The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, June 05, 1890, Image 3
PASSENGER WAR ENDED. Chicago, May 30, The western pus Mr rata war ended. The war Las bet the longest and baa inflicted greater losses on the roada than any in history. All tba roada are glad to quit It wee a (airly hilarious lot of passen ger man which mat yesterday and in pursuance of tba instructions of thai r presidents unanimously paased the fol lowing: Rseolved, that on and after June 9 passenger rates in the territory of the Western States Passenger association be restored to the tariff in effect Decem ber 31, im, and that the said tariff be effective to all points subject to only the regular tariff changes made by the Trans-kliseouri association since Decem ber 3L The meeting adjourned until next Tuesday morning, whan it is probable that the reorganization of the Western States Passenger association will be considered. Alaaaaaa Itaaaueratlc Coaveatloa. MoNroGMEKv, Ala., June 2. Colonel Thomas O. Jones was nominated for governor by the democratic convention. The platform adopted reaffirms al legiance to the principle of the demo cratic party aa "promulgated by Jeffer soo, defend. 1 by Jackson and main tained by Grover Cleveland." It holds that any interference on the part of the federal government in the selection of senators and representatives in congress is a usurpation of power unwarranted by the constitution.. Unalterable oppo sition to the present high tariff is de clared, and a liberal and thorough sys tem of public schools favored. It further declares that the welfare of the entire people of the state, without re gard to race or color, deends upon the continued administration of public af fairs by the democratic party, which lone combines the intelligence exper ience and the virtue necessary to per petrate the blessings of free government therein, and that the continuation in power of that party is the highest duty of all white men. Seataurril far Ten Vi St. Paul, Mink., May :0.- Gerhard t Thaden, one of the principals in the cel ebrated real aetata forgery cane was sen tenced to the penitentiary for ten years. ParteloVaa sentenced last March, re ceiving eight years and' five months. J. B. Tall, the third will probably be so tenced this afternoon. All three weie tried and convicted and their case appealed to the supreme court, where the judgements were affirmed. lataaaa Pealing. Richmond, Va., May 30. Some one climbed up the statue of George Wash ington in the state house grounds and put confederate flags in the hands of the figure. Several protests have been en tered against leaving the flags .there but the authorities did not order tbem taken down and they are atill there. Several other evidences of intense feel ing are visible but only in spots. The Evening Statesman has; ' Robert E. Lee, America's greatest man," over its front. Garfield Moaamrat Dadlratod. Ci-fvitlasd, O., May 31. In the pres ence of a vast multitude and with all the pomp and ceremony but albeit the solemnity befitting the occasion, the me morial erected by the contributions of a f ratef ul country to the honor of James A bram Garfield, canal boat boy, s?hool teacher, soldier, statesman and presi dent, was formally dedicated yesterday. Of the Una of thousand! that were gath ered upon the greenaward of Lake View there were many that had journeyed from far distant points to pay their tri bute of respect to the memory of the aeoond of America's presidents to meet his death by the bullet of an asaassin Two thirds of the state and territories were represented in that throng. Upon the olatform the nation itself, in the person of its ohief magistrate and three of hia constitutional advisers, ient or ficial recognition and countenance to the event, while over all, and aa a pa tbetic aide to the pictu re, the w idow of him whom all met to honor, with her children looked down upon the scene with mingled feelings of pride and sad- HalBlMthe Lottery. Minhrapolu. June 2.-The Journal prints a sensational story today effect in nrominent officials of the Northern Pacific road. It charges that on the night of February 4 the Western Union wires were cut two miles eaat of James town, N. D., and that investigation proves that the work waa dene by a prominent Northern Pacific official and two operators. At the time a great many telegrams both for and against lottery project were passing over the wina aad the operator aidetracked uoh aa were unfavorable to the lottery and rushed the others through. It is charged that they advised the friends of the lottery of the oontents of the mes sages Intended for the enemies of the scheme, thus putting them in possession of their opponents' plana. A long peti tion and lists of names in favor of the lottery were, it la said, rushed through without uharge, while protests egainat the lottery were delayed. Passes were issued, it la alleged, indiaoriminately to the friends