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Dy i.ULU JOSINC'iIJ.
i.ii, i.. i, i .
Ik'.',, shuddered ;. llo I., ,vy !:v)M
g'tes d. ngnl t;i l.iuJ her ut.d ho ivai
i.vd Unit ..o W.is actually within t'.--pro
m ,,,, . a wan her fit ; ! it to n
li-nltoiiti.iry, mid, iln-.ti-jfli 8li fmiutl it
ts.. liiif -o fori Iddkr, .ih the lu.l mi
IMp..'. '. tlio nituo-phero Fi'iit it chill
throng!- hci' whole girlish flguie.
lnst. 1 of rook pile?, 'i conv'
imtioloi.'iiirly breaking I he torn, hero
were bower bordered v iik .nil
SlV.ards - ? softest greet). I5.lt hit' the
Iil'ih wabsand (lie burred v, !i iowshho
nilaht veil Ii.ivo imagined hot vlf In n
lnv.ileipi! park or on n trillion dollar
of ; it"
When sdie rea-hrd tlio oiike her : o
hot of doM'iteleu wan p.ii. lotted with
others brought l.y loynl friend.; for the
delectation of oliof convict., hut the
keeper looi.ed furiously fn.ia tlio tag
on her basket to Hetty's face.
".No. ll,sn! hasn't had n visitor rltire
he came hero the weeks ago," com
indited the man r.lgnlllcnnlly. "Are
j'ou a ivkith.o?"
"No," fiii 1 the Kill simply. "He was
jtr t good to mo w hen I needed lielp."
'lie was good to loir, of folks,"
grunted the warden, "but somehow
thoy seem to have forgotten it. lie's
in the hospital."
The warden made a sign to a trusty,
and v. ith ftist beating heart Hetty fol
lowed l he man in the dhcotlon of the
great gray building. In omc winy of
which was located the hos-pltal.
Morel n:i, i::-hoss of the th district,
was I'opped up in bod. .mi I nt : !ghl ot
Re5'ie Vynne he smiled i.idhntly.
Tlve week", ho had lain there lighting
gihnly for the life that lie hid hig'in
to thl'i'; was; biroly worth the saving.
l.ii- Moreton liad Indeed been thro-; ;h
the i.::y of political hit .i'inMon.
I.. tl::'.n tv.o yenra before It h;.d to
, nl tv.o till, ky men to g :.ird th.
(' . c" hl.t hT.d'ptarb-rs : r. k.vp
1 ; 1; t! o eju.ul of liiipotliu'-'tc fullers
i k '.'.tied tlw.neial help, influci'.l'.l
, td or perhaps Jil.'.t the dunce to
1 n i on the row civil po'l'Ical
:i'l' :i Irid been the In m of Ml
(".; til.'. ni!b'4 wl'.h a i d of 1.- . Ho
h.: I eo'i rolk'l the ma-l..t.o through
.l.-'or f ice of will power.
Ills en-mle-i bntli without :i'd with
in the party had fought doggedly to
break !.!h sway, but the m?i hal
jnitted hh; teeth the Irirler at e leh
fresh ".'.taek and beaten the mal-.'on-tr-nt.s
i Ho JUiljinissiiiu.
Hut tliere had come an end to his
rule, as to almost all one man control
The o. ;iosiug party had 'ec'iic.l the
serviced of a political revivalist. "!n
the interest of good government." they
had explained, but the wholo elty
knew tliiU it wa.s a n.re to rid the dis
trict of its dumlratiug boss. It meant
turning the dish let over to another
clique in bad, but less experieueed in
And the pelitleul world had sat back
and wahhed the warfare with grim
smiles, l'erhap's, efler all. the boss
would win again. Itut In this they
wore wrong, lly a mere quip of fate
the wheel spun the otliei way.
