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Wo all suu-ted, as lr detected in a
crime, and there stood Dr. Whiting at
Donaldson's elbow.
"1 passed the door just now," said he,
"and had a glimpse of your back, but
recognition didn't dawn upon me until
twas half way down stairs to the cafe.
I should have looked you up later."
lie gnvc us greeting, and we in
vited him to take the vacant place at
the table.
were speaking of your friend's
remarkable experience," said I.
Whiting glanced hastily at Donald
j— son.
don't know how you got him to
mention it," he said. "After the first
wonder of it had passed away he al
ways avoided the subject with me. Be
ond question, Mr. Harrington, that
was the most completely marvelous
thing that ever happened on this earth.
Why, he described to me"—
"Don't, old.chap," groaned Donald
son. "I hate to thluk of it. I have ex
plained to these gentlemen that it was
wholly isolated occurrence, that 1
really have no unusual powers"—
"Let us be the judges of that," said I.
"Give Dr. Whiting i&wission to tell
the story."
"You hfive been very courteous and
sincere in this matter," said Donaldson
earnestly, "and I am unwilling to dis
oblige you. Toll just what happened,
Iliiroid, as briefly as you cau and get it
over with."
Ife&tlie disgrace that he had kept out of
erybody's way. My communication
him about Donald was stolen by the
T-deteclives. He received no word at
^•^.all, and, as we discovered long after
tfJ.Mward' he was led into the distressing
error of supposing that Donald wo*
jSjF^disloyai to him in this trouble. Noth
could have been further from thn
•. 'truth.
"Wlieu Henry did nfit MBO to Bee
as we liad^xpected, Donald got
devil!" he muttered. "This is odd!"
out of bed, though he couid hardly
stand upon his feet, and went out to
find his brother. But Henry was far
away by that time, and not even the
detectives themselves were more ig
norant than we were as to his where
"For a week or more the newspapers
located him in fifty different places,
and Donald himself got wind of many
idle rumors?* That sort of thing is
agonizing. 1 don't like to think of
what Donald suffered. Finally we
learned that the detectives in the case
had reached the conviction that Henry
had committed suicide by leaping from
an ocean steamer. Some poor fellow
made that pitiful euding, and for my
ow'u part I firmly believed that it was
Henry Donaldson.
"Almost a year later, however, wo
got word that Henry had been seen in
a lumber camp in the northwest. I
heard of it first and secretly attempted
an investigation, sending a detective
out into that region. His first commu
nication to me seemed favorable, and I
decided that it would be worth while
for Donald to go out there. I took two
or three fellows whom I could trust
Into my confidence, and we agreed to
put up the necessary money. We all
wanted Henry Donaldson to come
back and face bis accusers, and we be
lieved that we could clear him.
"Wo made a plan to lunch together
and have Douald with us and then dis
close the whole subject to him. So we
met about noon one day and went to a
private room in Hobart's restaurant up
town. Donald did not know what was
in the wind, but for some days his
jniud had been running upon his brot&i
Being a True Record onii Explanation of the Seven
Mysteries Now Associated With Ills Name In
(he Public MM, and of on Eolith,
Which Is Die Key of thc_Scvcn
er, and he looked all broken up with it.
As he and I were going to Hobart's
that day ho said to me:
am sick with anxiety about Har
'You don't believe that he is dead?'
said I.
'I never have/ he replied. *1 can't.'
"Nothing more was said upon the
subject just then, aud it was not men
tioned while we were eating luncheon.
This was by agreement. Donald was
very silent during the meal. He ate
scarcely anything. He was pale and in
a peculiar state of nervous tension. I
observed him with considerable anxi
ety, for he looked like a man who is
going to break down.
"We had reached the cigars, and the
waiter was well out of the way. One
of the fellows made a sign to me to
open the subject that was ou our
minds. I turned toward Donald. He
started as if from a dream and said in
a hurried, strange voice:
'Harry is all right.'
"Then the color rushed into his face,
which had been very pale. He reeled
in his chair, and I put up my hand to
catch him.
'What do you meanV 1 asl ed
Ho subsided iuto an attitude of pas
sive endurance.
•These are the facts," said Whiting.
"Donaldson was in Harvard when I
Mas a student in the medical school
•md a proctor in one of the buildings.
'J hat's how 1 came to know him."
"Broke up a riot in my room," inter-,
Jeeted Donaldson. "We had knocked
down the chandelier. It's a proctor's
duty to preserve order. Whiting came
in with an Indian club in each hand
awl preserved it."
After graduation he came to New
York," continued Whiting. "His broth
er was licre—Itenry, about ten years
older than Donald. I was taking a spe
cial course of study in this city at the
time. Henry Donaldson was a note
•*%}. teller in the Dey Street bank, and he
1 had the misfortune to become Involved
In the trouble there about three years
:9H ago. 5ou mnj* remember it
& "Not definitely," said I.
