The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, October 20, 1898, Image 3

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NEEDS OF AVERAGE WOMEN.
T T T HAT dix'i the average worn-
WW an need? In thy first place,
v " a thorough manual training,
fche needs Ut kuow how to cook a
wholesome iii.-al properly, to put it on
the table appetizlngly, and to do this
with the minimum expenditure of en
ergy. The need of practical domestic
training for girls has probably been
sufficiently emphasized, but In tlie gen
eral readjustment of occupation and
duties going on between men and wom
en it Is more and more apparent that
boys as well as girls need a certain
amount of elementary domestic train
In;. There are many families In which
family happiness, comfort and prosper
ity would be greatly promoted If the
husband and father could, at least In an
emergency, take a competent share in
the routine work of the household.
There are many generous and kindly
husbands who would le glad to help,
but who are Incapable through lack of
elementary training. Science Monthly.
The New Conn.
Society now esrhews kisses that Is,
those, o, the good old-fashioned sort.
Kisses are filled with microbes! So
Mid the scientists, therefore society
took fright and vowed that it would
SOCIETY'S LATKST CAKF.SS.
kiss no more. Two pretty girls meet.
There Is a faint murmur from both, a
slight inclination of the body, two rosy
cheeks are pressed against each other
for an instant, and there you have (lie
new kiss. There Is much to commend
In this latest fad. Kissing Is certainly
vulgar, but this little cheek caress has
much of daintiness and tenderness In
It. It Is done so quickly, so gracefully,
that It really seems a spontaneous ca
ress of tiffectlin. Of course. It Is not.
For society never gives public demon
strations of affection, but the new kiss
Is a very good substitute.
Renting.
There are times when to think Is a
burden. Then one should sleep. No
niedlelnedoes such good us restful slum
ber. Vacation Is needed by all who do
faithful wftrk. Some people boast that
they never take a vacation and reflect
unfavorably upon those who do. .This
Is unkind and unjust. Some people nev
er do enough to know what It Is to be
actually tired. They can have no sym
pathy for those who are so worn with
fatigue that life Itself Is a burden, much
less can they give safe advice. Change
of work, say some. Is all you need. This
Is often the sheerest nonsense. It Is
disastrously false In some cases. When
the body is tiled. It lulls! rent or break.
If the brain is overtaxed, It Is not
enough to stop the uieiitnl strain and
overwork the body, ltest!
Take time to Just be and enjoy the
exquisite sense of living. This Is a
beautiful world. Stop a bit and enjoy
It and be glad with Him who makes
and keeps It ever fresh and glorious.
A Great (J 11 ecu.
Upon a beautiful obelisk In a temple
at Karniik, Kgypt, are Inscribed the
name and cartouche of Queen Ilatsbop
su, daughter of Thothmes I. (It. 0.
lflOO), the woman who raised Egypt to
the pinnacle of Its highest greatness
and made Thebes as a capital more
glorious than Ilabylon or Nineveh. Her
reign lasted twenty-one years and was
memorable for the energy of her ad
ministration and the prosperity of her
people.
Latent Coiffure.
Iraae la Plain Oarnenta,
Those vrUe little mothers who decry
the American habit of overdressing
wee bin of babies will be Interested to
know that Prln.t Albert the small
mite of 4 yearn, who la Id the direct
line of succession to the throne of Eng
land, wears tbe plainest of frocks and
bonnets.
The children of the royal family ere
always clothed simply. Tbelr little
arms are unhampered with frills and
farbetows, and ribbons and bow are
not continually getting Into their prec
ious mouths or tickling their soft,
pretty necks. Little Prince Albert
wears tucked skirts of pique and
blousets of the same material, trimmed
with braid of thin white or turkey red.
The chlldrea of many of the well-to-do
Americans are costumed In small gar
ments every bit as costly.
