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Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, October 11, 1896
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A MUTUAL MISTAKE. . - S this story traveled ' ' in a roundabout way it may have been elaborated -«nd bnilt ,'.up before it ciune to hand, but tho facts, as nearly "as they can ' bo learned, ore about M follows: • Mr. MeltoD, a yonnR man interested in the .lumber trade, traveled on a suburban train one i'riday night to •ttend the weekly dance ot the asylum for the insane. Mr. Melton is constantly longing for "experiences." He would ruther look at an opium joint than a donation party, and would rather go slumming than, attend a Sunday -school picnic. The ball at the insane asylum appealed to his' love Jor the picturesque. Lowry, the politician, had promised to take him out, and Melton h*a not allowed him to forget tha promise. Lowry came aboard the train at one of the stations pn tho way out, ana the twp were warmly welcomed when they arrived at tho asylum, for this Iiowrjr was a companionable man of considerable influence. As Melton stood in the doorway of the ballroom and glanced at the rows o< well-bt-sr.T'd and rather abashed people against the wall, ho could hardly believe that he was so different 'from the others. He reflected that if lie wore to arise some morning and tell the other boarders that he was the Emperor of Chinaand had more money than ho conld use, he might- become one of this company. Except that many of them were pale and melancholy and a few of them were heavy-eyed, intent on studying the floor, the assemblage 'would have compared favorablr with any chance gathering of respectable every-day people. _ He knew, of course, that the violent patients or those totally demented were not allowed at the ball. The company was made up of convales cents or those whose vision was merely twisted so that they oonld not see things in their proper relation. Some of the younger men had attired them- •elvoB with particular care and wore buttonhole bouquets. Many of the women, too, bore the outwurd signs of gayoty. Melton was rather disappointed. He. had wanted to v/itneas iomething "uncanny." «'I want yon to danoe this evening, said Superintendent Lucas, standing •t his elbow. "One trouble with the visitors is that they stand around aud •tare at the patients as if they were a lot of freaks. Now, these people ore not dangerous. You needn't believe everything they toll yon; but if yon mix up with them and are friendly you'll-find them very easy to get along ' with. Come on, I'll introduce you to some of them." The little orchestra was turning up »nd a patient who had been installed og floor manager wao giving, a oorreo imitation of a eane man who had benn thrown under tho same trying reepon •ibility. Melton had attended many evening parties, but ha felt a new embarrass men! as he passed along a line of de mure women patients, nnd bowed to each of them in turn. He shook hand •with several of the men and then backed up - to the wall to watch the opening. The superintendent stand ing beside him, said: "Oh, by the way,' yon must m'ee' MissCaldwell." - He beckoned • to a young woman who was talking to the leader o( the orchestra, and'as ehe came across the room Melton whistled to himself an" e»id: • "Here's a case of blighted love, and she's not over twenty." "Miss Caldwell, I "wont 1 to presen Mr. Melton," said the superintendent "He's rather bashful in company but perhaps yon can entertain him Now I'll go and look after Lowry;" Melton found himself staring at very pretty girl, who returned hi gaze in half frightened manner. His head buzzed, and ho never be fore waa so much in want of a topic How was he to begin a conversatioi with » young woman who migh fancy him to bo the prince who had oome' to rescue her from the tower? "Do yon dance?" he asked in sud den desperation. ' ." • She gave a start, nnd bo imagine that she shrurik baok a little. "I'd rather not," said she -timidly ."Well, then, let's sit over here i the corner and watch the others." They found an out-of-the-wa place, and Melton, who had recov ored o little, remembered the instruc tipns given him by tho superintend •nt. ' " .. "These dances are very pieaaant lit tie «fl»iw," said he. "They, seeine to be attended by an agreeable lot o people." "I think it's a good idea to hav theni," B » id she. ."Son know most o these-people, of oorirue." "I've met » number of them," h replied. ' ; -'.-•'•'•• »«Youlik« Mi. Luofts, dou'tyon? "Very well, indeed. Jfioe fellow." "Ho didn't toll you, did he, that I 'as a cousin of his?" Mr. Melton began ,to suspect the nture of her delusion. He resolved o be diplomatic. "Oh yes. I knew that," ho said. 