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WOMflJI AGAINST WQMAJf.
BY MRS. M.
t riAPlKK I -Coutiliuu.t.
Valerie bit her lip. A train this girl
foiled her. She, thought to have tri
umphed over her ignorance in thin
( an you ride?" she asked insolently.
'ej,'' answered Alice, ,uietly.
"Vu,i are a paraxon of perfection in
deed. ' sneered the other woman an
Alice gaed after her gadlv. She
pit.ed V alerie now from her iu-art. and
thought she knew what made her so g
The interview in the grounds had
shown Alice that Valerie had a trouble
that was indeed very heavy, especially
to a nature so pro. id as hers.
She en led Ilavis and "put on her
hat) t. Ever since sh could rcniem- .
It Alice had ridd-!i. the only differ
ence being that she hat sat her steed
without a saddle, and unencumbered
by a long skirt, and now she was
checked by society garments and ways.
She took her gauntlets and whip,
and (fathering her habit in hana,
ojened her door.
To her astonishment, in the corridor,
she came upon Count Jura walking
slowly up it.
lie turned with an exclamation as he
perceived her, and Alice thought she
saw him put a paper hustily into his
"1 crave pardon, mila ii: 1 mistake
my way. Is this not the corridor to
the guests' wing?"
'.No. you are quite wrong: this lead
only to my apartment."'
Alice spoke coldly; indeed, she felt
i am indeed distressed, countess."
he oliserved. courteously, "but 1 will
take my departure i-t once."
He bowed again and turned towards
a door which led into another
"Still you are wrong." said Alice,
smiling and pointing with h r whin.
"Co straight a.oii-r, and you will reach
the big staircase, then you will soon
lind your way. The door leads to the
uapty part of the Castle - the 'treas-ure-nx)iiis.'
as the servants call them. ,
Yes. now you are right." i
"Au revoii', miladil''
Count Jura strode down theco-ridor.
"Treasure rooms!" he n peated to
bim-elf. I'aul was riirht. and yet
anions all tin- t n-as ire of the castle
she is to tne the rarest."'
Alice ma le her way .dowly down the
htaiacisc to the. central-hall, she felt
excited and almost happy. She always
hud that strange llutUT at her heart
when n'-ur her husband, j
ai ric, loosing like a goddess in j
lierjxsrtVc lv-e.it habit, wan standing)
in the doorway, beyond which the
horses were waiting. A man's form
was beside her. and Alice noticed wit ri
a cold Hicki mng sensalion how low he
was whisocring and how eager was his
look. She came slowly up to them, ,
and caught a few words: j
"When 1 thinK of it, Valerie, I am ;
nearly mad to know what 1 have lost, i
My life is a misery to me tied as- I am
to a "
Valerie heard Alice's footsteps, and
she drew her hand away from his.
"It is getting late, we had better
start. " she said, quietly, giving him a
look full of sympathy, and glancing an
other oi triumph at Alice as she hur
riedly went down the steps.
Lord ltadine now joined them.
"May 1 put you up, Countess" he
He was a oung man. and Alice's
fair loveliness had won his warmest ad
tnirat'on. "If you please," sir- answered slowly.
She was still hearing tier husband s
voice, pas-ion-laden, br. a'.hing his
love and misery into Valerie's ear.
The Karl ; s-is'ed Valc-i ; to mount,
and then the our rode slowly away.
"We don't want any grooms, Hoy,"
said Valerie, authoritatively.
So the Karl waved his attendants
Lord Hadine glanced every now and
then at his companion's face.
'"Who was it said Oarrell had mar
lied a farm-girl'" hemused. "Whata
cruel scandal! This woman is peer
less! Countess," he said aloud, "are.
you in any way connected with the Ar-nolds-you
know who I mean: they are
a very old family the head is always
called the Master of Arnold"'
Alice had blushed, but now she was
"I have no aristocratic connections,
Lord Hadine." she answered quietly;
4,I am only a farmer's niece."
"Hut you have their face. The Ar
nolds are a strangely lovely family
forgive me for paying you so gauche
a compliment: but you are tairer than
was the Ladv Knid Arnold, whose por
trait hangs in my mother's room, and
who cicd years ago, and she was sup
jMised to have been the greatest beauty
of her time.''
