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IfILENCED I I I srtran4e Experiences in tho Lffa 1 I (Copyright, by V. 0. Chapman.) Lolo Petrlo camo to mo from Kng land, bearing testimonials from buv eral of lotidoti's foremost physicians regarding licr ability as a graduate nurso. I nvalled myself of her serv ices In my private hospital, and hIio Justified the good Impression she made upon mo at our Ilrst Interview. Sho was clever, painstaking and ab solutely trustworthy, and I learned to rely upon her In tho handling of tho most dllllcult cases. Her health, how ever, was not all that It should have been, and two mouths after her en gagement she was nken 111 with u form of nervous malady, I treated her successfully, and she acknowledg ed that, as I Buspccted, she had suf fered from the ailment formerly, and HiIb was a second nttack of the old trouble. It was then that sho related to mo a rather singular story, which I hnvo endeavored to Ret down as fol lows, na nearly us possible In her own words: Early In tho winter of last year, when living In Iunlon, I was sent to nurso n patient by tho name of Leo nora Trefusls. She was a girl of nine teen, and the victim of nerve dlstiess In an acute form. The Illness was brought on by an unfortunate love affair. Two years before she had been engaged to a Captain Clifford of tho lirltlsh army. Then the news reached Leonora that her lover had been killed during an cmouuter with tribesmen In India. Ills body was never recovered, and the blow com pletely prostrated tho young girl. The k nervous breakdown which required my services took plnce. 1 got her to conltdo her sorrows to me, and she often uihjUo of Captain Ulfford and of tho love sho still bore him. Hy and by lconora began to get well, and soon afterward, to my aston ishment, I heard of her engagement to Dr. llcrslct, one of tho cleverest surgeons In Ilnrley street. I had nursed patients for Dr. Ilerslet, and nover Imagined that he waa a marry ing man. Ho was hard and dry in appearance, not more than thlrty-llw, but looking considerably older. Ilers let was a brain specialist, and no man living had studied tho anatomy of tho brain mora thoroughly. All that mod- Kl .. orn sclonco knew ho had acquired. I respected Ilerslet, but at the same tlmo I feared him. for ho was a silent. cold sort of Individual whoso manner repelled ono. 'When ho became on- gaged to Leonora I felt sorry for the girl. Onco I ventured to speak to my patient on tho subject. "Do you really love this man whom 1 ' you tho going to marry?" I askod. ( I Sho looked at mo sadly mid shook , J her head. "I do not," sho said slowly. "I am going to mnrry Dr. Ilerslet slm- ! ply berauso my father wishes It. Yet ,j ho knows that all my lovo Is given to' J tho man who lies In an unknown t grave. Dr. Ilerslet understands that I' If such un lmposslbo thing happened i as thut Dick Glfford should come bark V '' I could not matry him. Dick will II never como back, of course, nnd I shall bo married to Dr. Ilerslet In two months from now. Von will stay with mo until tho redding Is over, will you not, nurso?" 1 readily promised, for 1 had grown to lovo tho girl well. On a certain day not long utter tills conversation I happened to bo alone, when tho door of tho room I waa In opeued and Dr. , Ilorslct camo In. "I hnvo n very critical caso in my ' hospital Just now, nurse," said ho. "I want your assistance, as tho caso Is I ono'or Ufa or death. You must loavo ' Miss Trefusls tomorrow nnd como to iuo." "I cannot," I replied. "Leonora Is better, but sho Is still dependent on ma." "Nevertheless," ho returned coldly, "you will como to my houso tomor row evening. Tho operation will take placo on tho following morning. 1 am going to trephine If I am not successful, tho patient will go mad; trephining Is tho only chnnco for him. .1 will nrrnngo tho matter with Miss TrofiiBls." That evening Lcnora camo to me. "You will havo to leavo mo, nurse," sho said. "I feel torrlbly sad at tho . thought of losing you, but Dr. Ilerslet Is Insistent nnd must have his way. When ho becomes cmphntlc 1 havo to obey him. Hut I want you to como to my "oom; 1 wish to show you some thing you havo nover yet seen Cap 1 tain Glfford's photograph." 