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T!ia heart that la soonest awake to the flower !
L nl ways I Iih t mt to Us tonclmd by the thorn,1 '
Tlio heart tluit awakens to lore's lusrueat potseni ;
1 always thn Ural that lii bitterness ruouru.
Colli heart that to poiwlon can never awaken
Escape all thn ills disappointment can trinj.
Tin' gather do rosea th leaves the bare
Ad1 Dover a thorn for them loaves a sting.
The acme of lll., and thn Tate of true Borrow, .
Are know a but to hart refined to excess.
The siiuli(ht of love some shadow miu.t borrow,
Aud tear lropit oft follow love's fondest carets.
Yet who -4ild forego the thorns of our sorrow.
When rones may scatter their jetaU of lovef
If RiTi-f coiue4 today, joy waits for the morrow.
And sadness ou earth ends In gladness above.
"Uwendollne" Id Ouce a Week.
THREE HOURS OF TERROR.
It was aljotit nix years S0. I recall
the Kcciio tuxd tbo circuioataucea vividly
to ciiiuL I cm soe now the large Bauare
room iu an old faabJoood rambling hotel
lu the quaint little lowu of L- , in Oer-
mauy, where I aat that night. It was
winter. Without it was dark and deso
late The naked branches of the trees
rvjayed and tossed as if tortured by the
a-ruel Llafttn from the north; the tiny river
that erstwhile danced so gayly over the
atones in its bed at the foot of the garden
was stilled aud stiffened in an ley em
brace., an'l the wind moaned and rattled
at the casements like a belated wanderer
beeginir for shelter.
Within there was warmth and light
and luxury. The monumental porcelain
stove placed close up in a corner, as if,
like a 8U'ertluoua piece of furniture, to
pt't it out of tho way, had unobtrusively
diffused n delicious, languorous summer
warmth throughout tho room. A softly
(shaded lamp burned upon tho table, and
I. wrapicd in a cosy tea gown, was half
reclining on a quaint old chaise longee.
I h:id beeu reading the "Lotus litters."
' I low sir't it wto
With half tihut eye) ever to seem
Fulling asleep iu a half dream!
wero still running through my head. I
was full of the spirit of tho poem. My
old nursd and constant companion sat in
tho ncxi room, where I could see her
through tho ojeii door, nodding, nodding
so sleepily. Tho cathedral tones of the
old clock on tho ebelf fell upon my ears.
I counted tho strokes one, two, three,
four, live, six, seven, eight, nine, ten,
Is was time to send nurse to bed, but
lazily I watched her head drop agaiu and
again, too idly content to find will enough
to speak t her. The house was pro
foundly still. I could hear the regular
breathing of the nurse, and.even my own
Suddenly I wa3 aroused by the light
steps of slippered feet on tho stone floor
of the hall. They halted, . there was a
hurried tap at my door, and,' before I had
timo to Risrnno a sitting posture, tho door
vns linn fpen and thero stood a gentle
! ruse to i:iy f'.-ct end bo-Tgcd "to
l.iuv.v to vi:t chance i was indebted for
x uiu't :.: ly :'. vi .it. I:y closed tho door
.rently. t'.c:i with his u.-.ual superb mail
rr s:"i!;t.:d mo: "I be your pardon, rnad-
I Lave iutrtiled. I was going to
1. seeing a light under your
y.t 'lit I might venture to stop
i i;! :n:':jts' chat with you.
l.:.d j.i !, n ye:ir, and had met
t ;;. intruder, iir. D ,'frjnently at his
vj,k.-r'.s house; h' hid also culled npnq
' in, f-o wo v.ero not strangers. lie was a
iuau of rather attractive personal appear
uee. ftbout medium height, slender and
graceful, with tho manners of an old
c(urii-.T. Ho was n lino musician and
t ll;?gul:t. and well versed in tho history
(fa-l literature of tho several countries
whv-- ;tnguago ltr spoke, and was also a
LriLiiuut :9Uversationalist. Still, not
withstanding All these accomplishments
jind his charmiBg manners, there was
pomethin? rcpellant abouj the man, some-
.thing uudennablo, that mado eyery one
-"iialf afraid of him.
