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Seventeenth Year Estatolishea 1881
Published Every Tuesday and Friday by
W1ltnTB nvtA rt
Edltora and Oxrnaw
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Quoth brave Sir Rupert Bring my sword
and woven armor true
To day I cross my- trusty blade with gal
lant young Sir Hugh
Though yonder travler saith the plague
hath laid the city bare
No fear will daunt mine enemy the strip
ling will be there
Then forth in glittering mail he rode to
keep his solemn plight
For be the issue what it may tis honor
rules a knight
Beneath the August sun he fared his
helmet white with dust
And laughed at them who fled the plague
Ye fly as cowards must
At noon he saw the town arise from out
the yellow mist
In which St Hildas spires stood dark as
cut in amethyst
Wide open stood the gates the sun was
whitening the square
The still air stirred with song nor sigh
with laugh nor moan nor prayer
No fountain leapt no lattice swung across
the empty sill
Like an enchanted town It slept in silence
deep and chill
The traveler spake truth Sir Rupert
muttered neath his breath
The city hath been swept full bare by
the black wings of death
Beyond the farther wall a plain made free
and open space
And thither Rupert spurred in haste to
reach the meeting place
Lo without armor squire or steed Sir
Hugh stood there alone
His dauntless eyes were strangely bright
his cheeks with fever shone
Defend thee quick he cried The
plague would steal this joust from me
But Ill not yield to death till I have aimed
one blow at thee
Iy vassals fled my gates my kinsmen left
me there to die
Here have I crawled to keep our tryst Thy
prowess I defy
He leaned upon his good broad blade that
bent beneath his weight
His voice was feeble but his words with
knightly scorn were great
Down rang Sir Ruperts armor then
greaves helmet shield and all
He flung his baldric set with gems against
the city wall
And low upon his knee he bent I will not
tilt he said
41 jield my sword Now an thou wilt
strike thou a coward dead
Hughs sudden flush of scorn thrilled to
his very finger tips
But ere he spoke the plagues gray hand
was on his quivring lips
A ruddy mist rolled round and up and
blotted out the skies
And showrs of fiery whirling sparks beat
on his darkened eyes
His stout heart trembled and stood still
beset with vague alarms
Sir Rupert caught him as he fell in strong
and tender arms
In shepherds cot of sun dried turf upon
the breezy hill
His stricken foe he gently laid and nursed
with care and skill
Held water to the blackened lips the burn
ing forehead laved
Tioved him that kept his plighted tryst and
death and Rupert braved
While he who tossed through fevered days
a guerdon gained of love
For him of tilt and tournament who could
so gentle prove
Thus side by side in bloodless fray they
vanquished death And when
The ebbing tide of -life and health came
flooding back again
There rode away two armored knights to
kbattleide by side
Vghoyoughtogether while they lived1 and
- ffJoHtheir sovereign died
r Florence May Ault in Youths Com
OE worth this
mine said Princess Ilia
In a gown stiff with silver thread and
the heavy towered crown of a Chaldean
princess of the blood she stood tall
and white and still amid her wailing
waiting women on the threshold of her
bridal chamber And behind her her
kindred stood watching her gravely
They had brought her to her marriage
with shoutings and with music but at
last all the wedding ongs were sung
through and the minstrels had fallen
silent now one by one and her women
stood wailing a death song shrilly and
the princess lay long weeping in her
fathers arms
The moon will be angry that Ms
victim is o long of coming and because
the princess is faint hearted the water
floods will drown us all whimpered a
woman in the distance
Chaldea breeds no faint hearts said
the high priest speaking as if to him
self tis the outland blood of her
m other belike
This Princess Ilia heard and her
white face burned with proud color
A giOt is a gift servant of the moon
And I give my gift willingly though it
be only my poor life And she gave her
hand to her women to kiss farewell
Then she turned to the king
Father and king grant me a boon
There is your knife and here is my
reast Will ypu slay me yourself
lord cried the princess eagerly King
and father I will kneel here down be
fore you and clench my teeth and I will
not speak nor cry though your hand
shakeand your knife miss and wound
me before it kill
I could not do it daughter
