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"My dispatches will be sent you at
the old place, and in the old cipher.
You do your part faithfully, which I
know you will, at your life depend on
It; ana to Drove to yoa that I am your
friend, and wish you no ill, I will de
posit U,UU0 to your credit in the High
Ian 1 bank, and mail the certificate to
your address. Or, if you succeed in
the plan you have for keeping Patter
son in New York until after the wed
ding, you can return here, and I will
pay you the money in person. You
know you can trust me. With that
um you and she can go into some
mining camp beyond the Rocky Moun
tains, and, safe from discovery, you
can both spend the rest of your days in
atoning f v your sins. "
Groundwig could not conceal the
emotion of bis feelings during the
time Charles was giving him these in
structions, lie wasovercome with the
intelligence so unexpectedly imparted
He was ready for the encounter. He
hal sj great a personal interest in its
success that Charles bad no fears but
the outcome would be all that both
I FOBOOT, I FORGOT.
Never was disguise more complete.
An associate of a lifetime would not
know Silas Groundwig as he sat in the
office of the steamship company on the
arrival of the city of Home. Two
trusty villains were with him. Will
th y succeed in their hellish scheme?
Gruundwig is long-beaded, adroit, and
ounaiiur. His plans are not maturied.
H must act on circumstances as they
present themselves, ana there is uo
danger, but he will act quickly and
resort to any means to accomplish hig
The tugs are coming to the dock
with the steamer's passengers.
Louis Patterson is one of the first to
Ha hurriedly calls a cab, gives direc
tions about his baggage, has a mo
ment's conversation with the cabman
bout a matter which must be private,
for he asks his question in a whisper,
is driven to the poet office, inquires at
tile general delivery tor letters, there
are none, he turns pale, looks anxiously
bout as if to find somebody who will
make an explanation, almost totters to a
cab is driven to a jewelry store on
Broadway, alights, goes in, end, after
brief conversation with the proprie
tor, unlocks a handbag which he had
ail along grasped tightly, and exposes
to view a rich collection of precious
tones, which he desires to dispose of.
0 Ground wig is near by, sees the dis
near, steps out upon the walk, calls a
sjoiiceman. has a few worJs with him
ia a low voice, nods his head toward
Louis inside the store, the officer en
ters, and, putting his hand on Louis'
boulder, makes him nis prisoner.
The valuables are taken possession of
S the officer, and Louis is marched to
e station house, and the next morn
ing is bro.ight before a magistrate for
Groundwig and his assistant villains
having been held in custody as wit
nesses, appear and testify against, the
Cuundwig giving the assumed name
of Robert Newcotnb, swore that
he took passage on the City of
ROi e, from Liverpool to "New
To i, on its last trip, and when
some two days out from the American
bore his state-room was entered and
the diamonds and other precious
tones the prisoner had offered for sale
yesterday were stolen; that the pris
oner was a passenger on the same trip
and ' knew the witness had the dia
monds in his possession; that upon dis
covering his loss he suspected the
prisoner, but was unable to obtain
proof that would warrant his arrest;
taat he continued to watch the sus
pected party and called the ship's de
tective to his assistance: that the two
followed the prisoner from the steam
ship to the postohVe, and then to the
jeweler's, where the property was
taken out of a satchel by the pr.soner
and was being di.sj osed of to the jew
eler when the arrest was made. j
"Mr. Newcomb,doyou recognize this
property as the same that was stolen
from you on board the city of Home?"
aked the magistrate.
"I do, your honor," answered Mr.
The detective was sworn and cor
roborated Newcomb s evidence in
ererr particular. The jeweler tes
fctSea to the property exposed in
Mrt as the Mine offered to him for
ess by the prisoner. The officer
wore M arrested the prisoner while
fas tke Tory act of selling the goods.
"This sesms to be a very clear case,"
r-'l the magistrate. "Please stand up.
teat Is yur name?"
L4Mus rauerson, if your honor.
