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The Seventh Symphony
REMARKABLE achievements of Ivan Brodsky, physician, whose investigations into psychic a phenomena enabled him to cure spiritual diseases and to exorcise evil spirits from tke bodies of their victims. It A A By H. M. EGBERT A A It.WtOIy..Lt. iY. by W 0 (.hbapmOl t. opyrigLt u ,rt al Briatl1.) VAN ItROi)SKY put down at the morning paper with b a long hlistle, got up, c: put his hands in his ft pockets, and paced the ci room continuously. "Too m bad! Too bad!" he kept repeating. aI During the months that I had lived fi Sith him and assisted him in the p, Isy< hical investigations which he car ried on, I had learned one thing above ci all others-to let him tell his story in ir his own way. So I waited until he was ti ready to speak. I could not conceivr e what he had read that had so agitated h him, and my astonishment was in- n creased fourfold when he came and a stood by my side, wiping the tears s from his eyes unaffectedly. h "'Rose Celaye is dead," he volun- p tiered finally. s: I tried to murmur something appro- h priate, but I must confess that the an- n nounc.ement did not stir me greatly. a Of course, like most others, I had I heard of that wonderful woman 'cel- g list who had blazed her triumphant s path through all the capitals of a Europe and America, from Ituenos t1 Aires to St. Petersburg. I had seen a the notice of her death, in her thirty- h fifth year. and had forgotten that the I doctor, like every Pole, had a passion- v ate love for music. t "You anew her, perhaps, doctor?" t I faltered. V "Not in the body," said Brodsky, f, quite sigiply, as though drawing some s obvious distinct ion. "But what does ii that matter? \\hy, I heard her play. n I heard her in ('arnegie hall when she h went to New York last year. And dead! Rose Celaye dead!" Presently he came and sat down at a my side. I "The world is poorer to-day than it a was yesterday." he said to me. "Rose ('elaye was the greatest 'cellist of the day: if she had lived five years I longer she would have been the greatest that ever lived. But she r was more than a great player -she was a woman of the most noble nature. She was never spoiled by the flattery that she received. She lived Just as simple, unaffected a life, devoting all her Income beyond the amount necessary for living to the en couragement of poor artists as she had been. And only five years ago., when princess and millionaires were at her feet, she married a poor clerk in a lawyer's office, for love. I be lieve their lives were ideally happy. I met him once; he offered to intro duce me to his wife, but I would not meet her. You see, I had heard her play. I did not want to meet her in the flesh." Our psychical investigations occu pied munch of our time about that pe riod, and this conversation made lit tle impression on me. It must have been four or five months afterward that it was recalled vividly to my mind when I entered the doctor's office a little late one morning and saw upon the hall table, as I went in, the card of a visitor engraved, "Au guste ('elaye." Inside, the man was taking off his gloves. lie was about five and thirty years of age, as I should judge, a Creole in appear s/ LM9!uSrs Ctl..ve" ance. and possessed a striking and dignifed demeanor. "Dr. Brodsky," he began, when we had been introduced, "you will have no recollection of me, of course, al though I once had the pleasure of making your acquaintance for a few moments at a reception" "On the contrary. I remember you very well." replied the doctor. "I am extremely glad of it." re turned the young man cordially. "be cause it will make my mission eas ier. I am not, of course, unacquaint ed with the reputation that has come to you from your remarkable investi gatlons in psychic affairs. I have al wsays believed In such things, and so did ny wif~. Curiously enough, she often (xpresuiJ the wish to meet you, --'s Radium Into Fire Care cian'a Attendant r' Employer a * " '."CO. I aving thrown $4 in'o a fire, a L t,'" self the poe " ( noctor. P S rad, g. trhy, was called out ,-ing th, radium and dur tae t" ,u,e the tubes were Inad and the fact that I did not introduce ylu to htar that afternoon was the tic cauIse of our on!y disagrt emn-nt. I- t fore her death she and I often dis cuss-ed th,, possibility of the spirit making its~-if manifest to mortals. and we resl\ved that. which ever died first, he or she would return to give proof of imtumortality to the other. "Her death, as you know. was comlparatively sudden. She lingered In a stmni-c.onscious state for perhaps in two hours after we