Your knife is sharp I will bare my
breast I will guide the knife myself
apdeed I will take my death dumbly
from you I will not make one moan
dear lord and father You will not fear
to strike if I do not draw back or cry
out the princess pleaded gently
May I not take the quick death rather
han the slow priest I will not flinch
for the cutting steel tis only the un
known thing that I dread
Ko lady there must be no blood
shed in the house of the moon
Then dear father and king might
wgi T die strangled with my own hair
as did ray cousin Babba of Urukh And
her- slave told -me that because the
jwomen she bade kill her were timid
she kneeled down to die and made little
moan but covered her face and died
quickly and surely there are enough
f sxp women here so to strangle me
See and she lifted in her hand a long
black tress my hair is long enough for
the task and thick enough and if one
of the guard held me on my knees with
his hands on my shoulders surlily I
should not struggle at all See you now
if the priest held my hands two women
might easily strangle me Namma ana
Urion you are strong enough bince l
come here only to die priest may not
my women do for me this thing
No since that would annul your
great gift lady since his wife must go
living into the moons arms Tis but a
few steps now room for the moons
Princess Ilia Other maids have gone
Now the cloak was of royal scarlet
and the king himself took this from his
daughters shoulders and because her
sacrifice was a voluntas one and not
one of force the princess took off her
crown with her own hands and laid it
sighing gently at her fathers feet
Now a waiting woman untied her girdle
and unbound her hair and a slave undid
her sandals and her naked feet and
slightly veiled bosom shrank from the
keen cold of all the winds blowing
through the pierced pillars and the
clinging chill of the wet white floor
bride of
art no more my sister but
the moon and sister of
the moon cried her brother
He held her hand fast in cruel kindness
and led her up the dripping steps has
tening her reluctaut feet and lifted
her upon the bed
Lay thyself down here sister and
take thy courage about thee Hasten
thy farewells and keep us here no long
er for thy kindred must not wait and
thy bridegroom will not wait Why
shouldst thou be afraid
The princess obeyed him and lay
down trembling much and covered her
eyes with her hands Father she
Seeing that thou art no virgin going
unwedded to a sorry death but a prin
cess dying for a people not one but a
thousand deaths is this that thou diest
and how shouldst thou be afraid said
the king And he held her in his arms
as she shrank for the last time from
the coverlet of flowing water and the
cold marble couch Surely death shall
come not ungently to thee sweet and
thy pangs be few seeing thy death shall
save from lire and flood thy countr
and make pitiful for us the gods that
were angry and have thou no fear lest
I forget thee flesh of my flesh and
blood of my blood Then
good cheer bride said he
Be of
Loose thine hands daughter and pa
tience while I put on thee thy wedding
bracelets He unclasped her clinging
hands himself and lifted them high
above her head until they touched the
silver rings 011 either side of the
dragons crested head These snapped
round her wrists holding her arms
fast As she la- shrinking her head
just below the dragons head the wa
ter avoided her face and flowed regular
ly and smoothly down from her bosom
to her feet whence it escaped down to
the marble floor below
Farewell my women one and all
said the princess One last service only
may ye do me Pray only that I be
She neither felt her brothers kiss nor
heard the kings farewell nor the sound
of his withdrawing but shut her lips
and her eyes and there lay clothed with
terror as a garment covered to the
heart with flowing water filled to the
lips with fear of the unknown thing
that would come with the coming of the
first moonbeam She saw dimly
shapes come andgo beside hei hands
wrung together in sorrow hands held
over her in blessing hands fiungup in
passionate farewell heard dimly the
voices of the high priest and his
torsand the distant familiar singing of
and mix and
her own women mingle
fade away and as the darkness grew
the water flow that enveloped her grew
in volume until it felt as though all the
waters of a lake were bursting over her
shrinking breast Presently a silver
flute note stole softly out from the
shadows near her head and then the
sonorous tones of a great Egyptian
The Moons way
