The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, May 28, 1891, Image 4

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    Deacon Raokins Daagbter.
"It's dreadful curious that minister's
sons and deacons' (laughters should al
ways be greater trials than other folks'
f'::l"'rp?i. I woulln't hare believed
wheu Sylvia was a child that sue would
grow up to be such a thorn in your
ide, Sister Sarah. But you'll have to
Lear it, ns the Lord's will, and trust
that she'll be brought sometimes to see
tlie error of her ways."
Aunt Dorcas rocked vigorously, and
made her knit! ing-needles click with a
will, as she always did wheu she talked
uf Syl's shortcomings.
Syl, who was in the kitchen making
preparations for dinner, heard every
word through the half open door as it
was very likely Aunt Dorcas meant
that she should; and Syl sighed heavily,
for Aunt Dorcas was the power in the
family, and now that she had taken
aides against her, Syl foresaw grea'er
trials in the future than she had yet en
Syl's trouble was that oldest and
most common among maidens the
course of true love would not be persu
aded to run smooth. Its currei, ; was
ruffled in the most common way, to ,
by her father's stern displeasure, and
her mother's ceaseless fretting and
Years before, when they were both
little more than children, she and Will
Everett had fallen in love with each
other, and the love had grown and
rengthened as they grew to maturity,
it alas! Will was poor, being only a
: irk in the one dry goods store that
i'limptonville boasted. He had his
mother and little sister to support, too;
i d, as I'limptonville people declared,
hjul enough cn his hands without think
ing of getting maried.
Deacon liankin did not object to him
because he was poor. On, no! the dea
con was not as worldly as that accord
ing to his own statement In other
respects Will did not come np to his
Idea of what his aou-iu-law should be.
lie belonged to a secret society, and
the deacon abominated secret societies.
Silas Daggat, the proprietor of the dry
goods store, agreed with him perfectly:
he even had serious doubts as to the
propriety of keeping in his store a
young man who belonged to a secret
society, and used to go to the deacon's
house to ask his advice rnd talk the
matter over, two or three evenings in a
week when be first came to Plimpton
ville and opened the store.
Will smoked ,toa Silas Daggett did
not smoke. He shook his head sadly
over these shortcomings of Will'j and
told the deacon of a great deal of good
advice and warning thrown away upon
the headstrong young man.
Will dressed too well, also; he was
ruining himself by extravagance. Mr,
Silas Daggett was of opinion that f ully
half of his salary was spent in that
way. Countless other accusations, of a
like nature, were brought against poor
Will, aud from twice a week Silas Dag
gett's visits increased to every night,
and finally it became evident that his
visits were intended for Syl, and the
delight of Deacon Rankin and his wife
knew no bounds.
But Syl ungraetful, unreasonable
girl! frowned upon the suit of Mr.
Daggett; she even went so far as to
leave the room when be called, and she
had been caught walking with Will
Everett after her father had forbidden
her speaking to the misguided young
' Now matters were at their very
worst; Silas Daggett bad proposed, and
her father declared she should marry
him. All her tears and entreaties had
availed nothing, and at last she had
got her spirjt up, and stoutly declared
she would never marry Dim.
Aunt Dorcas was sent for In haste;
If anybody could conquer Syl's rebell
ions spirit she could. But even Aunt
Dorcas failed; the utmost concession
that could be obtained from Syl was a
jromise that she will never marry Will
without her father's , consent She
would not promise not to see or speak
to Will, as they tried to nuke her.
Silas Daggett is established in the
deacon's boose as a boarder, that be
anight have all possible opportunity for
prosecuting his suit, and Syl and her
hardness of heart
. Syl began to think she should go
wlM listening to it -
Her patience gave out at last She
abut the pantry door forcibly very
forcibly; I might as well own that she
stammerl it, for Syl was not an angel
by any means. She hardly dared to go
to put into the oven the biscuits she
bad made, for sbe felt so angry that
jhe was not at all sure that she should
set say somethlnglmpertinentto Aunt
Dorcas. But tt had to be done, so she
ran out and whisked them into tat
tea, hoftan.t9wt she might be as heavy
as law boast, see A ant Dorcas was
toaattheso. '
. TTkca she went Wok there was a
tzUG P7 wmdow-Wiirs face
trifcTJ wt3 and brard
1 - irra rst ksz job
' vt j,.c r be
Syl so that she trembled and could not
speak. Will reached through the win
dow and caught her hairls, and almost
crushed them In his clas
"Will you stand by m . Syl, when ail
the world seurus and jeers at me for a
thief, or will you decide that - your
father's world! v wisdom is best after
all, and marry that hon st, godly man,
Silas Daggett r
The fierce scorn In Will's voice told
Syl, that whatever his new trouble
might be, Silas Daggett vraa at the bot
tom of it
"What has he done now? Do tell
me, Will!"