realized that the end was approaching. Toward the last her mind grew clearer, and she lit motioned to me to bend over her. In m a very weak voice she told me that at she going to give me the proof she sa had always spoken of. She woull. if re possible."play for me the seventh symphony of Beethoven upon her cel- lb lo. It was her favorite piece, and th mine. And then, just before she died. she spoke your name. "After her death I was wild with grief. I locked away all her posses sions in a room of our apartment and would not allow anyone to touch thtem. I traveled for some months, and arrived back last week. Time had softened my excetss of sorrow, as I suppose it must, though the grief will. I know, be permanent. And then, for the first time. I dared to think of her promise. But so great was my dread of disappointment that for several days I could not bring my self to unlock the door of the room in which her things were stored. Fi nally I brought myself to it, took out her bow and 'cello, which had rested there, untuned, untouched. for months, and placed them in my room and waited in the darkness. But noth ing occurred, and at last I went to bed and soon fell into a sound sleep. "It must have been shortly after midnight that I awoke with a start. I had dreamed of hideous discords. and the dream was verified. UIpon my ears there burst the wildest, most terrible medley of sounds that I have ever heart. They crashed out upon the Instrument in the most grotesque manner imaginable, and yet, horrible as it was the time and accentuation seemed to be those of the seventh symphony. "You can imagine my horror. I sprang from the bed and struck a match. Instantly the sounds ceased. and yet, when I drew near, I saw the strings quivering, as though the hand of the ghostly visitant had barely left them. That night I heard no more, but every night since then that hor rible noise awakens me at the same time. It lasts about as long as the time of the symphony; and it is al ways the same. I kinow the fearful tune by heart-if tune it can be called. And all day long it haunts me in im agination. So 1 should have gone I mad if the remembrance of you had not suddenly come to me last night when I was at the summit of my suf fering. I took the first train from New York this morning, found your address in the telephone book, and have come to beg you to solve the mystery. Have I gone insane and do t I imagine it? Or is it that my wife has forgotten music in her present J condition of existence? If that be so, If character so change, what does re main of us? Or is it some devil that has come back to mock and torture he?" lie ceased, and, overcome by his emotion, leaned his head upon his his hand and regarded Brodsky intent ly. In his eyes there was the look of some hunted animal. "You are satisfied that these sounds are produced without any human agency?" he asked. "Absolutely," the young man re plied. "Moreover, they are produced by some intelligent being, for the sounds are precisely the same on each occasion. It is almost as though some travesty of the seventh symphony had been written out, so identical is each performance with the last." "Then." said Brodsky, "you have ac tually the proof of immortality that you demanded. What matter the de tails of it? Why seek further elucida tion? Ia it that the human heart will not believe?" "No," replied Celaye steadily. "It is because I fear that the sounds are made by some devil assuming her identity." "Well, wetll have to go and see," returned the doctor. "It's no use d forming hypotheses. To-day we have some work that must be finished e here; to-morrow my assistant and I e will be at your apartment at seven I- in the evenlng" f Celaye departed reluctantly, leaving w us an address in that portion of New York city that adjoins Columbia uni u versity. On arriving at his apart ment house, a plain, but comfortable e- looking structure, the elevator boy e- took us up to where Celaye stood a- waiting for us in the passage. t- "I've been too nervous to go Inside." e be said. "l've been scanning the ele i- vator each time it came up until pe 1- pie must have thought me highly in o quisitive, not to say impertinent. e Come in and have some dinner." i, The inside of the apartment was vertently swept into the grate along with trash. A dish of cinders is all that now remains of the costly stock, a comparatively large supply of 60 milligram. The ashes are being an alyzed with a view to the partial re covery of the lost element, but It is reared that the draft of an ordl nary fire would carry this miante ns'ntity of powder up the ehileay. Just what we would