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. Its Proper Treatment and Cure.
In morbid anatomy tne one great
subject in which the great Interest
I ' centers is Carcinoma. It is mentioned
In all the writings of the ancients and
T ; , considered' ' by all of the moderns.
The interest in this subject centers
In its malignancy. The intrinsic ten
x dency of Carcinoma is to destroy life.
? ' The interest is heightened and intensi
4 fied by the wide-spread prevalence and
: Vigilance of the affection and the in-
, ' , adequacy of the present Knife Sur-
o : gical resources to successfully cooe
with it. Statistics reveal an alarming
, death rate from Cancer. In England
" and Wales during one decade ( I860-
1870) ) 2,379,622 persons above the age
of twenty died and of this number '
r B1.S99 died from Cancer , a ratio of 1:29.
The disease is thought to be on the in
crease. The general public is aware of
the inability of Knife-Surgery to suc
, cessfully treat it. It is almost univer-
sally considered incurable. There is
need of the establishment of successful
. therapeutic measures as well as the dis
covery of the real cause of the disease.
? : r Until recently Carcinoma has suc-
, , cessfully defied all medical prac-
0 , . tice , but while its cause is still a
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mystery : : , that a method of treatment
has been discovered by which it can
j . f . be utterly : destroyed is the most sig-
k : nificant fact in therapeutics since the
* ! < - discovery of the circulation of the
W blood. We have now for the first time
. ' in' the history of clinics a few young
, scholarly physicians of genius who ,
, having the confidence of a righteous
cause and the ability to advance it
: rightly , believe the future belongs to
y them. It required courage to announce
I ' the fact of having the ability to treat
' ; Carcinoma. The schools canied ? the
possibility of cure and held up the an-
- \ nouncement to ridicule. Nearly all the
regular physicians and surgeons treat-
ed Carcinoma specialists with con-
tempt. One very prominem specialist
in another line of surgery declared that
- "cancer specialists cured twenty per
cent of their cases because twenty per
tent were not cancer. " Now we want to
quote from a surgeon whj was Pro-
fessor of Surgery in Rush Medical i Col-
lege , Professor of Surgery in Chicago
Polyclinic , Attending Surgf.on in Pres-
byterian Hospital , Chicago , Surgeon in
Chief to St. Joseph's Hospital , Chicago ,
and author of the great work , "Pathol-
ogy and Surgical Treatment of Tu- '
mors , " Dr. N. Senn , M. D. , Ph. D. , LL.
D. , of Chicago , Illinois. 01 ' . page 218
of his Pathology we find these words
j in italics : "Every Carcinoma has a
benign ( curable ) period. : ' Again on
d page 266 : "Every modern writer on
i Carcinoma insists upon the importance
of early operative trcatm'ent. Carci
t noma is no longer regarded as a con-
: stitutional or blood disease. It has a
benign ( curable ) stage during which it
: resembles benign epithelial tumors ,
: and it is amenable to successful treat-
f uricnt by thorough removal. "
Now whose opinion shall we take ?
, The opinion of the surgeon who .
! , makes no attempt . to treat the disease ?
i or shall we believe the statement of
r that surgeon who . stands at the head ,
of the world's great pathologists and I
ts'so recognized by every great school .
: of medicine and surgery on .the planet ? .
I We believe an intelligent public will
accept the statement of Dr. Senn.
What causes the enmity to Cancer
Specialists ; + - . ? Ignorance.
! . The arguments against the Cancer
! Specialists have been like the slides
! _ In a magic lantern. The first stereo-
. typed objection was that Cancer was
Incurable by any process whatever ,
hence the Cancer -Specialist was a
: fake. In reply to this statement it is
I sufficient to say that the objection can-
i not be stated in the presence of any
; well informed modern pathologist.
