The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 2, 1892 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 2, 1892
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STOHY OF A am* HKIJCIT B. Hr wao, witn iron win, nau B matters into his owii hand from moment he had discovered the crime had administered chloroform , taMf in the vel> y i«3tant of her return ;K m sciousuesSi so that she hudscarce- r sinking into obiiv- ft*'and thi3 he had done so ruthlessly, « entirely against the doctor's com- I'LidS, that he had been warned by Km that it would be murder if slie died rUr will abide by the issue," Mr. Eyre ','tod said, and the whole nignt through '. never left her side, till with ihn strug- 'flinifdawn had eoine a new Hie, and 'I'lriifcaphnd awakened to that t.ise of ' ko'ay Unit in cruelly hurt, people so often precedes death. . • it a pang seized his heart to think H, a t somewhere she would awaken 'lonely! unprepared, not looking to the :L,.y beyond, but backward, sireiehing ' out ner arms to dear ones froth Jffiiora s he had set out with no word of parting, ' le put thetliotight by—sue had ; nosiu to repent ot—others could pray 'for her, and deep down in the man's ituliboru heart struggled vague inaru- ctilnte cries—it is by our human atl'.;c- , tjona that we struggle ii[) to tho.,e spiritual yearnings in which we recognize : "I'm so tired." she said, "but 1 don't want to fall asloep just yet—it seems almost wicked to be so perfectly happy, |:ssif one must be paid out for it by atid I by—there was only one little thing, and Itbat lias come straight too, just in time I—but I'll tell you about that when I wake up—and you won't be airri-y with J her any more. And you'll toll Frank l.howwell I am, and how happy—-ovne- | l ,how I had an instinct last n'uht, that, [something washing to happen—I'm afraid my little baby won't lie very |-strong at first,"' r,he added wistfully, "but we'll take such care of her—you land I—and you always thought you | : 'could love something that w.ishke m.!'' "How quiet you are.''she said, at'ter i'a little pause, in which the i-v.-SLa.-iy I of spirit that possessed her, rose higher; 1''but you've hail a loner, try hi',' niirht— lay your head down on my shoulder. J and'we'll botii -jo to siei-p— but I should (illketosee the c;:iidren tirst." "They siiail ci.'uie pres-.-ntly." he said. selfish in his iove for her to tiie ladn.and grudging each priceless motut-nt that was hoc given to himself. "How fond they will be of her," she •said, a faint saiiie gathering o;i her beautiful, wan li'.w: "and when 1 set up, 1 shall be able to run about, and jump and play as I used to do when you called me your Madcap, and Til lead r you to many a dance yet," the dimples I showed in lier white cheeks—"but you'll I'catch me up, as you always did, however much 1 might seem "to gee ahead : at first and Ctinstmas is coming, the happiest Christmas I shall ever have kno'.vn." : \Vould it be? O, God! if he could only .besure of that—if he could only know that however miserable himself, somewhere she was happy—his one earthly- stake had been her happiness, and if he svou that, at w!::i>ver cost to himself he might surelv be reckoned a man not worsted by faw, buc victorious, since I upon himself only fell the punishment : of his sin. "I think I could sleep now," she said; '.'and her voice V.-;LS weaker than it had 'been a few rn-auti?-* aio: "but you'll call the chiidiTMi n'rec—-''then lay with her eyes tixi-d on tue door, IL.itening for the uctle footsteps chat soon were heard approachinj. Iiody came danein-z in, half drsosed, and ran to ht-r. laughing; but Doune, who understood better,stoo-i just with- intae thresh,>l-l. his lip uangina, and bis heart pier;. j il by n, trouble that he only vaguely nnderstood. Body hairchmlwil upon the bed. and throwii his arms round her necfc, then I cept tinder tue coverlid. a:i-.l drawing it up about his neck, tried to nestle to her side, and shu: uis eyes. "S:ep wiz mummy!" he said. 