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Jenifer's parting with ber lover this
night was characteristic of their engage
ment and what would be likely to ensue
"I may come to-morrow f he asked, as
Be tucked her wraps round ber in the
"Certainly, but not too early; call about
lie, then my mother will have had sev
eral hours to think about it"
Old Ann admitted her as she had pre
viously done her mistress, and, imposing
alienee by laying her finger on her lips,
ltd Jenifer softly into her mistress' sit
"Wu anything said about my missus
st the party when she came away ill to
tgbt. Miss Ray? Was ber name men
tioned for the play-acting man to hear It?"
"The American actor! Yes; I beard
Mm aak her name and address, and say
be should call to Inquire for her to-mor-MW.
Free and easy of him, 1 thought;
tat Americana are that, and every one
makes such a hero of this one just now.
"1 may aa well tell you. Miss Ray
joH know it all to-morrow; he's no more
u American than he is anything else he
ever says he is. There's his picture bang-
i k. J.,!, mrner there: he poor
u uam .... - - " -
mnm' hrt acamn of a husband, who
Tried her, when she was little more
.. . mu for hor fortune, and left ber
ta do for herself the beat she could when
fee kad spent It all. He's a brute, that's
what lie la," Ann adaea, vigorously; mi
there's many a man who breaks his wife's
fcead open with a poker that isn't more
niel to her in reality than Mr. Hatton
m to her. While he thought it hurt her
to stay away from her, he stayed away;
and now, if he thinks 'twill hurt her to
tome back, he'l! come back. Talk of
tigers! they're full of loving kindness and
tender mercy compared to Mr. Hatton."
"What a picture of married life!" Jeni
fer said, sadly, as she drew her cloak
found her, and went on to her mother's
room, to tell the story of her engagement
hould her mother be awake.
Mrs. Ray was asleep. The communi
cation hud to be deferred till morning.
Then she remomliered that Kliie was com
ing to-morrow with br selfish appeal for
assistance, and she to!J herself that it
was well her mother should have a man
n whom she could fall buck upon and
rely, now that her sons had censed to
consider and care for her.
She was strengthened in this considera
tion the following morning by a brief
lore from Jack.
"My Dear Jenny Huliert is pressing
me hard for the rent, and I've l.'en spend
ing ho much hi farm buildings, etc., and
generally improving the place, that 1 am
aot prepared with it. Thurtle has lent
me some money; if my mother will let me
lave fifty pouuds it will square me for
the present. Io ask her for me, Jenny,
ear. I know I don't deserve it at her
lands, but I can't forget she's my mother,
and I know slie doesn't forget I'm her
on. I suppose you'll soon be coming
at and milking a great fortune. My wife
aoited with me in best love. Your affec
tionate brother, JACK."
Jenifer knew well that so far from her
mother having it in her power to lend
the fifty pounds, she had little more than
Ifty shillings lu the house at present, and
tfc';2u would not increase till her joint
are was paid at quarter day. She was
terry for lack, still her anger rose against
Mm for h's thoughtlessness. "He must
kave w:istel money Indeed," she thought,
lemeniherintf the three thousand pounds
hich had teen left to him under her
father's will; "he hasn't the temptations
(bat Hubert haa to be extravagant, since
to ha chosen to cast his lines in lowly
places. Hubert at least has the excuse
f being tempted to do and to live as other
aaen of bit claas live. Jack's marriage
Ota lsim out of all that." '
Thoa she cor jnbed with herself while
to was dressing. Then, arranging her
ratal pile pi intelligence a wen as st)e
old, she betook herstlf to her mother's
MB, Mrs. Kay was up an i aressea.
Jenifer told her of Mrs. Hatton's af
tojaa, and (hen she broached ber own.
"1 think he ia a good man, and will
fee a good husband; he ia desirable in
tarry way. Jenifer, my own dear girl,
F sever been a match-making mother;
If torn too much the joy of my life to
ker yea to myself; bat I'll give yon up
to Mm totally," said Mrs. Ray.
"Trail do nothing of the tort; it's not
fMettea of hi being 'desirable hue
kaatt' I've no notion what one would
t If I get the article; but It ia a qnea
( Ma tofae daalrable son for yon.