of the lottery bill with or ders to conductors tlat they be re turned to the offloiala wbea taken up. The WeaUra Union baa make a full Investigation of the charges, obtaining eisfactory proof of their twin. The World'! Fair BulMlaa;. J At-KMOKviixK, Fla.. Msy 29.A model for the World's fsir building has been forwai ded to Chicago. It contemplates structure in the form of s pyramid 100 feet at the bane and 1,'JOO feet high, to be arranged in aixty stories, each thirty feet high, the material to he en- rely of steel, glass and iron. Two auto raatic railways wind about the building on the outside from top to bottom. Iiullaaa la Bad Way Financially. Indianapolis, Ikd., May 30. Indiana is in a bad way ftnanc:ully. The neces sary running expenses are rapidly in creasing while the income is not, owing to i j adequate taxation. The state audi tor has figured out a deficiency of tfOO,- 0110. which the next legislature must provide for either by increasing the tax levy or making a new loan. An in creased levy and higher appraisement are, hflwever, declared to be inevitably necessary. BaU-hcra' Protective Aaaoclatlon. Cincisati, O., May 30. The Butchers' Protective association yesterday elected officers adopted a national trade mark and adjourned. Two Woawa Flogf-d by White Capa. Louisville, Kv., May 29, A band of white caps, thirty in number, visited Corydon, Iud., at 1 o'clock this nio. nint; and proceeded to the house occupied by Lucy Noyes and Jane Flag, two women of questionable reputation. The women were dragged out of bed, taken to the edge of town, tied to trees and flogged until both had fainted from puin. Their tongues were then cut, and the white caps departed leaving their vic tims insensible where they had fallen at the foot of the trees. Besides their general bad character, the two women were suspected of having started the recent fires at the fair grounds near Corydon. Ilea Hawklna llangrd. Wahiiihotok, May 30. Bnjamin Hawkins waa hanged at noon yesterday for the murder of his wife in March. No Additional Hudlm. Sam Fbahoihco, Cal., J une 2. No ad ditional bodies have been recovered from the Oakland estuary, where the train was wrecked Friday afternoon. This leaves the list of identified at thir teen. Engineer Dunn is still missing, but it is not thought that he is drowned as the statement is made that he was seen by one of the Oakland railwny of flcials a abort time after the accident. The Cm i Ievlded Chicago, May 29. Judge Collins, this morning decided the case of Francis N, Charlton against theChicago gas trust He sustained the bill of the plaintiff for a receiver for the trust and enjoined the defendent and the four gaa compan'u from tranaferring any stock, money or assets to any persons or corporation, Judge Collins said he would announce the name of the receiver tomorrow. Robbed of Jewelry and Razor. Stanton, Ia., May Sk. The store of C. W. Swanson was broken into last night, and gxxls valued at several hun dred dollars were taken. Juat how much the loss will be is not known. A large number of Swedish razor j and o great deal of jewelry were also taken. Men have been sent this morning in search of the burglars. Nenalble Iteaolntloha Adopted. Washidoton, May 30. The railroad commissioners' convention yesterday adopted resolutions favoring a uniform classification and a greater uniformity in its annual reports and railway ac counting. In the matter of safety ap uliancea. the members of the convention almost unanimously favored the legis lation requiring railroads to be sup plied with the latest improved couplers. brakes, etc. ladeta In t'auip. Hastings, Nkb., May 30. One hun dred and ten cadets, under command of Lieutenant Griffeth, arrived here yes terday. They go into camp at Dick Berlin's park where they will remain until next week. They will take part in the memorial services today and on Sunday will be joined by company F, Nebraska national guards, and in the afternoon lie reviewed by Governor Thayer and ataff. Mayor Clark in a speech welcomed the cadets the city to Killed by Lightning. w. if w Nr.n.. Mav 30. A farmer named Edwards, residing near Weston, waa struck by lightning and instantly Will! last mailt about eight o'clock. He waa a son of Rev. Jonathan Edwards tnd was very highly see pec ted. Con aiderable damage waa done to property .a a a 1 by the storm in trie vicinity oi meau. Forbidden to Make VialM. Hamilton. O.. May 30. The lady man avers of the Western female seminary some time ago forbade the students of Miami university to visit the girls of the seminary. On Tuesday evening theaa r tha famale teachers drove to Oxford to attend a Methodist church so cal.,When the social waa over their IG00 horse and carriage were missing. The horse was found yesterday morning dead and fearfully mutilated. Four Miami university boys have confessed to President Warfleld, who refuses to a-ive their names, that ihey did the work. Parlahed la