'So you're a cousin of Mr. Lucas?" "Yes, I'm here .visiting him. I've >aen here about two weeks. Mrs. is is BO good to all .the—people tore, isn't cue?" ' 'Yes,- indeed. She's very c*nsider- te.". Melton now understood tho'sitniv- ion. This girl did not know that she was in an asylum. They had told her hat she was a visitor. "It's a nice place to oome to visit," aid he. "I came out here with a riend of mine, a gentleman, named "lowry. I live in Chicago." "Oh, yes. Well, I'm sure yon'll ike it out here." "I'm sorry I oan't stay longer. I m ;oiag baok to town to-night on the ate train." "Going away to-night?" "Yes, I have to go to Milwaukee in he morning. "Why do yon have to RO .there?" "I'm going up to sea about a deal in umber. I may buy some hardwood umber np there." "flow much?" she asked. "Well, she's inquisitive enough," bought he, but ha was tolerant and answered: "Oh, perhaps 1,000,000 eet." 'Ob, 1,000,000 feet! Won't that bo nice? I hope you'll get it." Melton waa rathei: amused at her interest in his affairs. He. 1 began to question her. "Will you remain here long? he asked. "No, I'm going to leave in a few dayH and go to New York. I have an uncle there, and I expect to take a ;rip:with him on a yacht." Melton repressed a smile .at the references to the "uncle" and the "yacht." Ho resolved to investigate further. Ho had heard that patients were always willing to talk of their delusions. M notice that yon are weunng an engagement ring," said he. "So yon are to be married, are you?" For a moment she appeared startled and then she laughed heartily. "I'm engaged to ono of tha nicest fellows in the world," said she. "You're not jealous, aro you?" This was more than Melton had bargained for. He had been impelled by the curiosity of the stndeut,' but he was not enough of a ghoul to hove fun with the delusions of an unfortunate girl. He had. detected the maniacal tone in her laugh. "Oh, no," said ho hastily. "I congratulate you." She laughed again. "If'I remain here I'll have her violent," thought he. So he excused himself and hurried over to rejoin Lowry. As they rode to the-oity on the late train Melton told Lowry that the most interesting .patient he had met waa a girl who thought she was only a visitor at the asylum, and who expected to go to New York-and ride on a yacht, and who, saddest of all, wore an engagement ring and really believed she was soon to'bo'-married to some nice young man, 'who existed only in her disordered brain. No longer ago than last week Melton was at .luncheon,in a.quiet restau-, rant. Ho looked up from the bill of fare and saw at 'the next table—the asylum-girl! She'was radiantly attired and was chatting g»y'y with an elderly woman. "By George, she's cured," said Melton to himself. "I wonder if she remembers anything that happened. If she does remember, it will bo mighty embarrassing if she happens to recognize me." Then he asked himself whether it would be proper to speak to her in case she recognized him. He knew the society rules as to ballroom introductions, but he had never learned what was good form m the case of asylum introductions. If he spoke to her he would have to refer to their former meeting. That would be painful to both of'them. Suddenly th'e pretty girl looked toward him and gave a startled "Oh!" aud then blushed furiously. He was recognized I Ho simply stared at the bill.of fare to hide hid confusion. The voice of Superintendent Lucas aroused hi in. •_'•-• "This is Mr. Melton, isn't it? Oome over here. I want, to tell, you a story." . .' ' . ••'•No, no!" exclaimed tho young woman. ' But Mr. Lucas, who had come into the restaurant to keep his appointment with the womeu, seized Melton by-the arm and led him over to the other.table. • ,-i -, -"Mary," said he to the elderly woman,^ "this is Mr. Melton.who came out wtth,Lowry thftt,.niRht.' Melton, I'm going to tell von this. You've m«t .MiuCaldweU." - '-. ': ; :' --' -'—i_l fane was one fiery blush, « *••*"" p "" _ rr ,-..&, ?'-,.*••>•*•••"'"•*• i arid Bho seenae'd rdady'to cry. .•'Well, sir,/' : said the superintendent' without'pity. "She met me thai evening you were out tbtre and told me that .the most interesting patient) she had met was that Mr. Melton* She said yon seemed to be all right until you started to talk about" lumber." • . "I'll never speak to you again," said Miss Caldwell decisively. '•Ami, by the way,", continued Mr., Lucas, "she says yon asked her-if she; was engaged." J "Beally, I must. apologize/' Raid Melton, a great light breakinfc,in.,uponj him. f"I wouldn't have talked thatj way only I thought—well, yon^ didn'tj say—T supposed she was one—" ••What!" exclaimed the. girl. Mr, Lnoas roared and .poor Melton collapsed. Then there -was a general understanding. They insisted that he! take luncheon with them and he dildj BO, devoting the entire time io a 1-vl bored explanation. —Chicago " JLREMABKABLE-CASE, How Nature Protects Seoils. 