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10 THE OMAHA DAILY Bflfl1 SUNDAY , AUGUST 5 , 1894.
HESUME OF GOURDES.
Jlrlof Hynninmoftlin Portion ofolo'n ( Irciit
HtnryVMcli linn llrrn I'lilillnliril.
KIRST DAY. , , .
CHAITER I. The openlnt ? scene of "Lourdps. "
which wns commenced In serial form in Hun-
day1 * tlee of April IB , Is In n car of tlic "white
train , " whlcli carries the \cry sick pIlKrlma
from Paris to Lnunlf * . Amons the pllitrlms Is
Mnrle ile aiiormlnt. n young wotimn , who , for
years , him been bedridden. She l accompanied
by her father and the Abbe I'lcrro 1 romcnt.
CIIAITER II. The AMie I'li-rre wni the son
of a chemist who llvcil nt Noullly. Wylng next
them were M. dp ( luersnlnl nnd hli family. Llttlo
Marie tie auprsalnt nnd 1'lcrru played tonether ,
nna llnnlty fell In love with each other ni they
Brew up. Mnrle received nn Injury which re
sulted In nearly totnl paralysis. AH slip could
never ho his wife , IMcrn- became " priest.
CHAITER III. The suffering In the train IB In-
tensp when It stops nt I'oltlcrs half an hour
for lunch. . . . .
CIIA1TKH IV. Sophie Coutcau tclli the story
of the cure accorded to her diseased foot by
simply dipping It In the wnlpr of I oimb-s.
CHAITIIU V. The Abbe reads the history of
Ilernndcttc , nna describe the visions In the
Krutto. As the train rolls Into the station nt
an unknown mun die : ) .
CHAPTER I. A vivid picture Is given of thu
confusion when the Invalids ur landed nnd cone -
\e > ed to the hospital.
CHA1TER II. The hospital It Kreatly over
crowded. At 8 n. m. the procession to the urottfl
starts , rnther Massnla a ks the vnst const-ega-
tton to prny for a great mlnicle. us the body of
the man who died In the train Is to bi Im-
mcrHed In the pool In hopes tliat life will bo
CIIAl'Tnil III. The Abbe meets Ills old frlfnd ,
Dr. ChassalKno. The crowd force the AUV to
the pool. The dead mnn Is brought In nnd Im
mersed. No mlrncle occurs. On coins out the
Abbo finds that Mnrlo has been bathed without
C1IAITKII IV. Dr. Ctuusnlcne nccompnnles
the Abbe to the Kureau of Ucrtlllcntlons. I > a
Qrlvottp , who hail been In III" lust Htaces of
consumption , comes rushing In , shouting , I
CHAPTER V. The Abbo visits Marie , who Is
losing her fnlth. He reads to the Invalids , con
tinuing the story of Jlcrnadette.
CHAPTER I. Pierre discovers that Mme. Vol-
mar , a devout pIlKrlm , has coma to Lourdes to
meet her lover.
CHAI'TKR II. Pierre nnd M. do Guersalnt
meet Mine. Deaunne.iux , Mile. Itnymondp anil
M. do 1'cyreloiiKui' , to whom Hayniondc Is en-
1'aKcd. They visit places of Interest.
CHAITKR III. Marie , accompanied by her
father and Pierre. watches the magnificent
CHAI'TKH IV _ Pierre tnlces Mnrle to the
crotlo to remain tluoughout the nlKht. Union
bulre shows I'lerie the miraculous spring.
CHAI'TKH V. Ur. Chass.-rljrno tells nbout his
Interview with Itvrnadettc , nnd describes the
efforts of the Abba 1'eyramale to build a church
CHAPTnil I. The death of Mmc. Vetu Is
CHAPTER II. There Is great religious fervor
shown during the services. In the midst of It
Brother Isidore dies.
CHAITEH III. As Pierre stands beside
. Marie's cnrt ho remembers that one of the
physicians called In consultation said uho could
bo cured In a. perfectly natural way. Suddenly
Marie stands up In her cart. Shu walks to the
Bureau , and her cure * Is put on iccord.
CHAITEH IV. Maile drags her cnrt In the
procession. Pierre ban lost Ills faith , nnd by bis
\rnva has lost the light to love Murle now that
Bhu can bo a wife.
CHAPTER V. Dr. ChassnlRnc taken the Abbe
to llernadette's room. He also takes him to the
church thut the Abbe Peyrnmule started to
build. The ambitions nnd ilrcnnii of the Abba
1'eyramnlo arc graphically described.
CHAPTER I. The abbo It too agitated to
sleep duilng the last night of the pilgrimage.
He nervously awaits the return of M. do Guer-
Balnt from n pleasure trip. Curly In the mornIng -
Ing he Is summoned to the next room , to nnd
nlrcady dead an old lady whose fortune goes tea
a crippled boy , who has been brought to Lourdes
to be cured. The father regards the old lady's
death ns a divine recompense for the lack of n
mlrncle In healing thp boy. Pierre meets Mmc.
Vulinar In the halt leaving her lover's room.
She confessM nil to him. She has no sooner
left than Marie appears , full of llfo and health.
"Ixmides" will be continued In next Sunday's
CIIAITER II. Mnrlo Is greatly annoyed by
the attention her cure boa attracted to herself.
With Pierre nnd her father she makes a llnal
visit to the grotto nnd buys souvenirs. The
money making feature of Louides disgusts the
CHAPTER III. Continued.
"I am going with him. Yes , he came
to fetch mo and Is taking mo away. Yes ,
yes ; wo nro going to Luchons together ;
oh , together. "
Then she pointed with nn ecstatic look
to a big , dark man , gay , with reddish lips ,
who was buying some newspapers.
"Thero ho Is ! my husband ; that handsome
man who Is laughing ever there with the
news dealer. Ho tumbled In on mo this
morning , and ho Is carrying mo off. Wo
ata tnklng the train for Toulouse in two
minutes. Ah , dear friend , I told you nil
my troubles , so you can understand my
happiness , can you not ? "
But she could not keep still and she again
told about the tcirlblq letter she had received
on Sunday , a letter In which ho hinted
that If she made lisa of her stay in Lourdes
to como to him at Luchon ho would shut
his door In her face. This from a man
married for love ! A man who had neglected
her for ton years , who made use of his
constant change of habitation to take
miserable women with him from ono end
of Franco to the other ! This time It was
nil ever , and she prayed heaven to lot her
die ; for she know that the unfaithful man
was nt that moment at Luchon with two
mistresses , sisters. And then , what had
happened , my God ! Surely these women
had heard n thunder clap , or n stroke of
lightning from above had warned them
of the sudden consciousness of their sin ;
or , perhaps , they had had a dream In which
they saw themselves In lu-ll. Ono night ,
without uny explication , they had left him ,
while ho , who could not llvu alone , felt
punished to such a degree that ho con
ceived the sudden notion of fetching his
wlfo back with him for a week. Ho did
nut say so , but certainly sumo grace had
bsen showered on him. Sim found him
too delighted not to think thcro must bu
the beginning of n real conversion.
