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About The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899 | View Entire Issue (July 27, 1893)
m si3ui c;ujmr jouhmal
I. T. imon, Proprietor
ta tha Baetactloat
Loxdoh, July 21. Delegate repre-j
sating 213,000 coal miners In rariouj
parts of tha oountry met In Eirmlng
ham to eonalder the proposals of the
mine owners to reduce wages 25 per
cent, the cut to go into effect on July
28. As was to be expected there was a
wide divergence of views as to the
course to be followed, but after a some
hat length and heated debate a
resolution was adopted declaring that
'be conference was opposed to the re
duction. Delegates representing about
18,000 miners supported the resolu
ions, while the representatives of
"bout 5,000 miners voted agaiist it.
The delegates representing the
miners of Northumberland and Dur
ham, who have recently Joined the
. miners, federation and the representa
tives from Cleveland, Cumberland and
some other districts that are not
affected by the recudtion, nrged that
aror ration snould be resorted to to settle
i hey argue that between 25 per cent
ana noming there is a wide margin for
ivuiyivMuiM, sua me uurnam miners,
with the suffenugs caused by the re
cent long strte in that district Mill
Iresh iu i heir minds, are not at all eager
iu vm orawn into another contest with
the mine owuers.
-o decision was reached today on
the question of a strike, if the mine
owners persist in their intention to
make a reduction, but decisive action
will probably be taken before the con-
lerence itajouros which will not be un
til Monday. The market for coal has
already responded to the fear that the
pohI supply will be shortened. Manv
manufacturers and mill owners have
mready laid in large supplies. If the
trine should occur it will be the largest
movement of the kind that has ever
taken place in the United Kingdom.
ant aa Ultimatum.
Paris, Jul? 21. -The statement re
stive to the sending of an ultimatum
to the Siamese gevernment is confirmed
by a semi-official announcement. Fory.
eight hours are allowed Siam in which
to reply. The total idemnity claimed
by France to 8,000,000 francs exclusive
f calms made by private persons.
The ultimatum declares if Siam does
no agree the French fleet will blockade
the Menam river. If the terms are ac
cepted the French will require, as a
pi' d;e of good faith, permission to oc
eu y one of the forts or a safe anchor
age at the entrance to the river.
Figaro says that the terms of the
French ultimatum to Siam demand
thai Siam evacuate tne left bank of the.
Mekong river, give guarantees for the
fruitful performance of treaty obliga
Ho is and pay indemnity for outrages
Hi t e French. As France is already
In posetston of the lower Mekong, she
win control nearly the entire river if
Siam concedes the demand. This is a
iecided extension of French claims to
ward the west, as the mountain range,
heretofore the boundry of the French
claims, Hes far east ot the Mekong
river. The present claim takes in the
western bank of the river, giving France
both banks and the entire control of
the border of British territory.
An Important Change.
Washington, July 21. An import
Int change has been made by the
treasury department in the classifica
tion of wool that lowers the duty on
lome grade nearly 100 per cent. The
change follows conclusive evidence
offered by wool importers that cer.ain
grades of high class wool were practic
ally analagous to grades classified
lower in the wool schedule of the Mc
Hereafter the material known as 14!)
and 150 Biaraantine skin wool, and. 179
Kassapbatchia-skin wool, the seconu
quality of the first or highest clans will
be known as 396 and 397 Servian skin
wool and 349 Kassapbatchia skin wool,
second quality, third clasi. Th
rbanges in duty according to therates
pre-crlbed fr the different clarses, will
b" teen to be great. , , ,
feed their rather.
Fort Smith, Ark., July 21. Otto F
Lane, county attorney of Gregg county.
Texas, was arrested here on a chary
of robbing his father. Tlio father o;
Uh prisoner is a vsry old gentleman
and very wealthy, bat a abort while
age mearred tha displeasure of Ms
three sorts, ere supposed he was s"
tag ready to Marry a yoang wife.
To prevent this the three Voys aet
eon (Mr father and robbed him of all
fcla aoney and acock amounting to
stemt ttS.000. Two of the boys then
aft the country. The old gentleman
offered 10 per cent of all the money re
ewrered for their arrest..
ate Cholera oa Board.