'G. N. Williams says: "The nuts have. learned by long experience h'ow good| they are, and have armed themselves with formidable husks to strengthen! their chances for being left nneatpn.j The chestnut from the very beginning; shows only the pait we know as the: : trio of little bristles-at the-cnd of its' ' tail. Then the beech nut has 'n tough! hull to protooe it through its growing days. But the rude exterior of both these nuts protects the downiest 61 nests for the seeds from babyhood to ripeness. The shellbark and'walnut are wrapped in a close bitter hull-until the inner well nigh impenetrable shell is a well hardened protection. Tho squirrels must got through most of them; of course, they do not gnaw at more than are necessary, being economic in the matter of dentistry. The acorn does not seam so well-protected, perhaps it is because it is the natural food of the rodents, while the richer] walnuts nnd shollbarks ore meant for| rare luxuries, being so difficultly at-j tainable. The squirrels, it would seem,! would eat oven chestnut' burrs whenj hard pressed. I have seen the enowj dyed brown with' the nibbled hulls in. a 'severe winter. Then, too, I havej .seen,sparrows making a meal off the] wild smnranth acd goose foot, soeds.i Jittering tho snow with the chaffy hulls.j The orbsabills feed on tho seeds of the; hemlock cones just outside our winj dow in winter, and afford a pretty sighti —a flock of them taking all sorts ot positions to got at the seed. Tho redj squirrels like the green seed of thq cones, for I often nud the resinous scales scattered about under the tree. '] Sheep Jumping Hedges. Anent sheep jumping hedges I may venture here to.tell..a tale of ...a certain! old rogue who 'went by the name of] Tup-Hurry. This is how he got hiq nickname: Harry was a small farmer. and he had a neighbor with better means and a better farm than his own. One very dry season Harry-had come to the end of his grass for »' flock of sheep he possessed. His neighbor had, however, got a fine field ot. mangel-! wnrzel. Harry looked over the hedge] —a hedge furnished with,outstanding) slates—and -greatly-longed for those; mangels for his sheep; but he .did not relish the risk of being caught takingj them. So he went in the evening into his field, that was bare .of grass, put his head against the hedge, .bent hit back and called: "Tup 1 Tup 1 Tup!'« whereupon up raahisold ram, jumpoc on hie baok, want onto the hedge anc over into .the mangel field and all the flouk in Indian file scampered after him over the back of Harry. ; Very early in the morning the rogue, went into the devastated mangel field,! put his bead against the edge, bent] his back and called: 'Tup I Tap I Tup I" and up came, tha ram, ran over his baok onto the edge and returned to the barren quartet again, followed in Indian file by all the flock. That w'as'doue several times and no sign! appeared anywhere of the hedge being broken through or of a padlocked gate having been opened. At last the far- mor'-who was robbed hid himself one bight and saw the whole proceeding. Tup-Harry did not try that trick on again.— -Chambers's Journal. JTlie Largest Ship. . The Great Eastern was the largest ship ever bnilt. She was 680 feet long.. It was in 1851 that the ship was oom-j menced at Milwall and not until Janu-j ary, 1858, was sue launched after many] difficulties. • .'! From first tho Great- Eastern was unfortunate financially. Several tripsj were made to the United 'States at a ( loss each time to herownprs and.notj nntilshe was employed in the laying; of tho cable'did she redeem herself. After the successful completion of, the laying of the Atlantic cable she waaj utilized in laying other cables across th'e • Atlantic. - through the :Mediter i raneuu aud Red Seas. ! 1888 the Great Eastern was sold at auction in Liverpool- to be broken up..The price she brought' was $280,720.] It is thought that if she had beed fitted up with the improved machinery! of to-day she could still have been .run; at u profit. ^^_ . . C'lcanlnp SoiieilUooks. ink stains may be removed from > book by applying with a camel's hail pencil a small quantity of oxalic acid, dilated with water, and , thon : using blotting paper. Two applications will remove all traces of the ink, ,To remove grease spots, -lay powdered i: pipe clay each aide of the spot and prew with an iron as hot as the paptt will bear without scorching. Sometimes grease spot* may. be. reffl axed, from -piper pr oloth fry laying a,pieqe of blot« ting paper on them -and then pressing •the' blottinfc paper with. 1 a hot iron,, The:: heat melts the Rreana o«d; »h* .blott|ng.p»p«rr^— v " " : ILL SINCE GIRLHOOD. NOW A PICTURE OF HEALTH. From the 'Star, Valparaiso, Ind. The attention o£ the Star having been called to several ca?