"Ah ! What gratitude I feel toward the
Holy Virgin ! " Hho continued. "Sho alone
has acted , anil I understood her well last
evening. * She seemed to make mo u little
sign , just at the very moment my husband
was deciding to como to get me. I asked
him the exact hour , and It agrees perfectly.
Thcro has never bcun such n great miracle ;
all the others made mo smile , those restored
limbs and healed sores. Ah ! may Our Lady
of Lourdoa bo blessed , for she has honied
my heart ! "
The big , dark man came back , nnd she
riuheil forward to join him , forgetting even
to iay farewell. That unhoped-for dawn of
love , the tardy risings of the r Honeymoon ,
n whole week to bo passed at luncheon
With the man so deeply regretted , made her
wild with joy. Ho , the high and mighty ,
who had taken her back In uu licur of bore
dom nnd aolttudo , ended by being really
touched nnd amused by the adventure , find
ing nho was much nicer than he hid be
lieved her to bo.
Just then the train from Toulouse finally
arrived , lit the growing- crowd of Invalids
that was gathering. There wju a second
tumult , an extraordinary contusion. Dells
were ringing , signal * moved , and the sta
tion master ran , crying out with nil his
"Look out there ! Clear the line ! "
H was necessary for nn oOlcla.1 to precipi
tate hlnuslf to push a little wigan off the
rails thut hud be n forgotten , containing un
eld woman , A frightened Iwml of pilgrims
ran acres within thirty yurda cf the engine ,
which advanced itovvly , pulling and smoking.
Other people , losing their heads , would have
turned back on to the 1-no If the employes
hid col nelztd them roughly by the shoul
ders , At Ust the train stopped , without
having crushed nny one , In the mlddlo of the
mattresses , pillows nnd cuihlons that were
knocking nbout In the hurried groups that
were running hither and thither. Then the
doors were opened , a flood of travelers got
out , while another crowd got In , In n con
trary motion , with the obstinate way that
makes the tumult como to a head. Heads
looked out of the windows of the closed com
partments , curious nt first , and then dumb
founded before the astounding tight two
girls' heads especially , extremely pretty ,
whoso large , candid eyes finally took on an
expression of sorrowful pity.
Hut Mmc. Maze had entered n carriage ,
followed by her husband , so happy , so light
hearted that she looked 20 , as she had done
on Hint fnr-nway evening of her wedding
Journey. The doors were shut again , the
locomotive gave n great , shrill whistle , nnd
then started slowly , henvlly , amid the crowd
that flooded the line behind the train , like
n pouring forth of some spring freshly lib-
"Close up the platform ! " cried the station
master to his men , "and look out when they
put the engine on ! "
In the mld't of all this haste came the
pilgrims and Invalids , who were late In ar
riving. La Grivotte went by with her
fever-heated eyes nnd bar dancing mien , fol
lowed by Sophie Couteau nnd Kllse Houauet ,
very gay and all breathless with running.
They hastened to get Into the railway cnr-
rloge , where they were scolded by Sister
Hyaclntho. They had nearly been left be
hind at the grotto , where sometimes pll-
grlniH did forget , unable to tear themselves
nway , when they were Imploring or still
thanking the Holy Virgin , when the train
was waiting for them at the station.
All nt once Pierre , who was very uneasy ,
not knowing what to think , saw Marie nnd
M. de Ouersalnt quietly stopping under the
marquee , talking with Abbe Judalne. He
ran to join them , and could not help showIng -
Ing his Impatience.
"What have you been about ? I really
was losing all hope of seeing you ! "
"What's that ? What were we about ? "
answered M. do Guersalnt , astonished , with
a peaceful nlr. "Why , wo were nt the
grotto ; you knew It ! A prle-t was there ,
who preached In a remarkable manner. We
should still have been there If I suddenly
hnd not remembered we were about to start.
Then we took a cab , ns we promised you to
He stopped to look at the largo clock.
"There Is no hurry. AVhy , the train does
not start for a quarter of an hour. "
H was true and Mnrle smiled with divine
"Oh. Pierre , If you knew what happiness
I have taken In this last visit to the Holy
Virgin ! I saw her smile upon me , and I fait
her give me the strength to live. Heally It
wns n delightful farewell , nnd you must not
scold us , Pierre. "
He began to smllo himself , rather put out
by his anxious nervousness. Was he , then ,
so desirous to get far nway from Lourdes ?
Did he fear that Mnrlo kept on by the grotto ,
might never return ? Now that she was
there ho was surprised at himself , ho felt
so calm. Aa ho was ndvlslng them , how
ever , to go und establish themselves In the
carriage lie recognized Dr. Chassalgne , who
was running toward them.
"All , my dear doctor , I have been waiting
for you. It would have pained mo greatly
not to have embraced you before we started. "
But the old physician , who was trembling
with emotion. Interrupted him : "Yes , yes , I
have been belated. Ten. minutes ago , when
I got here , just fancy , I was chatting with
the commandant you know that old origi
nal ? Ho Joked at seeing your Invalids going
back In the train to & > home to dlo , as ho
expressed It , what they should have com
menced by doing when suddenly ho fell down
before me struck down. It was his third
attack of paralysis the ono he was waiting
"Oh , my God , " murmured Abbo Judalne ,
who had heard all. "He blasphemed , and
heaven has punished htm. "
M. do Guersalnt and Marie , greatly In
terested , listened , and were much moved.
"I had him carried over there , tinder a
corner of the shed , " continued the doctor.
"It Is nearly over ; I could do nothing ; he
will be dead before a quarter of an hour ,
surely. Then I thought about a priest , and
I hastened to run. "
And turning ;
"Curate , you know him ; do come with
mo. One cannot leave a Christian to die like
that. Perhaps he may relent and acknowl
edge his error and become reconciled to
Abbe Judalne followed him quickly , and
behind them M. de Gueraalnt , taking Marie
and Pierre with him , anxious to witness the
notion of the drama. All tour arrived under
the messenger's shed , within twenty feet of
the crowd , that growled nnd grumbled ,
without knowing that a man was near at
hand In death agony.
