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TuberouJ"sls ms been placen among
the diseases which nro subject to quar
nnllnc. Tito commissioner of lminl
Atlon luiH so decided In tlio case of a
Japanese who arrived In San Francisco
from .In pan III with lung trouble. It
wnB decided that the patient could not
land, but must return to the port from
which he nailed,
Archduke Otto, the future emperor
of AiiHtrla, 1a nn artist of great talent.
Ho possesses hit. own Htudio In tho
Academy of Finn Arts In Vienna, and
dlvldcn his time between tho hendqiiur-
ri of the cavalry corps which ho
nianilH and IiIh Rtudlo. The nreh-
iluko ha8 frequently exhibited IiIh work
anonymously, In order that It might
stand on ItH merits and not be favor
ably criticised bccauHo of bin rank.
According to a writer In thn 8t.
.Tames Gazette, n part of tho credit for
tho wonderful development of Jnpan
In civilization In duo to the Empress
llaruka. She married tho emperor
thirty yearH ago, and, like him, Ih n
strong aupportcr of western IdeiiH. Tho
emperor Is the 121st In his line, und
tho first who hub given hlH wlfo a
neat at bis table and n volro In tho na
tional councils. She set thn example
In. abandoning tho customs of staining
thp. teeth and shaving the cyebrowH.
Diamonds havo been found In enn
elderablo numbers and of very flno
HUallty In tho Interior of British
flulnna, on thn Mazarunl River -50
miles above Its Junction with tho Es-..jai-utfiulbo,
Mr. Moulton, our consul at
Domernru, says that tho 1-oiulon deal
ers to whom tho stones have been for
warded consider them superior to
South African diamonds and canal In
quality to thoso of Drazll. Tho pres
ent diggings nro situated In a troplcnl
Junglo flvo miles from tho river, and
tho region Is not easily reached. Tho
matrix from which tho gems havo he
roine scattered Is now the object of
It Is widely supposed that tho dlscaso
railed "appendicitis" was unknown to
tho medical profession until tho last
quarter of tho present century. Hut
an old IiOndon doctor, who wrltoH upon
Iho subject In tho lancet. sayH thoro
Is nothing now about It, oxcept "tho
nnmo and tho treatment." Tho disease
was well described In tho older medical
books, and wub then called "typhlitis."
Hut Its real character was rarely Teri
ficd except by post-mortem examina
tion, whereas modern surgery, with U
unnenthotlc and antlsoptlc oiusVlf sum-
monejj-fir tlmo, la ablo to savo nearly
Vfry patient who Ih not exhausted by
go or otherwise depleted.
Sir John Murray recently showed
how remarkably tho Black Sea dlffors
from other seas and ocenna. A surfaco
current flows continuously from tho
Ulack Sea Into tho Mediterranean, and
nn under current from tho Mediter
ranean Into tho Black Son. Tho lat
ter current Is Bait, and, being heavier
than tho fresh water above, 1t remains
stagnant at thn bottom. Being But
uratcd with sulphuretted hydrogen,
this water will not maintain lite, and
so tho Black Sea contains no living In
habitants below tho depth of about 100
fathoms. Tho deeper water when
brought to the surfaco smells exactly
like rotten eggs.
One of tho churches of Chester, Pa.,
has Introduced what Is a novelty there
a penny concert. These concerts nro
held In tho church on each Friday ev
ening, being chiefly designed for chll-
crowded on theso occasions, both little
and big people attending In great num
bers. They are charged 1 cent ndnils
Rlon to an entertainment that Is worth
many tlmeB more, and which Is whole
some and Instructive. The Btnaller
children are always given tho center
seats In front, tho largor one the side
seats. It Is so distinctively an affair
for children that tho big people who
attend havo to content themselves with
the back se,ats Is there are any loft.
A recent number of Tho Railway
Journal contains n story of a railway
ticket which took a sudden Journey on
Kb own account. As the north-hound
train on the Colorado and Southern
road passed ono of tho stations a pas
senger In n forward car raised a win
dow, and In nn InBtant his tlckot was
blown from IiIh hands out of doors.