Well, iu reply to the impliod question
to whether he might remain or not, 1
tiaii that I had been In the land of tin?
joins eaters, pointing at the same time to
t he took I Lad laid upon the tabic; that
the smell of the lotus leaves had almost
closed my eyelids, that my old nurse was
nodding, ana t feareo l musi as pna iiy
visit trujrht be brief.
As brief as too desire, madam," s3d
he; 'wj!v there is something I should like
to tell oil before I go."
IIo ey ed dU (Curiously as I sat down, and
I felt a shiver cf jreppgnance go over me.
He advanced to tbJ table, took up a vol
ume of Mrs. Browning, .ft?r turn
ing over the leaves several tunes, teadi
As one alone, once not alone,
I sit and knock at Nature's door.
Heart bare, heart hungry, very poor.
Whose desolated days go on.
Hosin? the book with a siffh, he said.
i.n lx-?n to twice ud and down the
room: "Did you know that I was once en
gaged to bo mcrrieUT l never see irs.
Jirosvning without thinkingof my fiance."
0hen w; some time he walked to and fro,
lr oblivious of my presence, quot
ing from jfroan. French and English
niitl.i.r. and withal delightfully, until
one stroke of the clock admonished ma
l.r. it wanted but a half hour till mid
night. I reraiuded Mr. Ji that a half houf
had gone bv and he had not yet told m?
tio object of his visit. I suggested that
be Lad to tell mo might do for
serial ftory, and I would take the poetry
for the teroductory.
IIo Casht5 . savage glance over toward
in. One qukfc t tep and ho was at my
f!de. saring. la ioW tone: "Uhydoes
.Vhesit tLeref pointing lo j pia nurso.
Send her away."
y I reolied. :1 shall as soon as you are
m - - ...... . - 1 - t . I A. 1 "
cone. V. itu O aeviusn oos iaai ueura
description ho stoooed till his face was
close to mine ; and - said peremptorily:
"Send her away, I tell you." I had heard
asLprt time before that at one time lu
In his Jife Mr. B had been Insane, but
I had U?ubted It. It was rare to find a
more cuMvated or elegant man orocd
who was more punctilious In the observ
ance of all the conventionalities of soci
ety That moment bis face was like the
face of a demon, and as I looked Into Lis
eyes I doubted it no longer, nd my herp
sank like lead within me. hat if te
old weakness had attacked him again? I
asked myself. At that hour I knew that
every soul in the hotel would be la
and the nurse and myself were virtually
alone. iid I dare to call for help? f.iis
eyes were fixed upon me. - I think he read
my thoughts. An Impulse to protect
myself mado me rise and move toward
the door. Quick as a flash he stepped iu
front of me. locked, the door, had th
key up lfore me for an instant, thea
dropi-cd it Into Lis pocket. . I knew now
that I had an insans man to deal witn.
Bo. howT It would take all the courage
end self possession I could mustfT to do
it. There was little time to consider; If I
made a false ' more there w-ia no UUsj
The nurse still sat nodding In her
chair. It was useless to alarm her, for V
know she was too timid o ba of any ser
vieo to i:ie; but I must act. I quietly
went to her and told her to go to her
room it adjoined the one In which she
pat but not to go to bod. as I might need
hor Then. HSKiiming the coolust manner
possible, Irronsed tho sit ting room, opened
the r.tove door and renewed the lire, and
while my fare was turn from him said,
"The farce has lasted an hour. Mr. 11 ,
and I fail to appreciate it. However, if 1
etill have patience to listen, will you tell
mo wny you aro tierc? i rose tuen iu;u
resumed my seat on the chaise longue.
