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CHAPTER XI. (Continued.)
"You must not give inc false hopes,
Rrldgot," she mild gravely. "You
know at the tlmo of Mrs. Llndon's
1enth yon. nmong others, never doubt
ed the teillty of the will."
"I can't express myself well,
niaam, said Btldget Ransom; "but
If I tell my story my own way perhaps
you'll undeistand. When you and Mr.
Dynevor engaged me as nurse to Miss
Kitty you made- one stipulation that
I was not to bo talking continually of
Mrs. Liudon. You said the Bttbject
was a voiy painful one, and you did
uot want to discuss It."
"We both felt It a mistake to dwell
on It," agreed Mrs. Dynevor.
"And so I never told you what ray
poor lady suffered," leturned Urldgct
"Cure for her? Eustace Llndon cared
for no ono but himself and the baby.
He was so Jealous of his wife's affec
tion for her firstborn that as soon as
his own child was born he sent little
Miss Lillian away to the country. Sho
ns brought up In a French peasant's
ottage, and the parting almost broke
ktcr mother's heart."
"Hut, Bridget," persisted Mrs. Dyne
ror, "why tell mo all this now? It
Is too late to help either my poor sister-in-law
or her child."
"Please hear mo out," sold Mrs.
Uansom. "1 might hnvo written homo,
and told you and Miss Lillian's uncle,
i only Mrs. Llndon begged mo not. The
fact was her husband hated Miss Lil
lian, and she thought the poor child
happier anywhere away from him.
"Did he care for his own child?"
"Yes; but she wns a sickly little
thing, and with none of her mother's
beauty. Sho had an English nurse
rather n flighty young woman, whom
my mistress hated. When Mr. Llndon
-uddciily declared they couldn't nfford
to keep mo and Julia, she begged and
prayed for him to let me be the one
to stay, and I humbled myself to ask
hlra, too. I said I'd do all my own
work and look after the child as well;
but It wasjit no use. I went, Julia
Mrs. Dynevor could not see the
thread of these recollections, but she
"A yenr or two after I left you,
ma'am, I met Julia again. She wnsn't
In service then, but sho seemed to have
plenty of money, and Bhe told me Mr.
Llndon allowed her 50 pounds a year
for the sako of all she had done for
"I thought It was the most generous
thing I'd ever heard of him; but I
didn't come all this way to tell you of
this. I'm a widow now, and I've a
nice little lodging house at Brighton.
I took a partner lately, and sho turns
out to have been housekeeper to Mr.
l.lndou for ten years; and. Mrs. Dyn
evor, she says the woman he has mar
ried Is tho Julia who was fellow-servant
with me In Franco.
Mrs. Dynevor looked bewildered.
"Now. with all his faults, he was a
gentleman," went on Mrs. Ransom,
"and Julia Maunders was a common,
uneducated woman, who could never
be companion to him. Mrs. Markham,
my partner, told me sho had actually
been In his house as attendant to his
daughter, that alio gave way to drink,
iind, when not quite herself, actually
struck Miss Llndon. Now, ma'am, a
gentleman doesn't marry a vulgar, un
educated woman of foity, who, besides,
is given to drink, without somo rea
son. Mrs. Markham and I have talk
ed the matter over and over ngalu,
and we believe there's something
wrong about tho will, and Julia knew
At that moment Harold Dynevor
caino In. Ho would have gone away
on seeing his mother was not nlono;
hut sho detained him. and In a few
words gave him tho heads of Mrs
"1 can't see how the will could be
a fraud." ho answorod, "and yot every
thing points to It. Llndon dismissing
tho attendant who was true to his
wife, and koeplng the one who could
be bribed, points to fraud; but, mother,
I don't see what we are to do."
Neither did Mrs. Dynnvor; but their
visitor now procoeded to relate the
best part of her story.
"Mrs. Markham told mo a good deal
of her young lady, Boryl Llndon, and
I'm ready to swear sho Is not tho child
I left In Julia's care when I was sent
away. There must bo plenty of people
left In the French village who remem
ber little Beryl. She was so puny and
backward for a long time the doctor
feared she was un Idiot. Sho had
light hair, almost whlto and perfectly
straight, and big, watery blue eyes
the sort of eyes you see oftenest In
idiots, At three years old she could
hardly walk. No ono but her father
could see anything to admire In her.
