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Red Cloud Chief.
Performing less than you promise
tears down credit; but performing
sior than you promise builds It up.
Have a heart that novcr harden,
and a temper that never tires, and a
touch that never hurU. Charles
Probabiy tho most cxtraordlnar)
journal In tho world Is published
weekly In Athens. It la written In
verso, oven tho advert Iscincntft.
Our lives malio n moral tradition for
our Individual selves, as tho llfo of
mankind at large makes n moral tra
dition for tho rnco; and to havn onco
acted grently hcchih a reason why we
uhould ulwnys bo noble.
Mrs. H. P. Van Clove, "tho first
white baby born In tho Northwest,"
lives in Minneapolis, nnd though 82
years old, Is still mentally vigorous
and much Interested In tho world's af
fairs. Tho daughter of one regular
officer nnd tbo widow of another, she
llrst saw tho light of Fort Crawford,
Wis., on July 1, 181!), nnd line passed
through many trials, hardships nnd
adventures of military nnd pioneer life.
Onco realize what the true object Is
in llfo that it Is not pleasure, not
knowledge, not even famo Itself, "that
last Infirmity of noblo minds," but that
It Is the development of character, tho
rising to a higher, nobler, purer
standard, tho building up of tho per
fect man and then, no long ns this
is going on, nnd will, we trust, go on
forovcrmoro, denth has for us no ter
ror; It Is not n shadow, but u light;
not nn end, but a beginning.
A political festival, which Is becom
ing mora und moro Important, Is tbo
''opening" of tho campaign, that Is, the
tlrst public meeting for tho presenta
tion of tne Issues to bo decided. In
what city to flro tho "first gun" Is usu
ally a question of Interest; ho Is that
of tho dnto when tho shot may bo most
effective. An early opening obviously
makes n long campaign. This year
In most of tho stato political Interest
is so light that tho campaigns will bo
Mrs. Cora Dlbert, n woman or A1
toona, Pn escaped death by one, Inch
of water tho other day. Sho was
pumping water when tho plntform on
which sho was standing collnpsed and
she dropped to tho bottom of tho well.
Sho was just nblo to keop her head
abovo water by standing on her tip
toes. When unable to stand longer
sho covored her mouth and nose with
ono hand and went under for as long
iM sho could hold hor breath. Her oc
casional shouts were Anally heard and
she wns rescued Just in tho nick of
time. Sho says that ono moro dip un
der tho water would havo been her
Ono can accomplish much In forty
years, remarked Professor llncckcl, tho
scientist, In whoso library at Jena Is
a good-alzod caso filled with his own
works. Ills vocation has demanded
tho labor which most men would deem
a full measure of toll, while his nvo
catloiiH havo revealed a capacity for
work of a remarkable character. It la
suld that ho has a collection of more
than two thousand of his own palnt
lugs, mostly water colors, besides thou
sands of other sketches in ink, crnyoa
und pencil. Dividing men Into pro
ducers and non-producers, It Is not dif
ficult to say to which class Hacckel
Frederick Ring, awaiting trial for
highway robbery, attempted to roast
himself to death by setting fire to his
bed in tho Essex County Gaol of New
Jersey. He is now In tho gaol hos
pital under close guard. Tho prisoner,
who 1b known ns a desperado, had re
ceived a visit from his mother. Dur
ing tho Interview ho had wept bitterly.
After she had gone Ring wrote n long
letter of confession. This was found
by tho warden when ho searched
Ring's cell. In tho letter Ring con
fessed to having committed a murder
in 8outh Jersey about two years ago.
Slnco then, ho declared, the fear of ar
rest und banging mndo his llfo a tor
ment. Tho statistician of tho Dopuvtmcu
of Agriculture, has lately returned from
it trip to Europo undertaken for the
purposo of arranging with tho Euro
pean governments for nn interchange
of crop reports with tho United States.
Tho negotiations wcro successful, and
It In expected that the plan will be In
operation next autumn. Tho step Is a
very Important ono. Hcretoforo this
country has tiad to dopend upon prl
vatn sources for Information of foreign
'(crops, which was 'always Incomplete
' 'nnd sometimes inaccurate. Tho value
of Buch reports to tho American farm
Vr Is considerable, since tho prices of
'American farm products aro largely In
fluenced by foreign crops.