, 11 ft Jaa't ttott asa nothing."
jr m bf Mra, Hatton came, avowedly
f niM ta osmmK lira. Ray aa t the
I T.ZlM which tat latter wanted to have
$$ tot Urt. Hobttt Ray aad Mra.
, -X Tit had tektaaatwd that they
would call that day. The clever little
housewife had very soon taken the trou
ble of catering for them out of Mrs. Kay's
hands. And it seemed to them that she
fed them on luxuries at the cost of bread
It was evident to tljpm both that Mrs.
Hatton had sustained a shock with no
affectation In it. She looked a lesser wom
an altogether than she had hitherto done,
and there was an expression of appeal,
almost of supplication, in her eyes and
voice as she said:
"The luncheon shall be all right. I've
really come to ask if you are comfortable
enough here to stay on under altered and
perhaps less pleasant conditions. You
have heard, I know, from poor old Ann,
that I am expecting, dreading, my hus
Then, when they told her that they
knew it, and sympathiied with and pitied
her, she cast all reserve aside, and told
them as much of the story of her outraged
life as ber agitation would allow ber to
"Free yourself from the brute!" Jenifer
said, Impetuously. "I can't imagine any
one tamely waiting to be taken Into bond
age when freedom's to be had."
"He has been too cautious, both In his
conduct and hit cruelty, for me to get a
divorce," Mrs. Hatton sighed. "He never
struck me a bodily blow, he never let me
find him out in anything more flagrant
than a flirtation. True, he deserted me,
and left me to perish or do worse. But
the law takes no heed of such a minor sin
or omission as that; and now be may be
here at any time, and if you go, I shall be
alone with him!"
The horror in her tone touched Jenifer.
"He can't drag you back by the hair of
your head; if we go, you shall come with
us, if you will."
Then, having given her Invitation, she
remembered that she had promised to
marry Captain Edgecumb, and that she
would have to consult him in future be
fore she issued them.
It win almost a relief to Jenifer when
Kffie and Mrs. Jervoise arrived. They
came on horseback, accompanied by Hu
liert and followed by Mrs. Jervoise's own
pad-groom, on the neatest stepping, stout
est built black cob in London. They were
both their easiest, airiest selves, and criti
cised the furniture and arrangements of
the rooms with candor and affability.
"Jenifer," Mid Kliie, "do you know
whut Madame Voglio and I have planned?
She is to give a concert at my house, and
you are to come out at it."
"She has made no arrangements of the
kind with me. I mean I've heard nothing
ubout it," Jenifer replied.
"Dear old Voglio knows that if I take
anything In hand, 1 never rest till I carry
it through to a satisfactory conclusion,"
Mrs. Jervoise said, complacently.
"When is the concert to be?" Jenifer
asked, with pardonahle curiosity. "I
haven't seen Madame Voglio to-day. I
am glad she thinks I'm ready to try my
"I can't fix the date yet because of Mr.
Jervoise; he's so tiresome, he will stay
up in town Instead of going to Brighton,
ns his doctors order; b:t as soon as I can
get him out of the house I'll fix the date,
and send out Invitations. It will be a
tremendous start for you."
"Luncheon is quite ready," Mrs. Kay
said. And after a little persuasion Flora
consented "just to go in and take a bit
standing," and the two sisters hovered
round the table, selecting whatever was
daintiest, and nibbling morsels of the
same to the great disgust of old Ann, who
thought it unchristian, not to say vulgar,
for Indies and gentlemen to go "spiering
round a table in that restless fashion, as
if there was nothing on it worth sitting
They were on the point of departing
before old Mrs. Ray called up courage to
"Jenny, dear, I think you owe it to Hu
bertto your eldest brother, the head of
the bouse aa he is, to tell him of the
change in your circumstances, of the step
yon have taken."
She said it al! very hesitatingly and dep
recatingly, and Eflie asked sharply:
"What Is It, Jenifer? Don't be mys
terious, for my sake."
"It's only that I believe I am going to
marry Captain Edgecumb."
Effie looked discontented.
"I hope yon'll le happy, Jenny, dpar,
but Edfecnmb'a hardly the stamp of man
I would hare thought yon'd have chosen,"
Hubert loitered behind to say, as hi wife,
after an ungracious, but perfectly graceful
and self-possessed leave-taking, went ont
with ber slater in the rapid style in which
they were wont to whirl through life.
