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THE ARQUB. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21. 103.
1 a.I!Triai( Uy Aana. -gyBlgWgLL. COWIMMT. SYXOPSI9 OF PBf-CEDWO CHAPTERS Chapter I. The writer deicribes his boyhood. He lired in a nappy home. Later he obtained a litnatlon with s sugar broker. He toon began to speculate in stocks In a small way and led a faat life, eettinir into debt. In partnership with Weed, he seta up lor a stocKDroKer. dm does lime business, and the firm is soon dis solved. Meeting a detective (Irving) be is introduced by him to two other detectives (Stanley and White) all three being rascals. They offer the writer $10,000 to go to Kurope and negotiate stolen bonds. He accepts and sails for England. II Tells where the stolen bonds came from. HI The writer, traveling on the continent, hears the story of the Van Tromps; meets with an adven ture. IV The writer sells the bonds in Frankfort and returns to New York with the plunder. Another job is offered to him, which came up as follow: j-.ii win James 01 Lionuon committed forgery to raise money. Tho foiyerv was discovered, and James lied to New York, where he practiced his profession tho law. llcing employed to draw a will, he arranged with one Brea to secure the inheritance to themselves. Needing readv money, they took in the three detectives above mentioned. All acting together, succeed in raising a largo turn on the estate. They at tempt to gain still more, but the fraud is detected and is a failure V The fate of James and Brea is given. The writer and a friend (Mac) perpetrate new swindles in Ger many, then go to England, where they operate further upon the Bank or r.ngiami, but accomplish nothing, VI The writer and pals" go to Kio, South America. There they capture 910,000, but are suspected and barely get away without arrest. They re turn to Kurope. VII The' writer goes to London, victimizes the Bank of r.ngiami; then goes to Fans, vie tirulses the Rothschilds; returns to England. VIII Immense sums gained from the Bank of England, The writer leaves England. The forgeries are discovered, and Noyes U arrested. The others sail for America, where Mae is arrested and extradited. IX The writer is mar ried and goes to Spain, where he is roblmd in a train. X Efforts to reach Madrid; sails for West Indies; enjoys bis fortune with his honey numD. XI Is arrested in Havana. XII Travels through Cuba; is ar rested and surrendered to the En glish government and taken to New gate; tried and convicted; describes his sensations in prison. CHAPTER XIIL The first day was over, bnt it seemed to me that something more most come; that what I had Roue through could mean tho life of a day must surely be Impowibla Was there nothing before nio Dut isolation so complete that no whisper from the outside world could roarh me that world which, compared with the death into which I was being ahsnrbrd, seemed the only world of the living? Had I actually nothing to look for but the mmt repulsive work nnricr the most repnloive conditions? I said there tntiHt be nun-ly some change; tbnt wheel' itig rnnd forever was not the doom of anj muii tuid could certainly not be mine. I looked about my littleccll, the still ness of tho grave without, the utter soli tndo within. The untouched ration whirl, formed my supper was on the table eight ounces of black bread. Try as I might to cheiit myself with hope I knew that hope for many a long year tliere was none; that, so far as the nuist vindictive sentence could compaa it, for many a long year the earth with her ixirs was atxmt me. No "Do ptvfundis" cry could ever as cend from the abyss to the bottom of which I had fallen. What wns ontsido ft Bie had nothing bnt tho hideous. But althongh the visible seemed cor ruption and the things which my soul and body, too, bad refused to touch were become my sorrowful meat, yet I could not bnt feel that the invinihlp. that rrnrt of me which no bars could hold and no man deprive me of, was still mv own. ami that in it I might and would find suflicient tosiiirt what I began to foci was, alter au, the only man. To face the w-tnalities of the p. wit ion waa me iirsi ining; uot to cheat mvwlf. the second. I had s x n the met of men I Waa to bo with. I set to work to stndr and to understand the kind of life e were to live together. At early dawn we roue, receiving im mediately after the nine ounce of bread ana pint or ouimrni gruci which com pnecd brakfat : at 6 :UO to chapel to hear one d tit st-hooltmiKtcra drone through tht morning prayers of the Kuc lUli t-hnreh service ami listen to some hymn shunted out from throats never accustomed to such accents. Then the morning hours would drag slowly on in the summer's sun and winter's bl.u.t un til the noun hour; then there was the long march back from the scene of my toil to the f rUon for dinner. Arriving there, each man went to his cell, closing bis door. Which snapped to, having spring lock. 8im after a dinner is given. consisting nf H of boiled potatoes and five omwea of bread, varied en three dArs of the week with five ounces of llr5. T TNC mthot. meat