"The stafe was robbed last night
you hadn't heard of that ? The village
is alive with it The safe and mouey
drawer. Stevens paid Daggett five
thousand dollars yesterday: be left it in
the safe, intending, so he says, to put
it in the bank this morning. Of course
lie managad to make suspicion fall on
me at once, and he has a warrant now
for my arrest"
Indignation got the better of Syl's
fears at once. '
"How dared he? how could he?
What possible reason could he give for
suspecting you ?"
"Oh, a good many. Ho is keen
enough, you know, and 1 believe he
has been planning this for a long time.
A key was broken off in the lock of
tlie money-drawer, and the other was
found in the pocket of my coat, which
1 left in the store. Of course it's no
ues for me to say that I left the coat in
the store. Daggett says I didn't, and
of course his word could not be
doubted. Then I was out until after
eleven o'clock last night, cud I can't
say where I was; that is against me
you know."
"Can't? Why not? Don't mind me;
don't think of me! Tell just where you
were, and 1 will tell too! How can he
prove you guilty when you are inno
cent?" "If he can't prove me guilty, neither
can 1 prove myself innocent, and the
disgrace will cliug to me will cling to
you, too, Syl, until you cast me off. I
think you had better do it dear; I seem
fated to bring nothing but trouble
upon you."
Syl's brown eyes flashed, and then
slowly filled with tears.
"Will, don't Ulk Uke that; do try to
to have more hope and courage. Silas
D iggett is a bad man, I know I was
sure of it from the first; and he is sly
and cunning, but we shall find a way
out of this trouble, or, if not we will
bear it together."
Will was evidently not to be cheered,
but Syl's courage made him ashamed
of his weakness. Syl let him stay a
few moments longer; she wanted to
hear the details of thy robbery, and she
could not let him go until she had in
spired him with a little hope and con
fidence, and then she hurried him
away. She knew that it would not
help her cause to have her father find
him there. ' " ' "
When he was ont of sight, Syl sat
down on the window seat and buried
her face in her hands. She had spent
all her stock of hope and courage in
trying to cheer Will. The future did
look gloomy to her.
Silas Daggett was so powerful and so
unscrupulous, and her father would be
sure to be on his side, and leave no
stone unturned to prove Will guilty;
as be said, it would be very hard for
him to prove himself innocent
Silas Daggett had woven a stubble
snare. Syl knew him well enough to
be sure of that She did not believe
that be had been robbed at all, but had
formed the plot for the sole purpose of
ruining Will, and so winning ber or,
rather her lather's money, upon which
bis affections were firmly fixed.
Some way must be found to outwit
him, Syl said to herself, over and over
again, as she sat there in the pantry
window, but still no way suggested it
self; and she had promised never to
marry Will without her father's con
sent, and that would never be given
now. Syl gave way to despair at that
thought, and cried until her head ached
and the biscuits were burned to a cin
der in the oven.
The deacon looked at her red eyes
when he came home to dinner, and hav
ing, doubtless, a little pity for his
daughter in his heart, fore bore to en
large upon the subject of the robbery,
as Syl expected be would; but he spoke
at If there was no doubt of Will's guilt-
Aunt - Dorcas and Syl's mother
groaned in unison, and said It was no
more than they had expected, and Silas
Daggett had or Syl fancied that he
had a look of complacency under the
distress and anxiety that be assumed.
Syl scrutinised him carefully at every
opportunity, and was more firmly eon
vlnced each moment that he himself
was taw robber whom ha expressed
such anxiety to bring to justice; and
ones .' said, quietly, yet with a
ssarcttag glanee at his tees: .
"1 will do aU that I can to bring him
to justice, Mr. Domett."
A dark rad task rata at Iff. Da-
Sfca98 Has bubst1 aaVIBffasa "Hksaw
tiEVki tJxLlU Tory ri f
if. , v'.:
conversation at the
The key of the store door bad been in
Will's possession, and that told against
him. as the thief seemed to have en
tered in that way: at least, according
to Silas Daggett, though Deacon Ban-
kin did remind him that somebody haa
discovered that a window in the back
pvt of the store was unfastened. And
then that h?lf of the broken key found
In Will's pocket! For herself, she had
not the slightest doubt as to how it
eamn there: but could tlie DllbllC ever
be brought to believe that Silas Dag
gett had been guilty of so base an act ?
