 10-inch guns, j ent It will be caused by a charge of pow- Shi der weighing, roughly, 2")0 pounds. For the first time in New York waters | ?( the Miantonomah will fire one of her fQU huge main battery guns. Its roar will be the signal to every vessel in the Co- jg j lumbia fleet that the president is ap- QC1 proaching. ^ It is not often that occasion arises for forty war ships to be assembled at one | ye] time with all their crews at quarters, ! stj] but on this occasion, when the president | tca passes up between the lines, the crews j gee of every man-of-war in port will be . jQ either at the guns or aloft and standing upon the yards. As each ship will wjj fire twenty-one guns, there will be dis- I mo charged at the outside 840 guns. I Inasmuch as the total number of j guns will not be engaged at the same j ^ instant in firing the first discharge, the I kn spectators must wait for the disem- ^ barking of the president before looking [ -nj forward to the uproar which S40 guns ! fired in unison will create. wa Following the passage of the I)ol- I phin up the lines and her arrival at ; the upper end of the fleet, the presi- * dent will receive Admiral Gherardi I and all the captains and flag officers j Wfl aboard the Dolphin. After a short levee the president will be prepared to ^ , disembark, but fifteen minutes before j he steps into the barge which will con- j vey him to the shore, the Dolphin will ! frQ fly a signal flag. As the president n steps into the barge the Dolphin will give the signal, and for a second time i ^ the yards and rails of every war ship ^ in port will be manned. t It is at this latter moment that the ! gu grand cannonading of the day will be heard. Each ship will commence and i j continue until ended, the national sa- i , lute. This means that each war ship * . must fire before closing twenty-one ^ J *uns- as! * * i ma A PRODIGIOUS MEMORY. . wh The prodigious memory of Librarian i De 1 tUn PAHrrfQC- I oil Allisworui OJJUUUIU, UI tuu vuiijjiw- , U.? sional Library, his remarkable ability orj to locate any book among the bun- ! loc dreds of thousands under his charge t coi and his familiarity with the contents ; poi of most of them, is well known. In a tlu chat with The Star representative, As- j Til sistant Postmaster General H. Clay j Go Evans related an interercsting instance as of Mr. SpofTord's ability. bul "General Lew Wallace, while din- arc iugwith me sometime ago," said Gen- pai eral Evans, "told me how he got some era of the material for the chapter which era deals with the chariot race between the Ben Jlur and Messala. He doubted if there existed a book in the United . J States that contained what he wanted j r'd and referred to his particular matter 001 and at the period?29 B. C.?but con- j re' clued that if it was not in the Con- nui gressional library Mr. SpolFord could eni aid him. kri "He came to Washington and saw ' Mr. SpolTbrd, explaining what he wanted. No book was on the shelves sto of the Congressional Libray that would | aid him, he was informed, and there ra' was but one book in the United States | that had any bearing upon the subject. P?' "'You will tiud it,'said Mr. Spof- e(l ford 'in the Athcmeum Library in Boston. I don't remember its title; in fact it has none. It is an old plainly bound volume. The librarian will probably tell you lie hasn't it, but he has, because I have seen it and it eon- ',0' tains the material you want. I'll draw a diagram of the library so you can go y?' to the book.' "He drew the diagram and explain- ue ed how General Wallace was to go down this aisle and into that alcove vo' .. <.1 iti.it tlin linnlr wnulri hr> found 1111- Wa on u certain shelf so many books from the end. Armed with the diagram. General Wallace proceeded to the Fo Athenieum library and was informed kil that they knew of no volume that con- No tained the material besought. pri "lie received permission to inspect tui the library, and consulting his dia- to gram, soon placed his hand upon an he old musty volume that contained just *io the material as to the customs, char- grc iots and races of the people of whom ric he wrote, that ho lacked. ?ol ' I recall another instance. It was oul during the debate in congress over the biu rules, Speaker Reed presiding. At- ste torncy-General John Ruhm, of Nash- l'ri ville, reading of the question in the newspapers, recalled a like question ( having come up in the English I louse of pre Lords. He telegraphed me that some- ev< where in the parliament report the coi debate and its result could be found. . vei I hurried with the telegram to Mr. of Spoflbrd. He contracted his brows, pal thought a moment, and pulled out a wo O .1 ... 1!-1 ... .1 t. .... volume 01 me rmgusn reports, uiumu- mi ed over the pages and said, 'There's tor what you want.' I ran with it to Tom for Rayne, who was speaking and used it in his argument, Speaker Reed afterward using it in an article in one of the . ies magazines."?Washington Star. sit< Au Cruiors Origin of a Woki>.?Many wh words in the English language are of tin curious origin. Some have taken their gr;< origin from men, events, or places, loo For instance, the word "cabal," mean- I thi ; :i "number of persons united for ne purpose," dates back to the time Charles II. He was a very able ereign at the beginning of bis reign, t afterward eared more for festivis than for the welfare of his subjects, len the money in the treasury was y low, lie undertook a war with illand, but was forced to make a atv of peace. 