have anticipated. F It combined the maximum of good c taste with the moderation of economy. s When we had concluded a very pleas ant meal ('elaye led us into the large C room which he used both as a bed- ti room and a sitting room. "It seemed c l,-ss lonely to move everything in a here." he. explained. In one corner. d Iropped up against the wall, was the icello.' the bow inside it. BIrodsky I advanc' d to inspect it. Instantly 11 (' elay darted in front of him, his v eyes blazing angrily, to bar the doc- r to'- progress. "'You shall not touch it." he cried. "\o hand but mine has ever been laid I upon it since she died." Irto dlky stopped short and looked c at (' Iaye with mild indignation. t "I hb your forgiveness," said the a young man humbly, transformed c onIice mlore hack to his normal condi- s tion. "'lTIt I cannot allow you to r touch it. It is a foolish whim of mine f - but I cannot. I cannot explain it, I but I must insist on this." "My dear sir." said Itrodsky severe- t ly, "it is not at all essential to my purposes that I touch the instrument. I did not desire to do so in my ca- t pacity as doctor, but merely from the I natural interest that I take in musical t instruments of such antiquity." 1 The young man flashed out eagerly. I •You recognize it?" he ask(l in de- 1 light. "It is a genuine ('arroba. 1 made at Leghorn. in 1729. Pray look c at it." lie turned it for Itrodsky's in spection, but all the while seemed ready to spring to the defense of it. 1 "Such old instruments have a pecu liar psychic ahlue," said BIrodsky I thoughtfully. "Well, will it play for us if we put out the lights?" We lowered the gas, but not a I,· 1 / ThinAls?'JAou6QJ I ,j Celaye Yo c~rare ,aft 5 ýr 1 ( ~'sir!' ,II sound came from the instrument. "It only plays at one in the morn ing," said Ce:aye. "That was the hour at which she died," he added. "Well, sir," said Brodsky, "I doubt very much whether it would play for us all to-night, even if we were to sit up until that hour. Especially since you told me that the sounds cease the moment that you light the gas. It is controlled evidently by some power that is most delicately attuned. As you may know, the soul that returns to earth is by no means a free being. able to communicate with the sur vivor upon all possible topics. Were this so, we should have learned from such wandering beings the secrets of their own state. By a wise provision. the soul can return only for some spe cial cause; the mother, to watch over her babe; the wife, to prove her con tinued existence to her husband; the the miser, to reveal some hidden hoard. The soul that returns is re sponsive to one single emotion. Therefore, our presence alone would serve to neutralize this." "Is there no way, then?" cried Ce layo despairingly. "There is one way," said Brodsky thoughtfully. "But it is a dangerous way, and I would resort to it only upon your solemn pledge that you will never again resort to it so long as you live. It is the way so wisely forbid den by Moses, the great law giver, the way that Saul utilized at En-dor -the seance. By the united electri cal powers of our bodies, we can, when seated in a circle, bring about the effects we seek. But there are hosts of evil agencies ready to rush in and usurp the functions of our minds. We must hold no commerce with these, give them no freehold over us. If, therefore, we sit to-night, may I have your promise never to do so again?" "I promise," replied the young man solemnly. "Then bring the 'cello into the cen ter of the room," said Brodsky, "and place it face upward upon the floor with the bow beside it." Wh:'n this had been done we put out the gas lights and seated our selves around the instrument in such a manner that, without touching it, we could, by extending and joining hands, completely encircle it. Thus we waited in silence for five, ten, Apart from its actual value, there is serious difficulty In quickly replacing such a quantity of radium as one six hundredth part of an ounce. In view of this and other losses there is some doubt among insurance men as to the desirability of insuring radium when not in the owner's actual possession. A typical Lloyd's policy only insures "against all risks of loss anywhere in London while in the hands of prin. cipal. Warranted in safe at night." SA mas named Maurice Benediet wee u tretmet at a t . Louis hen twenty minutes. But nothing oc curred, no sound came to break the silence. It will not play; I know it," said Celaye abruptly, rising and lighting the gas jets sullenly. Hie stood in the center of the apartment ove- the in strument, glaring at us defiantly. The