! The second objection was that Can-
cer specialism was contrary to the code T
° of ethics of the profession. In answer
to that argument it is entirely compe-
tent to state that nearly ! every great
discovery in clinics is being made by
specialists and that every disease an-I
every kind of surgery is being treat-
id ! by specialists. The noted pers' n-
ages in science , arts , philosophy , aad :
: finance and the great Captains of Ini
dustry seek the services of specialists.
The third argument was that Cancer
Specialists were ignorant quacks. In
answer to that statement will say that .
no branch of therapeutics or clinics
can name as its representatives any t
higher scholarship and professional t
ability ! than are found among some.
Cancer Specialists. The day when the
Cancer Specialist can be disposed of
with a sneer has passed with the day
that held the tuberculosis specialist in a
contempt. There are thousands of per-
sons In the various walks of life from
the daily laborer to the capitalist who I
can testify to the fact that Carcinoma
has been cured in their individual
cases. That there was a time when j '
there were a great many cancer s
specialists who were not physicians i
and were ignorant of the remedies
lor common diseases , and that c
there are such to-day is unques-
' tionably true , but that there are I
cow learned and able physicians and I
surgeons who make a specialty of canj
cer is equally true. That there are sa
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army of ignorant , incompetent irre
sponsible quacks in the regular prac-
tice of medicine and who are carrying
diplomas from regular medical schools ,
no well-informed person will deny , but
that there are grand scholarly , good
men also in the profession who are
blessing humanity and are an honor
to the profession all will admit. The
great Dr. Senn of Chicago , on page
268 of his Pathology , says : Perma
nent results will follow the operative
treatment of Carcinoma if the opera
tion is performed before regional
infection has occurred. Every case
of external cancer can be cured if
well removed before regional infec-
tion has occurred. Why any one should
doubt that proposition is more than I
can understand. I have recently ob
served the force of the argument and
position here presented. I lately had
the honor of visiting , a specialist on
the subject of cancer , which visit was
very impressive to me on account of
having known this physician in his
boyhood days. I knew him on both :
social and business planes , and I saw i
him grow from an humble position to
a physician now with a national repu
tation , impregnable and invulnerable ,
as has been demonstrated by the suc
cessful resistance against thousands : of
attacks from unscrupulous and preju-
diced physicians , characterizing the
same spirit " against progress that was
shown in the days when Harvey dis-
covered the circulation of the blood.
This specialist is none less than Dr.
Perry Nichols of Hot Springs , South
Whatever may be said of Cancpr
Specialists In general and of their
great pretensions to secret treatment ,
I have both the pleasure and the hon
or of clearing that physician from the
stigma from any accusation of reserv-
ing to himself any pecuniary or selfish
right in using that which the world
may not know. The work as I saw
there was as an open book.
The method used will commend it-
self to any one who will investigate.
It is radical and thorough. It destroys
the tumor. It is not knife surgery ,
but more effective. Does not weaken
the patient by destroying needless
healthy tissue , or by loss of blood , but
destroys all diseased parts and leaves
the wound in condition to heal rapidly.
It is the highest form of chemical caus-
tic known ; the most powerful , yet easy
to control. We have witnesses of
cures from ocean to ocean and from
the Great Lakes in the North to the
Gulf in the South , and no rational
man visiting such an institution ,
whether physician , surgeon or other-
wise , will fail to corroborate these
statements. It is surely a disgrace to
the medical' profession that it does
not more generally recognize this line
of treatment. They are not working
for the good of humanity in their pres-
ent attitude of opposition. '
E. M. CATHCART , A. B. ,
Charter Oak , 'Iowa.
A Word from Friends Who Have
Been : Here.
Those afflicted witih any malady very
properly desire evidence as to what they
may expect when they are in search of
a cure , and especially so if they have al-
ready expended money for' treatment.
Therefore we herewith append a very few
brief extracts from letters received from
those who know from experience what
Dr. Nichols can do.
