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Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - May 20, 1880, Albert Lea, Minnesota The at Lambka. Alien Irving dwelt Imong those Halls Nam fifty Reua ago among those Ivy circled a flu and my Rue Mil cow pacing in Sweet reverie at night Ana o or Ramuta with longing gaze to watch the moonbeams in their flight around the flowery Maze were of a Weet enchantment to his bottle in those Days at dreamy slumbers his inspirations on is Parchment Roll were written unto men with poetic numbers. Wrote of nature b Beauty rare overflowing heavenly jewelled sparkling rare. With inspired thought. That place has Little changed since then its Moonlight Beauty yet a the soft and Mellow Richness of each Stem As if tis in enchantment of a delusive dream. So now we sit alone and Ponder on the old and former times of this Retreat Ith the liquid tinted Gold that with other scenes compete along the Colo Onole and to the bound of seme Loce Lover s serenade floating Sweet profound. And leaning o or the parapet. That flowery cushioned Crown the scene is soul exalting yet where High Gray mountains frown against the spangled Jjo Otong solemn and so Lone it seems As if -with1 ecstasy my spirit it had flown. And o or the silvered Basin of Lindar axas skim the Sweet exhaling liquid that doth fall and drip like Crystal pellets from its brim and with Freedom through each Hall. There were Manv scenes so soft Sublime and manifold in each that showed there is a Power divine Els Bidden hand we Tui each View thai dropping Check ered Silver on Yon Vermilion Tower a faded text Flor s Arches in the gloom i betting with a Mellow Richness on each Bowel caught from varied a tile of the Moon we sit we gaze Tipon Grenada s peaceful sleep Spoa Tiff acetal slumber of to night. From the sex Malte ruins of a moorish Palace Peep the somber saddened Walls of convents in the Plaht. Still they carry dead beneath Alhambra s along its shaded Archee its colonnades and nil with saddened footsteps the melancholy to Bury in Grenada s ground in Alameda s Hill. Paterl Monea still survives though deaf and Blind he spends each Day in bringing up the past and tins revives with patriotic strains the tales of the attain Bra. Gourlay Brothers. La a quiet Street off one of the quiet squares in the Vicinity of Holborn there is a tall gloomy House with narrow Dusty windows and a massive double door that still boars a brass plate with the words Brothers " engraved thereon. The lower part of the House was used As an office but the blinds were rarely drawn up the door Seldom swung Back to the energetic push of customers the Long passage echoed no hurried footsteps an the clerk was to All appearance thai guest Man in London All one Carpe to know his masters. The Gourlay brother were never any busier than their faithful old never hurried never hurried or worried never ate and never every morn ing at ten o clock their of fice together Raul their letters glanced at the times it it instructions for pos sible caller and then went to the City. They always took the same route at eleven they might be seen passing along the sunny Side of Gannon Street at half past one they entered the same restaurant and sat at the same table for luncheon. Wet or dry Shade or Shine slim Ner or Winter every for thirty years they had gone through the same routine Al ways excepting the month of september when they took their usual Holiday. They were elderly men John tall thin melancholy looking with Light Gray eyes scanty Gray hair and whiskers and a general expression of Wrabness pervading his whole face and faultless neat attire. Roger was Shorter Rounder More cheerful arc generally warmer in color. His pervading Hue waa brawn keen red dish eyes that must have been marry once Crisp Auburn hair that time had not quite yet transmuted to Silver a clean shaved Ruddy face and Brown hands full of dents Ami John was the elder still he looked up to Roger with grave respect consulted him on every subject and never in or out of business Toon any step his advice or approval. And Roger was no less deferential without any profession of affection or display of feeling the Gourlay Broth ers dwelt together in the closet Friend ship and love their life was a Long har Mony and during All the years of their partnership no Shadow had fallen be tween them and their Public life was As harmonious As their private Intercourse. In business they were successful every speculation they made prospered every thing they tout tied turned to Gold and As their Tiolu lives were spent in getting not spending they were believed and with reason to be immensely wealthy. Hard Stern men called them with an acuteness of vision and a ate Dinets. Of purpose Only to be acquired by and Cloae application to business. Reserved in manner simple in their tastes economical in their habits the Gourlay Brothers were the last men in the world to of sentiment their lives the least Heiy to contain even the germs of a Romance and yet they were not always Mere business machines the sole end and aim of their existence had not always been Money. In Early years they had had brighter dreams nobler ambitions. At Scho of John ibid distinguished him self and his Brief University career gave Promise of a Brilliant future. Roger had been a Bright ardent buy with a. Taste for music that was almost a passion and a Talent Little Short of Genius. With his deep earnestness intense steadiness of purpose and