Tlie next few days were full of anx
iety and suspense that tried her sorely.
Will was examined and committed for
trial. Syl began to feel that she must
do something. She went down to the
store one morning, with no deluiite
Duroose in her mind, but with the
hope that she might make some dis
covery. Silas Daggett, who had grown
more tender and devoted with every
day Bince Will's arrest, was radiant
with delight at receiving a visit from
her. Nothing daunted by Syl's cold
auss, he deseribed to her at great length
the means which the robber must have
taken to secure the money.
"Hut I would like to see the window
which father said was found unfast
ened," Syl said, interrupting him.
And be led the way to it, but at the
same time assuring her rather nerv
ously and with unnecessary vehemence
Syl thought that it was impossible
the thief could have entered in that
(y I looked out of the window, which
was some distance above the ground,
and her eye was instantly attracted by
foot-prints made in the yielding ground
had frozen there securely. Somebody
had climbed in at and jumped out of
that window. The tracks ran down
beside the building, and ended at that
window. Syl said nothing, but it
seemed to her that Silas Daggett must
hear the loud, fierce beating of ber
She flew home on the wind, and rush
ed up stairs to Mr. Daggett's room, and
found a pair of boots in his closet
Hardly waiting to put a piece of paper
around them, she hurried back to the
store. ' But she did not wish to be seen
this time, so she went through a back
street, and stole slyly to that spot be"
neath the window; and Silas' boots
lilted exactly into the tracks! Syl had
expected it, bnt she was wild with de
ight, nevertheless.
If Aunt Dorcas could havs seen the
frantic hugging which she bestowed
upon Silas' boots, she would have been
more fully convinced that her prophecy
would be fulfilled. But Syl's delight
was a little dampened before she
reached home by the reflection that
the discovery she had made might not
be considered sufficient proof of Silas
Daggett's guilt She carried the boots
to his room, with her heart divided be
tween hope and fear.
As she turned to leave the room her
eye was caught by some bits of paper,
which be had evidently used (n shav
ing, lying on the bureau. Tbey were
pieces of a letter, and Syl looked them
over half curiously, half carelessly, un
til she read something that made her
heart beat faster.
"Don't be afraid of a litUe job Uke
that," she read, by putting two of the
pieces together. "Doit yourself," was
another. "In your coat, between the
lining and the outside," on another.
What if that meant the money?
What if he had hidden the money in
that way ? thought SyL She ransacked
his closet and searched all his coats in
vain; and then she sat down and delib
erated, with what result will be seen by
her next action.
"I want you, and Mr. Daggett, and
Sheriff Allen to go down to the store
with me," she said to her father, at the
dinner-table- "I have made a discov
ery that I think may be of some im
portance." : The deacon stared as if he thought
she must have taken leave of her
tenses, and Silas Daggett grew a shade
paler or was it only Syl's fancy ? But
they granted her request, after a little
laughter and jesting about her "dis
covery." Syl led them quietly around to that
spot under the back window, where
the tracks were.
The sheriff opened his eyes wide at
tight of tlie tracks, and said:
"It is strange that these were not
seen before. Here is evidently wheie
the fellow got in."
"Will you ask Mr. Daggett to step
into them?" said Syl, quietly.
They all laughed a little uneasily
Anybody could tee now that, Silas was
"Of coarse Mr. Daggett will not ob
ject to doing so, if it will give you any
satisfaction," said Mr." Allen.
And Silas Daggett could do nothing
but comply with the request," and it
evident to ail that the tracks had
by his feet ,
"But what doss that prove? What
do you mean, Sylvia r aaM the deacon,
afrGy, be evidently perturbed in
soli yl; "only since Mr
win probably
?Oxtat fc between the Mni&r
-J wwaWBr OT Easy
?frMauy aboid
est Syl treaUed
icJilioDs Deceit's
gained from the
dinner table.
sively that doubt Uf I1
He made no reunee, and when U-
coat was opened the bonds and bank
notes which he bd stolen from bin
self were discovered.
The letter by means of which Syl
bad made ber disomy as found to
w frnm friend of
Silas, of whom he had ked eounsWi
with regard to bis plan oi ruuu.n
and thus securing I lUnkint
heiress. I wish tht I bad 10
scribe the scene, especially the d.srom
r,t..M th hmiest hiias. but I can on
ly relate a little "asido" between Syl
and ber father.
uThismust be hushed up Sylvia
hushed right uPr said the deacon,
nervously. "Why, it would ruin me!
