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"Ill" she Urn amusing herself scalar'
tutked Havace, looking intently Into Mar
vel'a white face an they moved away.
"Why do you submit to it?" be said, with
some heat. "Why not give her a Koland
for her Oliver? Or, if uu can't do that
1 believe" tenderly ")ou couldn't why
not keep oot of her way? She' a per
fect fiend, that woman, when she liken."
"1 am going 1 keep out of everybody's
way." said Marvel, with a slight in-drawing'
of her breath. "1 am going beck to
where I came from -to the uorih."
"To that prisonthat isolation? Oh,
nrly not!" he cried. "You are not in
earnest? It in hut the impulsive thought
f ao offended moment ?"
He looked at her eagerly for confirma
tion of bia words; but she shook her
"1 am indeed coin," she mid, "md
soob at ooec,"
"Yoa cannot go at once. Next week,
To-morrow," she interposed, "But do
Mt apeak of it to any one. I aim II rise
early and eatrli the seven o'clock train,
and be far away before breakfast. ) am
very anxious to be gone; 8"1. except to
yon and Mm. Verulitru. and ((crimps yn
Idy Lucy, I hall have do farewell to
"But tbia is such a terribly sudden dt"
termination you have come to to leave
on all without a word of warning almost.
Ton" he looked at her keenly "you
snust have aome reason for it."
"Yon are sorry that 1 am going?" said
she, aweelly. "1 am wi glad of that'. 1
should not have li!;ed you to be indif
ferent. Kvcr since auntie's death those
who liked me have Ix-cii very few you
a ad Cicely only-that is. of those out
aide." She corrected herself cuuf uscdly.
"Of course IaitA Wriuiheslcy "
"Of courM'," said Savage, courti-ously.
"But it in strange, i it not, bow soli
tary I reniaiu? lo yon know" gazing
at him earnestly "there t a time when
1 began to fear I waa a -rm,u whom
m one could like. And thai thought
waa terrible. Then you mine, and"
vltb a lovely, trustful mule at biin "I
iat I wai mistaken."
"Mistaken, indeed!'' he said. In aunwer
1o her; but it wan rather of himself he
spoke. Tu have given his heart in litis
irrevocable way to an object so imunl
tainable wax indeed the very (undue
of folly; but it was too late to thiuk of
. rilAl'TKIi Xr.
The next day Marvel returned to Uiu
wood Abbey. The loneliness of her north
ern home stink dep into her. She miss
cd the brittWni-. the liincditt-r of the
day she hni) left Udiind her, marred
tbongb they were by the studied imperti
nence of the woman whom hrr husband
loved. Mrs. Verulam was prevented from
m,.ii t her until the lat w-cf-k It, .
vemb-r, so that much yii.e w given to
tier to irrow and and illiH,i.i,.!ed wlih
lhe mom.tonv of her surmiindini.-.
Mn Venilsm Kinved om, I it... ..,mt
week in Herein !s-r. ami then told Marvel
that she hud Ihi .i coiuu.issioniHl b, Lady ,
Lucy to take her down with hr to Vent. ,
lam Court. 1
They nil trun-li-d southward. Marvel
V .1 I. .f .. , . . i : . i..' I . a
' ' T U'r
. ...v o i.M..cm,r o..iare. wmcn-
she hers If had lis yet never seen. There
tney would stay tor Lmly I'.hiine's ball.
Which was to b.- on the scvomeenih nd '
utter that go doun to Verulaiu Court
The toom were crowded to excess, and
to get up the broad marble staircases had
become quite a Inlsir of love. The tall
bronre lamps fnsieucd lo the balUKters
sh''ii down a wniui r,;e colon d glow u;ip
tbe brilliant forn. ihnt uuide a iNTpetuuI,
it slow, nioven.i iii up and down the stairs,
and the perfume of hot-house (lowers
inado the air hear).
It was long past midnight. The foreign
prince and tin- home royalties had ar
rived some time previously, and the Mar
rhlnncsM of Hialii" a very old woman !
about eluhty, with the carriage and air
,f a queen- bud given up receiving guests,
end was devoting herself with a sort of
regal grucioii..,i - to his serene mlghti
to', the atrni.ger rini-e.