"Somebody got away with $150,000,"
1 said Whiting. "Of course I need not
say that Henry Doualdson was entire
ly innocent, but circumstances, and
men, too, conspired against him. He
was arrested and almost immediately
reused, but only that he might be
dogged by detectives.
"He was abnormally sensitive re
garding anything that affected his good
name, and he was always easily dis
couraged. He was convinced that the
combination against him was too strong
and—thai he must eventually be dis
graced and ruined. He could not bear
the prospect, and so he took a false
step to avoid it He fled, and nobody
had the least idea where he had gone.
"Donaldson was ill in bed in some
rooms of mine up town. We supposed
jv-«^that Henry knew where he was, but
£§»&\tho poor fellow had been so hounded
afoMup and down and was 60 oppressed,ly
'I saw him,' he said, 'I sajv him.
He's all right. He's coming home.'
"That was all that we could get out
of him at first, and we did not know
what to make of it. Finally I told him
frankly just why we were there and
what we had learned.
'No,' he said 'It's all a mistake. He's
not in any lumber camp. 1 don't know
where he Is. I never saw any such
place before. I think it's in China from
the look of it/
*Of course we tormented him with
questions, and at last we got an ac
curate description of what he had seen.
Why, he even described the furniture
in the room and the view from the
'There was a man sitting at a table
whom I think I should have known if
he hadn't been back to me,' said he. 'My
brother was sitting opposite, and there
was some sort of document on the table
between them. My brother has grown
a beard. By heavens!' he cried sud
denly. 'The other man was Joe Vinal!'
"Vinal was receiving teller of the
Dey Street bank, nc had been slight
ly implicated in the robbery and had
lost his place in the bank ou account
of it, but had not been arrested. That
he should have joined Henry Donald
son in a far corner of the world was
not altogether a favorable circum
stance, and I asked Donald why he had
said so confidently that his brother was
all right.
'I know l^y the look of him,' he re
plied, 'and I heard him say that he was
coming home.'
"Donald pledged us all to secrecy in
this matter, and I think the promise
has been fairly well kept. That after
noon Donald and I made an investiga
tion into the case of Vinal and learned
that he had left New York and that
his whereabouts were unkuown. His
wife, who was a beautiful woman of
tine descent, was living in this city, but
she had had no word of her husband
in six weeks. She told me that he had
left the city suddenly upon some mat
ter of business which she did not un
derstand. He had been in very bad
health, and she was extremely anxious
tbout him.
"That was all the information that
we could get. About a week later
Donald got a cable message from his
brother. It came from Hongkong and
was addressed to my apartments. It
.said: 'Am comiug home westward,
iiverything all right.'
"By subsequent messages we traced
him to the Mediterranean aud Gibral
tar and learned what steamer was
bringing him to this country. He was
ill of acute gastritis wheu he arrived,
and I thought that we should hardly
get him off the steamer alive. But he
rallied and seemed ou the road to
"It appeared that he had gone from
this country to Japan and had lived in
one of the smaller cities. He brought
photographs of his abode there and of
a view from a certain window. I have
ncvej||tten able to be a skeptic upon
tliins^®*!Vult since seeing that photo
graph. He told us that ha had lived
almost in secret that he had never
dared communicate with Donald for
fear that the message would fall into
wrong hands aud reveal his hiding
"One day he was amazed to see Joe
Vinal at his door. How this man
traced him he never learned. Vinal
was dying. Only his purpose had sup
ported him through the latter part of
the journey. He made a complete rev
elation of the inner facts of the bank
robbery, in which he himself was the
principal criminal. This statement was
sworn to before the American consul,
and few days later Vinal died. Hen
ry Donaldson went to Hongkong and
theuce home, bringing tho statement
which was put into the hands of the
bank's officials, who used it to extort
cs complete restitution as possible from
Vinal's accomplices, and the matter
was kept quiet through the usual In
fluences, except that a card was pub
lished exonerating Donald's brother.
He seemed to be perfectly satisfied
with this, though it was not very defi
nite. Really the poor fellow was done
with earth. He died as many men and
women die who might live, but Tiave
not the will.
"In conclusion I have only this to
say: So far as wo can learn Donald's
vision was perfectly accurate. It show
ed Vinal laying his written confession
before Henry Donaldson. But tho vi
sion occurred about eight hours before
the event. I leave the explanation of
this phenomenon to any one who
thinks himself competent. I am not.
"You may be disposed to suggest
that Henry Doualdson had communi
cated with his brother unknown to
me. In regard to this I have not only
Donald's word, but Henry's, and you
will bear in mind that I attended Hen
ry in his last illness, so that, aside
from the lack of motive for his telling
me a falsehood, we must consider alBo
the respect that? is usually accorded to
the statement of a dying man.