'It seems to one that I'm bereft of the
power of cbooalng anything," Jenifer re
plied. Impatiently; whereat Hnliert shrug
fed hit shoulders In a resigned war be
bad caught from EtSa. and remarked
"that it would have been just as well, per
haps, if she bad waited till after Mrs.
Jervoise had introduced ber in the splen
did style contemplated, before she defi
nitely fixed Ler future."
Of the two visitors whose appearance
was looked forward to with anxiety and
dread this day in the household of whicb
Jenifer was a part, Mr. Josiah II. Whit-
tler was the first to arrive.
His card, bearing his address at a New
York club, but with no Inlon address
on it. was taken in grim silence by Ann,
whose stern gase was returned with a
frank and oiien glance of utter uucon
"I.id he sj-ak to you? Did he ask you
any questions?' Mrs. Hatton inquired.
shivering as the card was given to her.
"He looked at me as innocent as a new
born babe, and never showed a sign of
ever having seen me in bis lif?. If I
didn't know there's a trick hid behind ev
erything he does, I should say I'm altered
out of his knowledge and memory."
"You're not that, Ann," ber mistress
answered. Then the poor woman went
in to nnvt the man whom she bad once
preferred to every relation, friend, and
advantage the world offered ber.
An instinct had made ber dress herself
and arrni.ge her hair with unattractive
sriiU-niess and severity. She had been
looking her best the previous night, she
knew. Ilad she been looking ber worst,
perhaps he would not have sought ber.
His first words staggered her.
"I trust. Mrs. Hatton, that you will
pardon a perfect stranger to England, its
manners and social etiquette, for the lib
erty he has taken in calling to inquire for
the health of a lady who so amiably and
flatteringly did him the honor to desire an
introduction to him last night."
"Why have you come?" she gasped.
"Why have I come? The reply to such
a question is obvious; It can simply be
a repetition of my first remarks."
"What fresh wickedness arc you plan
ning?" she cried, excitedly; "what mis
chief are you going to try and work for
"Again I must repeat that this being
the first time I have ever set foot upon
English soil, 1 am in ignorance of some of
the most subtle forms of its social eti
quette. Still, it strikes a stranger as just
a little iK-culiar that he should be charged
with wickedness, and accused of desiring
to work mischief, when he does himself
the honor of calling on a lady who so
amiably requested to make his acquaint
ance the previous night."
"What is it you want? Speak out plain
ly," she sighed, wearily, sitting down and
clasping her arms in front of her, as if
she would protect herself from him.
"I want nothing more than to receive
the assurance that your health ia complete
"You will, I trust, allow me to place a
box at your disposal on the night of my
first appearance on the English boards.
It would give me the most profound pleas
ure to see you there, accompanied by the
young lady who was with you last night.
I did not have the opportunity of study
ing the young lady's lineament, but I pre
sumed she was your sister."
"If I'd had a sister, probably she would
have shared the property with me, and
you wouldn't have been able to make
ducks and drakes of it. Can you sit there
quietly before me and Ignore the past con
nected with that old home and me?"
She flung her hand out In passionate in
dication of the picture, and be turned and
looked at it again with calm Interest.
"Now, this is indeed a curious coinci
dence," he remarked, coolly. "You are in
dignant with me for not knowing all about
you, though this is the first time I have
had the pleasure of treading English soil,
and I once had the pleasure of the ac
quaintance of a gentleman of your name,
who was supposed to resemble n great-
She was startled Into silent attention
"Y'es, so It was," he went on, looking
her ateadily in the eyes. "Away in 'Fris
co, on the occasion of my first adopting
the theatrical profession, I hud the melan
choly satisfaction of burying n.y friend,
Mr. Hatton. He died, and bis friend. Jo
siab H. Whlttler, was the solitary mourn
er at his grave. Before he died he gave
me two photograph one of a beautiful
old English house, the other of a most in
teresting young English lady. As I look
at you 1 see that you are the original of
the latter, and that this most interesting
oil painting is that of the former. I return
the copies to your hands, for I feel that
the painful office is laid upon me of in
forming you that you are a widow."
She knew that he was lying to her. but
ber horror of being in bondage and doubt
again was so great, her yearning of peace
and liberty was so strong!
She took the photographs. He rose to
leave. She turned her head aside and
heaved a sigh to relieve the feelings that
she did not care to seak.