There win n murmur every w here a
ripple of laughter souii'tinn1, a burst of
music as the liriiol broke into a musical
rapture. L'very one worth kuuwliig was
Soine of the gowns were marvels of in
geiious Is'iinty. but it was unanimously
carried thai Mrs. NarVtt was, hk usual,
the best dressed wof an present,
l,ad Wriothesley vus uitfe'giiedly glnl
t,, s--c r-'avnge. It :-s the simple pleasure
of ii child she showed; all her feeling wan
laid bare; one ri;ii;lit have hreu sun there
wus nothing behind.
Savage, on the contrary, somici) cou
nt mined and - if it could Is- said of so
thorough a mini of the world nervous.
He took her Ii n it ft nnd held it fast, while
a dark rul color dyed his brow.
"I did not know - I had not heard," he
tnmn:cred loot. hl ; and 'lo n ail at once
be recovered hiot-cif, and drew his breath
slut i ply, and liting up his head as if in
d TMoIi of his own wci kut'SN, "1 be
lieved you still in Hie tiorllt," he said.
'"I could nlinost believe iuye there,
the delciniiiuil n n to leave il has
lueli a recent one." aid she, laughingly.
The whole of this btlle scene- the start,
the welcome had Isu n witnessed by a
oitiii who had conic in through the door
way at the furthest cud of the room a
tall iiihii with a distinctly military nlr and
a face browncil tiy disittut suns, lie ap
peared to know no one, und not lo regret
the fact, as he stood well apart from evey
frewb itipomer, und at last edged his way
Into n remote corner w here h mngiiifiect
majolica jar filled with pampas grasses
formed aa effectual bidieg-plare. There
tie stood at ease and looked a round hltn.
It was from this coign of vantage that
fke caught bta lirst glimpse of Marvel. I?
'ayaa sad a glimpse, and aa impsrttct
one, as she w aa so standing that he coold
see her only by flashes, an the people
around her moved this way and that; bat
the view be did get held him.
The light were shining directly on the"
bronze of her soft hair and on the rich
white folds of the velvet (town a he wore
a gown too old for her aerbaps, yet it
aeemed to suit the gentle dignity that be
longed to her. atid it sat eiqnisitely npon
her avelte girlish figure. Her face, as os
ual, wa colorless, save for the red lips
and the dark gleam of the lustrous eyes;
diamonds Hashed whenever she moved,
and high up In her hair shone the famous
Wriothesley star. But the man watch
ing her from his secret corner waa too
innch attracted by the indistinct glipmsea
he caught of her face to take any notice
of such minor details aa diamonds.
Once again she turned in bia direction,
and again he saw her for a moment only.
Those marvelous eyeathey seemed to
sink into bia soul so true, no deep, so ten
der! Where before had hp aeon eyea like
them, yet unlike? lie had a vague idea
that tutrv dimly remenilstred eyes bad
Isdouged to a child, whereas these were
full of the sweet, ear Best beauty of pure)
A heavy sigh escaped him. Next to him
were two men, also props-d against this
friendly wall that, seemed made, for tbe
reception of waifs u.ud strays; and pres
ently Wriothesley liecame aware that
they were talking. One or two words
they nw-d caught hia ear,
"Mrs. Scurlett is cm out at lafrt," aald
one of them, a tall, military-looking man.
"I suppisH- she won't take kindly to tbe
usurper': It's rough on her after such a
long mid undisputed reign. 1 often think
huw cruel a moment it must be for a wom
an who has held the scepter so triumph
antly when phc finds ahc must relinquish
It not o much to superior beauty that
would be bud enough but to youth; there
lie the sting!"
"The oddest part of this affair Is that
the two women are so alike. Iid you
hear that there waa a relationship there?"
with a knowing glance.