"Moreover, Henry could uot have
communicated the fact of the confes
sion, because he knew nothing about
it himself until some hours after it
was known to us. It must be remem
bered also that Donald was entirely
ignorant of his brother's whereabouts
even after he had had the vision. Ho
had the sensation of being, in thqt
room and of looking across tho table
toward the window, and from tho as
pect of the country lit? supposed that
the scene was in China."
we've found yet, John," said* he. "Have
you ever tried to figure the thing out
in your own mind, Mr. Donaldson?"
The young man shook his head.
"I know what I saw," he said, "but
I don't know what was back of it, and
I am inclined to think," he added, with
a smile, "that It is much the same
with all we see, however simple. There
is a mystery behind that teacup which
no man alive can solve."
"We know that it will hold our tea,"
said Hackett, "but this psychic busi
ness doesn't seem to have any bottom."
I asked whether any one knew why
Vinal had not made his confession in
this country.
"He went to beg my brother's par
don* and to die forgiven," said Donald-
They were married in my house.
eon. "He 'lis confession iuto the
hands of the man who had been
A general conversation followed in
which Donaldson appeared to far
greater advantage than before. The
telling of the story seemed to have tak
en a weight off his mind. Both Hack
ett „and myself were pleased with him,
aud we resolved to carry out our orig
inal intentiou of taking him into our
employ. We did not speak of the mat
ter until after* Whiting had left us.
He had said in the beginning that he
could be with us not more than half an
hour. When he had gone, I explained
to Donaldson that we had been con
sidering him with reference to a posi
tion of importance in our business, and
I named the duties, the salary and the
He was to be Mr. Hackett's assistant
inourdepartmeutof sales. Wewerethen
introducing a system of disposing of
our goods which was entirely unique in
this country, and we required a young
man of good appearance, of cultivated
mind and manner and especially of
that quick, intuitive perception which
is so valuable in dealing with the high
est grade of merchants. The right
man, coming to us with the proper en
ergy and ability, might hope for any
thing, up to an interest in our business,
that would make him more than well
to do. It all depended upon himself.
Donaldson received this proposal
with a solemnity which justified his
college nickname of "deacon," by
which we had heard Dr. Whiting ad
dress him.
"It is useless for me to deny," said
he, "that what you suggest is a great
advance for me. In my present place
I am like a diver walking with leaden
soled shoes in a medium of high resist
ance aud having everything pumped
down to me from above. I can't get to
the top, and nobody is going to pull
me up. I make a few signals by pull
ing on a striifg, but nobody answers
them. I'm sunk that's the truth about
"Therefore," hecontluued, looklngfirst
to Hackett and then to me, "I am more
than ready to accept your offer, but
there is one difficulty—1 perceive that
you have another motive in making it."
"Another motive?" said I, lookiug
across at my partner.
Young Mr. Donaldson laid his clinch
ed right hand upon the table.
"From this day forth," said he, "if I
have any power or means of knowl
edge that Is different from the aver
age I will make no display of it and
no use of it. That is my irrevocable
decision. You will never learn more
of that subject from me thau you will
know tonight when the sun goes down.
But, since I have cast away restraint
today, let me continue in that folly.
"I know perfectly well that you have
another object in making this propos
al to me that it is a part of a fautus
tic dream. You hope to mate me with
a young woman whom you believe to
possess the same powers that arc in
me. You think that you are acting in
the Interests of the advance of human
knowledge and that posterity, with
the probable exception of my posterity,
will rise up and call you blessed."
I was motionless, dumfouuded. I
could not have cried "Fire!" if the
blaze had broken out in my own pock
et. Ten thousand messages from Ja
pan were not to be thought of in com
parison with this phenomenon.
For the secret that he had touched
upon was absolutely ours. My own
private speculations upon the subject
and my brief and inconsequential
talks with Hackett summed up the
wliiole of it. Neither of us had ever
suggested that Donaldson and Miss
Vaughn might make a match of it, jTet
the idea had tlltted through my mind
now and then, and I found out after
ward that it had been in Hackett's.
"I don't mean to say," continued Don
aldson, "that you would use any influ
ence or hold out any inducements to
bring such a marriage about, but you
will look for tt, and you will be disap
pointed. Why, Mr, Harrington, if I
knew that a girl was what is called a
psychic 1 could no more love her than
I could love a girl with two noses. No,
sir I am opposed to superfluity. Tho
ordinary mental and physical endow
ments are enough for me. If you at«
tempt to make any such match for me,
I shall run."
"But have you any reason to sup
pose that such a girl exists?" I de
manded. "Who is she?"
'•7 ^ave
Whiting ceased Ilackett drew
long breath and looked at
"A little ahead of anything
intimation as to who she
is," he replied, addressing me directly.
"I perceive no more than that she Is
some one for whom you have a high
regard, and it Is doubtless a great hou
or for me to be coupled with her in
your thoughts. But I ask you to think
of it no more."