'la 'oo quite couifble;-" he added, wishing tiat his father would take his arm away •'.Jnd so let him creep the cloaer to her I She pressed the little curly head to I kr bosom, and kissed it; then beckon- 'slto Doane, who came slowly, and looking at her with an earnestness that somehow threw a new light on his tiiaraccer and. made her kiss him all ; ttft more tenderly for the though;; that hitherto she had undervalued his attec- -. When Josephine had placed a little -white bundle in her arms, she whisper• edto- Mr, Eyre, "You'll kiss her hrst: mdth'.s he did. but stooping his h^ad fa such: fashion than she could not see fefare, while on either side ot her the fetle. brothers U'.-'-AI with awe on the Oysterious atom chat father hail actually condescended to liisa. u Tou"vv "ot a sister, my hearts " sne^said, as Dody came close, anil loo km I in cue tiny f,u:,- than already • Jeenieil ti/hiitf:.' soiu-.-oiimg or lie r own bole; -and you'll love her, and be kind But while Dody tried to take the baby out of Ma-leap's arms Doune • stood aloof, soar.' -.ow convmcml thac t t was the cause of Ins moch.H-'s looicmg soai'eli; aa-i; when her anus rew-i.^ 1 Ibaiii hol,l, and the two boys wer» !"• away,. IIH was sure sin-: musi; be very 6f Do<ly'a st-)lw would have THE UPPER DBS MOINES, ALQONA. IOWA, WEDNEBBAY, NOVEMBER 2.18JI2. '"'IJMMBBMIiMMIMWyaMMMlllK^^^^^Mi"^* 1 IREMARKABLE WILLS au till Imlia, in Dody on his c.yi, aim no had been told to be v.-rv m-, ml t ,P re30lltl y il '« vo.,1,1 sec miuu- mv, and she would take him nrrns, and she would kiss him the pam would so quite away. l > IPI pip V i ai , ted P a!iR »«y for awhile, then neelal down; ami putting his lips to ie keyhole, said in a whisper' Mummy! mummy!" then, as he sot no reply laid the bunch of flowers down on the threshold, and anplyim? his two hub hands to the lock, contrived to Luru it, picked up his flowers, and went . The blinds were down, the room was in twilight. All looked cold andstrange —that .shrouded outline on the bed was strau-est of ail-that was not mummy; ie would go clown stairs and look for iier. As he ran out of the room, his face bright with the thought that he would so soon see her, lie saw Frank approaching, and flew to meet him. "F'owera for mummy!" he shouted, holding them up. "M- picked them for her all my own soil', but me can't (hid her:" adding earnestly, as lie slipped his hands into Frank's, "have you seen lier anywherei 1 " I don't know why the sight of a little happy child, running to his dead mother with flowers in his hands, calling aloud her name in full confidence of finding lr-r, should pi"ix-o a voting man's heart inure df'o-,)iy than if IK: had seen that child cry his" hear;, out on her cold body—but as Frank cau:rht Dody up in his arms, the strain upwi heart and brain was snapped in a rain ot tears that probably saved his reason. '•Don't ky." said Dody. kissing Frank's face: "mummy nut'lik" you to ky; mummy low you, atid D.xly love you too.'' LVrhap.'i if Mr. Eyre could have wept, he would not nowbr- lyiii-4 in l.h- 1 , ;>• >:t room hov.Tii',' betwixt life and death, so that it s.'vni.-'d HI-:.-!y ii'.K on; -;IMVB would bar. iju.ivd I or hu.;band a; id wife; but wh:-u hi.-; p.'.ri'.xy-rii was over. Fra'ik 1'olt tiie power in linn to do that which it hud hiiherto uun./rvjd him even to think of IT: m: dour. ;i:: him s 1 :, ha-lc*: •.-.-:', and i ; • i ;t; proiU.-h.-d in lav. 'He crf-ntiy li;'t»d t'ne linen from her far-:-. Hi.-; "heart crave one f.-onvulaivs .shiidiit-r. and stooJi still. N'o tt.-ars must fall th -r. 1 . and tiie oath that lie had com • r ..> s'.vt-ar by lier pale cold body, dit:ii i-n his tins. Xo: of the death she had ih;-d. b:d of lif; upon which siie ha-l i-i^t-red, he thought a she looked upon her— Tin- .-','.1^1 rut'i'-r my tn:n lovn he; .Si; KM.- f:rl (if iii'iio :mil iu'lit, i.'-d Dody b.irk !(• his mother's kunwiii'^ hi, «;1- • lience. bade i Wiliio'it. o:' :;:: would be •;'.y: U:t>n. \\ .t.-i the door open child iii-h.ii.i it, Frank a; - b&d upuii wliich iliidoilp .. . i; ,11. i n.>i yi.i r.iiv'L- tii.u;'! (juice. Soni'.-hu'.i'-iiit'-s: were the thoughts that c Tib' into his head then. "And so all rnv hm; couid not save thee. Madcap:"' ht'S:'.id aloud, in his anguish. "Save tbjwi Art thuu not beiterofii tueretiian here''" lie covered his face with his hands, then, with one last long look, replaced the linen, and let'c the room. "Yon has he-ana welly long time," said Body, sidling, as Frank lifted him in his arms, and thought it but another vexatious delay when, half way down stairs, Frank paused, and laid his ear against the child's chest to listen. ' It was but a slight sound that he heard: but it seemed to come from Frank's own breast, as he clasped Doily iiear-r to him, and asked him if he h;id any oain. '"Oh. yes." said Dody. wrinkling up his none with an air of eims.