The passonger naturally gave It up for
lost, and was very ranch surprised
when tho haggagcinostor handed It to
'him a little .while Inter. It appears
that when the. ticket flow through tho
window a south-bound train was pass
ing. Tho suction of that train, which
was going at a rapid rate, drew tho
ticket along with It, and as It passed
the rear end of tho north-bound train
it blew into the door of the smoking
car. There It wa's found by tho bug
gagemaster. Professor Campbell of the Lick Ob
servatory reports that the star called
XI Gemlnc-rum, which h,as long been
known as a variable, Is in reality
double, but Its two components are so
close that no telescope is nble to sep
arate them, and their existence Is
proved by tho shifting lines In the
spectrum. The variations In br'ht
ncsB, ho thinks, can only ho due to the
attraction between tho two stars rais
ing immense tides In their molten or
vnporous globes, which, through tho
effects of compression or otherwlso,
displace the spectral lines.
Sim IS SPEAKER
Houso Mombers Mako Seloction
REPUBLICANS ORGANIZE LEGISLATURE
fifnulor Hli'i'li' of .trfTcmon Comity In
Oilmen President Pro Trin fit II"'
Heaatc Nrvxnil Content I'rvni'lit
to Holder tint Lawmaker,
Tho legislature of Nebraska started
tho twentieth century off In a proper
manner by getting both houses organ
ized New Years' day without a hitch
and practically unanimous.
The senate used Its old machinery ut
the start, Lieutenant Governor (Ulhcrt
presiding, and the old oil leers being In
their places. "A 1th experienced men In
charge the orguiil.utioti was perfected
without delay. Senator Steelo of .Jef
ferson, being the oldest member of tho
body In point of service, was oleetctl
president pro tern.
The senate committee on credentials
that was appointed took no note of
pending contests. Senator Olcson, re
publican from Cuming county may
havo to show the fuslouists that bo Is
entitled to b's seat, anil Senators Han
som and Lldtlcll, fuslonlHts, from Doug
las are already confronted with con
tests. Tho committee ou credentials
seated all the members who received a
majority on the face of the returns
and who had received certificates of
election. The committee was powerless
to report on the contests because no
ollicial notice of contests Is before tho
The house session passed along
smoothly, nothing out of tho ordinary
occurring. T?ie elective olllcers of the
house who wore solecte.l Monday night
in caucus wore elected, the fnslonlsts
moving the election of a eeparate list
without avail. The members and the
olllcers of tho house were sworn in by
Chief .lustico Norvul and they sub
scribed their names to the oath in ac
cordance with custom.
An unheard of action of the fusion
its was the unanimous selection of
Mr. Hears for speaker. Politicians say
no speaker In tho state ever before was
elected unanimously. It occurred in a
peculiar manner. The secretary of
state had not provided printed roll calls
and a number of type written ones
were made out. These were soon ex
hausted and when the roll was called
on speaker the tabulation of tho votes
was extended from n roll call that had
been used before.
Tho cleric got confused in calling the
names nud rather than call the list of
names over again or verify the roll
call, tho fusion candidate for speaker
moved to make the selection unani
mous. It was a neat compliment
to Mr, Sears, if tho fuslouists in
tended to place themselves on record
us in favor of the republican speaker.
KIDNAPERS MAKE A THREAT
Will Html Ciiilnliy'n I)iiiiKlitr If KtMuml
1 Nut WltlulniM ii.
Au Omaha, Dec, :il dispatch says: E.
A. Cmluliy has racelved a second com
munication from the men who kid
imped his son. The letter is in the
nature of a threat and says In sub
stance that unless he withdraws nis
olVcr of S'.'.I.OOO reward for the arrest
and conviction they will kidnap anoth
er of his children, naming one of his
Jt is stated that Mrs. L'udahy is in a
state of nervous anxiety that must lead
to collupse unless she ean be ussiucd
thut her little girls will be safely
guarded every moment of the duy or
night. She cannot bear to have them
gooutofhor sight. Ever sinco the
lniy was abducted a night watchman
has patrolled the yard ami a day
watchman has always had an eye on
the children, yet the whole family Is
under a severe mental strain that can
not long be endured. It isjhe con
census of opinion that the bandits
feel themselves hard pressed by the
detectives else they would not have
dared to take the risk of throwing an
other letter Into the L'udahy yard,
knowing the premises to be patrolled
by a trained police otllcer, nor would
the bandits have taken the chances
of going to a telephone to notify the
Cudnlty family that another letter
awaited them in the front yard.