Over the flowing waters which obey
The Moons white will and all the goblin
That dip and dive midmost the water
The whiteness of the waters and the
mad with the waiting or died of it i Breath of those flowers that only bloom at
and some weak ones have gone shriek
ing to death but this bride is of the
blood royal of Chaldea and will feel no
fear said the high priest smoothly
Stand back all that the princess may
look upon her sleeping place
The princess came forward and stood
beside the bed looking at it with wide
eyes into which there slowly crept a
shadow of great fear It was all of ash
white marble finely carved into the
likeness of lacework dimly lighted by
four swinging silver lamps but of
silken and woolen covers there were
none And at the head of the bed
crouched a sculptured dragon from
whose yawning javs flowed a stream of
icy water
Am I to lie there priest The prin
cess shivered
As other women have lain lady
sleeping or waking till death found
At least I am not to die alone said
the princess faintly
The moon is only one in the sky
princess and when he loves and when
he slays he is alone
If it must be it must and the gods
will be my help Priest ye have leave
to go
Barefoot and bareheaded must they
be who mount those steps said the
high priest not moving
It js a hard saying bids me die bare
foot like a slave but to do the moons
will I came hither and I will do it said
the princess
There is a band of blue jewels round
your throat lady and the moons wife
wears no jewels
Bo you take off the string of tur
quoises about my neck my golden arm
lets and my anklets women What
Please you put off the crown of your
degree princess Sacrifices know no
rank when one comes to lie on the
moons bed
What more priest
Yqu must put off your scarlet cloak
Blood is red and your blood is not to
flow princess Had you elected to die
at the altar of the Sun the sacred
knives would drink deep of your blood
so you might come to the sacrifice in
scarlet robes indeed but being chosen
to be wife of the Moon it is by water
that you must lay down your life
All these be with the Moons bride to up
To keep her love warm while her breast
grows cold
Her heart alive to keep
Against the hour when she shall sink
When Night and Death and ebbing and
flowing tide
Call the Moons bride
And with the song there came
strength to Ilia and she tried to drag
herself free from the silver shackles
that held her crying I will not be
bound I came to lie here of my own
free will and I will not be shamed
Come to me thou moon I am Chaldea
I am thy wife and I call to thee
Then her armlets parted and fell
asunder with a silver sound and her
hands were free Above her a great
roar of gathering waters broke out
from the dragons open jaws but
Princess Ilia was past fear now and she
rose up on the bed waiting while the
roar gathered sound and fury And first
she swept the hair back from her face
that she might see her death and then
she locked her hands about the dragons
carved neck
For I am to die here she said and
here is none other stay to hold me
steady while I am a dying
And the roaring gathered and died
away gathered and died away three
times and now the princess began to
fear lest she should turn coward again
So she loosed hold of the dragons neck
and lay down once more in her place
under the veil of flowing water but
now her face was below its shallow
stream So for a few seconds she lay
there drowning under a film of water
no deeper than a shallow rain pool And
then the roar gathered again and the
waters burst over her and she was
tossed choking up to the free air and
then she was drowning again among
thick lih roots and slimy snake coils
And then suddenly an arm was clasp
ing her and a heart beat against hers
and her womanhood was burning out of
her her body no more than a torch
kindled bv a white- flame of moonlight
And presently she was not Ilia nor a
drowning woman any more but lay a
dead princess on her marble bed with
lilies from the bank grasped in her
clenched hands and tangled in her
tossed black hair But her face shone
white as a pearl amid the night of her
hair and the light on it was the mem
ory of the kiss the moon had given her
ere he killed her Black and White
Tlioujrli He Understood Character He
ICnevr Little Aliout Disease
Dickens was a master of character
delineation and possessed a marvelous
knowledge of the varied phases of hu
man nature but his acquaintance with
the symptomatology of disease must
have been limited for it would be im