-uuenee, and laving his hand on the bosornol' his iro"i.-;""surnrm' here. But mummy'U make it well for me," he added, nod- clln°*- ••Mummy is asleep."said Frank, "and Dody would not like to vex her, and Frank will stay with him, and play "•ames-" he paused, arroaning, and turned aside—he could noc bear the_ child's clear eyes upon him, and thought himself turning into a woman, so incapable was he of self-control. . "But she'll wake up bimeby,"said Dody, with perfect faith; "and we U take her the nosegay," he added, even while FranK noted that the flowers had already withered in the grasp or the little feverish hand. He carried him to the nursery, where Josephine sat, crying bitterly, while Donne stood beside her, frowning, and the verv p'cr.nre of revolt. "I'll/W//him." he said, stamping his foot and without perceiving Drank, "naivhcy Digges to hurt my mumma— whViTrm a big man I'll shorn; him dead-" then all at once threw himself ". I . .. U ,, ......,•, i i n , i fl'V 1 11' *" him )ii!d but fai-e downward on the groum out, ".Willn'i; mot/Mr!" Dody ruuniivJt to him showm . his nospi?ay, tellinL' him that they would both go to "see mummy presentl Donne thru at him awav. -You're too little." he said; "you can't understand. She's dKiull • "Vo " rfiiid Dody, '-grandpapa's dead, mummy put fowera over his ^" mummy's only gone to stop, -bi'inlc a., waicenea She suppose ch r. she muat have ialfen into. a. s.iwi:j>:r. wlmii. iUt-ei- ^ Wane, she awoi; and iou,id iiui-.^.j alone wicli ill'. Eyrw.. hid anu s..iii wmmd abouC hrfi- aide, hid bean iviau on IKUbi'ea.ii;. , hllf . He asiced IU ane were in any yun\ oat to the \vite ot! foetus, who,, with oalm Kaiteand death-wound'nd huact, •wius- Perel to- her loud, "riwei:!!, 1C hurts not, toMmtc-ap, whO'knaw no hurt, liW),nii«i ; « answered 1 , chac dbe had never f.iHt ; «* well, or so- anpreniely happy, ^ n°*; . {tea, a.* a eliiM who. nestles itsiili! clos ; r '""" * bowow of im mother, too weiuj to- lit t; ica lips for iell ' and ink and Hiit -lown with IJoy on i '• 1 eV> who watched him with <J«np- «t rere-it as he wrote a teleirrapaic me«'.ii 'e co the most ftiraoiis doctor of the day (or iliseiwea ^ ^- ( ; ll( -f ' . . lr '•But " anid JoHephine, who had looked over his Hhoulder, "tl>« «Eh«r «J>c: or will be hern aoon tor mast,u. ban nn not ptHat-ribB al*, for MjWter D«n y^» But Frank shook his heiul; and having dispatched the meHHiiBB, returned to DodV who was rapidly jlBveloprng werv symptom of inllanimatioii of the and lon« before CJIJtFBEB; Tha euvpHij- la aulnv helow mw linos, Tile sptnlii bvl'tt'lill uhovu B«IW«HIV DllBIU .W01KJI i Cln» UKStt u ClUUV HifillBC, W« to the house, who tooK ody on Ktiee. and asked to see his toys, Tisleii init, as if in piny, to his chrtst; then after awhile, luid him ptuntly buck in his litue bed, and thiukinu; Frank the iathpr, told tho truth. This child niisjht, live three days, it was possinlo that he woulil not last out two. Tnere was luiifj mi.-chici' of loiuj standing prncipitaied into violent inflammation by a scvcro ciiill. Dody sinik-d, and waved hishan.l to thf! uroat man when ho went away, ir.ic during the night began to wander, and by daybreak had gono & lonij, louu; n;ep of thu journey that was to take him to Uis mother. They had found Douno at last, rigid with cold and gritjf, beneath the sheet by Madcap's side— her chill hand in both his own, his aching head pressed to the bosom that would never shelter or warm him any more. Hut he did not resist when they brought him away, nor did Body's illness seem to move; him— he crept into the darkest corner of tlio nursery, thrusting away the food they would have had him eat. Frank realized then, as ho had never done before, the intense power of loving that lay in that little heart, and knew how of tho two, Dody's lot was tho happier. The tumult of confusion and horror without, at the crime committed, could not