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The Ohio Democrat.
BREHM& WHITE, TubUshors. 1"V
LOGAN, : : : s OHIO.
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.. ",U,UHUUU uiiiiiiuii lor in u.
bbllni? fellows I ttoaplsoi
Tlioy boro mo.
I ItflOfl in trv nnil rtiml n ttlt
Uut, when I ilia, ii Bloopy tit
Citmo o'er mo.
Tot lioro I sit with petiBlvolook.
Fl IIiir my plpo with irnurnnt londs,
Kiiizinu In rnpturo nt n book I
trot translation of tlio Odos
Tls owned by swuot Elizabeth.
And broatliM a Biibtlo. rrazrunt brenth
I Igngpd for something that wis hers
Toclioermo wlion I'm fooling low; ,
I saw tills hook of pnltry verso,
And nskod to tnko It homo anil
,,, ,, . Sliolontlt.
I lovod lior iloon nnd tondcrly,
lot daro not toll my love, lost slio
I'll loarn to quote a stnnzn lioro,
A couplet tlioro. I'm very suro
'Twould aid my stilt could I npneac
Au fait In books nnd literature:
,. . . . I'll do It.
This Jlnclo I can quickly loarn :
Then, hid In tosph, I'll return
Tho lintotul manl 'Twould vex a snlntl i
nAround my pretty, cherished book
xlioodorvlle. tho nolsorao taint
Of horrid, stnlo tolmcco smoko
,. , . . YotllnRcrsI
Tho linteful mnn, my book to Bpolll
Tatrlok, tho tonus lost I should soil
My lingers I
This lovoly rose, thoso lilies frail,
Thcso violets lio hns sont to mo
Tho odor of his plpo oxhnlo I
Ami to blamo that I should bo
Toll Mr. Simpson every tlmn
He calls upon mo, Patrick, I'm
Arthur Lorell in Century.
MY FIRST PATIENT.
Summoned by a Madman to Treat
his Martvr Wife.
" And may I beg you to visit ns
In your prlvato rather than In your profos
elonal capacity? Slnco my dear wlfo lias
been falling thus sadly, she has ovlncod a
great dread of medical men; and woro sho
to rucss you other than nn ordinary guest I
tremble for tho consequoncos t Tho carriage
will moot you at HlackburnoUtatlon at what
ever hour you name.
Yours very truly,
This is an oxtrnct from a letter that I
received on tho 10th of Juno, 1870, and
being but a young fellow of twenty-six,
I was very much elated thereby. Tho
great drawback to being what is called
a specialist is that tho generality of peo
plefor what reason Ihavo never been
ablo to discover arc afraid to employ
j-ou until you are well on in years, anil
conseouontly this Mrs. Crawford for
whom my sorviees had been enlisted
Was my first prlvato patient My spe
cialty was madness; and tiring equally
of hospital-work and of idling in my
own rooms, 1 was heartily thankful for
the good luck that had befallen me. In
a previous letter, Mr. Crawford had
given a detailed account of his wife's
ymptoms; and now all arrangements
were completed, and I was duo at his
Borksliiro homo oa tho following dav.
Svieu tho train stcamcii into the llttlo
courtry station, 1 found a carriage and
pair ready to meet mo. Evidontly. to
juibjo by tho goncral get-up of tho whole
tlihg. tho Crawfordswero wealthy folk;
nnl this impression was continued when
w reachod tho house, which was stand
ing in tho midst of a lovoly park. In
1,'uo country fashion, tho hall-doors
oro standing open, and my host mot
ino on tho threshold with outsretched
"This is exceedingly kind of you," ho
said genially, ''for I know you havo
como at your very earliest convenience.
Journey from town pleasant? Yes?
That is right. James, tako Mr. Len
nox's things to his room. Lunch in tho
morning-room, hoyP Como along, my
doar sir; you must be half famished."
So saying, ho preceded mo down a-long
corridor, whence I caught distant
glimpses of a beautiful gardon at tho
back of tho house, and into a snug littlo
room whoro luncheon was laid. While
I discussed a cold chicken, Mr. Craw
ford wont on chatting; and cro I wont
to my room for a wash and brush up
before presenting myself to his wife, wo
weiocxcollont friends. I do not think
I over met a man who so much charmod
mo at first; nay, homoro than charmed,
bo captivated mo. Ho was about thirty,
and oxceedimrlv handsome, with fair
curly hair, auil bright blue oyes. Ho
bad a bronzed complexion, and a hearty
jausrli. and was altogether a most at
tractive specimon of a young English
man. Whon I had flnishou luncheon,
lite ninmim f-linnm'll iilirlllltlv m 111 lll
can speaking of Sis young wife.
"I did not liko to cntor upon tho sub
ject before you woro rested," lw began
courteously; "but I am intensely anx
ious you should see her. Fo somo
months past sho has been suflbringfroin
intenso melancholia, and latoly d,io has
taken a deop distrust of thoso avyund,
moro particularly of me." He stepped
abruptly nnd bit his lip. '.'Doctor, I
simply worship her," ho wont otvpas
aionutoly. "Whon I marriod horflvo
years ago, sho was tho blithest, meriicst
girl in all tho shiro; and now, to sooner
liko this why, it breaks my hoart!" (ml
ho dropped into a chair and bui led lis
aeo in Ills hands.
There was an awkward pauso, for h
thoso days I was too inoxporioncod to bj
much of a hand at consolation, am
thim I stennod nearor to hint and laid
my hand upon his shouldor. "ComoJ
.omnn." I snfil ohoorllv. "thoro isnonoed
to despair like this. Wo must hopo fori
tho best. How noes siio snow nor uis-
trust of youP"
' Un ..nlanfl lite
t tho boy from
Sho will hardly
mo, lor ono
lot mo touoh
"Tim bovP A son of vours?"
"Our only child," ho answered "a
dear llttlo follow of nearly four; andsho
botraysa terrible four whouovorl have
"Dbes sho cat well?"
