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THE FDTDBE OF THE SOUL
Xew Theories Advauccil ly M Ki
guier Ihe French Scientist
II Ik lilcn of Ilunutn J5t tiludiin Life
oil Iiarlh liictliili mill LliMtlisfnr
ttirj The Mm lit Fiiuil lleuten
Tlit Insistence of tlie Siipciiiuitinn
A French scientist has recently advanc
ed a novel theory concerning the here and
hereafter of human existence M FI
suier holds that our life is so brief that
it ran only lie accounted an accident a
tins phenomenon scarcely worth
counting In the history cif nature only n
moment of transition an Intermediate jie
nl which Providence has condemned us
t tinterse with rapid step to reach a
beier state
arrives at this conclusion liy dwell
ing lqiou tlie incomiileteoess and ahort
tiiniags of life in this world
The physical condition of eurllily life
h says ate truly detestable Man he
p hits out exposed to every kind of suf
i ring owing as much to the defective or
U nizutlon of his body as to the external
causes which continually threaten it
dreading extreme cold and heat feeble
and wretched coming into the world
naked and without any natural defences
against severities of climate is a martyr
And eiuitc as bad are the conditions of
In man existence when viewed from a
moral standpoint It is a proved fact he
notes that happiness is a thing impossi
ble here below When the llolv Scriptures
ltd us that the earth Is a vale of tears
tluv only convey to us nn incontestable
truth under a poetic form Man suffers
In his affections In his unsatisfied dc
nrrs In the aspirations and soarings of
hi- soul continually driven lxiek broken
I y resisting obstacles
The few agreeable sensations that we
transiently feel are rejiajd by the most
cruel griefs We have affections only lo
lose their dearest objects we have fa
thers mothers children only to see then
some day die In our arms It Is utterly
impossible that a condition so nnomaloub
fhould he a definite one Hut what Is the
second life that Is going to follow this
iuthly existence In other words what
Ijrcomes of the human soul after death
has broken the ties whleh bind It to tht
body
We believe that after death the sou
passes into a new body to lie incarnated
in another organism and constitute a be
ing greatly superior to man In moral pow
er and ranking next alxive the human
species in the hierarchy of nature says
M Flgulcr This being above man In
the scale of the living who people the
universe has no name In any language
Only the angel that the Christian religion
honors and worships can convey to us
any idea of this being li us however
waive this word and give the name of
superhuman being to this Improved crea
ture who as we believe Is next higher
to man in the nscending scale of beings
in nature After the dissolution of the
body after life Is extinct the soul then
freed from the material bonds which at
tached it to the earth goes to feel to
love to conceive to enjoy freedom In n
new body endowed with faculties more
powerful than those which belong to hu
manity It goes to contltutc the super
human being
In approaching the problem of this new
lielngs dwelllng houe M FIguIer llrst
directs attention to the prodigious extent
to which life is lavished on our glolie We
cannot take a step we cannot cast a
glance about us as he notes without
seeing everywhere myriads of living be
ings The eurth Is a vast reservoir of life
The fresh and salt water and Indeed the
atmosphere are Inhabited by animate
creatures Life superabounds everywhere
la the world Our globe Is like an enor
mous vase In which life lias tieen accu
mulated pressed down and heaped up
Says M Figuer
To convey an idea of the enormous
number of living creatures tlmt the seas
ulone hide and that they have hidden In
former ages let me cite here n fact well
known to geologists that all our build
ing stone all the limestone that forms
mountains and chalk banks are wholly
composed of the accumulated fragments
if shells of mollusks visible or micro
scopic which filled the basin of the teas
In the remotest time since the creation of
the world AH soils are formed by the
accumulation of shells If life were dis
tributed In the seas with such prodigality
In the geological jieriods It must be dis
tributed today In nearly the same man
ner for the actual conditions of nature
have not changed since the primitive davs
of our globe
The fact that life overflows on this
earth in the water and the air lends the
Investigator to the conclusion that the
ethereal fluid which succeeds our ntmos
phere and Jills space is also Inhabited by
living beings And the creatures whlcn
live In the planetary ether are in his be
lief the superhuman beings brought Into
a new life and furnished with all kinds
f moral Improvements
M 1iguler explains that the fluid which
astronomers and naturalists rail ether be
gins at an elevation of thirty to forty
leagues aloc the earth wh re our at
mosphere terminates It is he says n
real uid a gas analogous to the air
which Mirrounds us but Infinitely more
rarltltd and thinner it Is distributed not
only around the earth but nbout the oth
er planets More than this it Is in all
spare it fills the inlervnls which srpa
rate the- plants In fact the planets
which with their satellites compose our
solar system move In ether The comets
also m their Immense Journeys through
space circulate In ether The chmlral
composition of planetary ether Is un
known Astronomical phenomena have
taught us tint there is such a substance
but nothing Is known of Its components
We conclude however that ether can
contain no oxygen and It is very proba
ble that planet -try ether Is composed of
htdrogen iras intensely raritled that is
a gat extremely light In Its nature nnd
infinitely dispersal by the absence of all
pressure and of this fluid above our at
mosphere M Klguler says
It Is heaven There then In the place
commonly termed heaven we llx the res
idence of superhuman beings In this
matter we concur with the popular lielief
and prejudices and we gladly establish
this agreement These prejudices thee
misgivings in many cases epitomize the
wisdom and observations of an Infinite
numlHT of human generations A tradi
tion which uniformly prevails in all coun
tries has the weight of scientific demon
stration Language and tndttlon agree
ing the mot widespread religions-Christianity
Buddhism and Mohammedanism
assign to heaven the home of Gods
chostit people
And so adds M Kiguier science
tradition and religion Join hands In this
matter and the holy prltst who attend
ing the nival martyr on the revolutionary
scaffold cried Sou of the holy Ft Louis
nscend to heaven uttered a veritable
scientific truth
T11K P1VXKTS AND TIIFIll 1X1IAMTAXTS
M Kiguier recalling that modern as
tronomy has demonstrated that there are
other worlds than ours that the earth
simply makes part of a class or group of
stars which do not differ csfentlally and
that there is an Infinity of other globes
like it proceeds to consider the Internal
affairs of the other worlds Since there
is nothing to distinguish our earth from
the other planets of out solar system
Mercury Venus Mars Jupiter Saturn
Iranus and Neptune he urges that we
nust find In the others what we find
here nlr and water n hard soil rivers