possible to accurately classify the
causes of the many deaths which occur
in his writings As a contrast to the
clear cut description of typhoid fever
in Arthur Pendennis let us turn to
the illness of Dick Swiveller in the Old
Curiosity Shop which bears many of
the characteristic symptoms of the
same disease Dick had undergone con
siderable strain within a fortnight and
it working upon a system affected
in no slight degree by the spirituous
excitement of some years proved a
little too much for him This might
explain an acute exacerbation of chron
ic inebriety but what follows will not
bear out this explanation That very
night Mr Richard was seized with an
alarming illness and in 24 hours was
stricken with raging fever followed
by a period of unrest then fierce
thirst eternal weariness wander
ings of his mind wasting and con
suming inch by inch and finally
came a deep sleep and lie awoke with
a sensation of most blissful rest
A description of that character would
suffice for pneumonia particularly
when accompanied by the spirituous
excitement mentioned above but we
learn from the marchioness that he
has been ill three weeks to morrow
that the fever has abated his mind is
clear and he is fed with that concentra
tion of the hygienic wisdom of the
ages tea and toast After that Mr
Richards appetite becomes perfectly
ravenous and he is permitted to in
dulge in two oranges and a little
jelly nis convalescence is very slow
but we hear of no relapse such as should
occur if oranges formed a part of his
daily diet and the disease proved to be
typhoid Catholic World
Old Ensrlisli Dames School
Lord Londonderry descriptions of
some of the Dames and other schools
of 50 or 60 years ago are exceedingly
interesting Many of these ancient
teachers were unable to write an intel
ligent answer to a simple question
One on being asked as to the terms
on which she gave instruction replied
Not understanding the questing I an
swer thxis With a view of reading the
Bibble We have the authority of the
late Lord Shaftesbury for the statement
that one of these poor creatures being
asked if she gave moral instruction to
her scholars replied No I cant af
ford it at three pence a week A more
amusing answer however was that of
the teacher who was asked whether
proper attention was paid to the morals
of the boys under his care His an
swer was that they did not teach mor
als there as they belonged to the girl
department Westminster Gazette
Earner the beatlfuj aa you go
Wait not for a time of leisure
The hours of toil may be Ibng and slow
And the moments few of pleasure
But beauty strays by the common ways
And calls to the dullest being
Then let not thine ear be deaf to hear
Or thine eye bo slow in seeing
Kind nature calls froro her varied halls
I will give you balm for sadness
Let the sunsets gleam and the laugh of the
Awaken thoughts of gladness
Ha bird should pour his song by the door
Let thy heart respond with singing
The winds and the trees have harmonies
That may set thy joy bells ringing
Pause oft by a flower in its leafy bower
And feast thine eye on its beauty
A queen hath bliss no rarer than this
Tis thy privilege and duty
And oh when the shout of a child rings
And its face is bright with gladness
Let it kindle the shine of joy in thine
And banish care and sadness
Then gather the beautiful by your way
It was made for the souls adorning
Tis a darksome path which no radiance
At noon at eve in the morning
Hard is the soil where we delve and toil
In the homely field of duty
But the hand of our King to us doth fling
The shining flowers of duty
Anna R Henderson in Womans Home
From Clue to Climax
Copyright 1896 by J B Lipplncott Co
The woman stroked her sons head
thoughtfully for a moment then she
went on I really believe this Richard
N Strong did my brother a great
wrong They were equal partners in
several tsmall mining ventures in Col
orado 20 years ago and seemed to get
along pretty well together but it hap
pened that just at the time they were
trying to get possession of a certain
tract of silver mining land which my
brother was confident would enrich
them both Tom was compelled to re
turn to New York on important busi
ness of his own Now my brother
Thomas Farleigh was known to be an
exceptionally good judge of mineral in
dications and it often happened that
when he showed interest in property
the owners would refuse to sell at any
reasonable price So in this case Mr
Strong proposed to him that he be not
known in the transfer at all but that
