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41 Co.
JWO days aud nights crept slowly
into the past, and now the
while people of the chateau had
come to the eve of their last
day stay ou the islaud of Japat. l'he
probationary period would expire with
the sun ou the following day. the an
niversary of the death of iaswell
bkuggs. The six months set aside by
the testator as sufficient for all the re
quirements of Cupid were to come to
uu inglorious end at 7 clock on March
^i). Accordlug to the will, if Agues
liuthvcn and liobcrt Browne were uot
married to each other before the close
of that day all of their rights, in the
estate were lost to them.
'.tomorrow would bo the last day of
residence required. But. alack, was it
to be the last that thev were to spend
iu the world forsaken land?
No later than that morning a steam
er—a small Dutch freighter—had come
to a stop oil the harbor, but it turned
tail aud lied within an hour. No one
came ashore. The malevolent tug
went out and turned back the landing
party which was ready to leave the
ship side. The watchers in the cha
teau knew what it was that the tugs
captain shouted through his trumpet at
a safe distance from the steamer. The
black and yellow HagS at the end of
the company's pier lent color to a
grewsome story, ihe hopeless look
ueepened in the eves of the watchers.
Holllngsworth Chase alone maintain
ed a stubborn air of confidence and
"Don't be downhearted. Bowles." he
6aid to the moping British agent,
"loull soon be managing the baiiK
again and patronizing the American
bar with the same old regularity."
Ihere had been several vicious as
6aults upon the gates by the infuriated
islanders during the da.v- following the
rescue of the heirs. Some powerful in
fluence suddenly exerted itself to re
store them to a state of calmness.
Thev withdrew to the.town, apparent
ly defeated. Ihe cause was obvious—
Itasula had convinced them that death
already was lifting his haud to blot
out the lives of those who opposed
!5oi)bv Browne was accomplishing
wonders in the laboratory. He seldom
was seen oiuslde tne distilling room
Ills assiduity was marked, if not com
men tod upon. Hour after hour he
Btuod watch over the water that wen
up in vapor and returned to the crystal
liquid that was more precious than
rubies aud sapphires*
Drnsilla kept close to his side dur
imr these operations. She seemed
afraid or ashamed to loin the others
She avoided Lad.v Depplnghnin as
completely as possible. Her effort to
be friendly when thev were thrown
together was almost pitiable.
As for 7-iuI.v Agnes, she seemed
stricken by an unconquerable lassi
tude. The spirits tnat had controlled
!if»r voice, her look, her movements.
wo»o Kntil.v mieslng. More than once
Hovievra had caught her watching pep
plmrhnm with eves that spoke voU
luues. though they were mute and
I'roin time to time the sentinels
brought to Lord Depplnghain and
Chase missives that had been tossed
over the walls by the emissaries of
llasula. ihev were written by the
leader himself and in every Instance
expressed deepest sympathy for the
plague ridden chateau.
"iheres a paucity of real news in
these pcutle messages that annoys
me.* Chase said alter reading aloud
the last of the epistles to the princess
and Ihe Deppinghanis. "I rejoice in
my heart that he Isn't aware of the
true state of affairs. He doesn't ap
preciate the real calamity that con
fronts us. The plague? Poison?
plllle. If he only knew that I am now
smoking mv last—the last—cigarette
on the place
Jong look at my warships. Ladv l)op
pingham." he replied, with most re
assuring smile. "I think Pi] take a
stroll along the wall before turning
He arose and leisurely started to go
•^Indoors. The princess called to liini.
vr.-ar.d he paused.
vr: "Wait." she said, cominir up to him.
w.Thev walked down the hallway togeth
•ier. "1 will run upstairs and unlock
he treasure chest, do Hot trust
ven my maid. You shall have two
tonight. No more."
Motive really saved them for me."
he queried, uotc of eagerness in his
voice, "nil these daysv'
I have been your miser." she said
llgnllv and then ran up the stairs.
lie looked after her until she disap
peared at the top with a quick, shv
lance over her shoulder. An expres-
"7 cannot bear the thought of leaving you
slon of utter dejection came into his
face. A haggaixl look replaced the
buoyant smile.