HIS COACHMAN BRINGS SUIT
New York PnlilUlirr iiefeniliint In
Joseph Faulkner, proprietor of the
Burr printing house, II and H .Jacob
street, New York, Is defendant In a
Rult brought In the New York supreme
court by Edmund .1. Weston, formerly
his coachman, for SJO.OOO damages for
tho alleged alienation of tho all'ectlons
of Weston's wife. Weston charges
that a year ago he and bis wife were.
In tho employ of Faulkner at his sum
mer home nenr Dnncllen, thiee miles
from there. Faulkner made love to
Mrs, Weston and alienated her affec
tion. Helleges Faulkner wrote her
many letters couched In endearing
I.rnU Will Content.
Congressman John .1. Lent, of Co
lumbus, O., has served formal notice ou
Congressman-elect Kinmett Tompkins
that he would contest tho latterV seat
in the house. Mr. Lent, states that be
will base his claim on charges of whole
sale bribery anil fraud in the count of
Huh lUWml Uuurniitliir,
Dr. Justus O'llnge, health commis
sioner of St. Paul, Minn., has raised
the qunrautinu against Winona, and
Intercourte between the two cities is
uow of its formal character.
Noted mill Proiiilni'lil Author milt Poll
tliiiiii Pni" Atmy ."tiililriily.
A Minneapolis, Minn., .Inn. 'i dis
patch says: Ignatius Donnelly, author,
sago anil politician, aged seventy, died
at I'-'iO.'t this morning.
The eminent Miiineapolitan was
taken suddenly III last night, while
visiting tit the home otitis father-in-law,
Harlan Hanson. M'J'J 'I'wonty
eighth avenue, south, From fie first
Mr. Donnelly sank steadily and soon
became unconscious. Dr. Murphy was
summoned, and when hu arrived tho
sick man was still unconscious. The
doctor pronounced It heart failure, and
stated early in the evening that there
was little chance of the patient's re
covery. Later Mr. Donnelly passed
away suddenly, surrounded by a num
ber of Ills relatives. Ironi the first
they had understood that he could not
live, as he was advanced In years, be
ing nearly seventy years of age, and
it was a sorrowful little group that
watched by the bedside us the man
whose name has brought honor to the
state of Minnesota lay gasping out the
last faint sparks or life. He tiled at
ll!:o:i o'clock In the moinliig, without
Iirnutltts Donnelly, known as "tho
Sage of Nlnlglner," has been conspic
uous in the political and literary Held
for many years. Mr. Donnelly caine
to Minnesota thlrt.V-flve years ago.'ond
since that time bad been a member of
both houses of the state legislature
ami represented his district in con
gress. During Ills tnnny years in the legis
lature he was a power. He was an ublo
orator, always had an answer rcudy
unit rarely failed to turn tho laugh
upon his opponent.
Mr. Donnelly was an nble and deep
thinker. Shakespeare formed ono of
bis most absorbing1 topics and ho was
a thorough Shakespearian scholar,
ills many honors In the literary lino
have been received and he. is famous
for his writings.
Mr. Donnelly married about threo
years ago Miss Hanson, a daughter of
Harton Hanson of this city and since
that time they have made their homo
in Minneapolis, although Mr. Donnel
ly owned several farms where they
spent considerable time. He had
lived in Hastings and In St. Paul and
was widely known throughout the
ACCEPTS JOINT NOTE.
I'lilim Nni-prlxr tint World unit Ak (.'
KHtlllll of If oxt llltlVK.
The Havas agency at Purls, France,
has received the following dispatch
"Prince Ching and Li Hung Chang
have communicated to the foreign en
voys an imperial edict in which the
emperor declares that China accepts
the joint note anil recognizes Prince
Citing and Ll Hung Chang to speak for
a suspension of hostilities. Prince
Chlng ami Ll Hung Chang, according
to another dispatch to the Havas
agency, say that Emperor Kwting Su
has expressed a desire that the court
should return to Pekln at the end of
A Pekln dispatch says: The Chinese
plenipotentiaries have been iinexeept
edly ordered to sign the preliminary
joint note and have, notified the foreign
envoys to that cIVect.
