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The annual importation of matting
Into the United States from China is
estimated at 300,000,000 cubic yarda.
An international exhibition will be
opened in August at Copenhagen fori
apparatus for the killing of rats, and
Bcveral prises will-ho offered for the
Tho whole of an Italian regiment,
which had bocn maneuvering between
Naples nnd Mondragono, having hcon
attacked by malaria, tho minister of
wa,r has issued orders that nil troops
In that district are in futuro to wear
veils and gloves to protect them from
Tho educational campaign against
spitting begins to show encouraging
results. A man who recently offended
In a New York ferry boat suddenly
realized that twenty pairs of eyes wore
regarding him as if ho were a pick
pocket. Greatly embarrassed, he
flushed and slunk away to the ma's
cabin. Concentrated public disappro
val seldom fails of its JuBt effect
An iron chest, containing fl.OOO in
Spanish coins, was found recently
whllo excavating n tho Hcnopln canal,
twenty miles south of Sterling, III. Tho
box was found ton feet from tho sur
faco of tho earth. Thcro was a largo
number of coinB bearipg tho dato of
1C68 and others of probably an earlier
dato, hut tho figures could not bo do
ciphered. Somo of tho coins wore
stamped with a crown and others a
head. There was nothing to indlcato
whom the honor was bestowed upon.
Mr. Berkottt, formerly forcstor in
the Dutch East Indies, recently gave
somo facts not generally known con
cerning India rubber and gutta-porcha,
which are often confused. Tho quality
of elasticity distinguishes India rub
ber from gutta-percha. Tho latter is
derived from one plant only, while
India rubber is produced from more
than sixty plants. Three-fourths of
tho gutta-percha of commerce cemos
from Sumatra and Borneo. Of tho to
tal annual production of India rubber
nearly two-thirds comes from the
Amazon valley, about one-third from
Central Africa and one-twentloth from
Asia. Tho total production of gutta
percha is about one-twentloth ns great
as that of India rubber.
"Very few people really understand
the care of an aquarium," says a Phil
adelphlan who deals in fish. "The
trouble with most people who go in
for aquatic pots is that they kill them
with kindness. A constant changing
of the water Is fatal. The supposition
that fish need fresh wator 1b all wrong;
so is constant feodlng with bread
crumbs and things like that Tho fish
gain their sustenance from tho water
in which they llvo. Every aquarium
requires plants, as they exude carl
bonle acid, which tho flsh require If
you have tho proper amount of plants,
regulated according to the size of the
aquarium and tho number of flsh It
contains, you will havo a self-sustaining
acquarlum, and there will bo no
necessity for you to chango tho wator."
Science reverses tho legal maxim "do
minimus" and has an eye for tho
smallest things. Among such may be
reckoned tho paper submitted to tho
Royal Society on "the small vertical
movements of a stone laid on tho
surface of tho ground," by Horaco
Darwin, Tho investigations showed
that a Btono weighing about twenty
pounds and about a foot and a halt in
diameter, which was placed on tho sur
faco of the ground a quarter of a cen
tury ago, gradually sank and is sink
ing. The Btone sinks about tho one
five hundredth of a yard in a year.
Tho movement was not altogether
regular, varying somewhat with the
. varying dampness of tho soil. Tho ef
fect of frost was to raise tho stone;
it fell rapidly during a thaw a wholo
year's dUtanco on one occasion in less
than flvo hours.
Down at Sparrows' Point, south of
Baltlmoro, comploted all but a few
finishing touches, lies tho great steel
floating dry dock built by tho Mary
land Stool company for tho United
States government, and which is to be
towed to Algiers, La as soon as tho
"West India hurrlcano season has pass
ed. That will bo about Oct. 1 and sev
eral powerful ocean-going tugs will
convey tho hugo dock to its destina
tion. It is certain that this immense
piece of'marlno mechanism tor lifting
great vessols out of water In order to
cleaa or repair them Is without a su
perior In its line, and It Is doubtful
whether it has an equal. It can raise
a 16,000-ton battleship and have the
floor of tho dock two feet above the
water, Which Is demanded by the gov
ernment for Its work, but with the
floor even with tho water-lino It can
lift, an 18,000-ton ship.