"Having made you acquainted with the
melancholy fart that you are a widow, I
will not put myself to the useless pain of
staying to witness your woe. I quite ap
preciate your suffering; in short, I am cer
tain that I gauge the depth of it with ac
curacy. Yon have my best wishes for your
future happiness. At the same time I
venture to ask for your congratulations
on my approaching nuptials, which will
lie celebrated In a magnificent manner
with a wealthy and prepossessing woman
immediately on my return to New York."
He took his departure shortly after this
after uttering a few commonplaces that
passed by her unheeding ear took bis de
parture in a cool, unruffled manner tha'
was ghastly in Its familiarity to her; and
she sat on, half stunned, know'ug thtt
what he had told her was false, yet resolv
ing not to exose the falsity of It, because
of the peace, the rest, the liberty it would
Jenifer had gone out for a walk.
"I can't take up the ways of an engag
ed young woman all at once." sh! had ex
plained to her mother. "If Captain E!g
ciinib cornea to dinner I shall see hiui
then, and it will all seem easie' and more
natural while we ore eating and drink
ing." She walked away briskly through the
many leafy roads and places that abound
in this neighborhood, along the canal,
through the Bishop's Road, into Queen's
Road, and so on to the welconw- shade of
the avenues in Kensington Garden'.
Being under green trees always made
her think much of Moor Koyal. She was
thinking so much of Moor Koyal this day
that she felt no surprise at finding herself
face to face with Mr. Koldero.
"I only came to tov n this afternoon;
and, Jenifer, my good senilis la in tae as
cendant, It M me for a atroll before
dinner, after which I'm going to Hamil
ton Place to see you and yonr mother and
Mra. Hatton." j
All thoughts of Captain Edgecumb
from Jenifer's miud and memory.
Then she began to tell Uiui about Ha
bert's and Jack's necessities, and of her
owu indignation at their applying to Let
mother for help from her pittance.
"This weary three yesrs! Never mind,
Jenifer, they will soon pass, and then "
"Stay." she said, stopping and facing
him. with the whole rereiatlon in ner
glowing face and t:nC, truthful eyes. "I
ought to have told you before, but I for
got it. Captain Edgecumb will be here.
I've promised to murry him. I did it only
Captain Edgecumb had bad hia talk
out with Mrs. Kay. and the talk bad U-en
as perfectly satisfactory to both of them
aa such a discussion can ever be between
the mother and the man.
But just as their amicable interview
was drawing to a close, when he and be
had liecome respectively as maternal and
filial toward one another as was natural.
Mrs. Kay sprang a mine unintentionally
by saying, in reference to where to take
"Why not think if a house at Richmond
or near Richmond one of those sweet
places with gardens? Jenifer does so love
a ganleii. and it would be such a pleasure
to have" her plants and flowers to ut;.':id
while you're away at your office. "
"She won't have much time for that
sort of thing when once she has appeared.
if she's moderately lucky. With he,
studying and fulfilling engagements, it
would take too much out of her to l'
constantly running up to Iondon. and of
course her principal engagements will be
in Ivondou. Just in the autumn or the o!T
season she may sing a little in the coun
try. But her career will have to lie fol
lowed up in London, you see, so in London
for her sake, we must live."
Mrs. Kay was too much aghast to make
any reply, and Captain Edgecumb, in
supreme ignorance of her consternation,
"I'm naturally very anxious on the sub
jecthave you any idea when she con
templates coming out? Our futur- ai
rangenienls must U- regulated in a great
measure by that imxirtaiit event her de
but. I'm afraid she'll insist on my U-ins
patient and waiting for the neiiuing to
come off after it."
"I am getting old and obtuse. I can't
have understood you aright," Mrs. Kay
was saying, when Jenifer and Mr. Kol
dero came in, the former looking anything
but elated at the sight of her lover, the
family lawyer ami friend looking more
bewildered and depressed than he hnd
ever lookM lefore in all Mrs. Kay's ex
perience of him.
They went down to dinner, and Jenifer
hnd so many questions to ask nUiut Moor
Koyal, and the region round it, that the
time passed agreeably and quickly for
(To le continued.)
WEALTH CF THE WORLD.
Pome Ka-ta and K'-nres Wh ch Will
le Head w tb In er. et.