"I have no family," repeated Alice.
"I was only a farm girl. Vou will have
heard how I came - to to-marry the
Karl: liefore then I was neglected, ill
used, and miserable. I even taught
myself - at least, the 'village- school
master helped me for some time, but
he died two years ago, and then I had
no one to assist me."
"I do not care what you were," cried
I)rd Hadine, fervently, reaching for
her small hand and carrying it to his
lips: "but to me vou are the embodi
ment of everything that is perfection,"
Valerie turned at this instant, and
the earl looking back, also saw the
young man's act of courtesy and ad
miration. "My Lady Alice progresses," re
marked Valerie, with a sneer. "Hoy,
you must look after your wife."
Lord Darrell did not answer: ho un
consciously tightened his hold on his
reins, and his brows met in a frown.
Something in the sight he had iust
seen vexed him strangely, and for the
first time since his return he beheld
Alice's beauty in all its power. ,
Valerie saw the frown and her heart
. TT - I.l- v- 11 V. I .1 . l
nu is iifrjr wiiu iier, biiu mui lo (
She checked her hone and the Earl
4ii ao also.
"yVhatliit?" asked Lord Radlno,
"I forget the exact path," said Va
lerU, "aad Koy knows absolutely noth
1m ftbeut U."
I lU(9MMllaqnlra,"MUtha Earl,
' "I UrrtiUUl LardE
dine rode rapidly down the path to the :
Alice, whose cheeks were Hushed
with modesty at l ord Hadine o.it
spoken admiration reined in her horse
a few paces away.
Yaier e chatted on. taking no notice ;
of tne young countess; but. strange to
sav. the Earl was watching his wife
w ith a leeling akin to ania. ement ami .
How well she sat her horse! How
l :en an 1 U.ai.tiful her hair.
What darn long la-hes framed her
Last night he could sc.; not hint.' but
Val'-r.e. the worn. n he lo'-ed: now his
whole attention was turned on the wo
man he had married.
Valerie notice i Hoy's changed ex
pression, an i jealousy burned in her
breast. ' :
onie, Hoy. Jyird Hadine is waving
to us." she exclaimed, and. he moving
to her side, they put tin-ir hor-cs to
the trot dow n the lane.
Alice felt a choking w n sat ion in her .
throat and without another thought,
she wheeled her horse round ari'l can- '
tered wildly in tlie opj os.le direction.
She had lost all control o! her feel- ;
irigs: sulis bur-t fro.n her lips. j
i he or young wife was ult rly, j
terribly uhhai'py. i
i.e knew not what to do or where to ;
go. out she f i t that .-omet din,' ii.ast
end the torture she was endur.iig. or :
she must die.
.-sic: cantered on. unheeding and
plunged in her thoughts, till the
tremlilinr of her horse caused her to
think o. him. and as she came to a sort
of thicket, she loosened rein and ha
Srie must have ridden some distance,
for even to her. who knew the country
well for miles around, having walked
it in bygone days, this place was
She looked round at fir-t in surprise:
then, a little- alar i.ed. she be;.' an to
feel weary from her agitation and ex
ercise, when the sound of a che.-ry
whistle was horn to her ears, and the
next minute a foo'st'-p rust Jed over the
dying leaves, and a tail well-built young
man came towards her.
He stop) e l. ama 'd. as he saw the
lovely girl on horse baek. her golden
curls 'bating from their rough contact
with the wind in picturesque confusion
round her lace and neek.
'1 beg your pardon, can I h" p you?"
he said suddenly, lifting bis hat.
Alice hesitated, then meeting his
frank boyish face. she answered:
"If you will, please. 1 hae lost my
"Von are in the Abley VVooiis we
are cio-e to the old Abby - the ruins
are just bevound those trees.
"The Alibey!" exclaimed Alice in
surprise. "I thought 1 was quite in
the opposite direction
taken the wrong path."
"Vou have Itecome ttparated from
your friends'' asked the young man,
glancing again and again at her.
