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71 li CORDER VOL. XXIV MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA., AUGUST 29, 1902, NO. ?i TME-nTSTERT' Of ?TjH]C ^f^mm^mm^^^^ i_H? inti i tlllllilllllllllllllllll fp^.y BY Fl o re nee "War d e n, r< (Author or "The Mouse on tty: Harsh." cl"c. ICprjTisht, IS??, Ly Istat Bonner's Sods. I CHAPTER XVI. m.mr** Continued. -..__, I The cold drive home of George Claris lind his niece began in silence. They were already in sight of the little group of buildings of .which the Blue Lion was the principal, when the girl, turning suddenly to her uncle, asked: "Uncle George, what is the matter? !Why are you different, different to me?" There was a pause. A struggle was going on in the man's breast, a strug? gle pitifully keen, between the love ho had always borne toward his Nell and the attacks of doubt and suspicion. It was In a husky, unnatural voice that he presently replied, parrying the ques? tion: ' "Different! How different?" ! "You know, you know," Nell whis? pered back. George Claris looked at her. And for a minute the old trust came back Into his heart, and he told himself that he was a fool, a miserable old fool, to allow a doubt of her absolute goodness and truth to enter his mind. And then again Hie ugly thoughts which had begun to darken his mind, subtly instilled by the doubt and sus? picion In all tiie minds around him, clouded over him once more. He could not give her an open answer, although he felt that it would have been better If he could have done so. He heaved a big sigh, And answered without look? ing: "Ah, well, my girl, it's uot so easy to be lively and cheerful with such things &% them," and he vaguely indi? cated the recent occurrence, jerking his whip back in the direction of Stroan, "happening under one's very windows, almost." 1 And then they both were silent, both Conscious at tbe same moment that they were close to the spot were the body of Jem SticUels bad been found on the previous Dight. Both uncle and niece looked furtively at the spot, easi? ly discernible by the trodden-down condition of the wayside grass. And then, quite suddenly, their furtive glances sought each ol tier's face, and tor a moment their eyes met. "Uncle," asked Nell, in a whisper, *'was the gun that fred the bullet found?" George Claris shook his head in an? swer. This, indeed, was the chief (".T.cu'ty With which the local police, put on their mettle by the presence ia their tnidst of Hemming, the Loudon di ac? tive, had to contend. The bullet found in tito head of Jem Stickels had evidently bern tired from an old-fashioned weapon, being of large size and of obsolete pattern. And Co weapon h?d been lound in the neighborhood, after a diligent and ex? haustive search. The theory of the Hoctors was that the bullet, had been discharged from a pistol rt a distance of at least some yards; but at pres? ent this theory had borne no fruit ex tept in the brain of the detective, Hem? ming. That astute person bad been revolv? ing in his mind an idea, which he took tare to keep to himself, and which led him, within an hour of the conclusion of the inquest, tn the direction of Shin? gle End. Where would Nell be so likely to find a weapon with which to commit the crime whicb freed her from her fear of Jem Stickels as at the house of an old soldier? Somewhere about the house, and probably lu a place with Which she, an habitue of the house, Was well acquainted, the old colonel SyjQijld be sure to kj_ey some mementos of his soldiering days; an inspection of which Hemming felt was very like? ly to give bim the clue he wanted. It was, us usual, Miss Bostal who Opened the door to him. Her prim face seemed to light up on seeing who lt Was. "Come in, do come In," said she, throwing the door wide open, and in? viting him to enter the drawing-room. "I do hope you have got some more news for ns. Do you know I hope more from what you will find out than from all these country policemen! If they were to sit and talk till midsum? mer, I don't believe they would be any nearer to finding o^i wlio did it than they are now." Tho detective smiled. ' "I think you are too hard upon them, ma'am," said he. "They think they're got a pretty good clue already. And they quite expect to make an arrest before man;" days are over." Miss Bostal. who had followed him Into the drawing room, and was pro? ceeding to light a solitary candle, after her hospitable custom, shrugged her little, thin