The Chinese themselves are greatly
astonished at receiving the imperial In
structions. Neither Li Hung Chang nor Prince
Ching bad cvpeoted success in persuad
ing the court under ten days.
The. instructions are to agree fully
to the note, but to cndeaor to get the
best terms possible, purtlcluily the
matter of limiting the number of lega
tion guards; also as to the place where
these are to lie located. The plenipo
tentiaries are Instructed to endeavor
to limit tile number of army posts
along the line of railway to as few as
possible ami finally to require the pow
ers not to destiny the forts, but merely
to disarm them.
The foreign communities in Pekln
ave greutlv satisfied at the decided tone
of the collective note and the asser
tion that the powers are determined
to entertain no proposals for the modi
fication of their demands. It is under
stood that Li Hiliig Chang sent a me
morial to the throne, couched in very
strong terms, urging complete compll-
WILL STAY IN JAIL.
Mr. N'hMoii Ut'iimnilM Trial on ClutrK
Preferred ,iilnat Her,
Word comes from Wichita, Kan., that
Mrs. Nation, who wrecked the Cnrey
hotel joint has refused the ball secured
for her. She now says that under no
circumstance will she step out of Jail
until cleared of the charges against
her, ami the efforts to secure her re
lease have been abandoned.
A movement has been started by the
local W. C. T. l to Impanel a special
grand jury to Investigate the conduct
of the city and county ofllclnls In per
mlttlng the sale of liquors in 'Wichita.
The county jail has beon placarded
with n quarantine sign, It is said this
was rune of the ottlcers to keep out
Mrs. Nation's friends who have dally
visited her in great numbers,
Discovery lias been made that Maggie
Hoel, who mysteriously disappeared
from Pueblo, Col,, ten days ago and
was supposed to have been murdered
or kidnaped, had eloped with a man
named John Watson und gone east.
Stonewall J, DcFrance, a noted "for
ger, who was sent to the stat6 prison
at Jackson, Mich., from Kalamazoo
county in 1KDI for eleven years, for de
fruudlng a Kalama.oo bank of several
thousand dollars has been paroled by
(lovcrnor Plngrec and will be released
$ & LOVE IS "BEST k j
Hy Florence KodfjKjnJon f&
A large house In one of the most
fasblounblo London squares; nn tipper
room, furnished something between a
study and a boudoir; n small flro
burning In the grnto-for, In Bplte of
the April sunshine, the wind was In
tho oast and for sole occupant a
young glil, whose ago was 18, though
she looked a little older, perhaps be
cause she bud cried till her eyes were
hot and swollen, and her cheeks had
lo.d their delicate coloring a girl who
was the daughter of one of the richest
commoners In England, and who yet
was ns unhappy as the poorest waif
in London's utrccU.
Heryl Llndon had no mother. Sho
could Just recall a frail, delicate wo
man, who loved her very much, but
who sremrd too sad and sorrowful to
show liar affection. Sho had been n
tiny child when thut raothor was
taken away, and yet sho had been
quite conscious that, sivn for leaving
her, the tired woman was glad to go.
Her mother's love had boon taken
from Beryl full early, and no other
had roplaced It.
Mr. Llndon placed his dnughter In
n private family at the seasldo until
Bhe was 10 years old, when she was
sent to a boarding school In Brussels.
Once a year he had called at the
school, and had a brief, formal inter
view with his daughter In the prin
cipal's own sanctum; and 12 months
ago he had removed Heryl from the
select establishment, and brought her
to his stately homo In Elchester
For one year they had lived to
gether, father and child, yet strangerB
In heart and feeling; they drew no
nearer to ench other. Beryl knew
porfectly that to the handsomn. well
preserved man of the world, still un
der 50, she was only nn encumbrance.
He took no trouble to conceal the
fact, and his friends took little notice
of the shy, frightened-looking girl
they thought such u contrast to her
fascinating father. She was not
"out." It pleased Mr. Llndon to re
gard her as too young for society, so
she hail no chance of meeting people
more congenial to her than her
father's circle. She was terribly
lonely, desperately unhappy; but yet.
after reading the letter which had
come from Mr. Llndon that morning,
It seemed to the girl she had never
before known what trouble meant.
and that If only things could be once
more as they were yesterday she
would be content.