penetrate to the sick-chamber in which, night and day, Frank sat. He would see no one, take, no steps to assist justice; for him the sick fancies of tlio dying child were of more moment then than the bringing to death the slayer of his lost Madcap; and all day long, fasting and sleepless, ho looked at the panorama o_f Doily's short young life that the child's babblings unrolled to his gaze— all tho great little events of bis three years, all told— Ids childish troubles, joys, thoughts— each secret of the little crystal mind laid bare before him. 1 wonder how many there are of us who could bear such a scruliny as that to which a child unconsciously abandons itself. We stillo our impulses or disgniso them, but tlic child has no art to hide his. If we had Unit) to pause and study the drama of UK; child, we should no longer dream of God but umh-T-itaud Him; and HO long a:< there is an innocent little one in our midst, there is not one among us who shall dart": lo say it lia;mot b;eu given to him to look into an ang-l'.s h?fut. And while he tossed in his littl.-' bed, Josephine, grown old .indhaggiu'd-Iook- ing in the night, passed to and u - o, miK- tress of the situation, virtually of tho house, recognized even by those who shrank from iiur, as the r-ole prison who had been able to meet thr; awl ill erni'rg- geucios of the night and day. To tho questions of the detective, who had already arrive 1 irotn town, she replied with a "brevity and sr.-nsu tluit contrasted favorably with the confusion of manner exhibited by the other servants, and even when asked if she had made that speech to Diggcs, to which the cook swore, she. replied in the affirmative, but remarked that the man had no more to do with the crime than herself. If it had already crossed more than one mind that she herself, with Di.gges's assistance, had committed the crime, no one dared utter the accusation in her presence; though when site was alone an awful look of fear came into her face, and a shuddering memory of the gallows she had seen creeled for Janet Stork, took possession of her mind. All that day justice waited, or moved in the wrong direction, while the search for the missing diamonds was carried on from attic to cellar, with the exception of that room in which the dead lay and the nursery. As the night drew on, Dody became much worse, and wandered more — tmk- f:d of his little kitten, bugging Josepu- ine to take care of it while he was away, and lay it in her bed each night to keep it warm— thought it was prayer-time, and rej)r:i,ted a verse of his evening hymn, breaking off into a merry laugh as lie cried out, "ftim the Princess of Wales, mummy!" then, as though in answer to some question of his mother, added earnestly, "rihe looked very Injll'ir— babbled or his little baby-girl, a/id' of how he wr.uid wheel her about iu his little "i/.':i :f '— whiftp-.:ivd in Frank's ear that h • was goin:; to get up early to pick miiruin> a birthday (lower, bin he must not tei; : '.nine: then, as he crew weaker, calked i;:.v;. but lay quietly in Frank's arms, patiently enduring those useless rein dits that had been ordered, and tha.c gradually the young man ceased, feeling them to be a needless cruelty. Doune looked on with a bursting heart, ha knew they were going to pun his mother in a great black box like the one that had taken away grandfather, and he feared they were going to take Dody away in ir, too. BUD mother was silent, and Dody could talk and laugh; perhaps it was all a ugly dream, and he would waks up to-morrow to nnd everything just as usual— and he climbed into his brother's bed ac last and fell asleep beside him. But as the night advanced Dody grew rapidly worse, and Frank, who had aent Josephine to bed, took the littlo restless body in his arms and walked with him to and fro. In the deadest hour of the night, when the silent house showed from the outside but three lights from its windows, for the dying, the unconscious, and the dead, Frank heard footsteps coming heavily up the atone steps from the garden, and a moment after a hand groping for the lock. His heart beat so violently that Dody stirred in his uneasy doze; in that moment lift knew the awful fear that had haunted him, and which now took shape in what stood