The boss lost, and after loss of power
came rtylala and lawsuits. The lat
ter took inert of the fortune lie had
filched from the city, much of which
he hid spent on the care of those who
needed It more desperately than the
taxpayer'; from whom lie had ilk lied ii
.so remorselessly. In reality the bos;
when the blow fell could have counted
his fortune only In thousands when
hi.'; eitemiei ran It up to ter.s of thou
sands. When he left the civil court room al
most penniless he found hlmrelf fare
to face Willi erlnil'ial charges. Stcie
ally he Ivul accepted Ids scnteixe of
live year. In the penitentiary Stoic
ally lie had accepted Ida desertion by
1V.30 who had f.iwned up n him In
l-rospcii.. and p-ver. A child of the
ft "icts v, lio had ctarted catryiui; the
v iter I 'icket for tho mar. hk'g ol.tb.
1 had become a ward heeler, a lieu
t I'm! ; 1 llnnlly Ibe lo. s wlthot.t tho
i ' I of f :I!y tloa or f-uully lu'lueiico.
i' r" h" I- 1 accept. d th.' d 'cblo".
it' ' ,'Mal Htaff. lie had nn Incur-
' i " ise. Ho probably would rot
. ! " i enteiKv'.
' : ! ! i.''d of I'.:
, ' tu vanluli !
. V. MU'' . face
and aller the
"e v.'.me (i t. n-
i ... .1
one itiiin tn town Alld I can ciune
to 'ce y"t ciee n week."
Moie'oil, deposed bosii. leaned over
:n ' ! i'c'l I.' ' . face.
"Von -coiut-uphere to be iietu'
The !rl r.odde.l I.e? hv:;d
":..l I've g lie !.:.f ;f '. irdhl.'J
I , . .. i-'i a v. ido'.-, ar I .i mgbf t'
h.-r do er l.u'. ."
!::: t tie I .t ' j " '.w lo ' . . e iri.
nn i.!"ie toward tl ;'
Voit inn . ley o ly lv. i 'ifit V he
mid without w.dil-.'j, fur the f mnllty
cl ;.!i iiiin vi.ieti.in. "I ratiiiot h.-.vc my
pati.'Hte tlMtul.v cSclteit In a fe.v
wic'.m we n!inil liave hi :i l!i line l:iei,
1 hope. I.;t vo don't want our tiv.it-
ir.o. . up 1. 1 ly too m;.t 'i eoinfiiay."
t.e'etiiiiH I'im i.'i.l In cfllo l.iii'K. Tll:
- - - - - i
Vtiltr.'.: ihielep e ii!"iiily did Hot follow
that thi4 ,us lib) (lot Niter.
"Dr. I.lad.ay. this is o.:e of my best
frlrr.iR Miss I'.e'.ty Vjime. mil her
reining can't hurt me. Why. say. I
feel like a ivo-yonr-old right now.''
Nevertheless the yv.ng doilor atood
ne.ir the door, and v. lien the tlvo 'nki
!.." were up lie b d Hetty from the
"You can con.e again, in often as the
rel. permit, b'.t do not May too long."
The next time lie made the rounds
Mr t.inib.iy found Moieton oddly
fiuie 111 fever redticed, his pulse nor
mal. ;octor." he paid, with a .mile, "that
gl.l's coming did me mc.'o good than
rdi your dope. It's g.x d to know that
there's one pci'Miu that lnsn't forgot
And then the young doctor saw that
.'oMething more than an oruaule dis
ease was alining for the old bo?;'
"Haughter of an old friend V" he
"Xot much-Just u kid I picked up In
a tenement; took her froi.i a y"tlden
cl 1 thl.g who was be iting the life an I
.'pi.it out of her. I uirned lier over to
the sisters. They did the lest."
Lindsay (nulled, but lie undersloiul.