WHAT A SKILLFUL SPECIALIST OF CHICA
Dr. R . B. Miller , one of Chicago's most
skillful specialists of 145 Oakwood Blvd. ,
who was successfully treated for cancer
upon the nose at Dr. Nichols' Sanator
ium in the autumn of 1009 , writes on
Ian. 10 , 1910 : "I want you to tell me
my [ time I can be of service to you in
he > way of recommendation or reference
my place and any time. and I will be
nly : too glad to be of help to you , as
.veil as to any one in need of your : ser
vices. I am fine and di.ndy.YounrJ
looks remarkably fine. Dr. Pusey ( one
Jf Chicago's most eminent X-Ray special-
sts : ) says it is the finest scar he hay
iver seen from any operation. I am look-
ng for cases to start your way. Frater-
mlly yours , DR. R. B. MILLER. "
iFTER SPENDING IIUNDREDS OF DOLLARS
CAME TO DR. NICHOLS AND , WAS CURED.
Mrs. : Bell Scott of St. Paul , Nebr.
; writes a friend on March 9 , 1910 : "Af-
ter : spending several hundred dollars try-
ng to get my cancer removed I went to
Dr. Perry Nichols' Sanatorium at Hot
: ; springs , South Dakota , upon the advice
of friends , as it seemed my only chance
' or life. I was there five weeks. When
went I could hardly sit up , the pain
vas so severe , but I came home cured
md shortly after did my work. I want
to : do ail I can to help suffering people.
Respectfully yours ,
" rRS. BELL SCOTT. "
"LOUD IN HER PRAISES. "
A sufferer from cancer at Early , Iowa
onsultedtMrs. . James Grace , of that t
ilace , regarding her treatment for cancer 1
at Dr. Nichols' Sanatorium , and writ- :
as follows concerning Mrs. Graco : "Her
' ace is all right and she is loud in her
iraises of you and the treatment of her
errible cancer , which she now belie" s
urcd. : I was so pleased with nil she
old me that I want further iuforma-
A BANK PRESIDENT'S OPINION.
"That the public may have the benefit I
of my experience , I will state that I had (
l sore or growth in the palm of my hand
-hich was diagnosed as a Cancer. I treat- t
ed with a number of prominent physi- _
ians : without receiving any good results.
finally heard of Dr. Nichols , of Hot
Iprings , South Dakota. I visited his
ianatorium ) and after examination , Dr.
Hchols pronounced my trouble to be a s
oft cancer. I remained at the Sanator- D
um three weeks' and came home with r
ly hand perfectly cured so far as the.t
: ancer is concerned and I ha - e had no
urther indication of cancer since that
ime. During my stay with Dr. Nichols
witnessed many permanent cures , and y
can truthfully make 'known that in my s
udgment Dr. Nichols can cure any ex-
) osed cancerous sore or growth if the IJ
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same Is put under his treatment : at the
proper time and without delay. Very
respectfully , J. J. MclNTOSH ,
"President American Bank , Svdney ,
A HAPPY : COLORADO WOMAN. : '
"Perry Nichols , of Hot Springs , S. D. ,
cured me of a cancerous tumor in the
breast which had been growing for twen-
ty-six years , and for some time before I
went for treatment I suffered ! very much.
It would soon have caused my death. Dr.
Nichols is a master of his profession and
everydne is made perfectly at fcome in Kis
"I would say to all afflicted as I was ,
'Do not put it off until too late. '
"I should be glad to answer the ques-
tions of any one in regard to this matter.
"MRS. LINDA KEIFER , Sterling , Colo. "
CANCER REMOVED - NEW LIP PUT ON.
"I was a sufferer from cancer on my
upper lip. My trouble was made very
much worse by use of X-Ray. I could
not sleep nights on account of the pain.