ml seas mountains and valleys There
nut lie found also In them vegetation
ind trees and tracts covered with verd
irc and shade Thev must have atmos
phere and heavens There must be in
hem animals and even men or at least
beings superior to animals and corres
ponding to our human type
Science says the scientist has
shown that the physical and climatolo
gical conditions of the earth and the oth
er planets are identical On these plan
ets as on the earth the sun shines and
disappears yielding place to night and
cold and darkness succeed to heat and
light In them as on the earth the rich
carpet of herbage covers the plains and
luxuriant woods cover the mountains
Hlvers tlow majestically on to the seas
Wines blow regulaily or Irregularly and
purify the atmosphere by mingling their
trrtn charged In different degrees with
the produce of the evaporation of the
soil In ulet ulshts dwellers on these
planets see the samo heavenly spectacle
that delights our eyes the same con
stellation the same celestial visitors
Ihey have panoramic views of the plan
etary globes with their following of faith
ful satellites and luminous stars Once
In a while there is a sudden luminous
trail which furrows the heavens like a
flash of silver it Is what we call a
shooting star which drops into the
depths of space Again It is a comet
with a beautiful tail that comes to bring
news of worlds millions of miles away1
The planetary man according to the be
lief of M Figuier corresponds to the ter
restrial man In the planets the process
of creation of organized life must be the
same as in the earth the successive order
of the appearance of living creatures is
the same as on the globe And like the
tcrrestrisi the planetary man dies is
transformed after death Into a super
human and passes also Into ether
KOliM AMI LIlK OK TIIK MiKlilirMAN
This world then Is one of a number of
worlds all peopled with human beings
vho die leave their bodies to enrich the
soil and whose souls rise to space above
known as ether and are transformed into
new bodies called sujwrhumun beings To
a description of these M Kiguier devotes
much consideration Ills flnal conclusions
are that they have bodies but bodies pos
resslng uualltles infinitely superior lo
those which belong to the human tene
ment In order to noat In ether they must
be composed of substances wonderfully
subtle or thin material tissues anil
ttaiu parent and vapory cloaks of living
matter
They are sustained by the simple respi
ration or the fluid In which they live
They know nothing of fatigue or the pains
of sickness They yield themselves en
tirely to pjlet and gentle sentiments rend
to no Impressions save those of bliss and
unalloyed serenity They enjoy the same
senses that are ours sight hearing feel
ing smell and taste but to nn Infinitely
more exquisite degree and moreover spe
cial senses unknown to us There is no
sex all have the same organic life They
need not in order to love each other be
long to opposite sexes to two groups of
different organisms In this new exist
ence love Is an ennobling sentiment ideal
and exquisitely pure
Their peculiar organization gives them
the power of transporting themselves
very rapidly from place to place and of
compassing great distances with extraor
dinary speed which we can only measure
by electricity In the domain of ether
time counts for nothimr The
man then Is a mortal like the terrestrial
or planetary man in time his body dies
The Captains Surprise
The southeastern liarlmi town of Grhn
port Is u sleepy old fushioned place
where antique prejudices survive stale
fashions prevail old customs strangely
linger like the long strips of dried sen
weed hanging up liehind the bars of the
queer old public houses and width once
were used as weather gauges nnd ancient
saws are still quoted Consequently when
Jameson Cairns met fell In love with and
married Isaliel Carllngbrook within the
short space of six weeks from the arrival
of the Venture In iiort with her cargo of
rum and sugar for the warehouses of
JIuxuy Son heads were nodded over
cups of tea in spinsters parlors Grim
IKirt boasts an astonishing collection of
Id maids and even the gouty old tetlrt d
sea captains exercising with the aid of
their silver topped Malacca ennes on the
Broad Walk between the rows of burst
ing docksheds and the tiers of shipping
r sipping pale Madeira or old Jamaica
rum In the bow- window- of the Mercantile
Marine Club House quoted the mouldy
ouplet
Change your name and ketp your letter
Youll wtl for the worse and not for the
better
But between ourselves there was
scarcely a girl In Grlmport rich or poor
pretty or ugly who would not have em
barked for a life voyage In the good ship
MurrlQge master and oivner Jumeson
talrns if she had had Isabel Carllng
brookK chance and a double allowance
if C to her maiden name For Jem
Culms had what old women call a way
with him and whatever kind of way
that may lie It Is one that young ones
like
For the man was the beau ideal of a
villor Well proportioned muscular of
good height and fine build with curling
brown hair and a fair lieard cloe clipped
n bright grey eye rather deep set blunt
straight Saxon features a mellow voice
nnd a hearty laugh which showed a per
fect set of strong white teeth
He was flrst mate or that splendid sil
lng i hlp the Venture owned by Haxby A
Sou of Grlmpurt and Jamaica and h
pasi ed his examination for a shipmasters
ertlflcate Just before hlr wedding and
was to have taken over the command of
i ho Venture the very next voyage owing
to the retirement of Captain L sistone her
ol r klpper had all gone well
And if you think JH be grudging you
my berth Mr Cairns said Captain Dun
stone holding out a reel hairy hand ncroji
he table of the owners office to his sec
md In command weve sailed together
eight voyages for nothing Youre a gen
tleman and a smart sailor ever I met
aid no crew jld ship under a lietter
iintaln
Calms i turned the grasp warmly and
for the well earned compliment gave back
a few simple words of thanks The Hax
byr father and son looked on the hand
some young fellow with approval Beittled
ale and cigars were on the table bills of
lading and accounts had been examined
checked and settled busliiess was over
and the kindly Quaker owners were ready
for a little pleasant chat with their new
skipper on the subject of his recent mar
riage
Thou hast a clear four weeks liefore
thee friend Cairns said the elder Haxby
with something as closely approaching to
a wink as a venerable Quaker could be
expected to manage Let mo counsel
thee to make the most of the time before
the Venture sails for the West Indies
Fnless peradventure friend Cairns de
cides to take his wife with him said
Jeremy son
Captain Dunslone broke Into a loud
laugh and clapped Cairns upon the back
for the shot had gone home
To be plain with you gentlemen
said the handsome young bridegroom
frankly thats what I had in my mind
The cabin accommodation tin board the
Venture s fresh and comfortable Isabel
has a notion of seeing distant countries
and an objection to letting me sail with
out her if It can be otherwise
Hating heard something of sailors
skylarks ashore in foreign ports put in
Dunstone slyly
And 1 dont suppose you gentlemen