"According to Mrs. Markham, Beryl
, 'Llndon has very dark eyes, blue-grey,
and almost black lashes, and curly
brown hair. I can't think even fifteen
years would mnke such a change."
Mrs. Dynovor looked from her son
to Mrs. Ransom,
"I am sure you both see something
some explanation; but I cannot."
"Mother," sold Harold hoarsely,
"forgive mo!' I have kept a secret
from you. Tho girl you know as Beryl
Lendon Is really Aunt Nina's daugh
ter. Sho came to Kasthlll to etcapo
A from her fathor and his second wife.
An accident gave mo the key to her
secret She wanted never to come
here again because sho was our ene
my's nftughter; but I told her we
would be content to think of her Only
as her mother's child."
"She Is Nina's Image," breathed
Mis. Dynevor; "but oven then "
"I havo no pioof," said Harold, "any
more than Mrs. Hansom; but I believe
wo both think the same, and to mo It
Is a strong conviction. I believe that
when ho saw his own child's state
was hopeless, Llndon conceived n des
porato scheme. Ho would bend away
the only person likely to betray him,
he would bribe the nurse Into silence,
his wife was so III a few mouths would
end ner life, and she would never
know his deception. As soon as Brid
get left we know he removed his fam
ily to another part of France. With
in a month we heard of Lillian's
death; but I believe- the child buried
as Uncle Frank's daughter whs really
"You mean he chauged the chil
dren?" Harold nodded.
"But It would be Impossible! How
coula he pass off a child of seven for
a baby of three?"
"We don't know that he did. He
placed the little girl In tho caro of a
country doctor Bomo time after her
mother's death; but there Is no tell
ing what age he gave her. Mother,
don't you see this explains so much?
Aunt Nina never guessed his hateful
plot. She died believing it was her
.own child, Lillian Dynevor, who would
grow up heiress of the Manor. Sho
rould havo had very little to leave,
that little sho naturally bequeathed to
her husband. The phrase 'all my real
and personal property was no doubt
his choice. If Lillian had been nllve
ho would havo Inherited only a little
ready money, In spite of that high
sounding phrase; with Lillian dead,
ho took eveiythlng."
"It would be the blackest sin I ever
heard of!" breathed Mrs. Dynevor.
Bridget Hansom nodded her head.
"Bui he did It, ma'am. Why you've
only to ask his housekeeper, or tho
young lady herself, to hear hu had no
love or affection for the poor girl he
called his daughter. He treated her
with open Indifference, ir not neglect.
Now the little child 1 left In France
ho simply worshipped!"
"Mother," said Harold, "here come
tnc girls. You won't let Beryl think
she Is less welcome because you know
Beryl and Kitty looked from one to
the other of tho little group, bewil
dered. It was Mrs. Dynevor who
spoke, and to Boryl.
"My dear," she said gently, "Mrs.
Hansom has come here chiefly to seo
you. She has heard a great deal of
you from a Mrs. Markham, and bo I
have learned your real name and the
Mink between us."
"And can you forgive me for being
my father's daughter?"
"Your fathor, unless we all mistake,
was my brother-in-law, Frank Dyne
vor. My dear, Mrs. Ransom lived with
your mother for years. She Is ready
to swear thnt you are not and cannot
he. Beryl Llndon; we think you are
my niece, Lllllun."
"Sho Ih her mother's linage," said
Mrs. Ransom; "and, though It Is not
a compliment to say bo, she looks
older than eighteen. Twonty-two at
Christmas would be Miss Lillian's
The girl who had so long thought
herself Beryl Llndon burst Into tears,
"Then It was not a dream that I
had played In tho deserted nursery
at tho Manor, thnt I had had a frock
llko tho ono In the picture and 'Pet'
was my own name after all!"
Mrs. Runsom accepted tho hospital
ity of Uplands for the night, and a
telegram to Marton brought Mr. Proc
tor to the farm before tho itnnlly hail
"I should play a game of bluff," ho
couii6olled, "nnd tell Mr. Llndon you
have dlscoveied his fraud. Most prob
ably he'll give In nnd confess every
thing; otherwise, you'll havo to go
first to Ponts-netifs, and see tho doc
tor who attended the real Beryl Lln
don; then ou to St. Jarent, whore sho
Is reported to havo died, and get n
description of the child burled In her,
name. If the two gentlemen arc still
practicing In the saino townships tho
task would bo easy enough; If thoy
havo moved on, and havo to be traced,
It might take n long time; therefore,
as I say, I advlso a game of bluff."