shoulders impatiently. "They always say that. But what ll you think?" The detective did not answer at once. ^.ud when she 'urned to Inquire the feason of this, she perceived by the ex? pression of his face something had startled him. "What is the matter?" she asked, Quickly. "I suppose these dolnga have made me nervous, like the rest of them, ma'am," answered he. looking down at his hat, and brushing it carefully with his hand. "For I fancied I saw some? body looking in at the window." Miss Bostal looked at him curiously. It seemed to her that (rom where he stood he could see neither of the win? dows, nor even the reflection of one of them in the glass over the mantel? piece. However, she knew better than to argue with a detective. She walked to the windows, one after .he other, and looked out. "I don't see anybody," 6aid she. "It may have been one of the urchins of the place, peeping in out of curiosity. This room is not much used, and the light may have attracted him." "Very likely, ma'am." "And now what is there we can do 'or you, for, of course, you have come in business?" "Why, yes, ma'am. Things look very .lack against your young lady friend ponder.*1 And he nodded in the direction of the Blue Lion. "Now, Mr. Hemming, I will not hear i word against that girl," said Miss Bostal, with sudden warmth. "I tell you the notion Is absurd that the child should have had anything to do with lt And I am surprised to hear such a preposterous suggestion from a man of your discernment." The detective looked down at his hat. "It does you credit, ma'am, to take her part," he said, rather dryly- "Still, there are _some questions I must ask the colonel, if he will give me rive minutes. And I'm sure 1 shall be glad enough to help clear her. "My father will see you, I am sure," said Miss Bostal, promptly, goiug to the door. "Because he is as sure as I am that all light on this matter is in Miss Clarls's interest." Aud, rather resentfully glancing at liini as she went out, she crossed the stone-flagged passage, and told her father that the Loudon detective wished to see him. "Show him in here," Hemming heard tne colonel answer.. in_Jqnj?e much more disturbed "than his daugh? ter's. Miss Theodora ushered Hemming In? to the dining-room, which looked snug and warm after the cold bareness of the state apartment; and then she left the two men together. "I've come to ask you, sir," said Hemming, when he had apologized for intruding, "whether you have any fire? arms stored away about the house?" "Firearms? No, certainly not," an? swered the colonel, in a tone of indig? nation which showed that he scented Hemmlng's desire to connect his prop? erty with the outrage. "No offense, sir," .aid Hemming, per? suasively. "But I am bound to make I inquiries, as you know. I 6ee you've got a trophy on th" wall outside, with spears, a long Afghan gun, and-" "Why, that gun would do more harm to the man who fired it than it would to anything he fired at!" "And there's an old pistol there, too. May I look at that?" "Certainly you can, if you choose." The detective availed himself of the permission, and brought into the room from the place where they had hung on the wall of the passage, the Afghan gun, a short and heavy camel-gun, and the pistol in question. It was an old cavalry pistol, of obsolete pattern. This weapon Hemming proceeded to handle with interest. "Take care," said thc colonel, sud? denly ducking his head as the detec? tive held it up ami put his hand on the trigger. "It's loaded." "I think not," answered Hemming, quietly. And he pulled the trigger three or four times without effect. The colonel jumped up. "Why," cried he. "I loaded lt myself the other day! I was showing the la? dies how it was used, and I know I loaded it before I put it back in its place." "Ah," said Hemming, more dryly than ever, "lt's been used since then, sir. Will you show me the bullets you have by you? I want to compare them with one at the Stroan police station." "Why, man, yon don't mean to say you suppose-" "That you showed it to the ladies to some purpose? I'm afraid I do, sir." CHAPTER XVII. As soon ns Nell and her uncle rc I urned to the Blue Lion they were mei by the nurse who was attending Clif? ford. She said her patient was so anx? ious to see Miss Claris that she had Leen obliged reluctantly to give him permission to do so. fearing that he would worry himself into a fever if she refused. But, much to the nurse's surprise, Nell was even more reluctant to see him than she herself had been to give her permission to do so. It needed half a dozen earnest messages to per? suade her to go to the sick man's room. Clifford, who was lying in the little sitting-room, which had been given up to him, gave a long sigh of relief when he saw Nell. She was very pale, and Die expression of ber face was full of sadness and terror. 