"Well, perhapp I can assist you. Do
you want to find the Abbey''
"I think 1 had beeter go tuere. as
they will in all probability make their i
wav to it. replied AUci
"Let me lead your horse. May I in
troduce myself I am Frank Meredith
at your service."
"And 1 call me Alice," said the
young countess, quietly.
"Miss Alice, what a pretty quaint
name -so old-fasnioned. Do you
this part of the country I am staying
down here with friends. I have been
shooting, as you see. though the sport
is not good. Nothing seems to live
round the old Abliey-even the birds
and insects desert it. It is dead, in
deed." Alice listened to Frank Meredith's
easy chatter quietly. She agreed with
him in his estimate of the sjiot. Never
had she seen so weird and strange a
place, anil as they came in full sight of
the ruins she could not repress a shud
der which the young man noticed.
"Yes: is it not dismal It looks like
a great grey ghost. " I really doa'l
think I should care to venture into its
gloomy vaults, even in broad day
light' "Who owns it!-'' asked Alice sud
denly. "My friends did tell me, but I have
forgotten. I will ask them again when
I go home. .Vow, Miss Alice, shall I
leave you here alone, or w ill my pres
ence annoy you if 1 remain '
"oh. stay, please." cried Alice, her
nerves unstrung still by the terrible
strain put on them at the time of Kus
tace Hivers' murder; "perhaps they
will not be long."
"I wonder if 1 shall see you again."
said Frank Meredith after a pause. I
while he stroked the horse's nsck: "I j
am staying here another fortnight." I
"You may, perhaps."' answered I
Alice: she was drawn toward the young j
man by his frank ways. j
He seemed little more than a boy to
her. though he numbered over twenty ;
"It seems a strange thing to say. ' j
went on the young man quickly, "but i
if ever you want me to do anything for j
you. if I can. I will." j
Alice blushed a little, then paled. j
"Why do you say this'" she asked i
"I cannot say. I only know I would
give all I possess to lie your friend.
You don't look happy. I should like to ;
Alice hesitated, then held out her
"You shall," she said, simply. "I
have not one friend in the whole
world. You shall be the first."
"Oh, thank you!" he cried. "If you
want me, write to me there or there;
bo sure if I can 1 will always come,"
handing her two cards.
Alice took them quietly, i-omo
curious intuition seemed to come over
her that she should need his aid, but
he aid nothing, and the next instant
the sound of voices amo to their cars,
and the Karl, Valerie and Lord Hadine
. 1 . I . , k.
aimn! eu iieniro iiieiu
"W hat a fright yoir have given us,
Lady DarreU!" exclaimed the latter as
he rode quickly up.
Lady barrel!! This young lovely
girl who had just accepted his friend
ship! Could it be true'' he thought.
"We thought you were lot,my Lady
Alice," obaafred Valerie with a
drawl, glancing at her young rival
with an expreataon that mid: "Wa
wlahed It, toa."
j H...w did you mis us?" a-kd Uoy,
1 Coldly o' hi wife. "You have cu-ii
much the longest way muni."
"1 enjoyed my riius, " Alice replied
quiet ;y and i-ol i!y t"U.
"1 am mj sorry um did tint nee n:e
bee kon. con t i 11 ued I or! Haiiue. 'Tiat
"liv all n- ans.
i-ru-d Va'erie. Then
in a lower tone:
Who is this gentle
This is Mr. Meredith, w ho w as kinu
enough to show me the way. Lord Hur
rei!.' explained Alice. i,metiv.
The I -.arl spoke a few cold words of
thanks to the young man: then, with
au expres-ive glance at A lief, Frank
Mereuilh bowed and took his leave,
still piungea in amaenjent, yet
strangely pleased to think he was her
"A very pretty Iniv.'" ex claimed Va
lerie. " lion t vou think so. ii y Ladv
"He looks good and hone-t," Alice
replied, sjs-ak.ng her thoughts.
Iinl Itadiiie looked sulky, and Va
Icrie ob-erved once more in alarm,
that Hoy wa- gazing at his wife w.t i
an epi cssi.,n of str ucje interest,
o i.d it le ! he Wo begin-
ning to ail i ire her. af'er all'
Mm must work this away, at nil haz
"Now for the ruin
Hoy, give me
jour h .n i."