the flaaaaa. Philadelphia, June 2. The mills of J. and R. Ritchie and Tohmas R. Wilson burned this afternoon. Two employes perished in the flames. Will Break ap Uh UialillcrlM. Cisci.nhati, O., May 30. The w hisky trust has adopted a new plan to break up the distilleries w hich are not in the combine. A meeting of the trustees of the great monopoly wss held here, 'jut the proceedings were kept secret. It has leaked out, however, that the trust will sdopt a system of rebates. They will give a rebate of 7 percent to dis tributors who do not purchase from outside houses. Prices of whiskey will be advanced to $1.10 or $1.12 to enable the trust to do tine and the rebate will be paid at the end of each six months. ICE 80,000 YEARS OLD. A Mia la California la Which There H rarpataal Frost. The altitude of the Stevens mine on Mount McClellan (California) is 2.500 feet. At the depth of from 60 to 200 feet the crevice matter, consisting of silica, calcite, and ore, together with the surrounding wall rock, U a solid frozen mass, say au exchange. Mc Clellan is one of the highest eastern spurs of the snowy range. It has the form of a horse-shoe, with a bold es carpment of feldspario rock nearly t,0U0 feet high, which, iu some places, is nearly perpendicular. Iu descending iuto the mine nothi ng unusual occurs until a depth of eighty or ninety feet Is reached, when the frozen territory begins and continue" for over 200 feet. There are no indi cations of a thaw summer or winter. The whole of the 200 feet of frozen walls is surrounded by massive rocks. The miners, being unable to excavate the frozen material with pick and drill in tho usual way, found that the only way to mine iu this peculiar lode was to kindle a huge fire against the -'face" of the tunnel and in the morning take out the ore that had been thawed loose during the night in fact, this was the only mode oi mining used while going through the frozen belt some ten or fifteen years since. The tunnel is now many hun dred feet deep, and still there is no diminution of the frost. There is, so for as can bo seen, no opening or chan nel through which the frost could pos sibly have reached such a depth from the surface. Besides this there are many other mines in the same vicinity in a like frozen state. The theory is that the rock was de posited in glacial times, when there was cold cnougn to freeze tne very earth's heart. In that case the mine is an ice-bouse whose stores have remain ed unthawed for at least 80,000 years. A he phenomenon is not uncommon or inexplicable when openings can be found through wmcu a current of air cau pass; but cases which, like the Stevens mine, show no opening for air-currents must be referred to im bedded icebergs of the glacial period Feeding Canary Birds, A mod manv pconle don't know how to take care of canary birds, and L therefore, give them the following ad vice which I got from a bird-fancier: Mever give your bird sugar, or tigs, or raisins, or anytmng sweet, except small piece of swept apple (peeled) twice a week. Put the apple in the cage in the morning and take it out at night. It should have all the rape and canary seed it wants and gravel should be kept at the bottom of the cage. Avoid feeding tho bird celery, Twice a week feed it on one-third of a boiled egg, using both tho white ' and tho yellow of tho egg. Grate up the egg; that is better than putting it iu whole, uivo it me egg trio day Dciore it gets the apple and as large a piesu of tho former as of the latter. Lot it havo a bath every other day. using water with tho chill taken off." JCpocfk A Mad King's Strange Way. The Hamburger Corrtspondcnz pub I'.shes a description, purporting to coma from a "very reliable source," of the state of King Otto, of Bavaria. "If appearance King Otto is robust. His enormous beard, which be never per mits to be cut, extends down to his breast. His eves crcncrallv cazo into vacancy, and ho only rouses liimsel sometimes when his old servant, Mist Mary, who nursed bim as a boy on her knees, approaches him. Then, in a sonorous baritone voice, be calls out to her to bring him something, perhaps a glass of beer, but when it arrives he immediately throws it away. Othei persons ho passes by as if ho never saw them. i - "Strict orders are given that no on shall bow to him, nor address a word to him during his walks. Freqnently the unfortunate King, under the influ ence of his hallucinations, stands in a corner, violently gesticulating and speaking of imaginary personages. After such an attack complete apathy usually sets in, which lasts for hours. His Majesty is a passionate smoker, consuming twenty to thirty cigarettes a day. The number of lucifcr matches ho uses is enormous, as he generally lights a whole box at once and enjoyi throwing it away while in flames. "His manner of life is regulated with strict care, bis dot being fixed by the eiysicianon service. Dr. Snell and r. Ranke take a