•God, how I love her—how I love
her! he groaned, half aloud
she was coming down the stairs
now. eager, flushed, more abashed
thau she would have had him know
ithout a word she placed the two
cigarettes in his outstretched palm
Her eves were shinir
In silence he clasped her hand and
led her unresisting through the win
dow and out upon the broad gallery.
She was returning tne fervid pressure
of his fingers, warm and electric,
hoy crossed slowlv to the rail. Two
chairs stood close together. They sat
clown side bv side. The power of
speech seemed to have left them alto
He laid the two cigarettes on the
broad stone rail, bhe followed the
movement with perturbed eyes and
Jieii leaned forward and placed her
elbows dn bhe rail
If the ship should come tomorrow
you would go out of ray life—vou would
away and leave me here." he began
No, no she cried, turning upon him
suddenly. -You could not stav here.
\ou shall not!"
*l»ut, dearest love, am bound to
stay. I cannot go. And. God help me.
1 want to stay. If 1 could go into your
world and take vou unto myself for
ever—it you will tell tne now that some
day vou may forget your world and
come to live in mine—theu. ah. then, it
would be different! But without you
1 have no choice of abiding place
ncre as well as anywhere."
She put her hands over her eyes.
•*I cannot bear the thought of—of
leaving you behind—of- leaving you
here to die at the hands of those beasts
down there. llollingsworth. I implore
ou—come! If the opportunity comes
Mere —and it will. I know—you will leav
the island with the rest of us?
'Not unless I am commanded to do
so b.v the man who sent me here to
I believe you would die more ccr-1 serve these beasts, as vou call them,
He leaned over and took her hand in
his. "You do love me?"
"Yon know I do—yes. yes!" she cried
from her heart, keeping her ifaee reso
lutely turned away from him. "I am
sick with love for you. Why should 1
deny the thing that speaks so loudly
for itself—my heart! Listen! Can you
not hear it beating? It is hurting mo
ves, it is hurting ine
lie trembled at this exhibition of re
leased, unchecked passion, and yet he
did not clasp her in his arms.
"Will you come into my world, Ge
nevra?" he whispered. "All my life
would be spent in guarding the lov
you would give to me—all my life given,
to making you love me more and more
until there will be no other world for
vou to think of."
•'I wish that 1 had not been born,
she sobbed. "I cannot, dearest--! can
(nfoii /-i &
talnlf from lack of cigarettes than
from an overabundance of poison.''
said Genevra. She was thinking of
the stock she had hoarded up for him
In her dressing table drawer, under
lock and kev.
I say. Chase, can you just see
Rasuhrs face when he learns that
we ve been drinking the water all
along and haven't passed awayV
cried Depplnghain.
"And to think. Mr. Chase, we once
called von "the enemy.'" said Lady
Agnes in a low. dreamy voice.
"I appear to have outlived-my use
fulness in that respect." he said. lie
tossed the stub of- his cigarette over
the balcony rail. "Goodby!" he said,
with melancholy emphasis. Then he
bent an inquiring look upon the face
of the princess. I
"Yes." she said, as if be had asked
the question aloud "You shall have
three a day, that's all/'
"You 11 leave the entire fortune to
me when you sail away. I trust." he
said. The Depplnghams were puzzled.
"But you also will be sailing away/'
she argued.
"I? You forget that I have had no
orders to return. Sir John expects me
to stay. At least, so I've heard in a
Roundabout way.-'
"You don't mean to say. Chase, that I
you'll stay on this demmed island if
the chance comes to get away?" de-1
mantled Lord Deppingham earnestly.
*lhe two women were looking at him
in amazement.
-Why not*/ I an ally, not a de
'•You are a madman!" cried Lady
:^Agnes. "Stay here? They would kill
••you in a jiffy! Absurd!"
'•Not after they ve had another good
not change the laws of fatyui
tsiled—1 am doomed to live fore'
ihe tcixace! "flie/r ivories came up 1o
the two in the gallery.