I finally went to Dr. Nichols , whom I
found to be purely a specialist on can-
"His treatment in my case killed the
cancer and stopped the pain in twenty-
four hours from the beginning. My en-
tire upper lip was diseased and was soon
removed. The same doctor performed a
plastic surgical operation for replace-
ment of lip. It wap a success. I might
write many pages in praise of the bridge ;
that carried me over. ) But the above is
the truth and words cannot make it
stronger. Write me , ' any one who is
"A. H. LIVINGSTON. "
"Missouri Valley , Iowa. "
CANCER SUCCESSFULLY , REMOVED FROM
NOSE-NEW NOSE GRAFTED.
"Thanks to you and your skill , I have
been so well that I have worked every
day since Aug. 6 , Sundays included. i
am sure if you could see me you would i
be very well satisfied with the results of
last year's work. My nose is shaping up
well and my scars are rapidly fading ;
my forehead has taken on a nearly nat-
ural shade , and the nerve system is well
established both . in nose and forehead.
Respectfully yours ,
" IRS. MOLLIE CREW ,
" 128 S. West St. , Galesburg , Illsj.
Persons desiring further information i
upon this subject may obtain a booklet
free upon "Cancer , . Its Proper Treatment
and Cure-a very interesting and in-
structive publication , also containing
numerous testimonials from former pa
tients , with about 500 references , by
DR. PERRY NIC IIOLS' SANATOR :
Hot Springs , S. D.
CHAKLESTOI-FS A2STCIIS3IT : : : : BELLS.
How They Have Ueen ' , -
: Preserved for
t The corner stone of the Church of
St. Michael was laid in 1752 on the
site first occupied by old St. Philip's ,
one of the most ancient colonial
churches in America. It was not until
twelve years later that the chimes of
eight bells was installed in the high
steeple , which long served as a guide
to mariners along that part of the
Carolina coast. The money for these
bells was raised by popular subscrip-
tion , and they were cast in London.
It was a gala day when they arrived
and were swung into place in the
lofty belfry where every one thought
that they would ring for all time to
A life of devotion and peace. had
been arranged for Chem , but it con
tinued only eighteen years. Then their
vicissitudinous history began. When
the British evacuated Charleston Ma
jor Traille , of the Royal artillery ,
claimed the -sight bells as one of the
perquisites oJ ! war. He took them back
to England and there they were sold.
Sir Guy Car.'eton ; , who was then at
New York , was appealed to , and he
issued an ord r for the return of the
bells. Meanwhile they had been
bought in London by a Mr. Rybenau ,
formerly a merchant of Charleston , as
i "commercial venture. " He had
them shipped 'back ' to their former
home , hoping to make a profit on
their sale when they arrived.
Just after the battle of Secession-
rille , in 1862 , St. Michael's chimes
were tuken down to escape being in- I
jured in the bcnibardment of Charles. :
ton. ; They were sent to Columbia , S.
C. ! , for safety. This move turned out J
lisastrously , or during the occupation J
of Columbia by Sherman's army the
bells were burned in the fire of Feb. .
H , 1865. But they were so loved that . '
.he : fragments were sacredly guarded ,
md when the war was over these
) ieces of old metal were shipped to
England , to Mears & Steinbank , in
London , the successors of the first
ounders : , and recast. Strange , as it
nay seem , the original molds into
vhich they had been poured a century
efore had still been preserved. In
February , 1867 , the eight bells came
ack once more to Charleston. The en-
ire : set of chimes had crossed the At-
antic five times and two of the bells
Since then they have passed un
larmed through many dangers. In
pite of cyclones and earthquakes that
learly demolished , the church , they
till swing uninjured high up in
heir steeple. Every Sunday they call
he : people for half an hour before ' the
ime : of each service. They toll or
ing joyously to mark anniversaries :
or holidays ; in fact , their mellow
ound ; is one of the chief beauties ot
he : picturesque old town by the sea.
'rnHdnJ ' in a Circle.
"From what I've heard about Cuba , "
aid Mrs. : Lapsing , "they don't use the
utomobile very much down there. A
ich Cuban rides around in a sort of
two wheeled vocabulary.
