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A FATAL WEDDING.
CHAPTER VII. t Continued.)
Kbrsry at the castle opened on to
grand hU. Until fife o'clock, when
tea was served in tee graii
tbe return of the sportsmen. Miss
was free. She drew a great bigh
rhjiir u to the hearth' and sat
crossing her litUe feet on the fur
looking dreamily into me giow-
tt waa because Lord Keith'a
harmonized so perfectly with her
kls that she gave no start of surprise
a, ten minutes later, he came up to
tall mantelpiece, and gazed down at
with a very tender look as his blue
her dreamy glance.
(me home early," she remarked,
that he had changed his shoot-
i. a WwMie brown veivet
wm which bo121 picturesque and be-
-," be answered, In rather low
mc: -I left the others. I hoped to see
m alone." , . ,
began to tremble augnuy;
darobbed heavily; but she preserv
er BOtward calm. Lord ivenn
she put aaide the "hand screen she had
baktmg, and that the little jeweled
V not wish to aurtrese ju".
on, with a tender intonation, nis
face very earnest, as at k
In the firelight. -But have
-ery patient, Barbara, it is
ek aiace the eert (rave ujc K"
to speak to you on a subject very
r heart; but yon have put me off ;
wtmld not let me tell you now
ever since I first
t Bat my patience is exhausted
r Barbara. 1 have borne the suspense
r aa I can Dear ix, auu u
Cor your answer, dear.
, hesitated; she naa pwu
mm, and her lips were quivering.
Keith waited in silence, but confi-
f. He knew all be baa ro oucr,
t many a man in nis iw
. hesitated before offering Bax-
Hatton what he offered her. He
.v hi. fiimilv nride. had hesitated
Bote at first; but he loved her, and she
mm ery beautifnl.
" know 7' the girl said faintly, after
mm tfeaa one effort to speak; and her
mtm,mM wiatful, half proud, were raised
BMI. --And you yon do not mind? '
-I kaow," he answered, gently; and
gaas hi tone tbe girl felt assured that
'ttt aid tniofl. "I know, Barbara; but I
bK , ana jduwiukiuj -
i generous, too, my uniu,
--truck lis, leaving his chair and coming
mT U her side. "Give me the little hand
rwtt. Is it mine. Barbara ? he added
mtti7. as she put her trembling fingers
fcM hi. "Is it mine, dear V
s -i ,r, to have it." Barbara whis-
"trenrakriisty, leeuug " ,
aened before her dim and dazzled
- od Lord Keith stooped and msseo
Bttie hand which rested in his, then
. . '
tfaej stood Bins a sra-raui u
as the hall and annonnceu
taking for her begged to see her,
having walked rrom cumnuu
. i .. - Mica
pcrpoae. a g " "
J wjU. ,0 to her," tne gin siu,
mm ttae wrtint went away, ehe turned to
Keith with a charming affectation
mThmtamtt. "Ala I goT she asked, de-
t anppose I most let you," he answer- (
mt. 101 a long Sign. uismina m..
mmm aa you can, darling, and come back
aae. I am jealous of every moment of
Mar time which is given to any one else."
flhc smiled as she passed him and went
m aW morning room, heedless that the
and tnclosure which the earl liaa
her, which bad fallen rrom ner
had been caught by some of tbe
of lace on her gown ana was
clinging to their faail support when
tbe hall and entered tne morn-
"Tan wished to see me?"
Barbara's low, languid voice had la It
m mmA of haughtiness as she epakc and
mtr viaitor, who bad been bending over a
on a table, by which tlie
turned quickly with a start of
8he was a slender, fair-haired girl
r tAiree and twenty, dressed in
her face was small and thin, light
two gray eyes set rather widely
She had a small, nervous mouth.
Barbara thought that her gray eyes
aer a strange, startled look. She
(arward timidly, looking at Bar-
with surprised admiration as she
stately and beautiful rn her tawny
HattonT sne said, in a low,
I aas Kiss Hattoa! Ton wished
m wm mt, AM yon notT
-f mm pltaae."
w aomcaung so strange and
and nervous in her manner,
looking at the small, abab-
I black figure which contrasted
with tbe costly if simple fur-
of the room in which they, stood,
Jnc like compassion. Her
softened slightly when next she
fN at ait dowr sbe said, gra
"Too must be very tired If yon
(ran (konrtea. I think the m
f walked," the girt answered in
her erea taaaeing at every
BartaM'g . which they
ItoataW. "It If lea way
4 1 U mt mm mm
Bv Lottie Bmtaml
"I frame to ask of you a great favor."
