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    T5he Bondn3Li . ...
By HALL
CHAPTER VI. (Continued.)
But, waiting for the coming of the
apothecary, a new dread, that was
alao a new hope, stole over her.
8lnce that first day on which her
dot ana ner husband talked together
ana every day thereafter when Sun
locks had called out "Little Michael
little Michael!" and she had sent the
child In, with hla little flaxen curls
combed out, his little chubby face
ruDuea to a shiny red, and all his lit
tle body smelling sweet with the soft
odors of childhood, she had noticed
he could not help It that Sunlocks
listened for the sound of her own
footstep whenever by chance (which
might have been rare)she passed his
way.
And at first this waa a cause of fear
to her, lest he should discover her
before her time came to reveal her
self; and then of hope tha: he might
even do so, and save her ugainst her
wiu from the sickening pallia of bun
gry waiting; and Anally of horror,
mat perhaps after all he was think.'
mg of her as another woman. This
last thought sent all the blood of her
body tingling Into her face, and on
the day it flashed upon her, do what
she would she could not but hate him
for it aa for an infidelity that might
not be forgiven.
"He never speaks of uie." she
thought, "never thinks of me! I am
dead to him; quite, quite dead and
wept out of bis mlcd."
It waa a cruel conflict of love and
hate, and If it had come to a man he
, would have said within himself, "By
, this token I know that she whom I
love has forgotten me, and may be
happy with another some uay. Well
I am nothing let me go my ways.'
bui mat la not the gospel of a wo
man's love, with all its sweet, deli
cious selfishness. 80 after Oreeba
had told herself once or twice that
her husband had forgotten her, she
told herself a score of times that do
what she would he should yet be
hers, hers only, and no other woman's
In all the wide world. Then she
thought, "How foolish! Who Is there
to take him from me? Why, no one.
About the same time she heard
Sunlocks question tha priest concern
ing, asking what the mother of little
Michael waa like to look upon. And
the priest answered that If the eyes
of an old curmudgeon like himself
could see straight, she was comely
beyond her grade In life, and young,
too, though her brown hair had some-y-tfmes
a shade of grey, and gentle and
silent, and of a soft and touching
voice.
"I've heard her voice once," said
Sunlocks. "And her husband was an
Icelander, and be is dead, you say?"
"Yes," said the priest; "and she's
like myself in one thing."
"And what is that?" jald Sunlocks.
"That she has never been able to
look at anybody else," said the priest.
"And that's why she Is here, you must
know, burying herself alive on old
Grlmsey."
"Ob," said Sunlocks. in the low
murmur of the blind, "if God had but
given me this woman, so sweet, bo
true, so simple, instead of her of her
and yet and yet
"Gracious heavens!" thought Gree
ba, "be is falling in love with me."
At that, the hot flush overspread
her cheeks again, and her dark eyes
danced, and all her loveliness flowed
back upon her In an instant And
then a subtle fancy, a daring scheme,
a wild adventure broke on her heart
and head, and made every nerve in
her body quiver. She would let him
go on; he should think she was the
other woman; she would draw him
on to love her, and one day when
ahe held him fast and sure, and he
wan hers, hers, hers only forever and
ever, she would open her arms and
cry, "Sunlocks, Sunlocks, I am Gree
ba, Oreeba!"
It was while she was in the first
hot flush of this wild thought, never
doubting but the frantic thing was
posisble, for love knows no Impedi
ments, that the apothecary came from
Hnsavlk, saying he was sent by some
unknown) correspondent named Adam
Fair brother, who had wiltten from
London. He examined the eyes of
Michael Sunlocks by the daylight first,
but the season being the winter sea
' son, and the daylight heavy with fog
from off the sea, be asked for a can
dle, and Oreeba waa called to hold
It whlln rtn examined the yes again.
Never before had she been so near
to her husband throughout the two
years, and now that she had lived
under the same roof with him, and
now that ahe stood face to face, with
him, within sound of his very breath
ing, with nothing between them but
the thin gray Sim that lay over bis
dear eyes, she could not persuade
hei-self but that he waa looking at
her and seeing her. Then she began
to tremMe, and presently a voice said,
"Steadily, young -woman, steadily,
or your candle may fall on the good
master's face."