1 followed hor to her room and she handed mo tho photograph of a re markably fine-looking, plcasnnt-faced man. "It Is a good faco," I said, after 1 tp had oxamlnc-d tho picture, "tho conn- tenanco of a bravo man. 1 am sorry '.'or you. Leonora." Toward tho evening of tho next day I went to Dr. Herslot's hospital, which was next door to his own house Having been tnken to my room and given somo refreshment, n servant camo to ask mo If 1 wished to see my patlont. I assented, uud In my pro fessional cap and uniform followed tho girl to tho door of a room on tho tlrst floor. I knocked, a volco bade ,jo cufor, nnd 1 stepped Insldo. A rail a oi had risen to rccolve me; a lamp mood on tho tablo behind him. his face and figure were In tho shadow. Ho came forwnrd and shook hands. "Pray sit down, nurso," ho said. "Has Dr. Ilerslet told you tho nn turo of tho operation?" "Yes," I replied. "Ho says It Is n serious one." ' "Kxaetly. Well, n couple of years ago 1 received a severe blow on tho head and Dr. Ilerslet believes thero Is pressure on n certain portion of tho brain. Since tho tlmo of tho ncchlent I huvo suffered from epileptic fits. To savo myself from tho horrors of a lunatic asylum 1 prefer to take the chance of tho surgeon's knife. I re turned homo a fortnight ngo. When with my regiment I received the blow which 1 have Just mentioned. I was supposed to be dead, but was taken prisoner Instead. I have much to llo for, should I ho operation provo suc cessful. If not, thero are certain friends whom 1 would Just as soon havo believe that I perished In India. Hut I must not talk too much as the slightest excitement brings on a fit. Here Is the key of my portmnnteau. 1'erhnpH, nurse, you will go to my room ntnl unpack somo of my things." t took the key and went Into his bedroom, which adjoined tho sitting loom. A largo portmanteau stood by tho door. I unlocked It and began to pin uwny my patlcnt'H clothes. At Ihe bottom of tho portmanteau I found a pile of papers on top of which lay a photograph. I took tho photo graph up, and the well-known faco of my late patient, Leonora Trefusls, v.ns before me! My mind reverted to thn man I hnd JURt left. Surely, as ho tunnd from out the shndow nnd the lamplight fell upon his features, I had noticed something familiar about that frank, open faco. Whcro had I seen It before? Like a flash of truth, or what seemed to be tho truth, became clear. Tho man I was about to nurso had only Just returned from India, where ho had been wounded nnd tak en prisoner. Was It possible that 1 had found Leonora's lost lover? Hut I must mako sure; I must not be rash 1 roturncd to tho silting loom. "I havo unpacked your things," I said to tho patient, "lly tho way .Mild you mind letting mc know your name. "My nanio Is Captain Glfford," was tho reply. I left tho room without spoaklng further. It wns nearly 10 o'clock, but I resolved to go straight to Leonora nnd tell her what I had discovered. I dressed hurriedly nnd was descend ing tho stairs when tho front door opened nnd Dr. Ilerslet entered. "Havo you seen the patleut, niirte?" ho nsked. "Yes," I nusweied. "I hnvo unpack cd his things. I am going out to st , Miss Trefusls; I havo somo Important news for hor." "I am nfrald I cannot sparo you now," ho said. "Tho operation Is to bo porformed early lit tho morning nnd I want to tnllt tho enso over with you. Como Into my consulting room." I followed him down tho hall and entered tho consulting room. "Now, nurso," ho said, "what do you mean by saying you have news for Miss Trefusls?" "Do j on not Intend to marry her In about six weeks?" I asked. "Certainly; but what has your news to do with that?" "Hvorythlng. You engaged yourself to'marry Leonora on a condition. Sho piomlscd to wed you only becnuso sho belloved her old lover to bo dead." "Which