V wjm thai UMP irivan In nuih
i voice ana with such a man-
. ,H WW.
that the magistrate, the
Ml and spectators began to look i
I2,alal,!tt ta tbe TU.h mor? 1
1 .Mas than they usually take In such
"ymmr, have you any witnesses?"
i tt mtjristme.
m tmnattmm umttmA tMtmmA .
" pm hmm, bat I wnM like
n;jtM leu my story.
" I itcttuif t
J v "7?". slu;; pd
ta W lNfttaV n fKo
start home, of the shipwreck, landing
on the shore of an unknown continent,
of his sickness and apparent death, of
his restoration to li:e, ol his travels
in that vast country, of his search for
precious t,tones and his good luck, or.
his taking passage on the city of Home,
of his landing in New York on yester
day, his attempt to disj-oe of some of
the 6tones for ready noney, and an un
qualified denial that the property be
longed to Newcomb
The magistrate heard the story
through. He had tn a magistrate
in a big city too ion ' to be influenced
by such a narrative. He had heard
them before. Turning a the prisoner
"Young man, yourstory is altogether
too fishy. It won't wash. You are
gived to romancinr. When you get
out of this scrape, 1 advise you to turn
an honest man," quit stealing and go to
writing novels. With such a remark
able imagination and with the skill
you possess to tell a story so well, you
can make more money with your xea
than with your burglar tools. The
officer will take you back to jail to
await the action of the grand
jury. If you have friends who
will aid you, the bail bond will be put
at $3.000. "
" These diamonds are worth more
than that sum. Are they not good s
curity for my appearance when
wanted?" asked the prisoner.
Young man, are you crazy? Are
not those diamonds the property of Mr.
Newcomb, and not yours?" respond ;d
" I forgot, I forgot," said the pris
oner. And the officer marched Louis Pat
terson to jaiL It was no time to mor
alize on the wickedness of men. It
was no time to conjecture why neither
his mother nor Mary had written him,
as he had requested in his cable dis
patch. Things were too serious, and the
present required the perfect control
and command of all faculties. Some
body was plottinsr and he was the vic
tim. It might be the continuation of
the old conspiracy, or this one might
stand alone by itself.
Something must be done and done
quickly. How and what was the puz
zling question. His first thought was
to send for some person who knew
him. He ran over in his own mind
who of his acquaintances might be in
New York. He could not call to mind
a single person in that great city that
knew him or he knew. But stay.
There is Captain Bodfish, of the ill
fated "Lucky Star." He could cor
roborate a good part of the story he had
told the magistrate. How to find him
was the question. He asked the guard
if he knew Captain Hoifish.
No, he did not know him, but if
Louis wanted him to come to the jail,
and would give the street and number
where he resided . or did business, he
should be sent for at once. Louis knew
Look in the directory. Yes, the
name of Bo lfish is there, and so are
several of the same name, and which
is the one Louis wants. That informa
tion he cannot give.
Will the jailer send a messenger
among the shipping and find out who
owned the "Lucky Star" that was
wrecked on a foreign coast some two
" If the owner is ascertained, ask
him for the address of thet'apUin Bod
fish who was master of that ship when
it was wrecked. If he can be found,
bring him to jail, and he will soon
clear up this crime."
Louis' wishes were gratified. A
messenger was sent as directed. It was
not many hours before Captain Bodfish,
who. as luck would have it, had just
returned from a sea voyage, was ad
mitted to the jail, and Louis was taken
from his cell in the captain's presence.
Louis was overjoyed to seen his old
friend, and rushing up to him in the
mostcorui.il manner, sought to grasp
him by the hand, but the captain
turned aside, and coldly refused to ac
cept the proffered recognition.
Louis was dumbfounded. His feel
ings were hurt to the quick.
'What! My old comrade in danger
and distress, in suffering and disaster
on sea and land, refuse a friendly shake
of the hand, when God knows If ever
man wanted a friend in need, I want
"Charles Manning," replied the cap
tain," I wish to have nothing to do
with you. You deceived me once.
"You gave me your sacred word
when we parted in Boston, that would
I loan you money to reach your
friends, you would return it in a week.