Clear vigorous intellect. John could scarcely have failed to make a distinguished lawyer. Roger was a born artist with a restless lofty Ambi Tion. Life seemed very Bright for the Brothers there was nothing to prevent and every thing to assist each in Fol lowing his inclination. But ill the very Dawn of their career their father died and they were suddenly reduced from affluence to actual poverty. Nothing remained from the wreck of a magnificent Fortune Biu the Witter experience that Al ways accompanies such reverses. Fine friends failed them flatterers looked coldly in their distress those who had most frequently partaken of their lavish hospitality passed by on the other Side. Not a Friend remained in their adversity but one and she indeed the will Hue not the Power to help them. The boys Lett College and turned their thoughts to business. It was hopeless to attempt to Lohowa up their professions with an in valid Mother and idolized Only sister de pending of them for support John secured r situation As clerk in a City Ware House. Hogue accepted a desk in the of fice of Bernard Russell a old Friend of is father s. They moved cheap lodgings and Lor several Vears plodded of wearily the Only gleam of Sunshine in their altered Home being the occasional visits of Talice Rii self to their sister. Maude Gourlay and Alice had been school Fellows and friends they usually spent their vacations together Aad Alice Felt the misfortune that had fallen on the family As in t had overtaken her own. But she could do nothing Only any Thorn flying visits Setch trifling gilts of fruit and Flowers Aad write pretty sympathetic notes to Maude. A few years of hardship and poverty told on mrs. Gourlay s always treble Frame still for her daughter s Sake she Clung to life with a strange tenacity Bui when Maude s Lover who had gone to Australia to make his Fortune returned not wealthy but sufficiently so to claim his Bride in her altered circumstances mrs. Gourlay seemed to have no other object to live or. Mande s marry be was hastened and the very Day after the Cere Mony the poor weary heart broken Mother died. George Leslie took his wife Back with him to Sydney and John and Roger were literally alone in the As if in bitter mockery of their loss and loneliness immediately after their Mother s death the Brothers inherited a Small Fortune. But it was too late for Joha to go Back to his studies too late for Roger to return to the piano they had fallen into the Groove of business and John at least was seized with a feverish eagerness to turn his Small Fortune into a Large one and become wealthy. So they we Finto business on their own account As Gourlay Brothers with the firm Reso Lution of retrieving the position their father had lost and a very few years sew them established in Whittier Street and fairly on the High Road to Fortune. Then one quiet summer evening As they sat Over their dessert John opened his heart to his brother and told him of All his Hopes dreams and ambitions for the future. You will be surprised and i pleased to hear Roger that i love Alice he said laying his hand on his brother s Arm i cannot remember the time when she was not dearer Tome than All the world besides. The bitterest part of our misfortune was that it separated me from her the Only thing that has sustained me through our Long struggle was the Hope of some Day winning her Noth ing else can Ever compensate me Tor the ruin of All my Hopes and glorious ambitions. I once dreamed of hemp famous Roger Lor her Sake i put that behind me and have grabbed for Gold like a miser. We Gourlay Brothers Are on the High Road to Fortune i May aspire to the hand of Alice surely and the younger brother s voice was husky and his hand Shook As he took up his Glass i drink to your thanks brother. I should have told Vou All this before 1 should have confided in you but i feared troubling you on my account you would have seen a thou Sand shadows across my path you would have been More unhappy than i was my self. And now i want you to Promise that it shall make no difference Between us. We shall be Gourlay Brothers Roger stretched his hand across the Able and John gasped it heartily. Gour a Brothers to the end of the chapter old fellow and May you be As Happy As Yoa deserve. God bless you john1 John s face became a Shade or two paler with emotion and he walked up and Down the room a few times then he stood behind his brother s chair. You will think me very weak very nervous but i dare not speak to Alice myself. I could not Bear a refusal rom her. I have never even Given her he most Distant hint of my feelings. 1 have not the slightest reason to suppose she regards me As other than a Mere acquaintance at most As Claude s brother. Roger we have always been friends As Well As by me in this of Are less shy and More accustomed to women see Alice for me ask her to be my Jou Are mad you do not mean i do it is my Only Chance. Plead or my happiness brother As i would for yours i am a Man of few words but i eel deeply. A refusal from her lips Koukl kill me i could hear it from As you will John i la do my and Roger leaned his head on his hand and shaded his face from the Light i la Call on Alice the next Day was the longest of John Gourlay s life a bight warm Happy Day that made people even in the City look glad and cheerful. He went about Ais business As usual ate his luncheon and walked Home leisurely. Roger was ending at the window watching Lor Lim and he kept his Back to him