would raise any objection Cairns look
ed from one Quaker face to thc other
and the father and son uh gray round
ami mukh alike as two dried peas ex
changed a smile especially if 1 guaran
teed the expenses Incidental to a little
nib of lialntlllK unhotsterinir and
i Ing up
We would not suffer thee to be at the
charge friend Cairns said tho elder
1 Haxby If thou wuuldst guarantee not
to go beyond a certain lllmlt He ex
changed another glance with his son who
nodded affirmatively We have desired
to show thee some suitable
inent for thy gallantry In saving the
I life of a youthful relative of our family
at the risk of thine own
Aye off the Great Cayman in
be I last when he dived Into the middle
of a school of sharks to save a lazy
tie whelp of a prentice whod been fish
ing for gonitos tiff the jlbboom end nnd
tumbled In among em growled Dun
stone Sheer muilness Is my name for
an action -like that Suppose one o
those wall eyed white bellied brutes had
tuken my first mate and left me to work
the Venture home with a drunken Irish
man like my Second tittlcf r And all for
a scamp of a boy wnrt took French leave
at TrintdHiI along with Mr Calms
watch and chain and W o your money
It wont bear thinking of
The lad was dishonest and prodlgnV
even as thou sityest friend Dunatone
THE THIES UaSllIXGTOiV SlXDAV JIA11CH 17 1901
J and the soul ngatn escapes as a sweet
perfume escapes from a broken vase
improved by tnc new faculties ft has re
ceived and the new senses with which
It has been endowed It enters a new body
equipped with still more numus and
exquisite senses and armed with still
more powerful faculties nnd thus lieglns
another new life further on In ether the
life of an archangel ar nrchhuman
M i iguicr through n long course of
reasoning then ende avors to demonstrate
that there are several other promotions
how many he docs not state In the hie
rarchy of beings who dwell In the plane-tart-
ether succeeding human Individuals
at each eif which improvements Increase
the senses are multiplied and the Intel
lectual power greatly extended until at
length the state of pure spirit and flnal
bliss of Heaven Itself Is leached Final
bliss is supposed by M Kiguier to be
found In the sun He hazards the fur
ther remarkable theory that the lumina
ry Is not only the home of souls who have
completed the various stages of their eto
lutlon hut Is also nothing else thin the
assemblage of those souls coming from
different planets after passing through
the Intermediate states he elescribes Says
M Flgulcr
Since the sun is the first cause of life
since it is I re origin of life of feeling
and of tlxiushl since it Is the determining
cauje of ail oiganlzcd life on the earth
why mav we not declare that the rajs
transmitted by the sun to the earth and
other planets are nothing more or less
than the emanations of these souls
M Figuier enlarges considerably on this
highly poetical theory Low and coarse
souls are believed liy him to undergo a
second birth or a retrograde evolution
J lie various ramifications which lie pur
sues In the exposition of his thory are
curious and often beautiful if not thor
oughly satisfactory
CHINAS MEASURING RULES
Olid AVnys of Determining tilt
Length of n Mile
From Leslies Weekly
Many travelers returning from China
have commented upon the apparently sin
gular lack of knowledge of the distances
across their country or between their
towns that exist among the Chinese If
at one town you enquire the distance to
the next you may be told that It Is twenty
II one third of a mile but upon arriv
ing at the towtvyou will be surprised to
lintl the distance back to the town from
which you have Just come is twenv tour
II and that the Cost of Journeying back
again Is correspomltngly greater than the
cost to go to It
This peculiarity also extends to dis
tances between town by river the dis
tances up stream being from SO to 101
per cent greater than down stream The
cost of travel nnd transportation In the
different directions liears the same rela
tion to each other as the distances The
confusion which has thus arisen has been
Incomprehensible to foreigners The
Chinese measure distances not by rule
hut by the nmount of physical energy re
quired to traverse tnem ineir wae is
based on a unit of energy the amount
that It takes them to carry a given load
one plcul one II on level ground If the
road from A to a is uown nui me uis
tance is regnrded as less than the uctual
linear distance because It Is supposed
to take less energy to travel In that direc
tion or as the Chinese say the 11 are
short It naturally follows that in
traveling in the other direction from IJ
hack to A the road being a gradual as
cent a greater expenditure of energy Is
iierMinrv ihe li are lonir and In order
to get a rair compensation ior ineir worn
the carriers must see that the distance
ami the charges aro corresponJlngly In
creased
With this explanation what has often
appeared a vagary of the Chinese be
comes simple and reasonable
HAIR WILE DEADEN NOISE
Fell IeKeii Sound Vibration of
lliichltiery
irutn Cjiieri Magaxinc
Hair felt has rejwatedly received men
tion as a means of deadening vibrations
and noise from machinery placed for
this purpose letween engine bedplates
and foundation enpstone and underneath
rails subject to heavy train traffic Now
however cork Is said to have been use el
In Germany with the same end in
view the nvallable particulars being
to the effect that a sheet made
up of flat pieces of the cork In
mosaic fashion corresponding In size
to the bedplate of the noisy machine and
held together by nn Iron frame Is laid
under the machine What measure of
success has been obtaineil with this new
expedient Is not told though as a means
of temporary relief It probably answered
the intendeei puriose
The true solution of most If not all ma
chinery vibration problems Is however
to lie found In proper foundations ample
In area ami weight and It generally pays
to provide these If at all practicable To
what exercise of Ingenuity the engineer
Is sometimes put in accomplishing this
was Illustrated a dozen or more years ago
In one large factory where on an upper
floor a row of small engines had to be In
stalled for the Independent driving of n
corresponding number of different ma
chines Though the building was of sub
stantial construction with iteel floor
beams it was a foregone conclusion that
that of engines would cause trouble
If set with nothing but the floor as foun
dation and as It was undesirable to raise
them much above the lloor level each en
gine was provided with a separate foun
dation built up of brick and mortar In
the usual way but suspended by steel
straps between the floor beams and thus
projecting elown into the head room of the
floor below Seen from there each founda
tion with Its engine appeared as If rest
ing on nlry nothing But those suspended
foundations accomplished all that nan ex
pected of them as vibration absorbers
returneel the elder Haxby calmly but
he may live to be grateful to the brave
man who saved him As for thee friend
he handed to Cairns a neat morocco
case containing a handsome gold watch
and chain we hope thou wilt live to
show- this to thy grandson and that thy
wife will accept from us the new furni