Mrs. Tanner's supposed letter had
como by that morning's post; but that
also brought another from tho gentle
widow herself, snylng sho was per
suaded to prolong her stay another
week. Mrs. Dynovor would, she knew,
bo pleased to keep Miss Llndon, so
she hoped tho change of plan would
be agreeable to every one.
"Depend upon It," said Harold, "the
second letter camo from Mrs. Wllmot,
and was written at Mr, Llntlon's re
quest Ho must havo caught n glimpse
of you yesterday at the Manor, nnd
this Is a ruse to get you Into his
"Must I go?" she asked anxiously.
"No," said Mr. Proctor; "but Hur
old Dynevor, who Is, I bollevo, your
next-of-kin, will keep the appointment
at Woodlands In your stead. I shall
accompany him as his legal adviser,
and Mrs. Ransom will come, too, to
speak to her recollections of tho real
Mr. Llndon hnd waited a good ten
minutes when tho bell at Woodlands
rang loudly. Another moment and he
was confronted by tho man ho most
feared nnd disliked, and tho woman
ho tecogiilzed as his wife's devoted
"So ou are 'Mrs. Tanner, nnd the
note asking her governess to return
whs a forgery?" said Mr. Proctor.
"Sir." said Llndon hnughtlly, "I
deny our right to Interfere In my do
mestic concerns. I havo come to Kast
hlll to llnil my daughter, nnd remove
her from tho society of my enemies!"
Then Mr. Pioctor spoke. Ho was
so positive of Harold's suspicions be
ing correct he felt Justified In assum
"Your daughter is not In England,
Mr. Llndon." he said curtly. "We
havo recently discovered your fraud.
She Is burled at St. Jaccnt In Brit
tany, under tho name of her half-
sister. Lillian Dynevor Is still nllve,
and tho lawful owner of nil you hnvo
so long usurped. As she came of ago
last December, you cannot even claim
the role of her guardian."
"It Ih false!" cried tho wretched
man. "I "
"You married Julia Maunders to
make her hold her tongue," struck In
Mrs. Ransom; "but you forgot me,
Mr. Llndon. Ah! overruling Provi
dence thiew your late housekeeper In
my way, and when we had exchanged
our opinions about you we knew pretty
well the truth of the matter."
"I defy you to prove It!"
Harold Dynevor Interpoard.
"As Lillian's next-of-kin, I am here
with power to net for her. Mr. Lln
don, you can mnke your choice: Sign
a full confession of your fraud, die
gorgo your Ill-gotten gains nnd leave
England, when you win receive nn an
nuity of fiOO pounds a year, or defy
us. You may hold your own for two
or three months, until we And the doc
tor who attended your child; but. you
will then be prosecuted with the ut
most rigor of the law, and the result
will probably bo penal servitude for
Llko all bullies, Kustace Llndon was
a coward. Mr. Proctor's plan hnd
answered, and ho saw that ho was
beaten. Better far accept his freedom
and an annuity sufllcient to keep him
than end his days In a convict prison.
The trio left him. carrying awny his
signed confession, and with tho un
derstanding thit a representative of
Mr. Proctor would take possession of
the house In Elchoster square In tho
name of Lillian Dynovor, nnd that ho
gave up all the moneys of his step
daughter which ho had appropriated,
within a month.
And when thoy told Lillian how
strange mid unfamiliar the name
sounded of her good fortuno Hhc as
tonished them all by bursting into
tears, and declaring she would rather
remain Mis. Tanner's governess than
return to Dynevor Manor as its mis
tress. But that of course was Impos
(To be Continued.) ,.!
Ton Itftcordnrf In frame.
In many churches of Provence and
Italy, especially those near tho sea, ox
voto paintings placed on tho wails In
accordance with vows mado by pil
grims In moments of danger are often
rcmarknhlo for their frames. Among
tho curiosities may be enumerated
InthB formed of splinters from ships
that have been wrecked; also frames
mnde of pieces of heavy cables, oc
casionally painted bright hues, but
sometimes left In their primitive gray
color, splashed with tar. Nnlled to the
laths surrounding u painting repre
senting sailors fighting with tlorco sav
ages may bo seen African or Poly
nesian spears nnd darts, or swords
made of hardwood, evidently memen
toes of terrific btrugglcs. Sailors or
landsmen who have made vows during
times of porll nt sea, and who have no
trophies to display, will surround their
paintings with broad bands of wood
hcnvlly lncrustcd with shells nnd sea
weed, not Infrequently of rare nnd ex
tremely beautiful kinds.