when 16 entered the room. Well 1" John said gently. Well Roger have you seen yes i be seen and Roger faced round suddenly John old fellow it s no and he lifted his hand As if to Ward off a blow. No Roger went on in a Hare voice she does not love you. She loves some one else. Be a Man John and Bear it for there s no one Low stifled groan and then John Gournay wrung his brother s hand and walked steadily out of the room. What he suffered in the hours that followed no one Ever knew and when he appeared at the dinner table he was Calm and self possessed but something had either come into his face or gone out of it that altered him. But of the two Roger looked the most unhappy. The blow had really fallen most heavily on him. Jack old fellow we re Gourlay Bro thers now to the end of the be said huskily. I know you la never marry and neither will and some Tow John Felt that Roger meant what he said. Twenty five years passed by a Quarter of a Century of changes and chances and still the Gourlay Brothers held the even Tenor of their Way. They were Rich beyond their wishes or desires and not Al together unhappy in their solitary Friend ship. Alice Russell seemed to have drifted completely out of their lives her name was never mentioned and whether she was married or dead they did not know. One morning about the Middle of sep temp i they were walking along the King s Road at Brighton whither they had gone for their annual Roger entered a shop to Purchase something and John stood outside looking dreamily at the passers by. Suddenly he stared and advanced a step As a lady in an in valid chair was wheeled by. Chancing to look up she met Kis glance with a smile of recognition. Or. Gourlay it surely is it must be you. I am so glad to see and i to meet to John said with a courteous Bow. I have not the pleas ure of am Alice Russell she said frankly. At that moment Roger appeared. For an instant the blood forsook his i buddy face while a hot Crimson flush Rase to Alice s Pale Cheek As she tried to Stam Mer out some words of greeting. Roger was no less confused and the expression of both faces was a revelation to John Gourlay. To Felt As if the world had suddenly drifted away from him and he was left solitary in some unknown space. But there was nothing of that in his voice As he asked Alice Tor her address and permission to Call upon her in the afternoon t Oen taking his a other by the Arm he led him away and they continued their walk without exchanging a single word about the strange encounter. In the afternoon John called at miss Russell s hotel and in a few moments he found himself seated beside her in a pleasant sitting room Over looking the sea. He said plunging into the subject at once do you remember a conversation you had with my brother a longtime yes i remember or. She replied sadly. Made a request for me then which it was not in your Power to Grant i am come to make a similar one for him now. Roger loves you arse. He has loved you All these Long weary years though you will at least believe i did not know it poor Roger 1" Alice said solely. Care about my you will mate him Happy even at this late Hout Tell me Alice that you love my yes or. Gourlay i do few fit should i deny it i have loved so win always though i did not know that he cared about me and if Little Hie that is left me can make him happier i will de Vete it to him gladly Roger you see i am too olo for pretences or. Gourlay and i fear i am dying therefore i Tell you dying Alice no no you will live Many years yet i Hope to make my Bro ther Loyal great hearted Roger. Let me Send him to you now and Alice for my old and Long affection s Sake make him Happy. Be deserves it and that is the Only Way i can Ever help to repay the deletion of his i love simply i Cau not do any in their lodgings John Gourlay found his brother pacing restlessly up and Down. Roger i be found out your secret and he said laying both hands on his shoulders Loyal faithful Friend go to her she loves you she is waiting for poor Alice she must have suf How we All have suffered but it s nearly Over now Roger the grief pain regret. It s All Clear and Bright. Roger dear Friend can you forgive forgive you John say rather will you foigive7n6i" True to the John murmured is he wrung his brother s hand. Now Roger go to her. She is waiting for you. 3ho loves you Roger Good by and May you both be late that evening when Roger Gour Lay returned Home full of deep quiet gladness he found his brother sitting in in Esy chair near the window apparently asleep. The full Moon shone Down on Iii Pale face and showed a smile on his is his hands were clasped on an open Jook that rested on his knee. The Atti j tude was life like but at the very h St glance Roger Felt that Hii brother was dead. The doctors said he had died of disease of the heart. Perhaps they were right. More people be of that malady than the world flows to. H. Young swell s experience to Virginia. A Young society swell of Washington visited the Interior of Virginia on one occasion and had an experience that cot altogether Happy. He visited Church and after service a Young lady who owned a very comfortable place near there invited him to go Home and take dinner with her. There were three or four very interesting Young ladies stopping at her House and of course he accepted her invitation with great pleasure but his hair fairly stood on end when she said to him i guess you will have to take one of the girls on your horse in dividing up our