doctor smiled. "At least you have one consolation," he said. If it had been some mock ing spirit that struck the strings it would have come to us. We can dis miss that hypothesis. \\ell. suppose you put us up here for tile night." "I will." said the young mian eager ly. his face clearing. It was evident to mmie that his swift moods were rath er the result of his nervous tension than of a difficult nature. "There is a bedroom adjoining: I will leave the door open and you shall mnake your selves c(omfortable thelre. If it does not play to-night, at least I shall be free from those terrible jangles that haunt me." While he was searching for pillows and bedding I cross-qluestioned Itrod sky upon the failure of his plan. "I will tell you frankly why i made that suggestion," he said to me. "As I remarked, if it had been some devil, as I suspected, that played the jangles, it would have come eagerly. "As you know, the difficulty at the seance ta ble is not to obtain communication, but to keep off the lying, prankish elemental spirits that assume the names and personalities of the de parted. Had any such creature come I should have made some conventional excuses to ('elaye and departed. The fact that nothing occurred is highly satisfactory. The good spirit only returns to this earth plane with great difficulty and travail. Well, there will be nothing for us to do except to a wait." We resolved not to undress, but to sleep or rest upon the coverlets. We sat up together until close upon mid night, spending what would otherwise have been a very pleasant evening Our host was a man of vast informa tion and much culture, and, by tacit consent, no further word was spoken regarding the object of our visit. Shortly before midnight Celaye began h to yawn. "I always become uncommonly sleepy about this hour." he said. "With your permission I will leave you and go to bed as though you were not here, so as to reproduce as nearly as possible the exact conditions of other nights." "A very excellent suggestion," said Brodsky approvingly. "Well, we will retire also, and I think the door may i be as nearly closed as possible with out preventing our hearing anything that may happen." I We put out the gas in our room and talked in whispers. "That sleepiness of Celaye's is promising," said Brodsky confidently. "Sleep is an invariable precursor of psychic phenomena, as you have r found. Don't let yourself be over I powered, though, and in about an hour we shall hear something of interest, unless I am very much mistaken. I only hope the sounds are loud enough r to reach us. To one in such a dis turbed condition as Celaye the least murmur may appear a thunderclap." t I smile when I recall the doctor's e words. In spite of my resolution I 5 had fallen into a light doze-and Brod r sky afterward confessed to me that e he, too, had yielded to sleep-when I i was awakened by a furious, grating noise in the large room. I was wide n awake in an instant. The 'cello was moaning like a tortured man. Thun a derous discords fell from it. the strings grated and crackled as though I i- some lunatic were at the instrument. I d I rushed to the door, but Brodsky held r me back. "It will cease if you enter," he t whispered. Never do I hope to hear such music h again. And, what made it more hor t, rible, there seemed to be some meth g od in the playing of it: there were s fearful parodies of runs and trills, i, the fingers struck the notes clearly a pital. He was suffering from a dis g ease of the nose and to cure it the C. doctors had recourse to a composition W containing radium. * They did not tell him that he ear Sried on his nose about $120 worth of a radium, but he found it out for him self and came to the conclusion that so valuable an ingredient was wasted on his nose. Accordingly one day the doctors discovered that the bit of ra dium had vanished. t They questioned the patient, but be I at irst feIgne stupidity, thea i and true, leaping from string to string as as the bow squeaked and scraped rui across them. A moment later the ml door was flung into our faces as Ce- as laye burst into the room. ba "I cannot bear it," he cried. "It Is spp not she; that would be too horrible. Light a match, for the love of heav- pre The doctor found and struck one, me and on the instant the noise ceased. t lrodsky and I ran across this room kn and inspected the instrument. The teº strings were still vibrating, but no of sound catlle froln them. We stared alt at one another in astonishment. Then In t we heard Celaye sobbing in the next no room. It took the doctor half an hour fo' t to restore him to his normal