"No; nor did you either," said the
other, wllli a good-Da'urcs laugh '"Don't
let us run riot in romance! As to the
resemblance you S)ak of. It is there, 1
allow, hut transient, hardly worthy of
"Why. my dear fellow, the coloring, or
rattier the very novel want of coloring,
the eves, tbe very shape of tbe' face, all
Wriothesley had listened deliberately,
hoiing to bear tbe name of the fresh
beauty who hsd evidently as he gather
ed from their conversation taken the
world of lxmrion by atonn and threatened
to destroy Mrs. Scarlett'it prestige; he
knew it was the girl in white velvet upon
! hi ,1,d UU wb-n nrKt h
entered the rooms, and he felt a certain
i,"i't-v k""w "I"- uumv-
"'' ""' t0 . however,
i ri"' ,rio mo,wl '? KuK ww t
i wnieihing entirely foreign to cither liean
'-v tr "' V rlolhealey. with a
"l ,l""l'l""""",''t, disappeared
,,ir,,"1' .'i'or "D his left, and tnude his
"v '"'v n0U'0"' w'e" knowh to him,
which, being rather apart from the rest
of the rooms, left hit:' a faint hope that it
uiigbt Is. untenanted.
-i, . ,.i,.rniiI.- neu
hung with ii Oilier katin and laviahiy sup.
J tili.t u Itt. h..lJLn
' ." " ' " ,T.
moment he found his desire gratified
I it was deserted indeed; and, with a sigh
of relief, he Hung himself upon a couch
j and let bis brow fall forward into his
i palm. .
I lie v. as thinking deeply, compelling
bun lo go buck to tin me scenes in which
Leonie had played so strong a part, and
w hen he had believed no time could im
pair the passion he then felt for her. Ho
was still dreaming thus when the sound
of approaching voices roused him. He
changed his position, withdrawing into
the shadow of a cushioned window its
the thick satin curiam that guarded the
entrance was pushed aside to permit the
entrant of two persona.
"If she said that, I certainly khould not
lose heart. Cicely is difUcult, I giant you;
bvit some time there always Coim s a, lucky
moment. Wait for yours. Yes; leave
me now. Il is your dunce with her, I
know; and 1 shall he glad to hat a quiet
live minute here all to myself. A little
unsociable, isn't it? But such a crush
such a crow J it is intolerable! Oh, Sir
ieore, if you biiniild ace my partner it
is IaI) tVt'crock do not 1 command
yon" laughing "divulge my hiding
place!" "Madame, your word is law,'' sair Sir
ii'iu -ge, Uiwing low.
He went awayand Marvcf, with a lit
tle comfortable sign, leaned buck among
At the sound of her voice Wriothesley
had started, and now raised his head, to
find himself looking at the girl who hod
so attracted him on hia brat entrance.
Who was she? What was there about
her t tnnke bis heart beat so convulsive
ly? lie fe!t as though he wi re on the
verge of sti'nie mystery and dreaded the
discovery of it. What, tin exquisite face
she hud! Khe held herself like a JOilitg
queen. There was indeed a lovely ills-
tinctlon about her to which few could lay
He pushed aside the curtain of tho win
dow, and the rings that lw!J it ran to
gether with a slight but sharp noise. It
Induced her to turn her head, and their
Marvel rose to her feet without avert
ing ber gave from bis, and presently her
face grew ghastly. It occurred to Wri
othesley that, believing herself to be
alone, tbe suddeo knowledge of bis pres
encestanding, too, as he did, half
shrouded by tbe curtain bad unnerved
her. It waa an absurd idea; but nothing
better suggested Itself at a moment when
bis brain seemed on Are with conflicting
eaaotJoDa, What wild, fsuov waa tbU
that l ad I. i ui'iscii slid vyum crying .
aloud lo him for credence? j
"I am afraid I star'lcd yo-;. You are I
"Is it so long n time? Ifnve you quit'?
forgotten?" sail Khe, l-oiirnful'iy. h-'he
raised her baud to her throat, as though
"Marvel!" erieil he, with a burst of pns- i
sinuate astonishment; and he wouid have
gone to her. j
j t tit ahe waved him back. It was ber
last effort, however. The agilatioii, the
surprise, the sound of his voice as it spoke
her name all were too much for her.