Cahoot. Jnly 2L-The British steam
er BkM Jacket from Marseilles arrived
bare Wednesday. She bad cholera ou
board and was ordered in quarantine.
The Blue . Jacket sailed from Kertcb,
ia the Crimea on Jane 24. She called
a Cooetasitinople and proceeded thence
jte lUrestiles, from which port she came
kswt to Cardiff.
rasWtff husband Is a brutor
. lV--Att aaaa are. ImiM
Ca-"2 b) simply abominable
It.tl fca If be did net think yot,
jcraeryi,i4 he mm "yes.'
Tha Crltla Arrived.
Wire Citt. Kan., July 22. The ex
pected crisis has come in the Kansas
miners strike. Miners Alio were wil.
ling to work quietly and peaceably
have been attacked by the strikers and
blood has been shed. The feeliu
which has been growing more an
more bitter for several days culminated
today in a fierce battle at Clements'
pit, one mile south of this city. .All
the forenoon there were niutterings of
toe approaching storm and the feeiin
was universal taut serious trouble was
at hand. v
Just before coon a band of the
strikers headed by 100 women, which
had been marching to the various strip
pits, reached Clements' pit and a com
uiiiiee irieu to persuade the miners
working there to quit work. This they
refused to do and when the committee
so reported the entire body of marchers
moved on the works to force the men
A BATTLE EXSCES.
The strip were ready for them, and
when they passed the trespass line they
were fired upon and a general battle
ensued in which Winchesters, pistols
and clubs were used. Over 100 sliois
were iired, and it is nothing short of a
miracle 1 hat nobody was killed. One
man was injured in the lo ehead.
another in the leg, a buy was shot in
the foot, and a woman got a ball
through the arm. None of the injuries
aie fatal, and it is believtd thai none
of lliein aie dangerous. A number of
men oil both sides were badly beatei
up with clubs and stones. '
as a result ot lie battle tlie men in
the Clements' strip pit w re routed b
the strikers and forced to fke for their
lives, pursued by the hw):ng mob,
winch would have lynched them had
they been capture I. There is an eiich-
ure around the pit which was broken
into by the strikers.
Ihe owner of the strip, Clemeuts,his
son and a mn named big Dick lieed
are said to be the ones who did tie
siiooitng and they have given them
selves up and were run out of the
county for safe keeping.
1 he excitement was intense after the
shooting and it was feared that matters
would become worse, but a prominent
striker, George It. fulton, made the
crowd a speech in which he advised
them to keep cool and counselled
It is rumored that a quantity of fire
arms have been received here tonight.
ihe excitement is still at fevriieat
and there is every probaliiJty that a
further demonstration will be made
during the night.
Xlnsaiu will Support France.
Paris, July 22. A. statement is pub
lished to the effect that the liussia am
bassador to France has given assur
ance to that coit".ry that liussia v.:li
uppofFrauee onallpoins involved
in the Siamese difficulty. It is further
said the Russia fleet iu Chinese waters
is under orders to proceed to the gulf
of Siam to support the French and to
protect French residents of Siam. It
is expected to arrive tnere soon.
A dispatch from Bangkok states
that the Siamese court is greatly agi
tated. . Tepera' ions are apparently
under way for the departure of the
king and court from the capital. 1,'e
pons ot me intention oi the king to
leave Bankok spread among tha pop
ulace-and caused much excitement.
I be dispatch adds 'it is stated thai
popular agitation in favor of France
was started in the province of Battam-
hurg and troops were sent to put down
The senate today passed unanimous
ly a resolution approving in every re
spect the attitude of the government
in the Siamese affair.
The Siamese Difficulty.
London, July 22. A special cabinet
meeting was summoned in Downing
street. . There was a full attendance.
France's demand on Siam was discuss
ed at length and eventually instructions
for the marguis of Dufferin. Hritsh
ambassador to France, were formula
ted and approved.