without, not daring to knock and demand admission. For awhile he stood rigid, his eyea fixed on the door, half expecting it, though locked, to part and disclose a terribl« figure to his eyes; but the moments passed, and an absolute silence prevailed. . He siit down with the child m his •inns and moistened the feverish lips with a cooling drink, car«fully covered UP the little burning limbs, all with no liirn of haste, but intensely conscious of one thing only, that outside that locked door something crouched, and he must see it. He crossed the room id laid Dody down by Ilia brother's side, and Doune, half waking, clasped his arms about him, so that they looked it two happy little lads fallen aaleep on one pillow sis Frank turned away. Ma lifted a corner of the blind and saw opposite him the lurlit burning m I o room m winch his lost, his murder- ml Madcap lav, his heart greweold as u-e an "lie Wood seemed to stagnate and grew chill in his veins a* he moved' toward the door; ami aftei? a minute,, in wliiol hlH hand refused its office,, im- hi 'lUid tlm outau iloou, ami set! it open,. lUl'Hut.L "«•* noor Delimit him, lie : TV lier piniuly lii-wml, wild-faced, and travel-stain while about her right hand, oii.snvtc. i-d as in fear, was tied a haii'dkere.hii'f , soaked throudiaud throaivh with lil<>"d. j As lie stood.lint speaUinjr, hut with bis I arms outstretched as barrier lo her en- tr;n K-". ii change en me over her loatiMv.-.; sib- loitered, and almost. Ml, then • "He is dying—he is ilcinl!" she i-ncd. "lie is ill.'' said I'ratil;; •'but \yliy i!n j yon come to him like atliicf In II:-: 1 nif.'htV Win-re have you been all yester- i dav and to-davV" I When HoiiH'. Hconi loD People li«\v in Mlsllly- Kvcr.vhotl.v, Sho half looked over her xhoiilder lo j that liirht which burned iu tin) oppo^iti! wimr. then with a shudder and «as|iin.f cry. pushhd past him. and ran into tiii'. nursery, wheri'.si'eiii'r the little, brotu- nrs asleep, and leaning tbnir neads to each other, she fell down on her l<uee.-i JK'ftide them, in.turini; a faint -''riia:ik God!'' Outcast, and a something m- tantnbie tliatiu Frank's eyes I itself to guilt, were written on her t.urt when she, looked up and met, his eye*; then, as one whoso ihoiiithls escape, her, she said, in a whisper— "She's dead. Do they know who killed her?" lie came near lo her; then said—his loalhlnn eyes fihineini,' at and away from her hfood-staim.'d hand— "(!o now--escap(! before it is too lain —for her sid?e—becimsi! there muiit be, no scandal over her wrave. I will lot you no: to-morrow it may bo too late lo hide yourself from Mr. Hyre." Him looked at him vacantly, alioont with the expression of an imbecile; au-l the thought crossed bis mind thai slu; was indeed rnad, and not aecoiiiitiibh 1 for herdei'ds; but, in the same mniiieut Dody's painful breathing arresied her attention, and she cried liencly. : '••'• sl'0 epranir up. and bent over the child ••'•lie's tnoiv than ill. h"'-', dyini;. What have vou cone to him while I've been away?'' to lifi. him Sin; ftoopfd pul, her a:-;ide. "Ciiii you hfind.iy" !;'• •' thcv wer- • •'•• but, As An Instance, .Icwny Hcnlliani VVanlcd (o lie a vScieii- lilic, Mummy. The (juee.i 1 of a Queen Who Desired lie! 1 Doe- Killed. tinlniHod In «i« «'««» «t (lio wr-sl. ond of 1i'« 1 |OV(<1 A provision <|iil(.-> ns Mwim-. In I he will or (lie jilil1n«r>]tlilc'. TU.nlh.iiu, who ctijolnwl fils lo cmlmlin his w)rpM<« nm'l clolhCH which lie w'n» wi-nr In his llfcdtne, In ofdnl' Mint mltfil. form IJio toxl. of ft locliiro to !) ( . delivered nnnunll.v nl. d IHcmry III- Hllhilc held "I n W'lK'oI of (tfl/llo(ii.V 111 Wlntliulll Hired, 1ln.vinn.rkot. On ma of ono of lli«- IwliifcR oil .FM«" IH'iilluiiii'H iniiniiny UK- voiiftiitblo Hophcr'H IK-IK! fell off nnd (mine p liTcnicillnlilo Kflef. whcirniHin rut Km- llcnl hf'iKl WIIM modeled In WIX Vf MlHM Alill-Kiirel. (llllles, the (1l»tlilKlll«ll«l mlnlnliifc jiiilfilef. Mill. wllh Hie wnxeti heiid (HIM long fmied otil of Hie. tuililk'. Hon. niv U'lK'll NKW 8IAMUUK TWINS, Our U Mm I Hie Ollirr Mtl«l, «Iry frilltt (To bo continued.) CHATTER. TliR<>rf:at rnlnt.