Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, July 04, 1901, Image 3
1' ' T5he Bondm-aox By HALL CHAPTER IV. (Continued.) "Come, then," said Jason, "the guada have gone that way to Reyk javik. It's this way to Thingvellir over the hill yonder, and through the Chasm of All Men, and down by the lake to Mount of Laws." Then Jaaon wound his right arm about the waist of Sunlocks, and Sun locks rested his left hand on the shoul der of Jason, and so they started out again over that gaunt wilderness that was once a sea of living Are. Bravely they struggled on, with words of cour age and good cheer passing between them, and Sunlocks tried to be strong for Jason's sake, and Jason tried to be blind for sake of Sunlocks. If Sun locks stumbled, Jason pretended not to know it. though his strong arm bore him up, and when Jason spoke of water and said they would soon come to a whole lake of it, Sunlocks pre tended that be was no longer thirsty. Thus, like little children playing at make-believe, they tottered on, side by side, arm through arm, yoked together by a bond far tighter than ever bound them before, for the love that was their weakness was God's own strength. But no power of spirit could take the place of power of body, and Sun locks grew faint and very feeble. "Is the sun atill shining?" he aske'l at one time. "Yes," said Jason. Whereupon Sunlocks added, sadly, "And am I blind blind blind." "Courage," whispered Jason, "the lake is yonder. I can see it plainly. We'll have water soon." "It' not that," said Sunlocks, "but something else that troubles me." "What else?" said Jason. "That I am blind, and sick, and have a broken hand, a broken heart, and a broken brain, and am not worth sav ing." "Lean heavier on my shoulder, and wind your arm about my neck," whis pered Jason. Sunlocks struggled on a little longer, and then the power of life fell low in him, and be could walk no farther. "Let me go," be said, "I will lie down here awhile." And. when Jason had dropped him gently to the ground, thinking be meant to rest a little and then con tinue bis journey, Sunlocks said, very gently: "Now, save yourself. I am only a burden to you. Escape, or you will be captured and taken back." "What?" cried Jason, "and leave you here to die?" "That may be my fate In any case," said Sunlocks faintly, "so go, brother go farewell and God bless you!" "Courage," whispered Jason again. "I know a farm not far away, and the food man that keeps It. He wilt give us milk and bread; and we'll sleep un der his roof tonight, and start afresh In tie morning." But the passionate voice fell on a deaf ear, for Sunlocks was unconscious before half the words were spoken. Then Jason lifted him to his shoulder once more, and set out for the third time over the rocky waste. It would be a weary task to tell of the adventures that afterwards befell blm. Ia the fading sunlight of that day he crossed trackless places, void of any sound or sight of life; silent, save for the horse croak of the raven; without sign of human forcgoer, ex cept somo pryamldal heaps of stones, that once served as mournful sentinels to point the human scapegoat to the cities of refuge. He came up to the lake and saw that It was poisonous, for the plovers that flew over It fell dead from Its fumes; and when be reached the farm he found It a ruin, the good farmer gone, and his hearth cold. He tolled through mud and boggy places, and crossed narrow bridle paths along per pendicular sides of precipices. The night came on as he walked, the short Bight of that northern summer, where the sun never sets In blessed darkness tat weary eye may close In sleep, but a blood-red glow burns an hour In the northern sky at midnight, and then the brlfht rises again vr the unrest ed world. He was faint for bread, and athlrst for water, but still he strug gled on on on on over the dismal fhsos. Sometimes when the pang of thirst was strongest he remembered what be had beard of madness that comes of It that the afflicted man walks round In a narrow circle, round and round over the self-same place aa If the devil's bridle bound blm like an un broken horse) until nature fails and he faint and falls. Yet thinking of himself so, In that weary spot, with Sunlocks over him, he shuddered, but took heart of strength and struggled on. And all this time Sunlocks lay Inert and lifeless on bis shoulder. In a deep unconsciousness that was broken by two moments of complete sensibility. In the first of these he said: " must have been dreaming, for I thought I had found my brother." "Your brother?" said Jason. "Yes, my brother; for I have got one, though I have never seen him." said Sunlocks. "We were not together In childhood, as other brothers are, but when we grew to be men I set out In search of htm. I thought I had found blm at last but It was In bell." "God-a-mercy!" cried Jason. "And when I looked at him," said Sunlocks, "It seemed to me that he was you. Yes, you; for ho had the face of my yoke-fellow at the Mines. I thought you wero my brother Indeed." "Sit still, brother," whispered Jason; "lie still and rest." In Jhn second moment of bis con sciousness Sunlocks said, "Do you think the judges will listen to us?" 