Very few so-called Malaga grapes
come from Malaga. Thoy used to flour
ish In that vicinity many years ago,
but there was n blight that killed off
most of tho vines, und that special
brand of fruit Is now chiefly grown
elsewhere In Spain.
' An Insect of au unknown species bit
tho Up of Mies Catherlno Rambo of
Baltimore, Md. Pain and swelling re
mitted, and tho swelling extended to
her chin. After she had sufferod sev
eral hours, death resulted from blood-poisoning.
LIFE (RUSHED OUT
Supposed Tramp Killed in Rail'
road Yards at Lincoln.
(RUSHED TO DfATH BEIWHN CARS
Wa Mill AlUe When Fonnrt by Itallrnad
Kinplojref, lint Kiplred Soon After
wardAttempt MHdo on Ufa of
1'opc Other Nona Notei.
George Webber wns crushed to death
between two cars In tho 'Burlington
yards nt Lincoln shortly before- 13
o'clock Thursday night. When found
lie was still alive, but died within a
few minutes. Ho told those about him
that his unino was Georgo Webber, but
ho wan not able, to toll anything fur
ther licforo ho died. A memorandum
book found on his person gives the
name of George Webber, 102 North
Clark Htrect, Chicago.
A brakeman on an outgoing freight
train noticed a man standing between
two earn in a string that had been
moved by a switch engine a few min
utes before. (Something in tho nttl
titudein which tho man was standing
arrested his attention and he called to
a switchman to investigate. Investi
gation proved that the niiui was held
fast between tho ears by the bumpers,
and thnt bis body was crushed. Ho
was taken out, carried to tho yard
ofllec and a physician called. Ho died
about the time Dr. Everett arrived.
Nothing further than his name could
bo secured from him.
HE TRIES TO KILL HIMSELF
Yonng Mun Arrested nt Omaha Attempts
Albert Farrls,' formerly of Lincoln,
nttempted U commit suicide by shoot
ing himself in his home in Omaha,Nvb.,
shortly after a warrant for his arrest
had been served on him by Constable
Bartrnm of Lincoln. Tho Lincoln of
ficer had instructions to take Karris to
Lincoln to answer the charge of ob
taining money under false pretenses.
Karris was under arrest and tho cou
ntable had gone with him to his homo
to permit him to change his clothes be
fore making his journey to Lincoln.
While in his bedroom alone Karris
shot himself , the bullet passing through
his body almost grazing tho heart.
Ho has a chaucn of recovery though it
is not certain how serious tho wound
Karris victimized several business
men for various sums.
MAY CUT SHORT HIS TRIP.
MarqnU Ito Suffering From Heart Trou
ble at Chicago.
Stricken by recurrent affections of
tho heart, a malady to which ho has
long been subject, Marquis Hirobuml
Ito, former premier of Japan, is
confined to his room at the Auditor
ium annex, nnd may bo forced to
abandon his prospective tour of tho
United States. His conditions aro
Mich thnt his attendants arc much dis
tressed concerning him. All plans for
tho visit in Chicago were laid aside,
and no arrangements wcro made for
tho continuance of tho journey. P.
Koynmn, thu Marquis' physician, an
nounced that tho nobleman's condition
was less hopeful than"during the ear
ly part of the journey, nnd that the
party may be forced to return to Ja
pan. MORMON CHURCH HEAD DIES
Trcftldent Loreiuo Snow Hurcomba to
A Salt Lake, UtJih, dispatch of Octo
ber 10 says: President Lorenzo Snow
of the Mormon church Is dead. Mr.
Snow contracted a severe cold, which
developed Into ncuto bronchitis, result
ing in his death. President Snow was
a native of Ohio, where he was born in
1814. Ho buccceded the late Wllford
Woodruff as president of the church
about four years ago.
Ruhlln and Jeffrie to Fight.
November 15 has been agreed upon
ns tho date for tho .Teffrlrs-Ituhlin
right In San Francisco. Jeffries has
posted his 8:1,500 forfeit in cash nnd
nothing remains now but tho selection
of the referee. It is generally under
stood that Harry Corbett will bo
chosen, if ho will accept. Tim Hoger
ty, tho Australian, who camo to meet
McGovern, has agreed to meet "Kid"
Fatal Wreck tin f. X.