From that day to this, I never heard
a word from you. i
"I do not know what crime you are
charged with, but I warrant you it is
stealing, because the mate of the Sober
Fntxt old me he suspected you of pilfer- j
ingfrom him while on board that ship.
"It is enough for me to know that a
man who was my mess-mate In encoun
tering dangers and hardships of a fear
ful shipwreck, violated his word of
honor, and refused to redeem a pledge
to repay the small amount of money I
"I suspect you. too, of a great crime,
but as it is only suspicion, I will not
name it. You must seek other assist
ance to aid you, for I will not give vou
even enough to pay a night's lodging,
though I judge that paying for your
lodging is the leact of your trouble to
night. "Good-bye, Charles Manning."
"Captain Bodfish, hold for a mo
ment, for heaven's sake, don't turn
away without a chance for me to say
word! I am not Charlos Manning', I
am Louis Patterson!"
CHARLES MANNING VS. LOUIS PATTEB
fJON. Contain And Sail ttmA rrat A I fLm 1tw
In rolling his feelings. First earn
tne Deiiet inat ne was Deing imported
opoa in the most wicked manner.
Then suddenly would ask iato his
aaind tbe question? "Sapposa ha Is
really Louis Patterson?" Eiut the scene
la the eabia on that far-away shore
assM quick with its Aswan "Louis
Patterson is dead." 80 firmly bslier-
ing, the captain rrpLUd:
-do on, with yur bare-fae
tioa and jour base aad wld
W.ta fas VnftaT SM tfttl ateaaw,
must talk to other, at to me, I will
But listen. Vou Iiara Sooairfxl me onoe,
I tell you. You will never deceive m
again. Black-he; tad im poster! Kx-
pect to soften my
ing yourself to be
eart by reoreseBt-
jother, and he one
mrest young men
of the noblttt and
that ever lived.
yo i and I left the
tad body of Louis
Patterson on that u.sUnt shore.
" A hen I sailed on the Sober Fritz
you sailed with me. Together we left
the dead with his God. Were you not
completely lot to every feeling that
makes a friend respect the memory of
his dead comrade and messmate, you
would sooner eall upon tbee walls to
fall and crush your life out of you, than
to claim for so tie vile purpose to be
that saint in Heaven."
"Captain Bod Hah. as God is my judge,
and as 1 expect to answer some day to
Him for every act of my life, I swear
to you, and if i i-wrar falsely. I call
upon that God to strike me dead here
at your feet, that I am Louis Patter
son." "Charles Manning, I"
"Don't I beg of you, call me by that
name again. Turn away if you" will,
leaving me here to the fate that is so
mysteriously enveloping me, but dont
tell me I am an imnoster. I say to you,
Captain Bodfish, I am the man that was
left for dead in that cabin by the sea.
I was poisoned, but. by whom I do not
know. I was rea'ored to life by the
physician's daughter, who gave me the
antidote, and would you but listen, I
would tell yo i all about my travels be
fore the Sober Fritz came the follow
ing year, and rescued you and Charles
"1 do not wish to hear you. Don't I
know that you and Louis Patterson
were inseparable and don't 1 know
that you' can tell his story as well as he
could tell it himself were he to be
raised from the dead? You have the
same smooth tongue that captivated
the crew on the Sober Fritz, but you
must not expect to again charm me
with your cunning palaver.
"Now that you talk of poisoning, let
me tell you that on several occasions I
have caught myself suspecting joj of
poisoning young Patterson, and I am
now more than half inclined to that
opinion that the diamonds and other
jewels he had laid away so carefully to
bring home to his mother and his affi
anced, were stolen from him by you,
and you have just now summoned up
courage enough to offer them for sale."
"Captain Bodfish. a thought strikes
me. Now do listen for one moment to
what I have to say. You think Louis
Patterson's jewels were stolen from
him by Charms Manning. In that bus-
Ficion you do Charlos a great wrong,
know nothing about the evidence you
may have to base the suspicion that he
1 poisoned Louis Patterson, but "
"No more, I will not listen to such
trash," said Captain Bodfish.