She tried to compose herself, but
could sot and when she bad recov
ered from her first foolish dread,
there cams a fear that waa not fool
ish fear of the verdict of the apoth
ecary. Waiting for this in those min
utes that seemed to be hours, she
knew that she was on the verge of
betraying herself, and however she
held her breath she could see' that
her bosom waa heaving.
Yes," said the apotheca.y, calmly,
"yes, I see bo reason why you should
not recover your sight."
"Thank God!" said Michael Bun
locks. 'Thank God again." said the priest
And Oreeba, who had dropped the
candle to the floor at length, bad to
mn from the room on the Instant,
Jest the cry of her heart should
' ba the cry of her Hps aa weil, "Thank
Ood, again and again, forevtr and far-
And, being bark In her own apart
'ssrt, she plucked up her child Into
Mr arms, and erlsd over hla, and
. faurfMd over him, sad whispered
. ' rrn terfj at lata Us tar,
CMtlWMi
Slsry.
CAINC.
mad words of love, wild words
hope.
'Yes, yes," she whispered, "he will
recover his sight, and Bee his little
son, and know him for his own, his
own, his own. Oh, yes, yes, yes, be
will kuuw him, he win know him, for
he will see his own fac, his own dear
race, in little Michael's."
But next dav. when the annfhArarv
had gone, leaving lotions and drops
ior use mrougbout a month, and
promising to return at the end of It,
Greeba'a new Joy made way for a
new terror, as she reflected that Just
a suniocKs would aee little Michael
if he recovered his sight, so he would
see herself. At that thought all her
heart was in her mouth at,ain, for she
told herself that if Sunlocks saw her
he would also see what deception she
una practiced in that house, and
would hate her for it, and tell her, as
ne nad told her once before, that It
came of the leaven of her old light
ness that had led her on from false
dealing to false-dealing, and so he
would turn his back upon her or
drive her from blm.
Then in the cruel war of her feel
ings she hardly knew whether to hope
that Sunlocks should recover his
sight, or remain aa he wag. Her pity
cried out for the one, and her love
for the other. If be recovered, at
least there would be light lor him in
his dungeon, though Bhe might not be
near to ahare It But If he remained
as he was, she would be beside hjm
always, his second sight, his silent
guardian spirit, eating her heart out
with hungry love, but content and
thanking God.
"Why couldn't I leave things as
they were?'' she asked herself, but
she was startled out of the selfishness
of her love by a great crisis that came
soon afterwards. l
Now Michael Sunlocks had been al
lowed but little intercourse with the
world during the two and a half years
of his imprisonment since the day of
nis recapture at tb Mount of Laws.
While In the prison at Reykjavik he
had heard the pitiful storv of that
day; who his old yokefellow had
been, what he had done and said, and
how at last, when his orave scheme
had tottered to ruin, he had cone out
of the ken and knowledge of all men.
Since Sunlocks came to Grlmsey he
had written once to Adam Fair broth
er, asking tenderly after the old man's
condition, earnestly after Greeba's
material welfare, and with deep af
fectionate solicitude for the last tid
ings of Jason. His letter never
reached Its destination, for the Gov
ernor of Iceland was the postmaster
as well. And Adarr on hla part had
written twice to Michael Sunlocks.
once from Copenhagen where (when
Greeba had left for Grlmsey) he had
gone by help of her ruoncy from Reyk
javik, thinking to see the King of
Denmark in his own person; and once
from London, whereto he had followed
on when that bold design bad failed
him. But Adam s letters shared the
fate of the letter of Sunlocks. and
thus through two long years no news
of the world without had broken the
silence of that lonely home on the
rock of the Arctic seas.
But during that time there had been
three unwritten communications from
Jorgen Jorgensen. The lirst came
after six months In the shape of a
Danish sloop of war, which took up
its moorings in the roadstead outside;
the second after a year. In the shape
of a flagstaff and flag which were to
be used twice a day for signalling to
the snip that the prisoner was still
safe in custody; the third after two
years, in the shape of a huf,e lock and
key, to be placed on some room In
which the prisoner was henceforth to
be confined. These three communica
tions, making In their contrary way
the progress of old Adam's persistent
suit, first in Denmark and then In
England, were followed after . awhile
by a fourth. This was a message from
the governor at Reykjavik to the old
priest at Grlmsey, that, as he valued
his livelihood and life he waa to keep
close guard and watch over his pris
oner, and, if need be, to warn him
that a worse fate might come to him
at any tlraa.