"You have read from a closed book,"
said I, "and it is a marvelous thing to
But you have r$a4 only a. single
tt-ni 1
paragraph and have failed to grasp the
sense of the whole volume. We want
your head in o\^ business. Mr. Douald
son, and are wiling to pay for It, but
your heart is your own, and I should be
the first to dissuade you from a mar
riage, however advantageous It might
seem to be, that was based upon any
other impulse than tho love of a good
"I am a melancholy fellow," said
Donaldbon, with evident feeling, "and
unfit for matrimony. Only cheerful
people should marry. A rich man's
money may bless or curse his children.
At the best. It. i,s not j-'O good as a happy
disposition at the \vor:t, it leads to
nothing tltstt is half so bad as hered
itary sourncxs of heart. You will for
givt*" me f'T mentioning this subject.
Really, 1 wap afrr.id that I might be
beguiled into some sort of an experi
ment. It may have been a cranky no
tion. but til:'.** v.ii or.(jversation has
been siu-h a weird mixture of business
and ghosts!"
The big clock In the corner struck 2
and surprised us iiU with tho lateness
of the hour. It was necessary for Don
aldaon to reu i-n .i iieu to his office*
and so we could not ask him the ques
tions which were pressing for utter
ance. I may say, however, that when
we had abundant opportunity there
after we obtained sean£ information.
Donaldson either could not or WOUIL
not tell how he obtained his psychic
messages. "It is like suddenly remem
bering something that you have always
known," was the usual way in which
lie dodged the question, and he would
never weak upon the subject at all
when he could avoid doing so.
Upon the matter of Donaldson's rec
ognition of his friend Whiting's pres
ence we made one discovery before
leaving the restaurant. Ilackett sat
dowu In the chair which our young
friend had occupied and immediately
perceived that owing to the position
of a hat tree upon which our coats
were hung the mirror in the wall could
not explain the phenomenon, I could
see around one side of this obstruc
tion and Hackett around the other side,
but it was precisely in the necessary
line of Donaldson's vision.
About two weeks after this remark
able luncheon Deacon Donaldson was
added to our working force at Tun
bridge and became a member of my
household, and there a singular and
amuslug complication presently came
about. Mrs. Jane Harriugton, whose
husband is a cousin of mine and has
charge of a branch of our business In
the west, came to visit me, bringing
her daughter, a very charming young
woman of twenty. In some mysterious
manner Doualdson got the notion that
Millie Harrington was the beautiful
psychic whose union with himself was
secretly plotted by the wily Stephen
Ilackett and me. He had never been
able to rid himself of the idea that
something of the sort was in the wind,
but he was entirely ignorant of the
facts in the ease of Dorothy Vaughn.
In fact, nobody in Tunbrldge except
Hackett and me knew that Dorothy's
comiug to teach our school had any
connection with our quest of mysteries.
It was far more likely that Donaldson
should suspect Millie, who was there
upon my direct invitation and seem
ingly thrown Into his way with malice
aforethought, than Dorothy, who lived
on the other side of the town and was
merely the schoolteacher.
Millie was a flirt, I'm afraid, and as
the deacon was the most attractive
young man in her vicinity she pro
ceeded to practice her iunocent arl
upon bim. I think he was not n:
rally timid in such matters. He had1
very easy and graceful manner in the
company of ladies, and not even so
simple an old fellow as myself could
fail to see that he had learned his les
son in Ihc school of experience. Mil
lie found him an admirable cavalier,
and she kept him busy in her service.
That night after the house had be
come quiet I was slttiug before the
fire iu the library alone when Donald
son dropped in to keep me company.
At my invitation he took a cigar, se
lecting one that was black and stroug,
and when he had lighted it I perceived
that there was something on his mind.
A man who wishes to conceal his men
tal state should not smoke iu the pres
ence of a smoker.
"Mr. Harrington," said he at last,
"you have been very good to me. You
have put mo in a fine way of business,
so that my future is assured—if I be
have myself. I am very grateful in ev
ery way, and I'm going to please you if
I can. But, by jingo," he cried, sudden
ly springing up, "I can't!"
"Why not?" I asked as gently as pos
He dried the palms of his hands upon
his handkerchief.
"It's a great liouor," he said, trying
to be calm, "I told you so long ago at
Bertram's. Of course I didn't then
know that the young lady would be
related to you. I couldn't foresee how
beautiful she would be, how admira
ble in every way. She doesn't care a
penny for me, to be sure, but I'm not
speaking of that. I'm speaking of my
own sentiments. She's got the most
wonderful eyes—dark, mysterious, mar
velous eyes. By Jove, I can well be
lieve that she's the true psychic! And
perhaps that's what's the matter."
"Are you speaking of Miss Harring
ton?" I inquired as he paused. And he
replied with a quick nod of affirmation.