'Sit down here, Nell, beside me," said he in a weak voice, "and tell me why you look like that. I am not going to die. Is that what you are afraid of, dear?" Nell shook her head, and tried to smile, as she took his hand. A hoarse, rattling sound came from her lips, but no articulate word. Then, meeting his loving eyes, she broke down and burst I Into a passion of tears. Clifford did just the very best thing possible in the circumstances: he let her cry. With? out a word he sought and found her second hand, placed it with the other in his own left hand, while with his right he gently caressed her golden head. So she cried bitterly for a time, and then less bitterly, until, the press? ure of her acute misery relieved, she suddenly sprang back, snatched her hands away and dried her eyes. "Now, Nell, do you feel better?" asked Clifford, as a faint smile began to hover on the girl'., face. "Yes, I do, much better," answered she In a more self-possessed tone. "Now I can tell you something. My noc_te UUnks I?I?did it." "Shot"Jem Stickels?"^ "Yes." "Well, what on earth is he to think? It Is just what I should have thought myself If-" "If what?" "If I hadn't happened to be in love with you." Nell stared. "You don't mean that, really?" "Yes. but I do, though. Look here; I got the nurse to pay someone to go to the inquest and report to me. He did, when the jury adjourned ror luncheon. And now I've just heard of your evi? dence and the verdict, and I don't see how anybody, except me, could fall to suspect you. Yes, you." Nell, who had been very white, grew crimson as she looked at him. "You mean?that you suspect, me, too? You think me capable of??' "No, child, of course not. But I think you gave your evidence very badly, and that, you therefore can't ex? pect to be pitied. Now tell me why you didn't want to come and see me?" Nell silently hung her head. "Was lt because you didn't care If you never saw mc again?" Up went the face, radiant with pas? sionate denial. "Well, was lt because you knew I should ass you some questions?" Down went the face again. "What was lt you wanted to see me about when you sent for me to come down from town to see you?" She looked up at him with a face full of terror. "Ah, that's It," she whispered hur? riedly. "That is why I didn't want to see you. I knew you would want to know that. And now?I cannot tefl you!" "WThy not?" __LYesterdar." went on Nell, her voice getting lower. "I was going to ask your advice; for it was only a case of theft. To-day I dare not, for lt is now a question of?murder!" "You know something. Nell!" "I don't. I wish I did. But?I sus? pect. And I dare not whisper my sus? picion even to you, until I have felt my way to a little more knowledge. Now will you be content with that, aud not want to make me speak when I would rather be silent?" Clifford hesitated. "Wouldn't you trust me to be silent, too?" Nell began to look perplexed and miserable, drawn this way and that by conflicting feelings of love and duty. Clifford saw how keen the strug? gle was, and like a generous fellow, cut it short for her. "All right. Nell, you shall keep your secret. Only mind this: I must be the first to know it. Will you promise me that?" "Yes, oh, yes, and I thank you with all my heart." The weight of care sprang np from off the girl's heart at one bound. The entire trust which Clifford showed in her was just the balm her wounded soul needed, and the hour the nurse allowed her to spend by her lover's bedside, although it was passed almost in silence after this explanation, was one of happiness and relief so deep that she went out to face the world and her uncle's suspicion with fresh courage. Clifford's wound had proved moro serious than was at first supposed. There was risk of inflammation, and the doctors ordered that he was to be kept very quiet. When, therefore, that same evening, Hemming called at the inn. and asked to see Mr. King, ho would have been denied altogether if Clifford himself had not heard the in quiry and recognizing the voice, In? sisted on seeing the detective. "Well, and what do you want