mouth's duty alter nately, and every Sunday a visit is paid by the Director of the dlstriot luuatic asylum. Dr. Gasley, who revises the medical reports. At meals the King its at the head of the table, and at a certain distanco the adjuncts, the physician and tho Court Marshal. Th King eaU with a hearty appetite.drinlu a few glasses of beer, and now and theft calls in a sharp tone of command for a glass of his favorite vtaa. He insist on being completely unobserved, and be himself takes to notice of his guests. What he wishes for is brought at a sign from the physician. The King uses knife and terk like every one else, but be often scorns to use a table napkin, and be isakei hit coal serve the pur tinea MERLE'S CRUSADE. BY BOSA HAUCnBTTK CAKET. AmtXor of "Barbara HeathcotS Trial,' Wnk' Whim," "77k Search m . Ban LyndhurnV - CHAPTER XIII. UNCLE KEITH. I had been obliged to defer my visit tc Annt Agatha for more than a fortnight and it was not until an early day in Octo ber that I could find a leisure afternoon. I believe that only very busy and bard worked people really enjoy a holiday listless and half-occupied lives know noth ing of the real holiday feeling and the joyousness of putting one's work aside foi a few hours of complete idleness. I felt almost as buoyant and light-hearted as a child when I caught sight of t h old bridge and the gray towers of AL Saints. The river looked blue and cleat iu the October sunshine; there were bur get floating idly down the stream; a small steamer had just started from the tiuj pier; two or three clumsy-looking boats with heavy brown sails were moored U the shore; there was a man in a red cap ir. one of the boats; two or three bare-legger urchins were wading iu the water. Then was a line of purple shadow in the dis tance, little sparkles of suulight every where, jellow and red leaves fluttering, s little skiff with a man in white flannel comiug rapidly Into sight, omuibuaeg. cabs, heavy wagons clattering over the bnJtre. Beyond the white arches of tht new bridge the busy hum of workers, the heaving of great craues, the toil aud strain of human activity. The sight always fascinated me, and stood aside with others to watch until a well-known figure In the dlstauce recalled me with a start. Surely that was Aunt Agama crossing the road by ths bridge; no oue else walked in that way that quick, straightforward walk, that never seemed to linger or hesitate, that could only belong to her. Yes, it waa she, for there was the dear woman holding out her hands to me, with the old kind smile breaking over her face. "I came to meet yon, Merle; I did not want to lose one minute of your company, but I was a little late after all, dear child. What a stranger you are, all these months that we have not metl" "It has seemed a long time to me, Annt Agatha; so much seems to have happened sluce I was last here." "You may well say so," she returned, gravely; "we have both much for which to to be thankful. Your accident. Merle, which might have bad such grave results, and" here she checked herself, but something in her manuer seemed strange to me. "We need not walk quite so fast, sure ly," I remonstrated. "How these people Jostle one! and I want to talk to you so." "And I to you. Never mind, we shall find a quiet corner under the shadow of St. Mary's." And as she spoke we turned InuUlie narrow flagged path skirting the church, with the tombs aud gray old head stones gleaming here and there. There were fewer people here. Are you sure you are qnlte well?" I begaD, rather anxiously. "You are look ing paler than usual, Aunt Agatha, aud, If it be not my fancy, a little thinner." "Yes, and older, and perhaps a trifle graver," she returned, rather briskly; but I thought her cheerfulness a little forced. "We have not yet learned how to grow younger, child. Well, If you must know and this Is why I came to meet you, that we might have our little talk together I have not been without my troubles; your uncle has been very 111, Merle, so ill that, at one time, I feared I might lose him; but Providence has been good to me and spared my dear husband." And here Aunt Agatha's voice trembled and her eyeagrew misty. I nas almost too shocked to answer; but my Irst words were to reproach her for keeping me In ignorance. "You must not blame me. Merle," she replied, gently. "1 wanted you dreadful ly; I felt quite sore with the longing to see you, but 1 knew you could not come to me. Mrs. Morton was in Scotland: you were in sole charge of those children. Unless things grew worse, I knew I had no right to summon you. Thank God, I was spared that necessity; the danger only lasted forty-eight hours; after that he only required all the nursing I could give him." "Annt Agatha, it was not right; you ought to have told me." "I thought differently. Merle; I put my self in your place you could not desert your post, and you would ouly have grown restless with the longing to come and help me the sume feeliug that made you hide your accident from me led me to suppress mv trouble. I should only have burdened your kind heart, Merle, and spoiled your present enjoyment. 