"Captain Bodfish, one question be
fore you go. Do you remember one
day examining those rough diamonds
ana admiring two of them that were so
much alike no one could tell the differ
ence?" asked Louis Patterson.
"I do," the Captain answered.
"May I asked another question?"
asked Louis Patterson, and the young
man looked plteously and imploringly
into the Captain's face.
"Did Louis Patterson insist on you
accepting one of these stones as a gift
"He did," answered Captain Bodfish.
"Can I ask still another question?"
"Yes, yes; go one; what more?"
"After Louis insisted for some time
that you should accept one of the
stones, and you persisted in refusing it,
did you finally consent to take it?"
"I did, and have it now in its rough
state," said Captain Bodfish, "in my
necktie, and I presume you have its
mate which would only be additional
evidence that you stole Louis Patter
son's diamonds, and as far as the con
versation had at that time is concerned,
what could be more natural than for
Louis Patterson to tell it all to you?"
TO BE OONTWCED.
Cbristlne Nllaaon's Husband.
Her husband, the Count de Casa
Miranda, is a handsome man, some
thing over 60 years of age, but look
ins fully fifteen years younger, writes
Lucy Hamilton Hooper In the Ladies'
Home Journal. He is a member and
the head of an old Spanish family,
and Is an accomplished man of the
world, speaking rr. nch fluently,- and
possessing brilliant conversational
powers. He Is very proud of his cel
ebrated and charming wlte, although
Inclined to object sometimes to ber
distaste for publicity and ostentation
of every kind. He holds a prominent
Government portion in Hpain, so Is
often forced to absent himself from
home lira former mirriage be Is
the father of a young daughter,
Donna Roslta, who is the constant
companion and cherished daring of
ber beautiful step-mother.
Flowers for the Invalid.
When choosing flowers to send to
an invalid select those that have a
very delicate perfume, and that are
an suggestive of life and health as
possible. White flowers, although
most beautiful, lend neither color or
brightness to tbe sick-room, and to
a mind weakened by sick r ess are apt
to be suggest ve of death, while those
of a bright crimen or a deep yellow
will almost always oleae and gratify
the convaescent. When ordering
tbe flowers ask your florist to send
long-stemmed ones, they arrange so
much more prettily than those that
are cut with short stems. Ladies'
UndreMiaa; Made Easy.
A gentleman who, near the close
of tbe last century, accompanied Hu
ron Vou Swleten on a visit to the old
Duke of Sacbsen-Hlldburghauaen re
lates tbe following In bis memoirs:
"Tbe Duke regularly goes to bed
every night at o'clock. When leav
ing tbe sitting-room to proceed to his
rather distant sleeping apartment, ha
has a number of bis valets po ted all
along tbe line of route. One of them
takes possession of bis wig, tbe sec
ond divests him of bis coat, and so
on, 00HI, by the time be has reached
the goal, be la ready to slip into isd
without mora ado." Tagllche ituud
schao. Tub maids of old
aril oka maids.
wet not nerv
IKE FOOL WITH TMC GUN.
aiw m-tj toot tb orry tBi world,
4 t i4 Se4a mbu yotit ,
Foul WHS fcrtnBM. . lawllboat,
fu 1 . IftO d. gUlU J. IOll 4T1MJ d Ut.
to- b &' . an) f.M w.a auJYjt.
FeUsfta w.trtiwibi tiiY r at uW
At 4 ! 1 - ail iiM-k o4 ojf 4 ;
Fuula wtMi rag -fci.it nxu. ..! iY -ad.
Fo U v b ' icnytttNU-d. mod :ooi who ! lad ;
uoU w lb u. B , f ! wllfe f4,
onl vl b cmum m, fooU w il b tract ,
F oi wu' dcuv U.9 IuImkm u-t facta,
YvA -a tbr: ftou id act;
fr oola wto aflla Tbeo4hjB! b Xikt.
uol- wuo WliataiB Mb bjm a d apneas;
FooU vhu prof b-ar rac muA l. b--t-fcl&ter
ftjola wbu bviiava 1 prmba. ;
FuuK wDoqoftrret. and fo-ua lv qoack ;
In la t. tbtra an all auna uf foul la ib p.