Thero. In a solitary corner ; bjtween two
bags of flour , the commandant lay on ono
of the hospital mattresses , that they had
taken from the reserve sleek. , He was clad
In his eternal frock coat , the button hole
containing his largo red ribbon ; and someone
ono had taken the precaution to pjck up his
silver-headed cane , nnd had carefully placed
It on the ground bsslds the mattress. Abbe
Judalno at once leaned over h'.m :
"My poor friend do you know us ? You
can hear us , can you not ? "
Only the commandant's eyes seemed to
bo alive , but they still lived and glistened
still with a flame of obstlmita energy. This
tlmo the right side hud been stricken , and
the attack had stopped all speech. Yet ho
stammered a few words and made them un
derstand ho wished to dlo there ; that they
must not move him , nnd not nnnoy him any
further. Having no relations at Lourdes ,
whore nobody knew anything nbout his past
or his family , having lived for the three
paat years by his slight employment about
the station , ho had a perfectly happy air ,
and saw his ardent wish , his soul wish ,
realized that of dying , of falling Into eter
nal sleep , that great restorer. His eyes
o.xpresscd his great joy.
"Have you any wish to express ? " asked
Abbo Judalno. "Can wo bo of any use to
you In nny way ? "
No , no ! Ills cyca answered that ho was
all right ; lie was content. For thrco jeara
ho had never got up In the morning without
hoping that by night ho might Bleep in the
cemetery. When the sun aliono he seemed
to say , with an envious air : "Ah , what a
flnb day to dlo ! " And It was very welcome ,
that death , who came to fr a him from
this oxccrnbla existence. Dr. Chassalgno
said , In a bitter tone , to the old priest ,
who was asking him to try some remedy ;
"I can do nothing. Science Is Impotent ,
lie Is doomed. "
Just then an old woman , a pilgrim , nbout
SO years old , who hnd lost her way , entered
the shed. Shu dragged herself along with
a htlcl ; . limping and humpbacked , shrunken
as uin.ill as a. child , and allllctsd with all the
Ills of extreme old ago , and slio carried ,
hung on a string , n can filled with water
from Lourdcs. in order to prolong still
further this old ago. In the awful state of
ruin that had fallen on hor. For u moment
her senile Imbecility left her. She gazed at
this man stretched stlflly out. who- was
dying. Then with a. grnndmother'a klnd-
lioartudness alio expressed a kindred feeling
in her troubled eyes , and the fraternal sen
sation of a very old nml suffering person
made her com nearer. With her feeble ,
shaking fingers she undid her can and held
It out toward the man.
To Abbo Judalna It came like a sudden
light , an Inspiration from on high. He ,
who had prayed to much for the euro of
Mme. Dleulafay , and to whom the Holy
Virgin had not listened , seemed filled once
more with fresh faith , convinced that U the
commandant would ilrlnK ho would be
healed. Ho foil on his knees , on the edge
of the mattress ; "Oh , my brother ! God
has sent for this woman. Reconcile your
self with God , drink and pray , while wo
ourselves will Implore with all our Souls
for dlvlno mercy , God wishes to prove his
power. God will perform the. great miracle
of causing you to stand up , tnnt you may
pass long years on this earth , to love Him.
and glorify Hlrn. "
No , no. tha shining eyes of the command *
ant cried. No ! Should he be as mean as
these flocks of pilgrims who came so far
through no much fatlgiio. to crawl sobbing
on the ground , supplicating heaven to let
thorn llvo a month , a. year , ten years more !
It was so good , so simple to dlo quietly lit
ono's bcdl Ono just turned to the wall and
< "Irlnk , oh , my brother ! , I conjure you.
U Is llfo that you will drink , strength and
health , and with It the joy of living. Drink ,
that you may become young , to recommence
a pious existence , Drink , that you may
sing the praises of the dlvlrvo Mother , who
will have saved your soul and body. She
has spoken , for resurrection Is certain.
No , no. The eyes refused , pushed nway
llfo with growing obstinacy ; nnd now ho
mingled a dumb fear of the miracle. The
commandant did not bcllovo , nnd for the
past three years had shrugged his shoulders
at their pretended cures. Hut can ono ever
bo stiro In this droll world ? Sometimes
very extraordinary things happen by chancel
And If , perhaps , their water really pos
sessed some supernatural virtue , and If
they forced him to drink It , It would bo so
terrlblo to live again , to recommence his
serving time , that abomination of Lazarus I
that piteous elect ono of the great miracle ,
who had twice suffered. } 'o , no , ho would
not drink. Ho would not tempt the fearful
chance of a resurrection.
"Urlnk drink , my brother , " repealed the
old priest , won by his tears ; "do not harden
your heart by refusing celestial blcsilng . "
Then wns cnncted a terrlblo scene. The
half dead man raised himself , though bound
by suffocation , by the fearful cords of pa
ralysis , untied his fettered tongue for an
Instant , stammering In a hoarse voice the
"No , no , no ! "
Plerro wni obliged to lead away the poor
old pilgrim , and put her In the way she
wished to P.O. She hnd not comprehended
the refusal of the water that she was carryIng -
Ing off as an Inestimable treasure , even the
gift of eternity , from God to those poor
pcoplo who did not wish to die. Limping ,
humpbacked and dragging along by the aid
of her stick what wns left of hqr sorrowful
eighty years , she disappeared In the trampIng -
Ing crowd , devoured by her pa slon to live ,
craving nlr , sunlight and noise.
Mnrlo and her father shuddered at the
sight of this desire fur death , this overpow
ering longing for oblivion , displayed by the
commandant. Ah ! to sleep , sleep without
dreaming. Nothing In the world could bo
so delightful ! He had not the hope of an
other , better life , or any desire to be at last
happy , In a paradise of equality nnd justice.
To him came only the need of a black night ,
a sleep without end , the joy of cxi-tlng no
more , the felicity of the moment ho should
cease to live. Dr. Chassalgne gave a shiver ,
for ho nourished but ono slnglo thought , nnd
he , too , nwalted with Joy the call to de
part. Hut In the future existence his be
loved dead , his wife and daughter , were
were waiting to meet him , In the life eter
nal , and what a hand of ice clutched his
heart If ho thought for a single Instant that
ho would not find them again !
Abbe Judalne raised himself painfully. Ho
thought he noticed that the commandant's
eyes were flxed upon Marie. Despairing at
his own useless supplications , he wanted to
show him an example of this goodness of
God , that he was now refusing.