Prince Albert's youngest brother,
Prince Albert Frederick Arthur George
of York, who is one year younger than
the eldest baby of the Duke of York's
Interesting family, plays bis baby
games In ordinary frocks of nainsook,
trimmed, perhaps, with a few dainty
tucks or edgings of delicate hand em
broidery. The little sister. Princess
Victoria, who was 1 yeur old April 25
last, has for everyday wear plain, fine
little slips, that have neither heavy
lace-trlnimed flounces to hamper her
small legs nor elaborately made yokes
to fret her Infant mind.
1 ! onie.
Here Is a greeting for those at home
-the home which many of us possess,
some of us have missed, but for which
earl of us longs. The wretch who
makes the doorstep his bed does not de
sire It more than many a luxurious
wanderer in foreign lands, whose very
prosperity, It may lie, has divorced
him from the place lie once called by
Uiat dear name. The child who strays
from tin? familiar door weeps till lie
finds It again; the man who leaves it
feels himself a suppliant to fate till he
can once more speak the word "my
home;" and to the woman It is a con
comitant of life. Deprived of it, she
misses her best happiness and her finest
dignity. Even her beauty suffers, for
It is true lis It nut'!) that part of a
woman's loveliness lies In her environ
ment, anil that In her chosen and lit
surroundings Bhe has a charm which
Is lacking when she is otherwhere.
Home Is, moreover, her field of achieve
ment, her Jousting ground, the place
where she properly tests her strength
and her abilities, as men test them
selves in business or In battle. How
ever brilliantly she may succeed else
where and In other tilings, if she docs
not succeed at home, stie Is, In a sons
j failure, nor will her heart b-t her
deny this fact, however passionately
she may protest against It. Self-culture.
Flic Went to Hie Front.
Klsifi Keiisoner is the only American
girl who was at the front during the
Spanish war. She is a bright and pret
ty miss of 20 years. She was born in
Kansas, the daughter of Judge Calvin
livssoncr, formerly a Chicago newspa
per man. She wanted to see what war
was like, got an assignment from rt
magazine and followed Ken. Shaftor to
Santiago. She was present at the
charge of San Jutin hill.
When "Mothers" Mean Kverythina.
"The first thing one of these young
soldiers thinks of on the battlefield
when he Is struck Is his mother," says
a steward of the First United States
Cavalry. "While we were going up the
hill at San Juan a shell struck a boy
beside me In the back of the head. Ha
dropped and kept up a constant groan
ing of '.Mother! mother! mother!' I felt
that It was Inhuman not to carry htm
to the rear, yet I know that my coun
try needed me badly right there. I
could stand the bullets and shells, but
that perpetual 'Mother! mother!' be
came unbearable, so I moved to an
other position and continued the fight
ing. The boy died muttering the word
that meant everything to him at that
moment"
To Hemore I.Wer ftpota.
This may be done by the appllcattoi
of any remedy which will destroy tbe
vegetable parasite. It Is, of course,
desirable to make use of some agent
that will not Irritate tbe skin. Tbo
following prescription Is recommend
ed: Take six drachms hyposulphite
soda, two ounces of glycerine, and four
ounces of water; mix, and with a piece
of flannel or a stiff brush, rub It thor
oughly over the spots. This treatment
should be continued for a week or ten
days after the skin has regained It
normal condition, since otherwise ther
may remain some seed of the plant
which will soon start again to vlgorou.s
growth.
Tbe happiest disposition In tbe worlo
Is tbe one that sdapta itself to every
change gracefully.
v
His Kt.-m HKASOYKR.
TOl'lCS FIJI! FAItMEIiS
A DEPARTMENT PREPARED FOR
OUR RURAL FRIENDS
feed Wheat Phonld He of the Heat and
Thoroughly Cleaned Fertiliatere in
Gruin JJrilU-The "Razor-Hack" Hog
for Jiucon Farm Note.
Cleaning Grain for ceecl.