"How are you getting along with
our statue of war ? " asked the land-
"I'm putting as bold a face on It as
oasible , " answered the sculptor. !
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By tho Author of
"Tha Mystery of a Hansom Cab. " Etc.
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"One moment ! " said Jen , as they ap-
proached the veranda , whereon Dido
was waiting them. "How do you know
that Etwald picked up the handker-
, chief in the room ? "
"Because I overheard his apology to
my mother for having put her hand-
kerchief to such use , " replied Isabella ,
with suspicious promptitude.
"Humph ! Didn't the doctor think it
strange that he should find it there ?
Rather peculiar , don't you think , see- .
ing that he must necessarily have been
ignorant of your visit on that night. "
"He was not ignorant of that ! To
account for the fever which seized me ,
t my mother explained all that took
place to Dr. Etwald. He quite under-
stood that I had dropped the handker-
"Did he apologize for his use of it -
before or after the explanation ? " was
Jen's final question.
"After ! " replied Isabella , with some
hesitation ; then abruptly left the Ma-
jor's side to exchange a few words
with Dido. Jen looked after her with
a glance full of doubt and suspicion.
Notwithstanding her love for Maurice ,
and her expressed desire to avenge his I
death by hunting down the assassin ,
she appeared1 to be anything but frank
in the matter. In plain words , her
conduct suggested to Jen's mind an
idea that she knew more than she
cared to talk about ; and that such
half-hinted knowledge implicated her
mother. In which case-but here Dido
interrupted Jen's meditations.
"My missy tell me you wish to hear
my Obi , " she said , abruptly fixing her
eyes on the face of the visitor. "Why
you wish ? You laugh at Obi. "
"I don't particularly wish to learn
your Voodoo secrets , " answered Jen ,
carelessly. "All I desire to know is
why you manufactured that scent
with which you saturated a certain
handkerchief of your mistress. "
"Mother's handkerchief , Dido , " ex-
plained Isabella , interrupting. "The one
you bound round my head. "
"Oh , dat a Voodoo smell to drib away
fle evil spirit , " said Dido , solemnly ad-
dressing herself more particularly to
the Major. "My witch-mudder , she
learn to make dat in her own land.
Too much of it kill - kill - kill ! "
"By means of its odor ? "
"No , dat only drib away bad debbils.
But you ' scratch de skin wid one leetle
bit of it , and you die , die , die ! "
"And the scratch is made by means
of the wand of sleep ? "
"Yis. Dat so , " . said Dido , with pre-
tended surprise , turning on him sharp-
ly. "But you no b'lieve in Obi , massa.
What you know of de wand of sleep-
de debble-stick ? "
"Because I had one , Dido. "
The negress laughed with scornful
"Ho , dat one big lie. Der ain't no
debble-stick , but in the lung's palace
at Kumassi. "
"You are wrong. I had one , and it
was stolen by - "
"Whq , of course , " interrupted Isabel
la , again. "Don't you remember , Dido ,
you were asked if you had taken it ? "
"Ho , yes. Now I do tink , " said Dido.
"Ah , massa , you say J took de debble-
stick and made de new smell to fill
him. Den dat I kill wid him massa ,
who , lubbed lil missy , and dat I made
spelis in your house to steal de body.
Hey , dat no so ? "
"It certainly is so , " assented Jen , as-
tonished to hear her put his suspicions
Into such plain words. "Mr. Aylmer
was killed by means or this poison. It I
was used again to render my 'servant
nsensible while the body was stolen.
So I thought - "
"I know , I know ! " broke in Dido ,
Impatiently. "But dat not to do with
me. De poison in your debble-stick. " 1
"There was ; but it was all dried up. "
"No ! Dat nossin. If you pour water
In dat , stick de poison come alive. Well ,
lat stick taken , but I no take it. Dat
poo' young massa killed wid it-I no
till : him. But de odder ting , sah. Dat
imell ! I mek it for missy , dat all ! "
Vnd having made this explanation , ,
Dido folded her arms , and waited * in
scornful silence to hear what her ac-
user had to say. He considered the
ibsolute absurdity of her story , which (
-on the face of it-was a manifest in-
rention , and one which , it would seem ,
was supported by the testimony of Isa-
"You are satisfied now , I think , " said i
his : latter , seeing that the Major did
lot : speak.