"You recognize her , do you not ? Yes , It
Is the young girl who arrived on Saturday ,
jo very III , paralyzed In both legs. And
now look nt her , so well , so strong nnd
beautiful. Heaven has shown her Its favor ,
and she has regained her youth , and the
long life she wns born to exist in. Have
you no regrets , ns you look on her ? Would
you wish her to bo dead , too , this child , and
would you advise her not to drink ? "
The commandant could no longer answer ,
but his eyes never left Marie's youthful face ,
on which ho read such happiness In living
again , such a vnst hope for the numerous to
morrows of the future , and great tears
formed and rolled from his eyelids all down
his cold , pale cheeks. He certainly wept
for her , for he thought of the other miracle
he had wished for her If she were cured
that of being happy ! It was the pity of an
old man who knew well all the miseries of
thin world , and who realized all the sorrows
that awaited this creature. Ah ! the poor ,
sad woman ! How many times perchance
may she regret not to have died wheii she
was only 20 !
The commandant's eyes grew dull , as If
thojo flnal tears had melted them. The end
had como. Coma bet In and his conscious
ness departed with his last breath. He
turned over and died !
Dr. Chassalgno Instantly said to Marie
"The train Is going. Hurry ! Hurry ! "
It was true , for a loud ringing of bells was
distinctly heard In the midst cf the tumult
Increased by the crowd. And the doctor ,
having given the body In charge or two
stretcher bearers to bo taken away later
when the train should no longer be there ,
went with nls friends as far ns their railway
Every ono hurried. Abbo Judalno In des
pair had rejoined them after saying a short
prayer for the repose of that rebellious soul.
But ns Marie , followed by Pierre and M.
de Guersalnt , was running down the plat
form , she was once moro stopped by Dr.
Bonamy. who presentsd her In triumph
to Father Fourcado.
"fteverend father , here Is Mile , do Guer
salnt , the young girl who was so miracu
lously cured on Monday. "
The priest gave n beaming smile , like that
of a general to whoin Is brought the news
ot n most decisive victory.
"I know. I know. I was there. My dear
daughter , God has blessed you above nil
others. Go and ndore His name. "
Ho then congratulated M. do Guersalnt ,
whoso paternal pride enjoyed this greatly.
The ovation was beginning again the con
cert of loving words nnd astonished looks
that had followed the young girl nil the
morning in the streets ot Lourdcs , and
that again surrounded her at the last inln-
ute before her departure. The bell had to
ring again , for n circle of enchanted pil
grims had formed , and It seemed as though
she bore In her own person the glory of
the entire pilgrimage' , that should hence
forth bo told out In the four quarters of
At this moment Plerro wns greatly touched
to notice the Borrowing group that hud
formed just near them , consisting of M.
Dloulufay und Mine. Jutisser. Their looks
were centered on Marie , nnd they were as
surprised ns every ono else to see the ex
traordinary rcsuncctlon of this young girl ,
so lovely and well , that they had seen
helpless , wasted , and whoso face had been
pale ns ashes. Why this ; child ? Why not
that young woman , the beloved wlfo , that
they were taking back In a dying condition ?
Tholr confusion and shame seemed to In
crease , nnd they drew back In their distress
nt seeming so rich , and It was a comfort to
them when three stretcher bearers had with
great dllllculty got Mine. Dleulafay up Into
the first clnbs compartment and they were
able to disappear In turn , accompanied by
Abba Judaluo. The olllcials were already
calling out :
"All aboard ! All aboard ! " Father Mas-
sals , who had charge of the pious direction
of the train , had taken his seat , leaving on
the platform Father Fourcade , who leaned
heavily on Dr. Bonamy's shoulder. Gerard
and Burtliaud rapidly bowed once moro to
the ladles , whllo Hnymomlo got In with
Mme , Desagneaux nnd Mine. Volmar , who
wore each Installed In their corner , and
Mmo. do Jonqulere finally run to her car
riage , which she reached at the same time
ns the Da Guersalnts. Every ono pushed ,
there wore cries , calls , and hurried runs
from ono end ot the Interminable train to
the other , ni\cl \ now they had attached the
engine u vast brass machine that shone
like a star ,
Pierre made Marie get up before ho did ,
when M , Vlgneron came tearing back , cry
ing : "U is good , It Is good. "
And , very red lu the face , lie showed his
ticket. Ho ran aa far aa the compartment
that contnlned his wlfo and son to announce
the good news to them.
Aa boon aa Marie and her father were
comfortably settled Plerro remained n mo
ment longer on the platform with Dr. Chas
salgno , who embraced him like a father.
He tried to persuade him to come back to
Paris , to come back onca more to his. old
llfo. But the old physician shook bis head :
"No , no , dear child ; I shall stay hero.
They are here. They keep watch over me. "
Ho meant his beloved dead. Then ho
added , greatly overcome and sDftly : "Good-
"Not goodby , doctor , but till we meet
"Yea , yes , goodby. The commandment
was right after all. There _ Is nothing BO
good aa to dlo but to live again. "
Baron Hulro lud ordered the white flags
taken down that were at either end ot the
train. The cries ot the employes became
more and mora linporlous. "All aboard )
Alt aboard1 ! The pushing waa worsa tb.au
ever , the Ut one * rushing wildly , all In
perspiration and quUo breathless. In the
railway carriages Mmo. do Jonqulcro and
Slstor Hyaclntho wcro counting their load.
La Orlvotto , KIsIC Houquet And Sophie
Coutcau wcro all th ey Mme. Sabathler was
sitting In her place. , opposite her husband ,
who , with half c/gseq eyes , waa patiently
awaiting the start ] , Then a volco nuked :
"And Mmo. VincentIs , she not going back
with us ? " '
Sister Hyaclnthe , , who waa leaning out ,
exchanging a final smllo with Pcrrnnd , who
stood on the doorstep1 ot the canteen van ,
cried , "Hero she Is. "
Mmo. Vlnodnt was tunning across the lines ,
the very last , breathless and haggard , and
with an Involuntary glance Plerro looked nt
her arms. They were empty !
Now all the doors were shut and slammed
to , ono after the other. All the carriages
wcro full and there remained nothing but to
glvo the signal to start. 1'udllng , smoking ,
the cnglno gave a first whlsle , shrill with
delight , and just then the sun , that had been
ovcrcurt till now , came out of the light
clouds and shown down resplcndcntly upon
the train , making the engine look like gold
ns If It were starting for the paradise of
story books. It was a departure filled wlht
childish gayety , without any bitterness what
soever. All the Invalids appeared to bo
cured. In splto of their going back In just
the same state as thnt In which they had
been brought , they seemed comforted , hap
pier , for an hour at least. And thcro was
not the least jealousy to spoil .the fraternal
feeling. These who had not been cured were
bright and triumphant over the euro ot
others. Their turn would surely como. The
miracle of the previous day meant n formal
promise to them of a future miracle to come.