IIo always moved qutcuiy, out steaitn
ily, like a cat; and with some such move
inmit Iia nmn lioldml tiiA and whlsnered.
close, close to my ear: "Are you not afraid
. , Will, ..... fclvlv ctumliilir
slill In my veins 1 auswerod: "Not at all.
Why should 1 be? You must bo out of
"That's lust it." said ho. Then re
suming hl3 walk up and down the room.
he continued: "Lhd you never near mat. i
had ouco been insane?"
"Yes," I replied. "I did hear something
of tho kind; but that was many years ago,
I believe; an Illness, was it not? How
ever, whatever you wero then will hardly
excuse you for vour conduct to-night. '
Ho stopped, eyed me cunousiy tor a mo
ment, then crossed the room swiftly to
where I sat, aud stooping, put his hand
about my throat. He clasped It with his
long, slender fingers, gently, very gently,
as he said: "What a strange, evanescent
thing life is; I could crush itout so easily
see!" with a closer pressure "I could
kill you with my thumb and finger,"
I disengaged the hand, and pointing to
a chair near me, 1 begged him to be seated,
lie obeyed. I asked: "Do you remember
anything of your life In the asylum?" A
sad, pained look came over his face; the
demon was overcome for the moment at
least. I had struck the right chord. He
replied: "Yes; I remember everything.
Shall I tell it to you?"
(Had of tho respite, and hoping to find
a way to control him eventually, I settled
mvself to listen to his story. 1 give it in
his own words a? nearly as I can recall
From tho time I was 10 years of age I
was a sort of wanderer. I was oducuted
portly in Germany and finished at Oxford,
England. Thence I went to Franco,
where I spent two years, aud after that I
lived for somo time iu Australia. I finally
landed In India, whero I expected to go
Into business with my brother-in-law. A
short time after my arrival there I suf
fered a sunstroke which almost, cost mo
my life, and utterly dethroned my rea
son. For six mouths 1 was a great care
to my fcister, but at the end of that time
I was entirely restored, both mentally
and physically, and wo determined to go
to St. Petersburg. It had been our chrid
hood homo, and shortly after our arrival
there we were in the fashionable world,
meeting old friends and making new ac
quaintances. Among tho latter was the
Countess L., a lovely girl of 19 years.
S!io h;id soft dark eyes, full of passion, a
complexion Jikc a ripo pencil, and a mouth
ah! 1 dare not re-.ii!! her fuco. It makes
ni i j;ul oven now, and I am old and gray,
an I :;ho is dead.
Knougli. I loved her, I won her love.
The formalities of ft betrothal were gone
through with, our friends had congratu
lated iu, and within a few months wo were
to bavo been married. I was wild with
hanpiness. Alas! why did I not die then!
I Lad unbounded faith iu her, my lady
love, but I became absurdly jealous. 1
was haunted by all sorts of fears. It was
a:j if soma evil pplrit had taken possession
of nie. which neither' my reason nor h;r
devoted affection could exorcise. I would
lio awake at night and imagine I heard
her calling to mo for help; at another
time sumo fiend would whisper to me that
mv love was untrue. So I doubted and
trusted her by turns and almost brokoher
heart with my foolish fancies. 1 Unew
that all my trouble was but $.he effect of a
sickly imagination, and I would determine
again and again to fight off tho weakness,
only to become more and more a victim.
So piy nights were spent in torture ond
my days in agony lest some one should
discover my condition.