party one at least comes to the Young Man in question is not a heavy weight physically. He does not weigh Over ninety pounds. The Young woman who fell to his lot was a bouncing Vir Ginia lass plump and pretty who would weigh at least 140 pounds. He was in no haste to get into the Saddle. He very carefully How the rest of the Fellows got their fair companions upon the upper deck. He was the last Man to swing his horse in line. He had a Little doubt too about his horse. The horse was very High spirited and had never been Ridden double. He darted tip to the horse Block and the Young woman was ready. The Blanket was arranged behind after the most approved fashion. He edged his Chest nut up to the horse Block. She gave him o be hand and in c second she bounded firmly to her place behind him and wound her arms around my in As firm a hold As the proprieties of the occasion demanded. She was not the Only one that had bounded. The horse bolted about ten feet in the air and came Down on his fore feet and As the Young fellow said suddenly became very Light behind. The Young Man Al though a very Good rider said he would have gone Over the horse s ears several times if it had not been for the Young lady. She held on and he self perfectly convinced that if he went off she would to and so lie stuck. His horse fought shied jumped and walked greatly to the of the Young lady who very near cracked several of his ribs in holding on to him when his horse bolted to the right and left. It was five Miles to his destination. When he got off his horse finally and walked into the farm House three great streams of perspiration slowly trickled Down the Side of his face. He waa weak and trembling. The lady of the House asked him How he liked the trip. He said that under less exciting circumstances he might have relished the hugging part of it Bat beyond that he was very willing to confess that it was one of the greatest tests that he had Ever undergone in his life. Absence of mind. Speaking of absence of said Tho Bev. Sidney Smith the oddest in stance happened to me once in forget Ting my name. I knocked at a door in London and asked if mrs. B. Was at Home. Yes sir Pray what name shall i say i looked in the Man s face name Aye that is my is my Namo i be Lieve the Man thought me mad but it is literally True that during the space of two or three minutes i had no More idea of Olio i was than if i had never existed. I did not know whether i was a dissenter or a i Aymani i Felt As Dull As Stern hold or Jenkins. At last to my great Relief it flashed across me that i was Sidney Smith. I heard also of a Clergyman who wont jogging along on the Road until he came to a Turnpike. What is to pay pay sir for what asked Tho turn Pike Mam. Why for my horse to be sure your horse sir what horse hero is no horse sir no horse god bless me said he suddenly look ing Down Between Bis legs i thought 3 was on horseback the last Houe. The Long Dav Dies with Sunset Down the West comes the Young Moon through Violet Fields of air a fragrance finer than the South winds breathes from the time is come for. I wait. Birds Westward Fly tier ouch deepen ing Blue. 0 heart take Comfort peace will Ond thee too. For to Between the lights when shadows heart Calls to heart across the widening breach of bitter thought chill touch and jarring speech. And love cries out to take his own again. Give me the kiss of peace. Hold not your anger after the spent Sun. To i have wrought with sorrow All the Day with tear wet Cypress and with bitter Bay bound All my doers. No thread of song has run beside my thought to lighten it Tor me. Rise up and with forgiveness set me free. For who May boast a gift of lengthened breath and lest you watch to Morrow s Sun arise across my face new touched with sudden death and the mute pathos of Una swering eyes turn not aside my nor smite the yearning heart let love s repentance found have love s Reward. All life is mixed with Fate. And of beloved death s Angel will not wait for summoned feet to haste on anxious round. With Quick forgive forgive we pass to All Day regret has walked and talked with me and lest to Morrow it should go thee give me the kiss of peace. Julia c. Marsh Daj Vlcej with a Skeleton. The horror that startled Ball Boom Bevel insanity to get out of the like a Booster and arresting h is Superior officers at Midnight. I new York Mercury in the Spring of 1878 George Francis Hochster thirty two years of age a native of Brunswick North Germany landed at Castle Garden in company with two Young friends irom his native town. They were All Well provided with funds. All three Felt Germany to avoid military service. A were the sons of people in Good circumstances. Hochstein alone remained in new York the others going immediately to Chicago. Hochstein Al Ter bidding Good by to his friends took his Buggage to a hotel in the bowery. He was immediately an object of Atten Tion to some of Kis countrymen who were always on the Lookout Lor Green the real object being to rope the unsophisticated stranger in to one of those Dens called skin Rotchstein visited the Atlantic Garden the first night after his arrival in Ameri Ca and wits delighted with the Beer the music the ladies orchestra and finally with the unusual liberality of two Young countrymen who paid for his whole entertainment compelling him to put his Money Back in his pocket. No won Der his heart opened to such Fel lows. When they proposed to show him the american elephant he was More de