he leave in his handsUiis part of the pur
chase money and let the property be
made over to him while Tom was in
New York My brother thought it a
good idea and consented leaving all his
savings something over 5000 with
Strong simply on the assurance that on
his return he should have a deed to a
half interest in the property
Strong no doubt meant to be honest
and I believe only an accident to my
brother prevented him from being so
OntToms way to New York he fell from
atrain at Cincinnati struck his head
against a stone and was taken insensi
ble to a hospital The doctors said his
skull was fractured and he became insane-
From the hospital I had him
taken to a private asylum where I re
mained with him as long as I could
After I left Cincinnati Mr Strong heard
of the accident and went to see him
My brother did not recognize him and
believing that Tom would never be re
stored to his right mind Mr Strong
said nothing to anyone about the money
put into his hands by my brother He
went ahead and organized a big com
pany of eastern capitalists to operate
the mine They struck a rich vein and
Strong became wealthy at once
About five years afterwards a skill
ful surgeon trepanned my brothers
skull relieved the pressure on the brain
and restored his reason Tom of course
remembered the last transaction with
his old partner and hearing of Strongs
great success at once set about trying
to recover an interest in his fortune
Mr Strong was not I believe a very bad
man and he would have been willing
to undo what he had done but to divide
his profits with my brother would have
been an open admission of guilt so he
disputed the claim
Tom told me often that Strong pri
vately offered him at one time 25000
as a settlement of all claims against
him but that he had indignantly re
fused it Another time Strong offered
him 50000 They were alone in my
brothers room in a hotel in Denver
Tom answered the proposal by strik
ing Strong in the mouth and shooting
at him as he ran downstairs
fitroncr escaped unhurt but my
brother was arrested and tried for at
tempting manslaughter At the trial
Tom made a statement of his wrongs
but Mr Strong brought proof that the
claimant had been in an insane asylum
and testified that he had oiever been
wholly restored He even pleaded for
Toms release on that score and was
praised in the papers for so doing My
brother was let off with a small fine but
the wrong rankled in his mind and for
the past 15 years he has thought of
nothing but getting even with the man
who had wronged him
He has had no regular employment
but has lived in asort of hand-to-mouth
way in several cities in the east and
west Most people thought his mind
impaired but I believe he is as sensible
as he ever was I have a small income
ind for five years since my husband
died he has lived with me ne lias
for the last
been studying
two vears and experimenting on every
one who would allow it At first 1 cliu
not object because it seemed to keep
him interested but lately he has almost
frightened me with his wonderful skill
He0 can make people do anything be
wishes and on Friday nights the neigh
oors come in this parlor to ar him
talk and witness his experiments The
and so I could
alwavs give him money
not object as it is now the only way he
has of earning anything
You say that of late he has fright
i rHi his experiments Raid
j Hendricks Would you mind telling
me the nature of some of the most 6b
He seems very fond of making his
hypnotized subjects imagine they are
murdering some one and they always
go through with it in such a way that
it raakesjny blood run cold He usually
has a pillow a chair or some piece of
furniture to represent the man to be
killed and then
I think I know the- process inter-
rupted Hendricks as if a thought had
suddenly come into his mind He would
stick up a knife somewhere and make
his subject take it of his own accord
and stab the imaginary man
He would however fail sometimes
said the detective he would now and
then be unable to control a subject
Not if the person had ever been hyp
notized before replied the woman
Those people who had been under his
influence more than once would prompt
ly do his bidding
I presume he sometimes called his
make believe victims by the name of
Strong Hendricks remarked It
would be natural after all he has
Yes quite frequently Some of his
friends knew the name of the man who
had wronged him and it became a sort
of joke at the gatherings but it was no
joke with Tom and that is why I hoped
he would not meet his old partner again