A wreck on the Louisville and Nash
ville railroad at Wasloto, Ky recently,
resulted in the denth of engineer James
Shumato of Mlddlesboro, James Hale,
brakeman, wns perhaps fatally Injured.
John Cooper was slightly bruised. Tho
wreck was caused by a crosstle being
placed on tho track. A man was ar
rested at Wasloto charged with the
Whalobauk Strainer Lout.
A Washington, D. 0., dispatch of Oc
tober 0 say: Tho llfo having servlco
has received tho following from Un
station at Bailey's Harbor, Wis.: "The
Whaleback steamer Thomas Wilson to
tally lost. Tho crew, twenty men,
saved by life saving service."
A tornado passed two miles south of
Cllftou, Kns., doing much damngo to
buildings. Tho path of the storm was
mighty rods wide, and everything wns
swept before- It. Vague reports of
casualties arc coming In.
3,000 ROOTERS GO NORTH
Nebrakan Flocked to the Flonr City
to Hen Footlwtll Uima.
Nebraska was represented Saturday
ftt the Minnesota-Nebraska football
game by three thousand enthusiastic
snpporters of tho Scarlet and Cream.
Interest in tho contest and tho rato
war of tho railroads arc tho factors re
sponsible for tho enormous crowd that
The Elkhorn railroad carried five
special trald loads of people from the
city, beginning to movo tho crowd on
Thursday evening when two trains
left. Three trains, carrying thirty
two oars loaded to tho guard rails left
Lincoln station Friday evening. Added
to this tho llurllngton sent out a spe
cial train of nine carloads of people
bedecked with scarlet nnd cream
For the five trains nearly 'J,C00 tick
ets were sold. The llurllngton carried
450, making a totnl of of 3,000 people.
So great wns the demand for tickets
and so meager wcro tho resources of
tho roads that it was with dlfllculty
equipment of any kind could bo fur
For lletter Iteporta.
Thomas J. Baldwin of Council Hlufffs,
special field ngent of the division of
statistics, United States department of
agriculture, called recently on Deputy
Labor Commissioner C. E. Watson.
Mr. Watson Introduced the stranger
to Governor Savage and a conversation
followed in regard to closer relations
of stato and government stntistllinns
In regard to crop reports. Mr. Raid
win called attention to the lack of re
liable, reports from Nebraska relative
to crop acreage and mado n plea for
remedial legislation. It wns suggest
ed that precinct assessors should Iw
required by law to complete returns.
The governor approved tho idea.
Chicago Murderer Hanged.
George Dolinski of Chicago, convict
ed of murder, was hanged thero re
cently. The crlrau for which Dolinski
paid the extreme penalty was tho mur
der of his brother-in-law, Anton Lisle,
a year ago. Dolinski had hecomo in
fatuated with Mrs. Lisle, who was his
wife's sister. Tho evidence against
Dolinski, while mainly circumstantial
was sufllclent to convince the jury that,
murder had been done in order that,
Dolinski might mary Mrs. Lisle.
Threatened Life of Pope.
Glavinovitch, tho anarchist arrested
at Koino recently, a short time after !
ins arrival from JJalmntia, ho having
been heard to threaten the lives of the
pope and Cardinal Rampolt, pontifical
secretary of state, has been sentenced
to a fortnight's Imprisonment for car
rying deadly weapons, nnd then to bo
deported to his home in Dalmatia.
The elevator on the Burlington road
at Pawnee City. Neb., bclomrlnir to A.
l). .lohnsan was totally destroyed byjmonarcn, leaping up anu cinpping nm
fire. It Is not known how the flro or
iginated. The loss is about four thous
and dollars with insurance of about
three thousand. Thero was but littlo
grain in tho elevator.
Northern Limited Wrecked.
The north coast train westbound on
Iho Northern Pacific vas ditched at
Derapsey, Mont. Six crowded passen
ger conches left the track but remained
uprignt. The wreck wns caused by n
lot of brldgo timbers -living piled too
near tho track and which wcro struck
by the train, llallroad ofllclals insist
that no one wns injured.
Chicago Man Kill Illmnelf.