- Immediately after the meeting Earl
Roseberry, secretary of state for for
le?n aff.iirs, communicated with the
admiral' y in regard to the disposition
oi me neet in Asiatic waters. L.ate in
the afternoon special orders were dis
patched by the admiralty 'o Vice Ad
tnlral Freman'le, com rainier in-chief
of the Chinese division. The fac s,
together with the fudtit n cancelling of
the Marquis of Duiferin's leave of ab
sence, are regarded as hnidly in har
mony with the official predictions of a
perfectly , amicable settlement with
France of the Siamese difficulty. Even
if not alarmed by the course of France,
the government Is believed to realise
that the Siamese affair is traoght with
most serious posibilities, for which im
mediate preperation must be made by
Gone op In Smoke.
Retnoldsville, Pa., July 22. The
Reynoldsvllle woolen mills burned
Thursday morning. Loss, one hun
dred thousand dollars.
Arretted for mbeiillug.
New Orleans, July 22. James M.
Dowllng, of the United States mint,
was arrested on a charge of embezzling
125,000 from the government mint by
the district attorney at the instigation
of the depar ment at Washington.
This is the result of the recent mytterl
04 Ore In tn vault of the mint, said
to have been ceased by en sleotrio wire
by which the bills in a tin box were re
duced to an unrecognizable mm of
Chase county claims the beat
crop in the state.
Blind Boone, the pianist, is
more a Nebraska attraction.
Kearney was damaged about $50,00-
by ttic recent severe wind storm.
Broken Boir ia being supplied with
baled bay from the Plat valley.
Professor Doeley of Mead has been
elected principal ot the school at
Ed Ilawkes, of Endicott is working
up a reunion of the old settlers of Jef
Pender will soon vote en a question
of bonding tbe city m the sum of $12-.
uw ror water works.
William Lyons, an Eustls blacksmith,
was overcome by heat and nalurallv
uiea with his boots on.
Charles Snyder of Colon Is ont a span
ot mules and fixtures. They wen
stolen in the dead of night.
Jx rremoni aemi-monde took mor
)lnne to end her miserable existence.
out the doctor brought ber back
A lodge of the Modern Wood me a of
America has been organized at Weuber
with twen y-fourchar er members.
The Chase County Champion advises
ome or me people to let tneir iies
alone and try bouse painting instead.
rilgrims from the mining districts of
Colorado are already drifting into the
reat Nebraska corn belt In tearoh of
The U. P. depot at Willow Island
was biirm-d out root and branch, the
agent and family barely escapiug with
Mrs. Sutley, wife of a farmer living
wo miles south of eadow Grove, died
suddenly of heart disease while prepar-
Fremont has a female notary publio
in the person of Miss Vesta Gray. In
her presence a man is liable to swear to
most any i king.
North Platte talks of utilizing the
waters of the Platte river for furnish
ing power to rnn its electrio light ma
chinery. The supply is inexhaustible.
Two citizens of Thurston county are
testing the ownership of a dog in the
courts. It will cost them enough to
buy forty pups and' bave some left
The nine-year-old son of Oscar Ben
nott, a ranchman near Nurih Platte,
as thrown from bis pony while herd
ing cat lie, his foot caught in the stirrup'
and he was dragged to death.
Ia a base ball game at Superior t he
boys of Guide Rock beat the local nine
by a score of sixteen to nothing. That
is about tiie ratio silver bears to . gold
in the present dark condition.
Koss Hammond writes to his own
paper that he "wants to be an angel."
If he don't stop writing crippled poetry
some irate subscriber will read him in
twain and make two angels of him. .
Says the Arcadia Courier: "After
somebody's child gets hurt or killed,
and the town has a good big judgment
entered up. against it, an ordinance
will be passed keeping bicycles oft of
Mrs Temple of Seneca, recently gave
birth to three bouncing baby boys. The
little fellows are in good health, and
the father is feeling as well as a father
could who works hard all day and lends
tables all night
The Gothenburg broom factory has
been in operation about a week, during
which timefif y dozen of brooms have
been finished. The brooms turned out
are the equal of those made at any fac
tory in the west add there is no reason
wiiy they will not find a ready market.
A meat market at Loup City has been
systematically robbed of small sums,
and a watch having been instituted the
i liief was duly caught. It proved to be
an old resident, a man of a fitmily, and
one who has heretofore borne a good
name. - He will be prosecuted.