Once again but for bis arm she would
have fallen; and thia time she waa indeed
As he stood there, holding her and gaz
ing with mixed feelings into her face, four
persons came into the room. , The first
was Mrs. Scarlett; and she stopped short
on tbe threshold, as though rendered pow
erless by the scene before her Wriothes
ley, pale, Impassioned, with bis wife In his
arms. The sight wag unutterably hateful
to ber. There bad been a scene. Would
a reconciliation follow on It? No; ate
would take care to prevent that!
Bo much thought took np but a mo
ment of time, so swift was the brain; and
she was roused into a sense of the pres
ent by the fact of Ravage's rushing quick
ly to ber. He bnrried to where Marvel
lay,' still unconscious in tbia stranger's
arms, and made a movement as if to take
ber from him; but Wriothesley motioned
him back with one hand.
"This is presumptuous, air," said Sav
age, in a low tone. Hia face was as
white as Marvel's own, his manner ex
tremely agitated. Great Heaven, waa she
alive, or did that awful pallor mean death
Itself? "You had better surrender this
lady to her friends. Yon have yet to ac
count to me for tbe state in which I find
He hardly knew what be waa saying;
bnt Wriothesley remembered every word.
It was the most absurd attack in the
world, born evidently of a moment
fraught with feur and anxiety; bnt it was
impossible not to recognize the tone of
possession, the agony of love alarmed,
that lay Ismeath it and betrayed itself in
every glance directed at the senseless
"Account to yon?" aald Wriothesley.
To me yes. Who are you who dare
to stand there holding ber against tbe
wishes of her friends?"
"Her husband," said Wriothesley, calm
ly. "And you?"
Savage drew back as if stunned. He
knew it then. Like a flash it all came
bark to him. Tbia was the man who had
sjood at the door of the railway car
riagethe man who Marvel had told him
waa Lord Wriothesley. He had made
a fool of himself; but he hardly thought
of that In the bitterness of the moment
that found him face to face with her hna
band. There had always been tbe vague,
latent hope that he would never return;
and now he was facing him, holding from
him the one woman whom uloue he de
sired. Thin would bo bold her from him
Marvel stirred, moved a little in Wri
otheslcy's arms, and sighed faintly. Mrs
Verulam, who, with Sir Oeorge, had also
come in, was bending over her, gently
but vigorously chafing her band, tShe
was, therefore, the first person that Mar
ve) saw s she opened her eyes; and a
gleam of passionate relief came into ber
face, She caught ber hand; she aeemed
indeed to cling to ber, throwing off Wrl
othetdey'; support with an ill-concealed
"He did not know me!" she said to Mrs,
Veruluiu, in a heart-broken whisper that
yet was loud enough lo be heard by all,
This was the last straw the one thing
too much for the already too cruelly bur
dened he: rt !
Here Hp. pearlctt's pnrtner for the
dance then begun arrived npon the scene,
nnd slie went away ' with him. Marvel
had expressed a wish to go home at once,
ami Mrs. Verulam was anxious to get
her away as soon as possible. She was
quite herself again, but looked worn and
pallid to au alarming degree. She turned
away f.'nm Wriothesley, however, when
he would have ofTered her his arm tnres
cort her lo her carriage, nnd looked di
rectly at Savage, who stood at a distance.
"Nigel, you will take me down?" she
said, distinctly, before Mrs. Verulam
who would have prevented her if she
could had divined her intention. And
Nigel of con rue cume forward.
Hlu; lab! her hand on him arm nnd left
the room. Wrioiheslcy would have fol
lowed; but Mrs. Verulam called to him
in a voh-e that wus very low but that,
us. Sir Ceorge had learned, meant much.
"A word, I'ulke," said Mrs. Verulam.
"You will eome home with us to-night."
"Oil, thank you!" said Wriothesley,
rather uncertainly, being divided between
surprise nt the anger in her eyes and the
gratitude for the hospitality she was evi
dently so eager to bestow. "You are
very good Indeed. lint "
"There is no goodness nbout It, and no
need of thanks. The hoifse to which I
wish you to comes Is yours, not mine. I
inn islayiiig with your wife for the few
days wo remain in town." - t
"Indeed! It mnki-i it then the easier
to refuse," said Wriothesley.