lighted than Ever. Just where his new friends took him or How it happened that he Copperud the ten matter now. He woke up next morning with a headache and Only 0 cents Felt out of Hochstein told his Trou ble to his landlord but the Only sympathy he got was being called a dutch it was a rough begins tag for a Fortune in America. Meeting one of his Lellow passengers in the Street Hochstein borrowed a Dollar from him. This gave him food for two Days during which time he tried hard to get some thing to do. He could find nothing. The third Day by the advice of another countryman he enlisted As a common Soldier Tor five years in Uncle Sam s ser vice. The enlistment was made under a assumed name Hochstein being too much ashamed of what had befallen him to let his tardily know anything of it. Thirteen recruits of whom Hochstein was one were sent to help swell the ranks of the eleventh la Fantry four companies of which regi ment form the Garrison at fort Sully Dakota territory. The life of a Soldier be came intolerably Dull and irksome to Hochstein. He was also very homesick. Desertion was almost impossible my a discharge in his Case was hopeless. All sorts of plans to get released from ser vice he says were discussed by the men. Insanity was the Only Dodge possible and that hazardous even dangerous. For More Thau a said Hoch Stein i was considering Day and night How to Foel them into believing me really insane. The trouble i feared was the Soldier to. They really knew i was sane enough and if i tried to play Oft and of my tricks they might give Rne but in the Middle of the night private Hochstein gun in hand invaded the officers quarters and endeavoured to put them All under arrest. For this first display of insanity Hochstein was kept in the guard House for a month the Post surgeon declaring the prisoner not in sane tout vicious. At the end of his confinement Hochstein was put Back on duty and warned not to try insanity again unless he was anxious for some thing worse than the guard House. But i knew i was Saidh ooh Stein v the Only trouble was to make them believe it of course i was not sane of one trial. I tried it this time Hockstein climbed up on the Root of a building and astonished the officer of the Day by suddenly Crow ing loudly. This feat soon brought the whole Garrison out to see what was the matter. The officer ordered Hochstein to come Down but he refused. He was the cock that must Crow three times to warn St. Peter that he was telling a lie he said. This was Only his first Crow and it would take two hours to finish and make Peter a liar. The officer or dered some men to bring him Clown but before they could do so he crewed twice and announced his Mission of cock crowing ended. St. Peter could Tell As Many stories As he pleased but after this colonel Wood or some one in command to do the crowing whenever Peter did t Tell the truth. This Capek Cost Hochstein another month in the guard House. He played his part As Well As he could hoping the Post surgeon would finally pronounce him insane and order him to be sent to acc washing ton. That would insure his Dide Harge from the army. But the surgeon was sceptical. During this last time in the guard said Hochstein i got desperate to do something differ ent my insanity was a failure und i had to think of something horrible to do or they would Only keep me locked up in the when at Liberty again hoc Sloin waited patiently for his Opportunity and when it came he promptly improved it. There happened to be a number of ladies in the fort at this time officers wives and others. This was Hochstein s Opportunity to put a Climax to his in sanity Dodge. Just when the company was in Lull enjoyment and the dancing was fairly inspiring came a horrible interruption. In among the dancers strode private Hochstein fantastically rigged out and carrying in his arms his partner a Skeleton. We Are a Little he said. I had to wait for my partner but Well make up for lost time won t we my addressing the Skeleton. There was instant commotion. Two or three ladies fainted others screamed with horror and fright. The music stopped. Hochstein and his skel Eton were thrust out the Man himself put in the guard House. There was no doubt now about his insanity., some of the dancers of that party will not soon forget the terrible fright he gave them. Hochstein speedily sent to at Washington As a dangerous Luna tic. From that institution he soon after received his discharge from the service. I had trouble with that said Hochstein. I had to Rob a cemetery to get it. It was not easy to find an old grave suitable. Then it took much work to tie it together so it would play the part at All. Bat that last trick was quite enough. They sent me to Washington saying mine was the worse Case of Insan Ity they had Ever circumstance adj evidence. It is quite common and some would think it fashionable to cry out against circumstantial evidence while the fact a fact not to be no evidence is More reliable. Circumstances do not lie they Are trustworthy As far As they go and the Only thing required to Render the evidence indisputable is that no link in the Chain shall be lacking. To be sure there is liability to error but it is not through danger that the circumstances May prove treacherous but that a witness May be mistaken in his direct evidence or testimony. Absolutely and truly his direct recounting of what a mail Lias himself seen or always to be accepted wit i caution and it not infrequently