Now, the evil hour when this final
mesage came was Just upon the good
time when the apothecary from Hus
avik brought the Joyful tidings that
Suniocka might recover his sight, and
the blow was the heavier for the hope
that had gone before it. All Grlmsey
shared both, for the fisherfolk had
grown to like the pale stranger who.
though so simple in speech and Umii-
ner, had been a great man In some
way that they scarcely knew having
no one to tell them, being so far out
of the world but had fallen upon hu
miliation and deep dishonor. Michael
Sunlocks himself took the blow with
composure, saying It was plainly his
destiny and of a piece with the rest
of his fate, wherein no good thing
had ever come to him without an evil
one coming on the back of It Tbe
tender heart of the old priest was
thrpwn Into wild commotion, for Sun
locks bad become, during the two
years of their life together, aa a son
to him, a son that was as a father
also, s stay and guardian, before
whom his weakness that of Intem
perance stood rebuked.
But the trouble of old Sir Slgfus
was as nothing to that of Greeba, In
the message of the Governor she saw
death, instant death, death without
word or warning, and every hour of
her life thereafter was beset with ter
rors. It was the month of February;
sad If the snow fell from the mossy
eaves In heavy thuds, she thought It
was the muffled tread of the guards
that swept down rom Greenland
cracks on the coast of Grlmsey, ahe
heard the shot that was to end his
life. When Sunlocks talked of des
tiny she cried, and when the priest
railed at Jorgen Jorgensen (having bis
own reason to hate him) she cursed tht
name of the tyrant. But all the while L
she had to cry out without tsars sad
earn only la tha dark siUaee at fear
heart, thoutft she was near to betray
lng herself a hundred times a day.
"Oh, it is cruel," she thought, "very,,
very cruel. Is this what I have waited
for all this weary, weary ne?"
And though so lately her love had
fought with hw pity to prove that it
was best for both of them that Bun
iorkij shouid remain blind, she found
it another disaster now, in the dear
inconsistency of womanhood, that be
should die on tbe eve of regaining hit
sight.
"He will never see his boy," she
thought, "never, never, never now." '
Yet she could hardly believe It true
that the cruel chance could befall.
What good would the death of Sun
locks do to anyone? What evil did It
bring to any creature that he was alive
on that rock at the farthest ends of
tbe earth and sea? Blind, too, and
helpless, degraded from his high place,
his young life wrecked, aud his noble
gifts wasted! There must have been
some mistake. She would go out to
the ehip and ask if It was not so.
And with such wild thoughts she
hurried off to the little village at the
edge of the bay. There Bhe stood a
long hour by the fisherman's Jetty,
looking wistfully out to where the
sloop of war lay, like a big wooden
tub, between gloomy sea and gloomy
sky, and her spirit failed her, and
though ahe had borrowed a boat she
could go no further.
"They might laugh at me, and make
a Jest of me," she thought, "for I can
not tell them that I am bin wife."
With that, she' went her way back
as she came, crying on the good pow
ers above to tell her what to do next
aud where to look for help. And en
tering in at the porch of her own
apartments, which stood aside from the
body of the house, Bhe heard voices
within, and stopped to listen. At first
she thought they were the voices of
her child and her husband, but though
one of them was that of little Michael,
the other was too deep, too strong, too
sad for the voice of Sunlocks.
"And so your name Is Michael, my
brave boy. Michael! Michael!" said
the voice, and It was strange and yet
familiar. "And how like you are to
your mother, too! How like! How
very like!" And the voice seemed to
break in the speaker's throat.
Greeba grew dizzy and stumbled for
ward. And, as she entered the house,
a man rose from the settle, put little
Michael to the ground and faced about
to her. The man was Jason.
(To Be Continued.)
Wbara tha fan Cam From.
A social worker who has had occa
sion to Inspect most of the so-called
sweat shops in New York gave it as
his belief that the person who invent
ed the electrical fans got his idea from
the funny little tailors and their sew
ing machines. It has been an old prac
tice with these workmen In warm
weather, said the agent, to use the
power In their machines to fan them
selves. This they accomplish by tying
pieces of stiff cardboard to the spoke?
of the fly or balance wheel, and, m
they work the pedal with the feet, the
cardboard on tbe wheel cuts the air
like a small pinwheel and plays tho
air upon the face of the tailor.