If I have to die tomorrow," Saun
ders, the brtde^rooiu. was saying, with
real fecliug in his voice. "I should say
with all my heart that my life has
been loss than wools long. The rest
of It was nothing. I nevrr was happy
before, and happiness Is everything."
TnE snirs that pass.
III3 next morning was rainy.
A quick, violent storm had
rushed up from the sea dur
ing the night
Chase, after a sleepless night.'came
down and, without waiting for his
breakfast, hurried out upon the gal
lery overlooking the harbor. Genevra
was there before him, pale, wistful,
heavy eyed, standing in the shelter of
huge pilaster.
"Holllngsworth," she said drearily,
do you believe he will come today?"
"He?" he asked, puzzled.
"My uncle. The yacht was to call for
me not later than today."
I remember." he said slowly. "It
may couie. Genevra. The day is
She clasped his hand convulsively, a
desperate revolt in her soul.
I almost hope that It may not come
for me: she said, her voice shaking
with suppressed emotion. "It will not
come. I feel it in my heart. We shall
die here together. Holllngsworth. Ah.
hi that way I may escape the other
life. No. no! What am I saying? Of
course I want to leave this dreadful
islaud—this dreadful, beautiful, hate
ul, happy island. Am I not too silly
She was speaking rapidly, almost hys
terically. a nervous, flickering smile on
her face.
Dear one." he said gontly, "the
yacht will come. If It should not come
toda.v mv cruisers will forestall its mis
sion. As sure as there is a sen those
cruisers will come." She looked into
his eyes intently, as if afraid of some
thing there. "Oh. I not mad!" he
laughed. vYou brought a cruiser to
me one day. 111 bring one to you in
return. We ll be quits."
Quits?'' she murmured, hurt by the
Forgive me." he said, humbled.
Hollingaworth." she said after
long, tense scrutiny of the sea. "how
long will vou remain on this island?"
Perhaps until I die—if death should
come soon. If not. then God knows
how long/*
"Listen to me." she said intensely.
I-or mv sake vou will not stav long.
You will come away before they kill
you. You will! Promise me. You will
come—to Paris? Some day. dear heart?
To Paris?" he said, shaking tafi
head sadly. "No. dearest one. Not
now. Listen: I have In ray bag up­
stairs an offer from a great American
corporation. My hcauquartcrs would be
iu Paris. My duties would begin as
soon as ray contract with Sir John
Brodncy expires, ihe position is a lu
cratlvc one: it presents unlimited op
portuulties. 1 am a comparatively poor
mau. The letter was forwarded to me
by Sir John. I have a year in which
to decide."
"And you—you will decline?" she
•Yes. I shall go back to America
where there are no princesses of roval
blood. Paris is no place, for the dls
appointed, castoff lover. 1 can go
there. I love you too madly. I'd go on
loving you, and you. good as you are.
would go on loving me. There is uo
telling what would come of it. It will
be hard for me to—to stay awav from
Paris—desperately hard. Sometimes 1
feel that I witl not be strong enough
to do it. Genevra."
But Paris Is huge. Holllngsworth
she argued insistently, an eager, im
pellmg light in her eyes. "We would
be as far apart as if the ocean were
between us."
"Ah. but would we?' he demauded.
"It is almost unheard of for an
American to gain entree to our—to the
set in which—well, you understand
she said, blushing painfully in the
consciousness that she was touchlni
his pride. He smiled sadly.
"My dear, you will do me the honor
to remember that I am not trying to
get into your set. I am trying to In
duee you to come iuto mine. You won'
be tempted, so that's the cud of It
Beastly day, isn't it?" He uttered the
trite commonplace as if no other
thought than that of the weather had
been in his mind. "By the way." he
resumed, with a most genial smile
•for some queer, unmasculine reason I
took it into my head last night to
worry about the brides trousseau.