happens that such testimony Given in the utmost Good Faith proves false and treacherous. Let me Tell you a Story to illustrate what i mean. It transpired about Twenty years ago on the shores of the Hudson. A Young forget the name jut we will Supply Adams was missed from her Home. Her disappearance caused intense excitement and the excitement ran wild when it was at length announced that she had been murdered. Her body had been found on he shores of a tributary of the Hudson River with bruises upon her head which Jave ample evidence that her death had Jeen a violent one. Such bruises might have been gained y tailing upon the rocks above the spot where the remains were found but there Werp other circumstances that pointed in another and More ghastly direction. A Young Man named William Clay pole was arrested under accusation of he murder of Mary Adams. A preliminary examination before Justice afforded sufficient evidence to bind him Over to appear before a jury. Claypole had waited upon miss Adams for a Jear or More and during the two or three months past their Intercourse Hao not of the happiest kind. She was proved to be Gay and laughter Oving with a Light volatile disposition a and impulsive and Imp sent of restraint. Claypole it appeared Tiad been exceedingly jealous and exact my prone to Lault finding and ready to make his affianced miserable and fearful if she dared to look smilingly upon Aneth r Man. It was proved by several witnesses that Claypole had threatened miss Adams with terrible vengence if he Ever caught Ier doing certain trifling things again and a Man of the Man resp Eta ble and seen the Twain to Jether in angry discussion on the very right of the murder. He had been on his Way Home on foot and walking leisurely along the River s Bank not a Hundred Yards irom where the dear body had been found. He bad Uearl Claypole use language of terrible significance and one sentence spoken loudly and distinctly he could repeat Woid for word and swear to it. It was a Bright Moonlight a had gained but a Short distance from the angry pair when he saw the Man the girl by the Arm and fiercely exclaim i d rather kill you and throw your body into this cold flood than live under such torment As you be made me suffer for the last few weeks. Beware i Tell you woman i am to this the Man swore most positively. He remembered the circumstances and the exact Date and that was on the even ing of which Mary had Lett her Home not to return. William Claypole was committed for trial and in due time he was brought before the jury. If anything the evidence before the More conclusive than had been the preliminary evidence. There was More of it and it All pointed directly to the accused. In fact if Mary Adams had been killed it was an absolute impossibility that Auy one else could have done it. That she could have killed herself was a proposition not to be entertained. William Claypole told his Story. Most of the evidence he acknowledged True. He had been exceedingly jealous and he had threatened the girl and though he could not clearly remember All that he might have said under the influence of Strong passion yet he would not deny that the Man who had reported his last terrible speech upon the River Bank had reported correctly. He said he had been there with Mary on that evening and he remembered that he saw the witness on the Road. Atter seeing witness he spoke the angry impulsive words to Mary. He could Only swear to the simple fact that very shortly after using the language just presented to had become startled by his own fierce passions arid bade her go to her Home telling her that he hoped he might never see her again. With that she had left him and he knew no More. Claypole s Story bore Tho stamp of truth in everything save the bearing up on it of the facts already stated. Every body was sorry. Nobody believed that William Claypole Ever nourished murder in his heart. It had been but Tho Crea Ture of dreadful Imp Ilse. Yet the evidence was All against him not a Point Whereon to hang a doubt and he was t Quad guilty of murder. One Bright pleasant Day while Wil Liam Claypole Lay crushed and broken in his dark cell and while the people Shook their Heads in sorrow that one Boyoung and promising should meet so Ter Rible a such a Day Mary Adams appeared before the Jailer Aad demanded to see the prisoner who had been accused of her murder. The jailor came nigh to fainting with superstitious terror but by and by the applicant succeeded in convincing him that she was a thing of flesh and blood like other women and he admitted her to the prison. We need not describe the scene that followed the meeting of the lovers. In some respects it was sacred. In due time the custodians of judicial Power and authority came to the Pris on where they listened to a new revela Tion. Mary Adams was not dead at All the Story which her Lover had told was Trie. On that night of the quarrel fearing that he might do some rash thing and really desirous Lor the time of getting out of the Way and beyond his knowledge she returned secretly to her House where she made up a Small bundle of necessary clothing and then unknown to any one she crept away Aad before morning she was beyond the possibility of reach or recognition. Having found a new Home in a far away mountainous Region she had not seen any newspaper until Ahe had been several weeks in her new Home. She read the account of her own death and of the arrest of her old Lover for her murder with