- ol fat, ibia. abort ald tall ;
But of ail aorta of I oia. tli ool with a Ona
- w i.o point il at tome ou of court -to fuo"
An.l foula all ar imJ till ctianca mnrdar la doue)
la lii wortM-Hl fxl of tbrru all i
"Tbe remembrance of this, Vxia,
will never pass from mv mind. A
certain affection for you, I think, 1
shall always feel: but henceforth my
love for you has lost all respect and
Bitter words! Spoken in baste
and auger! Tbe fruit of the artfully-
niifrt.iirr1 Etiat.lr-tAn anrl 1a.lnllv of a
year: When I aul Briltan married
the penile Lda Morpeth, there ""t, "c ""..
had been s. et anger and coldly-ut- l' ' blm "ue Pln a troub." to
tercd congratulations in the stately i dhere , hl resolution. That very
bouse of his father, whe e he took ttc convinced him that he was
his bride to spend tbe first year ,,f I exhibiting a species of Koman flrm
ber marriage His mother and his ! oee Spartan fortitude. He saw
sUter Laura had nothing In common and n,ar Ma's efforts at Improve-
with his wife. They were haughty,
keen-sigbted, cool women of tbe
world; she, a little, gentle, loving,
clinging child. utterly si 01 Dle,witb but
little tact, and an absolute incajiacity
to believe tbat every one didn't mean
prec.sely what they said. A more un
fortunate combination of qualites
could bardlv have entered the cold
shadow of Hrlttan Hall. She never j Utile, blue-eyed fool all the majesty
saw ber little v olations of etltiueite, ; of Jove lies in your word, Is I sup
and ber soft, childish sjieeches were :pose, ra her an agreeable sensation
seized and held up to tbe light for I i-ay "suppose," for Heaven knows I
her husband's in-nectlon and mcdita- know nothing of It experimentally
Hon by ber merciless relatives-in-
She felt, she could not see. the
cruel sarcasm, the cold condemnation
bidden jncier the smooth speech and
smile Hhe shrank away, dismayed
ana grieved, when ber timid over
tures at reconcil ation and affection
were rejected; she knew that 10 a
hundred ways sbe annoyed and Irri
tated her proud and arbitrary hus
band, but never knew how to better
the matter. She burned with secret
Indignation at tbe dally injustice
done ber, yet never knew bow to
vindicate herself In her husband's
eyes or assert her rights.
The only one of the family who
showed her kindness was Dick Lea- f ,n ldw' """ Heroism auu lormuoe,
forth, ber husband's cousin, a Kay ; of cour-e. Hliuwed all the more ad
vo.,n 1 i.,.un9nt. wh,. ram t.hr vantagcously by comparison with
to spend some weeks with bis Aunt
Briltan. Dick thought ber the very
prettiest little golaen -haired, blue'
eyed woman that be had ever seen In
his life; and presently discovering
her, condition of moral serfdom, with
a secret curse on feminine brutality
and ber husband's sibp'dity, donned
her colors and fought h.T battles for
her. He It was who parried tbe
sharp thrusts of her mother and
sister-in-law who bad always a ready
excuse for her little social short om
ings and a pleasure of some kind to
propose when he saw ber dropping
Liking tbe frank, kind-hearted fel
low with all her heart, she saw noth
ing of the storm tbat was darkening
above her; she never saw tbe signifi
cant look or beard tbe tone with
which her bus and was informed tbat
"Eda was somewhere with Dick, as
usual." When he was ordered off in
service he wrote her frequently the
merriest, kindest letters In the
world. -She wished to show them to
Paul, but be declined to look at
Didn't he like ber to write to
He had ootbing to say on tbe sub
ject; she must be ber own judge In a
case of the kind. ,
Tbe little woman was pu.led and
unbappy, but she continued to-write
to Dick. Wben be again catue back
ber joy was extreme and she never
dreamed of trying 10 hide it
her old animatiou and glee
back; she romped with Dick
little child; and Paul seeing her one
day pelting him with flowers, felt tbe
long smouldering jealousy of his heart
leap up into a fiery flame of resent
ment and froze tbe very soul within
her ay the words with which tbi
"Henceforth he had lost for her
ail trust and respect!" The words
tang In her ears day and night Con -
tiniiaiivahe hi mdd tm fac
as he turned awav from tne kiss she
would have given him and heard bis
measured, freezing tones.