Tbe Beaver City papers contain a sad
tale of woe about the condition of
school matters in their town. The
fcchool house was considerably damaged
by the storm of the 2nd lust, and Is
considered unaafe. The district is al
ready heaviiy iu debt and the prospect
of having to build a new school house
is not relished by the taxpayers.
1 can take sixty dollars" said a
North Platte gentleman who h:is re
cently returned from tbe world's fair,
"buy a round trip ticket to Ch caito.
spend seven d iys at the fair live on three
good meals a day, get fair lodging ao
l ommodations, tan in the theatre sev
eral times during my stay in Chicago
and return home with some ot the sixty
dollars in my pocket."
Wedon'iobj ct to our contempor
aries taking large pair of shears and
slashing out "gems of thought" that
may be found sdutUlatlng In our col
umns whether they give credit or not
the country scribe baa hard sleddin' at
the best, and should be allowed to steal
a little if he feels like It; we do It our
selves and so do all the boys but wbea
a big eity paper with a corps of hired
men, steals an obituary write-up, we
kick. Pirate anything else, but we
draw the line at obituaries. Aroadia
Work on the irrigating ditch at Bay
ard has been suspended for lack of
A tramp at Fremont' was knocked
out by the ears, so solid a whack that he
couldn't see stars; though it eut a long
garb on the side of hie bead, it lacked
quite a little of killing him dead. A
stranger,, the hospital has him In tow.
and when he gets wet! they will tell
him to go. Bat, jut for the present,
he's getting good ras and bsAu, loaf
delayed in a poroeiaia tab.
CHAPTEB XXn Contlnoed.
Tell me. Is sot Dunmonshth quite
I eautifiil?" askea Perdlte, soxious to
stop Dick's confidences
Yes, lovely! quite beautiful! ' said
Mary, hastily; "Mamma "d Mildred
were there for oearlv a fortuiffbt before
they wont to Ixjndon."
And Mabel was Quite well and flour-
l"bliig. I hope?"'
le. she was well." said Mildred;
and she walxed to th piauo to hide tbat
hi-r eves bad lilled with tears. tbe
-ould still feel the clp of ber sister's
arms tight round ber neck, and her pas
lunate cry of "Oh, ns w can I let you so,
moiherl bow can 1 let you leave me!"
wuen poor Mstiel's little attempts at con
cealment all brk down, and tbey saw
too plainly tbat she was not happy.
Uolck. quick. Mllly, Mii Lovel!"
shouted Dick, rushing to the window.
What It It?" asked Ferdits, raunlus
Look! there It the Banshee going to
the fountain do look!"
Across tbe grsvel-.walk swept a mag-
Dlflcenlly-dresied lady. In a cloud of
bite muilin and Malines lace, with
mattes of volden hair, and tbe black eye
brows Mildred bad described.
"A mort substantial Banshee," said
Perdita, laughing, for the lady wat not
"1 know all abont her," tsld Dick,
eagerly. Sue Is very grand outside, and
dreadfully stingy: she only gives''
'Dick-, taid Mary, shaking her head,
"von know you ought not to listen to
"Dick, Dick, slwsyt Dick!" cried tbe
Incorrigible toy: "wall, I won't tar a
word, but next time I tee ber, I'll
'Hera a rnny. there a penny, every bare a
Dick bad been with bis sister to see
"Tho Happy Land," and had adopted
Its songs; now he wat dancing all about
tbe toon tinging
'With a little penny bare, and little penny
Bore a penny, there a penny, everywhere a
and In Use midst of his song. Mist Ben
ton came in and carried hlin off for a
Perdita looked at ber watch, and find
ing that time had :". wiener than
the coald have believed poialblo, hurried
dsck to tne r.uaiet.
bbe tound Ladr Armlno stilt sitting
itb Mrs. Love), and the former told her
that she bad teen making all sorts of ar
rangements for her to spend a great deal
of time with Mildred and Mary, and that
the tbonglit that togother they ought to
enjoy Badfeld very much. Laay Ar
mlne made an appointment to call on
1 1 T l .1 . . j , . , . .
mrTv uuvei mo licit aay aooui 1 O Clock,
when poor Nannie was always down and
at ner test; and then she went awav.
leaving a general impression of kindness
and warmth behind her that was very
In Dunmonaigh Castle was ono very
quaint and charming room which had
been carefully prepared by Lady Grisel
lor Mabel's ubo. It was square, and
had two recesses in round turrets at
one end, thoir narrow windows looking
over tbe loveliest views of the country
round the south windows over the
loch, the western one toward beautiful
Benlchon and ita range of purple hills.