ture lutings unci piano winch we have i
lespoken for the cabin of the Venture
as a mark of gratitude 1or thy braver
and admission for thy choice I
Youre overwhelming me with kind-
ness gentlemen said Calms as the lit-
tie Quakers shook him warmly by the I
hand and as for thanking you Isabel
must do that Im not equal to It Shed
have broken her heart I believe If you
had not iiermltted me to carry her to
bea I
You wont be In such a hurry to dive
headlong down a sharkV throat when it
comes to leaving herjehind you said j
Dunstone so her going Is as well Shell
brighten up the cubln of the Venture like
a posy he went on Aye Im half In
iue wuu ner myseir rresn ana sweet
lively and cheerful as graceful as a rac
ing yacht and as healthy as the breeze
that carries It along Twenty three Just
the right age well educated gentle nnd
without a mother-in-law to meddle In do
mestic affairs Some fellows have luck
he ended with a pretended groan of en
vy
Ay said Cairns my wife Is not over
burdened with friends and that makes
me more anxious to tuke her to sea with
me With the exception of a sister whom
I have never seen who Is a year younger
und like my Isabel when we first met a
Uiokkeeper and a shorthand clerk she
has not a relation In the world
The kindly Quakers drew him on to talk
of Isabel how he had first met her at an
evening party given by the wife of one of
the Grlmport merchants and how In con
trast with the loud dresses and cackling
voices of some other young women who
were present If they had only hearel him
would they have ever called him delight
ful again the refined beauty and simple
grace of the lady clerk had gained In
charm He told the story of their brief
wooing of the wedding a very simple ar
frdr nnd quite private ut the Grlmport
church and described the cottage a mile
outside the town which he had taken for
the honeymoon It stood in an old-fashioned
garden and there were clipped yews
on each side of the gate and behind was
a wood where nightingales sang day and
night at least Isabel said they were
nightingales
Thy wife will have to put up with gulls
and frigate birds at sea said Mr Jer
emy She cant take the nightingales
along with her
Or her sister said Captain Dunstone
pityingly The poor thing will miss her
Ill be bound
She has friends In London with whom
she lives returned Calms
Friends arc a poor substitute for kin
dred remarked the elder Haxby
She Is engaged to the eldest son of
these good folks said Cairns nnd I un
derstund the splicing of the lovers Is only
a matter of weeks He has a berth ns
second mate alionrd an Australian liner
and has good pay Isabel tells me and so
one may consider Miss Winifred well pro
vided for
Winifred Is that her name cried
Dunstone 3ounds as though It ought
lo belong to a pretty girl Now If I went
twenty years younger and a little lees
tnuirh and tanned there would be a
chance for me I
MADE SOUP RECORDS
JIow a Talking alaVhiife Should He
DlfllcilltifH In I ho nf OliliilnliiK
j Cloud IlfsiiltM Thi Hxlierltiiet of n
Kami ly Circle hierli HlupIO rd
III IteiidtTliiK Selections
I
t Is natural for aJ3lentfm to wish to
ar his own oIcc and air In thisage of
hear
seientine achievement this Is said to be
rendered possible without the a Id of ma
gic the means artualiy cmployedtowanl
the end In view- iK come matter of curi
osity The testimony of thoSe who have
heaid their own or their friends voices
reproduced by A talking machlne IS both
interesting and curious
Tne accuracy of the mimic sViund Is
here brought in iiuestljOii but there la
also Involved the consideration as to
whether the person making the record
Is inexperience- or nervous the one by
the way nearly always presupposing tho
other In the latter case it Is almost
unnecessary to observe the voice becomes
more or bss unlike the normal tones of
the speaker ah absence of expression
and melody being especially noticeable
I Hut even this explanation can scarcely
account for the very weird effects de
scribed by a gentleman who formed one
of a family party the members of which
ns a matter of amusement tested the
capabilities of the talking machine Tho
gentleman who owned the contrivance
nnd who was quite an expert In Its mys
teries explained just how it was to be
manipulated and the manner In which
the talking or singing should be done In
order to obtain a thoroughly good re
cord
The thing seemed simple enough All
one had to do apparently was to stand
in front of the metal horn and talk In
a strong even tone taking care not to
stop except at periods Hut this In Itself
was somewhat disconcerting to a novice
ar it conveyed tle idea that he must
articulate as rapidly asposslble or some
thing disastrous would happen-
Just what share the mental and vocal
conditions thus Induced had In the ulti
mate result or what was due to the nat
ural or rather artificial deficiencies of
the machine itself the narrator was un
able to determine with any degree of sci
entific exactness Certain It Is however
that the result Itself was startling Can
that be my voice Impossible gasped the
amateur reconl maker as pale ami dis
mayed he listened to sounds which were
evidently not of this earth Tho words
such of them as were audible he had cer
tainly spoken Into the horn but he was
utterly unprepared for the manner In
which they came ouL He hail had the
temerity to essay a humorous Introduc
tion to the divers vocal contributions of
those present Following this and in a
tone calculated to move the very metal
itself he delivered the beautiful passage
from Kobert Ingersoll upon the laughter
of a child Ills wife and little boy re
spectively spoke and sang into the In
strument The gentleman who operated
the contrivance and to wh6m it belonged
concluded the performance with the omi
nous s nd as it proved priphetic obser
vation I think this wilt he a very hud
record
The reproducer was aft Jr the talking
process substituted for the recorder a
large horn attached to that part of the
apparatus from whenqe the5 sound is med
and the cylinder set In nctlpn by a spring
motor The emotion nf the gentleman
who had led off and who narrates the
occurrence has already been alluded to
The humor of his Introduction was over
whelmed In the plaintive soul harrowing
tones in which the wdnls were rendered
The croak of the raven of limited conver
sational powers Immortalized by Foe
was music Itself to thcsouml which is
sued rom tho brass horn Thu expectant
smile upon the countenance of the record
maker tiled away anil he braced himself
evidently with a strong effort for what
remained Worse Indeed was to come
The delicate sentiment- of lngersolt8
passage to which the speaker had given
full expression was lost and the flowery
metaphors were delivered In the tone of
a Scotch landlord contending fur his over
due rent Some of the words Indeed the
Instrument did not render at all as If It
conceived that the passage sounded as
well or better without them Such blanks
moreover it tilled up em its own account
with a sort of surly murmuring as
though It grudged the concession of
speaking at all
The little son of the narrator had sung
a song and when the machine coa
meiicedito repeat It It was e ulte inter
esting to observe the expression of the