«r, t,tlk<:H I Chicago Journal: It Is said that the famous painter, Kuscll, had a groat. contempt for what he termed '"chatter." One afternoon a pnrt.y of friends paid a visit to his studio, rind after a few minute;* spent in looking at the pictures, they seated themselves and proceeded to Indulge in a long and purposeless talk, to which the painter, ns host, was forced to listen, though he did not join In it. At last, in one of the slight pauses, Fusel! said earnestly: j "J had pork for dinner to-day." . "\Vhy, my dear Mr. Fuaell," exclaimed one of the startled group, "what, an extremely odd remark!" "Is it?" said the painter Ingenuously. "Why, Isn't is as Interesting and important as anything that has been sa.ld for the last hour?" After a few momenta It was conceded by his guests that there was a. good deal of reason for the artist's criticism. | "in I ever succeed in augurating my scheme for a 'National Society for the Suppression of Gabble,' " said an old gentleman, not long ago, "the weather will not be on the list of forbidden subjects, by any means. I consider the weather a. great safety valve. "In the first place, it serves as an Introductory topic of conversation in place of those graceful and airy nothings of which the French are masters, the art of saying which eludes most American tongues. Furthermore, there are some people who can talk about Uie weather with more sense than on any oilier subject." It is much better to speak with understanding of the probability of showers, the quarter In which the wind is lying, or the remarkable sunshine ot day before yesterday, than to discuss boldly the respective merits of various pictures with no more knowledge of art than was recently displayed by a pretentious young woman. Standing before a lately-completed portrait, she said to tire painter, In n gush of enthr.siasrn, "J do think yoiii 1 foreshortening of the skin tints is perfectly wonderful!" The artist says that he is still unable to dwell upon this extraordinary statement without a slight feeling of dizziness and confusion. A similar sensation was caused in the breast, of a musician by the recent glibly-expressed opinion of a young person who, discouraging upon music, said (irmly, "Beethoven's sonatas arc not. nearly as pretty ns the Strauss" HER WISH. Six? Wiinttttl to 1>« n. Star, fh Wonlil l'.« Chicago News Record: Wliat on earth people did before hammocks were invented passes my knowledge. The other night two persons were in one at a suburban lawn party. They had forgotten everything but each other and swung slowly to and fro to the far-oil! music of the frogs. He had been vainly trying for some time to encircle her with his arm without being observed, and at last hev white shawl slipped down just right, She drew a blissful sigh as she nestled nearer and said, "How lovely!" , "Dearest, do you see that star up there?" "Yes, Charlie; isn't it sweet?" "I love tliat star up there," in rathev faraway voice. "Oli, dear," she simpered, "how wish. I were that stai'!" It was then that some one who been listening fell out of another liam- moek. A remarkably cnrlotm will lirot Just been publlnhod—HO romarknble, Indeed, that It inlKhl well be added to the already copious caUdoKiie of IK document*! of thin naturo. Tin tor, according ID tho I/ondon Tel was a wliiis merchant of Bristol, who loft personality valued at. M, little hw than '£1(1,000, He beiiiiolhed olio-half, of his property l|i l-nml. to Mccuro nn annuity of £150 to bin wife during her widowhood, and directed that tho other moiety should bo divided Into ns ninny Him rest HH ho had clilldren, for whom, until they respectively attained the ngo of :!(> yearH, tho l.nmteea nro lo provide "plain" food, simple clothing, nnd bare neceHsarlcM," together with a wound, education nt a day whool or boarding school. At, Iho conchiHlon of their HcliolnHtlc course tho boys are not. to hnvi! iiny payment made on their bclinlf, cxcejiting Hitch JIH may be re- fltilHilc for tencblng them Home honoHt trade or handicraft., Jimt HH If they Were the children of Home worklngman who had only left behind him a certain mini to pa.v for tho education of Ida off spring. If, however, any one of the lads Is found to display exceptional capacity for a profession, such an to give promise that be would gain rtlsllnctlori therein, tho tmstcos are aiilhorl/.ed to span; no expense In