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The marriage oftMtoJJ. Soiisthagen
and Miss L\dia Vits at <1 ocl.sk on
Tuesday enening was a pretty s.sial
affair of the week 'J’he ceremony was
]M-rfonned hy Itev Mr Thors4*n of the
Norwegian Evangelical church at the
home of the brides parents, Mr and
Mi- Henry Vits on Fourteenth street
himl was witnessed by a large coin pam
of friend- The liride was attended bv
Fetra Soiisthagen of Ashland, a sister of
the bridegroom and tie.urge II Vits was
U*st man After congratulations were
tendered and refreshments were served
the couple left for St Fan! and Mimic
ii|K>lis for a brief stay <hi their return
they will reside on the north side The
bridegroom has for years been a clerk in
the employ of (I Torrtson Company and
the bride has Ins'll bookkeeper for the
M id son S<ssl ('ompum She is the thirl
daughter of Henry Vits, former post
master and an old and greatly rcsjiected
Jesideiit of this city Among those from
out of town who attended the wedding
were John Wells and vife of Ashland
and M-s Hogan of Antigo. The house
was tastefully decorated with palms,
stnilax and flowers. Among the
presents was a choice combination book
ciise and secretary from the I) Torrison
< ompam two tallies and chairs from
the employ es of the Torrison Company
and a purs, with s|ou from the Mad son
t 'ompam
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Silver Lake wa-the scene of a yen
phasanl darn ing parti on Tuesday
evening In spit., of the threatening
weather more than twenty couple were i
present and the evening was one of
thorough enjoyment All did justice |
to the supper served alx.ut midnight and I
the remaining hours were characterized ,
hy a phasing informality. The nius |
ie for the meaxiuii wits supplied hv
Mr Kin hiier ittnl wife Those present
were Till Misxex Inna Sellltetle Ke.s
Dantes Tnwimenil. Kaye Landrelh,
Is it tie Karnes, Mollie I’ritehanl. Anna
Mnth Kiln I'imkrat/. Mollie Hall Dora
Hendr iekxoii Lnln Karnes, Rose
S limidl lioirlliiii'er Unu e I’ritehanl,
Ruth Kvaiix Hayes Irene Kleser,
Kagan I’elra Soiixtagen Willit Alice
hm lte l tlifii Torri-oli. and Messrs
Archie Nash W ill Torrison KmilSixta.
• >nn Torrison Ir Reinfried Henry
M irphy t exirge Vitx William Ruhr,
* Iwfkn Kelley Htephen McMahon
Mdl t lark Friinrix Mnrphv. Arthur
S hiueih i I’anl S< hint te Kin no I tall wig
Will Krenier Ihlimr Anderson. Kred
I k in'herd t Richard Roenier Carl
Schmidt Ralph I'himh Norman Score
Edwin Spnnller
I In- movement for the introduction of
a physical culture system in (he hclkhiln
is attracting attention In eities where
it has Isx'ii adopted tin- results justify
the ex|M'iiilitnre Suv -an ex[s'i tin phy
xii al eiilture
lan nt do not mi in to realize the
necessity of introducing physical nil
tnre in the SI Insik The fiu I is they do
not know what then mm implies Hrnw
oik i'hi it 1 1 in need it more than any
’ ' KI I bey should In- taught how
stand so as not to cramp the organs
ot tin I,,|i winch pn waits (s i feelar
tieiihttion They to in i ally mu I with
L t irprising tht they
o .vi I Null \ ■ xwiiu, pi miisitiK - are
priu tically milled in cotiMxpiem'e of
iitrelixwnise.
< hildren like to utove alsnit. lint the
regulation of mliinil hours will imk |s*r
mil this I'liyxieal eliltnre gives that
suppleness to the Irnilv whieh prevents
wearniness
So many pTsons think physical e.d
tnre only a mean, () f making one phy
■ * l ol iioi ! i emitrilmti hi
many ways to make the Issly strong
and the mental fivnltu x m tivi
*
Mrs L ,! Anderson is giving a reeep
tion this afternoon at her home on Si
tdair street Seventy live ladies have
Lsx'ii invited.