with me?" asked Clifford, with interest, as Hemming was shown into his tiny room. "Well, sir, I hear you've seen Miss Claris since the inquest," was the de? tective's abrupt opening. "Yes. Well?" "Well, sir. things look about a^black Tor her as they well can." jf And he gave the young man a mik wd look as he pronounced tb_a I statement Clifford said nujr.ilu$. and : licjnining went on: p "Knowing how you Jffcre?were n j friend of the young ladyfin,I thought I it only right you shouldpftow as I am ! downright certain wk?..was ot the j hot lom both of the ?Birder and the robbery; and I'm only waiting to mako the chain of proof a little stronger be? fore making au arrest." "Of whom?" "I leave you to guess, sir. I may tell you I've fouud the pistol"?Clifford started?"and the bullet fits it exact? ly." "Do you want to put any more ques? tions to Miss Claris?" asked Clifford, Imperturbably. "Well, the young lady seemed so un? willing?But. of course, If you think she wouldn't mind?after all, it's only a rehearsal like, and I dare say Bho knows that." To be Continued, A Minnesota Freak. There is a lady In the Fourth Ward who plays the piano not frpm custom or habit, but for musical purposes.? MiLU-.caj.olig J oumul, CRASH ON A TROLLEY CAR Three Persons Killed Outright and Many Injured Near Norfolk. IDLE TALK CAUSES THE WRECK. The Negligence of a Motorman Cost Three Persons Their Lives and the Serious Injury of Forty?Cars Were Telescoped and Shattered? Panic Ensued When they Came Norfolk, Va. (Special).?In a head on collision between two cars on the Bay Shore Terminal line three people were killed and many others badly in? jured. ; The accident occurred 400 yards be? yond Futas siding, about 3 1-2 miles from Norfolk. One car was coming from Ocean View and the other going to the View. The orders were that the shore-bound car should wait at thc sid? ing for the other. Motorman W. S. Yandell, it is charged, failed to obey the orders and thc crash came 400 yards be? yond thc siding. Yandell endeavored to jump, but was crushed between the telescoped cars and died banging by his right leg. Motorman C. B. Coldcn, of the other car, applied the air brakes as sdon as he saw thc danger, the collision occur? ring on a curve, and then tried to jump, as did Linwood Fentrcss. the 10-year old son cl' R. B. Feu! ress. Cold rn and young Fcntress were caught under thc platform of the shore-bound car. which piled up on the other, and were killed outright. Colden's head was al? most torn from his body and both legs were cut off. Fentrcss was crushed to death. Both cars were full of Sunday excur? sionists and few escaped uninjured. Help was telephoned for and physicians and ambulances were hurried] to the wreck. A GLORIOUS VICTORY. Unconditional Surrender of the Enemy Ends Ihe War Game. Rockport, Mass. (Special).?The great naval war game was completed by the capture of Commander J'ohn E. Pillsbury and thc imaginary sinking of his ships by Rear Admiral Francis J. Higginson's squadron at 5.20 o'clock Sunday morning. The gigantic "search problem" of thc United States Atlantic Squadron, on which naval experts of the world have been figuring since noon Wednesday, thus closed as every patriotic American desired. The enemy was first met and then captured. The end came like a clap of thunder. Thc mimic battle wa.; short and decisive. The triumph of the Americans was complete, in that a su? perior force was opposed to the enemy within the stipulated time of six hours. But Commander Pillsbury's quick dash toward Salem harbor, with his near ap? proach to the coast, slipping through fhe cordon of speedy cruisers and elud? ing the line of racing torpedo boats that stood guard in defense, was in a meas? ure a triumph for his squadron. Com? mander Pillsbury was within 20 mules of Salem harbor when he was located. AN AX TRUST IS PLANNED, Grindstones, Too, Included In (his New Pro? jected Combine. Louisville (Special)?The Times says: "Charles D. Gates, president and gen? eral manager of the Turner. Day & Woolworth Handle Company, has just returned from New York, where he con? ferred with the capitalists who are pro? moting a $25,000,000 trust to take in all the ax. handle and grindstone fac? tories in this country and Canada, the plants to be operated under one manage ment "Plans for thc formation of the trust have been perfected and arrangements already have been made to take over I the larger plants. Men of great wealth are interested in the project, which is to , be financed by a big NewrYork trust company, An offer of $1.000,0.0 has been made for thc Turner' Day & Wool? worth plant." _/.