What sort of affection could
be which was roubed of trust and re
pect? Childish as sbe was, Eda's whole
heart rebelled against tbe very
thought of such a love.
She examined her past life over
and over again; s e sought In vain
for faults to justify so harsh a sen
tence. If shehad not loved Paul as
woman seldom love, then and there
bis dominion had ended and his in
justice bad erected a barrier I etween
them that he could have never
crossed; hut she had given her hus
band ber whole heart and soul: loved
blm absolutely; could find nothing
pleasant without him; could Imagine
nothing deilrable in life bereft of this
love; so sbe set herself to win
him back. She' was shut out en
tirely and designedly from his con
fidence, even In the most trilling
matter. Paul sat continually witii
bis mother and sister In solemn con
clave, to which aba wis not ad
mitted; tha very servants knew more
tban she of family matters and do
mestic details. If Paul was troubled
be was nevsr told tbe reason; If be
was 111, ana was scarcely permitted to
an tar the room. Her own move-
bmdU wr unjar aoosUut espionage
and tritlcUiu; ber feeflngs and in
clination nrer consulted even in
f 'ui iud kite bore it all patiently.
) y after day she tried a tbouaud
keys of endearment and lo.lng fore
thought in the lock-d and barred
dr of Paul's heart; she did her best
t be i. lave, prudent and helpful: be
t ied to rid herself of ber rhi!d:sb
mannerism; in short, sbe did sou-d'-rs.
She made a careless, butterfly
a woman, a tender, dignified, yet
gentie matron; she studied zealously
tnut rt-riaiu deHcien-ies in accom
plishments might not loou'er niortiiv
and annoy Paul, she gave herself,
heart and soul, to ber special abtiini
uation shouiewilery and succceiel
wonderfully, but after two years of
patient trying sbe had not yet beard
wnat she uio-t desired from her hue
band's lips a recantation of bis
let let no one be too severe
Paul He Intended to be just
had honestly believed himself
months a mucb:aggrieved man.
natural jealously, Irritated by the
persistent malice of bis mother an 1
sister, had obscured his mental vision.
He landed himself not a little heroic
j 1,1 lDU v'8ll'B th follies of his lit-
iucuvs auu wieir success, rccrcuv
be was a little pleased, and It never
once occurred that all solace was de
nied to ber and that ber very untir
ing patience only proved bow keenly
To ue made a sort of New York
grand lama, to have incense burned
I lefore you, and to feel tbat for one
all this wife worship and spauiel-:ike
devotion doubtless convinced Paul ,
that In some way he really was vast y j ncr In which il can be transported,
superior to bis pretty little idolater, j Across the breech it measure about
and that It was not a little con- j fourteen Inches, and tapers to alieut
descending In him to lie worshiped at six at the ruua.le, A forged steel
a;l. And so matters m irht have gone ' cone forming the barrel runs to the
.on, ad infinitum, if tbey bad not full length, and Isonly three-quarters
fired on Sumter. of an Inch In thickness. Then comes
I'aul was tbe first to go. He- d s- i layer after layer of the finest raw
cussed pros acd cons with his mother , hide, compressed until it has the
and sister; when a conclusion was ar
rived at he briefly stated it to bis wife
and ordered her to superintend his
packing, fcda could not repress her
dismay; she even attempted argu
ments, but was sternly cut short in
' )n mMW w' o"er anu sister-
Eda's sobs and entreaties.
j Only one faint gleam of comfort
: could sbe find In all this darknevt.
j "tie will take back those cruel
'words," she sad to herself. "Now
I tbat he is leaving me, perhaps for
ever, be will not leave tnem behind
him to poison all my thoughts of him
and embitter all my lonely hours"'
So sue waited and watched, and
tbe day for parting came, and tbe
ivub auvi eav sum 1 uv iuisjuw ouu oiiu
Paul had not spoken, i.da Hung ber
arms about blm.