It vaq the e.s-1'oss who bed paid tho
rd.-'.eis for the girl's care and put her
tht'iMii;!) a buv!upss school and set her
on her feet, saving a giilluod like lifts
own boyhood from the Blums and (ho
Alter that Moreton slowly but surely
began to nind. There was no curing
the dlsoa.-: but there '.v.,s every chance
to pre king Ids life for years If he want
ed to put i the fight. And every tlnio
th.'.t Hett? Vyr.s came to the hospital
l:. r"",::cl s-tronger for t!ic fight
Tor it time Dr. Llnd -iy wi'tched I ho
care w' U r'iroly profi '!u"il lotercRt.
but gi':. '.ui!ly this filling became dis
thvt'. personal lie generally met
Hetty l:i the reception room of the hos
pital, lingered near Moreton's bedside
diring her s-.tay and e-iorted her to tho
enhance v hen rhe departed.
Ami. cildl.v enough, he found many
o.vi"os for silting with Moreton and
learning more about "tho kid's;" plucky
light for c location and self support.
Ib'fore tho lirst year of his sentence
had pas-' eil t!io ex-boss read young
Lindsay's soviet, and one nlfdit after
Hetty had paid her usual call the two
men talked It over.
"Mind j on, sdie ain't anybody. Nei
ther slie nor I know where sho .sprung
from. So It's; up to you." said Moreton
warningly and yet with loving anxiety
in every word.
Young Lindsay studied the cracks In
the flooring for a few seconds, and then
lie turned resolutely to his patient.
"She's true blue. There arc not many
like her. no matter what sort of blood
was behind her. and I'm going to take
chances if she'll have me. And, what
is more. I am going down to see her to
morrow when I'm off duty."
"Is it all right. HettyV" Inquired the
ex-bos? as he stroked her hand tender
ly the next time she came. "Is It all
right, little girl 7"
The girl .tnllod Into his anxious eyes.
"Oh. Mr. Moreton, do you think I'm
hall good enough for him':"
"Mind that, will you7" Inquired tho
Invalid, as If addressing an audience:
then lie drew Hie girl close. "Let mo
tell you Konicthh)?, Hetty. Ho wouldn't
let me tell you before for fear you'd
think you owed Ii! i something. He
wanted yo'i to love him for himself.
Sec. Hut Dr. LlniRiy'si got some of
the boy.; i.irtod, and it looks like u
pardon, Hv ly: it certainly docs."
Sho e:W.i on her knees; besldo the
"Oh, that l. too good to be true."
"Ai.d tint ain't a'!, Hetty. 1 had
8on.( el' :..; la n gold nibi'i thought It
was a d ad one, but Liu! ay lie'u been
look.'.ig Into It, and mobbo-wcll. jtist
mebhe I a;i take yc 1 and l.ludsay on
a wedtlln.; flip over to florin. my. Lind
say s:ii"si the springs ovc.1 tlmro would
do vond i.i for me, and Ln.ijsay need i
a change. nud-wr!l, Ibtty. I'd been
1 i' ! bv th! Utno If U b...:nl been tar
. ..-.. '"
1 V ' ' r,j tn liuef th ' :.lilltll:r
P.- i.ii. !mv,
"' i'i ' :i Ihi'i'r
''! ' ,f 1 'lb I (or-
' I . , .i ii t ..'
r.'1 t . :
Ths South Sen WhlikJCa Trade.
"In t!.;' oirh "c"i ' h! kr:i U ii r.ifl
ly," reld i: ".m' : . I or t'-i' ) :h.re
M". !! I.JM In'i'.'-i to m. Ii': 1 ; Va.
Yhe:i a young M- .!. .- t the age -,' 1 1;:
tCvMi '! i. . I:; ' ; I kit v!f e.id'iv ed w Ith
I ,v t . .
' l i i
I- . "...!
I "! 1 "fl!
hh "-til I e-
In I-;- old a -e.
"i'i -lin', ni.rt it v
I'll e- ' Aw
Tl . Mam I i hlr'si down 'IV,
v.cttrs n i nplb-i'ii' J li-whlro
iiecersaiy ".;t of tiiisi lice !