"Yes?" xaid Barbara, looking at her
visitor with a kindly smile.
"My name is Alice Oourtenay," conlin
aod her visitor. "I I am acting at Stour
tou, at tbe Theater Koyal."
Strive as she might, Barbara could not
.help the change wbiL-h came into her voice
aa she remarked:
"At the Theater Royal? Is tfcat the
principal theater at Stourton?"
"Ves," iliss C'ourtenay answered, quick
lyshe was looking at Barbara now, and
seemed mure at hi-r euae "the largest. It
is a fine building."
"So I have heard," said Miss Hatton,
"Only heard?" the young actre ex
claimed, iu a diappoin.ted tone. "Have
you not been to the theater then?"
"No. We have been at Eisdale only a
short time," Barbara answered, "l'ray
tell me what is it yon wish me to do?"
Miws Courtenay's wandering gray eyes
rested fur a moment on Barbara's face.
"My mother was an aetreis," she said
slowly; "but she cannot act now; she is
an invalid and dependent upon me, and"
She paused, still looking at Miss Hat
ton, who was very pale, ajjd whose hand,
as she replaced her enp on the gypsy ta
ble near her, was a tritie unsteady.
"You want me to help you?" Barbara
finished for her. "I shall be glad to do
so. I "
"No; I do not ask you for money," the
actress put in quickly. "We are poor, of
course; but we are not in need. What I
want you to give me is your patroiuige.
I am to have a benefit on Thursday next;
do you know what a benefit is, Miss Hat
"Yes, certainly," Barbara replied, un
hesitatingly. "Then you know, too, perhaps, how im
portant it is for me to have a good house,"
Miss Courtenay continued rapidly. "If
you would prevail upon Lord ElMlale to
extend his patronage to me "
"And take tickets? Certainly. He will
do so, lam sure."
"Not o t j :.:!.- tickets," the actress said
quickly, "but allow me to announce that
the performance is under his patronage
and that you will be present. People will
go to see you. Miss Hatton," sbe added,
hurriedly, "if they go for nothiug else."
"I can hardly credit that," Barbara
said, smiling; "but, if you will excuse me
for a moment, I will ask the earl if he
will allow me to accede to your request.
We have a large house party just now,
and I do not know whether it will be
pleasant to our guests. I will do my best"
Barbara promised, as she turned and left
the room; while Miss Courtenay, who had
risen, went back slowly to her chair sod
sank down into it again.
"It is impossible," she murmured, push
ing her veil further back off her pale face;
"be must be mistaken. She looks like
a queen; and yet" she slipped her hsnd
into the bosom of her dress and took out
a letter she had secreted there. It was the
letter which Barbara had received, and
which, having caught in the lace of her
dress, had fallen unheeded by her to tbe
floor. Miss Courtenay, unseen by Bar
bara, had picked it up and hidden it. "It
is his handwriting and addressed to her,"
sbe added, as sbe examined it
She placed the envelope back In its hid
ing place, and, rising, began to move rest
lessly about the room, looking with en
vious eyes on the comfort and luxury
about her. contrasting her own shabby
form, reflected in one of tbe mirrors,
with Barbara's radiant loveliness and ex
quisite attire, and returning hastily to her
seat, when the soft rustle of Barbara's
skirts sounded on the polished oak with
out. She came in smiling. "The earl is quite
willing to lot you use his name, If it be of
any advantage to you to do so," she said,
graciously. "And, although he will not
be present himself, 1 will come, Miss Cour
tenay; and several of our gnewts have
also promised. Mr. Sinclair will see the
manager to-morrow and procure places."
"And you will really camn't" the actress
"Yes, 1 will come. I will not fail. What
play do you act?"
" The Lady of Lyons.' "
"I am very giad. It is a favorite piny of
mine," Miss Hatton remarked. "I have
ordered a carriage to take you home," she
added, kindly. "And perhaps you would
like few flowers to take to your motln r."