'Nothing else?" "Nothing." "Who Is this other man?" asked tb Captain. "What man?" said Oreeba. Then tbey told ber that her husband WH gone, having been carried off by a fellow-prisoner, who had effected the ipe of Mtn 01 mem. A Costisses Story. CAINE. "They must they shall," said Jason. "But the governor himself may be one of them," said riunlocks. "What matter?" said Jason. "He Is a hard man do you know who he is?" "No," said Jason; but he added quickly, "Wait! Ah, now I remember. Will he be there?" "Yes." "So much the better." "Why?" said Sunlocka. And Jason answered, with heat and flame of voice, "XJecauae 1 hate and loathe him." "Has he wronged you also?" said Sunlocks. "Yes, ' said Jason, "and I have wait ed and watched Ave years to requite him." "Have you never met with him?" "Never! But I'll see him now. And if he denies me this justice, I'll " "What?" At that he paused, and then said quickly, "No matter." But Sunlocks understood and said, "God forbid it." Half an hour later, Red Jason, still carrying Michael Sunlocka, was pass ing through the Chasm of All Men, a grand, gloomy diabolical fissure open ing into the valiey of Thingvellir. It was morning of the day following his escape from the Sulphur Mines of Kri suvik. The air was clear, the sun was bright, and a dull sound, such as the sea makes when far away, came up from the plain below. It was a deep multitudinous hum of many voices. Jason heard it, and his heavy face lightened with the vividness of a grim Joy. CHAPTER V. THE MOUNT OF LAWS. I. And now, that we may stride on the faster, we must step back a pace or two. What happened to Greeba after she parted from ber father at Krusi vlk, and took up her employment as nurse to the sick prisoners, we partly know already from the history of Rer Jason and Michael Sunlocks. Accused of unchastlty, she was turned away from the hospital; and suspected of collusion to effect the escape of sonvi prisoner unrecognized, she was ordered to leave the neighborhood of the Sul phur Mines. But where her affections are at stake a woman's wit is more than a match for a man's cunning, and Greeba contrived to remain at Krl suvik. For her material needs she still had the larger part of the money that her brothers, in their scheming selfishness, had brought ber, and she had her child to cheer her solitude. It was a boy, unchrlstened as yet, save In the secret place of her heart, where it bore a name that she dare not speak. And it its life was her shame In the eyes of the good folk who gave her shelter, it was a dear and sweet dishonor, for well she knew and loved to remember that one word from ber would turn it to glory and to joy. "If only I dare tell," she would whis per into her babe's ear again and again. "If I only dare!" But it's father's name she never ut tered, and so with pride for her se cret, and honor for her disgrace, she clung the closer to both, though they were sometimes hard to bear, and she thought a thousand times tbey were a loving and true revenge on him that had doubted her love and told her she had married him for the poor glory of his place. Not daring to let herself to be seen within range of the Sulphur Mines, she sought out the prisoner priest from time to time, where he lived In the partial liberty of the Free Command, and learned from him such good tid ings of her husband as came his way. The good man knew nothing of the Identity of Michael Sunlocks in that world of bondage where all identity was lost, save that A25 was the bus band of the woman who waited with out. But that was Greeba's sole se cret, and the true soul kept It. And soon the long winter passed, and the summer came, and Greeba was content to live by the side of Sun Inrka, content to breathe the air he breathed, to have the same sky above her, to share the same sunshine and the same rain, only repining when she remembered that while she was look ing for love Into the eyes of their child, be was slaving like a beast of burden; but waiting, waiting, waiting, withal for the chance she knew not what that must release him yet, she knew not when. Her great hour came at length, but an awful blow came with it. One day the prlBoner-priest hurried up to the farm where she lived, and said, "I have sad news for you; forgive me; pris oner A25 has met with an accident." She did not stay to bear more, but with her child In her arms she hur ried away to the Mines, and there In the tempest of her trouble the secret of months went to the winds in an Instant. "Where