Too many farmers forget that as they
sow so shall they reap. When seed
time comes they use whatever Is most
convenient, and pay very little atten
tion to Its iM-log properly cleaned and
selected. Looking after the seed wheat
first look around and see what variety
has done lest In your locality, and if
you have not grown that variety find
out where the lest seed can be obtain
ed. Get It when It has been threshed
by a good machine, where grains have
not been cut, and as clean as possible.
It Is best to procure your Beed from
grain that has been stacked and gone
throtigh a sweat, as it will le plumper
and better in every way. Store It In a
dark, dry place if you have It about
the barn, and, sometime before seed
ing give It a thorough scouring and
cleaning. See that there isn't a single
grain of anything else In it. Very few
fanning mills are to le found on farms
thcee days, which Is probably the rea
son why so much poor seed Is sown ail
over the country. I'.ut it will pay any
farmer to keep a wheat fan of modern
pattern If ror no other use than to clean
his scod wheat If you don't own a
fan, arrange to have one for a day In
order that you may have clean seed.
If you can't do better take your
wheat to the nearest mill, where you
can have it scoured and made perfect
ly clean for a very few cents a bushel.
It alw-ys adds u. .: ready sale of a
wheat crop to h . it clean and nice.
And ii you will look around you will
find that tile very fenv fanners who
have the reputation of growing noth
ing but pure, clean seed wheat can
most always dispose of their crop at an
advance over regular market rates
among farmers who desire to change
their sii'd.
Some farmers make It a rule to buy
their seed wheat each season, procur
ing grain that has liecn grown upon
land different In formation from their
own. Thus the farmer on clay land
will go to the farmer that grows wheat
on sandy soil and vice versa, but
whether or not there is enough in tills
sort of exchange to pay for the trou
ble, we will not stop to argue. At any
rate, when seed Is procured from !
ahrond. titirtlpnlur nth.nti, H 1,1 1,,. !
umi uuvii nullum in:
paid to cleaning same, or you are likely
to get some sort of weed pest on your
farm that you do not care about Have
your seed particularly clean of smut
A very successful wheat grower once
told us that hi- never had smut for the
reason that he always wanted his
wheat to get dead ripe before it was
cut, and when he did this he never had
any sign of smut In his crop. If the
price bf wheat is to remain low we
must work up to bet'er crops If we ex
pect to make a profit., and begin our
next crop with n.s perfect seed as possible-Farmers'
Guide.
Fertlti-.er in Groin Prills.
To very ninny farmers It Is not mere
ly a surprise, but iilmottt Incomprehen
sible, now ttie small amount of fertil
izer, usually not over l."(i to 2oil pounds
per acre, can produce such result as
they are used (0 seeing. It may help
lurmers 10 arrive at Just conclusions In
nils matter if we explain bow the for
ill!-. .... . 1
mixer worws. jn ttie first place, it usu
ally has a small percentage of nitrogen
In available form. This is Just what
the young plant wants. It Is not a stim
ulant, for plant.s have no nerves. Put
to supply them with what they need Is
to plants much the same as a stimulus
10 It Incites the roots to snrend
out In every direction, and as each root
let carries both carlwuic acid gas and a
small proiiortlon of ammonia, both are
powerful solvents. Thus it is that the
young grain, which Is thus fertilized so
quickly, extends Its roots into adjoin
ing (inn mariis that It apparently and
really Injures those which have not
received such abundant supplies of
plant food. If any one will examine
the roots of grain In drills, he will find
that within ten days they have extend
ed Into the rows of the drills not fer
tilized, enough to dwarf the growth In
the latter. Where all the drill tubes dis
tribute fertilizer this effect is neutral
ized. The New Hacon Hob.