The I' arl w as l--;dtj
alidhe ..lIlllH d to the
groutiu. Ivor 1
Ha I tic put up ':i 'inn I to h
"I don t t hi;ik I w id couii.
"Wnat. I jt !v Alice afraid
Va.erie with a sin-er.
If o i ar-nervous rem iin out in
th air. ly all humus." said Hoy, ai-
Illo-t i Ollt 111 t lo.l-H'.
When he was not looking at Alice,
be forgot h'-r charms, nnd only reliiem
bi r- d her as a b.o' on li s lib..
"I wii! stay with '.on," whispered
Lord Ka I. no.
". I will go." Alice said, firmly,
her !ac growing white licnrath
Valerie's sneers. "I am only tired not
."she siiped from her horse, ami
gathering h-rhali' in her band, hur
ried aft r t he ot Ic rs.
I .o:d Hadine ted the reins of the
four horses to a stout branch arid fol
At lirst Alice could see nothing, as
she crept through the damp, moldy
ruins of hat had once tieon noble
bails, b it the forms of those two on
ahead o lost in one anot her's presence,
but as they s'tietrated into theg:oomy
vaults, her -trange sense of fear re
turned, and she shuddered again and
again. Hut for her pride she would
have turned buck and lied intotiie open
air. hut Valerie's taunting voice came
to her ears.
They climbed up the broken frag
ment of stone steps to what had l rn a
tower, lloy tend-r'y helping Valerie
over the '-o igh stones.
Lord Hadine went first up the steps,
then lien: to give h;s hand to Alice,
when gl lin ing round nervously, she
thought she saw something glittering
from a dark corner beneath an ancient
She checked the cry that rose to her
lip, and glanced again: this time she
saw plainly the soiiietning that glit
tered w ere two dark eyes set in a pale,
She drew her band swiftly from ixird
"I can go no further: I am tired."
she said, hurricdlv. und turning, she
fled white and trembling back to the
"My Lady Alice is frightened after
all," sneered Valerie, with a short
Hoy glanced at hi wife's pale face
contemptuously, then turned a look of
love and admiration on the proud.
lioautiful woman beside him.
Lord Hadine hurried up to Alice.
"Vou are looking quite startled and
ill. Lady JJarrell." he said, in con
sternation. "What was it did you
see a ghost"
"Yes. 1 saw a ghost," Alice an
She did not "add that the ghost was a
man of liesh an i blood with an ugly
scar across his face: she was silent be
neath Valerie s scoffs and cruel sneers,
forbearing to answer them as she
might have done, for in that ghost in
the dark corner she had recognized
Valerie's disgraced and hated brother,
TO HE (Xj.NTINfED.
The Klme a a 'lip.
Few feel more the prevailing tend
dency not to shell out cash in a ( oal
Oil Johnny style than the waiters in
the fash enable hotels and restaur
ants, but they do not get much pity.
Why the average waiter in such
establishments should look with
scorn and disdain unon a dime Is
hard to determine. lh is more than
$100 can earn in a day in tho best
possible investment, and no good
reason exists why the waiter shoull
get anything, as full 10 percent, ad
ditional is charged in such establish
ments for the service. The trouble
mostly grows out of the passing reign
of wild extravagance in which fools
who squandered theli money have
wren in the habit of l osing as gr -at
personages by tossing the waiter a
dollar bill. Tin re is not much of
that done now It must be apparent
to any one that a quarter given at
every meal to a waiter in a little
while runs V an amount that is
more than m st people get In Interest
from a very large sum of money, and
few can afford it along with all other
expenses. For instance, there are
few $111,000 houses In 1'hiladciphia at
present which bring their owners $1
a day after taxes and other expen
ses are paid, and there are plenty of
people who are not getting over ,'t er
cent for their money. Philadelphia
What the Ml tie Boy Thought.