Tho walla were hung with pale-green
silk, old oriental plates upon them, and
great oriental china jars were In the
corners, full of pot-pourri, which gave
out an old-fashioned aromatic smell.
Lady Grisel herself was wont always
to occupy a high-backed chair, but she
had supplied Mable's rooms with lux
urious furniture, all covered with the
same fine old silk, of which there had
been rolls lying by in the huge lumber
rooms up stairs.
In this room Lady Grisel and Mable
were alone one evening Angus had
gone to Edinburgh on business, and
would not return that night. Lady
Oriso had ordered ono of the old boxes
to be brought down from the lumber
room to amuse Mabel: thev were full of
treasures forgotten and thrown- aside,
but -well worth a rummaire.
They wasted till the lights should be
brought; and Mabel sat In the turret
witb ber elbow on tbe window-sill, and
her eyes on the loch, so still and dark
In tbe waning light.
Lady Grisel sat half leaning back In
her stiff chair, with her hands lightly
clasped over the bunch of keys.
"Mabel," she said, gently, "shall we
ring for the candles to be lighted?"
"Not yet; it is so pleasant In this half
"You are too young to love the
gloaming, ohlld," said Lady Grisel.
sadly, "when I was your age, I could
not bear that hour siwayi daylight
and brilliant lamplight for me."
"There is a little young moon," said
Mabel; "and It looks so pretty on the
A sound In ber daughter-in-law's
voloelhado Lady Grisel rise and ap
proach her. ;
chudr"11 cry,n 8i'li my Pr
There was a look almost of despair in
Lady Grleel's face, as Mabel rose, and
coming to her, sat down on the floor,
and burying hjjr (ace in hor lap, gavo
a-ay to a passion of sobs and tears.
"Tell me, darling, tell mo what ails
your Oh, Mabel, why cannot we make
"It is very wrong: pleao fr.rglve
me." , - T
"FViririvft von. mv noor child, it 18 I
tbat should ask for forpivenc ss. A hy
did you ever come from your happy
home to this house? Has Angus boen
unkind to you again?"
"It is very silly," said Mabel, trying
to brush away her tears, ' but when I
wanted to kiss him and say good-hy. ho
pushed me away and said, 'Thero, that
will do.' He does not love me: ho is so
hard. Oh! I ought not to say all this."
"And you," murmured Lady Grisel,
fondly, "you have been so much coaxed
and petted all your life, jxior wee
"Do you think he would have mar
ried mo if he had not loved me?" said
poor Mabel. "Ah! he seems to lie made
"My poor child," said his mother,
"Angus is not young like you; he has
grown accustomed to a cold, calm life.
I never have caressed him as vou young
things do he never could, bear caress
ing even as a child. Do not expect
him to come into your ways at once; be
patient, and try to win him; and oh, do
not lot your own warm little heart
"He speaks so bitterly to m," fal
"I know I know it too well."
"Mamma told me to think only of his
happiness, and in doing that, I should
forget that I am not happy myself; and
I have tried oh, believe mo, I have
tried hard; but I seem to have no power
to affect his happiness one way or an
other. I cannot make him smile by be
ing gay, or sad by crying it is cold,
calm indifferenoe, and it wounds me, it
hurts me so."
"Why, then, has he trained his whole
life down to a calm, dead, monotonous
level day after day tho same still
smile, except when-he is angry? Oh,
I cannot get Jock's howls out of my
ears since he beat him yesterday! But,
to-day, again, he could not sit down for
one moment to think, or dream, or talk
to me. "
Lady Grieel passed hor hand over her
brow Mabel went on.
"I suppose I shall tone down to it;
sometimes I feel already that I begin
to fossfllze, but not with you."