Strange as It may seem, the "razor
back" hog Is assuming considerable
prominence In several sections, both
North and South. It Is being boomed
as the coming bacon hog. and there are
many who believe that the perfect
uncoil nog win tie round In a cross of
the razor-back and the Perkshlre or
Tain worth, of more civilized antece
dents. There has been a great change In the
demand for bacon. Formerly consum
ers were satisfied with one'streak of
lean to two of fat In their bacon, but
now they want It regularly striped with
lean and fnt, and the more lean the
better. This new fashion Is nn Import
ed one and conies from those who have
learned how delicious Danish and Irish
bacon Is. American feeders have this
problem before them, and until tbey
solve It they must be content to take
the lowest price for their bacon.
The razor-back makes good bacon
when well fed and given uullmted op
portunities to roam at largo. The Berk
shire Is the most active of the popular
breeds, and s cross of these two prom
ises to make a great Improvement In
tbe bacon produced. It Is predicted
that tbe raior-back .cross will Infuse
If or and a tendency to Drodura mm.
cles Instead of fat, and our Southern
prethren on tbe farm are working at
U problem of producing a bacon breed
Willi coiisnici ;iule enthusiasm. The
Northern breeder watches this r-ork
complacently, knowing that no possible
en ss could make a more unpromising
animal, so far as appearances go, than
the pure razor-back that glides through
the forests of the South with a, nose
so long that he seems balanced on his
fore legs and nn anatomy so thin that
t lie old story of tying a knot in his tail
to keep him from crawling through the
fences does not seem entirely ridicu
lous. Farmer's Voice.
Wet Grain in Mows.
During the rains which have lately
fallen, much grain has been put in mow
and stacked in much too wet a condi
tion to keep well. Willie the grain It
self is In not much danger, because It
is surrounded by chaff, which being
always dryer helps to take up its super
fluous moisture, there is danger that
the straw, especially where the bands
enclose the bundles, will rot and this
may extend before checked all through
the bundle, and may even affect the
grain. It Is a great deal of work to
turn over a mow and relay It again,
especially If this Is done when the air
Is nearly saturated with moisture, so
that exposure to It dries it out very
little. The best remedy we know is to
thoroughly dry some bricks or tile In an
oven, and after digging down into the
stack. deiKisit a few of these through
It A well-dried brick or tile will ab
sorb nearly or quite Its own weight In
r ater. In other words, weigh it wheD
you put it In and when It is taken out
and any one will be surprised at the in
crease In weight after a few weeks ex
posure to (lump grain. Care is needed
when threshing such grain not to put
the brick or tile through the threshing
machine. The remedy for damp grain
Is applied without this danger if brick
or tile is put among grain In the bin.
I!ee and Frnit.
The charges that bees pierce the skins
of grapes and feed on the Juices of this
fruit are wholly mistaken. The bee
cannot bite anything as hard and
smooth as a grape skin. Hut there are
many kinds of grapes that have the
bad habit of cracking. The Concord
Bometlmes does this, but still more of
ten the Creveling and Hartford Pro
lific. Tills kind drops from the stem,
and where the grape is Joined to the
stem the bee can get an entrance and
sui'k the Juices. Bees also often gather
on the bruised surfaces of apples, pears
and peaches which have fallen to the
ground. Though the bees' are very fowl
of these fruit juices, it is not good for
them to indulge. It is mostly done be-
cause noney nowers are less plentiful
at this seasou than they are in June
and July. A field of buckwheat com
ing Into blossom at this time will be
visited by millions of bees every day
wherever there are many bees kept
within a mile or two. It is far better
to make even buckwheat honey than to
force bees to sip the juices of grapes
and other fruits. They weaken the
bees, giving them a diarrhea, and often
this involves the loss of the swarm of
bees the following winter. Exchange,
The Country Hoy.
The country bred boy has the distinct
advantage over the city bred fellow In
two things: His strength Is greater by
reason of his country birth, and he has
a clearer idea of hard work. The coun
try bred boy, as a general rule, has to
struggle for his existence; he has to
help on ttie farm, and generally it is at
hard work. This gives him strength
and power of endurance, while ail the
time he is breathing an atmosphere of
pure air into his lungs. Experience
prepares such a boy for hard work.