N n bit of F'lr' trlM of white
i, ; n 1 n
d ; v.s
The lleiu'dre ; i:.!;e:a :... ' for
vh!!;ern their wilgiit In gild.
"8o. j on see. old fcilers with rr.owy
uphnvh N bi i1 Mietiul I.i t'ie routli " .1".
l'.vi!:':'ctsM beep; herds of the-" old
fel'e:''. the r.anie es di'ivetu keej-a
lu'ep. iii'd rcg'lar in June it:: I IV em
ber the suviiiiiimai Hhearln' mmest off.
"Tii.' cnrlv wide h.'rvo't I; leaded
o'i to phvg'ii . ."'id the ("nt.M"tJi put.,
oitl o'.er the rtirln' coral reefi, nrd ,
from island to Island yells to the ehiul's
big linudfiihi of that there imowy flu IT
for Its weight In ITouob i,old."-Nov
Tho Doltlo nt Gl'.ip Launches.
Down to fb it'll- 1 1. 'si lime It was'
customary to mime anil baptize a ship i
after sho was lauuihed. soiiieUiiieji a
wee!: : tv-i after. Tho old Tudor
method used for men-of-war w.-e; still
In use. IVpya' "Pltry" shows that.
'1 he nhip was safiiy got alloat. aft-'i
hich s.:-e high peivounge vent ..i
bo.ii'd with a special ullver "i-h'.'i.llug
nip" or "fbiiLon" of wine, out of which
he drank, nrmiug the ship, and poured
a libation on the quarter tin k The
cup was then generally given to the
dockyard master shipwright as a mo- ,
niento. When did the present uaue ,
of naming and baptizing a sdilp before
s'he is rent nlloat .omo iuV I trace the
last epllclt laciitlou of the old method
to P'.i:i, when the IJoynl Kntherlne wan
launched bee l'epyy) The llrst men
tion of smashing a bohlu of wine on '
the bows of a Hritlsh ni'iu-of-war that i
I have found D In a contemporary
iiewsp'tper cutting of May. 17S0. de-i-.-riblng
tlie chrl toning of II. M. S.
Magnnnime at Peptfcml. but nothing is
hinted that it was tlien a new custom
London NotiM and Quorh!..
Almost at Hcst.
A kind li-'arte I but nomewhal cloo
llsled ivm who wan si. rely nlillctiHl
wPh a ion; !'!. e came to a friend.
liolt1.!!.-.; a vl -It hi', card In his hand. He
lo ki I iVoplj tio'ibled. "I know," an It I
he. "t!i!t man wnutsi to borrow money.
I kro.v he will drlnl: It. What am 1
"it hi perfectly simple," said the
friend. "Send down word that you are
"1 cpnn.'t." lie naltl. "I have never
told a '!( In my life."
"Thoi'," nald his friend, "lend all your
money to m- and you can tell him you
haven'! a penny In your pocket."
After ::ome hesitation the kind heart
ed man complied and, having s.ceii Ills
"VeM," a.ked his f.-leutl, "are your
conscience and mind at rest 7"
"Not quite, man." lie replied,
they wib be as soon as you have given
me mv inouev back." Helhnan.
A well known dramatic critic visiting
Stratford on Shakespeare's birthday
and. healing the clangor of tho bolls;
which, from their tower in the old
church where the poet lies buried,
awoke Ike little town to Its devotions
approached a wintry headed street
sweeper in front of Irvlng's inn and
said: "Who is the fellow they're mak
ing this fuss about? I see you have
Shakespeare hotels, Shakespeare gin
gerbread, and only the other day 1 saw
a man driving to town some pigs
called 'Shakespeare's best.' Who Is lie
the fellow who lived In that tumble
down shanty yonder?" The "oldest In
habitant" megaphoned his e.- and,
wheoKlng. replied. "I think lie writ."
"Oil. bo writ, did he? What did lie
write books, confessions of a deer
stonier. n.agar.Ine articles what?" "I
think he writ for tlio Hlble."