'Hardly at all."
1 "Sloop at night?"
He Bho?k his head; nnd then followed
-a string of various professional ques
tions Oir conversation at nil cud, I
requested to bo shown to my room,
yromisint to bo in tho drawing-room
lor flvo oslook ton, whon I should bo
introduce to Mrs. Crawford.
'As M Lennox, If you plonso," sug
gested ho husband ns wo crossed the
ball, "fyi romomhor that I nskod you
to drop Vf doctor, nnd seem au ordi
Of coujo I agreed; and thou ho told
nui ho hatipokou to hor of mo as an
old colic) friend) nnd finally lio loft
mo to myUf.
Whon uoscondod to tho drawing-
room, I iiu Doin urnwioni anil li
nd both Crawford and his
wlfo wnitfe for me. Ho was "etnuding
by ho open window playing with tho
climbing roses that woro nodding by
Its sill; lio was talking morally as I en
tered, and looked the personification of
llfo and good spirits. A girl was stand
ing by tho mantol-ploco with hor bnok
toward mo. nnd I had barely tlmo lo nd
mlro tho slight figuro and graceful poso,
boforo Crawford's voleo rang out In
"Am thero you ro r.t Inst! Lot mo
introduco you to my wlfo. Beatrice,
this is Mr. John Lennox."
Sho had half turned when ho began
speaking; but as ho satd my name, sho
gavo a sudden gasp and confronted mo
with largo, startlcu uyes. I havo scon
tho oyos of n snared bird and thoso of a
hunted stag, but I havo never scon such
a look of piteous fear as dwelt In hers
thou. For ono moment sho seemed
hnlf mad with terror; hut tho next It
tied as quickly as It camo. and sho hold
out hor hand In greeting. As sho did
so an ugly scar on the smooth, white
wrist caught my eye. It looked to mo
liko an unskillful but intentional cut
from a knife, nnd whllo wo were ex
changing commonulaccs as to inv iour-
noy, etc., I was wondering whether sho
had over attempted hor own llfo. Slio
was in tho first Hush of her womanhood,
nnd her glorious! bluo oyos and coil of
auburn hair would alond havo sulllccd
to stamp her as a beautiful woman, had
it not been that tho curious expression
of her faco outweighed ovcry otlior fas
cination. Sho gavo mo tho impression
of boing literally consumed by a terrible
dread, to tho nature of which I, of
courso, as yet hold no clow; and witli
this dread an cfjually strong desire to
suppress all outward " indication of it.
Add to this tho fact that her faco was
entirely colorless, and that tho hand sho
gavo mo, in spito of tho warm Juno
sunshine, was cold as ice, and it will bo
scon that my first caso promised to bo
full of interest.
Sho poured out tho tea silently, whllo
hor husband and I wont on chatting,
nnd sho did not speak again until ho
proposed to ring tho nursery bell.
"We havo not seen llertic nil dav,"
ho added, "and I know you would like
to show him oft to Lennox'"
"Ho is having his tea," slio rejoined
quickly. "Show him off in tho morning,
Arthur; I don't think wo want him
"O fio! there is an unkind mammal
I wonder what Bertlo would sav to you?
Ho can finiih his tea here, dear; I'll
"No.no; I'll go." Sho ran out of
tho room as sho spoko; and Crawford
turned to mo with a woary-looking
"You see, Lonnox, I gonorally give
way; but I am afraid it is . growing
upon her. Ho is such a splendid
follow!" As ho spoko his wlfo roturned
with tho boy in her arms.
"I mot him in tho hall," slio ox
plained; "ho was just coming in from
his walk. No, Arthur; don't tako
him; ho is not at all heavy." This last to
her husband who had advanced with
outstretched hands. "Look hero,
Bertie, darling. Who like cake?"
Sho seated herself on a low chair, still
keeping a jealous arm around tho
child, anil went on talkiug. this
time to me. "Arthur nnd I quarrel
over this smnll boy." Sho lnughcd n
llttlo, but it sounded very mirthloss,
"Tho last causo of dissontion is his
hoalth. I think ho is growing delicate
and wants change, and papa doesn't
agree. Does he, my beauty?
Thu bov lunched as sho hold him vnt
moro closely to hor; and looking nt Ills
rosy checks and bright oyes, it seemed
to mo that there could not bo a healthier
"I am afraid I must tako papa's sido,"
I said. "You must not alarm yourself
unnecessarily, dear Mrs. Crawford, for
I think " I stopped abruptly, alarmed
by tho expression on her face. I was
new nt my work, bo it remembered: but
I think that older men than I would
havo been frightened. 1'ertio had re
belled against tho retaining arm; and
sliding on tho floor, had run to his
father and climbed into his arms.
A lino g.imo of romns now onsuod,
and tho mothor sat anil watched thorn.
Sitting thero facing her, I, too, was
watching. In my student days, 1 had
kept a tamo lizard, aud by whistling to
it, had boon ablo to diroct its move
ments at will, and now I was reminded
of my whilom pot bv watching Boatrico
Crawford's oyos. Every motion of her
husband's, as ho ran round tho room
tossing tho laughing boy in his arms,
appeared to hold a fascination for hor,
and hor gaze never left him but once.
That oneo was whon sho walked swiftly
to a further tablo and possessed hersoff
of a papor-knifo, which sho handed to
in e, commenting on its curious make.
It was of steel and sharply pointed; and
I handed it baok again with tho romark,
that it would make a nasty weapon if
needed. Sho took it without glancing
at mo again; but her husband had
caught her words, and now c.uuo up to
ill ureaiiiiuss mm iiiugiuug, wiiu uoruo
clinging around bis nock.
"Don't hold that thing, my darling,"
ho said, tenderly. "I hate to soo such
nn ugly knife in your dear littlo hands."