Tho lady had given the small boy
an app'e ana he bad said nothing In
"What docs a little boy say when
he gets anything?" asked the lady in
sinuatingly. He hesitated a moment
"Some little boys," he said, "ay
'thank you;' same ays much obliged,'
and some Just keeps thlnkin' how
much better an orange tit than an
apple" Detroit Free I 'res
Nkaklv every mature woman
knows the nature of man, but she
will not admit that be baa a right to
be that way.
IB 'h dim ra.Hu I ft.Wsl tbreat;U.
i tin -LUe of
Chin uiittif i'uik 'f !". lru,
A lrvl utikuewQ to kMj.t
Tt-rf rui tt lied iif lo.ui torul4
in i i.ivui.'iii kui; iu-.ii cr
Anl rtistt bit ntc! wi.tij'-rf .U,
Ar'lti 1 "nnd.-r.-J. Iiitii-iif t
1 Ii irit frtsu Bunting,
Vl.t'inll ll-4 Viliof l"it- lift Plst
The loufvl fl"erfc h ftuug
Ttifn I cnut'lit hUpanueul u floft'iiij; beia
i ifiH-.riue (.ri'-ri) .
"Ki.'ii: li t li 'ln iitui iftffirth'm
ALd thuu uuiLkilil fur Uie '
An Ir.KtHTit a I ftai t him thrra
Hl'i'kisl upet, uiy fw.
lirferw Um (,'u ue ut t i 1 '4 air
ttifcl'.isi truiu u. y i-uit'rft .
li en, swifter than ftslia.iow flir.
Hi' i'!. a'l l no j,'i nr fi'l -liiit
i.l- ey- nere a. nil" Utht kvr ey
luk.lij a Pml tartrwfi
Tin: tki.eimiom: ;ii:l
'Wc!L"sai.l Mr. Ilol.ind Wayne,
when lie came into bis ortice. after
sevi nil diiys' illness with a wretched
neur.ilgi.i. which iilTccted him when
ever the cast winds blew, "oii got
smile one for the telephone did you,
"Yes sir," the
'The voting lady
wouiiiii A brok
lor a woman.''
"Whv, you sec
with an obvious
head clerk replied,
bus Ix iii here since
'' cxchiuicl Mr.
Whv did y .u get a
r's otlice is no plac e
sir," said Hums,
apprehensive glances toward
o.iket. jiuilition, behind w
new ojierator sat in concealment,
"vou did not say anyt hing aout that
only that Mr. kichards had his
hands full with the wires, and that
t heie'd have to be some one to take
charge of the le'epholie; so I "
'That is Just like you Lurns." said
Mr. Wayne, stamping back into his
prhate otlice. -'Anyone cUe would
hae known bet ter."
"Why, you see, sir," said Hums,
defensively, as be followed him back,
"I didn't think it would make much
diilctei.cc. The vou tig lady is very
capable, and she sectm tl to want the
place so badlv. she is vet.y jHHir, sir,
and supports her mother. 1
something about her, you see."
"oh! Nunc; flame of jours, sup
pose, liuriis Very nice arrangement
lor you, no doubt."
"I bcgoiir par I'm, sir," said Hums,
in an oi enb d hiuinirr. "1 am a mar
n d in. in "
I;y .love', so you are!" said Hoiand
; Way i.e. with a laugh. "I had for
gotten that Though," be aided
i uiuoroii!v, '-that doesn't alwavs
make a liilVienee. Weil, try her,
anvhow. Where's the mail, pease"
"I tell you what, burns," one ot the
other clerks observed, when that iti
' dividual dually emerged from Mr.
i Wayne's l!l e, "the Ujss is in a fly
humor, isn't he"'
1 -He's ail r ght," Kurns answered
1 warmly. "He has given me a ticket
! to Atlantic City and two days off."
The cierk whistled.
"Why, I thought ho was going to
I take your head off."
I "You don't know him. 1 am sure it
j is no shame to a man whose nerves are
'always twinging with neuralgia if he
! loses his tcmicr now and then."
Hoiand, .neaii while, had taken up
his pen anil was writing a lengthy ac
count of Iirisket's neyv deal in 1'. Y.