"Well , yes , Miss : Dallas , " returned he ,
with much deliberation. "I am satis- (
ied - for the time being- "
"Does Dido's explanation , give you
Lny clue ? "
"It gives me a clue in a direction for
vhich I should not have looked for it.
hank [ you , Miss Dallas - and you , Di-
io. I shall now say good-day. "
"When will yoN return ? " I
"When I have followed to its end the
lue of which we have been speaking , " 1
eplied Jen , and taking off his hat , he
valked swiftly away from the house.
When he vanished round the curve a
of > the drive , Isabella , with a very pale i
: ace , turned towards Dido.
"I have told all the lies you wished '
ne to tell , " she said , hurriedly. "I
: lave hidden from the sharp eyes of
Jajor : Jen those things which you
vished hidden , and all at the cost of
ny honor and honesty. " i
She ran hastily into the house , as t
hough : to escape further conversation i
in a distasteful subject , while Dido , i
vith her eyes on the * ground , remained
n deep thought. The old negress knew
that she was placed in a perilous posi- (
tion , which might be rendered even
more so , should Isabella speak freely.
But of this she had little fear , as by
her conversation with Major Jen the
girl had gone forward upon a path of
concealment whence there was now no
retreat. Yet Dido was not satisfied.
She did not trust those around her , and
she was uneasy as to what might be
the result of Jen's pertinacity in in-
vestigating both the death of Maurice
and the disappearance of the body.
Thus perplexed , it occurred to her to
seek out and consult with Dr. Etwald.
"I shall tell the master all , " she mut ;
tered , in her own barbaric dialect , "and
he will tell rife what to do. The spirit
in the Voodoo stone will tell him. "
Having come to this resolution , she
went into the house to ask , or rather
to demand , permission to visit Dean-
minster. That she was about to call
upon Etwald , the negress did not think
it necessary to tell Mrs. Dallas. There
were matters between her and the doc-
tor of which Mrs. Dallas knew noth-
ing , which she would not have under-
stood if she had known. When she in-
quired , Dido merely hinted that such
secrets had to do with Obi , when the
superstitious nature of Mrs. Dallas im-
mediately shrank from pursuing an in-
quiry into what were-even to this civ-
ilized so-called Christian woman-sa-
But while Dido goes on her dark
path and takes her way towards Et-
wald in his gloomy house at Deanmin-
ster , it is necessary to return to the
doings of Major Jen. On leaving "The
Wigwam" he returned forthwith to his
own house with the intention of re-
peating to David the conversation
which had taken place between him-
self , Dido , and Isabella. On his arri -
val , however , he learned that David
had gone out for a walk , and that Meg
Brance was waiting for him in the li-
brary. At once the ever-courteous
Major : hastened to apologize to his vis-
"My dear Meg , I am so sorry to have
been ! absent when you called. I hope
you have not been waiting long ! "
"Only half an hour ! " replied Meg , in
a low , grave voice. "I should have
waited in any case until your return ,
as I have something important to say
to you. "
The Major looked inquiringly at his
visitor. She was a tall and stately
woman , with a fair complexion , steady
blue eyes , and hair of a deep red shade.
Although close on 25 years of age , she
was still a spinster , as much to the
annoyance of her mother-a match-
making matron-she had hitherto de-
clined the most eligible offers for her
hand. Her reasons for such refusals
she would not state , but Jen-from
certain observations-had long since
guessed the truth. Meg was deeply in
love with Maurice Aylmer , and it was
for his sake that she remained single.