Not long ago he heard somehow that
Strong was to be married to a pretty
young lady and it infuriated him be
yond description Perhaps
The woman paused and looked at
Hendricks suspiciously She lowered
her head and began nervously to stroke
the hair of the child Then she said
Somehow I trust you sir I have
heard so much of your kindness to
women that I feel down in my heart that
you are sorry for me in spite of the
duty you have to perform but I dont
want to say anything thoughtlessly
that would go against my brother I
couldnt bear to think that
The womans eyes began to fill and
Hendricks rose
I am indeed in full sympathy with
you Mrs Champney he said You
have had a mighty big load to bear and
if I can possibly make it lighter I will
do so
I thank you replied the woman
but there is only one thing I can ask
and I shall be grateful if you will do it
for me I want to know the worst as
soon as possible If if you arrest
him please let me know at once where
I can go and comfort him Poor fellow
he is hot so very much to blame His
whole life was ruined by that mans act
and if he did kill Mr Strong he hardly
knew what he was doing
I will keep you posted said Hen
dricks and he bowed and left the room
Be at my office at five oclock sharp and
wait till I come
As soon as he received this message
Dr Lampkin turned a patient over to
his assistant and went down to Hen
dricks office in Park Row arriving a
few minutes before five The office boy
said Hendricks had not come The doc
tor went in and took a seat
An hour passed and still there was no
sign of the detective Another hour
Any message from Mr Hendricks yet asked
the doctor
dragged by It was growing dark The
office boy came in lighted the gas and
laid down an evening paper
Any message from Mr Hendricks
yet asked the doctor
No sir
You have no idea where he is
No sir
Is there a restaurant near here
Just round the corner sir
I have had nothing to eat since
lunch said the doctor If Mr Hen
dricks comes in tell him he can find
me there or will meet me on the way
Dr Lampkin went to the restaurant
remained there 20 minutes and re
turned to the office Hendricks had not
arrived nor sent any word of explana
tion The time passed very slowly to
the doctor He smoked a cigar stretched
himself on a lounge near an open win
dow and concentrating his mind upon
the idea that he would wake at the
slightest sound allowed himself to
At half past 11 he was aroused It
was Hendricks step on the stairs He
ojjened the door entered slowly as if
wearied and with a sigh sank into an
By heavens he exclaimed sudden
ly noticing his friend on the lounge
you must lorgive me doctor for not
showing up All the afternoon and
evening I have been on a dead run after
that chap but he has given me the slip
half a dozen times I would have sent
you a message but I could not tell you
where to meet inc
You have not given up the chase
asked Dr Lampkin
I am stumped for to night it seems
was the reply Hendricks rose and be
gan to walk the floor excitedly He
paused suddenly in front of his friend
and with his hands deep in his pockets
said I was never so absolutely cut
np in my life- Td give my right ana t
have that man dead or alive to night
Why has anything particular hap-
Hendricks took from his pocket some
papers telegrams and letters and hand
ed one to the doctor Is that not
enough to make a man desperate I
received it two days ago
The telegram ran as follows
Mr Whidby arrested What shall I do
Dr Lampkins face fell
Thats bad he said very bad in
Of course it le b33 grunted Hen
dricks Thats why I havent seen you
I have never given any mortal such a
dead close chase in my life hoping
eveiy minute to be able to telegraph the
little girl that I had nabbed the right
man and that her sweetheart was safe
But said Dr Lampkib why
wouldnt they wait down there Sure-
That blasted blockhead Welsh The
other day the papers began to ridicule
him for turning the case over to a New
York man who had gone away without
doing anything I was afraid that
Welsh would weaken and he did the
minute the Times published the truth
about the shooting at the mayors and
Fred Walters took his wife away for a
change of scene You see that knocked
the alibi theory into a cocked hat and
the police were obliged to lay hold of
Whidby to satisfy the public The poor
boy has been in jail two days and if
you want to weep and kick yourself
for not doing more up here read the
little girls letter I got it this morn
ing She wrote it soon after she sent
the telegram