'n order to protect the people, five nisters?Clifford, Arlington, Buck;ham, Ashley and Lauderdale?were )scn in lfiiiS. These ministers made :ir meetings secret and divulged diing to the public. All proelama ns issued were signed with the iniIs, only, of the ministers and apired at the bottom, thus: C'.A.B.A.L. e people became so used to this sigure that they always called them ! cabal. Hence, the word went into lcral use to signify a clique.?Foun11. run Garden of Gktiisemane.? thsemane was a garden or orchard, rked probably by some slight ensure : and as it had been a place of quent resort for Jesus and His folrers, we may assume that it belonged some friendly owner. The name thsemane means "the oil press," and lbtlcss it was so called from a press .'rush the olives yielded by the counts trees from which the hill derives designation. Any one who has ted at noonday in the gardens of -gannin or Nazareth in spring, and 1 recall the pleasant shade yielded the interlaced branches of olive and incgranate, and fig and myrtle, may tily imagine what kind of spot it s. The traditional site, venerable 1 beautiful as it is from the age and c of the gray, gnarled olive trees which one is still known as the ee of the'Agony, is perhaps to the blic?being, as it always must have in, at the angle formed by the two ihs which led over the summit and lulder of Olivet?to be regarded as : actual spot. It was probably one the secluded hollows at no great tance from it which witnessed that ne of awful and pathetic mystery, t although the exact spot cannot be ;ermined with certainty, the general sition of Gethsemane is clear, and m as now the checkering moonlight, : gray leaves, the dark brown trunks, ! soft greensward, the ravine with vet towering over it to the eastward, I Jerusalem to the west, must have m the main external features of a ,ce which will be regarded with uning interest while time shall be, as ; place where the Saviour of mankind ered alone into the Valley of the adow.?Scottish American Journal. oncerni.vo Tea.?It requires about ir pounds of fresh leaves to make j pound of dried tea, and the yield lirce to four hundred pounds per e. Bohea is the coarsest of the inesc teas. The best quality of .ck tea is peko, which consists of the # -y youngest leaves while they are II clothed with down. The finest ,s, both green 'and black, are rarely in in this country, because, if packed large lots and conveyed in the hold a ship, fermentation takes place, lich destroys their quality. It is istly consumed by the wealthy Chise or finds its way overland to ssia. It may be added here for > benefit of the many who do not ow how to make good tea, that i quality of the infusion is greatly luenced by the character of the ,ter with which it is made, hard ,ter never producing the best effect tea-making. The wealthy Chinese ike their tea in the cup from which s to be drunk. The proper quantity leaves is put in the cup, boiling ter poured over them, and the cup /ered with the saucer for a while, perforated bit of silver, made for the * rpose, is fitted over the leaves in the :tom of the cup to prevent them m rising to the surface. Tea should ver be boiled.?Toledo Blade. Mow Mr. Brawi.ey Views It.? presentative Brawley, in conversan with a reporter of the Carlestou n, said : "I have declined to go into y combination that would undertake dispose of the offices. I have not t determined finally what person I II recommend for any of them and n't know whether my advice will be ccd. If it is I will advise that no in be appointed to a federal office 10 does not hold alligiance to the mocratic party to be paramount to egiance to the demand of any other janization. I do not think that our al divisions should enter into this isideration and that any man's apintment should be determined by ; question whether lie has supported lman or was against him. Many of vcrnor Tillman's supporters were good Democrats as any iu the land, I there are a great many men who ! in sympathy with the People's rty, and yet who claim to be Demoits. I do not think that the Demoitic administration should appoint :m." He Felt Relieved.?It was a long e through a desolate and dangerous lutry and the politician sought to ieve the monotony by philosophic ising on his recent victory and the barrassments that even success ngs. 'Hold up your hands !" Die stage coach gave a lurch and pped. The ray of light that shot o the vehicle turned the spattering n into uiyrids of evanescent gems. 'What do you want?" asked the litician with a frankness that showthat he had faced danger before. Your money." 'Here it is." 'Your watch and diamond ring." 'They arc yours." 'I must say yer good matured anyiv," said one of the highwaymen. 'Not at all. Are you sure that's all a desire?" 'What in the thunder did you think wanted ?" 'I was afraid," and the politician's ice trembled * a little, "that you nted an oflice.?Washington Post. V Bad Place for Christians.? rmerly when a Persian Mahomedan led a Christian he was lined $1"). w he has to pay $60 for the same vilcgo. If a Mahomedan can cap c a Christian girl and convert her his religion, when her father dies inherits his property to the exclun of all other heirs. This causes a at run after the daughters of every h Christian, even when they are ; pretty. If a Mahomedan, when : walking meets a Christian on horso k, the latter has to surrender his ed and allow the follower of the >phet to ride to his destination. L'onfidknck in Sickness?It is )babfy within tne experience 01 >rybody that confidence or want of liidencc in a medical attendant has a y appreciable bearing on the effect his prescriptions. To make their dents believe in them is half the rk which physicians have to do, and icn they have achieved this it is aslishing to find how much the permancc of their task is facilitated. V IIkai.thfvl Town.?The healtht spot in the world is said to be the } of the little French hamlet named mono, a town of 40 inhabitants, of om 2S are over So years of age and ee are over 100. There are no ives in the local cemetary. and it iks now as if the nconle must depart s town in order to depart this life.