IIow are you going to manage It if
you are unable to leave the island un
til—well, say June?"
bhe returned Ills smile with one ns
sweetly detached as his had been
catching his spirit. "So good of you to
worry, she said, a defiant red in her
cheeks. "}ou forget that I have a post
poned trousseau at home. A few stitch
es here and there, an alteration or two,
some smart summer gowns and hats
Oh, it will be so simple! What is it?
What do vou see?"
no was looking eagerly, intently to
ward the long, low headland beyond
the town of Aratat.
I am
doomed to live forever in
ihe dreary world of my fathers. But
how can 1 give vou up? How can
give up vour love? How can I cast
vou out of mv lifer"
"hou do not love Prince Karl?
"IIow can you ask she cried fierce
ly. "Am I not loving you with all my
heart and 3011J
"And you would leave me behind if
the ship should come?" he persisted
with cruel Insistence. "You will go
back and inan\v that—him? Loving
me, you will marry him?" Iler head
dropped upon her arm. He turned
cold as death. "God help and God pltv
vou. my Jove. I never knew before
what your little world immns to you.
I give you up to it. 1 crawl back into
the one you jook down upon with
scorn. I shall not again ask you to
descend to the wor:d where love is."
Her hand lay limp in his. They*
stared bleakly out into the night, and
no word was spoken.
The minutes became an hour, and
yet they sat there with set faces,
bursting hearts, unseeing eyes.
Below them in the shadows Bobby
Browne was pacing the embankment,
his wife drawn ^ose to his side. Three
men. Brltt, Saunders and Bowles, were
amoklng their nlpeq op tfte edge of
The smoke! bee? Close inshore
too! By heaven. Genevra. there's
steamer off there. She's a small'one
or she wouldn run in so close- It—It
may be the yacht! Walt! We'll soon
see. She ll pass the point in a-few
Already the cltltzens of the town
were ruslilug to the pier. Even befor
the vessel turned the point the watch
ers at the chateau witnessed a most
amazing performance ou the dock.
Half a hundred natives dropped down
as if stricken, scattering themselves
aloug the narrow .pier-
The people were simulating death
They were posing as the victims of
the plague that Infested the land! As
ho was explaining the ruse to his rays
tified companion the nose of the vessel
came out from behind the tree covered
An instant later thev were senulng
wild cries of joy through the chateau,
aud people were rushing toward them
from all quarters.
The trim white thing that glided
across the harbor, graceful as a bird,
was the marquis* yacht!
It Is needless to describe the joyous
gale that swept the chateau into a
maelstrom of emotions.
Ihey saw the tug put out to meet the
small boat: they witnessed the same
old maneuvers: they sustained a chill
of surprise and despair when the
bright white and blue boat from the
yacht came to a stop at the command
from the tug.
I here was an hour of parleying.
Ihe bclcagurcd ones signaled with de
spairing energy. The Hag. limp iu the
damp air above the chateau, shot up
and oown in pitiful eagerness.
But the small boat edged away from
close proximity to the tug and the
nenrhv dock. Thev spoke each other
nt It'ii.T nd ever widening range. At
lasi the .vachts boat turned aqc} fled
toward the trim white hull. p.im*
startled! -dazed
people on the balcony could grasp the
full and horrible truth the#yaGit had
lifted anchor and was slowly beaded
out to sea.
Chase iooked grimly about hlln into
the questioning, stricken faces of his
companions. lie drew Ills hand across
his moist forehead.
"Lndies and gentlemen." he sahl se
riously 4ind without the faintest intent
to jest, "we are supposed to be'dead!"
There was a single shriek from the
bride of Thomas Saunders. No sound
left the dry lips of the other watcher
who stood as if petrified and kept
their eyes glued upon the disappearing
They have left me here to»die!"
came from the stiffened lips of the
Princess Genevra. "They have desert
ed me! God in heaven!"
•Look!" cried Chase, pointing to the
dock. Half a dozen glasses were turn
ed in that direction.
The dying and the dead were leaping
about in the wildest exhibition of glee
ful triumph.