George llankiu, a prominent board
of trade member and n partner in tho
commission firm of John Unulcln & Co., I
committed suicide in Oak Park, Chi
cago. Mr. Itankin mourned deeply I
over tho death of his wi fe three years
ago, and members of lijs family attrib
ute lus act to this sorrow.
Charge Not Hmtalneri.
Ernest Seton Thompson, the noted
writer ou wild animals, and John Goff,
the guide, who wero arrested by Game
Warden Bush In Mo Blanco county,
Colo., charged with violating tho game
laws, were acquitted on trial of the
cabc at Meeker.
Kill the Station Agent.
Mrs. E. ValH was arrested at Denver
for alleged complicity in her husband's
denth, who had been found dead with
his head beaten to a pulp. The coro
ner s Tordiet charged tho crime to
Charles linker who is said to lie in lovo
with the victim's young wife. Tho
tragedy occurred near Jefferson, Colo.
Choate Will Not Realgu.
A London dispatch says: Thero is
no foundation for the report published
in the United States that Mr. Choate,
the United States ambassador, who
proposes to sail for tho United States
with his fumily soon, in order to take
u holiday, will not return to London.
NEWS IN BRIEF.
The Iowa literary association ad
journed after electing F. K. Dowley of
Cedar Unpins, president.
Armour & Co., havo bought lund and
will build a million-dollar packing
plant at East St. Louis.
By tho giving way of girders Frank
C. Benco was killed and three meu in-
jurcd at Bay City, Mich.
The sultan of Turkey received In
nrlvntn niultimr-.. fii.ni.nil l'.ieinc nm.
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bassador to Franco, and Mrs. Porter.
Hallway passes will not bo abolished
December 31 next. The plan to wlpo
them out of existence was killed nt a
meeting of tho executive ofllclals of
the western railroads nt Chicago.
At St. Peter, Minn., Frank Tnuke
and his wife wero arrested, charged I
with tho murder of John Wellner, tho
woman's, former husband. Wellner, a
wealthy farmer, lived nenr Lafayette
und was killed on tho night of Janu-
ary l, 18W.
At an early hour tho foliwlng
morning lie sent for Omar, wh soon
answered the call.
"I havo ono word to say o s re
quest to make," suld Horam, afl tho
morning's greetings hod passei "I
wish you onco moro to tell rm tho
story of Helena's Innocence, and
thenceforth to remain silent upt tho
subject. I may hnvo dreamed ome
of tho things thnt now &tnrth my
thoughts: for I am not clear at Vhnt
point you loft me last night."
Thus called upon, tho king of Aippo
related all that ho had told on Who
previous evening, nnd then made imo
further explanation of Incidents wllch
ho had not beforo rovealed. It wis p.
plain, simple statement, bearing the
stamp of truth upon every word.
"01" groaned Horam, clasping Vis
thin hands together, "what wouldl 1
Klvo to call .Helena back to life! lit
It cannot be. Sho lu uoae nnd s'
Ho started un from his seat, a
walked several times across tho floo
nnd when ho next approached hi
royal guest, ho had grown enlmo
and his lip had ceased Its quivering
"Omar, I havo no blamo for you.
Henceforth let tho book bo sealed."
Ho had taken ono or two moro
turns up and down tho apartment,
when a messenger entered with Intelli
gence that Benonl had arrived, and
"Send him In at once. Good brother,
you will remain with me." This last
was spoken to Omar, who had turned
In a littlo whllo Benonl mado his
appearance, and Horam was sure he
could see tho flush of victory upon his
"Now, my captain, what word do
"Good word, Mre. Wo havo cap
tured those whom you desired to see,
and havo nlso brought an old man
and old woman who resided In tho
"Hnvo you brought the Lady Ulln
nnd tho robbor chieftain and Osmlr
"And theso others aro tho old her
mit, Ben Hadad, and tho woman who
lives with him?"
"By tho crown I wear!" cried tho
hands, "this Is enough to make mo
forget tho wrongs I havo suffered. Let
the robber chieftain and tho two
treacherous guards bo brought beforo
me. But hold. Thero was one otbor
spoken of by tho Arub tho lieutenant
Hobaddan his name was."
"Ho was not in tho cave, sire; nor
was ho about tho place."