If the cat jumps this way," he
said in conclusion, "the bears have
got him sure. Hanbury is on our
side, lie has given Ilrisket the cold
shoulder, and, if I'm not mistake!),
soinelKxly will get woefully left 1
don't intend that it shall Is me. If
everything goes as 1 think it will 1
sha'l pocket 2oo,0ou and then I am
going out of the brokerage business.
It doesn't suit me and my health is
go poor, that I must getaway .some
where or I shall go to pieces."
"I beg your pardon, sir," said a
soft, tremulous voice at his elbow, "1
am Miss Archer, Mr. Wayne."
Hoiand dropped his pen and rose
politely as he saw a slight graceful
figure in black standing before him.
"lie seated. Miss Archer," he said
with a smile, which no man could have
withheld when be saw the fairness of
her young face and that shy, sweet
flush on her cheeks. "What can I
do for you"
"1 am the telephone operator," she
began rapidly and w ith a nervousness
she could not conceal. "I 1 could
not help but hearing what you said
to Mr. Hums a little while ago. and
and 1 came to say that if you need
only say so."
"Not satisded!" Hoiand echoed In
rnmifest confusion. "Weil, really,
you know I have not given you a
trial, and as to what 1 said a while
ago I am sorry, Miss Archer. 1 am
afraid you will have toset itdown to
neuralgia. 1 am quite willing to have
you stay if you will."
"You are very kind," she said, lac
ing and unlacing her fingers in some
confusion. "I should like, to slay
indeed it is very Important that 1
should have this jiosit.lon or some
thing else. Hut if what you say is
true if a broker's ollle Is no place
for a woman I -1 think I would
rather not slay."
How Hoiand Wayne abused him
self when he thought of his careless
woids, arid then marked how her lips
quivered, how her eyelids drooped to
keep back the tears:
"I think I Bixike too hastily, Miss
Archer," he said. "A lady's place I
where she makes It. We are not a lot
of savages," he added with a warm
smile. "If you remain here 1 think I
can assure you courteous and consid
erate treatment on the part of every
one In this office. If such is not ao
corded you, you have only to Inform
me. and I will know the reason why."
"You are very kiwi, saia inc gin.
with a bright fleeting smile. "I
should like to stay. I reallv cannot
afford to resign my position."
"Then stay by all Hi-aus," said
Hoiand. And to the e )i i c U on of
hl clerks be got up and oiened the
door for tier when she went out
After that h caught turns' df listen
ing to the soft vet di-tincl voice in
the other room, holding conversation
over the 'phone.
Win n he was at home with an at
tack of neuralgia, and had to com
Hmuicate with the oriicc by wire, he
o teii remarked bow well be could
bear Miss Archer's voice when all the
otheis had cblied away into a baliei
Hums did a flue thing when be
got that girl into the otlice," he
mii-ed one day w hen he was kept a
prisoner rry mop'iortuucly. "1 don't
know what we should do without her
now csiieciaiiv. ll' lad etinii'li as
' it is. I cou do t have ha I this at
I lack at a w rsi time. I'.ut 1 gu
I everything is all right I (anbury's
' good f..r any a nc utit this side of a
million. Iiy .love, though, it would
lie rough on me If anything went
wmtig now! It would clean me out
lie was waUing up and down the
room trying t i rcfiress the nervous
agitation which attacked him.
i "Seien o'clock!" be sa.d, glancing
at I he time. "The oilice is closed
i long ago In another hour linskct
will sign over those bonds, and then
hello! as the shrill alarm of the
telephone summoned him across the
' room. "Theie is no one at the oilice,"
.h" thought, taking up the receiver.
"I wonder what's up now Hello!
; W ho are you"
i "Helen Archer. Mr. Wayne," said
I a voice he knew A'.
i "Why, w hat are you doing
otlice this time of night?" he asked
"I am not at the
not at your otlice.
otlice that is.
I am at the 'en
oil hear me"
tral Mat ion. (.an y
'T have s uni-thing imortant to
tell you. Our w ire got crossed Willi
.dr. Iirisket's to-day and I could hear
every word said over it. I couid not
uudeistaiid what thev w.-re talking
aUmt, only Mr. Ilrisket was talking
to a man named Iduibiiiv."