astonishment and now she had come to set matters right. As Fortune would have it on the very Day of miss Adam s return an officer from an insane Asylum appeared in search of an escaped patient whom after weeks of labor he had succeeded in tracing in that direction. He saw the garments that had been taken from the body of the dead woman and recognized them at once As having belonged to Bis patient. The initials a. Which had been supposed to stand for Mary Adams were really meant to represent Morton or Ough the officer saw miss Adams and declared that if he had met her on the Highway or in a crowded pub Lic conveyance he should certainly have arrested her. Her resemblance to the patient he had sought was wonderful. And so the truth was known at last. By a fortunate revolution of the wheel Light came to Mary Adams and her re appearance upon the scene came with saving Power to William Claypole. The lovers went away from the prison together and certainly we have very just ground for the belief that the ordeal trough which they had passed had been such client in its terrible experience to Ead and sustain them in the Only Safe and peaceful Way of Way of trustful love and Wise forbearance. Behold from cries one the danger of relying upon circumstantial but we beg that one s Pardon. The circumstances did not lie it was the direct testimony that proved false As is very often Apt to be the chased by Abate sport. William h. Hallock who not Long ago was a passenger on a steamship of the Pacific mail company Tella of an exciting experience while the ship was off the coast of Guatemala. A spout of tremendous Power suddenly appeared near the ship. In the midst of the consternation the Captain or dered his coarse reversed and soon the Steamer was driving along with the waterspout in Pursuit its Crest was hid Den in a dark Maes of Cloud its base seeming to operate like an immense revolving Calendar while the entire external Periphery formed a Cushion of foam Over which the sea Bird screamed occasionally seizing upon the dead fish which came within reach. The spout itself formed a sort of spiral Cylinder streaked with opaque parallel lines through its whole length from the sur face of the sea upward. These lines were evidently ascending columns of water for afterwards the Tipper and lower sections became detached the accumulated volume of water Over head immediately began Ite descent within the body of the spout As though it had been the valve of an immense syringe. The water thus released must have been equal to several tons As it was solid and almost Black and re turned to the sea with a loud Roar All the Ether parts of the Aerial Structure gradually dissipating. Perhaps the most singular of All was the serpentine form assumed by the Section nearest the Clouds which moved off at first Al most horizontally and then turned up itself in a perfect Coil so that for a moment when the end of the aqueous whatever it around squarely to the Eye of the observer showing a Section it resembled a Ball of Ink. When the spout was in its finest condition lightning several times flew through the Penumbra in Zig Zag courses making a spectacle not Only terrible in the manifestation of Power but Sublime and Philadelphia times. What eyes Are for. The saying that the faculty of speech was Given to men that they May conceal their thoughts is eclipsed by a reply attributed to the Ohe Valier Bhimsen. He was present with Bishop Bloomfield and others at a clairvoyant the Bishop amazed at the performance which of course he could not explain what then were our eyes Given us Bunsen immediately replied to limit our this certainly is a Clever Paradox. The significant truth it expresses is confirmed in every observing Man s experience. The hopeful and sanguine and curious see mentally and can give the exact dimensions capacity and style of in the but when actual sight and experience Are appealed to the airy vision is limited and Circum scribed by stubborn facts. Half our lives Are spent in dreaming and the sight in dreams is far reaching and magnifying. Bring the theories of philosophers and scope of their imagined to the test that seeing is believing and then they frequently find the things they think they see Are but dissolving views. In Tho political Field the far seeing politicians Are preparing then Elyes for an. Illustration of Bunsen s definition. All see but since All do not see alike there must be Many cases of color blindness and the Roseate Hue in the actual Light of events will prove itself somber to ninety and nine. If our eyes Are Given us to limit our vision those Are Wise who make the limit include what they actually know and never Overlook the present and practical in trying to peer Ledger. The latest Puzzle is this hard eggs boiled Man. The trick is to get the eggs inside the Man without breaking the shells. Cd kids superstition. A Romance of the billiard Cue. A great Deal Hae been written about the Odd superstition of gamblers but nothing concerning those equally inter Esting Monoma bios billiard its. The other evening As the writer was impatiently brushing away one of those Moths called so frequently found buzzing around billiard Hall gaslight and which was seriously disturbing the accuracy of our carols the proprietor of advanced and carefully catching the fluttering insect in his hat put it outside the window unharmed. Excuse me he said but i am very superstitious about those Little Fellows. Would t Hutt one of them for the