his training f", sucli profession, and may even, If they think It desirable, trench on tho capital of his share; but. if any ono child, owing to continued Ill-health, should be incapacitated from earning his own liv- ! ing, the trustees may apply port of the j Income of his share to bis maintenance. ; On attaining the age of 2o years . son a.nd daughter is to receive his or ; her share of the testa tor's property of j which, however, may be deferred, If '. circumstances demand it, for another j two years. This, perhaps, unprecedented will . would not. on the face of It appear to ( comprise any clauses conrtary to pub- ; lie policy, such as those which parlia.- I merit contemplated when In 1800 the. ; so-called Thellnsson act. was passed, re- ! straining testators from devising their | property for purposes of accumulation for more than twenty-one, years after j their death. j .ft will bo remembered that, Peter j Isaac Thellnssou, a, merchant of Nwiss ;• extraction, who bad long can-led on a. j prosperous business In London, wbo | died in 1707, left, a, hundred thousand j pounds to his widow and children, and ( the residue of his property—more than . jECiOO.OOO-—be left, to tmslees to accuinu- j late during the lives of his three sons and the lives of their sons; then the* directly to be purchased with the produce of the accumulated funds were to be conveyed to the eldest I lineal male descendent, of his three sons, with the benefit of survlvalship. i Peter Thellusson's will led to protract- j ed a,nd costly litigation, which was not concluded until 1859, when the long-pending questions were decided on an appeal to the house of lords; but it was stated when their lordships' decision was given, that, owing to the immense sums spent In legal costs, the value of the estate did not very greatly exceed the sum to which it had sixty-two years previously. This colossal scheme for accumulating wealth beyond the dreams of avarice may or may not have been original, •mt, curious to relate, Peter Thellus- son's idea was use of by fingene Sue in his romance of "The Wandering few." A normally large sum of money pra.s supposed to have been accumulat- ng at compound Interest for upward of two centuries,, and the mainspring of the plot was a, conspiracy on Hie part, of the .Tesuits to get hold of this tremendous peculium. The general of the .results dirt at last, succeed In clutching the precious packet of securities representing this untold treasure, but he was unaware of the contents of the parcel, which was accidentally burned, and the untold treasure vanished into the infinities. Tile new Hlaineso l.wltw do not cotilO from Hlnm. They are nntlvna of OH9- mi, In India, mid tlio follo/wlng rti.'Berlp- (Ion la Mi-iil. by n cori'OBpoiidetit, wllO HIIW them the other dny lit I'ootta. Tlioy ni-i) lo nppeni' In 18IUJ nt tho worid'a fair, In (JhleiiKo. Tho iiiiiiu'M nf the children ant Iliidl- oii. nnd Doddlcn. The two llttlo tflrlH iirc three nnd a hnlf yenm old, mid aro i-eally prel.ty clilldren, Tho peculiarity of their connection la Hint lliero la ft flexible bony iil.Uiolinient from brenflt to bi'i-iml, nnd below Ibla there la vis- cernl connef.tlriii. There la only Olio navel. The children were born In fi catll. If food IH given to one tlio oilier la antlalled, mid If medicine la ndmlnla- tcred l.o one the other la iiffcc.ted, but not lo the Hfime extent na the one to which It was given. The mo'tt, ciirloua clrcimuilfliico Is Unit, when it sentence la bi-gnn by ono child the oilier frequently finishes It, ; When sleeping one child lies on her | book and Hie other on her aide, wlilcll ' gives an Idea of the greiit flexibility ! of the connection. The children uro very good frienila nnd seldom (jiinrrol, but when younger tbelr proceedings j were not marked by that unnnlmlty j wbleji they have since, discovered U> bo ' eaaenllal U> tbelr cimunst(ine,''a. | Aa trilKhl. be expectei'l, when their relation became strained, there was coiiKulcrnble tension between them, but, when it gradually dawned upon their Infantile intelligence that when one was hurt the other had to cry out of sheer sympathy a mutual understanding was arrived at that "rows" should be discontinued, and now balmy peace reigns supreme. ji'or their age, the twins are particularly intelligent. They have been t/i.ught Kriglish for the last threo months, and although they do not speak more than a, few simple words, they seem to understand it fairly well already. The twins have excited a good deal of Interest among the inedl- ca.l profession In India, and there la little doubt, that their appearance in Jxwidon nnd In America will bo welcomed by scientists no less than by the nnscientific sightseers. W progeny, ol Ule al.iwly toward him, tmem rawnff i suulLm a hollow,. suuwd> voice,. K-aaHtts Boatu Illinois. I^ansas-., Oot 27.