"1 ihall take no refusal. You must
accompany me and .Marvel home to
"Impossible. I have my rooms engag
ed at Clariiige's; nnd besides. "
"I don't care whether yon have rooms
engaged in every capital in Kurope. I
uis'st upon your putting up at your own
house where your wife is and where 1
uin! What do you think that poor child
has not suffered enough at your hands
1 lut t you would give the world more fond
for scandal? ,You have made her town
talk ko far by your most reprehensible
neglect nnd persistent absence; nnd ii'.w
you will have all your horrid eltibs teem
ing with the fact that she lives in her
town-house while you live en gnrron in
your hotel! If you ore a man, Wriothes
ley, you will ut least prevent tltat."
'You speak very harshly," said he,
with a certain coldness. '"I'.ut, If you put
mutter in that light, I cannot of course
any longer refuse to accede to your re
quest. I shall 1st my w'ife's guest with
The next morning Wriothesley and his
wife met at breikkfust. Marvel looked b lit
tle pale nnd tired, but this only made the
soft brilliancy of ber eyea more apparent.
She greeted him with friendliness, though
she hardly looked at him, and sccnicd dis-
incuneu tor conversation, as soon as
breakfast was over abe made some excuse
to leave the room.
She did not appear again nntll late In
tbe afternoon, pleading fatigue as ber ex
cuse. But. when she did crrnn down to
tty amlter dinlag-reosa. haUs to find it
liuleuaiiled, H e found Wrothesley as
well as Cicely there. They had evidently
been in full discussion of a r..ther tin
amicable nature, but they ceased sperk
iug as she entered. Wriothesley drew a
loiiuging-i hair to the fire for ber, and
looked tit her wHh un Increased regard
that might have been born of the stormy
discourse jUKt interrupted.
"1 hope you feel your fatigue less now?"
he said, solicitously.
"Wry much less, thank you." If hr
hail been the veriest stranger on earth,
her tone could not have been colder.
"A little foolish to come down-stairs at
all, wns it not? Talking is so bad for a
"I need not talk."
"No; that is true. Bnt It is so difficult
to keep silence when people are present. I
shall relieve you of my presence, however,
as I am going."
"Are you? Where?" asked Mrs. Veru
lam, in defiance of all respectable rules.
"To call on Mrs. Scarlett. I promised
he rlast night to pay ber a visit to-day."
"Do you think it demands an apology?"
said Mrs. Verulam, with a little peculiar
laugh; and then he went away.
. Marvel sat quite still. She said noth
ing, nor did Mrs. Verulam, who was in
deed coinpulsorily silent, as she was do
ing battle witb her feeliuga. At length
Marvel grew restless, as though the si
lence was becoming unbearable, and, get
ting up, she began to move nervously
about the room, changing a flower on a
vaae here and altering the position af a
quaint, little Wedgewood bowl on a cabi
net there. At last she went up to Cicely
and said mournfully
"He has gone to see her."
"So it appears, said Mrs. Verulam, af
fecting an air of indifference that she
was far from feeling.
"I shall not be able to bear it," said
Marvel, whose lips bad grown white.
"Don't lay too much stress on the visit.
See here, Marvel I will tell you one thing
the very fact that he openly declared
blc Intention should show you that there
is little in it."
"A very little would be too much," said
(To be continued.)
GRAND DUKE GIVEN A LESSON.
Sersjlus Cones Between Lovers and Is
ttaubbed by Hia Fellow Officers.
The officers of the rogiment of hus
sars of the guard at St. Petersburg guve
their captain, the Graud Duke Set jjius,
a very severe lesson the other day.