At the end of those three days of ardent sup
plication the fever of doslro still continued ,
and the faith of the forgotten ones remained
as keen as ever In the certitude that the
Holy Virgin had simply put them off till later
for their soul's salvation. In every one , In
all these miserable creatures hungering for
life , burned the Inextinguishable llaino ot
love , an Invlnclblo hope , so that as they got
Into the. crowded carriages , the last burst of
Joy , a turbulent exuberance of happiness ,
through laughter nnd cries , came the words ,
"Until next year. Wo will como again. Wo
expect to como again. " And the llttlo sis
ters of the Assumption gayly clapped their
hands , while the chant of gratitude , the
Magnificat , sung by 800 pilgrims , swelled and
"Magnificat anlma mea Domlnum. "
The station master , with waving arms ,
then gave the signal. Once moro the en
gine whistled , then moved and rolled out
Into the brilliant sunshine as Into a glory.
Father Kotireado had remained on the
platform , leaning on Dr. Ilonamy's shoulder
suffering greatly from his leg , but bowing
all the same with smiles at the departure of
his children , while Dcrtlmnd , Gerard and
Baron Sulre formed another group , and near
them Dr. Chassalgne nnd M. Vlgneron
waved their handkerchiefs. Happy faces
hung out of all the departing doors , hand
kerchiefs also Iluttered In the breeze caused
by the motion ot the train. Mine. Vlgneron
forced llttlo Gustavo to show his palo face.
Kor a long time Haymonde's waving hand
might be seen sending back salutations.
Hut Marie was the very last to gaze at
Lourdes , as It faded away among the green
Thus the train disappeared across the
bright country , triumphant , resplendent ,
glowing out , yet chanting In a loud voice :
"Et exultavlt sjllrltus meus In Ueo salu-
" ' " ' '
tari meo !
Once more the white train started In mo
tion , now on the return trip bound for Paris.
And In the third , clas's car , where the Mag
nificat , In the highestpitch of shrill voices ,
drowned the rumbling pi the wheels. It was the
same scenet the 'spinel stirring and common
hospital section thpt jijie took In at a single
glance over the , tow partitions. In the dis
order and disarrangement of a temporary
ambulance. HaJfH cpjicealed under the seat
were the vases , basins' brooms and sponges.
And everywhere ypereplled , packages , misera
ble collections of poor , soiled garments , encumbering -
cumbering the air again ; bundles , bags hung
on the copper pegs , where they swung with
out cease. The sam'6 Sisters of the Assumption ,
the same hospital nurses were there with
their sick charge's1 ! Jti the crowd of hearty
pilgrims , already "suffering from the enervat
ing heat and the unbearable odors. There was
still In the rear the section filled with women ,
where ten pilgrims pressed close against
ono another , young ones and old ones , all
with the same affliction of ugliness , sang
noisily in an unpleasant and false key.
"At what time will wo be In Paris ? " M.
do Guorsaint asked Pierre.
"Tomorrow , at about 2 o'clock In the after
noon , I think , " replied the priest.
Since the start Marie had looked at the
latter with air of uneasy preoccupation , as
though filled with a deep grief that she did
not express. She found , however , n smile
Indicating her return to good health.
"Twenty-two hours on the road , eh ? It will
bo less long and less hard to stand than
the going , " she said.
"Besides that , " put In her father , "we
have left people there ; we are very com-
The absence of Mme. Maze loft a free
corner at the end of the seat , that Marie
who was now sitting , no longer filled with
her wheeled chair ; little Sophie had been
placed In the neighboring compartment , vacated
cated by Brother Isador and
Martha , who had remained In the servlco of
pious lady In Lourdes. it was said. On
the other side Mme. da Jonqulere and Sister
of nn extra
Hyaclnthe also hail the advantage
tra seat that of Mme. Vetu. They had.
besides the Idea of getting rid of Ellso Uou-
nuet by placing her with Sophie , so that
the Sabathler family
there only remained
La Grivotte. Thanks to this new arrangement -
suflocatlng , and there was
ment It was less
a chance for a little , sleep.
The last verso of the Magnificat was sung
arranged themselves as comfortably
fortably as possible , and put their little
household in order. was. above all. es
sential o find places for the llttlo tin cans ,
ulled with water , that Incommoded
The shades of all the windows on the
legs left had been pulled down , for the sun's
train and came
nbllnuo rays fell on the
ttSi with fiery heat. But the recent
storms should have laid the dust , and the
night would certainly be fresh. Then , thcro
less suffering ; death had carr ed away
thosu most nflllcted. and there remained only
nvallds , stupefied , benumbed by fatigue ,
falling Into a gradual torpor. There was
Son to como a reaction from the stupor
that always follows great mental shocks.
The souls had made their effort , the mira
cles had been performed , and relaxation
began In the stupefaction of a profound
' Tarbes all were preoccupied ; they
nil settled down and resumed possession of
their seats. As they drew out of that sta
tion Sister Hyaclnthe got up and clapped
" children ! " she exclaimed , , "wo must
not forgot' the Holy Virgin , who has been
so good. Let usbegin , the rosary. "
The whole car said with her the first
beads the five happy1 mysteries , the Annun
ciation , the Visitation , the Nativity , the
Purification nnd 'Jestls refound. Then they
chanted the hymn , "Sco the Heavenly Arch
angel , " In tones'so loud that peasants work
ing In the ftelds ; raised their lioada to see
the passing traln | 'from which the song
Marie looked o'nt frith admiration at the
surrounding country , nnd the vast sky that
had gradually loht Its clouds and become
a brilliant blue. 'It w-as the beautiful close
of n fine day. Her eyes wandered back to
Plerro nnd remained i fixed on him with that
mute sadness that bad firmly obscured them ,
when wild soba suddenly broke out before
her , The hymn wu finished , Mme. Vincent
cried out , stainmcHng In Jumbled words ,
strangled by learn. >
"Ah , my poorvllttlo girl ! Ah , my Jewel ,
my treasure , my life ! "
She had until than remained In her corner ,
keeping to. herself and attracting no atten
tion , Slio bad been mournful ami had had
no word to cay as she sat with her lips
closed , her eyelids cast down , as though
to further Isolate herself In the depths of
her awful sorrow. But on opening her
eyes she had perceived the leather strap
that hung near the door. The Bight of that
strap which her child had touched , with
which her cblld had played , had thrown her
Into such despair that the. spasm took away
her desire for silence.