The reported valuation of all proi-
erty In the United Statee by the census
of 18J0 wan $ir,037.t1.10T. or fl.tCMl
per capita for the entire population.
This enumeration, however, dealt with
property located U the I'ulted States,
and did not go Into the question when?
It was owned. If the intimate of Mr.
Robert Glffen ia correct, that $5,(gjfl.-
OtMJ.OiK) In foreign capital wna Invented
lu this country in 1M.SO, probubly an even
larger amount In so Invented at the
present time. Deduction Hhoulil be
made for the high value put ua,ii
vvante public lands In the ceuua, with
the net roMult that the jier capita vnl-
uatlon of the United States would Im
reduced to about fy.'iO, or ft, 750 for n
family of live. Entlwates made by
careful ectinouilnts, who come pretty
near agreement among theumelvea, put
the valuation of (J rent Brltuln about uiue
years ago at $50,Hs).(K).("H), and that
of France at ftO.OOO.OOO.iNjo. This would
afford a per capita valuation of $l,.'l.'iS
for Oreat Britain, und $1,081 for
France, making the valuation for a
family of live ?t;,0!)0 in Great Britain,
and f,405 in France. The figures, of
France are placed Hotiiewbat higher by
gome authors, ami the total in U,,h
countries Includes careful e.tlnmtes of
the large holdings of foreign securitii-K,
Bome of them covering properly located
In the United States.
The great holdings of foreign (securi
ties, estimated to amount in Great Brit
ain to nlout fs.txjo.iioo.ooo, explain to
a large extent the adverse Imlnm-p of
foreign trade constantly shown liy the
British statistics. Great Britain would
long ago have been denuded of her gold
and become bankrupt If excess of im
ports over exports shown by her trado
statistics were a true measure of her
financial condition. The fact tlint over
ftoo.000,000 Is due her annuully In in
terest charges upon British caplt;.l
abroad, explains bow she can afford to i
Import several hundred million pounds
sterling of foreign merchandise which
she exports. France Is estimated to
hold ROOO.OOO.OfiO of fondgn securities,
largely Italian and Spanish, and she
also has been able to show a large bal
ance of Imports over the last two de
cades, while piling up In the vaults of
the Bank of France, and distributing a
larger mass of colu than any other com
lerclsB a Necessity.
Beyond the age of 40 at a period
when ao many are physically lazy tup
superior value of exercise la apparent,
but ordinarily this la Just the time
when the hygiene of athletics Is neg
lected, aptly observe the Rev. V. R.
Root. There Is no reason why a punch
ing mg, rowing machine, pulley
weights and other apparatus should be
relegated to college boys and clerks.
But, having done a goxl deal of work
In his time. It Is almost Impossible to
persuade a business or professional
man turning 40 to give any sort of at
tention to physical culture If such train
ing has been previously neglected. It
U an Inexorsbld physiological law that
we can only retain our bodily or mental
powers by properly ualng them. Exer
clse la not fitter of choice, but oi
W all expect too much fce'p fr.vn
ST S . r U-
To Make llettrr Roads.
At a meetlug of tbe Flint (Micb.l
Common Council a resolution was
passed authorizing the city to buy a
stone crushing machine and a five-ton
In. rw roller, with a view to making
crushed stone to improve the streets of
the city. The Street Committee was In
structed to set a day when a competi
tive test would lw made In the city of
the various mad-making machines,
with a view of purchasing the l-t
Connection' tood Work.
Ijist year thirty-seven towns in Con
necticut liegau the work of macadamiz
ing their roads, and this year it is esti
mated that more than eighty towns will
be engaged uhu such improvements.
The towns lieglu In a small way", the
average length of road n-constructiil
last year In each town Isdng from half
to three-quarter of a mile. The State,
the county and the town each pay one
third of the cost of the work, and the
State Commissioner's supervise the
work. The proof of the jsipular satis
faction with the system is the Increase
this year In the number of towns adopt
What the Country NceU,
The falling off In rural population, as
shown In the last census. Is mostly
within the first half of the d-ade.
There has long is-cn a tendency from
the farm to the cities, but It is at last
checked, and we Itellcve that the popu
lation of country towns is now smaller
than It Is ever likely to Is- again. All
that la needed Is to stHtire ts-tter roads,
thus connecting thce rural towns w ith
their neighboring cltb-s and with the
world at large. There Is already the
beginning of a movement of the
wealthy toward the country. With bet
ter means of couitnunbutbm between
town and city, this movement will lie
eure to Increase and give to farm lands
In Massachusetts a greater value than
they have had for many years.