Maw Placo for Corset.
A Manila exchange tells of an Amer
ican soldier who, while stationed in
Bulacan, became enamored of a pretty
Filipino. Wishing to show his affec
tion he purchased and Bent to her a
complete outfit of American cldthlng.
When next he called he found her ar
rayed in all the pretty thingB, but she
had made one radical mistake. This
was with the corsets, which had caused
her a great deal of worry before she
discovered what she took to be tho
use for which they were intended.
Then she unlaced them and put on tho
two pieces as leggings.
HI Royal Fluah Savad Blm.
There was a big game of poker In
progress at a New York hotel the other
night The game had lasted for houn
and Anally the players decided to stop.
after a last "Jackpot" had been played.
A well known lawyer did not draw any
cards. He had been a heavy loser all
the evening. Finally the betting nar
rowed down to the lawyer and another
man, until there was $2,000 on th;
table. When the call came the lawyer
laid down a royal flush. The other fel
low had two Jacks and a heavy heart.
Schwab Mlareprtaeuted.
"This talk about Mr. Schwab derid
ing education," said a Pittsburg man,
who knows him well, tbe other day,
''lb all nonsense. No man in the coun
try thinks more of education than Mr.
Schwab. He thinks all the more of it
because he has had but little of it I
look for Mr. Schwab to make very
large gifts to education institutions.
Mr. Schwab Is not at all the sort of
person he is represented to be."
Mora froa tha "Ooo'Vadla" Man.
. Henry Stenkiewlcss translator, Jerv
miah Curtln, has Just returned from ''.
visit to the novelist at his summer
home In the Carpathians. Slenklewlcz
Is at work on a novel of tbe life of
John Sobleskl, s king of Poland. Ho
Intends to later write a series of his
torical novels on tbe career of Na
poleon I, and then a novel treating of
the career of Kosciusko and the down
fall of Poland.
Sar It la a Boaloaas Proposition.
A millionaire shoe manufacturer Is
going to leave his palace home and
occupy one of tbe plain cottages he Is
building for his worklngmen in the
model shoe manufacturing town he Is
constructing at Endicott, N. Y. He
absolves himself from all philanthropic
measures and declares he is actuated
in securing Ideal surroundings for his
lb borers simply by the knowledge that
it will pay.
Belong to a Old Plrat.
Charles Lawrence Clark, who hat
Just died In London, had for thirty
J 'ears organised and managed every
ord mayor's show !n the British capi
tal. The Arm of which he was a mem
ber, Messrs. Bishop Clark, has been
In existence since 1G92, and for 300
years has had Intimate connection with
all sorts of civic and state ceremonials
from tbe time of Henry VIII down.
Ws should all like to see the under
taker prosper ft we could designate
tita sourae af Us Income.
NOTES ON SCIENCE
CURRENT NOTES OF DISCOVERY
AND INVENTION.
Csjrstsro of ths S?2s, Hi CmmM mail
Symptom An iaatrameot Which
Simplifies InatrnetloB la Toloarapbj
Photogntphlaa; Dragoa-tly.
CUB V ATI BE or THE SPINE.
In Infancy , and childhood lateral
curvature of the spine develops very
readily. In some cases, as will be
presently shown, the causes are very
slight; so that, to use the words of
one of our most eminent medical au
thors, "It is really wonderful that
most of us are tolerably straight."
A slight asymmetry of one of the
vertebrae of which the back-bone Is
built up, or an abnormal development
or lack of development, of one of the
muscles which hold It upright, is suffi
cient to produce a deviation from its
proper position.
This of itself would be of compar
atlvely small moment If the organs
contained within tho triiulc were not
affected by any considerable change
from Its proper upright position.
lateral curvature cannot exist without
a shortening of tbe trunk, Just as
bow when bent measures less from
tip to tip than when it is unstrung.
This shortening in turn necessarily
implies a crowding together of the or
gans contained within tbe trunk.
Constitutional weakness naturally
tends to make lateral curvature of the
spine more readily acquired. Of spe
cific disorders which produce the same
effect, rickets Is perhaps the chief.