"Oh , my poor llttlo Hose. Her little hand
seized that and she turned It , she looked
at It , It was surely her last plaything. Ah.
wo were there together , she still lived , I
still held her on my knees , In my arms.
It was then to nice , so nice ! And I no
longer have her , and I'll ' never have her
again , my poor little Hose , ray poor little
Having , sobblug , she looked at her empty
knees , her empty arms , with which she no
longer know what to do. She had so long
rocked , so long carried her daughter , that
now It wat as though a part of her being
had been amputated , a limb taken from her ,
leaving her lessoned , without occupation ,
wild to feel her members useless. Her arms ,
her knees wcro In her way.
I'lcrro anil Marie , deeply touched , had
quickly found kindly words and tried to console -
solo the distracted mother. Llttlo by little ,
through the disconnected sentences that she
nttorcd between her sobs , they learned the
Calvary that she had climbed since her
daughtcr'1) death. When she had on the
preceding morning carried the dead child In
her arms through the storm , she must have
walked a long time In this manner , blind ,
deaf nnd beaten by the torrents of win.
She no longer remembered the places she
hnd passed , the street that she had followed ,
through that Infamous LourdcH , thnt child-
killing Lourdcs that she cursed.
"Oh , I don't remember , I don't remem
ber , " she cried. "Yes , some people took me
In , had pity on me some people I don't
know , who llvu somewhere. Oh , I don't re
member , some place. "P there , very fur , at
the other end of the town. But surely they
are very poor people , because I recall 1 was
In a very poor room , with my poor little
girl , grown cold , that they had put Into their
At this recollection n new fit of sobbing
shook her body suffocated her.
"No. no , I did not wish to part from her
dear little body by leaving It In that horrid
town. And I can't say exactly but It must
have been those poor people who showed
mo the way. Wo walked far , oh , over so
far , andwo , saw all the gentlemen of the
pilgrimage nnd of the train. I kept saying to
them : 'What difference does It make to you ?
Let me take her back to Paris In my arms.
I brought her that way when she was alive ;
I surely can take her away dead. Nobody
will notice anything. They'll all think she
Is asleep. ' And everybody all the officials
cried out and sent mo nwny as though I
asked them something horrible. Then I fin
ished by tnlklng stupidly to them : Don't you
think that when so many stories nro told ,
that when they bring so many people sick
unto death , that they should take care to
bring back the dead ? And at the station ,
do you know what they finally asked me
for ? Three hundred francs ! Yes. It seems
that that Is the price. Lord ! Three hundred
francs ! And I , who came with 30 francs In
my pocket , and who now have only B ! I
don't earn that much In six months' serving.
They should have asked me for my life ; I
would have given It up so willingly. Three
hundred francs ! Three hundred francs for
that poor llttlo blrdllko body , that would
have consoled me so If I could have carried
it on my knees ! "
Then she muttered her woes to herself.
"Oh , " she resumed , "If you knew all the
sensible things these poor people said to In
duce mo to leave. A working woman like
me , with work waiting , should go back to
Paris ; and then I couldn't afford to lose my
return ticket , and I must take the train at
forty minutes past 3. They said besides that
wo must put up with many things when we
are not rich. For only the rich keep their
dead nnd do with their dend what they will
Isn't thnt so ? I don't remember , nnd 1
don't remember again. I did not even know
the time. I would never hnvo been able to
flnd the station. After the burial over there ,
In a place where there were two trees , I
suppose those poor people took me from there
half crazy and led me to the car and pushed
mo In Just the moment the trnln stnrtpd.
But what n tearing away It was ! Just as
though my heart had remained under the
earth , and It's awful ! That Is awful , my
God ! "
"Poor woman , " murmured Marie. "Be
brave ; Implore the Holy Virgin for the help
that she never refuses to the aifllcted. "
"That Is not true ; the Holy Virgin makes
sport of me ; the Holy Virgin Is a liar ! Why
did she deceive mo ? I would never have
gone to Lourdes If I had not heard that voice
In n church. My little girl would still bo
alive , and perhaps , the physicians would have
saved her for me. And I , who would not for
all the world have put my feet Insldo a
priest's house. Oh , I was right. Indeed !
There Is no Holy Virgin ; there Is no good
God ! "
And she kept up without resignation , with
out Illusion or hope , blaspheming in her violent
lent vulgarity of the common herd , declaim
ing the sufferings of her flesh so loudly that
Sister Hyaclnthe Interfered.
"Unfortunate woman , keep still. It Is
God who -Is punishing you by keeping your
wound bleeding. "
The bceno had lasted for a long time , and
as they passed with full steam on through
niscle she again clapped her hands , giving
the signal for singing , "Laudate , laudato
"Come , come , my children , all together and
with all your heart. "
On earth and In sky
Let all that bo
In sweetest song cry ,
Mother , to thee ,
Laudate , laudute , luudate Marlam.
Mme. Vincent , whose voice was drowned by
this loving hymn , sobbed only through her
hands , which she held to her mouth , having
come to the end of her rebellion , with no
strength left nnd with the trembling feeble
ness ot a poor woman overcome by sorrow
All In the wagon after the hymn felt worn
out There were only Sister Hyaclntho ,
still vivacious , and Sister Claire des Anges ,
sweet , serious and slender , who were , ns
when they left Paris , as during their stay
In Lourdcs , of a professional serenity ac
customed to everything , victorious over all
In the light gayety of their white stomacher
and cap. Mme. de Jonqulere , who had not
slept scarcely at all for flvo days , made great
efforts to keep her poor eyes open , charmed
with the trip , however , returning with a
joyful heart at having her daughter married
and bringing back with her the best miracle ,
a woman of whoso miraculous euro every one
was taiklng. She was counting on having
a good sleep that night , desplto the jolting ,
but she still had vague fears on the subject
of La Grivotte , who appeared to her pe
culiar , excited , haggard , with wandering eyes
and purple spots on her cheeks. On ten
occasions she had tried to get her to keep
quiet , without succeeding In restraining
her from moving , with hands clasped and
eyes closed. Happily , the other sick women
dl not cause her any bother , as they were
all so much relieved or so tired that they
were already asleep. Ellso Itouquct had
bought herself a pocket mirror , a largo ,
round glass , Into which she never tired lookIng -
Ing , considering herself beautiful , noting
from minute to mlnuto the progress ot her
cure , with coquetry that Induced her to
purse her lips and try to smile , now that
her monster's face was becoming human.
As for Sophie Coutcau , she played nicely.