Mlited tll frilling.
A young Insuranco man received an
Introduction to somo good people a
few days ago in n manner which ho
will not soon forget. The friend who
did tho honors was somewhat of a wag,
but wbb one of those quiet, sober, pol
ished men whom one meets occasion
ally. Upon this occasion ho was ns
grave and dignified as a church (leg
con, and seemingly perfectly slnccro.
Ho said: "I would llko to mnko you,
ncqualuted with Mr. B . I can rec
ommend him to your good graces, hav
ing known both him and his family for
years. His father Is ono of tho b'st
men I know, nnd their family is an
old one. Thero Is only ono thing I
might say, Mr. B, Is nn Insurance man
and I havo always Insisted thnt any
ono who could tell ns good a He ns ho
can ought either to bo n plnno tunor
or a lightning rod ngent" Cleveland
IStperlnienti with Marine Torch.
Experiments have been carried out
on tho Thnmes by the Thames con
servancy board with tho marine torch
with conspicuous success. Tho tubes
containing tho calcium carbldo Ignited
immediately tho aubstanco camo Into
contact with tho wnter, casting a bril
liant light, which was vlslblo for u
considerable distance. There Is every
probability of this torch being requisi
tioned for tho Illumination of certain
parts of the river by night for the
guidance of vessels, etc. Tho oxlstont
IllumlnantH uio Inadequate and very
Unsatisfactory, whorcas the ncotylerie
gas Bheds a glaring puro whte light,
covering a wldo area.
Pearson I'd llko to know who sent
mo this nbtislvo letter. I'll bet it was
that crank next door. Mrs. Pearson
I don't think so, John. It must have
been some one who knows you much
better than ho does.
In a dlnilr-llt room
I naw n weaver il)ltiR nt lit loom
That rnu n snlftlv its nn Iterant rhyme,
Ami to' ttin YMiikmnn nt the loom wits
Weaving the veti of Life,
'Twns piirtt-oolnreil, wrought of Venio
And through the warp thereof
Bitot little RoMfit thread of .Joy nnd
And ono stood ttv whon re were brim
med with tvnrs,
role-Ins thn mlk'hty slintt
Wherewith, when eeemed the weaver'
will t enh.
He cut the wondrott web
Time wenrca nnd wetixeH: nnd his dork
Will oris dny cut the wrh for you and
me. -Clinton Hoolliud.
The Story of the Story.
BY M. W. CONNELLY.
(Copyright 1W1: by Dolly Story Pub. Co.)
"Where are you going, my chil
dren?" It was the admiring mother
of Paul Kochsmbenu who addressed
her stalwart son nn he was leaving the
tidy flower garde In front of his
hone, paddle Ik hand, nnd making to
ward the river. He dm accompanied
by a small brunette of perhaps eight
een, 4ark of hair, aark of eye, dark of
eyelashes gratings from behind which
prisoned love looked end a skin en
riched by a faint olive tint.
"To the land of blessings nnd bliss
es, ma petite mere." replied Paul Jo
cocely, to he closed the gate.
On the shore lay an upturned birch
bark canoe, of two fathoms, and Into
this tho young friends embarked.
Paul had Just grsduated from a
Moutreal college and hnd tcturned to
his home at Portage du Fort, far up
the Ottawa liver, to Idle n few months
before beglnlng llfo seriously. Ills
companion, Louisa L. Rue, was from
Sorel, fnr below, on n visit to rela
tives In Portage du Fort. She hud In
tended going further up tho river, iiko,
to visit relatives, but
"There it Is! Seo? Volla, la!"
"Y.es. What a curious plnce for a
grave! And then the path from the
river's margin is bo grown with weed.
Alone and fnrgottn' Well. I some
times feel that I would like to be bur
led In such a spot. Tho solitude Is at
"Not here. This solitude Is fie
quently broken. Every spring thou
sands of voyageurs descending the
river with their rafts of timber stop
hero nnd visit this grave with Its
weather-stained wooden headboard.