There exists a very strict rule anions
the crack regiments of the guard of
most European armies forbidding the
officers to flirt with the wives or sweet
heart of comrade in the same regi
ment. This rule was ruthlessly vio
lated a short time Ago by the Oraiitl
Duke In the ease of Miss Dourvauo, :i
very pretty girl, engagwd to be married
to Count Osten SacUen, ouo of his fid
low offleers. Bntfuionsi of hor churuir
and captivated by her fascination okj
manner, uie urairn inise oogiui 10 lav
ish all sorts of flattering attentions nit
on ber, and In vulgar parlance to tnr.ke
love to her, which she. prompted by
foolish vanity, reciprocated by com
mencing a flirtation with him.
Tbe Count laid the case before the ot
flesre and, despite the C! rand Duke's
royal blood, h was unanimously decided
to "send biro to Coventry." All Inter
course with him, save that of an of
ficlal cha meter, was therefore com
pletely severed, so much so that when
he appeared at mess no one spoke to
him or replied to his remarks. Much
distrusted, and finding the situation in
tolerable, the Prince complained to his
father, who laid the matter before tno
Czar, asking at the same time that the
officers should te dismissed. This the
Czar would not hoar of doin,g, hnd, be
ing of opinion that bis young cousin
had only got what he richly dewefved,
transferred hlra fco another rcglnift'ir.
The Count's marriage has been broken
off, and Miss Donrvano, finding herself
much talked of In St. Petersburg so
ciety, has sought refuge abroad. Lon
don Modern Society.
Suffered for Ills Hindfiras.
In tbe railroad service the strictest
guard Is ki'pt over the employes, and
the severest injunctions glve.ii that no
passenger without a ticket or an au
UioiiZ'jtl pnsa be allowed to ride free,
lot eveiti for tliu distance of a few
miUs. lu cotiMi notice, the coanluirtors
arc often jt:t la hard positions. There
are some pitiful eases that appeal to
them, and ut times there is a strong
temptation to lot mercy usurp the placs
Nut long .'!f?Oi on a Wuaieru road, a
Irirtt ;v.'.!ed out of the t-tntioti, just at
iltisk, :iuil lifter it had k:x n. few
itt'Ii t i.e. conductor stepped nt tUe sent
of a poorly ehd' passi n;;cr, who "Hid
t!i:u hi; uns unable to pny Ills faro. He
vvn.- then told Unit he would have to pet
iff nt the first stopping place, and at
tli s the poor wretch broke down and
el-: d Hl.e ;i child. He snld Unit he
ine on Pis v;iy to wo liis molher, w ho
was 111. ami If It were not allowed to
ride free he would be unable to reach
her before slur tiled. lis he hud no way
of text! tut any money at the next sta
tion. The conductor remembered hi or
ders, and knew that to allow the man
to stay on the lrnfn would hazard his
own pos-liloti; tut the distance was
on'.y ten miles, and he was o touched
with pity for the poor lmfort-uiuititbttt
be let him ride to his destination.
Two days after be received the
'green i-iiveU)re" The "xor unfortu
nate" was a (b'tcctive employed to look
after such cases.
Ho t's peeled Too Mnch.
Mr. Skilytc I dislike to mention It,
Mrs. Hasher, but really I thiuk your
board !s altogether too plain.
Mrs. Hasher Too plain, eh? What
kind of board do you expect for 'i a
week polished mahogany?
Ants In Florida
There are more ants to the square
mile In Florida than In any other coun
try In the world. There are ants that
meunuro more than half an Inch in
length, and then there are anta to
small that they can scarcely be itsa
to move wlU Um HMMtd era.
Hun iced as Spy.
"Halt! Who noes there?"
It is 11 o'clock on a winter's night.
and a cnvnlrytuun on picket bears a
suspicious sou ml In the leafless bushes
on his right. He lias hardly sitoken
when tbe echo comes hack to him from
the post below.
"Halt!- Who goes there?"