V
Harry W. Itn lands and Edwin S.
Spindler arc )■•• 1 ii)< a movement among
I In* young jieople nf this city looking to
the organization of a Uolf club. Golf
is the most popular sport in the country
it (lie present time and a ('real deal of
money is being spent for ('founds and
chili houses in every city in which a
clnh exists. The season is now o late
that the two young men do not expect
to do more than get fairly started for
the cam pail'll next year The location
so far favored for the ('rounds is at Si I
vert'reek park, A meeting will lie held
probably next week when an organixa
tion will likely be effected
Algouia Uecord A party of Manito
woe young people s|s nt Sunday and
Monday in this city the guests of Mr.
and Mrs II F. I’ohland and family.
I’he party consisted of Messrs •Inlius.
Charles, Fred. F. C. and M A I’.uer
static Minnie lloffinan. Lottie and
Alma I’hebein Amanda < tetavia />■ r
alda and Lily liuerslatte The trip was
made in a gasoline yacht and the run
from Manitowoc to this city made in
•1J hours.
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#
.Misses dacohi and Melitta Kliuglnd/.
entertained a few friends last Tuesday.
Those present were Miss Mattie Kich
man Miss Laura Clusen Misses Klla
and Lillie Fit/, Miss llertha Werbke.
Miss Fit/ Miss Solomback. Misses |{er
Ilia Oscara and A Kliiigliolz.
M>': Amm Landreth has returned
Iroin ii several dfiy.<4 viHit with rhinitfi.
friends Mhe wan imrom]Mtuied l> \ Minx I
I (rooks iif ll,idle ('reek, Mich
Mil- A. .1 Timelier uml Rose Hayes |
<if tin* ('n iun City wi th the guests of I
Mix I* .1 MrMahon In the early part
Ihn, week.
Mrs t'ulliiiH mnl daughter, Miss]
tlraee. wini have I visiting Mix
llaxx retiirneil Monday to their Inniii
in < hieago
I',' I wan Ii linreherilt jx hmne from
I’rincetoii, where he ix employed ax civil
engineer fur the North \Vextern railway
eompany.
The Voting hnliex of the Episcopal
ehnreh Herveil ice ereaill mill cake Tiles
ilny evening at tin- home of Mixx Rose
I ’an k rat/,.
liillie Pit/in home fora two weeks
vixil from Trinity hospital. Milwaukee
where she ix taking a course ax traineil
n u r xi
Mrs tieixler of Shelsiygan wax the
tfiext of her parents. Thee, Sehmiillnian
Sr ami wife Sunday ami Monday hist
tireleheii Stand! graduate of Milwan
kee Normal has in cepted a |x>xitioii ax
kindergarten inxli nclor at I’ieiiliee
Ihe Misses Italy who have heen visit
ini' Miss Jennie Dempsey. returned to
their home in (irmnl Rapids, Mich
Mixx Lillian llaehrz, who hax lieen
visiting at the home of Mr Lmdir. has
returned to her home in Sparta
The Misses Usher of Madison who
have lieell tile gtle.tx of Edward Kelley
and wife have returned home
S V U.IIIISCV who lIUH _| I |M| 111 111 IK 1 ! I
frmi u Knrn|H'iin tri |> him Im- ii I hi'
tfl|i‘nt iif Ni'lh Sti'|ihi'linn||
Mim Mu Klcll ri'tiiiniil Sutnriluv
from I’hi'iuiix. Ari/.miu wh<r<‘ nlif liiwl
I'uiu tn ii-iiuiii her health
Muiul Fru/.ior <if Whitewuli’r. whu him
Ik i-ii tin' kih-kI iif MuthlMul{initi)|ih him
n t imu'il tu hiT In •nit*
Mi-n l')^mi nf M• 1 • 11H ■ u Ntmlriil ul ihi'
< hii jun i in innul Mi'hiil, I" w| m ■ 111 1 111jf In t
mm ul inn in thi' rit y.
Tlim MSkwh Kv.liu uml liitfu Ihi'ili'Hini
nf Hlnnuhtnii iin* kui-ilk ul tin 4 hnini' uf
Mri> <> Turriwiti.