Her breakfast had gone away un
touchedall her meals were served
upstairs In her father's absence from
home and 'tihe Bat over the fire, with
a look of such pain on her face as
was terrible to see In a girl of 18.
Suddenly the door opened, and tho
housekeeper cnteted without the cere
mony of knocking, unless, Indeed, her
knock had not penetrated to Beryl's
dazed, stunned bruin.
Mrs. Murkhum was a kind, motherly
woman, not a lady by birth, but well
educated, and with more refinement
of feeling than many of her superlois.
She had been In Eustace Utidon's em
ploy ever since he took the house In
ElchcstT square 10 years before.
"I came to speak to you. Miss
Beryl," she said gently. "I had
strange news from Mr. Llndon this
morning, and when Nancy came down
and told nie you'd not touched your
breakfast, I thought perhaps he'd
written to you, too."
"YeB, Mis. Markhum. I can't quite
tttko It In, It seems too terrible."
The housekeeper tat down opposite
Beryl. She was quite ns Indignant as
the girl could be.
"You see, Miss Heiyl, your papa's
not an old man 47, 1 believe and It's
natural he should tire of a lonely life.
Pel haps his new wlfo will make things
plensanter for you. You've had but a
dull time of It since you left school."
"I shouldn't mind his marrying,"
aald Beryl frankly "In fact, I think
I should be glad: but that he should
choose that woman, should put her In
my mother's place it Is terrible!"
Mrs. Markham looked bewildered.
"Do you mean that the ludy is uny
one we know, MIbs Heryl? Mr. Lln
don never mentioned her namo to me.
He only suld thu wedding would be
at once, and he hoped to bring his
wife homo on Mny 1."
"Ho Is going to marry Miss Maun
ders," said Heryl, almost apatheti
cally. The housekeeper Blurted.
When Heryl Llndon first left achool
a very showy-looking woman was en
gaged ns her mald-cumpunlon. Miss
Maunders was supposed to walk with
Beryl, look after her wardrobe, and
make herself generally useful. From
the first day of their meeting Beryl
took antipathy to' iho woman. She
felt that Miss Maunders wub unwor
thy her truat und confidence, that ahe
had none of the qualifications she pro
fessed; and the girl yearned to escape
from the companionship she 'hated.
At last, only three mouths ago, things
come to a crisis, Miss Maundors, whom
the household suspectad of a liking
for stimulants, went Into a more vio
lent rage than usual, and actually for
got horsolf so far as to strike her
employer's daughter. At' that time
Mr, Llndon was away, spending
Christmas In the country. Beryl, half
beside herself with indignation, ap
pealed to the housekeeper. Mrs.
Markham paid Miss Maunders ji
month's wages and dlsml&Bed her on
the spot, and she departed, vowing
rengeance against Beryl.
And this was the porson Mr. Llndon
was to make his wife! The house
keeper could hardly credit It.
"Miss Beryl," said Mrs. Markham
slowly, after n long putise, "I simply
can't believe It! Are you sure you've
made no mistake? Miss Maunders Is
no more of a lady than I am, or even
ono of the upper servants, and your
papa's a gentleman through and
through, It can't be truo!"
"You had better load his lcttor,"
said Heryl simply. "Thcro seems no
reason for doubting It."
It was a very brief" letter, written
on tho thickest and creamiest of note
paper, and barely covering the first
page. Few men, let us hope, could
have written In such terma to their
only child, especially to a motherless
"Dear Beryl: I ahull bo married to
morrow to Miss Maunders, and I hope
to return with my wife on May 1. You
had better mnke up your mind to show
k proper respect and obedience to your
stepmother, whose authority over you
will be complete."
"It's a cruel letter, Miss Heryl," said
Mrs. Markham, us she put it back In
Its envelope, "and may God forgive
your father for writing it; but, my
dear young lady, depend upon It, It's
that womun's work."
"Papa never cared for me," shevsnld
slowly. "Mrs. Markham, 1 have never
said a word to any one, but I must
now or my heart will break. I can
never remember his kissing me, or
seeming fond of mo, even as n little
"Maybe he wanted a son, Miss
Beryl: but ho'd no right to visit his
disappointment on you. Thore'll be
great changes here, for there's not one
of my servants will stay here and call
MIsb Muunders mistress."