"Paul, stoul Before you go unsay
what you said two years ago."
"What reason have I for so doing?''
was all his reply. And with a cool
kiss he left ber.
The disappointment was bitter; so
great tbat It actually swallowed up
liaTiii p a nil at Itiait t hi mln lit.' fa nA at II I
grief at parting. When she
watched for letters it was with tbe
K . ... li.,t . 1... r ... . ... ., r( ) In
fluenres, he had at last relented and
written to tell her so; but he wrote
nothing Ixcept "that be was well,
camp duties were arduous and an en
gagement was expected." Into tbe
far-longer letters addressed to bis
sister and mother she was seldom or
never allowed a glance.
At last came the news of the long
awaited battle Eda's first thought
was of humiliation for tbe defeat;
her second, of terror r her husband's
safety. For three days s le suffered
all the horrors ot uncertainty all
j the agonies of hope long deferred. He
I was missing; naa ueeo seen wounuea
i ugnting uraveiy; was tnougnt to
oe aeaa. At last came toe trutn.
He was badly wounded and a prisoner.
Mrs. BriUan read the letter con
taining the hews aloud at the breag
fat table. Eda beard It, pale and
I rigid, without nrament or question.
I ' .(.. . !.... la. A .. . n
L' "T uf u tu ur w ucr
1 daughter In law's rwm. Mrs. BriUan
aw slims of i acklng. Open drawers,
1 disordered closets, and Eda kneeling
1 bctore a trunk, with daternilnatlon
! written on every pallid feature.
What is all this-" asked Mrs.
I Iirlttan. "And where are you going?
' 1 obould consider this a singular time
for visiting, were I In your place
W'bile your husband lies wounded
and a prisoner In the bands of the
enemy, common decency should, I
think, keep you home."
Eda's eye kindled.
a vtiivv iiaw in VJ bUQ aiva-UQU VI t
hei' husband. I am going to him." j
Mrs. Brlttan fairly screamed.
"Eda Brlttan, arc you mad? Have
you lost your wits utterly?"
"Do you consider this a proof of
I ' But what will he do with you
there a helpless baby, always an en
cumbrance, and be lying helpless?
' How can he take care of you?"
"1 will take care of blm. Ilel pless
' as 1 may be, I ran at least smooth
his pillow for blm."
"It It not to be thought or," said
' Mrs. Brlttan, decidedly. "You must
go alone everything la unsettled;
, for a woman of your age and g ddy
appearance, It would be Imprudent,
improper, Indecorous, aussfe. People
would talk; Paul himself would be
angry. Just that up vour trunk, and
put back youmiilng. Yon must out
go i sup."
Vim will! Ym sav von will to
me' ou wit act coatrary to my advice-"
ies, if you adlse me to stay
here," answered fuia, rls ns, and fac
ing her Incensed mother-in-law.
fcver since my marriage, I have
Lt-en moral bond -slave A frrt wo
man by right.! have patiently submit
ted my neck to the oke and a griev
ous one il ba- been for rue. But Mrs.
Iirlttan. 1 have ser ed out my time,
I am now my own mistress. My doty
as a w fe calls me and 1 shall obey it
I shall go
' And i-he did go, spite of the power
of even body, of the vigorous home
opposition and of not a few secret
, doubts and fears acknowledged only
I to her-elf.
j Impelled by lov e, the little woman
! who had, on ordinary occasions about
as uiU' h courage as a moU'-e, never
; faltered o turned back till sbe stood
by husband's bedside under a bolfle
I I aul, groaning and helpless, forgot
all about justice, d Unity, superiority
Lear cb lid dear little Eda, bow
shall 1 ever repay you" be asked.