additional. At 1 o'clock the doors were unlocked, and we marched out to our work again. At night, returning to the prison, eight ounces of black bread would be doled out for supper. Then came the hours between supper and bed time, when, shut in between those nar row walls, one realised what it was to be a prisoner. In the corner of the cell there was a board let into the stonework that served as bed, table and chair. There was a thin pallet and two blankets rolled np together during the day in a corner of the cell that served for bedding, but so thin and hard was the pallet that one might almost as well have slept on the board. Far the first few weeks this bed made my bones ache. Most men have little patience and small fortitude, and this bed kills many of the prisoners I mean breaks their hearts simply because they have not the wit to accept the mat ter philosophically and realize that they con soon become used to any bard ship. It took six months for my bones to become used to the hard bed, bnt far the next 19 years I used to sleep sweetly on that oak board as, I ever did or now do in a bed of down,' only, like Jean Valjean in "Lee Miserables," I had become so used to it that upon my liberation I found it impossible for a time to sleep in a bed. I have related how the Sunday after my sentence in my despair I took the little Bible off the shelf. The other books I had at Chatham besides the Bi ble were a dictionary and "The Life of the Prophet Jeremiah. " Once, soon aft er my arrival in Chatham, I took the Jeremiah down from the shelf, bnt speedily put it back and made a vow never to take it down again, and I never did. It remained in view on the little shelf for 19 years while I sat there watching it rot away. The dictionary is a good book, but grows tiresome at times. I thought in my enthusiasm I should never tire of the Bible, bnt after 10 or 13 years I began to grow weary of it and grew hungry for other mental food. I wanted Shakespeare, for with him to keep me company I could no longer be in the desolation of solitude. At last I determined to get my friends to try for me. I had learned the Bible almost by heart. The smallest incidents in the Jife of the Prophet Jeremiah were much more familiar to me than the history of the civil wnr, and Anathoth took on proportions which made it as real as New York and far more important. The desperate efforts I had made to keep my self from falling into the condition of so many I had seen drooping to idiocy and death were, I felt, successful, and any occupation which kept alive the in tellect could not but be beneficial. I was hungry, starving, for mental food. Nev er had books appeared so attractive, never was kingdom so cheerfully offered for a horse as I would have offered mice for an octavo. My friends had written for me to the government, bnt with no success. At last they had interested the American minister in London, who promised to write to the home secretary for me, but a year had slipped by, and I had heard nothing. Jeremiah continued with me, and it seemed be was to remain with me to the end. But a change was coming. Can I ever forget the day it happen ed? Can I ever cease to remember the delight, the incredulity, the astonish ment ox that happy day? I had come in at night hungry, cold, wet and miser able. I made my way a little depressed to my cell. As I was about to step across the threshold I saw a book lying on my little wooden bed. Amazed and astounded, J hesitated to enter. Small as such a circumstance appears, the very sight of the book brought on a weak ness. I feared to pick it np ; a horrible dread seized me that it might be a new Bible, and I was unwilling to risk an other disappointment The footprint on the sand was not more suggestive nor more awe inspiring to Robinson Crusoe than the appearance of that book was to me. In mood as lonely, in plight as des perate as his, there lay before me a sight as nn looked for and, as it seemed, as full of meaning as the footprint was to Robinson. At last I rolled myself together, de termined to end the suspense and know what was before me. I picked up the book, and who can understand the de light, the joy, the rapture even, with which I read on the title page, "The Works of William Shakespeare." In an instant I became a new man. If ever one unman being lelt gratitude to an other, I felt it at that moment far the American minister. To him I owed it that henceforth a new light was to stream through the fluted glass of my window, that henceforth a new world was opened np for me to live in, and the world seemed lighter to me. Many a month and year afterward my cell waa filled and my heart cheered by the multitude of friends the divine William provided for me. Abont the time I received my Shake speare anot her piece of happy fortune be fell me. A smallpox scare was existing outside, and all hands in the, prison were ordered to be vaccinated. When the doctor came around a few days aft erward to examine the effects of the operation, he found my arm so swollen that he directed me to be taken to the hospital. For 25 days I bad full opportunity to learn