"I (anbury!" exclaimed Wayne in
"They yvere talking about bonds,
and said a lot of things 1 couldn't
comprehend. 1 ul uj. last your name
was iin ut ioneil
"This will put, Wayne in a hole,'
Mr. Ilrisket said.
"'Yes,' s.ij, Mr. I (anbury,
bury hini alive. It's a goo I
he's site! p. 1 to-night. There
danger, I supKi-e, of his gett ing w ind
of this before o'clock?"
" 'No danger at ail,' said Mr.
Hi lsket. if you don't go back on me.
Tln re will b" a new deal ail around
and we'll lioost the market over
Wa nc's head.'
"Id you hear distinctly what I
say?" she in tern pled.
"Yes, ves:" Wavne said excitedly.
'W hat else?"
"Nothibg more that 1 could un-
1 dcrst and, except that they were to
meet at the Continental Hotel
to-iii'.'ht. I came lu re because 1 was
afraid V) talk from the office I
thought some one might get on our
wire, and I have you here direct
That's a!L Hood-by!"
l or Hoiand Wayne to dress and
leave the house was the matter of a
very short, while after he had received
this-message from Helen Archer. His
i illness and the danger of cxosure
were quile forgotten.
He was ireent. very unexpectedly
1 to .Mr. Ilrisket and Mr. Danhury, at
I the evening conference at the hotel.
! It was a stormy scene that ensued
between Hoiand Wayne and these
' two men who. had combined against
i him a scene from which the young
j broker issued, pale with exhaustion,
but st ill triumphant
j What had passed no one knew, but
! the next day the street was fairly
; electrified ny the news that Wayne
j was closing uphis affairs to go abroad.
I "That will throw us all out," said
! Burns, gloomily.
Helen Archer heard the news with
' a sinking heart. She was late that
, night in going home, having some
small errands to attend to on her
way. and, moreover, her steps lagged
w ith the consciousness that she bad
j bad news to carry to her ailing
i "You are late, Nelly," Mrs. Archer
! said, as she came in. "This gentle
I man has been waiting to see you lor
, some time."
I It was Hoiand Wayne who rose and
, held out bis band warmly.
"Miss Archer." he said, "I have
come to thank you for the service you
i did me last night Thanks to you. I
have saved my fortune from absolute
ruin. If it had not Uren for your
prompt action I should have been a
j "I I had no idea it was so se
j rious as that." Helen said hastily.
; "I am very glad I could do you such
i a service."
I shall never forget it,"
said, with a steadfast look Into her
soft, gray eyes, "and I haye learned a
wholesome lesson. W hen I went Into
the brokerage business I did not
dream that so much of my intercourse
woult be wit h men wholly devoid of
conscience or principle. I am sick
and disgusted. Last nlgnt 1 hud ex
pected to make iloo.OOO by one trans
action. To-day I fltKUnyself thank
ing Heaven and you tttt I got out
without losing anything. I am tired
of Mich chances. I do not feel that 1
can enter Into contracts with men
like lirisket and Hanbury without
compromising myself, and so I have
decided to get out altogether."
j "1 understood that you were going
'out of business," said Helen, quietly,
I "Ves, I am. I shall close up the
office as soon as possible."
'I expected that and 1
wish to trouble you, Mr. Wayne, but
if vou see an opening for me any -
where, would ?' U ' g k'b.J aJ to
fee liliinetid me-"
I have just teen talking to jourj
mother." Klid KolamL Ujwing toMrs,
Archer. - I am going abroad. My
health re iuires it but 1 do not like
the ilea of going alone. I want you
and your mother to aeconip in? uie.
It will do VOU both good indeed, VOU
need it as much as 1 and I won't
take a refusal."
This is how Helen Archer took her
first trip to Kurope. When she ratue
home lloimd Wayne had got her a
situation as his wife! - Chicago
I inli-r llltli. nllti-a.
The ineth ds employed by fbt:
I'arisian authorities for commuuicat
i 1 1 jr wild the provinces during the
si. gc of I'aris were s-rseverlng and
ingenious The principal means of
s. mliug .etters was by balloons and
carrier pulgeoiis, but many other
plans were tried, it was almost iu
possible tor a messenger to get
through the Herman lines. Even
wli' ii other difficulties cou'd le over
come, the danger of a search and the
discovery f t he dispat' h was great.