1 sold to myself, -uei the child be liappy; sue win oniy iret ner- self Into a fever to help mo, and she must do her duty to her employers.' If Ezra had got worse I must have written; when he grew better I preferred tolling you nothing until we met." I shall never trust you again!" i oursr out, for this reticence wounded me sorely. "How am I to know If things nrt well with you If you are always keeping me In the dark f" "It will not happen again, Merle; In deed, my dear, I can promise you that It shall never happen. , IC you bad been at Prince's Gate I should have summoned you at once, but, In your position, how could I ask you to desert your post. Merle, when those who placed you tliere were hundreds of miles awayf" I saw what she meant, and I conld not deny that she had kept me in ignorance for my own peace of mind. It was Just her unselfishness, (or I knew how she must have longed for me; we were so much to each other, ws were so sure of mutual sympathy and help. Aunt Aga tha cried a little when she saw tow hurt I was, and then, of course, I tried to com tort her, and I very soon succeeded. I never could bear to see her unhappy, and I knew It was only her goodness to me. I begged her to tell me alxmt Uncle Keith's Illness, and she soon put me In possession of the salient points. He had worked a little too hard, and then had got wet in a thunder-storm, ana a snarp attack of inflammation bad been the re sult. . "He considers himself wen now," she continued, "but he Is still very weak, and will not be able to resume work for anoth er week or two. H is employers have been very kind: thev seem to value him hlgWy. Obi he has been so patient, Merle, It has been quite a privilege to nurse htm; not a complaint, not an Irritable word. I al ways knew be wss a good man, but ill ness is such a test of character. " "But yon have worn yourself ont," I grumbled; "you do not look well." But sue imerrapted me. "Do not noiiee my looks before your nncle'slie aaid, pleadingly; "he is so anxious about me; but indeed I am only a little tired; I shall be better now I have told you and got it over. You have been ou my mind. Merle, and then that horrid accident." But I would not let her dwell npou that. We bad reached the cottage by this time, and Patience was wstcbing for us; she looked prettier and rosier than ever. I found Uncle Keith sitting pillowed np in an arm-chair by the drawing-room Are. I thought he looked shrunken, and there was a Diocbed look about his featnres. He had not grown youuger and hand somer to my eyes, but as be turned his prominent, brown eyes on me with a kind look of welcome, and held out his thin' hand, 1 kissed him with real affection, and my eyes were a little wet. "Hir-rumpb, my dear, I am pleased to see you there, there, never mind my stupid illness; I stn quite a giant now, eh, Agatha? It is worth being ill, Merle, to be nursed by your aunt: oh, quite a lux ury, I assure you! Hir-rnmph." And here Uncle Keith cleared his throat in his usual fashion, and stirred the fire rather loudly, though he looked a little paler af ter the exercise. "But I am so dreadfully sorry. Uncle Keith," I said, when Aunt Agatha had taken the poker from him and bustled out of the room to fetch him some jelly, "to thiuk I never kuew how ill you were." "That was all the better, child," he re turned, cheerfully. "Agatha was a wise woman not to tell you; but there are not many people in the world, Merle, who would come up to your auut, not many," rubbiug his bauds together. "No, indeed, Uncle Keith," "How do you think she looks?" he con tinued, turning rouud rather sharply. "Have I tired her out, eh?" "She looks a little tired, certainly." "Hir-rumph, I thought so. Agatha, my dear," as she re-entered with the Jelly, "I do not waut nil this waiting on now; it is my turn to wait on you. I must not wear out such a good wife, must I, Merle?" And though we both laughed at that, and Auut Agutha preluded that he was only iu fun, it was almost pathetic to see how he watched her busy movements about the room, and how he begged her again and again to sit down, aud not tire her self; aud yet she loved to do it. I think we ljoth of us knew that. I was not dis posed to pity Auut Agatha as I had done in former years, l'erhaps 1 had grown older aud more womanlr in those eight months of service, and less disposed to he critical on quiet, maUer-ot-fact lives. On the contrary, 1 began to uuuerstand in a vague sort of way that Auut Agatha was garnering in much happiness iu her use fill middle age, in her honest, siugle-cyed ssrvice. Love had come to her iu a sober guise, aud without pretension, b'nt it was the light sort ot love after all, no doubt. To youthful eyes, Uncle Keith was not more