-? Mlnt-Welgher a Suicide. New Orleans. La. (Special);?Henry j Kohlbasse, chief weigher, in flic United | States Mint, committed suicide here j An examination of 'Kohjbasse's ac rourrts resulted in a statctnent by Su- 1 perintendent Southern tbo.t here was 0 mortage of $775. The Government i-> protected by a bond for $10,000. The laking of stock hi&been going on at :hc mirot for sometime, preliminary to l change of superintendents. Aeronaut's Terrible Pall. Danville. III. (Special).?At the Hong* Fair 12.000 people saw the aero yj\tCU Vf. Sartcll. ol Fairwell. Mich fall 1.200 fret. When he cut loose from his balloon his parachute failed to open. His feet were driven into the earth six inches and there was compound fracture of both legs. Mc may recover Sat tell's wife was killed two months ago hy a fall from a balloon near Cairo. 111., thc parachute refusing to open. Pelee A-jain Bursts Forth. Castries (By Cable).?Officers of the steamer Dahome. which arrived herc, report a severe emption ol Mount Pe ee, Martinique. The eruption was fol OWOd by total darkness for a distance ?f five miles from thc volcano. It was .0 minutes before it again became light. Thc Dahome was obliged to change her .'oursc to escape the dust which fell hickly on her deck. Horns Taken from Wild Man. Syracuse, N. Y. (Special).?-Physi? cians nt ihe Hospital of thc Good Shep? herd here removed "from the scalp ol Calvin Bird, a negro, of Pearson. Ga., a silver plate in which were two stand? ards tated for attaching two goat's horns when he toured the country in side shows as the "Wild Man ol Borneo.' !5i'-d says he met a doctor in Central America, who took him to a hospital Jt Pearson and had the plate inserted, irst giving him an anesthetic, and when lie awoke he found tiie p'a'.e in his ?>calp, with two horns protruding. SUMMARY OF THE LATEST NEWS. Domestic. The Transmississippi Commercial Congress, in session ill St. Paul, Minn.. passed a resolution stating that the wealth of thc entire country will bc concentrated in lite hands oi a few people if formation of trusts is permit? ted to continue. Charges of violating the Immigration Laws have been made against Senor Degatau, Porto Rican commissioner to thc United States. Ile has been ad? vertising for natives of Porto Rico to go to the United States to study and work. One man was killed and a score or more persons were injured in a cable :ar accident in Kansas City. Thc car became unmanageable and ran down a steep hill, crashing into another car at the bottom. Mayor Knight, of Buffalo, has issued a proclamation suggesting that me mo rial services be held in that city on Sun? day, September 14, the first anniversary of the death of President McKinley In New York the directors of the Southern Railway passed the dividend on thc preferred stock. Holders of that and of common stock want period of voting trust extended. ? Rev. James K. Hazen, secreter) of publication of the Southern Presby? terian General Assembly, died at Ins home, Bon Air. Va. Burrell Thompson, for assaulting a woman, was sentenced to be hanged in New Kent county, Ya., on Septem? ber 22. It is estimated that 5.000 policemen are guarding the idle coll ie lies in til'.' Pennsylvania anthracite region. Rev. Dr. Morgan Wood, of Cleve? land, declines to be a Democratic can? didate for Congress in that city. The Union and Consolidated Trac? tion Company ol Chicago offers an in? crease in wages to its employees. Gambling places in Richmond, Va,, are being raided so frequently that no comment is caused. Gcorger Easter, colored, was hanged at Emporia, Va., for murder. He con? fessed his crime. Wireless telegraphy is being success? fully used for commercial purposes to Catalina Island. A combination of ail the axe fac? tories, with a capital stock of $25,000, 000, is proposed. The Ne>w York Coffee Exchange wil bc closed on Saturdtiv before Labor Day. 