Rome enjoys the distinction of pos
sessing the first woman lawyer of
Italy since the (lays of Portia. She is
Bignorlna Teresa Labrlola. Sho has
passed her examination with honors
and la now a full-fledged lawyer, but
has not inscribed herself among the
advocates, as she does not deslro to
champion the "new woman," but to
devote herself to the philosophy of
law. After taking her degree, sho ad
dressed a commission of the University
of Rome for three hours. She now lec
tures at tho university together with
her father and brother.
DEEIES THE PUBLIC
Anarchist Editor Ignores a Citi
SAYS HE WIU STAY AT SPRING VALIEY
I'repnres to Issue. Iulillrntlon n If mini
Gloried 4n tho Assassination of tho
l'resldent Trnulrie. Expected
Other Important New.
John Cinccbclln, editor nnd proprie
tor of L'Aurore, tho nnarchlstlo paper
published nt Spring Valley, 111., was
notified by tho secretary of a citizens'
mass meeting to leave town nnd re
move hit printing plnnt immediately.
Cinccbella declares he will remain In
Spring Valley and is preparing to Issue
his paper as usual. At the time of the
assassination of tho president Cincc
bella published an article glorifying
me act and commending Czolgosz.
Tho riotous demonstrations through
which Spring Valley hnH passed fol
lowed the utterance. The people nrc
still greatly aroused.
Part of the article in L'Aurore
said: "If president McKlnley had re
mained Mr. McKlnley he would havo
avoided Czolgosz's pistol. The news
neither surprised us nor touched our
grief, because such accidents nro
wanted by those they happen to. To
tho courageous and bold rebel at Buf
falo our salute."
NEBRASKA LAWS INVALID
Judge Hmltli McFlieraon Declares Threo
Judirc Smith McPhcrson of tlm fwl.
oral court nt Council Bluffs has de
clared unconstitutional three acts of
tho legislature of 1807, two of them be
cause they seek, contrary to the state
nnd federal constitutions, to deprive
individuals of tho right to contract,
and the third because tho title was
changed before ll reached the governor
for his signature. Tho latter is the
act establishing rates to be charged
nt the South Omaha stock yards. Tho
other two acts seek to prevent combi
nations between insurance companies
nnd defines trusts and declares them
unlawful. Of tho anti-trust law tho
judgo says if it were valid two men in
tho same line of business could not en
ter into partnership If it tends to main
tain prices. This statute is declared a
step a hundred years backward when
monnrchs, cabinet officers nnd parlia
ment sought to decree tho price to be
paid for a day's lubor und tho cost of
all necessaries of life.
If the state court follows this de
cision, all the anti-trust suits com
menced by C. J. Smyth, when he was
attorney general, will bo dismissed.
Tills lnclndes a suit to oust the Stand
ard Oil comdany from tho state on the
ground that it is a trust, nnd another
suit to prevent tho Mortons of Nebras
ka City from transferring tho Argo
Manufacturing company property to
tho National Starch company.
PATIENTS CARED FOR
Norfolk Asylum Inmate Will be Card
for In (food Rliape.
It. G. Clauccy, prlvnto secretary to
the governor, went to Norfolk, Neb.,
together with tJeorge D. Fullmer, land
commissioner; 0. VY. Marsh, secretary
of tho state, and Dr. Greene, superin
tendent of the Lincoln asylum, and nf
tcr u consultation with Drs. Teal nnd
Young of the hospital, concluded to
transfer part of the patients from the
Norfolk asylum to Hastings and part
to Lincoln, leaving about ISO to bo
enred for nt Norfolk, Elghty-two pa
tlents were transferred to Hastings
nnd from seventy to eighty were taken
to Lincoln. Guards for the property
which was saved from tho wreck nre
furnished by the city flro departments.