A Dicorated Interior.
Mrs. (Srahatu Is an estimable lady
wiio'e hobby hi bouse decoration. One
day the l.idy was caroleris enough to
drlnl: a gla-n of red ink, believing It
to lie cl.int. She was a good deal
kc. trail wlim si..' discovered her mis
lake, but ii ha rni came to her.
'I he doctor who wan him.:- unied,
upon heailng what had happened, dry
ly tei.uuked to her, "Mr... (Laham,
lueto'M sucti u tiling tin pu.hk.g this)
rage for tkvoY.ilcd Interiors too fnr."
Arr.onaiit. Memory Training.
If man only i'oallu'4 Uow grcit nn
wet in bf
In lifo I? a 1 1 tentlve memory tl"
lie t.) Bfu till i lit''
pn pcrly Ii.'
nn il.v.r, to-
ll 1 1
"Yi ..at woald jou do, U I
i lo ib. 7" re ' . 1 :.! . pal ley fonl'v
1 I 'I
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Tfi6 r.lule'.i Dtltiaij:i.
The pi; '. ".!'!i la qrlte a:i mi'eli t'.ti
illRtltttll i i -4 f'-e Li' :i Mttle a" I h
ittit'oiu. .,. i.i.!!- .' able I.i l!i. moni
t.i'.ii'. M':'e . ' !.!..g i: a ('no an, i "d
with ii e.l .tamed an! 'icI r." I n i'.iII
fill p'i-!. r y, i i : if civ f i . i.i
i: ir i
') a i ' !. t si I a g oi
'-V- ll ! ",' 'M'l I
I ni , llle , i.ii
'.:, Ktv-'n r n .ir it ,..:
" .if ' I 1 '! I
. . it up i i d
e , ie.icet he v. I
ley . i : i i'l i I.- !
th tr.' .i c cry i'i...'
smb.. :. h
Wl'h " :
In : to ii'
cr. A v
Wliy: I ii
li.e.ins It "
o'lt of Ik
uuister t !
e '.i lead fr 1 1 the pacfo-
: h.'ik'M pat k in:'' Is nt
I of l.t i li'id. irid If I .vtvi
. I .: e be w lii top ip'le'.l.v
aid v. tilt i':.i! the pa i.
t"i nloii;; to pgh!. i ll.
Th i".' t o'.i os i.'..h :
I I to I'll
': l In hit
tne'', x.li'ih on 'oiuetboes
iitj.n le'': n!"o. in tl!. itei... - tint
he i an s i ; fine who h.is i.c er I, n:d
a ii'ttle si !o cannot appreciate tie s
lent of bi; mistake: 1 "t. like every
thing el- about a mule, his weng P
ntrlctly original, it beb i',,s to no other
niilm.'il. No one can descilb.- and no
one call In Itate It.- New Voik Mall
H!"hop K'iox once explained that
"Mr. McKe.iun's sword was an over
loaded pistol whii li. being hung up In
a t!Jit conn r lest It fhould burst, pre
tended to be dead until It .ot up and
IrotUd ho ue on the fil.-ndly back of
the bishop of St. Anph." r.'M It Is in
political debate, especially In the house
of coiniui. i., lb it the mixed metaphor
flourishes mo-1 luxuriantly. "The flood
gates of lriili;;ijn and Intemperance'
are stalking crm In arm tin' uuhmit
the land. I'lds bill efi'.ci : : ucb a
i ha ago th.it th last leap i'i the d trk
was a mere lie i bite. I'bil Is the
marrow of the educational ait. .nil It
will not be t.r.en out by Pr. (I. fiord or
anybody chv It Id I'ouude 1 on a g.'.tti
He found.itloa and speaks In a vole
not to be drowned In sieeiailan clam
or. 1'lie question of moisture In to-
isacco is a thorny tubject and has long
been a bono of contention. " Manches
i imp U3up.