what the girl in Dickens' "Little Unmt" meant when she called the hos pital a savenly" place. It was the first time I bad ever been admitted, and the Chan? from the horrible mudhole to the rest and comfort of a cell in the hospital was indeed almost " 'eavenly." With nothing to do bnt to read my Shakespeare, the cravings of hunger for the first time since my imprisonment satisfied, I was tempted to believe I did partly believe that the world had few positions pleasanter than mine. Godliness with contentment is un doubtedly great gain. Contentment alone without the godliness is no poor thing, and was I not content? Few in deed of all the thousands who have toil ed in that torturing prison bouse have ever been or are likely ever to be so content as I was. How true it is that happiness is al together relative, and that it is divided much more evenly among men than we are willing to believe I A mere respite from an intolerable position, a singlo book to keep the mind from cracking, transformed gloom and misery into light and at least comparative happiness. Alter a time I began to watch the ef fect of the unnatural life upon others. They arrived full of resolution, buoyed often by hopes which they were soon destined to find delusive. The short time men, those with seven or ten year sen tences, could face the prospect hopefully; To them the day would come when the prison gate must swing back and the path to the world be open once more. But no such hope cheers the long timers, the men with 20 years and life, who quickly learn how great the proportion is of their number who find relief only in the box smeared with black which incloses what is left of tbem in the grave. Everyday! used to see the ef fects on them of hunger and torment of mind. The first part visibly affected was the neck. The flesh shrinks, disap pears and leaves what looks like two ar tificial props to support the head. As time wears on the erect posture grows bent Instead of standing np straight the knees bulge outward as though un able to support the body's weight, and the man drags himself along in a kind of despondent shuffle. Another year or two, and ins shoul ders are bent forward. He carries his arms habitually before him now; he has grown moody, seldom speaks to any one nor answers if spoken to. In the general deterioration of the body the mind keeps equal step, and so unfailing is the effect that even warders wait to see it and re mark to each other that So-and-so is going off. " When the sufferer begins to carry his arms in front, every one un derstands that the end is coming. The projecting head, the sunken eye, the fixed, expressionless features are merely the outward exponents of the hopeless. sullen brooding within. Sometimes the man merely keeps on in that way, wast ing more and more, body and mind, every day until at last he drops and is carried into the infirmary to come out no more. During all these years I never saw my companions. Mac had been sent to Port land, Noyes to Portsmouth and George to Dartmoor. Alter 1883 strenuous efforts were made for our release. My sister came to England that year and remained permanently there. She worked bravely and well, but year after year passed without result None of us was prepared for the vindictive fury of the Bank of England. Its power was all potent with the government George had been bedridden for years and was slowly dying. At length in 1887 the medical officer of the prison certified his speedy death was certain, and the gov ernment released him to die, bnt he re solved that he would not die until I was free. With liberty and hope health came slowly back, and he devoted every hour to working for my liberation, but for a time he devoted it in vain. More than once had I seen the prison emptied and filled again. Of all the life prisoners I had met there on my arrival or who for years after had joined me I was the sole survivor. One by one sickness or insanity born of despair bad laid them in the prison graveyard or buried them in the asylum. Out of more than 70 none had lived to be liberated, and determined appeared the Bank of England directors that I should not form an exception, but that if ever the prison doors were opened to me it should be only when so near death that I might join the many who had gone before. My fate seemed inevitable, but never for a moment did I cease to believe that fortune's frowns would one day disap pear and that I should yet again feel the warmth and sunshine of her smile. From his sickbed and in his health George never ceased his efforts. He suc ceeded in interesting James Russell Lowell and many others in my behalf. The president asked the English gov ernment officially to grant my release. Mr. Blaine, the secretary of state, sent a very strong letter through Minister Lincoln, in London, and I thought when told of it that my day to go was not far away. It will interest Americans, perhaps, to learn that the representations of the president and of the secretary of state of the United States met the same cour tesy as was shown to all the previous ones. Still my brother was not discour aged. He