ho Is. I did say to her that If such a thing should happen as that the dead should return to life, I should In honor glvo her up. I Hit I was never siilllclcutly Interested to even ask the name of tho gentleman, I preferred to avoid tho subject." "You can scarcely avoid It now," I sold. Dr. Ilerslet, Leonora's old lover ejjlsts; ho Is nllu nnd In this houso now. His nahio Is Captain Olf foid. Go to Leonora, If you do not be llovo me, nnd ask what her lover's nnmo wns. Ask her to show you his photograph. Tho photograph Is that of tho man upstnlis, your patient." Dr. Herslot's cold eyes gazed nt mo steadily. The man's nerves must have been mudo of steel, for ho never flinched. "I will Investigate your story," ho said. "In tho meantime, I do not In tend to allow you to seo Leonora to night. Whllo I am abKcut you shall remain here." Without waiting for a reply, ho lei l the room, and locked the door after him. At the end of nn hour he returned. His face was us cold uud linpnhhlvo us over. "1 huo verified tho truth of your talo," he said. "I vlslled Miss Tref ublH. nnd for tho first tlmo since our engagement 1 nlluded to her old lover She wept. I nsked his uuiiie and par ticulars about him and was shown his photograph. My rival lives; ho Is np stairs. Tomorrow I am to perform a critical operation -upon him. Think what you havo put Into my power. A swerve of tho knlfo means death. Hut I havo no Intention of committing murder. I shall opcrato upon Captain Glfford and I hope to bo successful. I will not throw tho case away, for the success of such nn operation will greatly enhanco my reputation I will not sncrlflco cither lovo or ambition. The operation wilt bo postponed. I will give my patient excellent reasons for tho delay. I shall keep him hero nnd operate after my marrlago has taken place. Now, perhaps, ydu un derstand tho strength of my position. You can, If you wish It, return to Leonora and stay with her until after tho "marriage, or you cun defy mo," "You mean that I nm to go back to Leonora nnd not tell her what I havo discovered?" "Kxaetly; but you can plenso your self." "What Is the alternative?" "If you do not promlso to obey mo, I shnll seal your lips. How I will do so Is my secret. You cannot loavo this houso tonight. Tomorrow morn ing I will spenk to you nguln. Now you must go to your room." He took mo by tho nrm and led mo out of the consulting room. My brain was in a whirl and I was Incnpablo of resistance. I went up tho stnlrs, en tered my room nnd sat down to think matters over. Knowing Ilerslet as I did, I saw that It would be useless to try to leave the houso that night. Perhaps 1 could manage It In tho morning. Wo had said tho operation wub to bo postponed, and thero might yet bo time for mo to save Leonora. Overcome with excitement and emo tion, 1 lay back In my chair, and fell Into a deep sleep. 1 invoke suddenly nnd opened my eyes to see Dr. Hars let standing before inc. I tried to rise, but was unable to move. Tho surgeon bent over mo, one hand on my shoul der, the other holding something to my mouth nnd nostrils. The faint, sweet smell of chloroform wns In tho nlr. Ilorslol's cruel eyes were gazing Into mine. "You nro In my power," ho nald; "1 nm sealing your lips." Ah he spoke 1 ceased to utrugglo nnd my senses left me. When 1 nwoko nguln It was morning nnd 1 was lying on tho lloor with my head against a r.harp comer of the bedstead. 1 felt queer nnd heavy nnd thero was a dull pain In my temples Suddenly tho door opened nnd a servant entered. "What Is tho matter?" sho cried. "What has happened7" 1 mudo nn effort to speak, but not a word would come, only a gurgling Sap- Fa? II If you do not i4&gggp obey me, I hall aeal your lipal ' nolso In my throat. I tried .to struggle to my feet, but my right side, arm and leg wero powerless. I sank back with a moan. As I did so I noticed u little blood on tho corner of tho bed against which 1 hnd evidently fallen. Tho girl rushed out nnd returned In n fow niouiotitH with Dr. Ilerslet. Ho looked at me keenly. "This Is drendfiil," I heard him murmur. Ho raised my paralysed arm and let It fall ugnln. "How did this huppeu, nurso Petro?" ho asked. Agnlu I tried to speak; my lips moved, but no sound escaped them. "King for Nurso Murthn," said the doctor, "and get her Into bed. It Is apoplexy. 