She hid her face again; Lady Grisel
softly Btroked her hair.
"My child," she said, "I have been
thinking of a plan which I want you to
consider woll; perhaps it would "break
through Angus' reserve if you wore
more thrown unon himif I wcro to
leave you." a
Mabel started up Jh almost a
what sJBuId I doVlthout vou? Pn
promise you will not leave mo I wii
not let you movo till you promise."
iaay iirisoi was startled by her vehe
mence so startled that she clasped the
poor child in hor arms, and could only
silence her entreaties by making tho
,7You are foolish, Mabel," she said
"Ahf what could T do withint. vn,,s
! You have frightcnedme so much!'' and
iniruin boo looked palo and tremu
lous. Lady Grisel made her llo down on
the sofa, and rang for lights, savine.
mA i. u, j , r
flh T-m d rlLOW
umuug, u must nave no more
JJ ' .. V" "tro" ULH
ianey tnere is some old an in thia
Mabel struggled hard for composure,
and succeeded by the time the servants
There wore old silver sconces on the
walls, and the wax candles in them
shed a pretty soft light over tho room.
Lady Grisel looked at her daughter-in-law.
It was strange how this gen
tle dependent girl had brought out all
tho unknown depths in her heart. She
who had been all her life reserved and
dignified, now coaxed "and petted
Mabel, with an instinctive feeling that,
if the "warmth of demonstrative love
was altogether withdrawn from her,
she would pine away like a flower for
want of sun.
Lady Grisel opened the box. There
was a bundle first of old brocade, aca
nary 'colored suit with a waistcoat em
broidered in silver; then a gown, tho
waist some four inches long; of pink
satan, Innumerable odds and ends; then
a magnificent brocaded train, in which
the late lairds grandmother- had
Bfolyrood 08 Charles at
juauei grew quite excited and in
terested over all these treasures
Then came a rouge-spot, and an ivory
box of mouches, and then on old jewel
, ,dei fed morroco, which
Lady Grisel put into Mabel's lap. in
11 fltray wa? a great parure of
amethysts, a high conab sparkling with
tiny brilliants which u
- "."w". w vet-
AMl "uU" exolalmed Mabel.
'ak .b W? braCelet f
trpie pre. What arms our ancestors
must have had!" And she slipd hSJ
bracelet off and on her arms. '
J.Sf1" laco Is underneath,"
eaidLady Grisel; and raising the tray.
M?1. 'u Parcel of finl old lacV
"I shall be abletomakeyou as pretty
TOWThe,n y?.u , to Court ne"t
rear,1' said Lady Grisel, smiling. "I
have some diamonds you havehevar
soen and they .hall JrJl be'rlet for
MSeaJfriy.1 - tbMn?"
They found a number of miniatures
rf?!,jr JPP6 ln Pcr Ud?
Grisel took them-up wltTa grt?r?
um uDianow teat these wero here "
. Ma" poured them into hep l.n
" wm thls?.sho said, holding out
pne of thom-a badly-painted irtrJt
of a boy of fourteen. Portrait
said Lady OriseL softly. "His father
did not think it good, and put it away."
"Be must bave been very handsome.
Who is it this reminds me of so much
I cunnot remember."
"He was very handsome; he was six
feet two and a naif in height, and he
was wonderfully strong."
"Was ho like Angmi?"
'No, not all; no ono could hare told
that they were brothers. Rwaa was a
"Ard he was never married," said
Mabel, thoughtfully. Lady Grisel
lookod at her inquiringly. .
"No," she said, "he was never mar
ried." Was there not some ono whom he
wihhed to miirry?" ntked MabuL I
asked Angus once, but bo was very an
gry." "Yes, thora was some one."
"O'j. dotoi rue alsout her! I seem
to kiio-v so littlo about you all; you do
not mind, do you.''' she said timidly.
' It. is a painful story," said Lady
Grisiil, "but it is right that you should
know it. On Ewan's deathbed, this
young girl whom he loved (her name
was Asbunta do' Caroli) appeared and
claimed to bo his wife she had her
little child with her."
Mabel looked at Lady Grisel wonder
ingly. "And was sho not his wife?"