'ITic Universal Peace Union is in ses? sion at Mystic City, Ct. In Chicago anthracite coal advanced to $0, per ton. Thc executive committee of the Na? tional Association of Newsdealers. Booksellers and Stationers, adopted a resolution for the organization of a newsdealers' co-operative news com? pany. Jones Woolsey, arrested in Kentucky for making moonshine whisky, was too fat to bc taken into the courtroom for trial, which will take place in the open. The body of Miss Olive Broad, mid? dle-aged, was found on the outskirts of Cornish, Me. Sile had been murdered. Robbery is the assigned cause. Foreign. Sir Thomas Lipton narrowly escaped serious injury by his automobile run? ning into an iron railing nca<r London. The machine was wrecked and he was bruised. The Sultan of Morocco also had a close call in an automobile wreck. Tiie Vatican authorities have com? pleted thc collection of documents bear? ing upon the friar lands for thc usc of the apostolic delegate to Manila, who will shortly be named. The Pope is reported to be alarmed over the refusal of the French bishops to support any aggressive policy in op? position to ; the rigid enforcement ot the I>aw of Associations. Admiral, von Diedrichs. whose expe? rience with Admiral Dewey in Manila Bay gamed him world-wide notoriety, has resigned his po5t as chief of staff of thc German Navy. Sit Robert Bond, the premier and co lon'lal secretary of Newfoundland, sail? ed for thc United States to reopen ne? gotiations for '.he ratification of the Bond-Blaine convention. Tiie bodies of two Englishmen and two guides were found near the summit of ihe mountains near Grindi.-wald. Switzerland. They had attempted to ascend thc Wetterhorn. The Sultan of Turkey assured the United States Minister 'Jiat all pending claims would be settled, and begged the Minister to resume his friendly rela? tions. It is reported that a Macedonian rev? olutionary committee has been organiz? ed for the purpose ol effecting the as? sassination of the Sultan ot Turkey. The report is believed that the ht ? Cecil Rhodes bequeathed to the Coun? tess of Warwick lands in South Africa which have been sold for $1,000 ocd. Another severe eruption ot;. Mount Pelee occurred Thursday, and Che vol? canic d'.ist caused darkness for a dis? tance of five miles from the'-crater. M. Jusseraod, thc French ^ninir.rer at Copenhagen, hhs bow'selected as the sr.ccessor of-Jyles Grim bon ns ambassa? dor to Washington. ??? jj . ?A mysterious delay has occurred in the shipment of the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Chaflltq L. Fair from Paris to New York*. Rutherford Stuyvesant, a New York clubman, was fined in London for driving his automobile at too fast a pace. That French feeling against Germany is u strong as ever was shown in thc .needles cf Bishop Turinoz, of Nancy, and General Cuny at the celebration of the anniversary of the battle of Mars la-Tour. Owing to the conflict ol authority in thc Turkish government, the United State, minister is having considerable difficulty in making the Porte settle ' the quceions at issue. Financial. Morgan is home, but Schwab ha for. e. Lehigh Navigation, thc Rip Van Winkle of the market, has been awak? ened. Jersey Central's June earnings dc I creased $510,000. One effect of the j coal strike. National Lead declared a regular quarterly dividend ot 1 3-4 per cent, on the preferred stock. American Railways directors have declared a quarterly dividend of 1 1-4 [per cent., payable September 16. Mcxic&fl ,r'" rca'l".v overcome Law of Hair. ,_ , . Dweaaed Hoofs gundBormtchasfa hoe Mustang Liniment ?esmuksandcattlai Farmers try it. _ft? ,U _____? ? lt! A toad under a harrow sutlers no moro than tho fiiifhfnl hoTM that is tortured with Spavins, Swinney, Harness Soros. Sprains, etc. Most horse owners know this and apply the kimi of sympathy that heals, known far and wido as Mexican Mustang Liniment. Never foils?not even in Hie rnosl aggravated cases. Cures caked udder in cows quicker than any known remedy. Hardly a disease peculiar to muscle, skin or joints that cannot 1>. cured by it. Mexican ,Ul??!1Jf '?"?'''' 'M ?*?Mrcetfor . \\ md uulls, opruinit nnd (.Uni Lumps. tVlustani!* Liniment lrl-c.-:. ?'.-...?nv ancl-3uleaii.condition. A MEW OLD PARE Por sixty years the NEW-YORK WEEKLY TRI13 UNE han been a nntional wceklv newspaper, read al mo: ;t entirely by farmers, and has enjoyed the confi? dence and support of ibo American people to a degree never attained by any ahniUr pub [cation. TUM NEW-YORK TRIBUNE FARMER l* made absolutely for farmers and tbeir families. Tl.o drat number wbs issued November 7th, 1901. Every department of agricultural industry is covered by special contributors who are 'cidcni In thi* respective Hues, and tbe TRIBUNE FARMER v. ii I he io every sens* a high class, up tu date, live, enterprising paper. pro. .um iv ill astra) ed wPh picture* of live stock, model build 1 ii_? s and homes, sgricultuial machinery, etc. Furmers1 wives, sona and daughters will find special puces for their entertainment. K . ular price, (1.00 j.?