youthful vocalist as ho exclaimed In
Indignant disgust Why its no more
like me than a hog The concluding
words of the gentleman who performed
the p irt f operator sounded fearfully dis
tinct by comparison so doubtloss there
was some Justice In his observations to
the effect that the art of talking into
the machine was one which had to be
acquired
In fact the truth of this remark was
borne out In the statements of an expert
in this city who Is the manager of a
large agency for the Instruments It ap
pears that professional record makers arc
employed for turning out the popular
Oddly enough said Cairns showing
his while teeth in a smile 1 dont knnw
whether Winifred Is pretty or not I have
never seen a portrait of her But In your
interests Captain Dunstone I must ask
my wife to give me a sight of one If
she has It
And he bade the owners and the retiring
skipper a Jovial good by and swung off at
a smait pace Homeward 1 lie mile mat
lay between Grlmport and the country
cottage he had rented for the honeymoon
was soon covered Ibabel was waiting at
the gate and there were no passers by
to witness the rapturous embrace with
w hlch the married lovers met after three
hours of separation
Oh Jem his young wife cried as she
met his triumphant kiss You have good
news for me I am to sail In the Venture
with you isnr It true
True ns that the sens are salt and you
are my wife Culms passed his arms
around her slight waist kissed her golden
hair for Isabel was a fair beauty and
looked at her with pride The cabin Is
to be scraped painted and new rigged fit
for a bride a piano is to be shipped for
you at the Huxbys expense and this
watch and chain are a present to me be
cause I have been so lucky as to marry
the sweetest girl on dry land
Isabel glowed at the simple flattery Her
heart wus In her eyes as she looked at
him
They should have given It to me she
said because I have married the hand
somest man and the brjtvest In the whole
world She had heard tho story of the
sharks and Cairns dive -Oh Jem If
I had lost you then She could say no
more
As you didnt know- me then answer
ed Cairns with a twinkle In his bright
grey eyes It wouldnt have affected
you
I should never have married Isabel
flared out No other than but you would
ever have won my heart She covered
one of his large strong JihiuIh with both
of hem Say she coaxed- that If you
hail not met me you never would have
married
I should have been a sea husband like
Dunstone we dded to my ship for better
for worse laughed Cairns Though
now that the old fellow Is -going ashore
for good hell be wanting somebody to
I- it i r l
uie iiw KHK nilu 1111 UIB pipe tin iim
II it I I Iln I
inlf red whether she was as pretty as
you are and whether she was engaged
and I said that she couldnt possibly be
thu one but 1 understuotl she was the
other
Isabel began to laugh How I am
longing t see your face when you first
set ejes un Winifred she cried What
will you sm What will you think
Oh 1 wouldnt show you her photograph
for the world though I have got half a
dozen It would spoil the effect el mean
to create
Ask her to come down and spend a
few tluj s with us before we sail said
Cairns It Is for one thing only proper
consideration for your sister and for
another
You are expiring with curiosity to see
her Interrupted Isabel with A little gush
of laughter Then she pretended to box
her husbands ears and he kUned her
and they went In to supper Next day
the letter of Invitation to Winifred Carl
lngbrook was written The rply came
book In due course a letter of delighted
acceptance mingled with girlish expres
sions of grief at Isabels Impending de
J selectlirs which one hears by dropping a
nickel in tin- slot A very line singer may
make a very poor record upon the ma
chine and a good elocutionist may like
wise disappoint himself and his audience
unless he observes the necessary rules
There Is a knack In singing a song
or reciting a piece In the receiving horn
of a talking machine so that not a note
or a word shall be lost which consists
mainly In preserving a comparatively
even tone neither raising the voice too
high nor sinking It too low In the former
cape too great shrillness is the result lit
the latter the note or word Is lost entirely
It may Ik argued that the more delicate
shades of vocal expression are thus ren
dered Impossible on a talking machine
but the fact Is that all shades of ex
pression are possible after a few trials
and this is proved by the great variety of
records em the market When the record
maker learns how to send his voice Into
the machine so as to affect the diaphragm
of tho recorder nnd leave Its Impression
upon the wax cylinder he may achieve
results that ire highly satisfactory
In Washington there are many hun
dreds of persons who are ilevoted to the
talking machine and some surprisingly
good nmateur re cords have been made in
the National Capital IJke everything
else a certain amount of practice Is
necessary before the desired resul y cin
be obtained in making records tor the
talking machine
SETTLERS FOR SOUTH AFRICA
More IliKlIilimtii Snld In lit Xcciltil
In rIii lit Co nn try
From the London Saturday Itcvic v
Tlie establishment of more Kngllsh set
tlers In South Africa Is nothing less than
a national duty Tire country population
being nlmost exclusively Dutch agricul
tural settlers aro the kind of Immigrants
most required since It Is in the rural
districts that It Is most desirable to In
troduce English men and English Ideas
To this must be added the further con
sideration that as the labor basis In
South Africa Is native not European
these agricultural Immigrants must be
persons who are possessed of the capital
and Intelligence necessary to enable them
to develop their holdings and utilize the
already existing supplies of colored labor
if English emigrants are to be sent out
on this errand they must not be drawn
from the ranks of the agi cultural labor
ers but they must be selected from
among the sons of the landed gentry and
the farmers
Agricultural laborers would not be able
to take up small farms unless they pos
sessed a certain nmount of canltal and
even then they would be unable to gain
a livelihood unless they were endowed
Willi Intelligence and resolution culte be
yond the average for they would have
to acquire a knowledge of Hutch -and
Kaflir and be able to control the natives
As a general rule therefore Immigrants
of this class would only be neful as over
seers and- foremen on large latins The
men who are to go out to farm and raise
stock to grow fruit and iubtroplcul pro
duce must be men who Aready pofstss
some experience of such Industries or
who falling this experience ure prepared
to spend the time and money necessary
to acquire It In short the settlers who
are wanted are men who can commuttd
a little capital say from 500 upward
and are otherwise eiualitled by their train
ing and associations for this particular
phase of colonial life
FABLES AND THEIR MORALS
Modern Applications Ilttln Vnrl
hum Modern I tiits
From the Chicago Timps IIorald
A Man who was A Suburbanite and
spent much of His Time Traveling To and
Fro on the Elevated Cars was ellflerent
from Other Men in this He did not be
lieve in Holdups He said he would like
to see A Thug who could rob him and Get