of a hero; but a plain honest man, even though he has a fewer inches than his fellows, may have merit enough to fill oue woman's heart, and I ceased to won der at Aunt Agatha's infatuation in be lieving herself a happy woman. We had not much talk apart that day. Aunt Agatha could not leave Uncle Keith, but I never felt him less in the way. 1 talked quite openly about things; he was as much interested as Aunt Agatha in listening to my description of Marshlands and Wheeler's Farm, and had not a dis senting word when I praised Gay Cheritou In my old enthusiastic way, and only soft "hir-rumph" interrupted my account of Reggie's accident It was Aunt Agatha who walked back with me over the bridge In the soft Octo ber twilight. Tired as she was, she re fused to part with me until the last min ute, "Yon must come again soon, Merle." she said, as we parted; "Ezra amt I are not young people now, and a bright face does ns both good, and your face has grown very bright one, Merle." Was Aunt Agatha right, I wondered? Had I really grown happier outwardly? Had the Inward peace of satisfied con science and a heart at rest cast Its reflec tion of brightness? I was certainly very happy just then; my lite was growing wider, friends were coming round me, in terests were thickening, there was mean lug and purpose In each opening day. I no longer thought so much of myself and my own feelings; the activities of life, the needs aud joys of others, seemed to press and crush out all morbid ideas. 1 had so many to love, and so many who seemed to need me and care for me. J. went more than once to Putney dur ing the next two or three weeks.. My mi tress was far too sympathizing and unsel fish to keep me from my own people when they needed me; on the contrary, she was always full of contrivances that I ahould be spared. November passed very pleasantly. Mrs, Mortou was recovering strength slowly but surely; she was no longer a prisoner to her dressing-room, but could spend the greater part of the day In the drawing- room or in her husband's library. But she still continued her invalid hab its, and saw few people. I still sat with her In the afternoon, and either Joyce or Reggie played about the room. When Mr. Morton was absent I came down to her in the evening, and read or talked to her. I prized these hours, for in them learned to know my sweet mistress more Intimately and to love her more dearly. At the beginning of December Gay came to ns. I was looking forward to her visit with some eagerness, though I knew my evenings would then be spent in the nurs ery, as Mrs. Morton would only need her sister's society; but, to my great surprise, T waa anmmnnert to the drawinff-ronm on the eveulug ot her arrival. She had lust come iu time to dress for dinner, and we had not yet seen her. I could scarcely credit Travera' message when she deliver ed It "Will you please go down to the little drawing-room, Miss Fen ton? Miss Gay wants to see you, and my mistress does not care to be left alone." She started up and came to meet me with outstretched hands. She looked pret tier than ever, and her eyes were shining with happiness. "I am so glad to see yon, Merle. I want ed to come up to the nursery, but this spoiled woman how you have all spoiled herl refused to be left She said Hannah wonld be there, and that we could not talk comfortably." "Yes, but there was another reason," returned my mistress, smiling; and Gay blushed and cast down her eyes. ' "I wanted to tell vou the usws mvself. because 1 knew you would be Interested. Sit down, Merle, In your usual place, and guess what has happened." I dirt not need to guess; the nrst look at Gay's happy face had told me, and then I had glanced at a certain linger. Opal tell their own tales, w. f,-r: "Guess." continued my mistress, mls chievously. "Who waa the guest watt came ofteuest to Marshlandsr" "There were two who came most fre quently." I returned, looking steadily ia U Gay's blushing face, "Mr. Hawtry and Mr. Koasiter. But I do not need to ns told it is Mr. RosaiUr." And Gay jump ed up and kissed me in her impulsive way. I could see that she was pleased I had guessed it "I told you it would be no news to her, Vi," she said, breathlessly. "Do you re member our talk in the orchard. Merle, when I told you I was afraid of poverty?" "Yes; but I knew you mag m tied yout ears. Miss Gay." But she shook her head at that. I hate it just as much as ever. 1 tall Walter I am the worst possible person tot a poor man's wife, and if you ,ask Violel she will agree with me, but I am obliged to have him, poverty and all; he would not take 'No' for an answer." I think Walter was very seusible," re turned her sister. "I should have despised him for giving you np." "He would never have done that, re plied Gay, with decision, "until I had married somebody else; and there waa no chance of that You are grave, Merle: do you mean to forbid the bans? Why do you not congratulate