And with fast-beating heart, I da
stooped and whispered: and then
with panting breath and feeble voice,
tbe proud man bumblysaid the words
sbe longed so much to hear, and her
long and apparently hopeless dream
was accomplished. Sbe bad won blm
i back. New York Sunday Mercury.
A Itawhlde Cannon.
A Syracuse man named La Tulip,
has invented a cannon known as the
La Tulip rawhide gun, of which great
things are expected. One of the
euns. made by Its inventor, was
tested at Onondaga Valley, on Tues
day. It weighs in the neighborlwxl
of 40(1 pounds while the cannon of
tne same calibre In use by tbe array
we ghs nearly I,fo0. Its peculiarity
lies in Its lightness and the easy man-
strength of steel In fact, Itstongh
ness and staring powers are said ta
exceed steeL The raw Hide Is pntsn
in strips coiled around and around,
and Is several Inches in thickness.
On top of this lie two colls of steel
wire wound to Its stroi.gest teaslsn
and tben filed smooth. The cap
placed at the breech can be easily
removed for Inspection of the taw
hide Oiling. Tbe tests were pro
nounced successful, and further trials
will le had. A five Inch bore will
be constructed u soon as possible,
and wben mounted upon a movable
carriage It will tben demonstrate
whether It can be used effectively.
The five-Inch cannon will be smooth
bore and used to discbarge dynamite
cartridges, a trial of which wIM be
' made. Frederick La Tulip, tbe In-
ventor, has been a worker of rawhide
for twelve years and Is conversant
with it In every detail. Lome Dally
The United States offers no money
reward to the In. en tor or disoverer
of perpetual motion, and, so far as
: we know, no foreign government
offers any. Every few weeks appli
cation for a patent for a new discov-
. ery or perpetual motion is made at
i if01"? bLl W,.V.i!M
Vfr. nrin trrantjrl Tha Pqianf IISIm
yet been granted. The Patent Office
authorities bave the right to require
a model of an invention when tbe de,
scription isn't very clear; and they
always tell Inventors of perpetual
motion to send along a model. But
no model has ever been sent; se no
patent has ever been granted. Tbe
subject of perpetual motion at flr-t
was studied by learned men, but of
late years only Ignorant persons have
tried to discover that motion. Two
large volumes bave b;en published
describing tbe attempts to obtain
perpetual motion, all ot which at
tempts have been proved failures by
tbe "brutal test of each machine
standing stllL" Scientific persons
have long understood that perpetual
motion Is an Impossibility; but per
sons who have not studied mechanics
still struggle with the problem,
though there is no longer any reward
to urge them, as In past times we
think there was.
Buying Their Own Diamonds.
The De Beers mines employ 3,000
whites, and from l ,,Ouo to ao.Ou j of
; tbe natives as laborers. The natives,
j.Mr. McGregor said, will steal dla
: monds and no way has been dlscov
ered to prevent theft Under the
I law tbe native laborers are kept in
I Inclosuics called compounds They
i sell the diamonds which they steal at
j a few shillings per carat. They are
I purchased, although the natives are
' 'K""1 ' -cu by agentaof the
IMS Beers Company and returned to
the company. Within the last two
yeais. Mr. McGregor said, the com
pany has paid in this way 3,;",0o,ouo
for diamonds which bad been stolen
by the natives. Mr. McGregor said
it was expected that the dry diggings
would be worked out in two years,
but they have been worked since I HI I,
and there are n-j indications of a
bottom being- round. To pi event
the soil from caving In, shart 1,000
feet have leen sunk and the mining
Is done In chambers similar te those
of American coal mines.
A I'nlque I'enliolder.
The superstitious youog woman
awns a unique penholder. At tbe
top of tbe handle tbeie slU a rab
bit's left Mod foot mounted In sti
ver. It Is supposed to bave com
from a gravsyard at midalgtl Hh
rvgards It as ber mawot.
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