"No," said Lady Grisel, slowly, "or
Dunmonaigh would not have belonged
to Angus. After tbe funeral she brought
her papers with ber,-which had been
given to her by my son, purporting to
be her marriage lines and the bap
tismal register of the child. They were
opened before witnesses, and proved to
be blank papers."
"Oh, poor, poor girl."
"He must have deceived her by a
mock marriage," said Lady Grisel, with
an effort. "I shall never get over the
pain of tbat discovery."
"And where is she now?"
"Child, you forget how young you
are; all this was eighteen years ago,
and she died six months after Ewan."
"She died of a broken heart?"
"I think so. She refused all help,
and at last when actual want was near,
her appeal came too late. Master Mal
colm sought her out, followed her to
London, and found her in a workhouse,
"What a piteous story!"
"Put back the miniature, Mabel;
telling that story, I cannot look at it."
"What became of the poor little
"It was adopted by a very good kind
couple who had no children of their
own, but who loved poor little Mar
garet most dearly. She will, please
God, have a happier fate than her
mother. They changed their names,
and we havo quite lost sight of them
for many years put it away, dear."
Mabel still held it in her hand. "I
see now!" she cried, suddenly.
"What Is it?"
"It is quite an extraordinary like
ness." "To whom?"
"Perdita Lovel, a friond of mine."
"What a curious name!" said Lady
"Her father is quite a character, and
has a mania for Shakspeare. The
likeness is quite odd exactly tho same
brow and short upper lin, and that curl
of the lips, half proud, half sweet; but
there the likeness end. Ditais fairer,
and her eyes such a di rk brown, that,
verun spite of her fairness, she haa
lor on ltiuiim. ,
V-ntftrtcu. "Indeed!" sho
said, '"fiiid what ure the parents'
nuinos.- reroita is such an unusual
"Lovel; they aro quit no' eanx
riches; but Dita is not the leeXc like
'Iwondor," began Lady Grifl but
checked horeelf. "Is sho a greieyfriend
of yours?" she asked.
"Yes; sho is o beautiful and charm
ing. They aro at Badfeld now, with
mamma and Mildred, and Mary and
Dick," she said, with a sigh.
They put back the miniature in its
place, and by the time they had ex
amined tho whole contents of the box
it was 11 o'clock, and timo to go up
stairs. They went into Lady Grisol's room
that she might fulfill her promise oi
showing Maboi tho diamonds.
"Which is the room in which poor
Ewan died?" said Mabol, shuddering
"Never mind, child; if you thought
of such things, every room'in every old
houso would be haunted by the past.
Look here." .
She opened the door of the old
japanned cabinet, and drow out the
"Theso are fine stones," she said,
putting a riviere into Mabel's hands,
but all these others want resetting;"
and she showed her a number of oW.
fashioned jewels, combs, and long ear
rings, and diamond flowers tremblina
on gold wires. -
(TO BE CONTINUED.
The largest amount nf a hanVi. .
eirculation in 1827 was 1,00D. It is
said that two notes for 100,000 each,
and two for 60,000 each, were once en
graved and issued. A butcher, who
had amassed an immense fortune in the
war times, went ono day with one of
these 50,000 notes to a private banker,
askmg for the loan of 5,000, and wish
tog to deposit the big note as security
m banker's hands, saying he had
kept it for rears. The 5,000 was at
tn-iw th "?,'"". to the butcher
the folly of hoarding such a sum and
losing the interest. "Werr true? sir
Wbed the butcher, -buFf HI
look ont so i wery well that I have
t other one of the same kind at home.5
fce?.wTi? ewfB"- ui. London
framed a bank post bill for 80 000
and exhibited it lor fly year. taZS
hu sitting-rooms. The fifth vear hi
ed .when th. , "pietur'e" wl. T
taken down and cashed by the heirs.
Some years ,, t nobleman's
tersLS? Iftrk U
anS . a m Soripture,
Si5.d,who WM P"60 denying
, v-iiou lor. vrnen it was
uave Deen placed there as a reproach to
Jos proline sour of criave
"i nai is my eldest son, poor Ewan,"
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