The yacht slipped into the unreacha
ble horizon, the featherv cloud from
Its stack lying over against the leaden
sky, shaped like a finger that pointed
mockingly the way to safety.
White faced and despairing, the
watchers turned awav and dragged
themselves into the splendid halls
the building thev had now come to re
tire! as their tomb.
All dav iyng the Islanders rejoiced.
Their shouts could be plainly heard bv
the besieged. Then' rifles cracked sar
castic greetings from the forest. Bul
lets whistled gav ncoompauimcuts to
the ceaseless song: -Allah Is great!
Allah Is good:'
No man In the despised house of
Taswell bkaggs slept that night. The
guard was doubled at all points open
to attack. At 2 in the morning Dep
pingham. Browne and Chase came up
from the walls for coftee'aud an hours
rest. They were wet and cold. Thev
had heard Hasula minions shouting
derisively all night long: "Where is the
warship? Where is the warship?"
It will come. I am positive." said
Chase, insistent in suite of his dejec
tion. They drfink their coflee in si
lence. He knew that the others. In
cluding the native who served them,
were regarding him with the pltv that
one extends to the vainglorious brag
gart who goes down with flying colors.
lie went out upon the west gallery
and. utterly lagged, threw himself into
un unexposed chair and stared through
JI shout arose to Inn Hps. but he lucUcd the
power to fjlvfe It voice.
tired eyes Into the inscrutable night
that hid the sea from view—the faith
less. moaning, jeering sea!
When he aroused himself with
start the gray, drizzly dawn was ufobn
him. He had slept.
The next instant he was on Ills feet,
clutching the stone balustrade with a
grip of iron, his eves starting from his
head. A shout arose to his lips, but he
lacked the power to give it voice. A
quaint smile grew iu his face. His
eves were bright and full of triumph
After a full minute of preparation he
made his way toward the breakfast
room outwardly as calm as a May
Browne ftnd Dcppinghaui were asleep
In the chairs. He shook them vigor
ously. As they awoke he said in the
coolest, most matter of fact war:
•Theres an American cruiser out
side the harbor. Get up!'
The Way BirtKs Tried It on Hia Six
months-old Caby.
Blnks had sent Mrs. Iiinks on a visit
to her mother, and lie was on (he job
with fhe slx-moulns-oid hahv.
In the night the babv woke aud
cried. Biuks looked at h:a watch—
three-quarters of an hour till bottle
lime. He said to lumscil:
"Let him /ell. He's a healthy little*
Indian, aud lie must be disciplined.
Theu lbnks fried to Sleep
But Binks couldn't sleep, kverv crv
grew more pathetic and abused and
heartsick and discouraged. Each crv
said more and more plainlv: "1 have
no friends or relatives. I unhappy
and uncomfortable and want some one
to be good tp me.
But Binks* the stubuorn and stiff
necked, stuck it out, though each crv
sfabhed him clear througn.
Mnallv (maybe be set it forward a
bit—who knows?! Binks' watch an
nounccd the arrival of bottle time. He
went to the Icebox for the food, healed
it and took it to his now faintly sob
blng hifant son.
But the Inlunt sou could not take the
bottle. lie choked on the first swal
low. then put up his hands and re
newed his wordless plea to the big
man he could see dimly through his
Then that father said. "Discipline bo
hanged!' Maybe, though. wasn't
"hanged' he said, but the vowel sound
V? right, auvway. He toot i: that
\{ibv. and the babv stuck to his dnddv
like fly paper. Kurllier attempts to lav
him down were iulile. lie wanted no
food but heart ford, no milk but (hat
of human kindness. So the big man
laid that babv beside him on the pil
low: fhe babv put one rose petal hand
to his father's stubby cheek, gave a
long, quivering, satisfied sigh and slept
for six unbroken hours.
As Binks lav there, afraid to stir lest
he disturb the 111 lie one and feeling
like a horse thief because he bad let
the love h'.tnrrv Infant crv his heart
out. h:» renc^'d 'vc'**::'*!!!":
Ipiiiic Chicag
Some of the Peculiar Properties of This
Strange Force.