Away with the Valuables One morning
going Into Town he nail been talking to
the Other Men In the Smoker In this
Strain when wanting to sec what Time It
was he put his hand In his Vest Pocket
to get his Watch and nearly Jumped to
the Hoof of the car ills Watch was
gone He looked at all The Men In the
Smoker and said III a loud Distinct
Voice I have ISeen Kobbed
Impossible said One of His Friends
You said you were Immune
Dont be A Fool My Watch Is gone-
He glanced at each Man In turn as If
He might have The Watch up his Sleeve
but Everybody went on Reading the Morn
ing Paper la a Perfectly Heartless way
and Soon he got out nnd went to His
Office where he Stirred Them all up Ite
latlng His Tale of Woe till his Partner
said
Oh Come Off Get a new Nickel
Watch that will keep Good Time and
dont be So Fresh bragging about Being
Hobbed You are not the Only One
Gold Watches dont Grow on Every
Hush Grumbled the Man Then He felt
so bad that he decided to Go Home and
Make His wife Wretched Too and get It
over That He had been Held ui and
Robbed At least She would be Sorry for
him
Hut when he told her She Only laugh
ed He called her a Cruel Woman Then
She told him to go upstairs and look un
der Ills Pillow where he found his watch
Safe and Sound
Moral It Is better to be Born Lucky
than Rich
In the Year 1M1 a Man lived who had
some Common Sense lie desired to buy
A Safe In which his wife could keep her i
Silver Ware and Diamonds where Thieves
could not Itreak In nor Steal
Nonsense said his Wife in that flip
way Some Women assume when arguing
with even the Greatest of Men the
Hurglar would carry it off or Blow It to
Pieces before you Could get It Into the
House It would Advertise the Fact that
we had Something to Steal I know- a
Trick worth two of that
So he left The Matter to her Discretion
parture Mrs Calms tossed the letter
gayly to her husband and watched him
ns he read It
The hand Is like yours he observed
Isatn 1 nodded Cairns said no more but
gave her back Winifreds letter and
plunged In to the perusal of a legal look
ing document which had been delivered
at the same time It was In fact a sub
poena to appear as witness for the de
fendant Captain Dunstone In a cose in
which the plaintiff an A II reduced to
the ordinary rating for sheer Incompe
tency sued to recover full wages for the
voyage completed bv the Venture Si
they cant do without me he said
Irownlng and pulling his fair beard
and all through that longshore swab
who palmed himself off on the skipper for
a seaman Ive got to leave you Isabel
and go up to Ixmdon
Oh she cried with a dismayed In
tonation How long shall you be away
About four days answered Cairns
drawing Iit hand about his neck
And I shall be all alone said his
wife
Cant be helped he commented Then
Ids knitted brow cleared After all my
girl It Isnt as though the sailing of th
Venture meant our parting Youll have
hnd enough of may company by the time
ve raech Tamalcn Perhaps before we
sight the western peak of thos i Blue
Mountains Ive told you about youll be
crying Why did I marry me like the
girl In the country song
But the joke was lost on Isabel
Oh Jem she uttered with a gasp
and a look of fear rose into her eyes
If anything should part us I should
never know a happy hour again
It seemed to Cairns as he kissed her
good bv at the garden gate nn the morn
ing of the day on which he went up to
Lnrdon that never any man had had so
beautiful or so fond a wife before Ik
was religious In a simple way as he
looked up at the bright June sky over
head he pulled off his hat anil thanked
God for the xift of Isabel
Judge how the languid air and bewil
dering confusion of the court of law
agreed with this man He lost flesh and
color In the three days that were occu
pied by the lawsuit When the train that
was to curry him home rolled out of the
station nis spirits lettved and rose with
every dozen miles For one thing he
was several hours to the good he was
going to surprise Isabel by coining uck
on the Thuisday evening Instead of the
Friday afternoon lie purposely had ab
stained fiom telling her In order to en
Joy her rapture of delight at seeing him
unexpectedly The man was as you will
perceive a simple ton In all the years
that he had gone to and fro upon the sea
he had seen much but learned nothing
of the woi Id
The salt smell of the sea came to his
nostrils and the grey marshes and mud
dy Hats with the gleam of silvery grey I
bevond crave iilace to Grlminirt railway
station with a forest of masts sticking
up tVyund the tidal river bridge and the
docks Ills new mate was getting the
cargo one of beer and aerated waters
Into the Venture The painters and
gilders had done their work upon the
cabin nnd stateroom the upholsterers
wero putting on the finishing touches tu
six davs more the Venture would be
worked out of dock Into the tideway
then another night at anchor heating In
the pale yeasty surges nnd with the
green break of day the Venture would
sail and hey for life upon the salt ocean
and She would not tell Him where She
had Secreted the Sliver and Diamonds
until One Night when Burglars came Ani
made A Rummnge call at The Houee
leaving an Old Cap and a new Cold Clilstl
for the Police- to identify them which
they never did
Where are Your Diamonds and SIlT
Ware asked the Common Sense Man
looking very Anxious
Uiok in the Rag Hag said Ills Wife
with Triumph In Her Tone
Hut where is The Rag Hag
They called In The Police who Looked
Wise and said they had a Clew but No
One has ever heard what It was and the
Woman has since learneti that Bursters
always Iook In the mott unexpccfel
places for Valuable Booty that ts all
ready to lie Carried Off
Moral It Is better To Ro Safe than
Sorry
Once there was A Man who built A
House to PIihmi hlaWIf It hnd a
Clothes Closet In every room and u Ivrte
Coehere besides A Billiard Room for the
Mans friends wheu they came to visit
Him They began living in The House
in great style and the Man said it iras
A Dream but his Wife called it A Night
mare She fouml Fault with It Some
of the Time Part of the Time and All
the Time When she had Company The
House was Too Small and When they
werp Alone It was Too Large They could
not Pronounce tPorte Cocherc with A for
eign intonation So they called It The
Driveway Then a Friend who knew how
Discontented The Wife was offered to
Buy The House
It will Make you a fine Family Resi
lience saw voc Man who liuiu it
I do Not tvanl It for A Family Resi
dence but for A Home His Friend said
So he paid Tlie Price and was Given
Possession at Once His Wife was A
Contcted woman and made the Rest of
Everything They turned tho Billiard
noom Into a Nursery and practiced on
The Porte Cochere until they eoultl say
it ns easy as rolling off a log and there
wasnt any Frost settled down on the
New- Home
Then the Wife of the Party of the
First Part who had built the House for
her appealed to Him to Hulld Another
House nnd the Next time to try And
have It right
There Wont Be any Next time Not
on your Life he said You can Spend
the Rest of your days In a Flat or A
Boarding House For I am entirely Out
of the Business of Building
Moral Fools build Houses And Wise
Men live In Them
FEARS WOE FOR NEW YORK
Predictions Tiutt the City Will Cm ve