I should be a laughing-stork! I-I'
made so much of blm. What s re
proach upon the church !"
"Well, I will agree to say nothing
about it-ince, of course, you will we
that Will is entirely cleared from sus
picionthat iR, on one conditio!) ; and
if you don't agree to that, why. I shall
feel it my duty to tell the whole story,"
said saucy SyL
"And the condition is? saia the ues
con, anxiously.
"Why, that you give your consent to
bit marrvins Will: and then you know
that pretty cottage that you promised
to give me If I would marry mus img
gett, you must give to Will and me;
and, pa" as the deacon was turning
away "nicely furnished, you know;
and, pa wait a minute-right away,
you know."
"I am clad I haven't but one daugh
ter deacon to hi msel f . '' W bat
they say of deacons' daughters is true
every word of it!"
Sling m and Arrows.
The casting of the die is always an
impressive moment.
Ibe least belligerent of men will
come to blows when he Las a cold in
bis head.
"How's business? Oh, pickin up,"
as the collector of cigar stubs said to
hit friend.
A humorist is one of the few people
who have no objection to being told
they are the laughing stock of the com
Some men think nothing of jumping
a contract, but it's a warm day when
any one can jump a cold that he hu
Just because the girls like to make
eyes at the men is no reason why tb
latter should expect ayes the propo
sals of marriage.
John L. Sullivan does not owe bis
success (?) to talent; he is just one of
those men who go steadily pounding
along through life. St. Joseph News.
The Shortest Sentence.
We often read of a W-year sentence
of a criminal, which I believe is tlie
longest sentence that can be imposed
while the present statutes are upon the
books. Ninety-nine years being the
longest time" for which one can be sen
tenced for the commission of any
crime, be never heinous, it is natural
for one to inquire the length of the
shortest sentence that can be imposed
and yet be regarded as a criminal con
viction. One hour, the verdict of a
Maine court in 1869, is the shortest
American sentence that has yet come
under the writer's notice. This was
greatly overshadowed In January, 1881,
by an English judge, who sentenced a
woman to five minutes in jail for hav
ing married a man -without obtaining
uivorce from a former husband. This
was the shortest sentence on record.
Endures the Cold.
A learned professor of tlie Paris
Academy of science has been making
experiments which hare resulted in
convincing him that the rabbit is of all
living things the most capable of with
standing a very low temDeretim. in.
closed all night In a block of Ice a nh.
mt was found next day getting on very
comfortably and evidently not aware
of anything very peculiar in his cir
cumsUncet. In this regard tbe rabbit
leaves lar behind our faithful friend
the dog, though, accordint to the
learned professor, sheep, goats and pigs
goou second, tnlrd and fourth.
New York In 2891.
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not forget that dinner will be an hour
Alltnmftii Batvant U v
rT , ' xea, mum."
Telephone phonographic to
' , i'u rVpWV.J
Dame-I see the air-ship from Mar
ket street Jutn m. l. , .
Bring my husband's ii(nn.
Iflff 9nmn -r
Automatic fWniv.
. rm, mum.
Iame"ow touch buttons A. L. R.
we will want for dinner. Here come,
my daughter on aer bl-wing flyer, !
in t Hm f.n JU"
f Strvant-"Yee, mum.
Cllftnt V- L. ..
Wm. .... . ' mm m your
- w jMuiiea you.
Iwier-I know it But don't .
maemhw is mi, i wm T8
sweine ease for yeu
jUwyer-Wetl, that's tdvt ' .
Twenty year, ago 1 commanded one
of Norae. f
, ,it.rth line of Liverpool- M
;;,'iu the East India trade at .the""
...a i about io tnaks my w '
I Lad been witb ber U
gftt ft ti'Wlvt
i an in
chief mate, and ass more than pleated
I . a rilled me Into their pn-
n urn -
.,tnitie i-nd offiered
me the com
maud of tbethlp.
i ..a int lieeu married
and It is
needless to say 1 cpted the
firm's oCer, at tbe same Utue arranging
to have my wife accompany me on the
-i t,. favor to ask of you, ('apt
. tr lturlineanie. the
inoruiuu, tv'' "
ninrtuer. when we were alone,
i rviv uooii vour bonor to keep
llio matter coiitWli-nUl,'
v .. i ,.,! Mr liurli na-sine went
1 L n ri aim " ' "
-My daughter Evelyn has become
infatuated with one of my clerks, and
i.. i.. i.a,i assurance to ask her
I it: dm im '
i J:.