Many of the messengers made in
cissioiis in the skin and hid a dis
patch under the epidermis Others
proyided themselves with hollow ten
centime phces, ir hollow keys, which
could ! opened like a toX, and In
which dispatches could be hidden.
One was accustomed to hide his dis-
: patch i rider an artificial hollow tooth.
The e dispatches, of coure, were
writt-n in cipher, and covered only a
i fragment of paper.
1 Attempts wane made to cross the
enemy's iines by following the caves
and natural tunnels under the left
branch of the Seine, and by diving
and crossing the lied or the river in
diving suits, but all these plans
1 A curious scheme was the putting
of letters into little hollow spheres of
zinc, and throwing these spcros into
the Seine oi its tributaries, hoping
that the y would tloat to I'aris They
did 11 nit to I'aris, but, did not till
after the armistice. It Is supxised
that they wen- stopH d by dams, or
that I hey were discovered and held
back by Hie ( ermatis until the siege
was at an end.
Aiiothei clever arid economical
device was the use of hollow glass
spheres with an orifice to admit lh
dispatch. These were .mull and
light: they looked so like bubbles on
I he water that it was Impossible to
distinguish them. They floated easily
over the dams and through the nets
set by the Hermans. They would
probably have proved very useful bad
not. the river fro'.ea soon after they
In, Persia truthfulness is at a pre
mium, as the English residents soon
discovers. For some time after his
arrival he is the victim of his ser
vants, of the tradesmen, and, indeed,,
of the natiyes iu general. He buys
experience more or less dearly, but
having Imughl it lie is able to correct
bis mistakes one by one.
Hradually betakes root In the coun
try, lb' "hits off" with the Per
sians. The solitary one makes friends
real friends, not mere acquaintances
and, strange to say, those friends
an often from the priesthood, the
most fanatical among the Moslems.
And these Oriental friends always
confess that what originally attracted
them to their new ally is the strange
fad that an Englishman doesn't lie.
In 1'crsia, the great hot-bed of lies
and ititrigtie, a man who does not lie
is indeed a phenomenon. Very soou
the Englishman is Invited to dinners,
to marriage feasts, even to picnics;
for he is a lion, and the lion-hunter
exists even in Persia.
Little by little the Influence of
"the man who tells the truth" begins
to spread, disputes are referred to
him, for is he not the only judge In
the place who docs not hunger for a
bribe? An unpaid arbitrator, he
"emtiodies the law" in many a knotty
dispute. There are no fees in his
court, and the reference being by
mutual consent and purely unoillclal,
there can be no apisral.
KnelUh Tent lit I'olrir lllllltllie.
The rejiort of the committee ap
pointed by the Hoyai Society to In
quire into the subject of color vision
has now been made, and the Marine
Iicpartmerit are In communication
with the Hoval Society and with the
Jiepartment of Science and Art at
south Kensington as totheltest mode
of giving effect to its Important re
commendations. These involve the
abandonment of the present system
of exauiinai ion and the substitution
of entirely new methods, the employ
ment of which, it is believed, cannot
fail to detect color blindness when It
In connection with this subject It
is of Interest to note that out of tho
4, 002 ixtsoiis in the mercantile mar
ine who were candidates for masters'
and mates' certificates last year
i twenty-seven were, retected through
their Inability to distinguish colors.
Il.ii mi Olil llMiihrlor (inaoa a Chlmiisj-.
Every old bachelor knows how to
clean a lamn chimney. He never
bother with chamois leather or any
thing of the kind, but Just, holds the
glass chimney in the steam from a
kettle until sufficient moisture has
Collected, when he wipes It out with
an old handkerchief or, better still,
an old kid glove. This Is the easiest
wav imaginable for making an old
chimney shine like a crystal, and Is
far more effective than tho ordinary
methods sworn to by experts who have
graduated In the kitchen, and think
a bachelor who lives by himself does
not know anything. Ulobe-Demo-ract.
Ho many people spend most of their
time In suspending swords orer their
; own heads.
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