Is he?" she cried. "Let me see him. He is my husband." "Your husband!" said the warders, and without more ado they laid hands upon ber and carried ber off to their Captain. "This woman," they said, "turns out to be the wife of A25." "As I suspected," the Captain an swered. "Where Is my husband?" Greeba cried. "What accident has befallen him? Take me to him." "First tell me why you came to this place," said the Captain. "To be near my husband," said Greeba. "Escaped!" cried Greeba, with a look of bewilderment, glancing from face to fare of the men about her. "Then It Is not true that be has met with an accident Thank Ood, ohl thank Ood!" And she clutched ber child closer to her breast, and kissed it "We know nothing of that either way," said the Captain. "Out tell us who and what is this other man? His number here was B26. His nam is Jason." "Jason?" shs cried. "Yes, wb Is be?" the Captain asked. And Oretba answered, after a pause, "His own brothn-." "We might have thought as much," said the Captain. There was another pause, and then Greeba said, "Yes, bis own brother, who has followed him all bis life to kill him." (To be continued.) Botanical EiptrlmwiU, Some curious botanical experiments made at a zoological laboratory at Na ples are reported by Hans Winkler. A flowerless aquatic plant, that grows normally with its roots in t':e sand and leaves in the water, was inverted, specimens being placed with the leaves buried in the sand and the roots float ing in the water In strong light. The roots changed to stems and lep.ves, the burled parts became roots. Tan American Coofraft The ofliclals of the state department are encouraged In the hope that the Pan-American congress at Mexico will meet after all with a full attendance of the republics of the two continents. Exchanges now in progress are la such satisfactory shape that the de partment expects that Chile, on ths one side, and Peru and Bolivia on the other, will compromise their dif ficulties. Philadelphia Times. Books Hint Out World. I no sooner come into the library but I bolt the door to me.excludlng Lust, Ambition, Avarice and all such vices, whose nurse Is Idleness, the mother of Ignorance and Melancholy. In the very lap of eternity, among so many divine souls, I take my seat wil'a so lofty a spirit and sweet content that I pity all that know not this hap piness. Heinsius. Medal for Great lira Terr. William Allen, a workman In a pat ent fuel factory in Sunderland, has been given a gold medal as the bravest man in England during the year 1900. On March 15 of that year a fellow workman was oveiowered by fumes In an empty still. Two rescuers also succumbed. Nevertheless, Allen insist ed on being lowerd Into the still and eventually saved all hree. Vegetarian Object ts Vaccination A London physician called on a lady the other day to offer to vaccinate her child. The lady refused.. "May I ask," said the doctor, "what your ob jection is?" The ledy said she feared the transmission of disease. "But, madam," said the doctor, "we use the purest calf-lymph." "Then, Doctor ," replied the lady, "that settles it. for we are vegetarians, you know." Men Who Have Man? Fa tent. Thirty-eight inventors have taken out a hundred or more each of United States patents since the beginning of the year 1872. Mr. Edison leads ail, with 742 patents;' Professor Ellhu Thomson is credited with 444 and Mr. Westlnghouse and Sir Hiram S. Max im both occupy high places ot this roll of honor. Initial "J" In Late Hurlr-llarlr. It is noted that the initial letter J played a conspicuous part in the names of tnose who were to the fore in Wall street's recent hurly-burly. J. Pier pont Morgan, 2. R. Keene, J. J. Hill, J. Stillman, J. Schift, J. H. Moore, J. W. Gates, J. Loeb and George J. Gould are some of the more notable instan ces. Growth of the Beard. It has been calculated that the hatr of the beard grows at the rate of one and a half lines a week. This will give a length of six and a half Inches in the course of a year. For a man M years of age no less, than twenty-seven feet of beard must have fallen before the edge of the rsor. iMtlf Educator's Honorable Position. Miss Beale has been elected to the senate of the University of London as a member of Its matriculation board, having received the largest number of votes of the aeveuUwU can didates for the position. Miss Beale Is the founder and principal of the Ladles' College, Cheltenham. Soap Factories In Barcelona. In the province of Barcelona In Spain there are over 100 soap factor ies. Including the extensive works of the firm of Rocamora Hermanoa, which are among the largest soap factories of Europe. Their soap Is manufactur ed almost exclusively for export, Cuba being the best market. Farmer Minister to China. Colonel Charles benby, former min ister to China, Is said to have a knowl edge of the