One day I became possessed with tho
Idea that my fiancee had need of ine; I
could hear her elgh and weep. I hurried
to the house, gained admission, and when
she came to meet me I fell at her feet and
implored her to tell me the cause of her
trouble. She coldly repelled me; told me
I was Jealous pf phantoms; that I had an
noyed her greaijy and eha would decline
to see rod again unbiss I pould fcehaye like
a sane man. "LiV a sane man." "
insane then? Whether I was op not. she
had aroused a demon in me. I jumped to
my feet, sprang at her like a tiger and
claepd her in these arms so savagely
that cmshd and frightened the poor
darling out of Hfe. 8he nttjred a de
spairing err and the next moment she Jay
at my feet like a frozen flower. ,Can you
conceive of my agony as I looked at her,
dead, quite dead, as I supposed. I had
killed tho woman I adored, and I knew I
was mad. Yes, a lunatic. She had seen
it and J had half realized It myself for
somo time, but I had kept the secret from
my friend with alf the cunning of a lu
natic. Well, they bound mo and took me to
my home. I was adjudged insane and
was sent to an asylum, where for ten
years I lyed upon the rack, conscious of
my surroundings, recalling daily the Part
ing Bcenes with my fiancee, tne hurried
seizure of my person, my bound arms and
the final fuming of the key of my prison.
All sorts of fancies kept my brain in a
whirl. At one time, 1 thought that fha
flies in my room were soldiers and I would
try and marshal them in line, and because
they would not obey I would go into vio
lent paroxysms of rage which would al-w-a
end' in straight jacket. Then a
lon'gblant would 'follow, and when an
other lucid moment would: come f could
remember distinctly all that had oc
curred. The ond fusion that was with
me ever, even In my sanest moinepts, was
that when I killed my beloved that her
spirit had entered a dove which had found
Its way Into my room and hovered above
.me always. When J lifted pry eyes I
could see her ever with outstretched
wings, aud my ears were filled with her
My recovery was retarded because I
could not eat. Try as I would I could not
moke myself swallow. I knew J hat food
was placed upon the table for me to eat,
and I would try again and again to lift it
to my lips, but my will was not strong
enough to compel obedience of my hands.
When my keepers forced me to swallow t
seemed to me that I could hear the dove
uttering hemost plaintive cries, and upon
her white breast weald appear a drop of
blood, as If I had wounded lir. There
were intervals when I realized that Ihese
... . 1 . 1 tn..lAa
- sights ana sounns. yrpreoiuy umwin, uu
that If 1 could poly control niyself could
be set free. I dreaded the horrors of the
straight jacket, and knew well that If I
, djd not ken ciltt 1 ruli tave to tretr
It. '! r - -ir'Vr?t
mooting fancies would return aud the old
experiences wero lived through onco moro.
In tiiis way almost ten years of my lifo
paused away. In all that time I Lad never
voluntarily swallowed a morsel cf food
At length nly physicial condition was
such that my sister determined to bring
mo to South Germany, where there was a
celebrated insane expert. I remember
distinctly the first time he came into my
room. I was i'consclons of no physical
presence,' I only saw a pair of enormous,
persuasive, compelling cvcb, which were
following me about the room and enforc
ing obedience. I was their captive, their
slave. A cup of bread and milk was
placed upon the table. Tho eyes bade mo
eat of it. 1 tried to lift the cup but couid
not. The eyes came toward me, I felt the
touch of the spoon uiom my lips, the
taste of food In my mouth, and 1 swal
lowed it. ..You cannot guess the joy I
felt. No strait jacket confined me, the
dove inoano 1 no longer, I was free at last.
So for days and weeks thesa watchful
eyes, which reemotl to burn into my very
soul, catuo to nonquer me, -and 1 grew
strong and restful. I could think, I could
reason, I knew eome mighty change was
taking place in me.
Oue day the eyes came as usual, and
stopped just opposite mo, whero a flood of
light from the window fell full- upon
them. Suddenly there appeared round
about them a luminous mass, which, us I
gazed, formed itself slowly into first a
forehead, then a chin and cheeks. Oh.
heavensl it was a man's face! I was too
fascinated to move. Gradually I saw the
shoulders forming, then the arms and
body, and finally the feet, which were ad
vancing toward me. A voice said: "Come,
Mr. B , will you not have somo break
fast?" I was utterly submissive, and we
sat upon tho edge of the bed while he fed
me the contents of a bowl he held In his
hand. From that day I knew only his
will, and as my health Improved my
reason was gradually restored. I slept,
ate aud lived like any other man.