The figure of a man suddenly rises
above the low bushes. A quick dash
to tbe south tuiglit save lilm, but be
hesitates, and it is tK late. He is in
federal uniform. He hits passed tbe
camp sentinels he is skulking through
the woods be has idnuiied to desert to
the enemy. Five uiiuutes after his
cupture he is ut the reserve, and ten
minutes lntet he Is on Ills way back to
camp. And why should he seek to de
sert his flag to cover his memory for
all time with a stulu worse than that of
murder? He Is young in years, but
evidently a veteran In war. They ques
tion him, Imping he may exculpate him
self, but he refuses to answer. He ia
OAPTITKICD BT A CAVA I. UV MAX.
left in tbe care of the nrovost iriinrd.
and It is not until daylight comes again
that other questions are put to him.
He maintains silence. - Then tbev
charge him with being a spy. His face
pales at the word, but he has notiiinir
to say, He refuses to give his name or
name tils command. He is still obsti
nate when taken to bcaduuartera. He
Is pale nnd anzloua. but refuses to
open ins itps. i,ater on, when put on
trial lor bin lire before a court-martial,
he still pursued a mil lev be had
decided on from the first, As a would
be deserter he might bring forward
excuses have some sort of defense.
The verdict might be Imprisonment,
but It would not Ihj death. As a spy
he will surely suffer the fate of snips.
Then why not spunk, name his captsln,
Identify himself, and nsk th' court to
be" merciful ?
Never a word from him tlmmirimur
the trial. Every captain in tin? divis
ion was called up to identify him, but
none could place him. The charge had
to be that ot spying and the verdict
had to be death. In the field, convicted
by drumhead court-uiartlul, he would
have been shot. within a few hours.
Here In winter quarters there was
plenty of time to prepare a gallows.
When Informed of the verdict bo
caught his breath like one seised with
TftK 1IAM0.MA.V Ill Ills WOUK.
sudden pain, ami there was a twitching
of the muscles around the moutii.
Thirty seconds later ho had regained
control of himself.
It wns a week before he wns led out
to die. After the findltius of cotirls
mnrllnl had been returned "npprovetl"
they gave him two days to prepare
himself for eternity. The mockery of
It was cruel. Men who know that
their hours on earth nre numbered cnu
lint absolve their souls of sin. The spy
felt, that It was mockery, and he waved
the chaplains away.
All hangings tinder military biw are
X sunrise. A company ha-J i(oti de
tailed to see the order carried out; a ser
geant's guard to act ns escort. It waa
n clear, frosty ninmlng, and daylight
seemed to come slow ly. The condemn
ed limn was up and (tressed and wait
ing, lie was pule faced, but there waa
n look of resolution in hfs eye which I
wus glad to see. He would die gnrae.
A chaplain had come In with me. Tha
spy waved him out. nnd turned hia
buck, that his elbows might lie bound.
He saw the gallows long before we
rencbml Ii, but Ills face betrayed no
emotion, March I march! march t Oily
a soldier could have marched W tbe
heal of tin' niitftlcd drum going to bto
death. We reach tlm foot of the gal
lows at last. The rpy looks up and
calmly surveys the structure nnd tho
dangling noose. He Is assisted up tit
rude ladder to the trap. A chaplain
kneels on tbe rough boards and offer
prayer, and then a hush falls upoq
the assemblage. Thank Cod my orders
were fully earned out when I delivered
my prisoner on the scaffold! The ham
in a m awaits us. He Is a volunteer from
some guard house and will lie paid a
few dollars lu money at headquarters).
"Von have a message for some one,
and 1 will deliver it!" I whispered to
the prisoner's ear as bis ankles were
'Yes, a message to CoL , of tlM
-th infjintry. He will tell my
friends, fiet word to him that I died
in the line of duty.- Thank yon good-
From tlie hour of his capture to tbe
moment of bis death these were tbe
only words be uttered. He bad scarce
ly spoken tbem when the hangmaa
pulled the black cap over his face,
stopped fo the lever, and two seconds)
Inter the trap fell with a crash, and
the body was dangling in the air. It
was only after peace came that I could
deliver (he message.
'Ah. poor Dick!" sighed tbe colonel
when I had finished. "Hung for a spy.
and yet. be was not a spy. He entered
your lines to try to find a brother of kia
who had deserted and bring him bock
to duty. That and nothing more. The
brother came back to us poor Dick
died on the gallows !"-M. Quad In Chi
Gen. Grant's Last Uniforaa.