self. re "I cannot help you," he said at as length, when ('elaye was dressed and th we three sat once more in the gas- us s light. If I had anything from which to tit obtain inferences-but I am helpless ey t here. The world of psychic phenome- no na is an unmapped chart; we are only s beginning to explore the coasts and ye - boun'daries. But one thing I would be advise you; destroy the instrument." Y( P Never!" cried Celaye, his face it s aflame. "She has come to me, she ur I, has tried to make herself intelligible, to give me the sign I asked for." yc u "W\ell. I will not be responsible for dr - your sanity," said Brodsky curtly. to "4- lot I care for that," retorted Ce- wi b laye. laughing bitterly. "Man," he e added fiercely, snatching at the Doc- ei tor's arm. "don't you understand fit e what is troubling me? My wife lived l for her music; she lived in it, it was se e all in life to her, except perhaps my H y love. And am I to believe that, once hi y she has 'put on the garments of im- he t mortality.' she has lost all her knowl- C II edge of it, so that she can only play lo jangled, hideous mockeries of what ac she tries? Why, if that be so, then ft indeed death changes us beyond all ct recognition; we are no longer the in same personality that we have been, tb but something different. We spend our lives developing ourselves, our di finer natures, we hope and dream that sq it is not for nothing. And now-must ra I believe that all this is thrown away la upon the rubbish heap and that we ao become mere helpless automata? An- st swer me. answer!" w His grief was pitiful to witness. But argument with him would have th been impossible. His mind was be- hi yond reason, tottering as it was upon in the borderland of madness. th "I do not think that is so," Brodsky th replied. fo "Think!" shouted Celaye, springing ye to his feet, his face distorted with Y passion. "You are an impostor, sir. el I asked you here in good faith, hop- G, ing that you could give me back my at faith and confidence, and you came ne looking upon the matter as an experi- sj ment. You care nothing for my grief. only for your own amusement. Dr. Brodsky, I have the honor to wish you good-night." Brodsky faced him unmoved. His cheek paled, but all his muscles were under complete control. "You have used hard words to me," he said. "Sometimes, indeed, the wisest of physicians are at fault; and then is it is our reward to be accused of im- 01 position. \\'ell, sir, it is unnecessary at for me to reply further to your accu sations. I wish you good-night." 01 I thought Celaye would have come ti to his senses then, but, to my astonish- bh ntent, he made no answer of asy kind. tl Instead he sank into a chair and burst ci into a fit of hysterical weeping. The h doctor looked at him in seeming irres- it olution for one moment; then, as 0 though realizing the impossibility of a to assisting him further, he took his hat ti and followed me out of the door. The it to sleepy elevator man took us down stairs. "W'ell, it's a hotel in town for us to-night." said Brodsky, as we f marched down the deserted street. II "There is a good hotel I used to visit y some 20 blocks from here. What do t you say to a walk?" en I agreed, and we tramped on in si- f lence. We must have covered some r half a dozen blocks when Brodsky stopped on a corner. II ly ."Now why couldn't I solve that y th mystery?" he asked abruptly; and Od then, without waiting for any reply, ot he resumed his walk, muttering to r 'ly himself all the while. We covered c tl h ut e d heso six block morenga the e d he rngd ems en h rdusedatme, has ed myoandssei chism and blogns worki ngthnem e d tor p pandled He hipexite .I ha t h eve h osehen himl n soe eu heant an er mode beftore to . ecove st Whe yhe wcrised, 'arewste mdden sall be whe hih oaf teateft. rThem theatmet aes lining le hin hot wxctsent badkt 'an c And lef t he hospit al. lis-Patner sery. of The pole kept an eye on him and im- when he tried to sell the stolen treas bat ure he was arrested and the radium, ted which was carefully removed from the the liing of his coat, was sent hack to - the hospital. be The short man sighed. ja., "My wife is painfully fusms" he as children.' How does the nuotation run?" Then. linking his arms through mine, he solemnly turned me round. as though upon parade, and we started back again at a prodigious rate of speed. "What is It? Have you solved the problem?" I asked. r The doctor came to a full halt once more "D) you mean to tell me you don't ;or know?" he cried. And when I admit- ti ted my ignorance he burst into peals, of mighty laughter. He hurried me along