Chinese language and liter, ature equaled by but few persons In this country. He speaks the bigbet sort of Chinese dialects almost as a native and reads tho language quits as well as be does English. Tale Woman Practices Law. Miss Mary Phllbrok, Nfw Jersey's first woman lawyer, appeared before the New Jersey court of errors and appeals recently to argue the case of a client It was the first time In the history of this court that a woman ap peared at Its bar. Woman Soperlntendent of Schools. Miss Helen Bennett of Dead wood, S. D., has been elected a county superin tendent of public schools. She Is a graduate of Wellcslcy, and for several rears has been manager of a theater fa Deadwood. Never put off till tomorrow the cred itor you can put off for thirty days. Weight questions ask for deSberste answers. PREVENTION OF TIVIIOIO VKB. Typhoid fever, . being a disease that always requires the personal attend ance of a physician, may' be' properly referred to from the point of view of prevention. It is well known that typhoid fever is a water-bone disease,- and is com monly taken Into the system in drink ing water which has become contaroi nlted from the excreta of persons suf fering from the disease. Freezing does not in any way impair tho vitality of the bacillus of typhoid, so that ice from a river or pond may convey the disease to consumers hundreds of miles, perhaps, from the source of in fection. Carried la Milk. Milk has moro than once been the means of conveying the disease. For tunately most milk dealers are aware of the necessity of cleanliness in the preparation of milk for shipment. In most modern dairies the bottles, be fore being filled, are subjected to the sterilizing effects of steam. Epidemics of typhoid fever traced to dairies have In most cases been due to the bottles having been washed with water from an Infected well or pond. - Oysters that have been bedded in bodies of water which receive the con tents of sewerage pipes have likewise been the means of conveying typhoid fever. Only oysters eacen raw or on the half-shell can carry infection to the consumer, since cooking destroys the bacillus. A pure water supply is rightly looked upon as one . of the greatest es sentials to the healthfulness of a com munity. Many foods salads, for ex ample cannot be cooked or subjected to the effects of a high temperature; while, on the other hand, washing them In infected water may render them the means of conveying disease. Cara of the Ntomaeh. Among the chief ways of preventing typhoid fever must be mentioned the care of the stomach Itself. It seems highly probable that the natural juices of the healthy stomach are able to destroy many germs of disease; but the number which any stomach may be able to digest, and thus render its owner safe from attack, must always be uncertain, and it is not desirable to test its capacity in this direction. The fact that only certain persons out of a number who have partaken of food or drink infected with disease germs may suffer is explainable on the ground of their different general physical condition, or of the varying states of their digestive organs. ' A CURIOUS CASE. Electricity, according to the Scien tific American, played a curious part in a recent law suit. A certain tele graph company was not allowed, to have its wire run into a race course. Telegraphic operators were stationed In a cupola of a hotel opposite the grounds, and signals were transmitted to them from the race track by means of electric lights concealed in the hats of the party seated in a carriage, in cluding the coachman on the carriage. The results of the races and the bet ting were thus communicated to the operators, who were enabled to send out the information to all poolrooms. The gentlemen who were electrically equipped were arrested, and after some years a verdict of $5,000 was obtained against the detectives' who made the arrest. THE ArWIEXT ALPHABET. Prof. Flinders Pctrie has recently announced a new revelation from his latest Egyptian excavations. This time be has thrown new light upon the alphabet, and makes the announce ment that he has set back the earliest use of letters by nearly 2,000 years. 