The cily bred boy hardly knows what
hard work is, and when he meets It as
a young m.ui he cannot endure It. It
Is true that the country boy approaches
city problems with a lesser knowledge
of them than does the city bred boy.
Hut often, ns has been said, the two
fundamental essentials In carving out
one's way to a successful career are
good healih and hard work. With these
a young man can accomplish almost
anything tie desires; without them he
enn do nothing. Ladles' Home Jour
nal. Feeding (liickenn for Kgjn,
Hy aclual experiments, I found it
pays to feed my chickens twice a day.
although they have the free run of the
fields. Whenever I feed only once a
(lay, my egg receltps drop oft" 50 per
tent. I feed wheat which costs me G5
cents per loo pounds. I have the pure
Golden Wyandot tes and also It. C
Itrovvn Leghorn hens crossed by roos
ters of the former. They lay eggs the
year round. Ihey ting my potatoes,
worm my cabbage, and, by liberal feed
ing, they never trouble my garden stuff.
find lliis cross the most profitable, all
plumage alike; no black chickens, good
size, quick to feather and mature, and
very healthy. (. Canierer, In Practical
Fanner.
Slun of a O001I Cow.
One or two signs will denote a good
cow, Prof. Haecker says, ns well as
twenty; in a pisir cow the thigh runs
down straight, so there Is no space be
tween the thigh and the udder on one
side and the tall on the other. One of
the best ways to tell what kind of a
cow you have Is her temperament. A
good dairy type has a sharp spine,
strongly developed nervous system and
sharp hip bones. A good cow has a
large, wedge-shaped stomach, for she
must have a large and powerful diges
tive system to use up her food quickly
and make the best returns for It
To Deefroy Tlcke.
To get rid of ticks on the pRsttir
keep tbe cattle away until the grass has
attained height and becomes dry. Then
sot Ore to tbe dry grass and burn the
field over clean. Any spots not burned
over should be fired again, using straw
or other material. The grass for next
season will not be Injured by this mets
od of destroying ticks.
HER OLD SPINET.
Within her old spinet lie hid
So many riiniint, dead melodies,
I think if she hut raised the lid,
Or idly torn lied the yellow keys,
Their ghosts would throng the quiet room,
Like the faint perfume of a rose
That died in some forgotten June.
Within her old spinet are laid
What memories of vanished times!
In tin's same seat, in stiff brocade,
She sung, perchance, her gallant's
rhymes.
I wonder if the powdered beau
Who bent to murmur his applause,
Felt the same pussion that I kuow.
Sweetheart, within your old spinet
I, too, methiuks, will breathe my pain,
So. when some idle day you let
Your hands stray o'er the keys again,
Haply they'll whisper back to you
The story of one long forgot,
Who worshiped where he dared not sue.
Life.
A SACRIFICE FOR LOVE
I.
FOIi
SI
Oil a whole week a high class
Shakespearean company had oc
cupied the boards of the Theater
ItoyaJ in the provincial town of L ,
and night after night they had played
to crowded houses.
The great actress who was the star
of that particular heaven had smiled
Into the boxes, graciously accepted
bouquets from the stalls and bowed
her thanks to the gods in the gallery.
Put she had never yet been conscious
of two pairs of eyes which each even
lng liad followed her every movement
from the pit, while the owners of those
selfsame eyes had hung breathless on
her every word.
But no not both the owners. At the
commencement of the week they had
both been absorbed in this beautiful
woman, who, with her dazzling love
liness and fair, gracious presence,
walked the boards each night in some
new character, but as the week waned
Gilbert Stone found that the tiny, slight
girl beside him was occupying more of
his thoughts than the brilliant creature
who Impersonated Shakespeare's hero
ines so perfectly.
Who the girl was or where she sprang
from he had not the least idea. She
might think it was mere coincidence,
but the uiau knew It was no accident
which placed them side by side each
evening In their modest seats in the pit.