"Give it to Bertie, mamma," cried
tho child, stretching dimpled hands for
tho coveted troasuro; and his father,
with an injunction to bo carotid, was
taking it from hor to glvo to him, when,
with n muffled cry, sho snatched tho
knifo baok and dashed it through tho
open window into tho gardon beyond.
"You shan't havo It! you shan't havo
itl" sho cried, excitedly, whllo a bright
red spot burned on cither cheek. "You
wouTd " With marvelous solf-con-
trol, sho stopped dead short; and after
an almost Imperceptible pauso, sho add
ed, In hor usual quiot tones: "Pray,
forgive me, Arthur; I am so afraid of
Bortio hurting hlmsolf. Go up tottho
nursery, dear. Mamma will como to
Awe-struck at hor lato passion, tho
ohlld went gently out of tho room, and
his mother following aim, l was loft
nlono with Crawford. It wont to mv
icart to soo tho painod, drawn look oa
is lace; but tlio sconu nau at au events
ut ono tiling uoyonu n uouut: Airs.
rnwford was not merely falling In
ralu-powor bIio was mad.
a coupio oi nays wont uy, nnn i oa-
mo fairly puzzled. All tho ordinary
irbal tests whon applied to my patient
noyod comploto failures. Hor momory
mis oxooiiont, mm inuoou in tins ro
sleot sho was far bottor than hor hus
btnd, who was constantly forgottlng
tl ngs. As to hor judgment, it struok
n as above tho average, for sho was a
w lely road, woman, and wo had a still'
ai mmont ono night as to tho morlts of
o r lavoruo nutuors, ono managed nor
o n housekeeping, and capitally sho
d t It too; and, In fact not to oxliaust
th reader's patlonoo byontorlng Into
d tails tho only visible outuoiuo of her
jibntal nborratlon was this oxtronio tor
rlr In which slui lived, and for which I
uld find no reason. (I may romark
irouthotlcallv that tho mad undnubt-
Uy havo rules of tholr own by whloh
toy arc mimoiicou. uxpououoo inns
willing mo mat airs. LTawiorii had
mo reason for this, to us, Inoxnllonblo
oiid-ovou thongU It might lw but a
fear of her own shndoTT it bocrtmo my
business to solvo this reason.) What
balllod mo most was tho fact that whllo
it was Crawford hlmsolf who prltnnrlly
excited this terror, sho was undeniably
fond of him. Indcoil, tho word "fond"
Is hardly suitable, for slio simply adorod
him. 1 novcr heard him express tho
slightest wish as to tlio household nr
rniigoniontsbutlt was instantly fulfilled;
whllo ovcry whim and ho was
tho most whimsical of men
wai Implicitly obeyed. In fact,
at tho end of a week I was
proclsoly In tho samo state as whon I
first entered tho house. But that my
nmour proprc wns piqued, nnd 1 folt
angry nt my non-success, I should hnvo
been paying a yory enjoyable visit. Ar
thur Crawford made a capital host; and
nlthottgh, ns I havo alroadysald. ho was
a vory whimsical man, anil was subject
to unaccountable tits of depression, ho
nnd I got on oxcollently togothor.
At tlio end of tlio week something
happened which hail tho double effect of
lowering mo sovoral Inches in my own
estimation, and of placing matters In a
totally ililiercnt light. It wns nn ex
ceedingly hot night; nnd after wo had
all gono'to bod, I was tempted to lcavo
my room, nnd seating myself by tho
open window In tho corridor, to Indulgo
in an oxtra cigar. Tho fact that It was
a fine moonlight night, and that whllo
tho corridor window boasted a lovely
vlow. that of my own room looked Into
tho stables, amply justified my choice
of a seat. I had been tlioro for perhaps
an hour, when I heard tlio Crawfords
talking in their room, which was on a
level with my own. Tho tones woro
excited and eager; and foarlng Unit Mrs.
Crawford might bo lashing herself Into
a fury, and tliat her husband might bo
Ignorantly increasing It, I stole down
to their door and stood listening.
"Arthur, dear, glvo It to me. You
don't want it to-night. Why not wait
until tho morning?'"
Thoso wero tho first words that I
caught .spoken In Mrs. Crawford's usual
ly gentlo tones.
"Give it to you? No; not I! I know
a trick worth two of that. Ah, you
think I don't know that you and that
confounded mealy-mouthed doctor aro
in league against mo."
Crawford's voice, shrill nnd mocking,
but undoubtedly his. Good heavens!
was tho man drunk? Thero was a mo
ment's pause, and then ho began again,
this time moro gently.
"Come, come, Beatrice. Drop this
stupid joking. I only want to havo a
littlo cut at Bertie, just a little cut; and
look! the knife is so bright and sharp, it
can not hurt him much. '
Tho wall seemed to reel around mo as
I leaned against it for support. In a
Hash of revelation that nearly blinded
mo, as I realized tho full horror of tho
situation, I understood for the first tlmo
how matters actually stood. Crawford
himself was tho madman, ami tho de
voted wife, whom I had been taught to
look upon as insane, had known tho
truth all this tlmo; and knowing it, for
somo insorutablo woman's reason, had
shielded him, perhaps at tho cost of her
vory life. In a moment tho moaning of
his many whims, his loss of memory, his
fits of depression, wero niado cloar to
mo; and as I thought of tho martyrdom
through which his girl-wifo had passed,
I cursed myself for tho readiness with
which I hail beon duped.
Whllo thcso thoughts wero rushing
through my brain, I had noiselessly
opened tho outer door, and now stood
in tho dressing-room, peering into tho
bed-room boyond. Tho door between
the two was standing open; but a heavy
cm tain hung in the aperture, and by
making n llttlo slit in it by means o'f
my penknife, I was enabled to command
a view of tlio Interior, At tho farther
end of tho apartment lay Bert'o asleep
in his cot. Standing before him, clad
in n long white wrapper, and with hor
auburn hair fiowing ovor her shoulder,
was tho young mother herself; while at
some paces from hor stood Crawford,
Mill in evening dress, and balancing in
his fingers a long, glittering dajrgor,
that I recognized as ono that usually
hung in tho library below. By this tlmo
ho had dropped "his angry tones, and
was speaking in his accustomed pleasant
fashion. "You know, dear," he was
saying, "it really is necessary that wo
both drink somo. Half a glassful of
young ami innocent blood, nnd wo
both shall keep young and happy for
ever." "Won't my blood do?" asked tho
girl, desperately. Sho stretched her bare
arms toward him and forced a smilo to
her poor, quivering lips. "You aro
much fonder of me, aren't you, dear?