Whether she knew that the young man
loved Isabella Dallas it is impossible
to say ; but at all events she showed
him , very plainly the drift of her de-
sires. The very indifference of Ayl-
mer had rendered her love more vio-
lent and persistent. What would have
been the conclusion of this one-sided
love it is difficult to conjecture ; but
the death of Maurice had brought this
and all other things to an abrupt con-
Meg was dressed in black out of re-
gard for the dead man , and she looked
worn , red-eyed , and very dejected. But
in coming forward to greet the Major , '
her fine blue eyes lighted up with the
fire of hope , and if was with something
of her old impetuosity-quenched since I
the : death of Maurice - that she gave
him her hand and repeated her last re-
"I have something to say to youp , "
he said , quickly. "Something likely
to ; help you in your investigation. "
"Concerning the theft of the body ? "
isked Jen , eagerly.
"No , with regard to the murder. "
"What is it ? "
"I will inform you in a few minutes , "
replied Meg. "But first tell me if you
[ lave found out anything likely to re-
-eal the truth. "
"No. " Jen shook his head mournI I
'ully. "I am completely In the dark ,
md so is Inspector Arkel. The whole
ase is a profound mystery. "
"Well , " . mysteries , even the most pro-
'ound : , have been cleared up before
low : ; ; Major.Come , tell me precisely
: low the matter stands , and I may be -
ible to help you. "
"You know something. "
, "Yes , I do ; and it is to tell that
lomething that I have driven over to- 1
lay. Well , now , Major , let me know I
all about the matter from the begin-
ling. I have heard nothing but the I
nost garbled accounts , and it is neces-
ary ; 'that I should know the exact
: ru th. "
"I shall tell it to you , " replied Jen
vith some hesitation ; "but I am afraid
l shall. give you pain. "
"I guess what you mean-Miss Dal-
"Maurice wanted to marry her. "
"I know , I know , " replied Meg , while
1. wave of color passed over her fair I
"You do ! " cried Jen , In surprise. I
'And who told you ? "
"Mr. Sarby. "
"Oh ! " The Major considered a mo-
nent , and his thoughts were anything
ut benevolent towards David. ' ' 1 can
ruess why he told you. In the mean-
ime : , let me state the case. Maurice : .
i'as ; killed on the high-road by means ,
. believe of the devil-stick.
as I verily , -
rou know about that , of course ? "
"Yes ; I read the report of the In- c :
Luest , and I have heard rumors. I f
v:0 - - : ; + + smv.nrri .
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agree with you , Major , that Mr. Ayl
mer was killed by the poison ot the
devil-stick. Go on. " *
"On the night that the body -arts /
stolen , " continued Jen , deliberately ,
"Jaggard was drugged by means of a.
pqrfume which Is the same that im-
pregnating the devil-stick. " "
"Well , " said Meg , "It would seem
that the devil-stick is the center of
this mystery. If you found the devil-
stick you would know the truth. "
"I don't go as far as that , " protest-
ad Jen. "If we found the person who-
stole the devil-stick from my smoking-
room , I might guess the truth. " -
"In that case , Major , look at this , "
said Meg , and she produced an article
from her pocket ; an article which she
held up triumphantly before the aston-
ished eyes of the old' man.
"The devil-stick ! " he cried. "By
all that is wonderful , the devil-stick ! "
"Yes , the devil-stick. I got It from
the assassin of Mr. Aylmer ! "
"The assassin-you know the assas-
sin. Who is he-or she ? "
"It Is not a woman , but a man. Bat.