"And you will go, too?"
"I wouldn't stay nn hour after she
came home; but, ns It happens, Miss
Beryl, I've not my choice. Mr. Lln
don has sent me a check for .CG0 In
stead of notice, as ho say his wife
will prefer to be her own housekeeper.
I'vo saved money In the 10 years I've
been bore, and I don't think I shall
take another situation. If I look
round, I dare say I can buy the lease
and good will of a small lodging house
at tho seaside reasonably, and that
will seem more Independent."
Beryl put one thin hand appeallngly
on the housekeeper's plump arm.
"Mrs. Markham, I can't stay here,
I'd rather starve! You know whnt
that woman wan before, when Bhe was
only a servant. What would she make
my life like when she Is mlstreBB?"
"My dear, It's a sorry business.
Haven't you any relations you could
go to for a bit, anybody who woinu
take your part, and Just tell Mr. Lln
don that before you came back he
must guarantee his new wife would
treat you properly?"
Beryl shook her head.
"I don't think I have a relation In
"Well," confessed Mrs. Markham,
"I've been here 10 years, and I've
never heard your father mention a
relation; but. you see, Miss Beryl,
there's the other side. Your mother
must have hud relations, and her
fnmlly would be the best pcoplo to
help you, because, natuially, they'd
resent your pupa's marriage as much
aa you do."
"Mainmn had no relations," said
Heryl. "I'll tell you how I know.
The Inst thing I can remember of hor
was one day Just before she died she
begged papa to be kind 'to me. She
said she hud been nn orphan, and
knew how sad it was."
"Hut she might have had a brother
or sister," persisted Mis. Markham.
"Miss Beryl, think quickly over your
past llfo. and tiy to see If there Isn't
any ono who'd be nble to tell you."
"But my paBt story is so short."
said Beryl, "11 doesn't want thinking
over. I know wo lived abroad for a
year or two beforo my mother died.
My little sister went first, and mother
never got over hor loss. I had a
nurse who was very good to me. She
could have told mo all I want to
know; but papa sent her away directly
after my mother's funeral. I think
she went to Amerlcn.
"Then he took me to a family at
Brighton. Doctor Burgess and his
wife were not unkind to me; but they
had children of their own, and I al
ways felt like the outsider. I know
I waa quite gltid to leave them and go
"Brighton's not a long journey,"
Bald Mrs. Mnrkhum. "It might be
woith whllo to go and see them."
"I am sure they could tell mo noth
ing. I stnyed there till I was 10, and
I know Mrs. Burgess told mo ono day
I ought to bo very fond of my father
because he was the only relation I
hud In all the world. I think sho
had known my mother Just a little.
They were both orphans, and brought
up In the same school a k(n,d of
Mrs. Markham felt In despair of
finding any kindred for her young
There's many would say It was your
duty to stay with' your father and
make the best of .things," sho went on
g'ravoly; "fcut when I know what thnt
woman Is I can't boar to think of you
at her mercy."
"If I wont, away, could my father
force me to come back?" asked Beryl.
VNo. . You are of an age when a girl
mfty ch'oosb her own home; but If you
leavo him he can refuse to provide for
For tho first tlmo that morning a
look of hope enme Into Beryl's beau
"Then I'll get a situation of some
foct, nnd go to It bi tore l:c comes
homo That will be quite easy "
Quito easy! Tho hoi'B keeper's
kindly heart ached for her. She knew
too well how hard It Is for a girl with
no special' tnlontB or qualifications to
find n nlcho, nnd they had only threo
weeks. The time was nil too short.
"I don't wnnt to encourage you to
rebellion, Miss Heryl, nnd yet I can't
bear to think of you at MIbs Maun
ders' mercy. If yuu'vo quite mntle up
your mind, my dear young lady, I'll
do my boat to help you find some
thing." Hnrd as posts generally are to find,
npeclally those worth having, It In
often comparatively easy to get Into
a situation nt very low remuneration
at the beginning of a school term. It
happens now and then that principals
havo failed to settle with any ono in
the holidays, nnd havo to take tho
first person who offern rather thnn
begin school phorthnnded.
Perhaps this explained Beryl's seem
ing success, for within a week of first
answering advertisements Bhe was en
gaged by Mrs. Tanner of Easthlll-on-Sea,
as English teacher in her small
but select school In thnt rising watering-place.