I shall do much hotter."
Ho laughed softly. "No, no, my
darling; not you. f wouldn't hurt you
for all tho gold of all tho Indies." Ho
Stopped suddenly, as if struck by his
own words. "Gold?" ho repeated.
"Ah! yes, of course, I must havo gold. ,
Whoro did I put it now?"
Ho rotrcatcd a fow stops, looking un
easily from sido to side.
"Perhaps you loft it in 'the library.
King for James. Or go to Mr. Lennox,
Arthur; ho will holp you to find it."
Ho laughed again a low, monototis
laugh, to which my hospital work had
but too well accustomed me, and then
ho moved nearer her, still balancing tho
dagger in Ids long nervous fingers.
That terrible knife! If ho had only put
It down for a. moment, I could havo
rushed in and secured It boforo turning
to him; but us mattors wero, cruel ox-
porionco taught mo that tho instant he
caught sight of mo, ho would rush to
tho child to carry his dreadful purpose
into effect, and that tho mothor in all
probability would fall tho victim. On
tho other baud, I dared not quit my
post to summon assistance, and so leavo
Boatrico entirely at hlsmoroy. I glanced
round tho drosslng-room, and the window-cord
caught my oye. It was now
and strong. I cut it as high as I could
roach, nuti crept buck to my hole at the
curtain. Crawford was growing rapidly
"Glvo mo that boy!" lio cried, rough
ly. "Got out of tho way, Boatrico, and
lot mo havo him;" and ho caught hor by
tho arm and draggod her from tho cot.
"Arthur, Arthur! husband, sweet
heart!" Slui clasped both arms around
his nock, and raised imploring oyos to
his; but tho sight of the thin white faco
only moved him to greater wrath.
"It s all your fault I hnvo not rnado
you strong long ago," ho exclaimed,
Irritably. "You nover laugh now, and
you cant sing, and you won't dance."
"Danco? O yos, 1 can. Look, Ar
thurl" Sho drew rapidly baok towards
tho cot, speaking in hor ordinary quiet
voice. "You Bliall do what you liko
with Bortio; I was only joking. Only
wo must havo our danco first, you
With a suddon movoniont sho stoopod
and lifted tho sleeping child from tho
bod, talking all tho tlmo in an aroh,
merry voice, that still retained Its pow
er over thu poor madman. Ho nodded
approvingly as sho began rooking to
and fro with tho boy In hor anus, and
ho nioyocl a chair or two to glvo her
tiDanco, Boatrico!" and ha bogan
whistling a thou fuslilomiblo yaUo, beut-
ing tlmo to tlio air with tho dagger, of
which ho never relinquished his hold.
"Very well," Mm responded cheerily.
"Stand by tho mantcl-plcco and glvo us
plenty of room. Now, thou, my baby
boy; one, two, nnil oil wo go."
My life has shown
mo instance:! of
Bclf-dovotlon In plenty: I have soon
proofs of ready wit, ami moro of in
domltablo pluck; but I havo nnvor seen
them fo nmrvolotisly combined as on
that toirlblo Juno night. Instinct
taught ino what sho meant to do. Slio
hndporsuadod her husband to stand at
tho cntl of tho room farthest from tho
curtain that hid her ono means of os
capo, nnd now sho Intended to haard
hor only chance, dash through It, lock
tho door on the otlior sido, and then go
for help. Backwards and forwards,
round and round, she circled, a weird
onough ligufo in her whlto draporlos.
Tho llttlo whlto foot woro bare, anil It
taxed her utmost strongth to hold tho
heavy hoy in her nrms; but with a sub
liiiiulioroi.sm ol whloh I should novor
havo bclioved her capable, sho nover
onco paused for breath. A miracle
nlono kept tho child asleep; but when I
saw tho poor mother's lips movo dumb
ly between tho snatchos of tho gay valso
8110 wns humming, 1 folt that sho was
praying God ho might not waken.
Nearer and nearer tho curtain slio
came; but, to my horror, I perceived
that Crawford was growing uneasy anil
ailvancing slowly in tlio roar.
"Mrs Crawford! Quick!"
There was not a moment to bo lost. I
tore tho curtain aside, and sho rushed
toward mo; but ero I could fasten the
heavy door her husband was upon us.
With nyell of balllod rage, he was, tear
ing after her through tlio opened door
way, and in another moment would
havo reached hor with uplifted knife,
whon I tripped him up, and he fell head
long to tho floor. Ho was stunned by
his fall; and whllo I fastened his hands
and feet by means of tho window-cord,
his wife went back to tho inner room
nnd rang loudly for assistance.
Ero ho camo to hlmsolf Arthur Craw
ford was safely secured in my own
room. Leaving him thoro under charge
of tho men-servants, I went back to seo
Mrs. Crawford. She was lying on tho
bedroom lloor with hor nervous lingers
still tightly interlaced, and by her sido
sat hor llttlo son, warm and rosy from
his broken sleep. Ho was kissing tho
paling lips as I camo hastily into the
room, and now hold up a warning linger
ns I knelt beside them.
"Poor mamma Is fast asleep," ho
whispered. "And sho Is so cold!"
She wns not dead. The long and
frightful mental strain through which
sho had passed brought on brain-foyer,
and for somo days wo despaired of her
life; but sho camo through it bravely;
and ero tho summer waned, I had tho
'satisfaction of installing both mother
nnd sou in n seaside cottage far enough
away from her Berkshire home.