1 will bo back shortly." 1 was put to bod, and soon Dr Ilerslet returned with another doc tor. They both examined mo careful ly. "It Ih n clear cam, Herslot," said tho other doctor. "Hemorrhage from the le'ft middle cerebral, with lieml plegls anil aphasia. Very sad indeed. Tho mind 'Is fully conscious but all power of speech Is lost, llroen's con volution Is evidently Involved." Tail j on nils" our right arm?" ho queried, bending over me. f shook my head In reply. "You seo bin understuudH what Is said to her," he added, looking ut Dr. Ilerslet. The two physicians left thn room, but soon Dr. Ilerslet returned nnd cent tho nurse away "Well," said he. bending over me. "you can see now how wrong you were to defy me. I told you 1 would seal your lips If necessary, and they nro sealed. I am going to marry Miss Trefusls, and so I havo taken steps to Insiiro your silence. It Is possiblo that you may nover ho able to spenk again. With my knowledgo of tho localization of motor centers of the brain, It was easy for mo lo do what 1 havo done. When I saw that you wero determined to leave the house . soiiietlmu nnd tell Miss Trefusls what you hud found out, I mado tip my mind to net. I waited until you had dropped nslecp, then 1 administered nn anaesthetic. The rest wns easy. With a sultablo Instrument I mado a smalt oponlug through tho bono nt tho top of your temple, Just ovt'r tho confer which controls tho power of speech. Having mndo tho entrance I Intro duced a probo and broko up that por tion of tho brain tissue. Tho external opening Is scarcely visible You aro supposed to bo suffering from ccro brnl hemorrhage. You may later on rlso from your bed. but you cannot speak, nor can you control your brain sulllclently lo wrlto nnythlng, oven with your left hand. Thus you nro ns powerless to convey tho Information you know to Leonora Tnifusls as If you wero dead. Having performed tho operation, 1 placed you with yogr head beside the sharp comer of the Itcd, and utti It smeared n little blood. You may call attention to tho small wound on your head by making slgnn to the nurse, hut she has beoij told that tho wound was caused by your fall." He tiowed to mo mockingly nnd left the mom. I lay perfectly motionless In my bed. I know that I wns doom ed, ehnlned as In Iron fetters; I, In my first youth, wnn doomed to the silence of the grave. Dr. Ilerslet would probably marry Leonora; Captain Glf ford would probably die. Such thoughts, sweeping by In grim proces Men, tortuiod mo day and night. At last, about a week after my snUuio, Leonora camo to see me, accompa nied by Dr. Herslot. "She looks so nuxlous nnd pathet ic." said Miss Trefusls. "Wutch her eyes, Paul; they seem na though full of n question. She Is longing to tell us something. Perhaps sho can write It." "Try her," suhl Dr. Herald, produ cing u pencil nnd sheet of paper. I'onorn placed tho pencil In my hand. I glanced nt hor uud made a frantic effort, hut In vain. My brain directed the wor's, but tho hand would not obey. I could only effect n fow straggling Hues on the paper. "It Is of no use; sho cannot," said the surgeon "It tortures her to try." Ixonoru bent ovei nnd kissed me, I P. 'IH - .... dR.!--'.,. .-urn. ....,. ,. (, , in. .- P. then left tho room, hor eyes wet with tears. Somo more weoks went by; there was no thango In my condition. A certain morning dawned uud 1 uwoko feeling strangnly better. 