breathlessly. And yet I knew in my heart that hiS happiness was S not for the solution which he had spo found, but for the sake of Celaye. We his reached the apartment at last, and the day astonished elevator boy, more sleepy and than ever, took us up and deposited fhi us at Celaye's door. We rang six times before Celaye came out, wild- Sta eyed and haggard. He stared at us, nat not in anger, but amazement. ,ou "You-you were here before-were ma you not?" he gasped. "My mind must of be unhinged. Yes, I remember it. ma You could not help me. And what was Jar it I said to you, doctort Something I unpleasant? If so, forgive me." of The doctor flung his arm around the of young man's shoulder and fairly ints dragged him into the room. The 'cel- Eq lo still stood propped against the lin wall. "You wouldn't let me touch it this evening," cried Brodsky, snapping his fingers playfully in the man's face. in I "A fig for your whims. Play it your self. Play the seventh symphony." He swung Celaye round until he faced am him. "Play the seventh symphony," or he repeated, looking into his eyes. Celaye's grew fixed. He could no longer resist. Mechanically he walked across the room, took bow from the floor, where it still lay, drew up a was 1 chair, and settled himself before the instrument. He drew the bow across sta the strings. And again that rush of thunderous discords broke from the 'cello. Ia squeaked and groaned, and the bow Da rattled and scraped and whined. Ce- Da laye's eyes opened almost as wide as mine; he dropped the bow and plc sprang from his chair as though there to were a nail in it. "Well, sir," said Brodsky slowly, pr though his eyes twinkled, "ghosts 26 have been blamed and doctors called br Impostors for better reasons than that. How in thunder do you expect the grandest living player to bring forth music when you forget to tune your 'cello? And look at that bow! You've left them for months, sir, and expect them to prove 'serviceable. Get a new bow, sir, and tune those strings, and don't blame your own negligence upon those who are not re sponsible." ROOM THAT IS SOUND-PROOF Within Its Walls Heartbeats and Creaking of Muscles May Be Heard. At the University of Upsala there Sis a sound-proof room. By building it on platforms of thick lead and cement and by constructing its walls of many thicknesses of felt. cork, asbestos and other bad conductors of sound vibra e tions all sounds from outside have been eliminated. The room is so quiet that the beating of one's heart or the t creaking of one's muscles is at once e heard on taking up a position within . its closed doors and windows, and the s only defect of it as a laboratory for i, acoustic experiments is that ventila ýt tion is absent and no one can remain e in it for more than an hour at a time. Ten Words In Her "Yes." s A Belgrade clerk named Velsialaw e Simonovitch, on the strength of an t. Increase of salary, telegraphed to a it young lady of Losnitsa and asked her o to share his fortune. u The regulation tax shows ten words pe 1- for the minimum fee, and her answer is e ran: y "Yes, gladly, willingly, joyfully, de- be lightedly, gratefully, lovingly, yes, yes, of It yes." sq d Roller Skate In Use Long Ago. mJ y, London seems to have possessed a tk o roller skating rink over three-quarters an d of a century ago, for in 1823 mention Al can be found of the invention of a so skate "for rendering the amusement lit independent of frost," which was be da Ing "practically exhibited at the old ot tennls court in Windmill street." bs Taking Advantage. th Joseph H. Choate. the learned law se yer, said recently. at a dinner in New in York. apropos of the movement to or ward barring insanity as a defense for cm murder: "The insane, you know, are toc prone to take advantage of their weak ness. A lunatic, out walking with his at keeper, saw a case of beer In front of M a grocery. He broke away, ran to the ta case and, opening a bottle, began tc re drink It, at the same time ramming m with the other hand other bottles Intc et his pockets just as fast as he could. t "'Here, here,' said a policeman; 'this won't do.' "'Go away," was the reply. You can't do anything to me. I'm a lunatic and I'm not responsible for my ac tions.' " ri He Would Change His Mind. h "I called my wife's attention to a re g . cent essay on the 'Lost Art of Conver- p d sation." b ut "What did she say?" en "She said she'd like to have a talk on with the author." he h in In Two Bites. I a "Yes, the first of every week I give e ad my wife half my salary." ft a "Well?" I "And she gets the other half before i the week is up."