Ono day in June, ten years from the
time I was first locked up. I was invited
to tako tea with the doctor's family. You
can imagine mv sensations when I was
received by the doctor's wife in the family
room. I knew that I had been insane and
that I was cured, and hereafter I was to
be free. I resumed my relations with my
family beforo a great while, and was per
mitted to go homo. I have lived a wan
dering life ever since, but. strangely
enough, never daring to stay away for
any length of time from my dear doctor
of tho eyes. There have been times during
the past ten years when a very devil would
seem to enter hiy body, but a couple of
weeks under the doctor's care would al
ways rid me of it.
I am at this moment not entirely sano.
IIave you not seen it? My abrupt en
trance into your parlor to-night aud my
threatening to kill you should have
alarmed you. Why did you not call as
sistance? Why, even now, with the
slightest pressure upon your throat, I
could stop your breath.
I was quito alouo. The fire had died
down anu my teeth were chattering with
tho cold. The lamp had almost burned
out; the wholo house, the village, even,
was wrapped iu slumber. With a super
human effort I rose to my feet and said,
coolly and distinctly: "Your story wa3
most interesting. If it is not all told' let us
Jiave it 'to be continued,' " and smilingly
I stepped to tho door and took tho knob
in ono hand, while I held out tho other
one for the key. IIo handed it to me and
I unlocked the door, never takingmy eyes
from his for : an instant. -I opened tho
door; be bent over, and, like a courtier of
tho olden time, lifted my finger to his
lips, end with the remark, "You are a
bravo wjjuian.'f passed out into tfy hall.
I closed the door, lqcked jt and &rev the
bolt. I glanced at the clock. It was
about to strike 8. For three hours, then,
I had been locked iu that room alone with
a madman. The strain was over; my
strength was gone; my knees gave way
under me; my head swam. I tried to call
and. then all was oblivion. My nurse told
mo 1 was lying against the' tfoqr stone
dead when she found me. I never hear
tho ehufilo of slippered feet that-1 do not
shudder. It always recalls that night of
As soon as I recovered from my fright I
was told that about 10 o'clock in the
morning tho "doctor of the eyes" had
coino and taken Jlr. B r- to the asylum.
The above story is true in every detail.
A Boy's Periods of Growth.
Based upon his measurements and an
uotatiflijs, MaIlLng:Hansen framed the fol
lowing rule: The Weight pf a hoy ranging
from the age of 0 to 15 undergoes throe
Seriods annually a maximum, a me
ium, and a minimum period. The
maximum period lasts four aud a half
months, commencing iu August and end
ing h? mldde of Pecember; the medium
stage has the same duration, from the
middle' of December to the end of "April.
The minimum period appears during' - the
remaining three months, from the end of
AprU it tnjb end of JfpJy. The ncfeaso n
weight during the' maximum period is
three times that of the medium period,
and almost all the gain of the medium
period is again lost during tho minimum
period." Frani the working pf this. lav
it follows that In changing the diet at
academies, schools and asylums, the sea
sou should be considered. A good diet
would give less satisfactory results if ob
served fron? April to Juno, than a poorer
diet if noted 'from August until Decem
ber. -Julius 'Stindo' In" Popular Science
A lxck of Hair.
It Is singular that the hair of the hu
man head should always have been held
as something sacred, and to be associated
with sacred acts. Not to speak of the
way In which we cherish the lock shorn
from' the dead, or the way in which 'the
lover treasured his mistress' curl, the hair
has long had place in ceremonial acts . of
sacrifice. As the strength of Samson, ac
cording to the old Bible narrative, was. a
his .hair, so it would appear that Achillea
felt himself still giving of his life and
strength when he cut off his yellow locks
to cast them on the pyre of Patroclus."