in From Overtop YfiliL
From the New York Hail and Kxprte
There was nothing about him to indi
cate the crank He was neatly but not
fashionably dressed and his good-natured
countenance was of the corpulent or
der He glanced reflectively out of the
rear window- of a Third Avtnue cable ear
at the tall buildings along Park Row
and Broadway and for a moment looked
serious
Too much weight he said to a fel
low passenger beside him nodding his
head In the direction of the buildings
Too much weight entirely People dont
seem to realize that the lower portion of
this city Is only a crust of rock with
water of great depth beneath It They
keep putting up building after building
of great height and weight and some
day theres going to be the greatest ca
tastrophe of the ages The whole bloom
ing lower part of the city or a good por
tion of It will cave In under the enor
mous strain put upon it by these sky
scrapers and the loss of life and prop
erty will he- Incalculable
Just think of the weight that crut
has to sustain Millions of tons of Iron
arriving here every year te lie used for
girucrs anu ratters unions of tons or
brick anil mortar are used In construct
ing the buildings to say nothing of
marble- granite and other kinds of stone
nnd all piled upon that frail crust of
rock which must give way some day
under the strain
Then theres the bridge too It cant
last forever Some day It Is going to
break down under the additional strain
put upon it by the trolley and steam cars
now running to Brooklyn Imagine the
scene at a rush hour some night trolley
cars on both sides laden with people the
promenade crowded and trucks In a
steady stream Suddenly one of the
cables gives way The other unable to
stand the strain alone also parts nnd
people cars and truck are dumped Into
the river like a shovel of coal Into a
bucket Oh Its bound to come I tell
you
Then theres another big upheaval
that threatens this city By the time the
next mayoralty campaign conies around
the people of this city aro going to lie
trcatetl to a sensation such as they never
had before They will see to what extent
vice and corruption have been practiced
and what do you get off here Im
eorry
Invention ns n ProftiMlon
Flom the London Kxpre s
It has been often said that every man is
an inventor If he had only the opportu
nity of exercising his talents In any case
It seems clear that the faculty of Inven
tion Is not so much of a born gift as is
generally supposed Vthy shoulrl not the
technical pupils be encouraged to attempt
at least to Invent by the exercise of some
very simple means of education Surely
It would not be difficult to prepare a se
ries of mechanical models more or less
imperfect in their operation anel call upon
the pupils to employ their wits In devising
improvements in them The Intellectual
training entailed by such a course of In
struction would in itself be most valuable
and the results peculiarly Interesting It
would teach pupils to think and Induce
a habit of mind in the examination and
criticism of mechanism that should prove
of the greatest use to them In their sub
sequent careers
with TsabM It was a proper cradle for
love the bosom of the sea
If Cairns hnd ever read any poetry- he
would have known that these thoughts
of his were poetical but they seemed to
him the merest most natural prose He
walkeel at a good pace along the country
lanes his broad shoulders well set back
his head up his stick swinging He had
left his bag at the station It was to b
sent out to the cottage later on
The quaint thatched roof of the cottage
rose Into sight against the background of
the strip of woodland where Isabels
nightingales sang Cairns felt a sick sort
THOUSANDS PAIR FOR RENT
The tovcriiincntr Knornioii t XSII I
for Kxtra Quarters
Incle Sam n Trnnnt AVIui Pnys An
iniillly to Landlords tlS7UJt1
Did lteIdi licr Utilised to 4niily
flit lncrenslnjr lleiuitnil for Spuvr
Although the Government It the largest
property owner In the Dllrlct and hat
hundreds of acres of floor space In numer
ous magnifies- ltiiidlngs It pays every
year an enormous rum of money for rent
There are dozens of structures In Wash
ington used to house Important parts of
the general machinery of the Government
but which are practically unknown and
unheard of by the general public Old
residences are thus utilized much to the
satisfaction of the owners doubtless wlu
would find some difficulty In disposing of
them In any other way as profitable
The amount which It Is estimated offi
cially the Government will have to pay
for rents In this city alone for the fiscal
year ending June 30 1901 Is J1STC13SI The
advisability of the erection of a build
ing on ono of the many vacant reserva
tions has often been urged but the matter
eems never to have been properly brought
before Congress
For the two floors of tho Union Build
ing used for the storing of Patent Otllco
models an annual rental of J13CC0 Is paid
Ever imaginable kind of structure from
a church to a blacksmiths shop Is In
cluded In the llt of the Governments
quarters for which it has to pay so much
a year The rooms occupied by the Inter-State
Commerce Commission cost SH
W per annum the structure 1Ti0 New
York Avenue rented by the Treasury De
partment chiefly for photographic pur
poses J30CO ITS New York Avenue used
by the War Department SflOQ Hooe Iron
Building not Including the llrst floor used
by the Department of the Interior sini
An old blacksmiths shop at an annual
rental of 19 Is used by the Postofllce De
partment ns a mail bag repair shop For
tho old Corcoran Art Gallery used by tha
Department of Justice the Government
pays JJ19OC0 per annum
The District of Columbia pays an an
nual rental of SiOSia31 Of this sum tho
total for miscellaneous anil executive de
partment quarters is J19TW for public
school buildings J1513931 and for mili
tia eiuarters S12W6 The total amounts
of rent paid by the various departmenH
are as follows State Department
Treasury Department 7000 War De
partment J13X Navy Department
5 140 Interior Department Jwso Post
office Department 17193 Department of
Agriculture J53M Department of Labor
7S00 Department of Justice 21800 Dis
trict or Columbia 15iit9Sl Inter Stato
Commerce Commission JHcoo
A remarkable system which prevails in
certain departments under the Govern
ment is apparently accountable for some
measure at least of this public ex
pense while In some of the itepartmenr
buildings the floor space is amply util
ized In others there are found whole
suites of rooms vacant and tenantless
while other spacious apartments will
harbor one or two occupants whose
desks lie stranded In the midst of aretes
each capable of accommoelatlng a score
or more persons very comrortably
It Is probable that the Census Office
Buildlrg will after the conclusion of tht
present work be used far Government
purposes The structure will not bo whol
ly vacated earlier than two years tim
from date so that any consideration of
Its future use Is at present according to
Government officials somewhat prema
ture will however they believe b
utlllil by one or more departments for
the housing of clerks whom it is Impos
sible to accommodate In the regular
buildings anil who are now scattered
around in various makeshift quarter