Major Jen sprang to his feet with * .
loud cry. The information that Bat-
tersea was the criminal took him so . _ - _ _ .
utterly by surprise that for the mo-
ment he was tongue-tied. Then , when
he recalled the feeble and emaciated
form of the old tramp , when he recol-
lected hla weak intelligence ; he alto-
gether declinod to believe that such a
creature could have conceived and ex-
ecuted a triple crime-the theft , of the
deyil-stick-the murder , of Maurice
the stealing of the body. Battersea
had not sufficient craft or strength
to do such things. With a shrug of
his shoulders the Major resumed his
"You must be mistaken , Meg , " he
said , in a quiet voice. "Whosoever may
be guilty , Battersea , for physical and
mental reasons , must be innocent. "
"That you must prove , " replied Meg ,
dryly , "and in accusing Battersea I go
only on your own premises. You said
that the man who stole the devil-stick ,
who had it in his possession , must be.
the guilty person. "You see the devil-
stick there. " She pointed to the table. .
"Well , I obtained that from Battersea. "
"I-low did you obtain it ? "
" ' nowing that I collected curiosities ,
he came to sell it to me. "
"A proof of his innocence , " cried Jen ,
promptly. "If the man had been guilty ,
he certainly would not offer the evi-
dence of his guilt for sale. Where did
he obtain this devil-stick ? "
"Out of your smoking-room , I pre-
sume , ' ? , said Meg. "But I have not ques-
tioned him , as I thought it best that
you should examine him yourself. "
"Certainly , when I can find him.
Where is he now. " \
"Round at your stables with vny .
groom. I brought him over with me. " ,
"Thank you , Meg , " said Jen , cordial-
ly. "I congratulate you on your pres- ,
ence of mind , and on your courage. "
"There is no necessity to congratu-
late me at all , " replied the other , col-
oring , "I knew that it would not be
wise to let him out of sight after I saw
the devil-stick in his possession. And
as to my courage , " she added , careless-
ly , "the poor old creature " is so feeble
that even I-a womanu - could - over
power him. But ring the bell , Major
and have him in. I may be wrong. He
may be innocent , but if you force him
to confess how he obtained possession
of the devil-stick , you may get at the IJ s
truth-and perhaps at the " "
name of the . :
murderer. " /
"It won't be the name of Battersea , " /
said Jen , touching * the button of the j
bell. "He had no motive to steal my
devil-stick , or to kill Maurice , nor could
he have any reason to take possession
of a dead body. Besides , " added Jen
returning to his seat , "if this tramp
were guilty , he would scarcely put nis-
neck in danger by offering you the dev-
il-stick for sale. "
At this moment the footman appear-
ed in answer to the bell , and In obedi-
ence to his master's peremptory order
left the room again for the purpose of
bringing in old Battersea for examina-
tion. While waiting , neither Meg ior
the Major spoke , as they both consid-
ered that nothing further could be said
until the truth was forced from the
tramp. Then , the present aspect of the
case might change , and an important
step might be taken towards the solu-
ion : of the mystery.
( To De continued. )
Our Eyes and Reflected Light. .
The human eye has passed through
thousands ; of years of / evolution until
It has become best adapted to sunlight
) > r skylight coming obliquely from
ibove and resents strong illumination
[ Tom any other direction. It' 'is ap- 1
) arent that snow blindness distress
rom white sand or water is not caused
) y the intensity of the light so much
is by the fact that it is reflected up
nstead : of down and is not stopped by
he : rather transparent lower eyelid. '
If [ : the lower part of the eye is guard-
ed with goggles no difficulty is found.
-Review of Reviews.
A Xevr Outdoor Sport. I
( More strenuous than football more i
mcertain than the ponies-can be II
dayed on any city street. )
. "Did you catch the number of the- I
nachine that knocked- you over ? "
"Yes ; 98654 , N. Y. " -
"You win. Mine was only 3378.
tetcha again. Judge. '
"Why didn't you stand up for your
' " -
"I did. "
MIIuh ! It " -
was a weak stand
"Well , that's pretty good , ain't it ?
: never had better than a one-night-
tand before.-Cleveland Leader. '
Careful of Other Feelings. '
"Why don't you set the date for our- i
redding ? "
"Because I have other fiances to con-
ider. " - Pittsburg Post. ' .
What I am and what I think are ' F
onveyed : to you in spite of my et-
orts to hold it back. Emerson.
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