"What I ..i.e.; this vegetable soup
taste m Mi. oteut V usUed the young
liui.banil of ii. pretty Initio.
"Only the h o yoa sent liome," re
plied the b;'de. "You remember y.sii
raid o;i weie i.-oltig to crder leeks;."
"I didn't order any leeks," growled
the husband, but he llnisbed 1.1s bowl
of s p i.i'bi-.' than di. appoint her.
Thai afternoon be flopped at the
"How tlld j on come to tend leeks; up
to my iiou. e this morning'." lie de
manded. "I didn't order them."
"IS rent Scott! Phi you eat thorn'."
exclaimed the groicr.
"Sure, we ate them "
"Oil. for lin.l's sa:.e. They were
Mrn. .Iackaon's tulip bulbs;. She left
1 them on the counter ami they got into
your basket by mistake." Detroit I'ree
A Clucrr Practice.
I A queer piactle which is general
' throughout all the tribes of Australia
h the ribbing of Hie .-kin. When the
children are s-.tlll .voting long cuts are
made across the i !ii"t, down the up
per arm and leg and even across the
back and ribs. While the wound Is
quite fresh Hie cut la opene 1 and a
mixture of mud is grafted in. the
skin being pulled as far as possible
oer It. The skin event rally (.rows
completely round the mud liilinj: nud
forms ridges varying in length and si"e
from an ordinary lead pencil to the
thlckncs of a man's little linger and
extending from armpit to armpit. 1
am Informed Hint while the l.eallng
protes's Is ..oli-g (n the pain Is ex
quisite, but the result seems to satisfy
all parties concerned. London Stand
ard. Tho Bravo Hi-ttorfly.
Here Is an uuortho!o story of King
Solo:-i'ii: ono day a butterfly an I on
the Leg's temple and boasted to his
wife, "if I chose I could lift my wing
and shiver this building to the ground,"
b swaggered. Solomon, overhearing,
neat for the boaster. "How ' : - you':"
lie thundered, 'lliu btilteii; -oled.
"I did It to Imprtss my . '.." In
pleaded. T'" great mo'iarch aa In
tlantly a, psictl and lot I im go.
" bat did Solo.nou Bay to yo; V" gasp
ed a qtilveik. , wi.'o five tulnu ' later.
"Oh. ho bet.",'d me not to do L." raid
the I utieril;- .drily. And Folomo i.
again oveiiieirlng, smiled.- 'h!eng'
"Ilmry. d"ar. I tried o:i a Milt of
jour : ' -i
'r day, and It fitted
'd-ct i taking
' !i r I
' " '''' '
A T.-jdnrj Mement.
I'rofoswpi' I 'Mp-Id flchi'o.iler 'A'fls
car d to r-e tie ' town I'rlnco i'w.l
crick in 1' '? lefi...' rir .V'orrell Mac
kentsle had rem I tl Mm L'euio. 'I'ltD
pMiiie, f " '"iitly sil-iu'ctiiig Ihe woWt,
ti:". id to :;.br. i ;.i r after ihe cai.tliia
lie : a , 1 si.,' I. 'I f p;t:c t 111 ttUt'.l UO
to i i : !! .1, ' f . .'ee'.t.f he-iit.hrd
n.l i ,n!e e:t efi'iit l ti'ivct the '
r .. I i .ti. other ilhvi th'i. - '
I'ritKii '; i is' ted. "I am tt iuJuh.. '
he sin id, "a ml tan took den 111 In tho
eye. I a:'!, joti n .w plnl'ly. lo tho
polnl, 1st my compl.dut cancer V"
Hebroetler . aid bur My (.oiitaln libnsolf,
niul y.ur.t afl;r tij ; cue when ho fe
called It lie spoke ( f it its the most
painful In lib; life, lie conducted tlio
crown prince to a chair and nsked Illin
lo he M-atod. Then he b.iid. "Yum lli
perlal highness, you are sulforing from
tt sjctiotv. (oieplal t. and It I.i posilbio
tlt. c it may dcilop into carcinoma,
but that cannot bo determitnrd posi
tively at this moment." I'rodorkk ho
came deathly pale, but never fur a
moment lost his self control and mulled
grimly when be (hanked the physician
for Ills honesty.