for which the Government ia paylns
large rents
A SPANIELS LONG FAST
lit- Unit Ilttii Dtprlt iil of 1outl ftip
Twelve liiiyi
Fnira the ILrtferd Times
The endurance eif a cocker spaniel tha
property of Fred J Warren of
Newton Mass which Hnlshed a long
fast In good condition havlne been ac
cidentally deprlrnl of food for twelvi
nays is remarkable
The dog was a favorite of Mrs Warren
who died several weeks ago It was
shortly after Mrs Warrens -death tha
it was decided to remove some of her
clothing to the home of her own family
the Wadsworths of Hillside Avenue The
spaniel who had grieveil much since tha
death of his mistress followed It was
after a place had been found for tho
late Mrs AVarrans effects that the span- f
lei sought his way unnoticed to thu
room Within a day or so the Wadsworth
family locked their house and left fev
California
Twelve days later some members of
the family had occasion to go to th
Wadsworth house Upon entering tha
room where Mrs Warrens effects had
been left they were surplsed but much
pleased at finding the dog Ills lmprls
onment ami hunger had seriously affect
ed him but a saucerful of warm milk
seemed to revive him He received every
attention and promises to pull through
His adventure has won for him a warm
spot in the hearts of all who have heard
the story The family say he will never
go hungryagaln
These flushed cheeks would they bleach
Would the laugh wither hideously front
those red lips or would they still smila
as they asked him hi defiance Why did
you come back so soon Yeni know- nil
women were alike you might
hate guessed
That sent the man to bis feet as though
the words had actunliy been spoken Ho
knew now- that he had to go back and kill
the man there liefore her Nothing else
would do He remembered the revolver
he carried and slipped his hand behind
him and drew it and crouching mo veil
nalselessly with glassy staring eyes and
of sinking at the heart when he saw no etuu roppeii jaw- ot iisatn masking it Iiv
figure waiting at the gate to welcome him i h e irmng quenchless
Next moment he laughed thinking or the fTaeaSCtnlSfke0veithe l7af
surprise In store He would not go In by ft indow A slight familiar clink-
tne rront gate lest tsauei snoiiM see mm i r r vc V
There was aside wicket and he stole ZjZSPL lhL JS
color which streamed from the heart
noiselessly in mat way sailors can treau
as stoftly as cats Jameson Calms stole
noiselessly across the little lawn to the
lnuslln curtalntsl window of the little par
lor the llrst home he nail ever sliarcel
with Isabel The candles In the old fash
ioned china sconces that hung on each
i side of the mantelshelf were lighted it
was a damp cold June and so a little
wood tire crackled on the hearth Anel
on the hearth rug stood his wife Isabel
i In a white gown with a knot of roses at
her breast And close to her stood a man
young and handsome and a stranger to
her husband though evidently not to her
for he held her clasped and her hands
I were folded round his neck anil her face
I flushed like a rose though Isabel wus
i usually pale was lifted to his with a
laughing dimpling provoking coquetry
I which Isaliels husband had never seen In
1 it before
He saw red and clutched at the window-
til A -- I- - I 1 I Mflnw nil IIS
of
tnut nomeiy utile tlwelllng He leaned
forward holding his breath anel with tha
revolver ready And then he made the
great the astounding the overwhelming
discovery that there were three persons
in the room seated round a table drink
ing tea that one of them was the darks
youpg man whom he Jameson Calms
hod Intended to kill and that the other
two were his wife Isabel And then he
knew that he was mad aud laughed out
wildly and there was an exclamation ill
a voice he had once loved an uprising
from tho table and footsteps in the little
hall and his wife was out In the garden
upon his breast and welcoming him with
soft hurried cries of joy before Jumeson
Cairns could hide away the revolver
Oh Jem she cried I knew it wat
you Something told me that you would
be back before tomorrow And now come
In and let me show you something Jem
sue took ner nusiianu by tlie unresisting
nui in Keep niiiiseii iioiii inns nana and fed mm Into t he warm hrlirlir
I savage lust to kill possessed hlnu lit t frujrant cotaEe parior Jem Cairns
fore they died the traitor and the trait- llad IlIui n previous experiences of emo
ress Jameson Cairns would hear what tong a resemnI1B tnose lm Jus
eror wiivltic line III llie casenieiii i
ivir Mhe the stranger said lie
had a sailorlike look and was dressed in
a loose but well made suit of serge gilt
buttoned and with the blue nnd while
mohair biaidlng on the cuff and collar
edge that Is the uniform distinction of the
officers of one of the greatest lines of pas
senger steamers
Isaliel laughed The laugh was round
and full and had in it something that was
unfamiliar to Cairns
She Is lying down She has been
watching all day for him
Obviously she meant the landlady But
the man was speaking
When will he come
Not before tomorrow
They both laughed and seeing the rosy
lips parted In- their merriment so near
r r tll uml I
mil own tne scraiiKei - w
Culms with a sound between a curse and
a sob let go his hold erf the window ledge
und staggered back Into the garden
Theie was a little summer hours coy
eied with a wildly luxuriant hop vine In
the shelter or which he and Isabel had
spent many golden hours of the honey
moon tint had ended so abruptly The
stricken man crept In there and crouched
unon thu sent and clutched his burning
head between his stiff hands that were
blue as though with cold and tried to
think He had meant to kill them both
to kill the man only and then go to her
and say What had he meant to
say Nothing perhaps except that he
had found out and that It wns all over
stood open the words came plain enough rfvolver wlth vhlell he hail meant to
to tne grctiy ears uiui uatcuet hoot h ark youl d k
young man got up with a welcoming stnlta
ind an outstretched hand
It Is Mr Coulson said Tsabel who
is engaged to my sister He brought her
down here yesterday and will come down
again to tak her back when her visit Is
oter And this is Winifred she went on
wih a little chuckle of delight at Jems
apparent bewilderment in the presence of
a replica of herself You never guessed
that we were twins did you
Never said Jameson Cairns He held
out his hand to ihe other Isabel the Isabel
with the flushed cheeks and the smiling
red lips and she looked up at the tall
haggard man in sudden wonderment and
surprise at finding him so much older than
she had expected
Is he anything like what you have lm
aglneel he would be Isabel asked hi her
wifely pride And the girl answered a
little dubiously
Oh yes But Belle you never told me
that he had white hair
Because he hasnt cried Isabel InJig
nantly Then her eyes went to her hus
band and she uttered a cry or consterna
tion und alarm
Whut Is It askeel Jameson Calrrs
The warmth and the light and the relf
were thawing the Ice from aDout his heurt
But he looked In the little cottage chim
ney glass as he uttered the -words and
knew that the snow upon his head would
never be mcltetl Clo Graves in The
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