"I'll tell you the truth!" he cried,
wheeling toward me suddenly. "The
psychic matter hasn't anything to do
with it. It's because I'm in love with
somebody else. I've got uo business to
be in love, but I am. On the chance
that the woman I love may love me I
ought to go and drown myself—in her
interest—but I won't. I will 6tay rlgli
here and win her if I can. I'm selfish
enough to do it, vain enough to think I
may succecd, and it seemed to be my
duty to tell you about it, Mr. Harriug
ton, conslderiug the very peculiar cir
cumstances of the case."
"Who is the young lady?" I inquired.
For some strange reason a flood of
emotion choked him as ho tried to
speak her .name. He strucrciod with t*
ijgfg IP 899WfflWfl8p3 ^Tlpwiwws-^.sw^
mi iiiisuuji nnn tnen answered me
by throwing out his right arm so that
he pointed to the window and across
tho broad lawn and nearly the whole
town beyond it, half a mile or more in
all, to the house where Dorothy lived.
It was to be a long engagement.
Dorothy had mentioned two years, I
believe. But In the late spring wo
planned to send Donaldson abroad,
with the result that Dorothy decided to
go too. So they were married in my
house, which was rose bedecked for
tho occasion. There were festivities
which lasted until sundown, aud then
while some of the youuger guests were
tying telltale ribbons to the carriage
that waited before my door the two
lovers escaped by another way and
ran hand in hand like children across
the fields through the sweet June even
ing. It appeared that they had secret
ly sent all their baggage to the railroad
station earlier in the day.
Limited Choice.
Father—Johnny, I see your little
brother has the smaller apple. Bid
you give him his choice, as I sug
Johnny—Yes, father I told him he
could have his choice—the little one or
none—and he took the little one,—
Fnttier nnd Son.
What a father can do, if he will, is to
make his own experience and knowl
edge an inseparable part of the intel
lectual and spiritual equipment of his
son, but he can do this only when he
cares so much about it as to make It a
daily, hourly object of his life, says the
Cosmopolitan. So many fathers shirk
the undertaking so many of them
stand aloof and let the precious years
go by, willing to give anything nnd
everything except themselves. The
first and great reward of course is the
one that comes when he sees the boy
upon the verge of manhood golug out
Into the world to face the inevitable
dangers which confront the novice, for
the life of a man differs from the life
of a woman In this respect—that at
some time or other, sooner or later, the
time must come when he shall stand
alone, relying on his own strength to
conquer If he bo sound and brave, to
fall if he be weak and cowardly.
Where Conncctlcnt Got Its Name*
It might bo imagined that Connecti
cut is called the "land of steady hab
account of the exemplary con
of its citizens. But it obtained
le in a different manner. A citi
zen of that "state explains the mutter
thus: "In the early colonial times it
was the custom to provide every one
who assisted at a dedication, church
building or bam raising with a 'hooker'
of good Jamaica rum. Those functions,
needless to say. were popular. When
the charter creating Connecticut a
crown colony arrived, there was, of
course, a celebration. The first govern
or, John Wlnthrop, refused to provide
rum and in his inaugural address de
plored the custom of tippling, saying
'it did not lead to steady habits.' There*
upon the Nutmeg State had a title to
hand down to posterity."—New York
art&^» on
It may have been five weeks that
Millie and lier mother were at my
house, and the place was so gay that
I did not feel at home. In the even
ings there would be music and danc
ing, and I would sit in a comer alono
except when Hackett strayed into thiri
scene of unaccustomed revelry or when
Dorothy could be persuaded to come
over after tho school. She was in
mourning for her aunt, of course, and
could not join in the sport, but she
held it uo harm to sit in sober black
and watelr the others. Wo had some
great talks in this way, but it seemed
to me that she was uot in so good spir
its after this brief season of festivity
got well under way. Indeed it must
have been a trial for a young and pret
ty girl, as I thought more thanonce. It
never occurred to mo that there could
be any special trouble. Even when
she advanced tl opinion one evening
that she was not doing very well with
the school aud perhaps it might be
better for her to go away I totally fail
ed to comprehend.
Can Yon See AlrV
If air cannot be seen, what is it that
we see quivering above a field on a hot
summer day or even above a hot stove
in the house? That question has puz
zled many a head, both old aud young.
The answer usually given is that it is
the heat, but heat caunot be seen and
therefore it is not the heat.
The explanation of the phenomenon
is really quite simple, like all such
things, when we hear it. As a matter
of fact, it is air that we see quivering,
but heat makes it visible. The quiver
ing is caused by the upward passage,
close by each other, of small currents
of air of different temperatures in
which the rays of light are irregularly
refracted, and this makes the currents
Vnlne of Capital.
Once upon a time two utter bank
rupts were considering ways and
means of getting needed money.
"I know how we can make $9," said
"How?" asked the other.
"Raise a dollar note to ten by placing
a cipher after the one."
"Where will we raise the dollar?"
Then the scheme failed for want of
Moral.—The great financial difficulty
Is in raising the first dollar.—New York
Cbonsed Hid Ticket.