1 ' could not account for my sensations, but I felt lighter and ltH lieuty limbed. I noticed, too, that I could imivu my arm tho paralysis was evi dently passing away. Onco again I mado an offort to speak, but not u word would como. Si III, tho paralysis of tho arm and side was less marked. Wtisn tho nurso entered tho room I longed to suy to hor, "I am hotter." but I think my eyes must huvo told her something for sho leaneil, over mo cheerily uud said: "Well, my dear, you are looking more like jourhelf" J raised my nrm about un Inch In onier to draw her nttentlon lo it. Why. that Is a splendid Improvo meat' she said. "I must tell Dr. T islel." Sho stood ut tho sldo of tho licit as If considering. I am uncertain whether I ought to trouble him today," sho said. "This In his wedding day. Hut, nurse, what i Mtrango expression you have In your line. You have got su h curlo'ib ees I never before saw human 'eye i express so much. I do not believe Hint you like the Idea of this wedding. Well, Miss Trefusls Is n beautiful )')iiug lady; but then. Dr. Herslot Is ha clever, tho cleverest surgeon of his day. Of course he Is older, but " She was Interrupted by u knock nt tho door uud went to open It 1 heard her utter an exclamation; sho then camo back quickly to my side. "What do you think has hnppencd?" sho said. "You uro highly honored. Thero Is no less n person standing outsldo than Miss Trefusls herself the brlde-tobo. Shall 1 show her lu?" My eyes spoke, my baud beckoned, and Leonora entered. She wns In her I . - r i brldnt dress. Her beauty waa extra ordinary and startling, but her sweet fnco was ghostly pnlo and her dark eyes wero full of an uncontrollable sadness. I motioned to Nurso Martha to leavo us alone. I,cmiora came up closo to mo. "1 had hoped that you might bo bet ter," sho said, bending over mo. "I could not go away without seeing you and bidding you good-bye. Yes, I nm gulng to tho church now to bo mar ried Ah, nurse, dear nurse, poor Dick never camo back. I shall bo Mrs. Ilerslet within an hour." I motioned with my hand and Raid with my eyes: "Stay with mo n llttlo while. Mlno Is n dreadful fate com fort mo with your presence Just for n few minutes." Sho appeared, to rend my thoughts, for without a word sho sat down near me. Presently sho took my hand and covered It with her kisses. Somo of her tears dropped upon It. As sho sat so, and tho quick moments pnsscd, and I know that In n very short tlmo her fnto would bo Irrevocnbly soaled, a frantic determination nwoko within mo. If no woiis could nrlso to my lips, at lenst I could direct my thoughts to tho Provldenco above. I began to pray flcrcoly, despairingly. I began to plead with Heaven to glvo mo hack the gift of Rpecch. If It could bo only for a. short time, a few Meeting moments, what might 1 not accomplish? If I could but save her by a few whispered sounds, even If tho effort cost my life, I would gladly pay tho price. As my nplrlt writhed within mo l.conorn watched mo cur iously, nnd then leaned forward and touched mo. "What Is It, dear?" sho asked. I "Your eyes seem to speak, surely I (hero Is something tlint Is troubling iyou. Oh, nurse, nurse, mako an ef rort. Surely you can move Hint nllent tongue It you try hard. I feel sure thero Is Romethlui; I must know, some thing you want to tell mo." My heart wub boating wildly, nnd I moved my partially paralyzed arm lo nnd fro. It seemed ns though my spirit must burst Its bonds nud over como tho weakness of tho flesh. My lips trembled with ono final, r.lKantlc offort; they writhed as In u spasm, nnd n guttural nolso issued from my throat. Suddenly tho blood camo Burg lug to my temples; I found that tho long-lost speech hnd returned! "Leonora!" 1 whLpercd faintly. "Good Heavens! sho spenks, sho speaks," cried tho girl. Sho fell upon hor knees by tho bed with clasped hands. "Doar, dearest, toll mo what Is In your heart." I know that my words must be few. I had to select thorn beforo thoy were uttered. "Leonora, listen," I snld. "Do not marry Dr Ilerslet. Cnptnln Glfford hi n patient In this house; ho Is not doad ho camo back I discovered his Identity; Dr Ilerslet tried lo allottee mo, to keep you In iKiioranoo. Do not mnrry that hnd man, doar." I could say no more; my lips quiv ered and were still. My brain reeld, tho room beenmo dnrk nnd I slipped nwny