She had taken off her own stockings , and ,
as nobody asked to see her foot , elie kept
saying thnt she must have had a pebble In
her shoe : as no attention wan paid to the
llttlo foot healed by the Holy Virgin , she
held It In her hands , petted It and seemed
pleased to touch It ami to play with It.
M. de Guorsaint had stood up , leaning his
elbow on the partition , to talk to M.
"Oh , father , father , " suddenly said Marie ,
"see this dent In the wood. It was the Iron
work on my wheel chair that did It. "
This mark that she had found made horse
so happy that In an Instant she forgot the
secret sorrow that she seemed anxious to
conceal. Just aa Mme. Vincent had sobbed
on noticing the leather strap that her llttlo
daughter had touched , she hid at once
given way to joy at the sight of that dent
that recalled her long martyrdom , on that
occasion with the trouble gone , vanished
Iko a nightmare.
"To think that It Is scarcely four days
ago I was lying there , I could not stir , and
now I go and come and I am at case , my
God ! "
Pierre and M. do Guersalnt smiled at her.
Then M. Sabathler , who had overheard , said
"U Is very true , wo leave a llttlo of our
selves In such things , In our sufferings , In
our hopes , and when wo find them again
.hey speak to us , they recall their existence ,
; hey sadden us or make us happy. "
With an air of resignation , he had re
mained silent In his corner since the start
'rom Lourdea and even his wife , when she
tad wrapped up his legs and aaked If he was
n pain , had only obtained from him a shake
of the head. He was not Buffering , but he
was overwhelmed by extreina dejection.
"U Is so with me , you see , " ho continued.
'During the long trip going I had occupied
ny mlud counting the friezes up there on
he celling. There were twelve rows from
ho lamp to the door. I have just counted
hem again and there are naturally still
thirteen. It Is Ilko this copper knob be-
sldo me. You cannot conceive the dreams
had lu seeing It shine during the night
when tha abbe road to us the history of
Jcrnsdette. Yes , I saw myself cured. I
WAS mnklnu the trip to Home , of which I
have been talking for twenty years. I
walked , I wondered about the world ; In n.
word foolish and charming dreams. And
now wo are on otif way back to Pnrls , thcro
are thirteen rows up there , the knob shines ,
all that tells mo that I am again on the
seat with my dead legs. Well , It's under
stood I am nnd I will remain a poor old
finished creature. "
Two tears appeared In his oycs ; ho wns
doomed to nn hour of hideous bitterness. But
ho lifted his great square head , with a jaw
Indicating patient obstlnatlon.
"This wns the seventh year that I have
been to Lourdcs , nnd the Holy Virgin has
not listened to mo , No matter , though ;
Hint will not prevent mo from returning next
year. Perhaps she will finally design to
listen to me. "
He did not revolt. Pierre , In talking , re
mained astounded at the persistent , long-
lived belief , that returned In spite of all
the cultured brain of that Intellectual man.
On what ardent deslro for euro and for life
wore based such disregard of evidence , such
blinding wish ? He had determined to bo
saved outside Of all natural probabilities ,
when experience of the miracle had failed
him so many times. Ho had attributed
hla latest check to lil'l distraction before the
grotto , to his probably Insufilclont repent
ance , to many kinds of minor Sins , which had
doubtless displeased the Holy Virgin. He
had already determined to do nine days
pennnco the following year'before going to
"That reminds me , " ho resumed , "you
know about the good luck my substitute
had. Yes , you remember ; that consumptive
for whom I paid the fifty francs for the trip ;
who was being treated in the hospital. Well ,
he has been radically cured. "
"Heally ; a consumptive ! " cried M. do Guer
salnt. , ,
"Certainly , sir ; cured by the divine hand !
I had seen him so low , so yellow , so
shrunken ; nml he came to the hospital to
sco me , quite restored. Indeed , I gave htm
flvo francs. "
Pierre had to suppress n smile , for ho
knew the story , having heard Dr. Chas-
salgno tell It. The claimant of n miraculous
cure wns a feigner , whose tricks were finally
discovered by the .Medical Bureau of Au
thentications. H must have been the third
year that ho presented himself there , the
first tlmo for paralysis , the second for n
tumor , both effectually cured. Each tlmo
ho had himself taken around , lodged nnd
fed , and he left only nfter he hnd been over
whelmed with charity. Ho was formerly a
hospital attendant , nnd ho wrinkled his
face , transformed his appearance nnd ns-
sumed the symptoms of Illness with such
extraordinary art that It wns only by chance
that Dr. Bonamy discovered the fraud. The
priests had promptly exacted silence about
the affair. What would have been the use
to make this scandal a text for newspaper
jokes ? When they discovered such fraudu
lent miracles they were content to get the
guilty parties out of the way. The frauds
were , as a matter of fact , quite scarce , not
withstanding the funny stories about
Lourdes spread by Voltairian wits. Alas !
outside ofalth , folly and Ignorance suffice.
M. Sabathler was greatly moved by that
Idea that heaven had cured that man , sent
at his expense , while ho himself returned
impotent , still In the same lamentable con
dition. He sighed , and he could not lieip
adding , with a touch of envy in his resig
"Well , after all , the Holy Virgin must
understand what she does. Neither you nor
I will demand an explanation for her con
duct , will we ? When It pleases her to look
toward me she- will always flnd mo at her
At Mont de Marsan , after the Angelus ,
Sister Hyaclnthe had the second string on
the beads told , the five painful mysteries
Jesus In the Garden of Olives , Jesus whipped ,
Jesus crowned with thorns , Jesus carrying
His cross , Jesus dying on the cross. Then
they dived In the car , for there was no stop
before Bordeaux , where they only arrived at
II o'clock at night. All ot the pilgrims'
baskets were stuffed with food , without
counting the milk , bouillon , chocolate and
fruits that Sister St. Francois had sent
from the canteen. There were fraternal
divisions ; all ate .on their knees like neigh
bors ; each compartment became a common
mess table , and each guest contributed his
share to the meal. They had finished and
put away the rest of the bread and the
greasy papers when they passed Morceaux.
"My children. " said Sister Hyacinthe , get
ting up , "tho evening prayers. "
Then followed a confused murmur , Paters ,
Avcs , an examination of conscience , an act
of contrition , an abandonment of self to
God , to the Holy Virgin and to the saints ,
devoted thanks for a happy day , concluded
by a prayer for the living and for the faith
"At 10 o'clock , when we will be at La-
mothe. " resumed the nun , "I warn you
that I shall exact silence. But I believe
that you will alt be very good and that there
will be no necessity of rocking you. "
That caused a laugh. It was half past
8. Night hod slowly enveloped the coun
try. T'liT Tillls alone retained the faint
farewell of dusk , whllo the thick cloak of
darkness cohered the lowlands. The train ,
with all steam on , entered an Immense plain ,
and there was only a sea of shadows where
It rolled over onward under a blue black
sky riddled with stars.