An entertaining story is told of a
railway manager in Wales whose iden
tity was not known to the ticket col
lector of an outlying station. He was.
walking through the station door when
the collector surprised him with a re
quest for his ticket.
"My face is my ticket," be said, with
much pleasantry.
"Oh," said tho collector, "my orders
are to punch all tickets!"
A Story of Robespierre.
The story is told of Robespierre that
at one time, w*hen at the height of his
power, a lady called upon him, be
seeching him to spare her husband's
life. He scornfully refused. As she
turned away she happened to tread
Upon the paw of his pet dog. He
turned upon her and asked, "Madam,
have you no humanity?"
Small Boy—Give me a. large bottle of
the worst medicine you've got in your
Druggist—Whafs the matter?
"Well, I've been left all alone with
grandma, and she's suddenly been tak
en sick, and I'm going to get even with
her 1"—Life.
A Mean Thrust.
Nance—Jack Morton proposes in this
letter. I wonder if he really loves me.
He has^only known me a week.
The Brother—Oh, then, pcrh&ps he
An Irish authority thus define* as
expert the effects of a well dcllv
CUIRO "The belief among the an-
I understood him perfectly.
"You couldn't please mo better than
that," said I. "With all my heart I
wish you well."
Irish was that a curse once pro
duced must fall in soiuu direction,
it has been deserved by him ou
horn It is pronounced, It. will fall on
sooner or later, but If It has not
then 1
Some days latei1 Dorothy told mo
that she was much more encouraged
about the school and that she had quite
given up the idea of going away. She
was devoted to the work, and yet I
knew that it was not her success there
in which had so lightened lier heart.
When Hackett learned how matters
stood, he insisted that my theory about
a natural antipathy between psychics
was overthrown, but I preferred to re
gard the case as merely exceptional.
Obviously the rule cannot be ironclad,
for if such were the fact occult powers
would disappear from the world.
At any rate, this was a true love
match if ever there was one. Their
happiness brought out tho noblest qual
ities of their hearts. They did wonder
ful work that winter, both of them,
justifying my best hopes and winning
my warmest good will.
It will return upon the person who
pronounced it. They compare it to a
wedge with which a woodman cleaves
timber. If it has room to go, It will go
and cleave the wood, but If it has not
it will flj- out and strike the woodman
himself, who is driving it, between the
Thoie ate three altars Inside the
cashel at Innlsnuirray, Ireland, built
square of rough loose stones and hav
ing on the top of them a number of
curious, round, smooth stones. These
have been used for cursing by turning
them, and the natives are very super
stitious about them.
One mode of averting the curse was
tor the person against whom the stones
were turned to have a grave dug, to
cause himself to bo laid In it and to
have three shovelfuls of earth cast over
him. the grnvQdiggers at the same time
reciting rhymes.
Pneumonia and La Grippe.
Coughs cured quickly by Foley's
Honey and Tar. liefUBe substitutes
sold by Denton & Ward.
The newest lighthouse on the French
cosBt Bhows a beam visible at a dis
tance of 39 nautical miles in clear
weather. It is situated on the Isl*
Vicrge, off the French coast, to the
northeast ot Uehant, the lantern beinp
2(4 feet above sea level.
The many friends of G. II. Hausan
engineer L. E. & W. H. 1{„ at present
living in Lima, O will be pleased to
know of hiB recovery from threatened
kidney disease. He writes: "1 WBB cur
ed by UBing Foley's Kidney Cure, whicl'
I recommend to all, especially tralnmer,
who are usually similarly afflicted"
bold by Denton & Ward.
Better lose your argument than your
friend.—Ram's Horn.
Fatal kidney and bladder troubles can
always be prevented by the use of
I'olev's Kidney Cure. Sold by Denton
ite Ward.
An industrial and agricultural school
for colored youths of Maryland witu
opened last month near Laurel, in that
A Life at Stake.
_^lf you but knew theBplendid merit of
toley's lloney and Tar you would
never be without it. A dose or two
will prevent an attack of pneumonia or
la grippe. It may savo your life. Sold
by Denton & Ward.
A repent report shows that 2,5'Ji'
Christians were murdered in 1'JOI by
the Turks. In only 61 cases were the
murderers punished, and then with not
more than four yearE' imprisonment.
Stop It.
A neglected cough or cold may lead
to serious bronchial or lung troubles
Don't take chances wheu Foley's Hone*
and Tar elforda peil'ect security froiii
serious effects of a cold. Sold Li
Denton & Ward.
In France it is illegal to catch frogs
at night.
In Bed Four Weeks With La Urippo.
We have received the following lettei
from Mr. Hoy Kemp, of Angola, Ind. '-J
was in bed four weeks with la grippe
aud 1
tried many remedies and spent
considerable for treatment with physi
cians, but I received no relief until 1
tried Foley's Honey and Tar.