With the knowledge that lateral de
viation is thus easily caused, it is not
to be wondered at that causes appar
ently very slight are frequently the
only ones discoverable to account for
certain of the many cases coming un
der the physician's notice. A baby
can scarcely support Its back before
it is three or four months old. Yet
the proud nurse or mother not infre
quently sets it erect, or carries It on
her arm without a proper support, at
a much earlier age.
. Children who go to scuool at six or
seven years of age are often compelled
to sit on a badly shaped bench, some
times with no support for the back
during school hours. The muscles be
come tired, and the child leans to one
side, usually to the right.
A narrow space between the seat
and tho desk obliges tbe child to push
between them, so that, In girls partlc
ularly, a drag Is exerted on one shoul
der; or the skirts form an uneven
cushion, tilting the spinal column out
of the perpendicular. Even in grown
men and women occupations requiring
a one-sided muscular action affect the
vertebrae, and therefore the shape of
the spine. In children the much softer
bones are still more readily affected,
Parents may therefore be pardoned
if they Insist on abundance of room
and considerable lack of restraint for
young children in the schoolroom.
Teachers have frequently to take the
initiative In matters of school hygiene
especially, when their pupils are from
homes In crowded, unsanitary city
tenements.
Lateral curvature Is rarely congeni
tal. It la In most cases preventable
and cases taken in band early are usu
ally checked by strict observance of
hygienic measures.
THE OMNIORAPII.
An instrument which Is designed to
simplify instruction in telegraphy, and
THE OMNIGHAPH.
to impart in a comparatively short
time a complete knowledge of the
Morse alphabet, has recently been in
troduced by an inventor of New York.
Patents have been applied for. The
Omnlgraph, as the Instrument Is call
ed, consists of a baseboard on which
are secured an ordinary key and
sounder, between which a disk is
mounted, formed on Its periphery
with teeth. A spring contact adjacent
to the wheel engages the peripheral
teeth of the disk. Although Irregular,
the arrangement of the teeth la arbi
trary. - For If the disk be rotated by
means of a small crank shaft geared
with the disk shaft, the spring con
tact is forced outwardly by the teeth,
but drops back by Its own elasticity,
and thus makes and breaks the cir
cuit The experienced telegraph oper
ator detecting these makes and breaks
at the sounder, recognises them as the
dot and dashes of the Morse alphabet.
A close Inspection of the disk would
reveal to blm that the teeth are so ar
ranged as to spell the sentence, "John
quickly extemporized Ave tow bags."
If the disk be rotated forwardly, tnls
sentence, thus oddly worded to Include
every letter In the alphabet. Is ticked
off at the sounder; If rotated In the
opposite direction the sentence will be
telegraphed backward.
The disk Is completely under the
control of the students. It can be ro
tated as slowly as desired; or it can
be so rapidly turned that its curious
sentence will be received at the sound
er with a speed that would open the
eyes of a good operator. Moreover, tbe
message on the disk Is transmitted
with s distinctness and faultlessness
which the most perfect 'operator can
never hope to attain. At first blush
It might seem thst the student simply
learns one sentence forward .and back
ward, and that the Instrument la a
good teacher only within very narrow
limits. But this disk can be partially
routed forward and backward any
number of times, In any place, so
that the letter to be transmitted can
not possibly be anticipated. Thus tbe
student learns how to receive a cipher
message, the meaning of which he can
not know.
When sufficient proficiency has been
obtained in receiving messages from
the sounder, the student can learn to
transmit messages in the regular
method by means of. the key which
forms part of the apparatus.
PHOTOGRAPHING A DRAGON-STY.
At a recent meeting of the Royal
microscopical society Mr. Enoch ex-
. hibited a series of
photographs which
showed every
stage of the pro
cess of metamor
phosis by which
the dragon fly
emerges from the
form of the nymph
and which In this
particular case oc
cupied six hours.
But at one period
the emergence was
so rapid that three photographs had
to be made within six seconds. In the
larval form, called the nymph, the
dragon fly lives at the bottom of ponds
and streams, but as the metamorpho
sis approaches, it climbs up the stem
of a plant, hooks Its feet fast, and
awaits the inevitable change.
OWE OF VESUVIUS' BOMBS.