Rescued furniture, carpets, etc., to tho
amount of about 8.1,000 nro now safely
stored. It Is estimated that the Iosh
will not bo ns heavy as nt first re
ported. OFF FOR THE WHITE HOUSE
Ilooiovclt Family Leave Oyster Hay for
Tho Roosevelt family have left Oyster
liny for Washington. Tho party will
consist, of Mrs. Kooscvelt, William
Loeb, tho president's prlvnto secretary,
Miss Young, tho governess; Miss Ethel
and Edith, Kermlt and Quinten. Mrs
Koosevelt will stop in New York city
to do some shoppIng"nnd the party will
leave Jcrsey.City In a special car over
tho Pennsylvania road.
To Visit III Alius. Mater.
President Roosevelt hns written to
tho Yale bicentennial committee that
he will attend the celebration which
begins October 10 nnd it is expected
that a numlipi- nt niit.t ni..., i.
accepted invitations before the death
of President McKlnley will accompany
him. It is stated thnt President Roose
velt will receive tho degree of doctor
of laws from Yale at the time of the
NhorUfo In Hop Crop.
W. h. Lovdale, secretary of the Cali
fornia hop growers' association, has
Issued a circular in which ho estimates
that the crop is short on the Pacific
coast between 16,000 to 31,000 bales.
Ho therefore advises growers to hold
for higher prices.
Edgar Negro Ilouuit Oter.
Peyton Denton, tho negro arrested
at Edgar for assaulting Mrs. Dr. Rale,
was arraigned In court in bound over
ito the district court in the sum of
3,500. Ho was unuble to furnish it.
THE SCHLEY INQUIRY.
Admiral's Counsel Disposed to llrlng
Hainpson Into Case.
A Washington dispatch of Sept. 24
says: Tho part played by the battleship
Te.xns in tho naval battle off Santiago,
July 3, 1808, in which tho Spanish
fleet under Admiral Cervern was sunk,
was the basis of tho greater part of
yesterday's proceedings in tho Schleyl
naval court of inquiry. Of the four
witnesses examined during the day;
three had been otllccrs on board tho
Texas during the battle and two of
them were new witnesses. These
were Commander fleorgo C. Heilner,
who wns navigator on the Texas, and
Commander Alexander It. Rates, who
was the chief engineer on that ship.
Commander Harbor, chief executive
ofllcer, nnd tho chief surviving ofllecr
of tho ship since the death of Captain
Phillip, was recalled. Tho fourth
witness wns Commander Seaton
Schrocdcr, executive ofllcer on tho
Massachusetts, and now governor of
tho island of Guam.
The testimony several times during
tho day was somewhat exciting and It
was especially so when Commander
Heilner described tho battle nnd the
part tho Texas had taken in it.
He said that when the Rrooklyn
made its loop at tho beginning of the
battle it had passed around the Texas1
bow at n distance not to exceed 100 or
ISO yards, and that at the command of
Captain Phillips the Texas had been
brought to a dead stop. Engineer
Rates testified that (he starboard cn
gincH had been stopped nnd said he
thought this also had happcucd to the
port engines. Commander Heilner ex
pressed tho opinion that, three miles
had been lost by this maneuver and
the fact that part of the machinery
was deranged. He said ho considered
that tho Texas was in greater danger
when tho Rrooklyn crossed her bows
than at any other time during tho bat
On cross examination Commander
Heilner admitted having taken part in
tho preparation of the ofllcinl navy de
partment chart showing the positions
at different times of the ships which
participated in tho battle. Ho said
that according to this chart tho two
ships never were nearer than six hun
dred yards of each other. Rut, he con
tended, the chart was innccurato and
he said he had consented to it only as
Commnnder Hates admitted that tho
ofllclal steam log of the Texas con
tained no record of the signal to re
verse the engines.
Commander Schrocdcr testified con
cerning the coal supply of tho Massa
chusetts, which he said would havo
been sufficient for a blookake of from
sixteen to twenty days.
The day closed with another animat
ed controversy between counsel as to
tho policy of bringing Admiral Samp
son's name into the trial,
JUDGE JERE WILSON DEAD
leading Counsel For Admiral Schley
Jeremiah Morrow Wilson, principal
counsel for Rear Admiral Schley, nnd
one of the leading lawyers of Wash
ington, died suddenly in his apart
ments in tho Shoreham hotel shortly
after 11 o'clock Tuesday morning.
Heart failure, superinduced by an at
tack of acute indigestion, coupled with
IlrightVi disease, caused his death.