In the Far Booth.
The "good road" brigade, under the
leadership of CoL Harry Hodgaen, ia
preparing Its line of battle. Yeaterday
acures of canvaa placards ornamented
scores of ljoraea about this city. "I
want good poods" was the mystic le
gend which covered the placard, and
this la the slogan whlco will ring out
uism the air for a goodly numler of
mouths unless the efforts of the gentle
men who are Interested In the move
ment avail naught. It is the dcelre to
enroll under this banner all the men in
the State who owu horses or teams,
and by a mutual co-operation Induce a
tteuHficlfll action In the mutter of the
permanent Improvement of the thor
oughfares of the city and country. It Is
expected that lu the course of the next
few weeks, through the gisal offices of
the league of American Wheelmeu,
there will 1m? held in this city a monster
mass meeting, by means of which It is
expected there will be a good general
hue and cry for gissl roads. New Or
Napoleon ordered Marmotit, In case
Blncher should resume the offensive, to
alwiiii'oii Paris and liastr-n to Chalons.
This was not a sudden deHsion; the
contingency had been mentioned In a
letter of Feb. 8 to Joseph, and again
from KheliiiK emphatic Injunctions to
kiH-p the Empress and the King of
Rome from falling Into Austrian hands
were Issued to the same correspondent.
"Do not abandon my son," the Emperor
pleaded; "and romcmlicr that I would
rather tut? him In the Seine than In the
bands of the enemli-a of France. The
fate of Astanynx, prisoner to the
Greeks, bus always seemed to tnc the
unhapplest In history." In this ulti
mate decision XaHleon showed how
cosmopolitan lie had grown; he bad for
gotten, If he ever understisxl, the ex
treme coutnill.ntlon of France; be
should have known that, Paris lost, the
bead of the country was gone, and that
the dwarfi-d limbs could develop Utile
or no national vitality. Century.
Mullet Makes a Hailstone.
Colonel Clark It. Wescotl, of Ixmdon,
England, who lias been sis-ndlng a
couple of moutlM In Chicago and the
West In the Interests of a syndicate
who owu considerable mining property
In this country, Is responsible for the
following account of a singular natural
phenomenon. Ilia atory ia au follows:
"One hot day a couple of weeks since
I was riding along a mountain road In
Colorado on my way to a mine In which
I atn Interested, when I noticed, high
alsive me, soaring in majestic circle,
an eagle. I bad a 45-ltO Winchester
slung across my back and It was but
the work of a moment to unsllng the
gun and fire at the bird, which appeared
to tie directly nlsve me. As I llred I
noticed that tlie bird was directly s
tween myself and a dense black cloud,
which hung above me. '1 he shot was
a clear miss and not caring to waste
auy more carfrldgm, I was nlsnit to
ride oi when I was startled to hear
what I took to be the dull 'chung' of a
atone throw by nn unseen hand,
which fell Into a little gully filled with
leave, within twenty feet of me. I
looked carefully about me In all direc
tions, hut could aee no sign of a human
being, and then dViwunted and scrap
l:g l'k the leaves Was a. t. 'ilshed to
a pic e of Ice as Ure as a gooee
i; iEd s!oi! the same sha". Uj-B
i..,e examination I was 'unher as
tonished to discover my rifle lull firmly
Imbedded in Its i-eliter. 1 have M--u-L.t.il
a deal over this phenomenon since
tl.st time ami the only t-.l.iti"ii 1 t-s'J
M-e is that the ball lu pacing through
the cloud gathered the moisture and
held it by whirling mtiu, so that It
was frozen at a higher altitude and fell
to the earth as 1 have dcwrllicd."
Minnesota" mound euilders.
Evidence of Their Work In the Valley
of the Ziinibro Klver.
(Mi the north side of the Zumbro val
ley. In section lo. Glosgow town, are
hundreds of mounds built by tie
mound builders In jirehlstorlc ages.
Some are in perfect coudltl-n. while
ushers are partially or entirely destroy
ed. They extend from the point of a
terrace formation or beach back over a
half mile toward the west, and from
the south side of the terrace toward
the north nearly the same distance,
forming a sort of circle. This ter
race seems to have been at one time
the bank of the river.