The crowned heads of every nation.
The rich men, poor men and misers.
All join in paying tribute to
DeWitt's I.ittle Early Risers,
H. Williams, San Antonio, Tex writes:
Little Karly Riser I'iils are the best 1
ever used in my family. I unhesitat
ingly recommend them to everybody.
They cure Constipation, Billiousness,
Sick Headache, Torpid Liver, Jaundice,
malaria and all other liver troubles.
Smith Bros.
A melon patch in ti cornheld will
sometimes neutralize the work of the
local Sunday school.
A Scientific discovery,
Kodol does for the etomach that
which it is unable to do for itself, even
wheu but slightly disordered or over
loaded. Koilol supplies the natural juic
es of digestion aud does the work of the
stomach, relaxing the nervous tension,
while the inllamed muscles of that or
iran are allowed to rest aud heal". Kodol
digests what you eat and enables the
stomach aud digestive orgaus to trans
form oil food iuto rich red blood
Smith UroB.
The largest dome in the world is that
of the Lutheran church at WarBaw.
Its interior diameter is 200 feet. That
of the British museum library is 13o
Unconscious From Oroup.
During a sudden and terrible attack
of croup our little giri was unconscious
from strangulation, says A. L. Spafford,
poBtmaster, Chester, Mich and a dose
of One Jlinute Cough Cure was admin
istered and repeated often. It reduced
the swelling and inllammation, cut the
mucus and shortly the child was resting
e«By and speedily recovered. It cureB
Coughs, Colds,La Grippe.and all Throat
and Lung troubles. One Minute Cough
Cure lingers in the throat and chest and
enables the lungs to contribute pure,
health glvlug oxygen to the blood
Smith Bros.
Meat originally meant any kind of
One Hundred Dollars a Sox
is the value H. A. Tiadale, Summer
ton, S. C., places on DeWitt's Witch
Hazel Salve. He says: "I had the piles
for 20 years. I tried many doctors and
medicines, but all failed except De
Witt's Witch Hazel Salve. It cured
me." It is a combination of the heal
ing proprieties of/Witch Hazel with
antiseptics and emollients relieves and
permanently cures piles, sores, cuts,
bruises, eczema, salt rheum and all
skin diseases. Smith Bros,
WANTED—Manager for Delaware
county. S20 per week, with chance of
advancement. 314,000 cleared in three
years by one of our manageTB. Send
stamp for particulars aud booklet
"Pluck Not Luck, Wins." AddresB W.
A. Wright & Co., Des Moines, Iowa.
Illinois ntral
"y,lie in[noi&
Central, to tho points. »uul at rates, HS follows
Fare and ouc-t)xii*«I mi Orfiffratfl PMn
New Orleans, l/i.,—Anmml fonvfutiou Natio
nal Hardware Awa, Novemhi-r P)-21
tt Urlwl,,is- onu.il Met'Uui? American
Public Health ASS'JJ, P» C. 813.
Two small
bottles of this medicine cured raw ami
now I use it exclusively In my family
Take no substitutes. Sold by Denti
& Ward.
The records left by the l'hoeneciane,
Assyrians and ancient Persians show
that among all thote nations the use of
perfumes waB very common.
Home-RiM-kprs' Kx«ur»lonH,Wp.«t. Pouth South
Hast ami Noath-west Nov. 4 "lulls, Hoc nml
10. Jan fi md au, t- ob. a ami 17, March 3 ami 17
April" nnd
On* Way, Secoml-cla-is, Colonists' Rates to
jviluts in tho.Houth,«outi»-ea*tan.t South-went,
«t a latoof omvlmlfof the H»-nt-dass one* way
THU-S. plus $•_'0:i, ticket ou s:\lo Nov. 4 and JS
Dec 2and it». .Ian. hwI 20, Feb. aud 17
March ami 17, April 7 aud *21.
«J. V. tohhuv Asst. (i^ll. "Pass. Atfent,
l.'iibUQUu, Iowa
Farm For Sale.
A flno Stocl and l»a?ry farm of 20n acres
nules south or Mam-luster, mile from railroad
station and ensum-vy Comfortabl. house.
L'OIUI horse and cow bain, hou IJOUSH corn cribs
and other out buihlhiKS a Uuo well ot water
with wind mid attached, in acres of splendid
timber3mile.vea-t of farm win s-old with
HMUO if desired. Tor tonus l- qui™ ot
3Gtf Manchester, Iowa.
aro Loaning Money as cheap ns
any person or corporation.
DOUGLASS, the Photo
Goto Douglass
at present is that of
We have on hand a
choice assortment of the most
desirable grades of soft coal
at the lowest prices consistent
with the market. All"1 coal
promises to be scarce later in
the season nud prices will
rule higher. *,
The Regular and Reliable Chi
cago Specialist will be at Man
chester, Clarence House,
Monday, January 26,
one day only and return once
every 28 dnys. Office hours 8 a.
in. to 6 p. m.