hand In marriage, lie lias oeeuu
(mm nnr emiiloT. and I have
m-ii nothing of him since. My aaugu
Ur lias taken tbe matter to heart, anu
I have decided to send her out with
von on a voyage, in hope tbe change
of scene and the companionship of
your wife and yourself may bring back
the roses to her cheek. Anything you
can do to assist in making her forget
this wretclied iufatuatiou will be ap
i wi iitti faith In uir ability to
cauae Miss F.valyn to forget her lover
besides, as 1 had just entered the mar
ried state myself, I could hardly be ex
pected to sympathize with a plan for
the separation of lws loving heart,
but I promised to ca for tbe ship
owner's daughter as far as was in my
power, and tlie interview terminated.
Tlie following morning my wife and
I went abwd the Norseman, which
lying at anchor in the Mersey. At
nine o'clock Mr. I'.urlingame and his
daughter came aboard. The latter
was a handsome young lady of twenty-
two years, but ber sweet face was pale
and sad, and although she said nothing
it was evident that the thought of leav
ing home affected uer deedly.
Farewells were over, the anchor was
weighed, and Mr. ' Jiurlingame
after apart ing grasp of tlie hand
and a wbitpered admonition to 'lake
good care of Evelyn," stepped aboard
the tender and returned to shore. We
were towed down the Mersey, crossed,
the bar, and dismissed the tug pilot
bore away for the Cape of Good Hope.
Alter we were wtll under way all
bands were called aft to choose watches.
As the crew filed by, one of their num
ber, a fine looking young fellow attrac
ted my attention..
"Wio jwtbat young man ?" I asked
pointing' him out to Mr. Eversoti, my
chief mate.
"Kenneth Gardner; lie shipped as
carpenter's mate," was tbe reply.
Just as the crew ranged themselves
in a line a little abaft the mainmast
the ladies came on deck and walked
forward to where I was standing.
As I turned to greet them I was
startled by a tcream from Miss JIurlin
game, and the next' moment 1 was
holding her limp form iu my arms. She
was at once taken below and soon re
covered consciousness; but could give
no explanation of her fainting (It.
We were scarcely two weeks out be
fore I noticed a great change in Miss
Burliagame, The roses returned to
ber cheeks, and she seemed well pleased
with her situation aboard the Norse
man. She went all over the ship, some
times accompanied by my wife, and
sonetlmes alone. Several times I no
ticed her in conversation with tlie car
penters mate, and my curiosity being
aroused, 1 walked forward one day and
got into conversation with him.
I found Oardner an intelligent fel
low, possessing a surprising familiar!
ty with the rules of navigation and all
matters pertaining to the merchant
marine, I thought It a little singular
that a man of his intelligence and ap
parent ability bad no better position
wan mat or carpenter s mate
merchantman, and told him so.
on a
Mis reply was that his limited re
sources had prevented hbi gratifying
in any other way his passion for trav
eling and teeing tbe world. The ex
planation was not satisfactory, but a
took into the handsome, manly iM
convinced mt that whatever Mi reas
ons were for being on tbe Norseman
in his present capacity, they did not
concern me, and I asked him no fur
that questions on the matter.
la sue time we doubled the
Good Hope, ran tbe eastings down
and crossing the Bay of Bengal, sight-'
ed one morning the low sandhills and.
of tbellooghly. We took aboard a
Mi pUoLud were soon lying at an-
r---" K uawn jieaco, about slevea
lleslow Calcutta. I want ashore
-WW1 DT SSV Vifa mmtA
3. '
PurinjheTyii, tfc, f M
th.2ZSrWrt wiU
1 Mule
tthaautter, M regretted Uat the
W' the poor !,
Old riigfcwi mi ta'tirtta oa the
fickleness of weans.
AtCaleattaw leaded a asm of
jut for Melbourne that satettu ate.