During an explosion in the crater of
Mount Vesuvius on May 9, 1900, one
' of . the volcanic
bombs hurled sky
ward, and the larg
est one observed,
attained an eleva
tion of a third of a
mile, and then fell
back upon the mountain. As it now
lies, its height exceeds that of a man
standing beside it, and Its estimated
weight is thirty tons. Mr. Manteucci,
the geologist, says that the energy of
the explosion of steam that threw this
huge projectile must have equaled
about 600,000 horse power. When the
masses of partially fluid lava from
which such bombs are formed rise in
the air they rotate, and are thus
caused to assume a more or less glob
ular shape.
ELECTRICITY IN MAIL TUBES.
Experts appointed to investigate the
workings of the pneumatic tube sys
tem of carrying malls In cities report
that on the present basis of cast the
system Is too expensive. It adds that
a system to be operated by electricity
is in process of development and bids
fair to be successful. This is simply
a three-rail trolley road, operated in
a tube. The tracks would be laid, in
sulated and bonded before the top is
fastened down. The carriers would be
built with, slightly rounded corners, so
as to conform to the turns made at
street corners. The carriers and their
motors would be operated between
guides. By cutting the tracks and the
introduction of a system of looping,
well understood by electrical engin
eers, the speed of the carriers could
be lessened at corners and also when
approaching stations. Electrical en
gineers say it is feasible and could be
operated for any distance.
riRE raoH waste paper.
The deterioration in the quality of
paper Increases the , liability of Are
wherever waste paper Is accumulated
in any quantity. Most modern paper
is made from wood and other vegeta
ble fibres which chemically are not
very different from the component
material of a hayrick. If the waste
paper is stacked in large quantities
and especially if it happens to be a
little damp, heating takes place Just
as with a prematurely stacked hay
rick, and spontaneous combustion may
at any time break out In flame, as it
has often been known to do In the
farmyard, and of late years the great
est care and vigilance has been neces
sary to guard against it.
SWEDEN'S SCHOOL GARDENS.
Scientific gardening is taught in the
national schools of Sweden and in the
seminaries for the education of nation
al school teachers. There is a school
garden In nearly every rural school
district in the kingdom. The garden
Is placed near the schoolhouse, and
the children receive practical Instruc
tion in the cultivation of plants, ber
ries, flowers, herbs - and fruits; the
management of hotbeds, greenhouses,
and so forth. The., parishes are re
quired to furnish the necessary ground
for the gardens, and trees and shrubs
are annually given to the children to
be planted at their homes.
NOTES ON SCIENCE.
An attachment is provided in Swe
den by which the secrecy pf the, tele
phone line is assured. Tbe apparatus,
which Is rented at a moderate rent,
Indicates whether the telephone oper
ator Is listening to the ' conversation
or not.
Mr. Marconi has' a motor carriage
which Is equipped with a folding cyl
inder on top of the car and devices for
the transmission of wireless tele
graphic signaling. Motor cars fitted
with this device are to be used In the
forthcoming military maneuvers of
the British army.
All British battle ships and cruisers
In commission for home stations, and
all vessels being prepared for the Re
serve, Training and Channel squad
rons, are to be fitted with wireless
telegraphy apparatus. AH future bat
tle ships and cruisers sent to the Med
iterranean are also to be so equipped.
How Is It that "a bad beginning
makes a good ending," when It Is a
d" that ends them both?
Unreciprocated love can't kill a man
who has a healthy liver.
HE'S NOW A W 14 BAT KINO.
Mark Who Boorht Kaaaa Para
ad I a Ultllonalr.
Tbe wheat rentals of John T. Stew
art of Sumner county will amount to
nearly 100,000 bushels of wheat this
year, says the Kansas City World.
In his home county he owns 115 quar
ter sections of land and about thirty
quarter sections In adjoining counties.
He rents the land on the basis of half
the yield, he furnishing air the seed
and taking chances of securing a crop.
It is estimated that if all the wheat
due him on rentals this year was ship
ped In one consignment It would re
quire seventeen freight trains of fif
teen cars each to take it to market.