MuIIIM Mi MtilllHl lllW MtH'ltrcil u |*i-i
in ti'in Ii i-liiMil jimt wit In nit tin 1 1 * mi iiit'li
lilllllH Ilf ('lllll
Miw Kllu I liml**r in w|M-tti 11iivf u (Vw
wii-kii iif hiT vurittimi with fri*‘inln in
Milwuuki'i'
Mu- Kllu Zuln'l uf Milwaukee in vinit
ing her grandmother, Mrs. William
Bach.
Prof Evans expects to take a lake
trip with < 'apt. Kelley on the Manches
ter.
Mbs Solomback of Milwaukee sjient
a few days with her friend. Lillie Bit/..
Dr. Anson Frasier and wife of Sarnia.
Canada are guests c r Dr. A. ('. Frasier.
latnra Troeller and Ida Bowler of
Shelioygaii sjient Wednesilav in the city.
Clara Hirshman and Ted Hirshman
of Antiffo spent a few day.-, in the city.
Harry Hogan and wife l of Ashland at
tended tin- Vits Sonsthagen wedding.
Miss Rove Haves of Milwaukee i~ vis
iting at the home of P. .1. McMahon.
Fred Vogt and George Heller of She
boygan spe it Monday in the city.
Mrs, ('has. I-c hain of Erie, Pa., is
the guest of tile Misses Kailsier
Miss Emma Kirvvan is home from
Antigo to spend her vacation.
Miss Bock of St. Paul, is visiting her
sister. Mrs. W I). Richards.
Dr. Albert Vits of Two Rivers attend
ed the marriage of his sister
M iss 1 laves of Mil wan ket is visiting
her cousin. Miss McMahon.
Miss Duty Doerlinger of Milwaukee is
a guest of Irma Schnette.
Miss Melittu Klingholz has gone to
Milwaukee for a visit.
Paul Schuettc entertained friends at
I English lake Sunday.
Mrs. Dander of SI. Paul is the guest
| nf Mrs. Kmil Haenscb.
Miss Hivp I’roell is visiting friends in
Grand Rapids, Wis.
Miss Hlanehe S• i• 11 lias returned from
her < ‘hicago trip.
Miss Itoerllinger is the guest of Miss
Irma Sehuetle.
Dr and Mrs. W <i. Kemper are in mi* 1
Crum < 'hicago.
Mr. James Drunks was in Chicago
last week.
Stephen .1 Me Main m is vi if int? in An
ti g u.
98c
This Fine Rocker
Former Price $1.75
Frazier Bros, make
you this offer as an in
ducement to sec their
new store. YORK ST.
DP KU CHIN COMING.
Dr Kulehin will beat Williams house
Thursday .lulv I.’tli This statement
mas mean a great deal to those afflicted
with am chronic disease The doctor
has cured thousands of cases, many of
whom had been given up to die. Care
ful in diagnosis, candid in opinion and
moderate in his charge No one ever
made a misake b\ consulting him. Kx
animation and advice free to all. and
medical treatment given to the deserv
ing [ssir
Speaking of jokers, a dog's tail is
something of a wag.
A gentleman recently cured of dys-
IM p-ia gave the following appropriate
rendering of Hums' famous blessing:
Some have meat and connol eat. and
some have none that want it; but we
have meat and we can eat. Kodol llvs
I" p-ia Cine lie thanked This prepar
at ion w ill digest what \on eat It in
slant ly relieves and radically cures in
digestion and all stomach disorders.
Henry Hinrichs
An old bachelor says that an appro
propriate design for the engraved |s>r
lion of the engagement ring Ism spider's
web with a fly in it
PROF. STRASSMAN HERE.
His Headquarters Established in the Wood
Block.
Prof. Strassman formerly of Berlin.
Germany, an old experienced i>raa‘titioii
er ami successful socialist in the treat
ment of constitutional diseases of the
eye, ear. nose throat ami catarrh, has
established headquarters in Manitowoc
in Wimml'h Block opjMisite Williams house.
i His recommends from several gover-
I nors of Wisconsin and other states, U. S.