Evory spring thousands of raftsmen
come here, and there Is scarce un hour
In tho day when one may not hear a
perfect chorus of 'Notre pero qui dans,
le del, etc."
"What in the attraction?"
"That U a long story, Louise; I will
tell it you as we return down the
river. The voyageurs aro gone for this
season but this place is visited now
and then by lovers. It Is a trystlng
place, this grave, whero lovers plight
their troth, na they do at certain
stones and springs In Scotland and
Ireland. You remember reading
Black's 'Shandon Bolls'? You recol
lect whero Willie Master Willie, It
was and Kitty descended lu tho dell
to a spring near whero tho saints shut
up Don Fierna and tho pixies? What
is this he said? Oh, yes: 'Over run
ning water: My lovo I give you; my
"Here It Is."
llfe I pledge you; my heart I tnkf not
back from you while this water runs.
Over running water: Evory Bovonth
year at this time of tho night, I wjll
meet you at this well, to renew my
troth to you: death alone to relieve
me of this vow. "
"That is not tho worst of the pledge.
Kcoutalt: 'Over running water n eurso
on one that foils: nnd a curse on any
one who shall come between us two;
and grief be the guest In his house,
and sorrow dwell In his house for
Louise had not read the novel nor
any other. The good Sisters in the
convont of St. Supllco, where she went
to school, had seen to this. So she
"Oh, Paul! It Is terrlblo! N'eit
pas? Let ub leave hero. It us go."
Like all French Canadians who prlda
themselves on their English acquire
ments, this young couple could not
refrain from dropping, now and then,
Into the native patois. Hence Paul's
The descending Canadian sun threw
a flood of light on the chromatic flames
of the foroat, splashing dopartlng sum
mer with a moro than royal glory.
Paul and Louise wnlked down to
whore the canoe lay upon tho rocky
btmclt. Paul was nn athlete and tho
terror of tho college campus as well
as of the class room. His grandfather
wan considered a giant among the sol
diers uuder the Ill-fated Paplneau. Ho
grasped tho thwart and, lifted tho light
canoo into the water, kneeling In the
bottom, paddle In hand, to steady the
She was watching the miniature ed
dies curling around the boulders nt
the water's edge. He spoke, and she
started ns fiom a dream. Stepping
Into tho canoo with the agility of an
Indian volutin, the shore was IcTt and
the cniioti shot nwny, not cleaving, but
skimming over the waters. Paul had
little need of effort becnuso tho cur
rent was strong, yielding to tho suc
tion from tho Calunietto falls below,
whero the water fretted Itself Into n
Niagara. For u moment Inilso's
volte lloated out
'Test les nvlrons qui nous inont en
but. recollecting herself, sho said:
"Tell me the story of the grave on
Calunietto Island wo havo Just left.
You promised me to do so on our re
"I would rnther talk to ou or watch
you or hear you or "
"Oh, Paul!" she luked her hnnd dop-
"Well ma femmelette, hero It Is:
Iong years ago when tho voyngeurrt
were first exploring Canada tho In
dians had been aroused and were hos
tile and the explorers made a practice
of, camping on Inlands to osc.ipe the
savages Just as tho geese and ducks
do to escape the wolves and foxee.
Near where the grave ntnndn a ranoe
load of men were camped. Thoy hnd
spent the night, breakfnsted. nnd were
preparing to leave, whon half a mile
away was soon a doson canoo loads
of painted Indians making for them.
To remain was ccrtnln death, so they
abandoned everything and made a
rtiHh for tholr canoe, leaving one of
their number, who had strayed a short
dlslanio from the camp, behind them.
Each man grasped his paddle, and,
aided by tho swift current, tho canoe
How; but tho Indians followed In closo
pursuit and were gaining on tho fugi
tives. To stop meant death. To land
was Impossible becnuso they would bo
caught iind massacicd. Presently tho
roar of tho rails was heard Bounding
llko n M-oio of angry lions, nnd n pM"
of spray was seen to rise. Death was
certain, but dcuth by being dashed
over the falls was preferable to uo.uii
by tortuio ut tho stake, so they nil lay
down In tho bottom of tho canoo
commended their soiiIb to Cod, nnd,
invoking the Intercession of tho Virgin
Mother, by n fervent
" Salnte Mnrie, pleln do grare,
thoy awaited the end. Tho current
hurled them nlong nnd when tho roar
of the cataract had become denfonlng.
tho terror-stricken occupants of tho
canoe saw a woman lu whlto seat her
self In the stem of tho craft and tako
a paddlo In her hand. Almost in
stantly tho canoo shot over the preci
pice. Down, down, down! A Kpinsu
and tho heaving of tho canoo told thorn
that they had passed tho falls and
were now In the whirlpools and rnp
ldg below. Still tho womnu In white
sat tn her chosen position and in less
time than It takes to tell It tho canoe
was moored In a quiet eddy below.