His rentals In wheat last yeat netted
him $46,000. In addition to owning
about $350,000 worth of land, every
foot of it paid for he has nearly $250,
000 worth of bank stock and $300,000
Invested In farm lands in Sumner
county and Oklahoma. About twenty
five years ago Mr. Stewart began lifer
as a clerk In an obscure office in this
city at $60 a month. He slept in the
ofllce and was economical in other
ways. He began loaning money in
Sumner county about twenty years ago
and has developed into a remarkable
financier. It is said that his ambition
is to finally own a railroad and he may
gratify it, as he is still a very young
man, not more than 45. He carries a
small memorandum book in his pocket
nd it Is said that he can take it out
t any hour of the day when reauired
tnd tell every debtor exactly what his
account is. Indeed, it la said that ac
counts of his vast transactions are al
ways kept In a book that fits his trou
sers pocket. It is said that he lives on
less than $100 per month and that out
Bide of this his largest annual expense
is $500 to the Methodist. church his
wife and large family of children at
tend. He is not fond of traveling ex
cept to go to a Democratic convention,
a diversion he Is passionately fond of.
He is a pronounced temperance man,
and, it is said, believes in the prohibi
tion laws of Kansas.
A BRAHMIN WEDDING.
Elaborate Cr.moal,, That Spraod Ovor
a Week.
Oriental marriage ceremonies are the
most elaborate, - and those of a
Brahmin wedding, spread over the
greater part of a week, are probably
the most complicated. All the Hindoo
gods are invited, and on the first day
the pair sit under an alcove or canopy,
with their faces turned to the east,
while married women wave lighted
camphor to avert the evil eye. On the
second day the bridegroom appears
eager to make a pilgrimage to Benares
to wash iff the sacred waters of the
Ganges. His future father-in-law, after
much entreaty, persuades the would
be pilgrim to give up the. idea, and the
priests profess readiness to accent the
will for the deed, at the same time ac
cepting a gift of 14 flags, by which the
bridegroom symbolizes his purity of
freedom from sin. A thread is then
tied on the man's right wrist and the
woman's left to show that they are
united for life. The father-in-law now
feigns to behold in the bridegroom the
great god Vishnu himself, and makes
an offering to him. Then water is
poured over the two, and the "tall," a
Jewel set In gold, is tied on tne bride's
neck, while sandal paste, perfumes
and flowers are offered to the guests.
Fire is then brought in and, while a
sacrifice is offered to Agni, the couple
walk hand In hand seven times around
It, and so make the "seven steps" a
symbol of everlasting friendship. The
next day the astrologer points out the
star' Arundhatl to impress upon the
pair the duty of faithfulness. Then
they eat together and, ' having sprin
kled each other with rice, a final bridal
procession takes place at night, when
friends and relatives again avert the
evil eye by the ceremony of-Aratl, or
waving a lamp over the heads of the
newly wed. Utlca Globe.
Athlato Tlod to at Desk.
Albert Payson Terhune might be de-
icrlbed as an athlete tied to a desk.
He was a fence, boxer, weight-thrower
and sprinter In college; crossed the
Syrian desert on horseback, afterward
living among the Bedouin tribes and
preparing material for his book, "Syria
from the Saddle.", "On my return to
America," he writes, "I got a Job as
reporter, working my way up, mainly
through luck, to the poat of subeditor
and special Writer. Mr. Terhune once
proposesd to box three rounds' apiece
with the six foremost heavy-weight
prizefighters In the, world (Jeffries,
Corbett, Sharkey, McCoy, Ruhlln and
FiUsimmons), and write up his expe
riences, ,wlth .them In a series of arti
cles for his newspaper. The articles
made a-- hit He Is also a contributor
of humorous articles (o.rarlous period
icals. His latest literary venture was
a novel written In collaboration with
his mother, Marian Harland Terhune.
A Qoaatlon at Bill.
A traveler In England rested at noon
at a wayside inn, and tcok luncheon.
The landlord was a social person, and
after presenting his bill sat down and
chatted with his guest. "By tbe way,"
tha latter ssld, after a while, "what la
yew namer "My name," replied tha
landlord, "la Partridge." "Ah," re
turned the traveler, with a humorous
twinkle In his eyes, "by the length of
your bill I should hare thought It waa
Woodcock!" This story, as It aooeare
In a recent hook by a distinguished
English diplomat, Is credited with hav
ing amused Bismarck.
Ko man la strong who la "U!i t
aonauar himself.
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