Into blank unconsciousness. I wan very 111 afterward nud knew nothing moro for n long tlmo. When I came to myself Leonora told mo tho story of tho next few days. .Acting on advice, sho went to seek Captain (iifford, and found him. Sho sold little or nothing nbotit that Interview, nor did I quest ton her. Dr. Ilerslet returned to tho houso about half an hour after I had iccovered my power of speech. Leonora lie: e. If mat lilm nnd told lilm what Ind happened. Ho looked qulo'ly nt her and his faco grew white; ho wont out of tha house, never to rotur.il. Never again Old he como Uncle to Hurley street; his career In Hughim! was ended, nnd tho reason of his strange disappear nueo wns not mudo public us wo kept the srerot to ourselves. Another great surgeon performed the opera tion on Captain Glfford, who iccover ril completely, and Leonora heenmo his wife. As for mo, I grew to lmvo u horror of my surroundings; everything In Loudon seemed to remind mo of tho terrlblo period through which 1 hail passed. When t UfliX legalned my strength I resolved to try whut change of climate nud count ty would do for me, and I enino to New York.. I'c r haps I btarted to wot I; a llttlo too soon, but now, thanks to your care, llr. Halifax, I feel that I am on tho road to complete recovery. Tho si lence Is over forever, thank Heaven, unit tho memory of that frightful ex pnrli'iico Is fast assuming tho out Iit.'S of some fantastic dream. Headmasters' Replies, Head Muster I'eabody or Grotou wiib noted for his wit. An Illiterate, mother with pronounced boclal nsplrutluns onco wrote him saying that she would like to "Inter" her turn as a scholar nt Croton. Whut the p.iiticiilnrly Insist ed upon knowing, however, before she "Interred" darling Harold, was tho eMict foclal standing of the parents of tho boys with whom Haiold would ho thiowu lu contact. Hendmaster IVahody thus icjilled. "Dear Madam: With lelerenco to Interring yo:r bon nt (iiotou 1 wish to Hay that I should be glad to under, take tho task. If your son behaves himself well no questions will bo nsked about Ills parentage." When the snmo mother received Harold's quarterly deportment report sho sent It hack, demanding' to know what "generally good" meant. Mr Penbody replied: "According to Web ster's Unabridged 'generally' has tho sfgnlllcanco of 'not particularly." Unanimity. Doctor Your temperature Booms to havo takcu a drop or two Patient Can't I do the buiuo, doctor? . - "! M SUICIDAL I ' INSANITY I ir(tttttirMttitrCift1ttttrCiti1rtctrCitr&li H "What Is the causo of the terrible in- H crease In tho crop of suicides''" wan . H the psychological problem propounded H by ono of Plttszurg's notable scleiilltia ssH men In the presenro ol a reimrter for" H tho Pittsburg Dlupntch "I do not re- H fer especially to Pittsburg." he con. H tinned, "for this species of Insanity H seems to bu general lu America, noil H In all other countries. Il is u easily S H record, tills self-destruction by bullet, H by deadly drugs, by the knife, tho M i ope, by gas. by drowning, by almost H every means conceivable, nnd wit no --lBsfl nearly Inconceivable" H "Many of the suicides are trarckhlo H to causes that uro really trivial but H Ihoso are mostly confined to women H and for tho most part, 1 think the re H ords will show, to young women of tho M shallower sort, who havo been illK.ip. M pointed In what they Imagine ioe sH Sometimes It Is domestic dillleiilty, M and I dare say that nine-tenths of tho M cases of (his sort are really due to H tho Impossibility or the family lo M mnko the social show they ileslio. B This affects tho wife and mother M poignantly, probably because ol tho M presence or daughters who wish to M dress more showily than the puirc or M tho rather will permit The Intlmr H also Is fond or tils children nud In at- H tempting to give them all that his H purse wilt allow he otten gives more, M getn deeper nud deeper Into pecuniary H diniculty, nnd concludes that the nasi- M est way out is the way that will end M all for