"Very well. Let tho chieftain bo
Tho captain retired, and presently
returned, followed by Julian nnd tho
two guards. They wero heavily Iron
ed, and six stout soldiers walked be
hind them. Tho youthful chieftain
had schooled himself for tho ordeal,
nnd no sign of fear was manifest. Os
mlr and Sellm stood like two deaf
mutes, seeming to caro nothing for tho
fate that surely awaited them.
"That is all," said Horam, after ho
had looked at the prisoners. "Tnko
them out. and guard them well. Place
twenty of your most trusty men over
them, and remember thnt thoso twenty
heads shall answer for tho safety of
"Shall I conduct them to a dun
"No, thero is no need of it. They
will not live to behold tho setting of
this day's sun!"
Ben Hadad did not tremble when he
stood beforo the king; nor did Ezabel
seem much frightened.
"Old man," said Horam, "I under
stand thnt you hnvo harbored und pro
tected the notorious Scourgo, Julian."
"Ho hath found Bheiter with me, as
havo all who ever sought It," replied
"And you nlso harbored tho lady
Ulln. You knew who she was. nnd
thnt sho had tied from her home."
"And perhaps you knew why sho
Sho told me her story, sire."
"It Is enough," cried tho king, ira
natleutly. "I wish to henr no moro.
You both stand condemned, nnd tho
degrco of your punishment shall bo
mado known to you soon enough. .
Omar was ur'n tho point of making
80mo remarkwhen Benonl entered,
"Now, Benonl," said Horam, with
moro nervousness In his manner than
ho had beforo exhibited. "I havo a r,e-
j rlous question to ask you; nnd I dc-
Bll' thut yu "hcmM answer mo
promptly nnd truly. You' hnvo noticed
I tho conduct of tho princess Ulln?"
I "Ye8- a,,c- bl, ,s ,n lovo wlth Ju,laU
. WO rOUUCr,
Benonl ncnin went out: but he did
not have to go far, as ho met Aboul
coming towards tho royal apartment.
Tho king greotod him ns ho entered,
and asked him If ho had seen his
"Yes, sire." tepllcd the minister. "I
have just left hor."
"Hnvo you talked with her?"
"Thon you must hnvo discovered tho
secret which hath been Imparted to
mo. Did you speak with her of this
J robber chieftain?"
A Story of
rt Bonntr' Son.
"I did, sire."
"Well whut did you observe?"
"O, mercy, sire spare my child!"
"That is not the answer to my ques
tion, Ahoul. I asked you what you
"I discovered," returned tho minis
ter, In tones of deepest dread, "that
her lovo had been turned from you."
"Aye and upon whom?"
"Upon .lullnn, sire."
"Thnt Is It, Aboul," cried tho king,
ngaln starting up. "Thnt Is tho thing
thut enters most deeply Into my soul.
And now I will tell you what tho girl's
punishment shall be. Sho shall wit
ness tho death of hor robber lover; Bho
shall see his head severed from his
bodyand then Bho shall be shut up,
to lead a solitary life, through tho rest
of hor days! None of her own sex
shall attend upon her; but black
guards shall be her solo companions.
What say you to that?"
Tho executioners were not long In
obeying tho order. A largo mat was
brought in and spread upon tho floor,
and threo stout baskets of palm-leaf
wero placed upon It. Tho mat and tho
baskets wore darkly stained, and even
Omar, used as ho was to such scenes,
shuddered when ho beheld the prepa
rations. When all was ready, Horam
turned to his captain and ordered that
all the prisoners should be brought in.
i At length thoy came. Julian and
Osmlr und Sellm enmo first. Then fol
lowed Beh Hadad and Ezabel. with
Shubal and Ortok. And lastly came
Ulln and Albln.
Tho robber chieftain was led up to
tho block. Ills arms wero folded upon
ills broad bosom, with tho heavy
fchalns hanging almost to his feet,
knd his head was homo erect. Thero
was a deep pain-mark in his face, but
it was not of fear for himself.
"Outlaw!" spoko Horam, through
his shut teeth, and with his thin hands
clenched, "the hour has come in which
yon are to close your career of rapino
nnd robbery; und these people who
hnvo been friends to you, and who
havo given you protection in your
crime, aro to see your head fall. Per
haps you would nsk for mercy."