me?" . I do congratulate you with all my heart Will that content you?" To be sure: but what then. Merle?" I ought not to say, perhaps. If you . have made up your mind. I like Mr. Ros siter. He is young, but he seems very good. But do you remember what I said to you that evening, Miss Gay, when we were watching the moon rise over Squire Hawtry's corn-fields that your environ ment just suited you? I can't realise Marshlands without you." I saw the sisters exchange a meaning look, and then Gay said, in a low voice: 'What should you say, Merle, if I am not to leave Marshlands if my father refuses to part with me?" I do not think that would answer. Mrs. Markham would be mistress, and you have told me so often that she does not like Mr. Rossiter." 'There are to be changes at Marshlands, Merle," broke In my mistress; she had been listening to us with much Interest, and I wished Mr. Morton could have seen her with that bright, animated look on her face.- "Adelaide will be mistress there no longer. A young cousin ot ours, Mrs. Austin, who was with Adelaide in Cal cutta, has just lost her husband. She Is an invalid, is very rich, and very helpless, and has no one except ourselves belonging to her. She is very fond of Adelaide, and she has begged her to live with her, and superintend her establishment. She has a large house at Cbislehurst, aud so Ade laide, and Rolf, and Judson are to take up their abode with her." Things have not been very pleasant lately, Merle," observed Gay, gravely. Adelaide has set her face against my marrying Walter, and she has worried father aud tormented me, and made things rather difficult for all of us. It is quite true, as she says, that Walter Is poor, and has no present prospects," continued Gay; "and she has dinned his poverty so Inces santly into father's ear that he has trot frightened about it, and has made up his mind that he will not part with me at all that Walter must make his home with There was a terrible scene when Adelaide heard this; she declared she would not stop In the house under these conditions. And then Amy's letter came, and she announced her resolution of liv ing at Chislehurst I do not Mke the Idea of driving Addle away, but," finished Gay, with an odd little laugh, "I think father and I will manage very well with out her."' We talked a little more on the subject . until I was dismissed; and I had plenty of food for my thoughts when I went back to the quiet nursery. (To be Continued,) STORKS TOLO ABOUT SHEEP. What Cam-1 of Two Bands That Persisted lb "Following tha Leader." Several "sheep men" from the Inland Empire were gathered around the store at one of the hotels recently (lis cussing the prospects for mutton this winter and at last they got to telling? stories about sheep, says tho Portland Ortgonian. One told about the captain of a schooner who had a band of sheep ou tho deck of his vessel. As lie was turn ing and twisting the wheel to keep tho schooner on her course, tho old ram who headed the flock, taking umbrage . at his motions, came up behind him and at one full swoop butted him over die wheel. The enraged captain seized ais woolly assailant and threw him over board, when, presto! away went the vholo flock, popping over the rail, one ftcr another, into tho sea. Boats were lowered, and with much labor a portion of the flock was saved. Another told a story which illus trated tho same follow-my-leader trait n the character of sheep. At a port on tho sound one evening lust after the deck hands had got all the freight stowed away there came down 600 sneep to do put on ooaru. ah uaous were vexed because of the delay aud trouble connected with shipping them, but Anally a pen was made of hurdles between decks and a gangway rigged, and in the dusk all was ready to take the sheep on board and they were . started down the gangway. The first one, as he struck the deck, saw an opeuing in the other side of the boat, across which a hurdle had been pUced, Instead of going along to the corral prepared this sheep made a running jump, cleared the hurdle and landed ia -the salt chuck alongside. Every on of the band followed suit and in a short time 600 sheep were struggling - in tba water. The captain, having seen the last one go down the plank, veiled out, . "All right down there P" An answer came back, "All right, sir; send 'era down." "Seud 'em down," roared the captain; "haven't you tbe aheep down there?" "Not a sheep, air," was the reply, and investigation showed that there was not a sheep on the boat. .Tha captain could not delay any longfet and so steamed away, and only small number of the sheep ever got shore. , .. . A writer in an eastern journal, talk ing about church choirfceaye thoy hay become the training school for toe opera stage. "lira good deacons may not neiieve n powiuie, uu a gwaw aw the history of the most poyWlejrKW. b ret tea and prima donnas shows ,t,a4 they graduated from oburoh onoirt.'