For a moment Plerro had been watching
the movements of La Grlvotto. While thu
pilgrims and the Invalids wcro already nod
ding , sunk down amid the baggage , that
fluctuated with every Jolt , she had straight
ened herself , she had clung to the partition
In a sudden agony. And , under the pale ,
yellow , dancing beams of the lamp she
seemed thin again , her face was livid with
a look of torture ,
"Madam , look out ! She will fall , " cried
the priest to Mme. de Jonqulerc , who , with
closed eyes , wns giving awayi to sleep.
The latter made haste , but Sister Hya
clntho had turned with quick motions. She
caught In her arms La Grivotte , who was
thrown to the Beat by a violent attack of
coughing. For flvo minutes the unfortunate
woman choked ; shaken by so bad n cough
that her poor body cracked. Then red
streams ran and she spat out mouthfuls of
"My God , my God ! That Is coming
again , " repeated Mme. de Jonqulero In de
spair. "I feared BO. I wns not cosy to
see her look so strange. Walt , I will sit
by her. "
The nun did not consent to this.
"No , no. madam ; sleep a llttlo , I will
watch. You are not accustomed to It. You
will wind up by making yourself 111. "
She took her place and kept against her
shoulder La Grlvotto's head , wiping the
blood stained lips. The coughing spell
passe- ] , but her weakness became such that
the unfortunate woman scarcely had the
strength to stammer :
"Oh. It is nothing ; it is nothing at all. I
am cured , I am cured ; entirely cured. "
Plerro remained confused. That rapid
rclipso had upset the travelers. Many
raised themselves and looked with terror.
Then all resumed their corners ; no ono
spoke , no ono stirred any more. Plorro
thought about the wonderful medical case
presented by the girl. Her strength re
turned back thcro ; her largo appetite , her
long wnlks , her radiant face , her dancing
limbs then that blood spitting , that cough ,
that lenderi , agonized face , the brutal return
of the Illness , victorious after all. Was It
some peculiar sort of consumption , com
plicated by a nervous disorder ? Was It
some other ailment , an unknown disease
that accompllsed Its end tranquilly
amid contradictory diagnostics. Then
began tha sea of Ignorance and of mistakes
a darkness In which human science Is
rtlll struggling. Ho again saw In his
mind's eye Dr. Chassalgne disdainfully shrug
his shoulders , while Dr. Bonamy , full of
serenity , calmly continued his labar of au
thentication. In the absolute certainty that
nobody could prove to him the Impossibility
of his mlraclcH nny more than ho himself
could have demonstrated their possibility ,
"Oh , I am not afraid , " La Grlvotto kept
murmuring ; "they all told mo then that I
am cured , completely cured. "
( To bo continued next Sunday )
MARRIED AT THE FAIR
A Lost Lover from Ponnsjlvanln Found on
the Groundi ,
r.pft the KrTMono Stale Hick nntl I > l rniirnc < > < '
I-sft 111 11 Dinr , Din I.OTO nnd I'or-
tune to Hook llcnlth In
SAN FHANCISCO. Cnl. , Juno. There was
a pretty scene enacted In tlio Manufactures
ntiil Liberal Arts building nt tlm exposition
on Tuesday. Tlioro wns ft wedding there ,
nnd the only guests were a newspaper man
nnd the gentleman who gave the lirldo
nway. It hnpiicncd just In front of the
booth of ono of the big morning papers ,
nnd was unique- Its way.
The contracting parties were William Hal-
ford Johnson nnd Aimlo Clortriido Hough.
1L appears that it coupleof years ngo Mr.
Johnson , then nbout ! ! S years old , left Ster
ling Hun , In Pennsylvania , and cnmo to Call-
fornl.i. llo wns In that atnto of mind com
monly known nu "on the verge of Insanity. "
Ho confesses that his wretched plight was
duo entirely to debauchery In his younger
days , and neglect of his case when serious
symptoms cropped out. lie says ho wns
"better than half dcnd , without llfo nnd
hope. " Ho loved a joung lady , whoso homo
was In 1'hlladelphln , passionately , but rc <
luctantly ho had to resign nil claim to her
hand , ns ho wns not flt to enter married
life. This mndo him moro despondent than
over , nnd throwing up everything , ho came
to California , hoping that the glorious ell-
mnto ho had heard so much nbout might
restore him somewhat , so that , as ho put
It , "death might come n llttlo bit easier. "
In Monterey ho picked up n San Francisco
morning paper ono day nnd caw an Invest
ment that struck his fancy. Ho decided to
coino hero to close n bargain. Ho did so ,
! but when signing the final papers ho fainted
j In the attorney's olllcc. A messenger wns
Immediately dispatched to the Hudson Medical -
cal Institute , 1032 Market street , nnd ono of
the Specialists hurried to the rescue. The
case proved serious , nnd for some weelts Mr.
Johnson needed unremitting cnre. Hut thcro
; came n blessing Indirectly through the Ill
ness. When ho hn'l somewhat recovered ho
, found ho had perfect confidence In the skill
1 of the physicians of the White Institute , nnd
before ho knew It ho had told them the
i history of his case. Then they proceeded
to treat him with "The Great Hudynn , "
nnd before ho knew It ho wns not only on
I his feet , but fast regaining his old tlmo
1 health and strength.
I Then ho found , after n month or two , that
the specialists \\ere nblo to assure htm that
he could get married with confidence , and
ho was so delighted that ho tried to com
municate with his old love , but she wns not
to bo found. Detectives were employed and
money spent with n liberal hand , nnd n
few weeks ago the search was abandoned aa
Just two weeks ago last Tuesday ho was
standing on the saino spot where ho wns
married , when n gentle hand wns placed on
his shoulder , and some one said , "Will ! "
The onlookers nro not likely to forgot the
scene. Ills old love , Miss Hough , had found
him , nnd that , too , right opposite the booth
of the paper which had Inadvertantly
wrought his recovery. z
There was a quiet little breakfast at the
Palace afterwards , the best man the mana
ger of the Hudson Medical Institute being
the only guest except a representative of
the morning paper referred to.
Said Mr. Johnson : "Tho 'Great Hudyan'
gave mo back my llfo. No friend could do
The happy couple will not go back cast
Just yet , for Miss Hough or rather , Mrs.
Johnson Is Infatuated with California.
A large consignment of California pears
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