'senators, congressman, physicians, uni
versity professors, school superintend
ents businessmen, farmers and the pub
lic generally speaks in the highest terms
i of his past satisfactory work dune saving
; humanity, and check the suffering of a
1 misused, neglected and over taxed |ieo
ple. The |ksir men will find in him a
friend in need. They will lie equally
treated with the rich; without draining
their last resources. (Hasses will Is.
manufactured to order after a careful
scientific medical examination and equal
li/ation of all inequalities of the eye
sight and save the unfortunate from the
danger of blindness by their use of ill
contrncle and and improjierly adjusted
glasses, lending to destruction of the
eyesight. Yon will receive the lienefit
of his life time ex|ierience and highest
scholarly attainment- Consultation
Free. Parlors Woods Block opp.
Williams II oust*.
itl MI'S OK imi ISKS,
Sprains nr Mores, burnsor scalds, wounds
or ciils, letter or eczema all quickly cur
ed by iia.wku s.\fjVi:, the most healing
medicine in the world. Henry Hinrichs
druggist.
Miss Laura Do you believe, Mr. Lit
lied, that stolen kisses are sweetest?
Cliollie Aw. weally, 1 don't know.
I've never had to steal any yet.
It has l*en demonstrated by exjieri
ence that consumption can lie prevented
by the early use of ( hie Minute Cough
Cure. This is the favorite remedy for
coughs, colds, croup, asthma, grijijs*
and all throat and lung troubles. Cures
quickly. Henry Hinrichs.
‘Tin right,” said a man in a discus
sion with his wife, "but I'm outtalked.'
For burns, injuries, piles and skin
diseases use DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve.
It is the original. Counterfeits may lie
offered. Use only DeWitts. Henry Hin
richs.
Squib So your wife helps you great
ly in your literary work?
Scrib Yes. She goes visiting dur
ing my w< rking hours.
Tlie law holds both maker and circu
lator of a counterfeit equally guilty.
The dealer who sells you a dangerous
counterfeit of DeWitt's Witch Hazel
Salve risks your life to make a little
larger profit. You can not trust him.
De Witt's is the only genuine and origi
nal Witch Hazel Salve, a well known
cure for piles and all skin diseases. See
that your dealer gives you DeWitt’s
Salve. Henry Hinrichs.
"Will you permit me miss, to offer
you my umbrella?” ,
"Thanks: I shall hr home in two
minutes."
"Oh. vvi can go somewhat slower
than that."
Statk of Ohio, pity of Toledo, )
LPPAS I'OPNTV, \ SS '
Frank ,1. Ciiknf.y makes oath that
he is senior partm-r of the firm of F. .1-
Chunky & Cos., doing business in the
City of Toledo, County and State afore
said, and that said firm will pay the sum
of ONE HUNDRED HOLLA Its for each
i ml every case of Catarrh that cannot
be cured bv the use of Hall's Catarrh
( 'prk.
FRANK .1 CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and suliscrilssl in
my presence, this titli day of Dccemlvr,
A. 1). ISHti,
, . A, W. GLEASON,
-J SKAL |- \i iltiif/ rIII,Hr.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internal
ly, and acts directly on the blood and
mucous surfaces on the system. Send
for testimonials, five.
F. .1 CIIKNKV & Cos., Toledo, ().
Sold by Druggists. 7.V.
Hall s Family Pills are the best, jul'iti
Very I w Rales to Charleston. S. C-.
Via the North-Western Line. Excur
sion tickets will be sold on account of
Annual Meeting N. E. A to tie held at
( jiarleston, July 7 lit. Fur dab's of sale,
limits of tickets, etc, apply to agents
< 'hicago \- North Western I! v
ANN ARBOR RAILROAD
Passenger and Car Ferry Steamship I ine,
... nrrwiiN .
Manitowoc, Mis., and Frankfort, Mich-
M here connection is made with Ann Arbor
K. R. trains for all points in Michigan,
the South and I ast.