Urawforil, poor fellow, only liven a
few months, for a dangerous fall In tho
asylum grounds put a merciful termina
tion to Ids confinement. During thoso
fow months, I visited him occasionally,
and ho alwavs snnkn most tendorlv of
his wife, whom ho imagined to bo dead. J
When ho died, I went to break tho
news to his young widow; and whllo
staying in her pretty Dovonshlro cot
tage, I solved much that had puzzled
mo. Her terror at my first introduction
to hor had been occasioned by tho fact
that she had at onco rccognied me as
Lennox tho mad doctor. I had been
pointed out to hor in tho park tho sea
son boforo. Sho dreaded Arthur's in
cipient madness being known to nny
ono; for she had a blind terror of a luna
tic asylum in connection with hor idol
ized husband, and hoped that a quiet
country life, free from trouble and con
tradiction, might in tlmo restoro
him. But had ho nover broken out be
foro? I askeil, for it seemed to mo in
comprehensible that so slight a frame
should bo capable of such courago.
Once, sho said, only onco, and thonlio
had beon bent on 'killing himself. In
struggling with him for tlio possession
of the knife, ho had accidentally cut her
wrist, and so occasioned the ugly scar
that disfigured it. As for Bertie's prcs
enco on tliat fatal night, sho told mo ho
had always beon accustomed to sleep in
their room; and as I had refused to
second her theory that tho child wanted
chango of air, and so aid in sending
him out of tho house, sho could dovise
no otlior moans ot getting riu ot mm.
And then I took my leave; and Ihavo
novor seen Mrs. Crawford from that
day to this; but still, in splto of a cer
tain pair of sweet brown eyes which
make tho sunshine of my homo, I am
forced to admit that thoro is no woman
on earth for which I havo sucl. a
boundless admiration as for that un
fortunato lady of whom I at ono time
thought ns my First Patient. Chant'
IN A ROW-BOAT.
A Mulno Doctor Willi Uollcnen Tlmt the
Atluiitlo Cim I(u CrosHutt In it Dory.
Dr. It. D. B'ibbor, of Bath, is tho gen
tleman who oquiped John Traynor for
his proposed voyago across tho Atlantic
in a ro, boat. Traynor started on the
20th of last September, and no tidings
of him have bben received. Dr. Bibber
thinks his littlo boat must havo beon cut
in two by somo big ocean traveler, but
Is confident a row-boat can cross the
Atlantic, and is bound to havo another
attompt to do It made. Said tho doctor
to mo tho othor day: "I know that a
row-boat can cross tho western ocean.
A dory can llvo where a ship can If tho
right man is in tho dory. Traynor was
not exactly tho right kind of a man.
I'm going to build another dory and
send a man across tho Atlantic In her If
I can find the man, and I guess I can.
I havo rccolvod a lottor from a Capo
Cod fisherman, who wants to try it. I
have in mind a perfect life-boat. Tray
nor's boat was a perfect life-boat, but
thoro will be somo changes in
my next. I havo a design in mind for
a surf-boat for live-saving stations, to
bo oporatod by machinery, which can
go whoro it Is impossible to put a boat
with oars. Thoro Is a great demand for
such a boat. Tho boat that I proposo
to send across tho Atlantic will be about
twelvu and one-half feet long, aud will
bu propelled wholly with oars. Talk
about risk! A man takes no moro
chancos whon he starts on a summer
voyage aoross tho Atlantlo in a dory
than ho takes whon ho ships for a win
tor trip on our ooast In a schooner.
Traynor's boat could not havo been
sunk tuloss sho had been out in two. It
is n littio too lato to talk ot trying tho
advonturo this siiiuinor. 1 proposo to
start nnothor dory noross next yonr in
May, A man ought to row aoross In
sixty days, I honestly bollovo that u
dory can mako tho trip safely, and tho
achievement will mako tho tortuno of
tho men ongttgotl In It." Dr. Blbbur's
dory schema seems to be rather a matter
ot enthusiasm than ono of speculation.
i.ewtmn Ma.) Journal.
Poroxldo of hydrogen will make ai
( lophaut's Uldo whlto. if, V, Sun,
Pntli Is to hnvo nn Intornatlonnl ex
hibition of rnllroad Inventions nnd ap
pliance next year.
Italian railroads, It is Haiti, rcduco
tho fares of all dog-bittoti persons who
go lo consult Pasteur, at Paris.
A London restaurant keeper paid
975,000 for tho prlvllego of catering at
tho Colonial Exhibition now In prog
ress. A mass of lead In an olovotou fur
nace In Paris was completely dissipated
by a stroke of lightning, no trace of tho
metal being found afterward.
A l'rench Anti-Tobacco Society
offers n prlzo of 8200 for an csay on tho
effect of smoking on tho health of liter
ary men nnil its probable ultimate re
sults upon French literature.
A witty woman of Paris says that It
Is moro illlilcult for a woman to mako
oxcusos for her beauty among other
women, when she Is really beautiful,
than for a plain woman to find favor
among tho men.
A peculiar Parisian fashion which
lirs grown rapidly within tho past fow
years tho custom for woman to go
bareheaded out of doors. The cap onco
worn by tho laboring woman is now
Tho housewives of Norway mako
tholr common fiat broad largely of tho
powdered branches of the young pine,
not so much to save Hour a's to securo a
light loaf. Tho bark proves to bo not
only innutritions, but actually injuri
ous, and is now being denounced by
An Irish Journalist In London
dressed himself in blue and gold livery,
with a pair of green . spectacles, and
spent two hours with thu clown in tho
sawdust at tho circus performance given
before tho Queen. Ho wanted to toll
how tho Queen noted on such an occa
sion. Mauna Loa, the Hawaiian volcano,
is situated on tho southern slope of tho
Matmo Loa mountain, some soveral
thousand feet bolow thu apex. Tho crater
proper is nino miles in ciiciimfcroncu
and about six hundred feet deep. Tho
lloor of this crater is covered with black
lava, and every fow weeks or months it
receives a new coating.