Constahtihe bad the halt; of Lis son Ilerc.r
llus dispatched to the pope as evidence
that he begged the pope to become tho
lad's adopted father. And as late as the
Eighth century people of rank were in tho
habit pf waiting, before cutting the hair
of their cbild' fo the first timo; until th
cutting could be done by somo Individual
whom they particularly wished to honor,
or whose patronage they desired to se
cure, the act constituting the individual
a sort pj spiritual Lrent. Harper's
Bazar. ' ' "
For he sake pf being consistent a man
juii stupid enough "to be consistent will
go and do and say the same fool' thins be
has done and said before. The foci cavnet
rood nr as for Dress. . .
I noticed four exceedingly handsomo.
but rather loo striking tuifor suits for
young lauii? all. in Lincoln green The
jackets have lung pocket tlups with cnor
tuous black buttons, and the fronts are
braided elaborately with thick, round
cord Green felt hats with high rolling
rims and block cock's feathers go with
them, and gauntlet gloves of yellow
suede I asked the tailor what these were,
and he said lie hod mt the slightest idea
himself They Lad been ordered by four
young ladies of the highest families, but
ho thought they wero just forasensnliou,
is these young ladies rather enjoy being
stared at. I shall watch for the advent
of those young ladies from my front win
dow, for "they will surely pass, and I am
anxious to know whether they will carry
cross bows like tho robber forester, or
only Buffalo Bill guns with game bags to
carry the dead things they kill with them
t'onio of those very jK-rsons. who. from
their social position, ought to set a better
example toward their less fortunate sis
ters. eeni to study up means of creating
sensations it does not matter to them
wh-.t other people out of their own set
think of them if they can only do koiuo
thing to astonish tho natives It is not a
fiiir thing to do, either, for it brings
odium upon all tho young girls of this
country in the eyes of strangers, and it
is not doing right toward themselves uor
their "parents, but it appears that the
young folks of the present generation
have got tha best of their parents and do
just what their foolish heads fancy 1m
agine. now, these four girls in Lincoln
green, hunting dresses all alike, walking
abreast with ail tho swagger they can as
sumo along our thoroughfares, crowded
with people of r.ll omit; is u;.d ;'! parlu
of this country. They aro all well known
and their names will pass from one to an
other, and they will have gained the
worthy reputation of appearing upon the
streets in those dresses. If I had my
way I would put an extinguisher upon
those girls, for they need it.. Fashion
In a Cigarette Factor-.
Tho work of the packers is very enter
taining to the looker on. There aro also
about 400 girls in this division. They ere
seated and supplied with materials in the
same manner as the rollers. In place of
tobacco, pasto and paper, they have cigar
ettes, pictures and boxes or wrappers.
Those who pock them in boxes receive 5
cents and those who put them in the tin
foil wrappers 8 cents per thousand. These
girls are remarkable in the rapidity of
their movements; they aro also quite won
derful mathematicians, sinco they carry
their arithmetic in their finger ends. With
unerring accuracy they pick up ten or
twenty cigarettes, as tlio cose may be,
and with almost electric speed they put
them in the boxes, with a ticket and card
picture accompanying each box.
Standing near u pretty girl, I attracted
her attention by my queries, and was
amused to seo her gather up twelve cigar
ette3. As soon as she closed her fingers
upon them, without tho aid of her cye3,
:-ho discovered her mistake, and irnim-di
utcly discarded tho two not nf-eded. Jok
ing my fair companion about lur mistake,
she banteringlv offered to wager mo Vvr
day's pay if found one box in all the
hundreds sha J:ad packed that contained
less or tnoro thai) ten cigarettes. I qi:cs
tioned several of thesj girU. p.nd found
most ot thcrn le;iicd with their work and
cmplovers. As visitors .are seldom per
mittcd to go through the building my tip
pcaranco created quite it sentation. Dur
ing my stay they became noisy and
inattentive. I uuticipatcd hearing some
of them too severely reprimanded, v.nd
was u ha ulcrt fuy juiy harsJi treatment
of these pooi' girls. Much to my relief I
heard nothing of tho kind: iho only re
monstrance given, which seemed to be all
needed, was tho tap of a bell. This bell
was suspended from the ceiling, arid was
pulled by tho manager of the department.