Although somewhat indisposed for
several days, the end came unexpect
edly, ns he was In conferenco wlth.hls
associate counsel scarcely an hour be
fore he died.
Judge Wilson was a native of Ohio
and wns seventy-three years old. Tho
court had only been in session eighteen
minutes when Isador Raynor, Schloy's
counsel, nnnounccd the death, and Ad
miral Dewey nt onco adjourned tho
court until Wednesday.
Open Now University.
The university of Southern Califor
nia at Los Angeles hns been opened
under favorable auspices. The S100,
000 endowment to which Mrs. Anna
Hough, a sister of the lato Jay Gould,
subscribed 82.1,000, subject to tho con
dition that tho university authorities
raise the balance by November 1, is
now complete. Mrs. Hough has now
announced that she will give 840,000
toward n second 8100,000, subject to
tho same conditions.
Hank Itobber Identified.
John Royd, nrrested at Hamilton,
O., with "Doe" Rutler, for attempting
to rob the liutler county bank, was
identified by the Pinkertons ns John
Muncy, alias James Ryan, wanted nt
Winchester, Scott county, 111., for rob
bing a bnnk and shooting nn ofllcer in
181)8. Muncy was identified by a gun
shot wound on the leg, received in the
Winchester affair. Ho will bo turned
over to tho Winchester authorities.
THE NEWS BOILED DOWN.
Prince Chun, head of thcChincso ex
piatory mission, will leave Germany
some time this week. He is having a
llerlln artist make a bust of him.
At St. Cloud, Minn., lightning struck
a school house. Charles Weibner, the
teacher, and thirty-six children were
stunned, but only thi-as were severely
Pro-Roer sympathizers at Chicugo
have asked President Roosevelt to In
tervene In the South African wnr.
"There Is terrible destitution in the
Yang Tso district," says a Shanghai
dispatch, "owing to tho recent floods,
which have not yet subsided. More
than 10,000,000 persons are homeless,','
J. E. Hurley, superintendent of the
Atchison, Topekn & Santa Fo railroad
between Newton and Albuquerque has
announced that the headquarters of
the division between Newton aud La
Junta would be removed from La
Junta to Dodge City, Kan.
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CHAPTER XVII. (Continued.)
And thus wns tho work accom
plished; and with a result not to bo
wondered nt Tho Arabs had been
bravo enough over their rich prizes,
but they had lacked tho sinew nnd
forco of thd nttncklng party. In fact,
upon foot, hand to hand, and front to
front, either Julian or IiIb lleutounnt
might have bcon a match for half of
"Those two ruscnls nro not worth
pursuing," said our hero, as he noticed
that Hobnddnn was looking nftcr tho
fleeing Arabs. "Let them go. Wo
havo gained all wo sought."
After this Julian turned towards tho
females. Ulln saw hitn coming, nnd,
with no thought save thnt of tendcrest
gratltudo, sho moved forward to meet
"Heaven bless you, kind sir!" sho
said, as she extended to him her
"Sweet lady," returned tho chieftain,
fervently, "talk not of blessings to
me. Let mo bo the one to call down
'blessings. I know to whom I owo my
lifo and my liberty. Hobaddan has
told mo all. Oh, let mo bear over with
mo tho blessed privilege of remember
ing thee In my prnyors to God!"
Tears gathered In the eyes of tho
maiden, nnd her lips trembled; and
when sho spoke her voice betrayed
tho deep emotion that stirred her soul.
"Indeed, fair sir," Bhe said, with her
hand still resting In his, "you should
not deny to mo the privilege which
you claim for yourself. If you can
feel pleasure In cherishing a holy grat
itude, I can feel tho same. When I
remember the dreadful fate, to which
the Arabs had doomed mo, I cannot
forget the blessings which nro duo to
tho kind power that delivered mo."