"No!" said the chieftain. "I nsk no
mercy at tho hand of Horam of Da
mascus. Let tbo work bo finished as
quickly ns posslhlo, nnd tbuir shall ono
moro bo added to tho list. of thy bloody
doeds. I could wish to livo that I
might tako moro vengeanco on thee."
"And is thero not one thing for
which you would live?" asked tho king,
bonding a searching, burning glanco
Julian stnrtcd, and struggled; but
made no reply. And In a moment moro
Horam turned to his chief executioner.
"Bel Dara, go now to your work.
Let this man's head fall first. Your
arm Is strong, and your hand is sure.
Bond him upon his knees', nnd watch
for my signal."
Thero was a low, wild cry breaking
upon the nir; and as Julian turned his
head, ho saw Ulln, white, nnd faint, in
the arms of her attendant
Beforo tho grim executioners could
bend tho robber chieftain to his knees
thero was an interruption in tho pro
ceedings. The voice of Ben Hndad,
stern and nuthorltntive, sounded above
"King of Damascus, ere you stain
your hands with thnt man's blood, 1
must reveal to you n secret which it
Is fitting you should know."
"um man," no sum, "you spenK a
secret. Do you think to trlllo with
"I have to cause- a simplo story to
bo unfolded to your majesty," replied
Ben Hadad; "and if you will grant
this woman speech, sho will glvo you
Tho king looked hard into tho face
of Ezabel, and for the first tlmo ho
seemed to bo struck by something fa
miliar In hor features. A moment he
sat as if irresolute, nnd then he said,
starting up as though his mind wero
"Lot tho woman approach."
Ezabel camo near to the throne, Ben
Hudad walking close behind her.
"Woman, what is It that you have
to tell? Speak, und let not tho words
lag upon your lips."
"I speak by tho request of Ben Ha
dad," replied Ezabel; "and tho story
which I Bhull toll you Is known only
to tho old hermit and myself. Even
Julian himself knows not tho secret I
havo to impart, and wero ho now upon
tho verge of death, no persuasion
should draw It from mo. It may bo
that tho disclosure will consign mo to
your executioner; but I caro not. I
aball wasto no words. I was born In
this city, and was married at an early
age. Ono son was born to mo, nnd
then my husbnnd died. Shortly after
this boroavement I was called to nurse
a sick child a girl, wmo threo years
old who was suffering from an acci
dent. The child recovered under my
caro, nnd as I had formed a strong
attachment for her, and ns sho had
ulso conceived tho same for me, I was
retained to attend upon her. Her par
ents woro of tho wealthiest of Damas
cus, nnd whllo thoy mado It very
pleasant for me to remain with their
daughter, they ulso provided u good
plnco for my boh, Hobaddan. My
chnrgo grew up to bo a bcuutlful maid
en, and bcounio my mistress; nnd I
corved her with Joy, for sho was good
nnd kind and 'generous; and I knew
thnt sho lovod me. In tlmo my mis
tress became n wife, and I wont with
her to her new home. For a few
months all went pleasantly under this
new relation; but finally a dark cloud
arose to obscure the heaven of my
lady't Joy. Her husband became Jeal
ous of her became so Jealous that his
soul was fraught with deadly ven
geanco. Ho fancied that his wife's
guilt had been proved, and ho resolved
to put her away from him forever.
Her protestations availed nothing. He
would not listen to her ho would not
even nllow her to approach him; but
ho gave her Into tho hands of his ex
ecutioners, and bade them drown her
In the waters of the Pharphar. I dls-,
covered what was to be done, and
slipped away from the homo of the
cruel husband, and Bought my son.
who had then become a ntout youth.
Hobaddan nnd I hid ourselves near
tho gates of tho city, and when the
executioners camo out, wo followed
them. They had with them a lnrg
sack, and I knew thnt my mistress
was In It. Wo saw them Bink that,
sack in tho river they sank it where
tho wuter was dark and deep sank
it In tho middle of tho night nnd then
went away. As soon as they wcro gone
we hurried to tho shore, nnd my son
plunged Into tho stream, and succeed
ed in bringing tho sack to tho land.