HKTW fit A I'K I't I|(T ANN MANITOWOC
I.i'ini' Muoitnwn. dotty oxi-i-pt Mondavi* :iaio
KltoM KKWAfNKt: lit MaMTiiWoc
Ia Ki w niioiM 1 Toi'h Thors.Hiid Kotor !i n m
Ar Mhollowih-Toon Tlmr nodSotor s u m
CtiNiit'NHßu Kthriii'l.* Ann Ahikih Raii.roaii
To a i so.
Thais No t Train No. s
I,l'bm- I'i niikfort to l<ih in 7:mj, n,
Arrii i'( Kdtllnr I:.’ V> |i m lo ir, m
Ann Ai l ir s :tr, j, i„ |i ;n „ n ,
Tohslo 10 m j. 1,, I m
ArrlvoTinvorwClt}' via l‘. n- Muri|iitli> Itiiil
roH' 1 I- to p m ii |o,,
Arr.vo I c tnill via (Irnnd Trunk Railway
l"n M fio n in
K K l,i >Ull. Aornt
MuoltoWiK Win.
The House on Beacon Street
By Kate P. Hampton.
JWI i STORY is that of a life's sacri
five in the name of the greatest
thing in the world.”
“Love!” we exclaimed in a chorus.
“Yes, love,” answered Col. D’Arcy.
We were sitting around a wood fire
in the small parlor of a famous water
ing place in the mountains of Virginia.
It was the season that turns the
leaves to red and gold and robes the
mountains in a deeper azure. We had
each told a personal experience, until
it was now Col. D’Arcy's turn.
“At the time my story begins,” con
tinued Col. D’Arcy, “1 had just re
turned to America after an absence of
more than 25 years. I was a complete
stranger. 1 hud lost siglft of every hu
man being 1 hud ever known. But as
if coming by accident across a familiar
picture In an old attic, I recalled a man
1 had known at college. He had then
lived in Boston, but whether he was
dead or alive 1 had not the slightest
idea. I sent a telegram on the possi
bility when I landed in New York, and
received the answer: ‘Will be glad to
see you.’ There was not another word,
but I went.
“The cab set rue down before a large,
handsome brown stone house on Bea
con street. Every shutter to the house
was closed.
“Except for the strong- hand clasp
Dr. Uos.siter gave me I should have
thought myself unwelcome. Some
thing in his voice, however, went to my
heart, and I put my arm around him
as 1 would about a woman. We walked
to the library in this way.
“To my astonishment 1 found it
illuminated, as was the hall, with in
numerable electric lights. It struck
me as curious and not pleasant, for
though it was the month of February.
it was only three o’clock in the after
noon and the sky outside was as clear
ami blue as turquoise.
Dr. Rossiter—he had intended being
a doctor when I last saw him made no
allusion to the light nor to his changed
appearance. 1 saw only too plainly that
he had suffered, and as only a strong
man can suffer silently. His hair was
white us snow, and his hands trembled
as if he were three score years and ten.
We were the same age, and at that
time I had not a gray hair in my head.
Llewellyn Rossiter had been the hand
somest, cleverest, richest man in col
lege.
"lie asked of my travels, and an
swered readily to all my questions
about the men we had known, hut
never in the slightest way alluded to
himself. When later I was shown to a
room, 1 followed an old man up the
stairs, which were covered with soft
est velvet carpet. Flowers bloomed
everywhere, and electric lights da/./.led
me from numerous chandeliers. It
seemed the preparation for a (ml!. Tt
was evidently not loss of money that
had wrought the transformation In Ids
appearance.
"The room was even more sumptuous
than anything I had seen.
“Paintings mid statuary of the
ran st were every w here, eurios were, in
richly inlaid cabinets, folds of crimson
velvet hung over the tightly closed
windows, mirrors reached from ceiling
to floor, and electric lights shone down
from a myriad of softly tinted globes.
The bed, cushions and easy chairs
alone made it habitable as a sleeping
room.
“When dinner was announced Dr.
Rossiter led me into a handsome room
where a table sparkled with silver and
glass. Flowers were in such profusion
Hint the perfume almost suffocated me.
The table was laid for three persons.
I expected every moment some other
guest, or member of the family to up
pear, but dinner passed, no one came,
nor was any allusion made to the va
cant seat.