Cominn to nn Understanding.
In the amiable way of villagers! they
were dl-ctissiiig the mattliuonlal nl'
fairs of a couple who, tbougli feceutly
wed. had begun to find the yoke of
Hymen a burden.
"'TN all along o' tho" hasty marriage-,"
opined one caustic old gentle
man, who bad been much to tile foro
In the discussion. "They did not uu
tier taint cell oilier. They'd liohhut
kno.vcd each other for a matter o" sev
"Well, that seems long enough." siald
an Interested lady listener.
"Lo'ig eno'! hah! Ye're wrong!
When it body's court In' he canua bo loo
careful. Why, my courtship lusted a
matter o" nineteen year!"
"You certainly were careful." agreed
the lady lls-teuer. "And did you Hud
yo'ir plan biicccssful when you mar
ried?" "Yc .lump to conclusions," paid tho
old man Impatiently. "I tinderutool
her then, so I dldna marry her!" at.
Apropos .f the pretensions of thort
who might be cotinti I ns In soclef.. .
Mm, I'.loointlcld Moore hi her hook
'Sen Pile L 'inette'' tells Pie fn'1 -lug
A 'ibis.h joint:; linn and hi; s;...kr
after I'.ei, return home fr an even,
lug party were critlfltdng the i ipany,
quite unnwnie that tlu-lr rousul le oltl
uncle was Ijiug awake In bis c-hatuher
iintl could hear every word from whore
they j .oo.l In the corrld tr.
"Why, even the t binders were there,
and j ') l.nnw thl.' father wa; a gro.
eer I wa.s never in ,-iuh a mixed com
pany," smI.1 tlie sister
"And we will never be again If I can
help if," answered the brother.
'I he uncle called out: "Children, what
do you think jour gniudfather was?
He was a bootmaker, and some people
say not a very honest ono either. Now
go to bed."
rormcrly it wa.s cust.o.nnry for kings
of Ihiglaiid on (iood Friday to hallow
certain ring-!, the wearing of which
prevented cramp or epilepsy. They
were made from the metal of decayed
colllns and consecrated with an elab
orate (cremony. some details of which
are still preserved They were "highly
recommended by the medical profes
sion" about l.V.7. for Andrew ISoorde
In his "Hrevlaiy of Health," speaking
of cramp says. "The kyuge's inajes
ite hath a gieat helpe hi tills matter
In hallowing crampe riuges with
out money or petition." Occasionally
cramp ring played a persuasive part
in diplomacy. Lord Homers, our am
bassador at the court of Charles V
wrote In l.'OS "to my lorde cardinaH'R
grace" for some "crampe ryngs," with
trust to "bestowo them well, by Clod's
grace." Westminster (hizette.
In I 'er hi (wo s ticks a foot long aro
placed In the colllti to prop up tho
arms of the corpse when It rises from
the grave and is being questioned by
tlio angel fiabriel. After It baa satis
fied the angel that it Is the body of
a true Mussulman It will receive
strength to rhitul nloac. A glanco from
a dog Is ncets.-ary to drive away tho
spirit of defilement, and for this pur
poco a street cur l.t brought Into tho
room of death end Its eyes led to tho
co-.w by a tempting bit of brand laid
on tho still breast.
More rc.tlos ue : Is i.ot a main r f. "
wkl'h j !" lint ere often c e! '
It 1 1 on the fie of It iui nidi , .
iii.ib'dy, l t when It i..!-ts P -ai.
I' -ultV to ivi-ll t'"' p . c , (
i .i j . . v. ( r i
, . 1, I'
cni; a ri i.r.-j ui : . :tei..ir.i m.. i
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