In almost absolute silence Miss Cour
tenay followed her ittto the conservatries,
whil Barbara, with many kindly ques
tions about the invalid mother who bad
no existence save in the actress' iniagin
tion put togeliier a great bunch of sweet
flowers and gave them to her with her
prettiest smile; and perhaps It was be
cause the flowers filled both her hands
that the artress feigned not to see Bar
bara's outMtretcbed hand when she bade
her farewell and left ber to the care of
tbe servants, who led her out to the watt-
uz trougham which Miss Hatton had or
dered to take her back to Stourton.
Through the chill autumnal evening
Miss Harton's visitor sas driven rapidly
toward tbe large and busy town of Stour
ton, where the lamps were all lighted, and
the cathedral chimes wers sounding. At
the cuukirts she dismissed the carriage
ne need trouble them no further, being at
home, she told the servants, and, when
they had driven away, slit hurried on foot
to a small, mean-looking house la the
heart of the town.
Just aa Alice Courtenay stopped at the
door, it was opened from within, and a
man, coming out hurriedly, met ber face
f face and uttered an exclamation of
pleasure, at which tbe girl's face bright
ened. "WeU he asked, eager!, "nave yon
succeeded f '
The Urosient gleam of pleasure diedevt
of the girl's pale face.
"Tea," answered drearily, taking a
beet of paper from the folds of her gowa,
while a aoo rose la her tiireat, "I hare
The evening at tht cattle paassd mack
as otter rreohifs had. There were earda
la the card rooa for tkeae wsi eared for
fheoj; tbare was ornate Is ftM drawlat
nob, aoo esrolooo chatter.
Lord KoKk't owoot toaor foox roan,
oImIm OtlrotU's tMllod witk tack onroa.
n that LUf Mum Dorltr vhtaooroi to
"It would have been charming If Cap
tain Adams had uot interfered with the
harmony by crackling that tirewome news
paper snj making snMiud remarks," she
said, plaintively. "May one inquire what
yon have found so iiiteresiiiig in tbe
Ktourton Kvi ning Slur, Monsieur le Csp
"The finest thing I ever read, by Jove!"
promptly ansvieted the young man. his J
face glowing with admiration as he look
ed up from the newspapor. "Deserve
the Victoria Opus if ever a miin didf be
aJded, in irri-ri-sili!e excitement. "Let
n:e read it to you. Mil's Hatton. may I? It
is by long chaiks tbe finest thing I ever
"Ijt us have it, by all means, said
La!y Kose Iiarhy, niern.'y. "I hope it is
not poetry. Barbara, my dir, have you
any objection? None? Then ray pro
ceed. Captain Adams: we are all most
Ixrd Keith bad moved half round on
the music stoal, letting one baud still lin
ger on the key as he turned his faee to
ward Captain Adams. Lady Rose bad as
sumed an attitude of comically subdued
attention. BarUara had come nearer also,
and stofxl with l.er fan unfurled, the soft
lamplight gleaming upon the gn-st pearls
about her throat, and tbe silver threads
in the folds of her gown. From her chair
near the hearth Blanche Ilerrtck looked
at her with an angry glitter in her blue
eyes, and even in her jealous pain Bhe
could not deny the wondrous beauty of
the girl who had supplanted her.
With a slight tremor in hin voice, the
young officer read the paragraph which
had excited his entbu.-iiaf.iii. It was an
account of an a!m.t every Jay occurrence
which had been raised from the common
place by a brilliant display of heroism.
The reporter of the Stourton Evening
Star had hod bis soul stirred within him
by the brave deeds he had witnessed, and
in words eloquent from their simplicity
he described the fire which hod broken
out in a many-storied house in one of the
densely populated poorer parts of the
city, a hoiiKe in the upper rooms of which
children were shut up during the day by
tbe fathers and mothers whose labors as
bread-winners kept them out and forced
them to leave their lietie ones alone for
many long hours. (irapbicHriy the para
graph described the thronging people, the
fierce flames, the little, terrified faces at
tbe upper window, the hysterical swoon
ing of mother, the father dazed and help
less with misery in t5ie crowd below. De
liverance seemed impossible. And then
what even the brave firemen dared not do
one man in the crowd had done. An ac-
tor, Mark Kolwon. had forced his way , tice of letting tbe sol! lie idle until lia
through the volumes of dense smoke to ' llre restores fertility requires too tuiien
the room in which the children were, ! tiul(. i, iH far tn-tter to apply enough
whither he had been led by the winning ()hmlhllU, aml ,K)tnsh to make sure of
of a fairhful little dog. ; , cat(,h f)f .1()Vt.ri am, ,u,,n n,iv
The reporter went on to rehtte how , nitrogenous f,.rtUl..v-
Mark Kobson bad, at the risk of his fife, " , , ' . , ,. , .