That flrstnlgut It had been chance, but
the second and the third it was not, and
he could hardly have confessed to him-
Self what the feeling was which made
him watch for her so eagerly at the.
early door. i i "i . .
I.ove? No, It was not love; not such
an everyday thing as that, surely! It
was worship a blind, mad worship
which he had suddenly conceived for
this fragile child.
Gilbert was a mechanic a very Go
liath. Tall, broad and strong as a giant,
while slit she was a slender, dainty
thing, with a white, oval face which
seemed ail eyes, as she looked at him
gravely and handed him buck bis pro-
grain or her opera glasses', which they
had got Into the habit of sharing. He
couldn't believe it was love. It was
'"-.- ......
reverence, devotion; and yet, if there
had not been that strange. Invisible
barrier between that barrier which
men are so much quicker to recognize
than women It might have been love
nay, love it should have been!
But she was as far above him as
Juliet was above Ilomeo in the balcony
scene. And there was no climbing up
for him, no hope of her descending to
his level; that he knows well. But
while he might, he would sit there un
der the spell of her sweet presence, and
perhaps some day there 11 ht be a
chance when lie would be able to swerve
her. Shakespeare had been ills ruling
passion from his boyhood up, but now
this unknown girl had changed all
that.
And she Vivian Sydney this week
'had been an epoch in her life. Her
father, a colonel iu the Indian army,
had died years ago, leaving her and an
invalid brother alone in the world. Ex
cepting for the care of this brother,
Vivian had lived in a world of dreams,
a world peopled entirely by Imaginary
heroes and heroines. When she was
quite a tiny fragile child Lamb's "Tales
from Shakespeare" hud been her ideal
of everything. As she grew older the
great plays ln-came her familiar
friends; and now in spire of the fact
that she must face the crowd alone.
In spite of her brother's feeble remon
s trances, In spite of the fact also that
she must deprive herself of all hopo
or a winter gown by spending her slen
der savings on this treat the fascina
tion was strong upon her, and go she
must.
So to and fro she went, and as she
left the theater she was always dimly
aware that a strong, protecting arm
came between her and the crush; there
was always room for her in the hurry
Ing crowd from the pit door.
At last the week drew to an end,
and Gilbert Sfone sat beside his girl
comrade for the last time. Comrades
they were In their love for the Immor
tal bard, and perhaps who knows?
It was this link which had knit their
souls in yet stronger, closer bond. As
he turned to make one of bis few brief
comments to the girl, Gilbert met her
eyes full and fairly for tbe first time
met, and for a moment held them by
the great and uncontrollable longing
of his own soul. Then the curtain was
rung up on the filial scene, the lights
fvere suddenly lowered, and all eyes
were turned on the stage once more.
All eyes save Gilbert's, and his drank
in tile girl's fragile beauty, under cover
of thp dim light as though he could
never drink his OH.
He knew now that he loved her. It
was no longer the worship at a distant
shrlue; It was tbe passionate love of a
man for woman! But even as she
raised her nana to put back a stray
lock of hair be noted the slim, wHlto
lingers, the little blue-veined wrist and,
glancing frojn that to bis own toll-won
palms, he told himself once more that
she was not for such as he.
Poor she undoubtedly was, poorer
probably than he, or she would not bo
taking her pleasures thus. But no mat
tor what her circumstances, that great
barrier, "class," stood between. Men
marry beneath their class every day
women seldom or never.
II.
But hark'! A low murmur rose behind
the stage, which quickly swelled Into a
cry of terror, and a multitude of human
voices Joined In that awful paralyzing
cry of "Fire!"
In one moment the scene was one of
wildest confusion. The fire began be
hind the stage, but that wonderful Iron
"curtain," which was to be such a safe
guard in emergency, had grown rusty
on Its hinges, and no one had time or
presence of mind to remember bow it
worked. There was one thing better
than presence of mind, and that wao
absence of body.