Wo opened It, and my sweet mlstiesa
was taken forth, cold and Bonscless;
but sho was not dead. Her heart still
had motion, and nftcr much Inbor wo
succeeded in bringing her back to con
sciousness. The next need was to find
a Bafe Bheiter for her. Wo dared not
tako her back to tho city. I thought
of the hermit, Ben Hadad. I had
heard that lie wns a bcnovolcnt man. ,
und I resolved to seek him. Wo found
his cavo; and when ho had heard my
story, he promised to glvo us shelter,
and to protect tho unfortunate lady.
"My mistress so far recovered as to
be nblo to sit up; but she could not
get well. Her system had received too
great a shock, and her poor heart wns
broken. In two weeks from the tlmo
when sho entered tho cavo sho gave
birth to u son, and shortly afterwards
sho died. She died as puro and true
us heaven Itself, nnd her child was the
offspring of an honor which no temp
tation could havo tarnished. Sho died:
but tho child lived nnd thrived lived,
and grew strong, and noblo, nnd bold.
Wo told him how his mother bad been
wronged; but wo did not toll him nil.
Wo did not tell him who his father
was; only wo told him that ho owed
his orphanage to the king of Damas
cus. When ho grew up ho resolvod
that tho king should suffer for the deed
ho hnd done, nnd subsequent event
havo proved that his resolution was
"This, slro, Is tho son of the woman
who wns ray mistress. Julian, tho
Scourgo of Dnmnscus Is the child L
havo reared. Would you know moro?"
Horam sat In his great chair, with
his hands clutched tightly upon tho
golden urnis, and his whole frame quiv
ering. "O," ho gasped, "tho secret is nigh
to tho surface! What shall I ask?"
The king of Aleppo moved to Ho
ram's side, nnd whispered in his ear.
"Aye," exclaimed tho quaking mon
arch, when ho hnd listened to the
words of his brother, "It Bhall bo so.
What ho! Benonl clear this chamber
of all save this old man and woman,
and this this Julian! Load them out
quickly, and remain with them to
In a few moments tho two kings
wero nlono with tho threo prisoners
who bad been designated.
"Now now speak!"
"King of Dumnscus," said tho aged
hermit, taking a step forward, "allow
mo to tell you tho rest. Tho suns of
almost a hundred years havo rolled
over my head, and not yet havo I wil
lingly deceived a fellow creature to
his Injury. What this woman has told
you Is true. Tho lady who wns
brought to my cavo three-and-twenty
years ago who gave birth to n child
there and who died In Ezabcl's arms,
was Helena, Queen of Damascus! And
tho son which sho boro wan tho sou
of tho king I swear It; nnd in sup
port thereof, I pledge my soul's sal
(To bo continued.)
Kvldenoo of Derire to Sell.
Wu Ting-fang, who was a guest at
a recent wedding In Washington, wns
approached after tho corcmony by the
best man and jocu'arly asked to ga
over to tho young csuplo nnd pro
nouueo u Chinese parental blessing.
The obliging Wu immediately com
plied. Placing his hands on tho blush
ing brldo and shaking groom, ho said:
"May every new year bless you with
a man child offspring until they Bhall
number twenty-five In all. May theso
twenty-flvc man-children offsprlug pre
sent you with twonty-flve times
twenty-flvo grandchildren and may
these grandchildren "
It Is said that the ltttle brldo grow
hysterical about this tlmo, hoys the
New York Times, and tho best man
mado unothor request of Wu thl7
tlmo to desist.
Not the !lrl fur Hint.
Tho father wbb qulto nnxious for his
son to marry, nnd on every occasion
ho was picking out what ho thought
was a suituble girl. One night nt t
dinner tho old gentloman sat next to
a very attractive young woman, nnd
on his wny homo ho was loud In hi?
praises. "My boy," ho said, "she'?
tho very girl for you." "Not much,'
replied tho boy, with peculiar omphic
Bis. "But I say Bho la," Insisted papa
"And I say not," Insisted tho son
Tho father became testy on tho Mill
Ject. "You'ro too hard to please. Yo
don't oxpoct a woman to bo perfect
do you?" "No." "Then why Isn't thlj
ono Just tho girl for you?" "BccnuEo,'
replied tho young man with an effert
"sho's for some other follow, Sho told
me so last night." Chicago Tribune,
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