The true nature of magnetism as
such, of course. Is not known. All
'hat we ran be sure of Is that mag
netic mtruction does not radiate out
ward In all directions :ik dors light,
but simply :u*ts :ilong lines consisting
of closed curves :ili(l called lilies of
force, these tines connect lug the I wo
poles niul nm extending very far out
ward between them. These curves
may be found very nicely by placing a
horseshoe magnet under a thin shoe'
of paiter aud sprinkling iron filings
lop. The tilings will collect along the
Now*, as to the different kinds of
magnets, there are natural, artificial
and electro magnets. The natural ones
nrc found as magnetic ore in (he earth,
the artificial ones arc made by stroking
a piece of Iron or steel with a mag-
ed bv the action of nn electric current.
Some peculiar things have been no»
Hcefi in regard to magnetism, among
which arc the following lacts:
It has been observed that fire Irons
that have rested In one position dur
ing the summer months are often high
ly magnetized, no doubt having been
caused bv the magnetism of the earth
itself by the process known as Induc
tion. Other iron articles that stav in
one position and do not come In con
tact with fire or other heat are often
found In the same condition, such ns
iron bars to pill windows aud iron
railums hi front of houses.
he most peculiar observation made,
however, was that ihe upper part of
the steel tire of a carriage wheel at
tracts the north pole of a magnet,
while the bottom part, or part In cou
net with the earth, attracts the south
pole, llils is in the northern hemi
sphere only and Is fully in accord with
he theory of induced magnetism. Of
-ourse in the southern hemisphere,
where the earth is under the influence
»f ihe south magnetic pole, the condl-
Ions are reversed.
A magnet dipped into boiling water
loses a great pari of its magnetism,
which Is miraculously restored to it ou
coming ool again.
A sharp blow given to a magnet will
cnusc it to lose lis magnetism. Also
the application of heat will have
like effect.
If a magnetic needle be placed over
a rapidly revolving plate of copper, al
though It be separated from It bv a
thick plate of glass, the needle will
revolve in the same direction as the
Most Docile Yet Courageous and Faith
ful of Animals.
Of the docility of the elephant there
is no need to multiply examples. It is
said that in India native women some
times when called awav lutrust their
babies fo the care of "the handed one.
confident that thev will be safe and
tenderly handled.
But of all elephant stories surelv the
finest Is that which tells how the
standard bearing elephant of the Peisli
wa won great victory for its Mali
ratta lord. At the moment when the
elephant bad been told to halt its ma
bout was killed. The shock of battle
closed around it. and the Mahratta
forces were borne back, but still the
elephant stood, aud the stanaard which
It carried still flew, so that the Pcish
wa soldiers could not believe that
they were indeed being overcome ami
rallying, in their turn drove the enemy
backward till the tide swept past the
roofed elephant and left It lowering
colossal among the slam. The fight
was over aud won. and then they
would have had the elenhant move
from the battlefield, but It waited still
for the dead man s.voice.
I-or three davs and nights it remain
ed where it had been told to reinah
aud neither bribe nor threat would
move it till lliev sent to the village on
the Nerbudda. a hundred miles away,
and fetched ihe mahouts little son.
round eved. lisping child, and then at
last the hero of that victorious day
remembering how its master had often
In brief absence delegated authority
the child, confessed its allegiance and
with the shattered battle harness
clanging at each stately stride swung
slowly along the road behind fhe boy.
—London Times.
A Little Crowded
A backwoodsman went to New York
city for the first time, says the Nitur
dav livening Post, lie stopped at
Broadway hotel which was pretty well
downtown, Next morning his nephew
who lives In New York, came to taki
him out and show him the sluhts. The
walked down roadwav until they got
to Canal street. 1 he backwoodsman
slopped aud contemplated the great
congestion of traffic there, hundreds of
trucks going every way.
"Son. he said to his nephew, ".von
have a nice dtv here, but it pears to
me that vour folus is a hull passel be
hind In their haulm
Vf?.z tiling.
Little Known of the Real Origin of
is, the Instrument.