“It wnii after midnight when I went
to my room. A cold wind sighed about
the house like u lost spirit, and 1 got
into a dressing gown and slippers, de
termined to enjoy a cigar before turn
ing in for the night. I tried to shut
off the light. I tried again and again.
1 looked behind ever piece of furniture,
every picture. I even examined the
floor, hut all to no use. It was impos
sible to shut it off, and. believing it
some Yankee invention I could not un
derstand, 1 was about to settle down
again when I remembered I had not
locked the door.
"This time my surprise was beyond
all reasoning. There was no key. no
place for a key, nor fastening of any
sort!
“It was strange," i thought, “if this
was a usual custom in such a large town
as Itoston, but there was nothing to do
but accept the uncanny situation, and
it would' have been unreasonable to
have milled my friend at that hour of
the night.
"1 drew up an easy chair and
stretched out my feet to the tempting
blaze. I was quite unconscious of fall
ing to sleep, but 1 must have done so,
for when. 1 opened mv eyes I started in
bewilderment at the strange figure be
fore me. I rubbed my eyes, believing I
dreamed, but there in actual presence
sfisid the most weird embodiment a
wild imagination might picture.
young woman wits leaning toward me
with unnaturally large dark eyes fixed
on my face. There was not a ipilver of
the long curled lashes. I did not doubt
for a moment that it was ir- unity. I
suppressed a scream, though 1 felt no
fear.
“She was dresses! very oddly, in a
bridal dress, A wreath of real orange
blossoms was on her head, and from it
a tulle veil wound round and round her
in filmy folds of white.
“It was not my flrsit experience with
the Insane, and I was careful not tw
lose sight of her for a moment. With
out Henning to notice any thing clue Ip
i the roon. she turned her eyes reluctant
i !y from ny face and moved slowly to
the bed. There she kneeled down and
her long .lair fell arour.l .i.- II?. j a
shadow.
"i watched every movement in a long
mirror opposite the bed. In a moment
1 nearly shrieked aloud. She had
thrown back the long veil, and no
words cuu tell the horror that pos
sessed me! In the frail fingers was
clutched a human hand! She drew it
again and again across her lips, then
sank the white teeth into the white
fiesh. 1 felt that I .was losing my own
smses. For a moment there fiasheH
through my bruin the horrible fear
that I was shut up in a madhouse.
Everything in the house was strange
—the closed shutters, the perpetual
light, the one servant, the keyless
door—Llewellyn a wreck, and now this
poor, mad girl alone, at night with her
ghastly food!
"There was not a sound in the house,
though once 1 thought I hoard a step
at my door—all was as still us death.
And perhaps, I thought, it isdeath!
"The suspense ui;d gnawing were
growing unendurable. 1 gut up and
moved quietly as I could toward the
bed, until I was close enough to touch
her. I could see no sign of the hideous
crime about her. 1 leaned forward aud
fixed) my straining eyes on the fearful
i object in her hand. She might attack
me, though I knew 1 could, crush her at
a blow. The ponsihili.y of such a neces
sity was terrible ;o me. 1 could hear
the crunching in my very ears. She
looked slowly around, caught my eye
! end gave a Low moan as of pain. Tn
that moment. I had seen all. She rose
quickly, wrapped the hand in the long
veil and. walked to the door. Sin
opened, and closed ii softly behind her,
and 1 hem and only the sweep of the heavy
witiu on r the door.
“I diid not dare to look out or call. I
hastily drew a large dressing ease be
fore the door "and sat down with a sigh
of relief. What I had naturally mis
taken for a human hand was only a
lifelike hand curved ini ivory.
“An hour passed, and. still no one
came. It wits impossible to sleep in
that bed, and. worn out by excitement.
I stretched myself out on a couch be
fore the fire ami there spent the night.
“It was nine o’clock next morning be
fore I awakened. I almost believed I
had hadi some dork dream, except as I
got up 1 stepped, on a fresh orange
blossom.
“In the library 1 found Dr. Kossitcr.
1 hardly dared, meet his eyes. Break
fast was on the table, and lie moved a
chair for me with a quit-t ‘good morn
ing.’ Me did not ask how I had passed
the night.