world. They bring the place Good what makes you think Well you Sec gentlemen i was t always As Well fixed As i am How. Five years ago i was a professional player. Not one of the Way up Sharps but about second rate. All the same i had got the billiard fever and in spite of everything my poor old Mother and wife could say i spent my time in trying to become a great player when i should been working at my Trade. Things went Iron bad to worse. Every time i d manage to scrape up a stake and get a match of with some of the big cues i d get beat and we d All have to face starvation again. Well after a while i took to drinking through misery and desperation and i d got about As Low and seedy and broke up As you often see a Man. I was sick of the balls by that time. I hated pm with All my heart but what was the use of a starving Man trying to Brace up and Rol orm i d forgotten most of my Trade then and nobody wanted to Bire a Man that was t steady. So i just kept away from my miserable Home and was just about to jump off the Dock when one night while 1 was moping in a Oil Liard room one of the big professional players who had just made a lot of Money came up and began Chaft ing me on my playing. I Dida t look up or pay any attention As i was used to be ing made game of in those Days so presently he says Tell you what i la do with you Bob i la bet you five thousand to one Hun dred that i can beat you 50 Points in 500 French game 1 of course he knew i had t a Hun dred cents but just then up Steps a half Light sporting Man who had overheard he bet and slapping Down the Money lie said Well that s pretty Good Odds i guess i la take pm stranger the expert would t be Blu died be Side he thought playing me was about the same As picking up the Hundred in the Street. There was t the least Dan Ger in such a rattled and let Down cuss is i was to the match was made to come off of the next evening and the Money put cent Al on the pot. You can reckon i did t sleep much that night and the next Day 1 was Al most crazy with nervous excitement. Somehow 1 got the idea in my head that perhaps after All something a Hap Aen that i could win. There did t seem o be the ghost of a Chance on the merits of the thing because my opponent was the state Champion and had beaten men who could almost discount me. But still could t help hoping Don t you see i could t eat no More than sleep and i even forgot to drink i was in such a fever. Well when the game began at the very first shot a Moth flew into the Light and fell Down on the table. It has turned off halt of one of its wings and As it fluttered Oft on the floor the Marker raised his foot to crush it. Somehow some Liing made me Stop him and i picked it up and put it out of the open window. You see i had a kind of Fel Low feeling Tor the poor friendless Little Hing. It was in hard Luck like me. I new that if that game went against me it was my last on Earth that i should will myself before morning sure and Well i Porter want to think that my last act had been a kind one it Only to an in sect. I Don t suppose though you get on the idea we said we got on perfectly and the proprietor continued they All laughed at my being so me crazy i sup pose and the game went ahead. I Nev played in such Good form in my life As i did that night but it was no use All the same. Before i had scored three i Undrea the other was within Twenty five of going out and when lie slipped up at the end of a run of ninety six and i chalked my Cue for the last time i knew he d never give me another show and that next time he was bound to run out. I fired away and my shot got the two red in the jaw. As i had to play Clear Down the length of the table to count on them i expected of course to Knock them apart the next shot. My hand trembled like the ague and i could hear my own heart beat As i played bless your soul the reds stayed together in the Crotch As though they had been glued there. I kept on playing on them sometimes tapping them a Little harder than i meant a my nervousness but still the balls did t move. I kept on and on three Hundred. And so on crept along the string one by by one until pour said the scorer and As my eyes failed and my head spun round i made one final shot and then that was big we said. Yes but let me Tell you where the Luck came in. When the stakes had been paid and the crowd gone i went Back to the table and examined the balls and gentlemen i Hope i May never stir if right under one of them was t that very same singed Moth. The Little cuss must have fluttered in again and got mashed under the Ball in such a Way As to prevent its lolling and Utic for it i would t be hereto night. I set myself up in this Saloon with the stake i won Itiat night and have made Money Ever since. But i be never played for Coin since and i never arid leaving the players to Ponder Over the moral of this Little Romance of Cue the proprietor went off to draw some suicide in France. The most recently published figures show that suicide is on the increase a France. Before the Franco German War Tho average number of suicides Only slightly exceeded a year and now they exceed in Paris there Are three times As Many suicides committed As in the country. Most of the men who destroy themselves Are Bache lors. The Spring is the time of year when suicide is most frequent and death by hanging is More usually resorted than any other Mode of being considered More expedit Toufi

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