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Some few signs have already been found at that age, and these are likely to have been carried, therefore, from land to land. The slgnary continued and develop ed, held together a good deal of -intercourse, but with much variation in dif ferent lands. By 2iJ00 B. C. it con tained over a hundred signs in Egypt Ian form. ' The accompanying Illustration shows five periods of the Egyptian signary collected by Mr. Arthur Evans from recent excavations on the island of Crete, dating 2000 B. C. The Karin is that collected by Prof. Sayce. The Spanish is the weU-known alphabet of inscription. By Prof. Pctrie's arrange ment the table is self-explanatory and points out to the reader at a glance the various identical letters as they appeared in the different periods of remote time, and their comparison with those recently excavated by him. "KIJiDERGABTEJ TYPEWRITER Many aids for the kindergartners are already in common use in school for the smaller children, and now the typewriter is to be added, making it possible to spell the name of any ob ject and aid the children in learning the alphabet. Below is shown a pic ture of the machine designed for this purpose by Newman R. Marshman of New York City, a portion of the type writer being cut away to -show the key mechanism. The type faces are formed on separate blocks inserted In the face of a circular band, which is rotated by the left hand to bring the letter desired opposite the striking hammer, the latter being connected WRITING MACHINE FOR THE CHILDREN, with the key by the horizontal rod. The circular projections on either side of the hammer contain inking rollers, and as the type faces are revolved to bring the desired one in front of the striker it is inked by one of the rollers. The paper is inserted in a sliding car riage in conjunction with the hammer when it is desired to write a word or sentence, and by associating a pic ture with the letter the child soon learns to recognize the latter at sight. If it is desired to vary the pictures the printing disc can be removed and another inserted in its place. The maj chine is also capable of use for writing business letters, and has cheapness and simplicity to recommend it. LIQUID AIR FOR BLASTING. The problem of the exact field of usefulness of liquid air has been sim plified by the elimination, for the pres ent at least, of one class of work for which it was claimed that the new liquid would prove highly efficient, namely, for use as a blasting agent. A paper recently read before the British Institution of Mining and Engineers by Mr. A. Larsen, described some tests recently made in the Simplon tunnel with cartridges which consisted of a wrapper filled with a carbonaceous ma terial, and placed bodily in liquid air until It was completely saturated. The cartridges were kept in the liquid, at the working face of the rock, until they were required for use, when they were lifted out, quickly placed in the shot-holes and detonated with a small guncotton primer and detonator. It was found that, owing to the rapid evaporation, the useful life of the charges was very short. The cart ridges, which were three inches In di ameter by eight inches In length, had to be fired within fifteen minutes after being taken out of the liquid air; otherwise there was danger of a mis fire. It was chiefly on this account that the tests were discounted. The disruptive effects, however, were said to be comparable to those of dyna mite. MAN'S SENSE OF SMELL, A writer In Nature, discussing the rise of the new chemical industry of producing artificial perfumes, makes a significant remark concerning the sense of smell In human beings. He declares that It la, as yet, wholly un cultured. "In walking through the country," he says, "we can rarely Iden tify a particular odor caught until the sight of the plant from which it emanates makes us wonder at our hesi tation." He suggests that the growth of the perfume Industry, which results in tho continual production of new odors, may lead to a cultivation of the neglected sense of smell, which may be capable of as artistic development as that which color perception has at tained. Music from the Electric Arc. A London electrician, Mr. W, Dud dell, recently gave an exhibition of a novel musical Instrument, composed of a series of electric arc lights, which played a popular air. When tho cur rent is passing through solid carbons they give oft a musical sound with a keyboard, Mr. Duddell was able to vary the sounds through the scale of two octaves. The keyboard served to vary the self-induction and capacity in tho shunt circuit, and by employing four arcs in series, the intensity of the sounds was made sufficiently great Men make most of their enemies In society and women make theirs at auctions. 11 ' EXPERIMENTS WITH POXES. Mala Men Hears Animals la Order to tndy Varieties, ' After eight years of experimenting and study in rearing young foxes, Dr. Samuel Watson of Lincoln, Me., is of the opinion that the silver. gray vari ety is the fox of the future, end that the common red breed is running out, to. be replaced by . the worthless cross fores and the almost priceless gray ones. It has been his custom to catch female foxes in trapB in March and to keap them in easy confinement until they give birth to pups. As a rule a mother fox will produce seven young at a litter, of which two or three will be silver grays. Until the eyes of the -jupa are opened and they are able to nn about the pen the mother treats all -f her offspring alike, giving them food .'