saved the children, and then how, not- required. One goot clover crop e, en If
withstanding entreaties and remon- o"b' rhc sod lias been plow,-.! under,
trances, burned, suffering, half stifled ' will do more to make tbe laud fit for
as be was. be had again risked his life cropping than a dozen vars of bnrren
with reckless gallantry to rescue the ness and trusting to the weeds and
faithful little animal, and had staggered
with him in his arms from th burning
building, to fall insensible in tbe street, i
Captain Adams voice was very husky
as he concluded his reading. The groups
at the other end of tbe room, who bad ,
not been listening, were laughing and
chatting. lxrd Keith's face was grave
and moved aa he turned to the piano; means.
Lady Hose's bright dark eyes were dim j rot anl) wire Worm,
with teare. Barbara stood, her face rigid yu, 0j ,j. cui and wire worms
and colorless, her lips parted, staring 8tv Ja,(, nw!lj, ro, 0f 0;,1 Wsl. tin
straight before her with a fixed, unking (J J(, ruW,lKb. Tul.
ga,e; then suddenly a great trembling 0 u
seized he-, ber bands fell belplessiy at' , ,
her side, the heavy white lids drooped, ' "d when their uat.ir.il food is ih at
the room seemed to turn round and round, hand they will devour any tender vege
there was a sound of rushing water in her table matter that cous to hand: they
ears. - , are especially fond of young corn and
"Barbara"" iUss Merrick's voice nn- all kinds of garden vegetables. Tracti
nsually loud and shrill, broke upon the i- ch! fanners and truckers aim to have
lence. "Ixwk she is fainting'." their sod land plowed under just before
But something in the speaker's tones
dispelled the creeping faintness. Even
before he could reach her, Barbara had
raised her drooping head and smiled with
pallid, trembling lips and dim eyes at
Ixird Keith, who had sprung to her side.
"It is nothing," she said rather faintly,
but quite calmly. "I am not ill. The ac
count has shocked u that is all. It
must have becti terrible! He he is very
brave. I-I hope he is not hurt."
"Heroism beeomes "pluck' in this nine
teenth century," observed a gray-haired
artist who was slaying at the castie paint- j
ing a portrait of Lord Llsdales niece.
Well, whatever It is called, such conduct
is Dot so common in so selfish
an age as
"And it is equally noble under
name." Lady Kose declared, her
flushed with enthusiasm.
t hey talked of the occurrence for some
little time longer, the remainder of Lord
Elsdale's guests joining them, anxious to
hear what had caused such excitement.
Bsrbiira took no part In tbe conversation.
but stood with blanched cheeks and parch-
ed lips, seeing the whole scene clearly,
trembling, quivering in every limb, thrill-
ed to her inmot 1eing with the heroism
of the deed they discussed; snd, remem-
bering her own debt to bim who had done
this noble act, he felt ashamed or ner niuk.h of t.0HrM. s,rawV u,Uure or l!t
own disloyalty, at ber own cowardice; t),r of auy klud In the fall prevent
that she dared not own that debt before ( u g
8 ' , , . .. In dry location and in periods of
"It was like him to go back and save the drm)(lj Sl)Ulrtilllf.H yUUI))J orchards sttf
dog." she said bwlf He was al- root klllh In hard
ways pitiful to all things. ' "
"You seem dr.7.ed, Bab," Blanche Her- wlu,r with little snow following a
rick's mocking voice said; and, as Bar- dry fall.
bsra raised ber eyes with s start, the met , Winter tirsto Fields,
the steel-blue eyes fixed npou her fsce j Grain fleij,,, after several days of
with a keen and oukindly scrutiny. "One raJn w)( mh,m m, fi(,,() u ut)((..