"The meal was u dismal failure. I
thought with positive horror of the
several hours before the afternoon
train. I had. intruded upon this un
happy life, and Though my heart ached
for him, I Sound Dial T was not, to take
any parr in his confidence. I was sur
prised. then, when he said to me:
“ ‘D’Arey, I was powerless to help
yon through the horror that you en
dured hist- night.’
"I stopped him.
“‘M • dear Llewellyn, my coming
has be ‘ii voluntary, and an intrusion.
I have no right to any confidence from
you. Mod, knows anyone cun see that
you have suffered.. Whatever your sor
row, I give yon my deepest sympa
thy’, but von must say no more.’
“ ‘You do not understand,’ he in
terrupted. ‘I talk to yon of my own
volition. It is (lie last time to mor
tal man outside of these walls. If I
seem to ask sympathy, forgive me. I
have never asked before.’
“1 bowed my head 1 , for no other
answer could l he given to that suffer
ing soul.
“ ‘You will not remember Mona Mac
donald,’ he went on. ‘She was the
daughter of my father’s oldest friend
We were to have been married the
year after I left college. The sum
mer before our marriage I was called
west to California. She begged me,
unreasonably, I thought, to give up
the idea, hut I was obliged to go. In
my absence she was Invited to n large
country house near Boston. For a
month her letters came regularly,
then, without any explanation,
stopped. Two weeks passed, and still
receiving qo letter, 1 telegraphed. The
answer nearly crushed me: "Mona
very ill. Come at once.”
"I lost no time in reaching Bos
ton. They broke the news tn me, and
I fell like a dbiid man ami lay uncon
scious for clay*
“ ‘When I awakened it was only to
have those horrible words ring over
and over again in my brain until 1
thought I, too. should go mad. For
my Mona, this tender, beautiful creat
ure, was shut up in a madhouse. O
God! that I should live to tell it! I
rested not day c*r night until 1 held
her in my arms and brought her away
forever. I thank (!od that even so
much us this was left me to do.
“She hadi been the Innocent, victim
of a brutal joke. Among the men
who visited the house were several
medical students. All sorts of games
and sjcorts had' been Indulged in for
amusement. The most senseless was
telling tales that would freeze the
blood with horror, 'nit fortunately
they had l always ended with a laugh.
My poor girl was considerd the
bravest of them all, and for this rea
son great tfforts wer*- made to shake
her courage.
“‘One night after the usual amuse
ment of this kind, some declared they
were too frightened to sleep. My Mona
only laughed at their fears as she
said “(!ood night.”
“‘She slept in a room alon>*. The
house is a large one with wide hails
and a park of t rees surrounding it. Two
young women occupied a room across
the hall from Mona. On this particu
lar night they did not go to bed, but
crept into the hall and waited to hear
the key turn in Mona’s door. They ex
pected every moment to see her rush
out or to hear her sorerm. An hour
passed ana not hearing any sound, they
were disappointed and went to bed.
“The next morning,’ he continued,
for 1 did not dare to interrupt him.‘Mona
did not appear. Breakfast passed and
she was supposed to be asleep. No one
was ever allowed to be awakened. The
afternoon came, and when nothing was
heard from her, a maid was sent to
her room. She could get no answer.
Now, alarmed, they rushed to Mona’s
room, and finding it locked, were obliged
to have the door forced open,
"‘Oh, (lod, how cruel to tell! There,
kneeling by the bed, dressed in her long,
white gown, was my poor darling
clutching and gnawing a piece of hor
rible human flesh, a human hand! They
fled before the shriek she gave.
“ Then it was that my darling was
declared hopelessly insane and taken to
a mud house. Her beautiful courage
shaken at lust, her noble reason gone.
N'oue had the courage to write me, none
dared to face me, for they hud wrought
the crudest wrong ever inflicted upon
one of Clod’s creatures.
"‘Those two girls —devils —fiends,
call them not girls—in order to carry
out their infamous plan to frighten
Mona had persuaded one of the med
ical students to bring them this evi
dence of human butchery, a human
hand, fresh from the dissecting room.