As soon as the stroke was l:caj-J all be
came orderly and quiet. Uicuruoiid (Ya.)
Cor. Jiicagq Timeji.
A Clang;o of Test Hoohn.
My oldest child i. just IS. end m;
youngest has recently passed the fourtn
anniversary of Lis birth. It ir. reasonably
certain that no radical changes have taken
place u thp party's puid'acp during the
fourteen years which span tho eight natal
episodes already referred to. But I think
that in that Interval every child I possess
has needed a new geography during the
contiuuanco of each scholastic year. And
I am sadly convinced that each geography
is an "Improvement" upon its discarded
predecessor. The domestic pile of text
books seems to accumulate, and yet they
aro apparently "useless. I am 'presented
at tho beginning of each school year with
the same formidable list of books that
aro imperatively needed in this con
stantly advancing science of geography.
I am naturally a meek and uncomplain
ing man. and have no doubt that I
should excite jn my pwn offspring a feel
Ing of pitting contempt if I attempted to
"bound" the state lifter the ' fxplcdcd
nietjipds pf ihe "old school," but 1 soma
times wonder " In "my artless Japanese
fashion" why it is that whenever the
ficklo Mississippi river changes it3 mind,
or Mr. Stanley discovers a new rivul4 In
Central Africa, It Is ppctpary to issue a
new seventy -live cent atlas to accommo
date tho fact. John Snyder in Globe
Democrat. Alii ti Ideas Concerning Spirits.
AUkitugh j.ho Ahiu deas of a future, ex
istence aro very jiazy, yet they consider
that the' spirits pf men aro well disposed
Joward Uq llvingr, and may bo relied upon
to bring good foftuno' to the village and
tLo Inhabitants thereof; hence they Lave
no fear of the spirits of men; but it is
very different with thoso of old women.
They aro considered to bo very malignant
witches, in faet-rwhui t seeking'scme
means 0 working' mischief. Formerly
this prejudice' was roore'decply rooted
than at present, and in order to prevent
the spirits of old women bewitching the
place and io people, Upui4wero
burued dbwu a soon cs ever tho corpso
was taken away for burial This was
done in order that the spirit might have
no abiding place, and, while engaged in
hunting for its home, would be diverted
from ' its" malicious plans. ' This uotion
corresponds 'with' the' "superstitions of
barbacdus nations iu other parts of the
world. J. K. Goodrich in Popular Science
Einploynicut for tlie fllipd.
Somo physicians Lave warmly indorsed
the suggestion that "massage," as an em
ployment. Is particularly suited tq th
capabilities of he bliutl. ju whoa (K
aeedT Tn Japan masia,e has. for a long
period of timc.beeu practiced by blind men,
who go about thp street. wUl, a flageolet,
drawtoff attention theuisclve s and, he$
p&rjp?ion. ' If la (bought that euperln
tendents of blind asylums will find this a
:ti aTeftie te enpioymen lor isetr
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retailers wiUcoaa you Into uuyuitf interior suoes upon
.i of our travelluir aalcBinen who Is now vldliiuif
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Suc-h I ma IxH-n thn rwvut proirt'aa In our branch of ImltiKtry that we are now ahle to affirm that tha
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original 1 anl 4 SIhm-s, ami ihosa who I ml lute our ayatem of lUHlnea are uuable u ooniete wlUi US in
" " . r i. ...... i 1 1., ..a uu uru 1 1. a lurvwt tMiiniifm-i iin-ra lii the United Matea.
M-ramoreWa1,;etriHVleS,,,w,;,?r tho'Sts of my trip. I hare thus far succeeded In p!arin,.r full
line In the hamla of A No. 1' dealers I" every polut I Wo vlalled." He KOea on to asy. 1 hla la a
NDlrnald region lor tia u aeii anovs in, ikxbuk m"" . -. - : , . -
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and when a retailer liuta a full Hue of goods lu bla
! thn demand for them
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