sent agents to England, who managed to interest the newspapers in the matter, and never did be cease un til by the statements of the press upah the ferocity of my treatment the re proaches of my friends and the repre sentations of many I had never seen the home pecretary felt the pressure and was forced to order my release. "Thou shalt forget thy misery and remember it as waters that paaa away." Twenty years had passed away since I bad bade my friends goodby under the Old Bailey, and now 189 had come. It was a frosty February night, and I was alone in that little room, with its arch ed roof and stone floor. It was past 7 o'clock, and the prison gloom and still ness had settled down on all the in mates, when suddenly there came the noise of hurrying fee that echoed strangely tram the arched root as the warders tramped loudly an the stone floor of the long halL A rush of feet or indeed anything that broke the hor rible stillness at that hour, was star tling. They were the feet of the reseive guard, which was never called in save when the patrol who glided around the corridors in slippered feet discovered some suicide. Many a heartbroken man had I known in that 20 years who in his despair ended his misery thus. While wondering who the unfortunate could be I heard their steps mounting the stairway leading to my landing, and then a sudden thrill shot through me as they turned down the corridor toward my cell. My heart stood still as I thought. Can they be coming for me? I had a sudden frenzy of fear that they might pass my door; but, no, they came straight on, halted, and Ross, a princi- rbti're freer' pal officer I had known him 20 years gave a thundering rap on my door and shouted, "I want yon. " Then a key rat tied in the lock, the door was thrown open and three friendly faces looked in. f aint, aeaaiy wntte, txemDiing like a frightened child, I ' started to my feet trying to speak, but no sound came from my lips for a moment At last I stam mered, "What's the matter?" Ross thrust his form through the door, and with face close to mine he said the thrilling words, "You're free!" I cried, 'I don't believe you," and Ross said, "Come on, my boy ; it's all right " Like one in a dream I passed out through the door of that little cell whose grim, narrow walls had frowned on me for a score of years and had in vain tried to crush my spirit Still like one in a dream I went down that long hall, listening only to the strange sound of my own footsteps and saying to myself : "It is all a dream. shall awake, as I have from thousands of like dreams, mid find myself again in my dungeon. I was led into the outer office, where some papers were read to me and then others given me to sign, but I listened or signed like one in a maze. Suddenly I saw Ross thrust the key into the outer door. That roused me, and the thonght flashed into my mind, Now I shall see a star. The heavy door rolled on its hinges ; the ponderous gate was flung back. Step ping out, I intuitively looked up, and a sudden awe fell upon me, for there, like a revelation, shone the milky way with its mulioned arch of radiant suns. At the sight of that miracle to glory my heart beat fast I realized that I was free, with health and strength, with courage to begin again the battle of life. and in my irrepressible emotion I cried aloud and my cry was like a prayer "uoaisgoodi" THE END. A Lake of Boiling Lava. Manna Loa, the gigantio Hawaiian volcano, has two craters or openings, one of which, Kilauea, is the largest active volcanic crater in the world. The mountain is 14,100 feet high, and Ki lauea is situated en the eastern side, about 4,000 feet above the level of the sea. This marvelous crater is really a vast lake of boiling lava which rises and falls continually by the action of sub terranean fires. In tossing to and fro bke a troubled sea of molten metal the lava is dashed against the cliffs and hardens there in the form of long, glassy filaments, gigantio knobs, miniature trees, and in imitation of grass, leaves, etc - Another form of glassy filament to do lonnd along the shores of this fiery lake is in the shape of queer bunches and tufts of lava made np of an aggre gation oi vitreous threads which the na tives call "Pelo's hair," Pele being the goddess to whom the mountain is dedi cated. These glassy threads appear to do caused by the passage of steam through the molten lava. In so doing small particles in the shape of bubble like balloons are thrown into the air, leaving a tail behind like a comet When the scene of these miniature steam eruptions is near a rock or the share all solid and cool surfaces are found cover ed with bunches of "Pele's hair. " This "hair" was formerly used in mystic native ceremonies, and of late years has been gathered in large quantities by curiosity seekers. St Louis Repub lic. Critical. "They tell me that the editor is not very well," said the poet's friend. "Ho is feeling quite badlv," was the reply. "I called on him this morning. ' "Is his condition critical?" "Worse than that It's abusive. " Washington Star. The licorice of commerce is the prod net of a plant