"Just before Grant started on hit fa
mous tour around the world," aald Mr,
Wanamaker "in fact, just three daya
before he left, he walked Into my. store
and very quietly, jutrt aa if be waa aak
Ing nothing unusual, told me that be
wanted a full dress uniform of tbe
General's grade finished for him be
fore he left. As he expressed It, be
couldn't appear in civilian's dreea a
the various courts which he would vis
It, and he didn't like the idea of tbe
knickerbockers and silk Blockings of
tbe regulation court costuiite. it waa
a rush order, and we had to furnlal)
everything except the sword, bat Wt
managed to finish It In time and mad
what Grant considered the bet fitting
uniform he ever wore, It was tbe Uuf
uniform, also, be had made. Two things
which occurred during tbe three day,
truck me very forcibly. There waa a
scales In tbe store ion which any one
who wished could weigh himself, and
one day I aaked Grant to step on and
weigh himself. 'What's tbe naer br
Huswcrcd. 'I always weigh tbe aamc '
184 pounds.' He stepped on tbe scale
and the weight waa exactly 134. An
other time there was trouble about th
epaulettes. They hadn't arrived when
the day for trying on occurred, and our
fitter told Gran, adding tbat he waa
sorry, but tbat be would bave to coma
In again. Then Grant made a remark
which showed his jjreat good sense, one
of his predominant (aracterhstics.
'There mivst be somebody here,' he aald,
'who i shout my build. Just put the
coat on him and fit tbe epaulettes that
way.' And no It waa done." Philadel
Fitxhiitfh Lee's Quick Retort.
The conversation bad naturally drift
ed into war channels and tbe Major
had the floor.
"Well, Colonel Mosby, you know, waa
a good fighter, but when General Grant
sent him to China the Virginians turn
ed the cold shoulder lo him. One day
ho avus making a speech In Alexan
dria. He told the Virginians that they
ought to vote for him.
"'Why,' said the Colonel, 'I fought
all over- northern Virginia for fou
years. Talk aJiout war records! Why,
my war record Is a part of the State's
history. Why, gentlcuvn, I carried Uie
last ContwV.'rsto flag through this very
" 'Yes,' replied Fitzliujrh Lee, 'for I
was here at the tinio.
"Thank you for your fortunate rec-
olt'ctiou.' gratefully exclaimed Mosby.
"It Is pleasant to know Uiat there still
live some men who move aside, envy
and testify lo tho courage of their fel
low Ixdugi. As I say. gentlemen, my
war record Is a part of the State's his
tory, for the gentleman here will tell
you tb.it I carried the last Cotifederaito
flag through this lown.'
"That's a fact,' said Fllzbugh Lee.
'I saw hini do 'It. He curried the Con
federate Hag through this town, but
Kltpai.rick was after ,bl m and he car-,
ried it so blamed fast you couldn't have
told whether it waa the Confederate
flag or r smallpox warning.' "New
York Sun, . .
"While Admiral l'ort.er was In com
mand of the Mississippi squadron, and
at a time when they were tnnsjt active
ly engaged," said Cuptaln Lloyd G.
Harris, of St. Louis, "a young euslgn
made his appearance on the llngshtp
tmd astounded the Admiral by asking
Id in leave of absence. 'Why, sir,' roar
ed l'orter, 'don't you understand that
no officer can leave nt this time, no
mntlcr who he Is or what his excusef
"'But, Admiral, It is a cuse of life
and den Hi; must go.'
"'Hut you can't go. It Is impossi
ble.' "Tkiise hear tne, Admiral Porter.
When 1 entered the service I waa en
gaged to as pretty girl an there la In
Northern Illiuola. I have Just gut
word that one of those miserable homo
guards has been courting ber, and my
friends say It looks as though If I don't
come back pretty soon I wlU lose ber.
Now, Admiral, I think under tho cir
cumstances you might let me go for a
week at least.'
"Porter's heart melted; the emrtga
got tbe leave, went home and married
tbe girl la triumph." FbU
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