"As you please, lady," replied Julian,
letting go her hand. "Tho thought
that thou art blessing mo will bo n
blessing indeed. And hero Is our fair
Albla," ho continued, turning to tho
bondmalden nnd a close observer
might have seen that he thus turned
in order to subdue emotions that were
rising to troublo him. "I do not for
get that somo bleBslng belongs to
"I havo served my mistress," said
Albla, modestly. And then, perceiving
that a change of subject would be a
relief to both parties, she added, "We
owe you so much, sir, that you will bo
forced to accept my grateful blessings
with thoso of my lady. And now, if I
may daro to Interrupt you, will you
tell us how you chanced to discover
"It was very Bimple, lady," repllod
Julian, directing his answer to tho
princess; "and though seemingly an
nccident, still I cannot help thinking
that some kind spirit must havo super
intended tho work. Whon we left Da
mascus we took a course slightly dif
ferent from this; but on tho way we
met n poor traveler who informed us
that ho had boen robbed. Ho did not
tell us thnt tho robbers wero Arabs,
and I fancied that they might bo somo
of my own people Fearing this,
determined to follow them. Their
course was a crooked ono, and when
I finally reached the grovo of dato
palms, I had made up my mind to
search no moro. Wo wore asleep in
the grovo, nnd Osmlr awoko Just as
a party of horsemen wero leaving tho
spring. Ho rnn out and discovered
that the strangers wero Arabs, and
that they had two f smales with them."
Tho chieftain directed tho slaves to
drag the bodies of tho dead Arabs to
gether, and tako from them tho gold
and jewels which had been taken from
tho princess, and then to cover them
up in the sand; after which ho re
quested Hobaddan to examine his
wound. It seemed to be but a slight
puncture, Just below the collar bone,
upon tho left side, and as it was
bleeding but slightly, Julian concluded
not to havo it probed. A simple com
press staunched the bipod, aud it was
thought that thcro could bo no dan
ger. Whon tho slaves had done their
work, the chlettqin approached our
heroine, and asked her whither she
wished to go.
"I will see you safe to your Journey's
end," he said, "even though It be to
tho gates of Damascus."
"I go not that way, sir," she replied.
"I wish to And the cave of an old her
mit named Ben Hadad."
Julian started as he heard this; but
he quickly recovered himself.
"Do you know that old man?" ho
"No, sir I never saw him; but he
was a friend to my mother and I think
he will be a friend to me."
"Ah do you go out from Damascus
to And a friend?"
"I pray you, sir, ask me no ques
tions. If you know where Ben Hadad
lives, and it would not trouble you too
much, I freely accept your escort"
"Noble lady, I not only know his
place of abode, but my own course lies
directly that way. If wo start at once
nnd meot with no further obstacle,
wo may reach It by tho rising of an
"Tho sooner wo start tho bettor,''
said Ulln; "and I can ride a long time
"Wo will ride as fast mid &b far as
our horses are willing," added Julian,
as ho tinned to preparo for the move.
In a few minutes they were mount
ed, Ulln and Albla once more taking
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tho horses thnt had brought them
from Damnscus; nnd whon nil wna
ready, tho chieftain and his lieutenant
led off, lenvlng Shubnl to rldo with
tho femnles, while Osmlr and Sellm
brought up tho rear.
A few hours pnst noon they stopped
In a pleasant grove, whoro puro fresh
water bubbled forth from a basin of
whlto sand, nnd hero they mado a din
ner of bread and fruit whllo tho horses
rested. Julian Bpoke with tho princess
nnd asked her how sho bore tho fatigue
of tho Journey; but his mnnner was
frco from any Bhndo of familiarity.
Sho in turn asked concerning his
wounu, nnd expressed the hopo that it
might not provo serious. When ho
had gone, Albla remarked:
"Tho moro I seo of that man, the
more do I lovo and honor him. Ho
Is no common man, my lady."
"I shall nlways remember him with
gratitude," returned Ulln, gazing down
as sho spoke.
"And I," added tho bondmalden,
earnestly, "should Hko to remain with
him, nnd serve him always."
"You aro generous, Albla."
"Becauso I am but a poor slave, and
can only pay such debts with grateful
"No, no, Albla a slave no more.
When wo left my father's houso you
stepped forth free. You are my com
panionnot my slave."
Tho girl caught the hand of her mis
tress, nnd bathed it with tears.