Lampkin opened the envelope handed
him by the detective Hendricks turned
and continued his nervous walk
Dear Mr Hendricks the letter ran
as I telegraph just now they have ar
rested poor dfar Mr Whidby It seems to
me I cannot bear any more I am com
pletely broken hearted We had kept up
hope knowing that you and Dr Lampkin
two of the best men on earth believed in
his innocence and Were trying to establish
it So long as we could meet occasionally
read your letters together and hope for tho
best it was not so very bad but now oh
I could never describe the depth of my woe
It seems that the Whole world is against us
As soon as I heard of the arrest I went
down to the prison in a cab but they would
not let me see bm The jail was sur
rounded by a great crowd hooting and yell
ing with all their might They say Mr
Whidby would have been mobbed if he had
not been jailed secretly The crowd even
sneered and laughed at me and father
came down almost frantic with rage He
forced me into a cab and brought me home
I dont know what to do There is not even
a soul who is willing to go on Mr Whidbys
bond except Col Warrenton and he has
been unable to arrange it Every newspa
per but one has deniared editorially against
the likelihood of 3Lr Whidbys innocence
Oh if only he could be cleared now what
a happy happy gifx I should be If only
you or Dr LampkUi were here to advise
me Col Warrenton is good but he is
helpless public opinion is somewhat
against him If yoti never get tho proof
you arc seeking or Sever catch the real
criminal I shall still pe grateful and love
both you and the doctor to the end of my
Dr Lampkin folded Che letter with
trembling hands Hendiftcks paused in
front of him and smiled coldly
Now it is your turn to thistle with
vour symimimes uiu xiiuu a ua vcueeu
at it all day
Do you think youll ever get witnv u a
mile of the scoundrel asked Lampki
I dont know said Hendricks with
a frown I have told you several times
that I was a blasted ass havent I Well
get up here and kick me and dont lei
up till daybreak At eigtit uYiotJK to
night I was as near our man as I am to
you I even shook hands with him end
yet God only knows where he is now
-What You dont mean
Yes I do Mean everything Head
this Hendricks thrust a sheet of pa
per at the doctor What do you think
of that
Dr Lampkin stared at the lines in
growing surprise
Minard Hendricks Detective New
York the lefter began I am the man
you are looking for I did the deed and th6
game is up with me I am tired of dodging
you and am ready to surrender like a man
I would come to you at once but I have an
engagement this evening that I want to
fulfill before losing my liberty I have
agreed to give a little lecture on Hypno
tism and its Practical Uses to some peo
ple at Albridge hall in Grand street It is
a small place but you can easily find it I
begin to talk at eight oclock and the lec
ture will last an hour If you will let me
finish I shall be obliged as I owe a man
some money and have promised him tha
door receipts Please take a seat in th
front row as near the center of the hall as
you can You will be in tough company
but you wont mind that if all the ad
ventures told of you are true You need
not fear any foul play on my part I have
nothing against you You are simply doing
your duty and I admire you for it
Sincerely yours
Did you go asked Lampkin look
ing up from the letter
Hendricks smiled grimly Yes 1
was on hand early enough It was a
frightful place a little narrow hall
used for lectures political meetings
and low class
concerts About a nun
dred people were present mostly men
You can judge what the crowd was when
1 say that the price of admission was 15
cents I got a seat near the center oi
the little stage in the first row The
drop curtain was down but promptly
at eight it was drawn up
A boy came out on the stage from be
hind the scenes bringing the lecturers
table and placed it near the footlights
The crowd began to applaud with sticks
and umbrellas and in the uproar our
hero appeared bowingand smiling quite
at ease I assure you Really I admired
him for his coolness He was exactly
the style of man described by Matthews
as having paid the mysterious visit to
Strong His hair was white and he was
very thin sallow and dark skinned
He looked as if he had not eaten any-
ium nor naa a square nights sleep f 01
a month
Justifiable Ancer
Clara And you say you were mad
when Will kissed you on the hand last -1
Cora Yes indeed I told him thp r
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