The largi-! mounds are along the
brow of the t.-rrace and on the "Ut
sklns of the village or group of
mounds. Back of the group of birge
iiihuikIk Is one which is of the usual
round shape, but having a curve. 1 arm
or wing on either side, suggesting the
form of a bird. Next back of these
runs a long embankment broken at in
tervals, formerly three or four feet
high, but now partially destroyed. This
Is now covered by a grove of oak. Scat
tered on the concave side of the circle
of mounds, especially near the point
of the terrace, are hundreds of smaller
mounds arranged more or less regu
larly and thirty to fifty feet apart. A
large part of the site Is now occupied
by growing crops and the smaller
mounds have nearly all been leveled
by cultivation. Many are of entirely
different material from the soil around
them. The twill of the terrace Is a very
sandy loam, while many of the mounds
are made of a wtlff clay which is not
found In the uelghlxirhood.
The original use of these mounds
was probably for dwellings. This the
ory Is advanced by the fact that not
long ago, while excavating a mound
for the cellar of the store of Dunfrlea,
charred limestone was found six feet
below the' surface, evidently the re
mains of a fireplace, and suggesting the
theory that these were partly subterra
nean dweUlnga and the comparatively
small slw of the remains above ground
strengthens the conclusion. Minne
A Dellcloua Mpanlsh Drink.
And at this hour the towu belched
forth tsvggars, and every boy demanded
to 'be our guide. But It was unaided
we found our way, now to the lieautlful
doorway of a plain, yellow-waahed
house standing In some silent, remote
little square, and now to an old Moor
ish courtyard, its graceful arches dis
graced and dishonored; now to an angle
In the street overlooked by a high bal
cony gay with Moorish tiles; to a
church hot and sweltering, as If It had
never had time to cool, the silks and
Jewels of Christ and the Virgin gleam
ing from half seen altars; or to hanging
gardens of palms as luxuriant as they
should Is" In tlie towu where was plant
ed the first palm lhat ever grew from
Spanish soil; or to whatever chance
loveliness there was In the monotonous
perssH-t!ve of low, white houses. Nor
did we need a guide to show us tin; way
to the cafe, where we drank the most
delicious cooling drink that was ever
yet made. It Is worth while to lie
thirsty In Spain; for Its helada, or
crushed ice flavored with lemon or or
ange or liaiiiuin, Is the daintiest device
with which this thirst could lie quench
ed, and there Is no town lu Spain win-re
It is to be found In such perfection as
at Cordova. But you must lie fairly
lsiiling to appreciate It Century.
Speak Intelligently and Correctly.
The American girl Is rich as
far as Ideas are concerned. Is quick
witted, and ought to Is- sulllclcntly
eager, because she Is ail American girl,
to speak correctly," writes Ruth Ash
more In the Ladles' Home Journal In
nn article to girls on speaking correct
ly and avoiding the use of slung. "She
need not be a prig, she need not sug
gest the schoolroom, but she should
speak Intelligently and correctly.
There are two Itooka to which my girls
may always turn for English tmde
flled: first, the Bible; second, the works
of Shakspoare. Vulgar language sug
gests a vulgar mind, therefore, my Dor
othy, be careful nlsiut your speech. Let
your words mirror lieautlful thoughts,
and when Trlnee Charming Is stroll
ing through that wood lu which the
grammar tree grows he will know that
you surely arc the princess, for In your
answer to him there will bu diamonds
and pearls. In the form of pure En
glish, coming from your lips, nnd ho
will learn to reverence all women for
'your sweet sake.' "
The late Ixrd Lllford, In his recently
published work on the birds of North
nmplonshlre, England, tells this story
of a singular Incident which occurred
in one of bis frequent visits to Hpalu:
"I first learned," he says, "the news cf
President Abraham Llnixiln's murder
from a scrap of a Spanish newspaper
found In a nest of the kite by my cllml
er, Agapo, near Aranjuer,."
Good Care of Homes.
Farriers In Saxony are compelled to
pass a public examination ere they nra
permitted to work at the business.
They must understand the care and
treatment of homes or they will not be
licensed to shoe the animals.
If we were a woman, we would rath
er have our sweetheart steal than have
hlin chew tobacco.
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