On the morning at the sixth day out
tlie baro mentor hagam to faS rapidly.
an J as the typhoon season srat at aaod
I felt a little anxiona, although these
was no indieutlna of daaayar la the
cU-sr sky and the light breeae which
fanned the surface of the Indian
About two o'clock In the afternoon
Die sky to windward showed sign oft
s gathering atom, oofaasjanal pride
told me to crowd on at! sail so long as
ti.. wind continued fair, kwt exneri-
ence whispered that taw Uvea of It
ship's crew, my wife and Miat Burlio
gftme depended to a groat extant npou
my seamanship and good Judgment I
considered the matter a law annates,
and then, summoning the chief maU
"Mr. Everson, call au hands take in
tl light sail, send down Use studding-
sail yards and booms, akyaail, royal
and topgallant yards for and aft, and
close reef the topsails and courses.
lite mate, whose hair and beard
were whitened by the ocean blast of
forty years, regarded mo la aorpriM
for a moment, than touched Ids cap
and returned to the waist I could see
U.nt the old salt doubted the advlsabU
ity of the course I was pursuing.
The orders for shortening sail were
rapidly executed, and In law than
twenty minutes the Norseman was all
snug fore and sft In the aeauUme
the horiton became overcast with a
heavy bank of copper colored clouds In
the thirty years I have followed the
sea I have never sen the sterner ts ar
ray iu a more terrific line ad battle
than they were at 3:30 of tbe afternoon
of September 15, 1870; '
The batches were carefully battened
down and tlie watchent below to se
cure what rest they might, aile 1
paced the quarterdeck, raailaai and
uneasy. The breeze gradually am out
and a dead calm ensued. V .
Tbe ladies came on deck aidakafed
me for shortening sail. .
The barometer continued fattlBg,
and 1 again ordered all hands called.
A line of foam was approaching on the
starboard beam. . .
"Hard a port!"
"Hard a port, sir!" responded the
helmsman. .
I seizv-d my trumpet and gave my
orders. , ,r
"Haul up your courses."
The command was promptly execut
ed, and the men started aloft to furl.
They were loo late.
"Down for your lives! DowaP
The tidal wave struck us on our port
quarter, breaking over the poop dees",
accompanied by a fearful gust of wiud.
Away went our courses, and Ibe top
sails were literally Mown from Do
bolt ropes.
I looked for the ladies who had been
standing on the quarter-deck. Merci
ful heavens! they had been washed
overboard, and I saw their agonized
faces half a ship's length to leeward.
With a yell to lower away the star
board boat I plunged into the tea, at I
rose to Die surface I heard a cool voice
beside me -
"Clieer up, Cap'n we'll save them
sure. t ,
I glanced over my iboulder and taw
tbe carpenter's mate.
It seemed as though Providence had
Intervened in our behalf, for after the
first terrible gust the wind auhsided.
We reached the ladies and looked
around for the boa It was coming,
the crew pulling like demon, while in
the sheets sat Kverson, urging them so
greater exertion.
Uy the time we returned to the ship
the cyclone had broken upon us in all
IU fury, and fur three days we drifted
ai inc mercy ot tae storm.
On the morning of the fourth day
tbe wind and .sea wont down, u
damage to the Norseman wat quirii'
reoalred, and we stood away for V'el
bourn. t- if
Upon oor arrival Kaxrib Gardner
asked for his discharge, ,r Sa I could
not weU refuse him. aC-J papers
had been filled out I tdcz oeonston to
thank tlie young maa ratly in be
half of Mr. UuriragatoeL. i latiawtni
that It would be to hie ajvaatage to
return to Liverpool as sooa as possible,
giving him at tbe same time a letter of
introduction to mv nwaltiar. which
contained a detailed dsatirlptlpii of the
nllaiit conduct of Gardner in saving
Mist Evelyn's Ufa.
Tb ladies were ftora. steplng at
one of the botefa, kJ I WCS to join
them later In the dsp. 1 appeared
about Hie o'clock. Mrs. TbocnUm
suffering from a headache and Miss
liurllmgame had gone for a drive.
The youog lady eaase la half an hour
altar aoeonpanbd by Kenneth Gard
ner. Exchanging stwsUasa, tae latter
placed in mr handa a duusanwit I
opened it and was taken flat aback at
the contents. It was a certincafs
tigm t by a leading etarmean ot M1
uounw, stating that Hiram iioioi-
wcrth and Evelvn
that uay beta uakSi
. w couaw, i gc
I TOnldnTbala it
the arid serai
have couUnaed bad
iH' wm tot-lfaa
rather Blared It oatiw oM meal
reeeivakw answer at Cm Frswf
n the peresa of Orjtafei Otsgson, w--babataaiatejHf(msMof
daf the yswiMsa,
of mtot-mm ETSi.wert .to-
ByHya 3 ttt riy fcSr, tts fcbsrih
UaJtrcJ wtj.
MrtteaaM bat
tar-Triapa, ,
nSktvSl kissed
ihmn. and wouw
y wirew