"Free!" sho murmured. "Aye free
to servo you now nnd evermore! Still,
dear lady, there is a holy satisfaction
In feeling that tho sorvllo badgo is
stricken off. Your poor slave loved
you truly, and you may be assured
that sho will lovo you nono tho less
now that sho is a slave no more."
Shortly after this, and whllo yet Al
bla was drying her eyes, Julian called
up tho horses, and mado ready for an
Late in tho evening they reached the
bank of tho Phnrphar, and onco moro
stopped to rest Tho cave of the her
mit was only a fow leagues distant,
nnd could be easily reached by mid
night For himself the chieftain did
not care. He wished the princess to
act her own pleasure.
The cave of Ben Hadad was In a
deep valley, where the river wound
between two long, high huts; and
thick woods shut it out from the heat
of the noo-day sun and from tho gaze
of tho stranger. A good path led to
it from the plain, though a person
needed acquaintance with the way in
ordor safely to follow It. Julian waB
surely used to tho path, for he thread
ed Its various windings without any
hesitation, and nt length drew up be
fore a bold face of rock, benoath tin
overhanging Bhelf on which was the
entrance to Ben Hadad's cave. It was
too dark now to see all this plainly,
but thoso who had been thoro bsforo
knew very well whero they were. A
loud call from Hobaddan soon brought
a lighted torch from tho cave, borno
by a black slave.
"What ho, Ortok; where Is your
master?" demanded the lieutenant
"Ho, ho It is Hobaddan."
"Yes, you grinning rascal, it is I;
and it is also Julian; nnd, further
more, others aro with us. Whero is
Ben Hadad "
"Ho Is In his bod, sir, sound asleep."
"And whore la my where is Eza
bol?" "Sho is also asleep, sir."
"Thon call them at once. But hold
lead us Into tho cavo first"
Tho negro came out with his torch,
and while Hobaddan stopped a few
moments with tho slaves to look after
tho horses, Julian led Ulln and Albla
Into tho cave. It was a broad)' high
chamber In the solid rock, and tho
light of tho torch revealed the fact
that thcro must be other chambers be
yond. In a little while a tall, broad-shouldered
old man, with hair and beard as
whlto as the breast of a swan, came
forth from a distant passage, and al
most at tho same time an aged woman
camo from nnother direction. Julin
quickly approached them, and spoko
a few words in prlvnto and then said,
"These ladles, good father and moth
er, seek your aid and protection. Ask
them no questions tonight, for they
nre worn and weary, and need reposo.
On the morrow they will toll you their
story." He then approached the prin
cess. The old woman, when sho saw Al
bla's face, recognized her at once; and
as sho gazed upon the beautiful fea
tures of the princess, the lattor said:
tures of the princess, she said;
"Good mother." replied Ulln, "I shall
tell you tho wholo truth and thon you
will know just how much protection
And thereupon sho went on, and re
lated all that had transpired to the
present She told how she had con
sented to.be the wife of tho king she
told of the death of her mother and
thon she told how, in her bereavement,
sho bgean to dread and fear the man
she had promised to marry.
Tho woman took Ulln's hand, and
pressed, It warmly bctweeu her own.
"Dear child," sho said, with much
emotion, for sho had been deeply
moved during the recital "you could
not have told your story to one who
could havo better understood It. I not
only sympathize with you, but I will
protect you, If need bo, with nil the
power I possess; nnd I assure you that1
our good Ben Hadad will join me with
all hla hjart. You did right in fleeing;
from tho wicked king. I know him ,
well, lady; and I believe you havo not
only saved yourself from an unhappy
fate, but you have Baved Horam fromi
committing moro crime. Thus much,
wo understand; and now, my dear
Ulln, If I may venture upon tho in
quiry, what do you proposo to do inj
"My thoughts in that direction havo
been vaguo nnd troublesome," replied
tho princess. Sho spoke frankly, for
Ezabel had won her entlro confidence. V;
"I hnvo reflected upon tho subject, nnd
my mind has found but ono resting
place. I must remain nway froml
Damascus until tho king Is dead. H
can think nothing moro. Whero l
ubldo I care not, bo long as I am sofa
from harm." j
Tho princess fell upon tho woraan'B!
neck nnd blessed her; nnd nfter a little;
timo she becamo calm, and wiped the.
grateful tears from her faco. Her next;
question was of Julian. Had ho yet
left the cavo?" .