This Wonderful People Knew pf tho
He—Do vou know Unit as long ns
have known vou I have never seen you
dressed iu while/ ^lie—Indeed: Arc
vou. then, ho partial to the color? He
Not exactly that, but whenever I se
a girl dressed in while I am alwn.v
tempted to kiss her. She—U III vou
excuse me f:r a quarter of an hour
Dicn't Believe In It.
The Squire—That's a splendid horse.
Giles. I suppose vou feed It dally
with punctuality.
lilies—Naw. zur. None ver noo
fangled foods vur me. .lust a.v and
oats—oafs and av.—London Telegraph.
Miss Coy (at (he garden party)—Let
vou kiss mev Certainly not. I vo only
known vou an hour. Mr. Hustler
Hooking at his watclu—Well. then, sup
pose 1 come around in an hour und
quarter —Boston 'Transcript.
He that is 111 to himself will be good
to nobodv.—Scotch Proverb.
Hie Favorite Song.
There is a young optician in Denver
who sings very well, says tho Post of
that cllv. The other night he was
making a call on a couple of sisters up
on Corona street when ho was &Bked
to slug.
'W lint shall it be?'* ho asked as be
went to the piano.
our fsvorite soug said one of the
••All right.- he replied, and
the optician sat down and suug The
Night Until a Thousand Eyes
Mrs. Hank-If you won do no work
ver won fit no dinner, and that's all
there is to It.
"Tell yen what I am willinsr to do.
will rrlvt- r. a -esfvn In correct Eflff
Jlsh, Is a par9'
,y 1 'Mkl
Magnetic NeecMo Long Before tho
Christian Era—The Claims of Gioia,
tho Pilot, and tho Credit Dud Hun.
Much interest must forever attai lo
the discovery of that valuable instru
ment the mariner's compass, ami ct
then' are lew subjects roiu-eniing
which less is known. Kor a period (he
honor of the invention was ascribed to
tiioia. a pilot, born at Pasitaiai. a
small village situated near Amalli.
bout the end of the thirteenth cen
tury. His claims, however, have been
Much learning and labor lui\e been
bestowed upon the subject the dis
covery. It has been maluialnc'l by one
lass that even the Phoenicians were
the iuveutors. by another that ihe
Greeks aud Romans had a knowledge
»f It. Such notions, however, have
been completely refuted.
One passage, nevriihrlrss. of a re
markable character occurs in i!u works
»f Cardinal de Vitty. bishop -»f P.ole
nais. iu Syria, lie .went to i'ab'Stlne
luring the fourth crusade, about the
ycur !Un4. Me returned afterward to
Ourope and subsequently back to the
Holy Land, where he wrote his work
lititlod "lllstorla Orieutalls." as near
ly as cau be determined, between the
years l'Jl."» and lu chapter PI
of that work he has this singula^ pas
The iron needle, after contact with
the loadstone, constantly turns to the
north star, which., at tin* axis of the
Jiriuamcnt. remains immovable while
ihe others revolve, aud lieuce it is es
sentially necessary to those navigat
ing on the ocean."
These words are as explicit as they
ire extraordinary. They state a fact
und announce a use. The thing, there
fore. which essentially constitutes the
•oinpass must have been known long
before the birth of (Jioia. lu addition
to this fact, there is another equally
fatal to bis claim as the original dis
It Is uow settled bcyoud a doubt
that the Chinese were acquainted with
the compass long before the Kurope
ins.' It Is certain that there are alln
sious to the magnetic needle In the
traditionary period of Chinese history,
about 2.000 years before Christ, and a
still more credible account of it is
found in the rejgn of»Chingwangof the
Chow dynasty, before Christ 1114.
All this, however, may be granted
without in the least impairing the just
claims of Gioia to the gratitudeof man
kind. The truth appears to lie that
the position of Jioia in relation to ttu
compass was precisely that of Watt in
relation to the steam engine—the ele
ment existed he augmented its utility.