would think you knew thla hero, and had drai),Hli uave wa1pr oue or mor(, H,,M
a personal interest in bim. standing lu the hollows. This
A Barbara looked up she felt rather '
than saw that Iord Keith's eyeo were water obould be e off as soot, as the
fixed upon ber face, snd that their sax rain Is over. Make shallow, open
lous tenderness of expresoion waa chonr ditches with the shovel and hoc. The
Ing slowly into questioning surprise. ditch should not be more than two
"Is one only to honor heroism when It Inches lu djtb and ulmnt four filches
la shown by personal friendsT' she asked, 4 width. Make the ditches across the
with tfce languid haughtlneaa which bo- (jri rows, and through tbe lowest parts
came her so well, as she looked Mlas Her- of tDe a,. These ditches ar easily
rick full in the face. made, and when the work Is properly
"No, of course not," Blanche aturwered, dom, will keep tbe grain from being
with some embarrassment. "But roo frow.u or drowned out. The work
otmeo oo moved, 1 thought yo know inouId doue More tbe KrouDj
' , . . . . . ' freeae Low field that are to lie seed-
Barbara made no reply, but stood proud ,h(luM tm nderd raining- icn
tad Mlfftront. toying with the wbsto fas 1,ou,(f , underd raining, open
jjjTjJ ditches will draw off the surface wnier,
STot apoko oo easUy, oo carelessly, oo "J will, In many luatances, keep the
fnokty, that sot ovoo Blanche Borrick plant from belna thrown out by tbe
tMOttad that abe did not apoak the truth; freealng and thawing of tbe top ooU;
wt hardly were the words artercd whoa
the toot, eowaroiF naoooooa
wt wMoh aW had ttolaod hor lao; a ad water must not only bo taken from
MNor toara which oho ahoj mU jjfhl lurraM 0f the field, but front atr
tmti a aatklag to oflaoo m mmmf . lBIhM Kinw rha aurfaeo.
THINGS PERTAINING Td THE
FARM AND HOME.
Fence Now Deemed I selcss as Wei)
as pensive OKKention to
Draining aal Mnkhinit Land -How
to Destroy Cut Worms.
Hedges and feUces on farm are go
lug out of -ivlf. They cost money,
which is the farmer-.- Ciipitnl. as vvcil
as the tiirreluiuiV, Twenty years ap.
mays tbe Count i Ceiitbiii.'iu. inot
farmers spent the winters getilnj; out
posts and rails, no as to feme '.lie faiiu
Into ten to fifteen aeie lot. Then tbej
spent the early spruit iu M-'i'liS fciieev
when they ought to l.ave been pushing
their spring work. Tin- very best titn
ber only would be hm-1 Iu tb ir con
struction, which was a considerable
Item on a lot-acre fa nil.
Now. wiry all this expense'; To Lei-p
the wheat out of the' no udow or the
coru out of the oat Held: Hiey would
not go In if there were no fence, as has
been proved. If it was done for scnti
mcni. why, that has no stamlinj: In this
busy day. But it was done mostly In
order to pasture the cattle Iu the fall
Hut )fogr'ie fanners do not pas
lure the cattle ou the meadows any
more, as this is known to be the nuli-k-est
way In existence to ruin good mead
ows. Farmers bud belter keep the cat
tle iu tlic yard than ou the meadows.
At least four to eight feet were giveu
up to the fence, Imshes. hedge-hugs,
weeds and brush. This, in itself, is a
considerable loss on u Uirge farm.
But tlieite things nre fal passing
away, and the fence-row is plowed up.
only an Imaginary line separating: the
fields. Now the old load fence gone,
loo. and the licit! is plowed down to the
edge of the rond, and u line of hazels
or elms take tl.s place of a rickety fence
or a twenty foot hedge.
Ke-toriug bi hatiitri! I. and.
When a piece of land has become so
far exhausted that it no longer pays to
crop it. no time should be lost iu re
storing the elements of fertility that
cropping lias removed. Tbe old pw
brush which nature will supply to tin
occupied land. In the thousands of
years that our forest laud lias remained
tmcnipped. much fertility was stored
la the soil. But when ibis Is exhaus
ted, it takes too much time to try to
restore soil fertility by the same slow
winter s-ts lu, so that the young worms
and their eggs that are buried lu tbe
sod can ! fully exposed to the frosts
of winter. This I the cheapest aud
most effectual way of destroying them.