Independence, Gedney Hotel, Tuesday,
January 27.
•ants imitmmenny rne cases no miflortafips
mi scuds to imnn'aWe nonie without takhiR ft
uroiuthein. This la why ho conttuues his
«Its year after. r, wlulo other doctors lutvo
i'Jo a fovr visits and stopped. Pr. Shallenbcr*
is an eminently successful specialist In all
.roulo diseases, proven hy%£Lo many cures
linked In chronic oasos which vo baffled tho
illot all other physicians. Jiis hospital ox.
rlenco and extenslYo pr
'co have mado him
protieiout that he cau nauio and locatv a dis
isj in a le mlnutas.
Treats all -able -.cs of Catarrh, Noso,
hroat and .u-'g v.scases. X'yo iid L..r,
umach, Liver aud Kl .neys, Giavel, euma«
Paralysis,NruraMa, Nervous and Ifoart
leases. Blood .. S..in ases, J, liepsy,
right's JDisoaso Co* umptlon in* early
tt?" diseases itliaiiladaor amirmal- Organs,
Muorand Tobacco luibit. Statnmerin0 cured
:'lsuro methods to prevent its recurrence
A tiever-fafilns remedy
riMSS, an.. KUPTUltE cuaran
",*il cured without detention from business.
.- seelal attention Riven to ull Surgical
I-.XXC'.H, nnd ull dtsenaes of tlio Eye, Kav,
.'ioKMaml Throat.
fUUit ami KtiuranteecJ. Granulated
iMs.Cataract, Cross i£yei stralsMened without
Are you nervous nud despondent: weak and
uohiUtated tired mornings: no ambitlon-life
i.«*t memory poor easily latisrued excitable
and irritabie eyes'sunken, red and blurred
pimples ou face dreams and nl^ht losses rest
Jess, haepard looking: weak back deposit In
v.viuo and drains at stool: dlstnisMW* «-'»nt of
oufldcncci lack of energy and strength?
Private Diseases a Spec
Iitood' Poison, Norvousnoss, Plz/lness," De«
octive Memory ami other atlmeuts which ruin
body and inlud positively cured.
Perfected In old cases which iiavo been ne?.
lectod or imskiiifully treated. No experiments
or failures. Ho undertakes no Incurable eases,
but euro thousands given up to die.
Consultation Free and Confidential.
146 Oakwood Blvd., Chlouno.
Reference: Drexel State Bank,
M. 1' I.KItOY Prc.it. IT. A, GRANGER Cashier.
K. lIESNIiK, Asst. Cashier
A. II. BI.AKI2,1st. V. Proslden
V. President,
CAPITAL. $50,000
Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
.. .. .. DIEECTOEa.
R. R. RoblQBOD,
H-f- £T"?fer' A- a Blake,
H. O. Haeberle
First National Bank, Dubuque, Iowa.
Central National Baak New York City
Commercial National Bank. Chicago. Ilia,
Compound Vapor and Sham
poo Baths.
Most all dis*
eases are caused
by poisonous soc
retions, which
clog the wheels
The name and
the Bymptoms
may be different
but"tie OUIM
disease can us
ually be traced
to tne imperioct aotlon ot the millions
of pores of the haman body. A bath in
accordance with scientific require
mcnta is tho best preventative and
remedy known. Tho methods employ
ed by mo are the most scientific ever
invented or diseoveied (or dispelling
disease. Results tell ttio dtory. Give
me a trial. This is the Conant Bystem
of baths. A competent lady attendant
In charge of the ladies department.
Office and bath rooms on Franklin
street, opposite Globe Hotel.
Ladies and dents Gold Watches
in all sizes kinds and styles,
Ladies, Gents and Cbrildrens Rings
Also large line of Best Brands of—
Come and see the many things we
have not Bpace to list.
w. lSr.^eOYNpDN^--_
Delaware County I*
Manchester, Iowa.
Capital and Surplus $90,000.
WM, C. CAWLEY, President
C. W. khA(.\, Ass't, Cashier.
K' W"
tt. li. hfclSlON. H. F, ARNOLD
i'I'sFKr»S,ST°N' nE£ W.DUNHAM,
A noucral bankluff business transacted ID all
*0M. payablo anywhere la the
Uimcd States, huftfand, Ireland and Europe.
Tnterest paid on Time Deposits at
ui)tut mUj6} which can be made in
any nam from one dollar up.
Deposit HOXCH for rent, for tho storage of
vahiublo impui.s, etc.. all guarded by time locks.
Mpumslup Tickets for salo to and from all
parts of huropo.
Private personal chocking accounts received
from ludles.
The banking business of the public Is respect
fully solicited, unU we ussure all our customers
ery accommodation conslstont with good husl
noss methods.
When you want
Fine Furniture
Fair Prices
Undertaking Solicited
Earlville, Iowa

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