known as Glycyrrhisa jiauie, giuwu ui me uona ui opsin. The root is gathered at certain seal of the year, and the licorice is extracted by a primitive and simple process. Over 17,000 different kinds of but tons bave been found in pictures' of me- warvaJ clothing, Than Lit taint Beds. Each day adds some new virtues to the long list, of those already credited the pneumatic tire. The latest of these is that the wheels of a bicycle be ing encircled by a band of mdia rubber and dry air, which is a perfect insu lator, the rider is completely insulated from the earth and consequently is im pervious to the attacks of the electric fluid. Any one who suffers from nervousness during a thunderstorm has now only to go into the dining room or the cellar and seat himself upon the saddle of a pneumatic tire bicycle to be perfectly safe from lightning stroke. As the chances of a man on a bicvele being struck by lightning bave been carefully calculated to be abont one in a billion, there will, of course, be some pessi mists who will deny that this newly discovered virtue of the pneumatic tire amounts to very much. Pearson's Weekly. Explained. "Pa, what is a trip hammer?" "It's the hammer, my son, that your ma leaves on the carpet when she hangs up a picture." Detroit Free Press. The first hand firearms cost about t30 each St Vitus' Dance. THE MODERN TREATMENT. Little Mabel Dorety Cared of St. rilm wan after four Pbyslclane had la eSTectmaUy Treated the Case. (front the Xiagara Fall Review.) Being told that the eiebt-vear old daughter of Mrs. Dorety, Ontario Avenue, had b.eo miraculously cured ot St. un dunce, we decided to investigate the case and asevrtain the facts. Accordingly we visited her home when, she related the facts as follow ; It is about tvro vcirs and a hair since Mabel was stricken with St. Vitus' dance causeJ by the weakening eS'ects of la grip; and rheumatism. Three local physicians were called in as was also one doctor or con siderable reputation from Kiazara Fa!!s, N Y. but in the lace ot the prescriptions ot these physicians and the best of care, Mabel crew ram.IlT worse. She could not be left ulnnn aa instant and was as helpless as an ia:int as she hnd no control of her limbs at alt. Site could neither walk without assistance nor take food or drink. At this staie one of the attending physicians said, " Mrs. Dorety, there is no use in my coming here any more. There is nothing that I know of can be done for tout little girl." well matter went on that wav tor a snort time with no better results till one dav I was rare the poor child was dving. I remembered harms; seen accounts ot St. Y itas aance cured by the use of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale Pennle and I determined to trv lliein. I was sk'-ntic-il as to the cft'.-et and oniv tried them as a la rjort, but was soon njrc'ablr surprised t the result. In less than three months she was so much letter that the ureas disease almost entirely disappeared, and the pills were discontinued. In a lew montlis, however, she showed that the symptoms had not be?n entirely eradicated from her system, so I hnd her attain commence the nse of t'.ie Pink Pills. I feel certain that all traces ol the awful malady will be swept away, for she goes to school now and we have not tnsli'lit est anxietv in lcavins her alone. Dr. Wil liams rink Tills are ccrtainlv a errand reme dy and t would not be without tlieai nnder anv consideration, for I think ther are worth their weight in gold, as in my little girl's case they nave been true to all they adver tise, l am only too glad to let otners Know of this miraculons cure through the use of Dr Williams' Pink Pills." Dr. Williams I'inK rills contain, in a con densed form, all the elements necessary to give new lite ana nenness to tue DiuoJ and restore shattered nerves. 1 bey are also a specific for troubles peculiar to female i, such as suppressions, irregularities and all forms of weakness. They build np the blind and restore the clow of health to lalc and sallow cheeks. In men they effect a radical cure in all cases arising tram mental worry, over work or excesses of whatever nature. 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Collect Rents. -The old fire and time tried company repre sented. Rates as low as any reliable company can afford. I Yonr Patronaee is Solicited. . Office 1820, Second At. " Harper Boaa Block. H0MT0E3US Bathi ot all kinda, including Turkish, plain, shampoo, else, trie, electro-thermal, etc., may be obtained at the Sanitarium Bath Booms, on the first floor of the Harper House. ROOMS OPES. For Ladies Front a. m. to IS m. oa week days For Gen tlemen From p. m. to 10 p.rn. on week days On Sundays the rooms will be open from 7 a. m. to 11 a. m. for Gentlemen only. Electric and Electro-thermal baths may be obtained at ant time daring business hours. Gymnasium connected with bttU rooms. The only aafe. Bore and reliable Female Pill ever offered to Ladies. Espe cially refxmuaentled to anarried Ladiea, Ask tor and take no other. Sbvd ron crnctxa a. nice tl.00 per box, boxes for $5.M. DR. MOTT'C tinU by T. M. Thaaue, dtoiat.