In the midst of the race for Hfo
around them Gilbert's only thought
was how he could save Vivian, and,
stooping, he lifted her In his arms and
placed her on her feet on the seat; then,
still with his arm close around her, be
paused to think. There was no hope
that the panic would subside, no hope
tlie flames would be suppressed, for al
ready they were leaping and dancing
In fury among the "wings," and red
tongues of fire were shooting upward
and licking the "flies."
The crowd surged on toward the exit
Women were being trampled under
foot. .Men, iu a very frenzy of terror,
were fighting their way; utterly for
getful of their manhood, they were
hurling aside all who came in their
path. It was useless to enter the con
test and strive to make a way through
this frantic throng.
Suddenly an idea came to Gilbert and
quick ns thought he lifted the girl in his
arms and prepared for action. Oppo
site to the exit where the human stream
was flowing was a narrow window
which he bad noticed often. It wan
high up in the wails, but he remem
bered that passers-by by the stage door
used it as a peep-hole to see If the
house was filling; it was near to the
stage entrance and close to the open
street.
Still holding Vivian, be made his way
through the blinding smoke; the wiu7,
dow was higher than he thought, quite
above his reach, but with, almost super
human strength he wrenched the
benches from their places and piled
one on another till he could reach the
sflf. The aperture was small, he knew
too small for even an ordinary sized
man to scramble through; but she was'
a slip of a girl she would have room
enough. "Ij
The flames were rising higher, the
cries of those in peril more terror
stricken than before, when at last he
succeeded in breaking the glass and
wrenching the woodwork from ' Its
frame. -
. "Sey-
"Come," he said hoarsely, "while
there is time! There is a door close to
your left hand a swing door; It Is
sure to be open to the street"
"But you!" the girl cried. "You go
first and draw me lip?" ?riSJ
"No, no!" Gilbert saw she had not
realized that if she were saved at all
she must be saved alone! She' must
pot realize It now, or it would make
his task well-nigh impossible, and with
a great effort he spoke calmly:
"This Is the better plan. Do as I tell
you and when you are safe you shall
give me your, hand."
Silently the girl obeyed him, and for
one moment her arms citing round his
neck as he raised himself to his full
height on the tottering, piled-up
benches. The blood surged to his brain
and the (lames roared hoarsely in his
ears, lie would have given the world
then for one kiss and thought it well
lost, but he must not startle her by
betraying himself. She would be safe.
and well, who knows? iu heaven
there will be 110 barriers of "class."
In another moment she was seated on
the stone sill, and Gilbert had caught
and knotted the silk sash she wore.
-Now," he whispered, "when I lower
you down you will go as fast as you
can to the door? You promise?"
But you are coming? Oh, you are
coming, too?" she cried In ancuish.
and her tiny hands clung to his own.
For one moment he gazed into her
eyes; then, raising himself with diffi
culty lie pressed his lips to the fingers
lying in his grasp.
"Remember," he said, "the door Is to
your left hand. You have promised to
find It quickly. Now go. Go!" he cried,
for the smoke was becoming denser,
and the heat of the curling flames grew
hotter and hotter.
"And you where shall I meet you?"
"Never think of me," he said. "I I
shall meet you by another way."
Then he lowered ber gently, and let
the scarf the last link which bound
him to her and earth slip from his
grasp. And the girl, half stunned with
terror, stumbled along as he had di
rected, the words ringing In her ears:
"1 shall meet you by another wayl"
And Gilbert turned again to face the
Minding, suffocating smoke, the angry,
lurid flames. He knew what be had
donehe knew there was no hope of
escape for himself; but what of that?
She was safe this girl, who bad come
Into bis life and filled his heart for so
brief a space, was safe.
When a man loves well and truly bo
gives his life to the woman he lores;
why should not he Gilbert giro hid
for her Instead? Answers.
A horseshoe brings good lack If It
happens to be on the foot of the win
ner. Civility cost nothing, btt ofta
gets things that gold cannot bn. :
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