Tho woman in white cast a look of
inoffablo tenderness upon the recum
bent voyageurs and vanished. They
arose and discovered that they were
safe. Not a drop of wator was in tho
canoe. Not a thing disturbed. The
miracle dumfounded them becnuso
they knew a saw log or a "stick" of
timber could not pais tho fulls with
out being riven and splintered. Re
gaining speech, they devoutly knelt
upon the rocks and returned thanks
to Ood; then, lifting their canoe, they
proceeded over tho weary portngo de
termined to see what had become of
"Tho ransomed reached their camp
ing place on the Island, but their com
panion, thinking them Indlnns, had
concealed hlmBolf. As soon ns ho rec
ognized the voices ho came forth nnd
In nn ecstasy of Joy his emotions over
camo him and ho dropped dead, We
would call It heart illsaHe nnwutlnyH.
'Le du en l Jnio,' saltl the foreman,
and they hurled the dead man, plac
ing a rude slab to mark llie spot, Hud
tho grave litis boon tho Mecca Of Y"y
ugeurs over Blnce. And," said Paul,
looking into tho dark and wondering
eyes of tho maiden beforu him, "C'est
un vrais conte."
Ioulso said nothing. A pallor spread
over her fnce and sho visibly trembled.
Paul, heedless of tho fast Increasing
current, laid his paddle across the
gunwales of lite canoo and, taking her
hand, said earnestly:
"Inilse, I am llko tho voyageurs In
the story. Since meeting you, since
first hearing your voice, slnro first in
haling tho odor of your presence, I
hnvo loved you, and unless you can bo
mine I must perish in the turbulent
stream of life. Bo my 'woman in
white,' unci savo me."
The unheeded growllngn of the cat
aract broke Into a font- and the young
girl Instinctively grasped tho paddle.
"Donni'Z-lo-mol!" Paul grasped tha
paddle almost rudely from her hand.
Dnnger wus all around him, hut ho
was strong and fearless. He know ho
rould reach a place of safety at tho
vory brink of tho falls' where there
was a flat rock on tho shore on the
Island side. Mnny a time he had stood
upon It nnd wutchod the driftwood and
dobanlnge tumble over when the Ice
parted on the lakos above and the
tlocs followed each other In Indian
file down the current, With herculean
strength he urgod forward tho canoo.
Many miles below, where the waters
again beramo placid, dwellers near the
rlvor, while gathering slabs fiom tho
up-river saw mills for tho winter's
fuel, discovered a crushed birchen
canoe in toino driftwood. They gladly
rescued It as It made excellent kin
dling and lejolced in tholr good for
tune. Thoy all hud heard the story;
thoy knew nothing of tho story of the
Long aftorwarda und far toward the
gulf where tho Oatlneau contributes
Its hurden to the larger stream, the
young sou of a local habitant ono day
picked up the blado of a broken patldtn
on thn beach upon which tho name of
"P. Rochambcnu" had been skillfully
burned. Tho hoy could not rend anil
thn xylogrnpMc characters had no In
terest for him and ho throw tho blndo
back Into tho stream. Ho had heard
from his grantlslrn tho story; ho knew
nothing of the story ot the story.
To tho llttlo vlllngo of Portngo du
Fort tho young cottplo enmo not, but
tho slmplo people, Including Paul's
mother, always believed that thoy had
gone to tho vaguo "land of blosslngi
and blisses." They, too, had hoard
and bellvcd the story; but they knew
nothing of the story of tho story.
IN COLD 8TORAOE.
I'ltUlnir CnU Are In Iemftnri for .err
Ice In the lMilllpplnx.
The famo of Pittsburg's cats has
spread 'to the far East and it Is not
proposed to Import somo of a special
breed Into the Philippines. Tho Im
mense cold storage depot Just finished
at Manila Is in need of cats and It la
the Intention lo supply that establish
ment with Pittsburg animals. Foi
years the managers of tho Union. Stor
sgs company have neon worried by
rats. At first they confined tholr depro
datlons to the goods In tho milder ell
mate of the general storage rooms.