.id protecting them from danger with a strict impartiality. After that the motherly instinct centers on the red pups and the grays have a hard strug gle to live. The mother will not only deny food them, but also take pains to bite them without any apparent provocation. In course of a few weeks the Kravs become emaciated and weak from lack of nourishment and care and lie down to die from starvation. In some cases the mother gets so dis gusted with the young grays that she 'alls upon them and bites them to death by nipping them in the neck back of the ears. In the time he has been studying the habits ot these ani mals Dr. Watson has kept more than 300 young foxes in custody, and though nearly 70 gray pups were born into the world in good health he has suc ceeded in raising only six to maturity. While the experiments of Dr. Watson have not been conducted over a period long enough to arrive at accurate con clusions, it is his belief that the pro portion of gray pups in an average lit ter is slowly growing. In every in stance under his supervision the gray pups are larger and more vigorous than the reds at the time of birth, and continue to hold the lead until then parents begin their peculiar method of weeding out undesirable progeny Chicago Journal. VjfVS CUT OUT FOR A CRITIC. Handy Man to Have About a Newspaper OAtca in an Emergency. - The musical critic was unable to at tend the pianoforte recital, but the bandy man on the paper allowed that he could do the thing easy enough, says the Boston Transcript. And this, is how he did it: "Herr Diapson's recital last evening at Acoustic hall was the most recherche event of the musical season. Herr Diapson is a master lb cantilever, and both in his automobilia and in his tour de force he wrought wonders of tonic stimulation. He was especially potent In his dolce far niente passages, and in his diminuendo cres cendo appoggiatura he displayed a technological skill that was simply wonderful. There was also a marvel ous muslclanly abandon in the mute bars, the instrument in these parts of the score being forcefully, impressive in silent fortissimo. But It was per- haps in andante capriscioso that-he excelled himself. Here he discovered a coloratura, a bravura and an ensemble that fairly electrified his audience. Herr Diapson, it is true, occasionally erred in an overponderosity of utabaga and. again In a too lambent Inst spiel; but these lapses were hardly notice' able in bis rendering of cantabillous intermezzo. The recital, upon the whole, was a marvelous exhibition of poca hontas instrumentation and in candescent cavatina." Slug four, who takes lessons, said there was some thing wrong about it, although he couldn't say exactly what, 'and the managing editor, upon looking the critique over, was free to admit that it was all Greek to him ; still he said that it seemed to read all right, so far as he could discover to the contrary, and it was quite in the line of the regular critic's composition more ' luminous, Indeed, and he didn't see why it shouldn't be printed. It was lucky, he said, that they had so able an all around writer on the staff. This Prlneeet Binds Booka. Princess Victoria of England, the un married daughter of Edward VII., has the most curious hobby of any in a family that has several unusual fads. She is deeply Interested in book bind ing. few months ago several book covers sent to an exhibition in the name of "Miss Matthews" were favor ably noticed by the judges and received eceral prizes. Nobody knew who the exhibitor wag until the prizes were awarded. Then it was discovered that it was the Princess Victoria. The princess takes her bobbies very seri ously. Following the lea ! of her moth er, Queen Alexandra, who is deeply In terested in medicine and hospital work. Princess Victoria began to study nursing some years ago. She took an examination In theoretical work and when she passed announced ber. in tention of becoming a hospital nurse. It was current gossip In London at the time that the Prince and Princess of Wales bad great difficulty In convinc ing ber that it wouldn't be wise for her to do so, and that Victoria sub mitted only after many tears. The Wor d's Long-est Mile, The Swedish mile is the longest mile In the world. A traveler in Swe den when told that be Is only about a mile from a desired point would better hire a horse, for the distance he will have to walk If be chose in bis Ignor ance to adopt that mode of travel Is exactly 11,700 yards. Thieves Fteao the Wat eh ling. A florist of Newark, N. J., kept what ho believed to be a valuable watch dog chained in his greenhouse In Elis abeth venue as a protection against thieves. One morning thieves not only carried off valuable plants, but also stole the wattthdog, chain, collar tad all.