The compass used by the mariners
in the Mediterranean during the
twelfth aud thirteenth centuries was
a very uncertain and unsatisfactory
apparatus. It consisted only of a mag
netic needle floatlug in a vase or basin
by meiyis of two straws on a bit of
cork supporting It on the surface of
the water.
The compass used by the Arabians
in the thirteenth century was an in
strumcnt of exactly the same descrip
tion. Now. the Inconvenience and in
efficiency of kticb an apparatus are oh
vlous. The agitation of the ocean and
the tossing or the vessel might render
it useless in a moment.
But iiota placed the magnetized
needle ttu a pivot, which permits It
turn to all sides with facility. After
ward it was attached ton card divided
into thirty-two points, called rose dt
veuts. and theu the box containing
was suspended In such a manner that
however the vessel might lie tossed
It would always remain horizontal.
Klectrlcal Knglneer.
The old gentleman went Into the par
lor fhe other night at the witching
hour or lo^to aud found the lights out
and his daughter aud a dear friend
enjoying a tete-a-tete In a corner by
the window.
"Kvuugelhie." said Ihe old muoKtcru
ly. "this Is scandalous!"
"Yes. papa." she answered sweetly
"It Is candleless because limes are
hard. Lights cost so much Ferdinand
and I said we would get along witL
the starlight."
And papa turned about in speech
less amazement and tried to walk out
of the room through a panel in th
wall paper.—Exchange.
Why He Was a Heathen.
Sir Arthur Kanshaw related an anius
lug story of a Mohammedan servant
who when asked his religion replied:
"Beg pardon, sar. I'm a heathen.1*
When asked by Ills master what he
Hieant by a heathen the man answer
"Beg pnrdon. sar, a worshiper
stocks and stones."
"Confound it,'* remarked the master
can't keep a man like that in my
To which came the Immediate re
"Beg pnrdon, sar, in your highness'
service no time to worship anything!'
—London' News.
,1 He Spoke Too Soon.
A well known business ni^n attended
his (laughter's commencement exer
clses at an eastern college. He had
been greatly pleased with the beauty
and dignity of the exercises and was
discoursing to his wife upon the refin
big influences of college life. Sudden
ly his Impressive monologue was cut
short. A girl In cap and gown cana
dashing down the steps of the main
hall waving her diploma and shout
Ing. "Educated, by gosh!"—Ladles'
Borne .lournul.
Not Anxious.
"Vou bnre quite a number of tho
poets." said'Goodliy. who was inspect
ing lYoodby's library. "All. there's
Browning! Do you understand him?"
"No: I don't." said Woodby.
"Ah." Biild Ooodhy. continuing bis
examination, "have you PrnrdV"
"Certainly not. What's the use of
prnyfug? I ain't anxious to under
stand hltn."—LMiHadctphfa Uccord.
True honor leaves no room for hesi
tation or doubt.^—Plutarch.
Samo Thing.
S'Tlhhler-1 don't like the wn\l
"chaos." «lve ine a synonym. Scrawl
er—How would housecieauiug time do7
Philadelphia iteconl.
nistrry lmf the unrolled scroll of
prophecy.—Gni field,
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indention 18 probably patentable. Communlrn.
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No. 2. LcaveH Manchester 5:15 a. 111.
connects with Chicago Great Western
train No. 5 west bound returning reach
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connects with Chicago Great Western
train No. C, east bouna returning reach
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£r«0£ortV«uri1'returnIns reaches Man*
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m.. connects with C.. M. & St.
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Trains Nos. 3. 4, 7, and 8, dally: all
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Through tickets sold to all points In
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Goneral Traffic Manager.
West Bound
No 5 Omaha. Sioux City and St.
v, Paul- Faat Mall 8:10
Vft Ft podgo local..ii'JUo. m.
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v?» r-PiU
No 1 Chicago, Sioux City &
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No 03 Way Freight .. 2
East Bound
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No 4 Sioux City, Omaha &
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No 94 Way Freight
No. 22 has Chicago sleeps.
Dining Car on Trains Nos. 6 and 4
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