Hero nature c-sme to their aid and In a
fow generations the rats and mice bo
camo so clothed In black fur that thoy
seemed Imporvlous to cold. To rid the
warorooms of these pests wos a trou
bloaotnu tusk for the owners of thn
storages-houses. They could use cats
In tho general warcrnomn all right and
with Hiicccss, but when thoy placed the
cats lu tho cold storage-rooms thoy
soon contracted pneumonia nntl died.
Tho damage done by the rotlonta was
very great mid nbout flvo or six years
ngo thn Union Storage company experi
mented with n view to finding some
bleed of tho follne trlbo which could
llvo In the cold climate Of tho storage
rooms. It tried n pair of high-bred
cats, but they soon sickened nnd dlcdt
Finally a pair of white follnes without
a podlgree were obtained nntl placed In
the Htorngn-room for a tlmo nntl then
tnkon Into u room whero tho tempera
ture wns gradually lowered. Tho cats
showotl no 111 effoctB ami soon could
stand n temperature as low as xoro.
The offspring of these cats could stand
a tompernutre much lower thnn their
parents und their fur was much thick
er than their predecessors. A fow gen
erations later n distinct breed of cats
resulted, able to stand tho lowest tem
perature over iiiulntalncd In tho storage-rooms.
The question of killing ofl
tho rodents was thus solved. Tho cold
storage cats aro short tailed, with long
and heavy fur, the hair frequently be
ing an Inch long. Their oyobrows and
whiskers are long and thicker and
stronger tliuu tho ordinary cat's. ThJ
cold storage cat looks much like th
Angora, but does not thrive when tak
en from Its accustomed atmosphore.
DR. SBNECA'S LECTURE.
Dr. Seneca Egbert delivered tho first
lecture of his courso on "Physiology
and Hygiene" In the lecturo hall at tht
Academy one evening recontly. H
devoted his nttontlon to the circulation,
relationship ot heart and blood vessels,
etc., and said, In part:
The circulation of the blood Is main
tained continuously, and for tho most
part by the action of tho hoart, which
is a physiological force pump, but the
elasticity of the arterial walls, muscu
lar contractions and respiratory as
piration nil assist In kooplng up thJ
onwnrd flow. Tho currpn.t la slower In
tho capillaries than In the arteries nntl
veins because or the, increased friction
in tho formorj nnd because tho com
bined sectional area of tho capillaries
Is much greater thun that of cither
arteries or veins. The slower How ot
blood through the capillaries prolongs
tho physiological Interchange "and ac
tlon of the blood nu it passes through
them. The high blood pressure In the
arteries is due to tho frlctlonnl resist
ance lu tho individual capillaries and
to tho overfullness of the vessels.
These factors In turn convert the In
termittent Injection and flow of blocd
from tho heart into tho arteries into n
steudy flow wlhout pulse in tho capil
laries. The pulse volume Is from 2 to
7 fluid ounces. If 3 fluid ounces, tho
entire blood of tho body will pass
through tho heart lu about fifty beats,
or lu less thun one second. Hence
the rapidity with which n porson may
bleotl to death when a largo nrtery In
Tho return or back flow of tho blood
Ih prevented by the valves of the heart,
which are moat adequately designed for
tho purpose. Tho sounds of tho heart
bent on listening ovor too cardiac re
gion of tho chest are due to tljp action
of these vnjvcs, In addition to which
tho "first" aoqnd Is also partially duo
to the muscular contraction of the
ventricle walls. The habitual use ot
alcohol or other drugs thut stimulate
the hoart tend to do harm, because,
they Increase the etraln upon the heart
and load to Its hypertrophy. Proper
physical exprclse, on tho other hnnd.
Is beneficing and tends to Improve thf
tone nnd condition of the hoart.
Me bar of Flnic.
There uro thirty flag fnctori-s In tha
United States. They havo an Invested
capital of ? 12,000,000 nnd pay In wages
nenrly 400,000 annually. The majority
are situated In New York state. Tha
otbeia aro In Massachusetts, Pennsyl
vania, Louisiana und South Carolina
Merchandise exports from France In
Ootober Increased 11,300,000 over 11309,
mil Imports Increuscd 14,000,000.
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