°s of radical cures effected by Dr. Williams' Fink Pills for .Pale People, It was. determined to Investigate some of the more notable of these cases, with a view to disseminating exact Information on the subject and benefiting others who were Buffering-. Prominent among those who, had experienced benefits from the use of this remedy wan mentioned Mrs.' Mary Noren,-w!te ot-Joliti Noren, aVprosperouB farmer, living northeast of Valparaiso, Ind., and to her a reporter was accordingly dispatched. Mrs. Noren was found busily en- paged in household duties,, but she found time to detail her experience, and was willing: aud even anxious that the benefits she had felt should be told for the benefit of those who had suffered as she did. "I hnd been 111 since, girlhood with a complication of complaints,': said Mrs. Noren, "never so much ns to be confined Ions In bed, but I suffered intense misery. My chief trouble was with my utomach. I felt a constant gnawing pain that was at times almost distracting, and which had been diagnosed by different physicians as dyspepsia and sympathetic derangement dependent onihc conUltlon of the generative organs. .1 had pnlns in the backreometlmos so great us to make me unable to work, and frequent DH- lous attacks, t also suffered snmuy from constipation, from which I never could find permanent relief. Then these symptoms were aggravated by rheumatic pains between the shoulder blades; which were most excruciating In damp or cold weather. After my marriage about five years ago, and When my baby was born the trouble seemed to increase, and I was frequently so sick that I could not do my household work. I tried different physicians and used numerous remedies but all in vain, until one day last fail I happened to read of Dr. •Williams Pink Pills for Pale People. My husband got three boxes' from Mr. C. D- Rushton, the druggist, and I began to use them. From the first I began .to feel relief, and before the three boxes were gone I was nearly well. ine constipation was cured and the other troubles were so much relieved that i felt better than I Had felt for yoarsL As I continued in the use of the pills I grew better and strong, my appetite was more natural, and my flesh increased, until I am in .the condition you see me now." Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain. In a condensed form, all the elements necessary to give new life and richness to the blood find restore shattered nerves. Pink Pills arc sold by all dealers or will be sent postpaid on receipt ot price, 50 cents a box, or six boxes for ?2 50 (they are never sold in bull; or by the 100). by addressing Dr. Williams Medicine Company. Schenectady, N. i. A -Wlldnut In tho T»»I)»'-H- Workmen at the Beatty cross-tie and tanbark yards, in Portsmouth, Ohio, had a lively encounter with a large wildcat that they discovered in a wagon load of tanbark. Several of the men'were badly bitten before It was killed. The tanbark had been brought In., by Richard Greenslate, from Tygart, KyV, a''dlstance of twenty miles, and he made the greater part of the Journey in the night time. He nearly fainted -when he discovered what had been his companion during the trip. •100 nevranl SlOO. The renders of this paper will be please to learn that there Is at lenst one Ure.ideL aisnTse that science has been able to cure In all its stages, and that is Cat,irrn. Hairs'Catarrh Cure Is tha only positive Jiir« known to the moclical fraternity Catarrh belnir a constttutlonnl d'seasc, re- qulrcVa constitutional treatment. Hall s Catarrh Cure Is taken Intorna'ly, act'ns ' fllrtctfy upon thft blood and mucous surface"-of the'system,, thereby destroy ng the foundation-of life "disease and rfvlMK the patient strength tr building: up the constltutlonjind «»<.!*ting nature In doing timonials. Address. F J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. Bold by Druggists. V3c. A Until lu He»n Orfordville farmers reported to Chief of Police Acheson of Janesville that Officer Nels Thorstori of that village had been roughly handled while try- Ing to break up a "beer keg party." Officer Thorston discovered the party In a-vacant barn, and while "stealing a march" on them he was captured by the crowd who took his "stick" away and finally amused themselves by pouring the contents of the keg over him.—Milwaukee .Wisconsin. Don't Tobacco Spit andSmoko Your Life Away. If vou want to quit tob:icco using easily and forever, regain lest mnnliood. be-made well strouu', magnetic, full of new life and vigor take Ko-To-Euc, the wonder-worker thiit makes weak men strong. Many gain ton pounds in.ten days. Over .100;0no cured. BnvNo-To-Bac from your druggist, who wifl guarantee a euro, . Booklet andI sample muilcd free. Ad. Sterling Remedy Co., Chicago or Now York. : Wli«r« the Blame. Ke»trd. A man living in. 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