That day 1 repudiated my personal
connection with the profession, and
challenged the instigator, or rather the
executor, of this crime, but the coward
refused to fight. Ido not Know what
became of him. nut he disappeared from
all possibility of my tur meeting him
again.
“‘Months lengthened into a year,
and my Mona was no bet lei. i became
an old man in that year, just as you
see nit now. 1 could never bring back to
her the slightest sign of recognition.
‘‘‘Dr. Bugurdus had a theory that
violence could only he lessened by the
indulgence of the mania, where it did
nut threaten human life. The mania
was often extravagant and beyond the
power of the institution to carry out.
My Mona liked .o repeat the ghastly
scene of that deadly night.
“‘She clutched at everything near
her without seeming intention of doing
harm. 1 had begged Dr. Bogardus the
privilege of bringing her to my own
house, where his slightest direction
could be curried out. The institution
decided that she could not have the
necessary freedom, and Dr. Bogardus
resigned from the staff to my over
whelming gratitude, i need hardly say
—and brought with him the old wom
an who had been Mona’s faithful at
tendant, For S3 years we three have
lived heie alone, cut off from associa
tion with every other living being. It
is Dr. Bogardus whom you have seen,
lie lias never allowed any other infill*
enec in the house.
“ ‘The substitution of .he ivory hand
was discovered after long experiment.
It proved so satisfactory that she has
never been without it day or night
since she first received it. The bridal
dress’—a softness in his eyes brought
a mist over my own —‘the bridal dress,’
he repeated, ‘is also the result of ex
periment. She refused over and over
again to wear any dress until Dr. Bo
gardus suggested this as a connection
with her old life. The effect was be
yond our fondest expectations. She
has worn it nearly every evening for
Uli years, and her delight gives me the
strangest happiness.
“‘When your message came I real
ized that you knew nothing of my un
happy story., aiii l my selfishness to see
a familiar face once mo’-e outweighed
every other consideration. My Mona
selects no particular room for the scene
yon witnessed, and for this reason I
Imped you won’d not be disturbed.
Site never shows any excitement, hut
is only like some beautiful child. The.
house is for her benefit. I live but to
add to her material comfort. There
are no keys, the light is never shut off,
and she is not conscious of the division
of day and night. .She is usually awake
at night, and sleeps during the day as
quietly as an infant.
“‘She is still beautiful, but, oh, so
white and frail!’ His voice had sunk
to a whisper and his face was ashen.
“I leaned over to put my hand on his,
when a piercing scream rang through
the house, and there was the sound of
hurriedly shut dooors. f started up,
not knowing what to do. Llewellyn
rose and with a wild look in Ids ejj;B
said to me, quietly:
“ ‘Go; I have killed her.”
“1 tried to get nearer to him, for I
thong lit he would fall, but he only
held me hack and pointed to the door,
repeating: ‘Go; I have killed her.”
“I stumbled upstairs, got my bag
and was down again without seeing
anyone <r hearing any other sound In
the house. For days the suspense was
terrible to me.
"it was impossible to leave Iloston
without being sure of the facts. I
wrote a note to Dr. Itogardus, but re
ceived no answer. I was overwhelmed
with the thought of the possible share
I may have had in the story of these
two lives.
“A week passed, and the longed-for
information came,
“ 'They were both buried at. mid
night,’ i)r. JRogardus wrote. 'He
reached her only in time to lake her in
his arms anil catch her last breath.
Hut first the strangest thing happened
I ever knew. She looked at him and
for vine moment there flashed into the
beautiful eyes the glorious light of rea
son like the path of a falling star.
'Llewellynl’ she whispered, and was
gone! He looked wildly at me, then
‘brew himself across the still body.
It was the feeble flame dying out with
the exhausted candle.’
"'I never knew more than this. Dr.
Rogardus Inherited the wealth of (he
broken-hearted man, hut he also died
• few months ago, and the house on
lleneon street was destroyed by a pro
vision of Llewellyn’s wiil.”
As Col. D’Arcy said the last words
there was only n heap of gray ashes
on the hearth, and we said “good night”
without another word.—N. Y. Herald.

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