-Cleveland Plain , be Dealer. ct said. "She makes me put on slippers as as soon as I enter the house for fear1 m, I'll scratch the polished floors." ed The tall man nodded symipathetleal- r 17. ad "My wife is fussier than that," he a- said. "When I'm buttoning her best I m, waist she makes me wash my hands I he after every button." Always Some Dilseod. No one is wholly satisfed with ble life. The best mas you can thtnk o. cannot have felt any complete met he .'.,',n on mvrlewi his career iSTATUEOF A SOLDIER Georgia Erects Handsome Monu. e meet to General Oglethorpe, .'ommonwealth Honors Spot When - the Noted Englishman Pitahsd S Hs Tent 177 Years Ago When e State Was Settled. Savannah. Ga.-Within sight of the spot where. 177 years ago, he pitched his tent and rested at the close of the day, on hich Georgia was settled, y and hard by the tomb of Tomo-Chi d Chi, the Mlica of the Yamacraws, the Sfriend and ally of the colony, the State..of Georgia, the City of Savan. ' nah, ant the patriotic societies of the ^omnutnwealth recently unveiled a magnificent monument to the memory of the great soldier, eminent states man and famous philanthropist, Gen. Ls James Edward Oglethorpe. g In recognition of the military genius of Oglethorpe, and in consideration of the fact that the colony was first y intended as a buttress between the English possessions In South Caro lina and the encroachment of the s Spaniards to the south, the occasion I was celebrated with a great military pageant, extending over three days. in which the military establishment of this and neighboring states, the army and navy of the I'nited States, and the government of England, the home land of Oglethorpe and his com panions, as represented by her ravy, took part. The monument was erected at a cost of $38,000, one-third of which was appropriated by the General As e sembly, another third donated by the state, and the remainder was raised by subscription from patriotic socie ties and citizens. The monument is a work of art. It is the conception of Daniel Chester French, the New York sculptor, who designed the beautiful e statue erected in Atlanta by the em ployees of the Southern Railway Co. to the memory of Samuel Spencer, the president of the company, killed in a wreck on the road. The monument, 26 feet in height, is surmounted by a .d bronze figure of Oglethorpe in the ve t t a t ce be or Is 1 f . .e n ar uniform of a British general of the de period in which he lived. The Agmre 'er is 11 feet high. The monument, containing two e bases and a pedestaMk.s constructed as, of Tennessee marble,' It occupies a square in the cenlteof the city, on a main thoroughfare, and' in that p0 tion of the town whi~h 'was laid out is and planned by Ogl[fiorpe himself. on At the ends of the square, north and a south, are mammoth seats of Indiana nt limestone, each capable of accomme e dating 25 persons at a time. On the Id other sides are smaller seats. On the four corners of the secoed base are four marble lion, typical a the English nationality'qt Oglethorp, . seated upon their haunches, support , Ing with their bodies and feet shihld to on which are inscribed In relief the or crest of the house of ..Oglethorpe, a wild boar's head, carrelus in his teeth toc a sprig of oak contanlnig. coras; the k seal of the colony, and the coato his arms of the stato..-qScity. The of southern facing of the gestale ca he tains an inscription "Cqgg sning the tc reasons for the erqctln i the mom ntc extracts from the old. ch'te) cret_l Sthe colony. " an; ou When Taking tic Washington.--Theeses a ua h Scausing all witaneaasess L miltr court to remOve the' kl d'from the right hand before tatsem the bath. T raising of the hands and eps to heaven when taking a. `apth is - S great antiquity. When tfe Blble er- printed, the bare hand w~to aild o the book, which was afterwav, *ad. set the Bible was not aldjyl; at ak when needed; so the cusatom of = ing the right hand and uEoverld the head has grown into gendPal'.pO . In olden days the criminal JO r-S* re ed in the palm of the right hbad. for this reason thg czstom-ed"MW ing the removal of the glove 6 ore into vogue. In order that the , Lain might be Inspected. Find Gem to Cure Girl. ers Washlngton.--Wrlggllng t#Pto -ear 1-inch sewer for 200 feet, rLE Ei amson, a plumber, found a le- ring valued at $1,200, which' hadS lost by Miss Harriet Shadd '5" he had worried her to such an esteit - est phrysician who operated on her for nds pendicitis several days ao whether she would recoyW Shadd was taken sick wbhle over the loss of the ring.. -' e tots think the news of its S will aid greatly in restorTing t s health.