*r year, but you SM boy it with yous favorite hpine weekly newspaper, Thc Highland Recorder, i ss v ar for -M. 50. Send your sttbeettptlons and uiom-y to THE RECORDER, Blouterey, Va. Bend jronr nr.m an I ad lrca? m iho KEW YORK TUI. I mm: r.u:"!i:. Nw fork Citj. and ? free Munni*, topf I trill b. millie i lo you. NEEDED SYMPATHY And the Physician Was Perfectly Willing to Give lt to Her at $5.00 an Hour "When Dr. Pills went abroad," said the young physician, "he left me in chargo ot' his practice, and opposite one address in his book he made a mark?I won't say what it was?but ' it meant that I was to call at that house every day, without fail. I naturally expected to find the case a serious one, but owing to another mark beside the name I learned that nothing in the world was amiss with the patient. "It was a woman, and she lives in a handsome house in the best quar? ter of the town. She has a husband who is wrapped up in his business, and two grown sons, who have their own affairs to attend to. I found her in bed, her elderly face topped by a coquettish invalid's cap. A lace shawl lay about her shoulders, and a silk quilt was Spread carefully; over her. "Every time I went to see her I found her in a *djforenj, toilet Even the quilt was "never alike two days in succession. There was absolutely nothing the matter with her but what I may call heart ennui. She was rich, but she hadn't anything in tho world to Interest bar. and that is all. THE EXTREMES OF INDOLENCE. Japanese Women of Rank Are the Laziest on Earth. In a recent address In Tokyo a prominent Japanese educator said: "The indolence of Japanese ladles ls something amazing. I know a daugh? ter of a certain peer, neither an old court nor a feudal peer, hut a bland new one, and this young lady's indo? lence is really beyond the idea oi or? dinary mortals. She will not even open her mouth of herself. Ar. soon as the time to retire to her bed ar? rives she issues her order, 'Now I will retire,' and at at once three mr four maids spread the underquilts, help her?or, rather make her, for she simply stands like a doll-'to change her clothes, and at last tho girl, ,swaddled In her night garment, ls put to bed just like a person suffering .from a serious Illness, and so the poor I thing goes to sleep and releases her maids from their trouble till the morn? ing, when the daily routine is resum They didn't pet her, nor make of her. She was simply pining for a little sympathy. It diverted her to seo me come In. "It pleased her to be able to talk about herself to somebody who would listen. She grined In her own esti? mation from having her pulse felt every day. She wanted the doctor to plan her day for her. Some day-. I ordered her to drive in a closed carriage. Other days I told her a drive in her victoria would do her a world of good. I always cautioned lier to wrap up well. I gave her sym? pathy and attention, and I made her feel that she was an object of inter? est to at least one person. "Of course, she was silly and sol fish too, but if her thickheaded fam? ily had only thought of flattering her, of making of her, of treating her with anything besides their unvarying, un? emotional kindness she'd never have fancied herself an Invalid. As it was, and as it is, she pays $5 a visit for the chance to talk to somebody who ls sympathetic, and I'm willing to supply sympathy to the whole town at that orice."?Washington Post. ed. First of all she issues to the maids waiting In her anteroom this extraordinary order, 'I shall get up now,' and then the process exactly the reverse of that of the night before ls forthwith commenced by the girls. Day after day this routine i.s gone through and the spoiled child of the proud upstart peer forces herself from her mistaken notion as to dig nlty to lead tiie life <>f an Invalid and to cripple the normal develop? ment of her body." Gillette a Real Sherlock Holmes. William Gillett^, whose Impersonal tlon of Sherlock Holmes has become po famous, has acquired much of tho cunning of the character he portrays, and on being interviewed by the news? paper reporters extracts from them all they know without himself Impart? ing any information. On his return from Europe the other day all the Bon? ton scribes sought to learn of his fu? ture plans, but were obliged to aban? don the effort.