~-fhi ofi IWaofe-SootbftU 1 team" bee*leapt cfoa« i 1 111 ti UlUIWVTi »»«*»«»"-«» ' —'^ — T In whom tliu life has sun c too'low with-wUMUJw cxv ''.>:> The most curious and perhaps the most; spiteful will on record is that of Queen AnstrigHda, consort of King Gontram, who by her nuncupative or verbal testament enjoined her husband to slay awl bury in the same grave with herself the two physicians who had attended to her majesty during her last illness. Scarcely less vindictive was the will of the selfish husband, ( who forbade his wife to marry a second time, concluding with the threat: "If she disobeys me I will come again, if I can." Quite at the opposite pole of sentiment was the direction of the married: womany who predeceased 1 her husband', to' her executors, to 1 seek out some nice, good, pretty girl who would make aa affectionate second wife to her spouse. and nothing else, dis- th.e IWJJV greyed' Jffl, n%& of of S!tQn$ge,, ift i^e of Efertf o;^ >yeq^l ^J^\dJ^^pte4 that fto4y, sftq«i4 J^ypspjl^ite WE ARE ALWAYS DYING. fMr.iii^c* i.i ffnrriitri J'l*-/»n/»jriy Hf J Jclri Wlttr l.lfpfiiid Knil Wltli Death. r.iff!, iriflcwl, consists in a, scries of fluuifccs of tissnf, find tho liurria.n economy Is simply, as far ns Its rna- terin.l part Is f-oTif-eniorl, a rnnchtne, and primarily rlo:pfnds on foorl as the most Important factor in korf-plng it irt workirifc order. When it. is said that we. commence to die. as soon as we a.iv. horn, it, of rionrsci means that, Certain parts of the body immediately be- Kin to uerlsli; their existeur-/.! is ephemeral, they eorne nnd KO, are replenished arifl decay, says the Gentleman's, Mnga./ine. They are dylnj? parts of that, system of life, which may lust a little while, but whieh must everitn.iHy yield to tho 1-nexorn.hle Inw of nature. The nails, the hair, ete,., are observable as an hr- sfnne.e of this dee.ay. The snrne rnle applies to every other organ and tissue of the. body, though it Is not, palpable to the, naked eye. The skin is always peeling. The food that is token in the one hour nourishes the system and ejects that which wns taken The hour before. Perfect, health and condition, nt,what- ever time of life we may apply the term, from infaw.y to old age, depends upon the proper fl^ftirnilatioii of th« I'ood taken, and its natural elimination when it is done with, by the different organs Itial; have to deal with lr.. Of course, heredity and a I'ew other must, also he taken Into consideration in estimating the chances of lift* ff the exact amovmt of food necessary to nourish each tissue of the body were, token daily, having regard to work and other eire.urnstoru'-es, and if the economy were kept properly employed, it would mean that Hie nidi' vldual would be In the most, perfect health and condition, and ought to- to the of a hundred years or But how seldom does tin's oe- live move. cur. F'rom some, eause or other more Is than is necessary to supply constitutional requirements, and the result is that the surplus remains stored, and in some way or other acts prejudicially, if it does not cause absolute illness, it, impedes vigor arid elasticity and leads to a feeling of malaise and disinclination for work, making one's ordinary occupation a burden. We are tempted to eat when we are not hungry arid drink when we are not thirsty, and if we do we must pay the penalty. More than this, hi this Ufa at all events, the sins of the fathers are visited on the cntldjm, and the old port' 4ranji b|y yl4d.8 R crop Of gou| Simulant tefeS ' transmits the, HM tfrey Btwt,lB'1fr -,.,.„,, handicapped, fjojm., fflte gift hour, and ft

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