"No," repllod Ezabel; "nor will ho
leavo It at present! Ho 1b wounded in
the breast, and " ,
"Wounded!" repeated Ulln. catching
suddenly at tho word, and turning
pnlo. "Is It dangerous?"
"No, not dangerous, lady; but ho
must have rest and nursing. It is
moro serious than ho at first thought;
but if ho is careful, there will bo no
"Oh," cried tho maiden, in n tone of
relief, "I nm glad It is not dangerous.
If ho had suffered on my account, tho'
Joy of my escapo from Horam would
havo been sadly darkened."
Ezabel bowed her head, and pressed X
her hands upon her brow. Thoro was
certainly some deep and sudden emo
tion moving within her, for her framo
trembled, and incoherent whisperings
fell from her lips.
"Julian will not suffer," sho said,
when she nt length raised her head.
"Ben Hadad has examined his wound,
and it can bo easily healed."
"You havo known Julian for somo
time," pursued Ulln, musingly.
"Yes. I havo known him from child
hood, nnd my son has been his con
"Ah perhaps you did not know that) "i.
Hobaddan was my son."
"I did nt."
"Well such is the fact. Hobaddan
Is my only child. Ho was n strong
youth, with tho staturo of manhood,
whllo yet Julian was an Infant; and
from thoso early years the two have
been always together. In tho begin
ning Hobaddan was tho guide and pro
tector; but in later years, slnco Julian
has reached tho ago and strength of
maturity, my son has been content to
call him master."
Julian is much feared in Damascus,"
said Ulln. i
"The king fears him," returned Eza
bel, quickly; "and he has occasion for
fear; but no poor man fears him.
However, I will not take it upon my
self to oxcuso Julian's faults. Ho may
havo sinned; he may havo pursued his
revenge too far. Let thoso who havo
suffered what ho has suffered con
demn him if they can."
"Ho has suffered much, good moth
er?" "Moro than I can tell, my child."
"Ho is of Damascus born?"
"And perhaps of honored family?"
"Tho blood which runs In his veins .
is as puro and noblo as ever supported '
a human life. The king himself can
not boast a nobler origin; aye," con
tinued Ezabel, with startling earnest
ness, "and even now, with tho wholo
story of his Uto up to this present
hour, stamped upon his brow, he is
ndbler, and better, nnd purer, than the
lords of Damascus.' He is a man, and
his heart is true; and I love him for
the generous, devoted love there la in
(To bo continued.)
INDIVIDUALITY OF ACHILD.
Children Derlvo Many Traits from Tbelr
No two children, even in the same
housckold, are alike. Twins, born in
tho same hour, and externally bearing
lineaments which possess such closo
rcsemblanco that Btrangcrs do not
know the little ones apart, aro often
very dissimilar in disposition and
mental traits. Who can tell what pe
culiarities, derived from some fara
way ancestor a little child has inher
ited? This wee maiden, unlike either
parent, may be repeating In her tem
perament, her looks, nnd her ways
a great-grandmother long slnco van
ished from tho earth. Each mother ,k
for each child needs to make a special
study, and she need not be surprised
to find herself so often baffled and at
her wits' end to solve certain prob
lems, and to manage in certain un
looked for contingencies. If she will
take tho trouble to keep a record of
her children, setting down In n jour
nal day by day tho Interesting Inci
dents, the small happenings, and tho
conclusions at which she arrives, she
may be able by-and-by to assist other
puzzled mothers. Of one thing the
mother may be very sure, and that is
that time Is well spent which is de-
voted to the Intelligent understanding
of what Is really for her child's good.
The little one whose life Is ruled
according to fixed hours, who is cared
for wisely and nourished on the best
food, who has ple'nty of sleep, plenty
of fresh air, the right kind of clothing,
Is kept free from excitements and dis
turbances, and ensphered in an at
mosphere of tender love, will thrivo
and grow, and show in ovory move
ment the happiness of his environ
ment . . .
&&..' sir ..sift.''
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