him, not stopping to consider H that tho senslhlo way would bu to llvo M woll within his means no matler what tho demands on his Income M "Nearly nlwnys this Is the result of H wishing to llvn like other people llvo H whose Incomes are larger it iH n M wrong, silly view or lire, nnd to somo .H extent it Is peculiarly nn American M view, Tho show that moro money will M give Induces n fort or cni70,to mako M tho samo sort or show Hint somebody 'H elso's money gives, nnd whcro thero Is much moro tiiuney. I havo hero n. M clipping of un Interview with Frederic H Harrison of world-wide reputation as H n publicist, and It Ih so much to tho H point that t hope It can bu mprodiueil M In tho Dispatch. The comment of H Mr. Hnrrlson wns enlled out by tho H suicide of a young slockbrokor, Mr. H Coleman, whoso Income was about H $.'!.O00, hut who lived to thu limit of H about $0,000. lie became Involved lu H debt nnd paid Ills debts by putting n, H htiljct lu his brn'n. Hero Is the com H "However terrlblo tho cost, people H muBt bo lu tho swim. Kach man to- H day lu Knglnnd eoplsn (ho semielMii '-"jsfl cxtraviigsuco of his rlehor neighbor. .-- "VJH They follow like sheep ono after tl H other, and no one has the courage of ' H tils convictions. H "The enso of Mr. Colemnn Is a Qa- H ger post on the loud atonic which w H nro traveling 'today H "Tho tnsto for luxury Iim incrttfiwd' H beyoml nil bounds, spreading from Uih H upper classes, who started It, to Urn H middle classes, who were free fttito.lt ' H 20 years ngo. H "People cannot keep qult cow. H They can's he alone, they oon't ,rnal, H they can't nti'.y at home. KoriMtiy H people went to tho thuulor to enjoy H tho piny. Now, tho play li net euauiih. H They must have supper at an expeii H slve restunrant after tha thaatur. ' H "And It la not bucauso tlmy roaMy H ileilre those luxuries that (hoy Indulge H lu them. It Is something oven more H poisonous to public life than moro lillo H extrnvnguiico. H "It Is a want or mental balance Thu H mlddlo-elass family has lost thu power H of est I mat I nt? things on their own liter- H Its. They do thins how bucnuso they H fear lo be 'out of It.' It In Mf!l,!l.,nf BH fur a limn or woman to co their neigh- H bora In enjoyment of some luxury In H want It themselves. It la a luuaoy of H Imitation. H "In Germany people go to thu then- H ter simply di eased, becnuso they lovo B the theater. And If a man goes In tho HJ stalls It Is hccuiin he llnds thorn inoie HJ couirortaliln than the pit-not becauno HJ ho Is ashamed to be seen In a cheaper HJ part of, thi Iioiiko than his uclghhcub. IJ "Hut we uiu losing our seusii or pro- flj portion nnd our equanimity. And' Bl when thi'so are gone thero will be no HJ delight loft In life -flj "There nro many causes I would nn HJ sign for this. Thu young people havo H too much to suy. Thoy havo nut nil M ncletit mental balance to bo u tuuiirt H llllllieiico. though the euthliHltiSil) 111 a J iB bo theirs. Hut enthusiasm must t Ifl pruned, or It will run wild. H "Tho prudent and steady people H havo been pushed Into tho background and they are beginning to think it flM must be their prtipci placo We Wttnr lfl them back npaln in tho nu K "Then, iifcllh enclrty. which HO HP years ngo wua Impervious to foieign Hjj Influent 'a. Ins lei the lestless Aid'!- HJ lan qdrlt porvit-Lo It ' Intu. M"nuj HJ imibt be upon:. A"it l':e irHiru )ou cue- B spend the nobler , tic "e:k you wilt H have done for buht HJ "This miMt to fo.M. Wo must HJ make Kuglaml really that tl. Mropln HJ life contains all thi elements of hop- HJ piness. It Is not for others to ordulu HJ our lire, nor to bet n Iuo on the HJ things that mnko It worth living j HJ "W'u must cultivate n crop of .oucd HJ Judgment. Tha ground has Uln fulloir HJ loo long, nnd weeds huv upr.'ni ut on HJ all HJ On ths Centrsry. HJ "liOok here, Henry, you shsl! a&t HJ waste so much or your time on thlo HJ foolUh uvlstlou stunt." HJ "Oh, father, Low- can you U1K 10T It Hj Is a ery uplifting cwcujt'nr. ' HJ (SBBBsl