The remuneration was to bo 5 a
term, at which Mrs. Markham sniffed;
but tho teacher wos to hnve tho option
of remaining during the holidays, nnd
so would be nt no expenso for board
and lodging. -
"I don't altogether like it," said
Mrs. Mnrkham, re-reading Mrs. Tan
nor's letter critically; "but, Miss
Beryl, If only you Btny a year, you'll
bo ablo to demand better terms In
another situation, and I think you'd
bo happier anywhere thnn here under
Miss Mnunderfl' tyranny."
In truth, that lady was now Mrs.
Llndon; hut both tho housekeeper and
Beryl continued to speak of her by
her maiden namo Mrs. Markham be
cause she grudged her erstwhllo sub
ordinate her. rise In life, and Beryl
because It was painful to hor to give
her mother's title to a woman ahe
Mrs. Markham came to sco Beryl off.
and had her luggage labelled for hast
hlll; then, when she hnd put tho girl
Into nn empty third-class carriage,
sho lingered for a few Inst words.
"Try and put up with things for tho
yenr, Miss Beryl, even If all's not as
you would like. And If you're in
trouble of any kind, my dear, Just
write to me. My sister will nend on
your letters any time, and I'd bo proud
to help you."
"Thank you." The tears were dim
ming tho girl's sweet eyes as sho put
her head out of the carriage window
and kissed the housekeeper warmly.
"I shall be grateful to you aa long us
I live, Mrs. Markham. Without you
I could never have managed to escape
from Elchester square, and I think to
have stayed there after she camo
would have killed me!"
The bell sounded, the engine gave a
shrill, unearthly sound, meant pre
sumably for a whlBtle, and the train
Mrs. Markham did not turn away
till Bhe could no longer seo tho white
handkerchief Heryl was waving; then
there waB a suspicious moisture In
"Rod help her, poor little thing, for
It seems to mo no ono else can! It's
true enough, ns Bhe says, Mr. Llndon
never loved her, and now he's mar
ried that woman it's ns Hko as not
he'd be worse than ever. They say
ho has :i0,t)00 a yeajynnd a beautiful
country scat, yet ldg dnughtor Is con
tent to work hard Vor 5 a term. It
doesn't seem right, somehow."
And It was not right; but Mrs.
Mnrkham did not know one fact which
would have explained u good deal that
puzzled her. Euatnco Llndon hod an
ugly secret in his past, a dark blot
upon his character ho would f.tln hide
from all tho world. Ho did not nd
mlro Julia Maunders, und he had not
tho least desire to marry her; but
men with n secret, who are loading a
double life, have often to pay dearly
for the guarding of that secret. It
hnppencd that Julia Maunders knew
a good deal of Llndon's past llfo. nnd
the price of her alienee was u wedding
(To bo continued.)
A Chlnt-ie llmuboo Which Produce
It Is the bnmboo which furnishes the
Chlnnmnn with practically everything
ho requires through life, from hla
cradlo.to his coffin, and that also pro
duces precious stones for him. only tho
celestial Is not nware of tho fact, or
else attaches no value to It. In somo
varieties of this Invaluublo grass a
mineral substance composed of lime
or slllcu and potash Is frequently dis
covered, being formed, It Is supposed,
owing to somo kind of disease In the
Juices or stem of the plant. In tho
courso of time, says tho London Mall,
this deposit hardens and "forms tho
famous "tabaaheor" of tho natives,
Which exactly resembles the opal in
appearance, and Is, according to Prof.
Brewater, of precisely tho snmo char
acter and composition. The Chinese,
however, know nplhlng of Its value a
a. precious .stone, but collect tnbasheer
simply for its supposed medicinal
properties. Unfortunately, some of the
most finely marked and colored speci
mens of these vegetable stones are ex
ceedingly fragile It may bo mentioned
that In none of the varieties or the
bamboo yet raised and found hardy In
this country hnve hny truces of a de
posit of tabaaheor at preaont been dis
covered, so that any one who contem
plates tho establishment of a bamboo
plantation In England for tho purpose
of opal raising Is recommended to In.
vest his cnpltal In somo other way,
Tho more a woman understands men
tho more good time she spends In thf
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