What is the value of a flea? Ac
cording to Professor Erblni, who owns
thoso marvelous Insects now perform
ing at thu Exchange Booms in London,
tho highly trained Russian "pulox irri
tnns" is valued at Sl-V at least that is
tho sum ottered bv tho professor for tho
recovery of a missing member of Ids
troupo that plays "loading business."
On an nvcrngo each inhabitant of
London consumes each year thirty-two
limes as much llsh as each inhabitant of
Berlin, and Paris consumes more fish
than the whole of tho Gorman Empire.
Etlbrts aro now being made to popular tea
tho eating of fish in Germany. To bring
this about, a German paper suggests
that fish bo made into sausages.
A woman lias ust tiled at tho ago
ot ono hundred nnd twenty-two, in a St.
Petersburg almshouse, whoro sho had
spent tho last seventy years of her llfo,
during which poriod sho had never onco
been seriously ill. Sho could seo quito
well up to the last, hor eyes presenting
no trace of atrophy so common with
aged persons. Her memory and in
telligence woro also unimpaired at tho
time of her death. Tho samo institution
possesses another inmate, a soldier's
wife, who, on being admitted about two
months ago, presented her papers to thu
managors which certified that sho Is
now ono hundred and ten vears old.
Soclnl nnil llualncHS Habit of tlio Ki-trc-inely
Deliberate People of Japan,
Thoro is no such brief and hurried
salutation used in Japaneso society ns:
"I am glad to seo you," or; "I am
pleased to moot you." Instead of thus
abruptly greeting an old friend or now
acquaintance, tlio Japaneso say, to
translato them freely: "I am thorough
ly saturated with happiness nt having
the pleasure of hanging myself upon
your honorable eyelids." That sounds
like .somuthing. Again, when a young
man writes to his sweet littlo Japancso
girl, away in tho country, for instance,
instead of sending her one thousand
kisses, as wo hurried and fretful United
States young men do, ho writes some
what in this fashion: "Dearest Lump
of Sweetness: I am filled with excru
ciating impatience to reach your side,
so tliat I may hang myself upon your
bliss-dispensing, sugar-coated lips "four
thousand six hundred aud ton million
times, and perhaps a fow times moro for
I am not suro that the social customs
of Japan pormlt a young man to kiss
his littlo betrothed peaehblow Yuni-Yiim
that many times at ono session of the
.court; but ho is allowed to promiso that
number of kisses, anyway, and if ho is
not in a hurry, and tho Japaneso aro
nover in a hurry, ho will do his host to
keep his pioinis'o.
In accepting an invitation to dinner
tho Japancso do not sav: "It will glvo
mo pleasure to dino with you, as you
suggest." But: "I shall have great do
light in putting niysolf upon tho out
side of all tho liiMirios of the season un
der which your hospitablo board is ao
customed to groan. That is mcroly n
free translation of ono of tho vory sim
plest forms of accepting an invitation
to dinner in Japan.
1 rather liko thu Japanese stylo of
polite intercourse. Tlioro is nothing
hurried or abrupt it. It makes ono feel
ns if tho undertaker's bill wero far oil",
and that thero is really no necessity for
hurry and painful commotion. And it
is much moro pleasing to tho car than
our brief stylo of social communication.
Of coursu, wo aro all in vory much of
n hurry in America. But hurry Is tho
thing that Is keeping us awaku of nights,
causing us to acquire storo-tooth In uarly
llfo, and to become a nation of dyspep
tics. As girls, wo aro In a hurry to bo wom
en with an abnormal bustle and a beau;
as boys, wo aro in a hurry to wear a
mustnoho and plug-hat; as women, wu
tiro in a hurry tor a hundred now things
that thu treasury department Is 111 pre
pared to provide; as men, wo aro in a
hurry to poekot tho boodlo and got away
from the police.
Wo siiouiu strivo to uvomoro cauniy,
if not so sumptuously, and to dio with
greater deliberation, oven though wo
must bo burled with less cclal Wo
should not crowd nature by eating a
dinner of thirteen courhos in soven min
utes and three seconds, and uxpeot to
osoitpo romorso anil a bald-humled doc
tor. It seems to mu that wu could uso
somo of tho Japanese slt-down-and-tako-it-calm-atlvoness
hi our domestic
economy to our great and Instlng nd
vantago. In Amoiica every body tries wltu all
hi "igt to hurry oyory body elso,
0u hurries us up In tlio morning, an.
1 otlior hurries us all day long, and otr
wives ntirry us noma at nigni. uur
business hurries us, and our creditors
hurry us tho worst of all. Evon the
weather has caught our lively habits
nnil hurries us, too.
Our correspondence and conversation
show what a miserably hurried pooplo
wo aro. And tlioro aro entirely too many
phraos in general tiso In our soclnl nnd
business lutetcotirso, which on account
of tholr extremo brevity and oxploslvn
abruptness grato harslily on thu sensi
tive car. For instance, what could
Found moro unpleasant to a man who
hates hurry and worry than this;
"Please roniltl" or this: "Send check
nt once, or wo will draw on you at
sight!" Tho Japanese havo much
pleasantcr ways of framing similar llttlo
misincss messages, and wu might bo
como a happier pooplo by adopting sug
gestions from them.
"Will voit, at your vonvoulpnco, do
mo the kindness to hang a chock for the
inclosed bill In tho vicinity of my eye
lids?" certainly sounds less harsh and
gritty than: ""inclosed find bill; remit
The Japancso do not say: "Keep oil
tho grass!" but: "Tho municipal au
thorities will consider it an ovcrht'tlnjj
kindness if you will hang yourself oil
the verdure." Tlioro is nothing eoarsti
and savago about that, and it don't
mako us feel as if- wo must go on Hit
grass just for splto.
To mv mind there is nothing more
debilitating and enervating to our rac
than tho hurry nnd bustlo and live mln
utos for refreshments that mar our so
cial, domestic and business custom.-,
nud make our boasted civilization i!
sham and fit subject of ridicule to older
anil calmer nations.
Let us pauso and sit down and loarn
something from tho
Way, in 1'nck.
LEOPOLD VON RANKE.
Sketch of tho Career of tho Iteecntly Do
council Gorman llUtorliin.
The lato Dr. Leopold Von Ranko was
Germany's greatest historian. His life
was devoted to study, and his worki
cvidenco vast research and mastery ol
materials. Ho had planned for tho great
work of his llfo a history of tho world,
which was to bo in nino Volumes, but
had complotcd but six volumes at the
time of his death.
Leopold Von Ranko was born at
Wiohc, in Thuringia, on December 21,
17U5, and completed his sixtieth year as
professor in tho University of Berlin on
March 31, 138.3. He began lifo as a
sturtcnt, his position being tliat of tutor
at the college of Frankfort-on-the-Odor.
His lirst work was published
in 1824. Four years after ho was sent
olllcially to examine thu public archives
acccssib'lo to him in Vienna, Venice,
Florence and Rome, an occupation ex
tending over four years. During this
period no obtained tho materials for tlio
books which successively appeared.
Tho book which first gave him Euro
pean reputation was entitled "Tho
Popes of Rouic.' This great work ap
peared in 18.'H. Lord iMacaulay's re
view of it in tho Edinburgh Review is a
master-piece. It made Ranko's namo
familiar to English and American
readers. In 1841 Von Ranko was ap
pointed Royal Historiographer. It was
in 18G5 that he was made president of
tho Historical Commission of Munich,
and at tho samo tiino entitled to prolix
Von to his name
Von Ranko married an Irish lady,
Miss Graves, a very superior woman,
but of retiring disposition, and who
novcr shared his literary work. Ho had
a son anil two daughters.
He hold command of his surprising
power of mental concentration up to
within a short timo of his death. Last
January tho writer of fifty learned books
conversed with firmness, fluency and
continuity, convincing his visitors that
ho was as skilful with his tongue as with
his pen. Weather permitting, the vet
eran of moro than ninety years old
walked two hours a day in the open uir,
and wroto or dictated e'iglit hours of tho
twenty-four. Ho lived among his books,
thirty thousand of which lined the walls
of his study.
Ho was a great favorite with tho Em
peror William, who presented him with
a full-sized portrait of himself on 'his
last birthday. On tho mantel-piece of
his study stood a full-length photograph
of tho Crown Prlnco in his Cuirassier
uniform, also a gift from tho original.
Tho Rage For Tallor-Mado Contumcg
Small or UiKlellnetl Tin CheckH.
Tailor-mado dresses aro tho fashion
for traveling, and aro oftoncst of small
checks, oither clearly marked or elso thu
undolincd pin checks that arc merely
ono or two threads of whlto crossing
others of a color brown, bluo, rod or
black. Those must bo all of puro wool
that will not cockle, yet of light weight
that thoy may not bo too warm or too
heavy for midsummer journeys. For
thcso reasons tho slcazily-wovon
Choviots and serges aro made up by
tailors, and tho designs for these aro ex
ceedingly simple. Two Extremes are
seen in these dresses; one, intended for
slight figures, has short drapury and u
kilt skirt of vory wido or of vory nar
row plait, while tho otlior, for tlioso who
aro inclined to stoutness, lias loni; drap-
ory nearly covoring a foundation skirt
that has no plaits nt th'i foot. Some
times a compromise between thoso is
soen in a tleop ovor-sulrt mado of
double-width wool goods, draped around
tho tigtiro, with only ono seam, and
porhaps with the lower edge loft to
show its solvago. Tho basquo Is
an exceedingly plain postilion,
with two rows of stitching
on its edges, and othcrwiso without
trimming. The plaits in tho back of tho
basque must bo pressed llatly, and se
cured so that thuy will not spread open,
no mattor how largo the tournuru may
bo Tlio collar may bo a high standing
band, or ulso It may bo n notched rolling
collar that can bo worn with a cliomls
otto of pliitto, or percale, or of tucked
linen; ami it Is also a good plan to hav
a Goparato eliemisotto and collar of the
dross material, to bo usod inside thu
rolling collar, dosing tlio dress up high
about thu throat, making It moro con
venient on long jouruoys. Tho coal
with suoli a dross is of the material out
In a skuloton saoquo that Is, without
lining and may bo closely fitted by n
dart in uaeh front, Hlngle-broa.sted, and
buttoned by small braid buttons, or else
It may havo loose doublu-bi oastoii
fronts, with olosoly adjusted b.iok. Thu
Norfolk jacket, with a hood, length
wiso plaits, and .1 bolt, Is ulso llkeil in
tho rough homespun cloths which tail
ors use for traveling outfits; sometimes
this jacket alone Is mdo of cheeked
goods, while tho dress, may bo oflh solid
color, such us tho eoru, tan or bluo
twilled sorgo of Uomcspuu. iiwr'i
PITH AND POINT.
When n man's ruddy noso begins
(o sclntiliato you aro safe In believing It
not contrary to his general habit of llfo
to sin tl(l lato himself. Brooklyn
"Como back and nil will bo for-
fflven" Is tho usual card published by a
oafcr whoso wlfo leaves film after wear
ing herself out trying to support him.
N. 0. Picayune. ,
A man named Timothy Dwlght has
been elected president of Ynlo College.
Ho Is satd to bo a man of considcrublo
ability, but Is entirely unknown in
sporting circles. Chicago 2'imcs.
Young pouts should always wait till
they fool the glow of the true inspira
tion before thov write. Tlio probability
Is that thoy will never feel It, but thoy
should wait just the same. Somcrvilla
"Supply and Demand." Anti
quarian Gent Got any oh! nh Roman
weapons or pottery lately?" Denlor
'Xnect them In nex' week, sir. Aln'8
quito finished rustln' yet, sir. About
Poor debtor "You can't collect
that from me, sir." Collector "No?'
Debtor "No, you can't get blood out
of a turnip." Collector (in disgust)
"Apparently not; neither can I get
mono' out of u beet."
If demonstrative manned people)
wero less "too too" in company anil
wero moro one one at home, it wouldn't,
scaro a voung man half so bad to think
of having to buy provisions for a whole
family. Merchant Traveler.
At a dinner-tnblo in Massachusetts,
a gentleman remarked that A , who)
used to bo given to sharp practice, was
getting more circumspect. "Yes," re
plied Judge Hoar, "ho has reached tho
Mipcrlativo of lifo. Ho began by seek
ing to get on, then ho sought to get
honor, and now he is trying to get
honest." Boston Bulletin.
Man's Deceit and Woman's Cred
ulity. After an enthusiastic lover
spends two hours' hard labor over a.
letter to his girl, and then mars its
beauty by spilling a drop of ink on it.
ho first grumbles in a scientific manner
for a few minutes, and then draws a
circle round the blot and tolls hor it is a
kisn; and she, poor thing, beliovcs it.
X. Y. Sur..
"I havo noticed." said a pert young
lawyer, "that members of tho legal pro
fession are almost always brave men.
It is seldom that ono shows cowardice.
I wonder why this is so?" "Well," re
sponded an cldurly lady, "I've road
t-oniowhere that 'conscience makes cow
ards of us all.' And as lawyers mostly
have no conscience, why of "course they
haven't any thing to- innkc them cow
ards." N. Y. Ledger.
A CELEBRATED CITY.
Somo of tho MrIiU of Venice, tho (Jueei
of tho Adriatic.
This place is tltlTerorttfrom every oth
er, antl creates quite a now sensatiou.
1 hail hitherto been accustomed' to cars
and busses, but hero thoro is water
everywhere. The highways aro canals,
anil you glide along in gondolas instead
of riding overmacadamized roads. This
Is1 an ancient and celebrated city, con
taining many beautiful buildings and
somo rare art treasures.
St. Marks, which was begun in 800
and finished in 1071, Is a remarkable
building, as wilt be- seen from this sim
ple fact that it has, in and out. COO col
umns and -12,000 feet of mosaic pictures
of tho most exquisite character. Thero
is no paint anywhere, nothing but mar
blo and mosaic. The latter," it is said,
was UOO years in being finished. Each
generation added its contribution to thu
work, and tho result certainly is most
striking. Tho grand lUtar is sup
ported iiy alalwster columns, saitl to. bo
brought from tlio Temple of Solomon.
Thoso columns aro remarkable for their
purity. Thero are many others brought
from tho mosques of Constantinople.
Tho facade is Venetian Gothic, sur
rounded by tho four celebrated horsc
brought from Nero's Tenible, at Rome.
Tho Grand Square is the biuiost spot in
nil Venice. Arcades run tho whola
length on three sides, and aro tilled
with fancy shops, cafes, etc. It is the
Tho Doge's palace occupios uearl y ono
wholo side of the sqiuire. It is in rctl
and white marble, Vonctian Gothic
stylo, resting on thirty-six columns. I
crossed tho Rialto briilge, which con
nects Old and New " enicc. At tha
end of tho bridge, on tho old sido,
is tho square dovotcd to thu
monoy changers, and, appropriately
enough, in thu immediate neighborhood,
is tho iron-barred house ot Shylock.
Among other features of interest ara
tho Church of St. John and St.
Paul. tho Jesuit Cathedral,
tho Church of tho Bare-footed
Friars; tho Hunchback, or Criminal
Exposure, near to Shylock's house,
where criminals wero placed on a mar
ble pcde'stal and exposed to tho jeers anil
seollings of tho passers-by; tho Bridge
of Sighs, connectni"; the prison with tuet
Dogo s yalace, which prisoners croosfor
trial, and many other objects too num
erous to describe. I must observe, how
over, that Venico possosses tho largest
oil painting in tho world, tho work of
Lintoretti. It has eight hundred figures
and took seven years' constant work to
finish. In tho immense profusion of ar
tistic architectural antl otlior riches in
this fair land of Italy, ono gets almost
da.cd. Tho last galiory of pictures, or
tho last cathedral, scorned almost liner
than those wo saw first. But thoy are
all so goe-d, havo so many beauties pecu
liarly their own, that I can only uso tho
language ot eulogy rogariungtlio wuoio.
Venice Cor. Sacramento Bee.
Indian Ideas of Decorum.
Wo hoard of a girl the otlior day who
was "as wild as an Indian." But on
Iiidltiu girl Is not wild. No girl Is mora
submissive to the rules of hor race anil
tribe than an Indian girl who Is not yet
corrupted by tho proximity of tho whlto
man. Sho novor goes anywhere alone,
and sho novor passes a man on tho high
way without turning away hor hoad. H
a man comos Into hor wigwam sho con
ceals hor face, and sho iloes not stand
within hearing distance of men who aro
talking. She lives up to hor idea nntl
her tribe's Idea of what Is proper and
becoming. If sho fails to do so, she
places herself boyond tho protection of
hor tribo. There Is no. safe place in this
world for tho irlrl who knows no law
but her own wlll..W. 1'. Ledger.
In Folsoin prison the other day a
visitor btw a Chinaman walking up and
down quito cheerful ami happy, Ho
did not seem to have any thing on his
mind at all, and ho was Indeed In oxcol
lont spirits. Tho visitor wont up to
him. "Hollo, John, aro you n pris
oner?" "Voj. Mo In jail alio right"
What are you In for?" "IOUum
Chinaman." "How long Itava you
got?" "Oh, alio t,mo, alio time," Ha
was imprisouedfor lit?, -flan J'ratwfow-Chromvk,