The application of four Imiihels of
coarse sadt spread over the ground just
after the first harrowing aud then
cross harrowed will kill all the young
worms that escape tbe freezing and
thawing of winter.
Growins Crops in Orchard.
In dry sections It Is not advisable to
grow any crop In '1" orchard, as the
trees need all the mosturc. l-'requcirtly
tbe trees are ruined by cureless culti
vation, especially when trees are set
close together. The damage done is
far more than tbe value of the crop. !
not sow small grain or seed to grass.
Buckwheat the first four or live years
and then seeding to red clover Is regard
ed with favor by many. If some hwd
crop l desired, early potatoes, sweet
corn or squasu win uo, as mey mi tun
ntH-cHHitate cultivating late In the ea-
sou. Clean cultivation Is the best mulch
for young orchards. The soil needs
a,.ratIon as well as moisture. A light
but tbe open ditch cannot do the work
tnt( u,e underdraln can accompiian
oral Incbea below too turfaco.
I Whoat plant that hart a aull maty
color, aud nave -oaue uui ieiu.e
growth, need a little eitra manure.
Spread a thin cost of long stable man
ure over such Kti. The manure
should be spread ou when the ground
is dry, or early in the morning, when
tbe surface H frozen. A broad-tread
wagon will not Injure the grain.
The old rule to kill off all the large
early turkevs for the holiday trade,
.tnd save only for breeders those thnt
are late and stunted tends to constant
b'tet iota i ion. The earliest and largest
lien turkeys otmlit to l saved for
breeders, and they should have very
little corn. These early birds fed with
wheat or rye given whole will begin
to lay in March, while some of tbe
later chicks may not lay until May or
pfkssibly June. Consequently each
year the flock grows later and later,
until the majority are too small for
market and good for nothing else. It
is always bit to mate the yearling
hen with a gobbler not less than two
Monev in Warmth.
If a well built barn pays for cattle
then a well built poultry-bouse pays
even better for poultry In winter. The
dairyman makes a tight, warm barn
iM'canso be Isdicvcs that timber and
shingles are cheaper than grain and
bay to keep animals warm. But, still,
tbe cows will give milk ond thrive after
a fashion In a cold barn, but with poul
try, tarred paper and double-wall room
ing pen. not only reduce the grain bills
in winter, but they are often the con
ditions absolutely essential to laying
at all. A cold, wet hen exposed to
draughts, and 1ml f sick with cold and
roup Is never worth anything ns a win
ter laver. Massachusetts Ploughman.
Cheap Poultry Feeds.
When grain get wet and become
musty or otherwise damaged, unscru
pulous millers work it up into mixtures
for ixitiliry feed, and it Is wise to avoid
these mixtures for that reason. They
arc usually offered cheap, liecattse they
are "cheap:" and they are cheap be
cause tbey are low In nutritive value;
that is. tbey do not supply the food ele
ments which fowls require. That If
the reason tbey are offered cheap.
Cheap food Is poor food, says Farm
Poultry, and the man who feed lilf
fowls cheap foods (foods that are poor
In nutrition must expect thera to be
Shrntn and Toon Trrrs.
Young fnsij and shrub bushes In the
fall should have their roots well pro
tected from frost by laying some long
bore -stable manure all around the
plants. One forkful of manure will be
enough for a small bush: press tbo ma
nure close to the bush with the foot. A
few pieces of cedar brush stuck Id the
manure will keep the chickens from
scratching It away, and will also give
more auracUve appearance to tbe
Hee Weather Profits.
As fore.-asters of the weather tun-a
never make a miMtake. Iffhey know
what the weather for the day will be
without consulting the direction of tie
wind or markings of the barometer. If
there is going to be a rain tbey will not
go to work, no matter how fair tbe aun
may shine In tbe morning, and If tbe
weather is going to lie fair the thickest
clouds in the morning do not keep then?
at home. Fanners' Voice.
In ltr. Trumlnili's "War Memories of
a Chaplain"' it Is wisely nald that cour
age is the standard In active army ser
vice, and no man who falls in personal
bravery can have the least Influence
upon his men. If, on tbe other band, a
chaplain Is ready to share every dan
ger, bis men give bim full credit for
I courage and fidelity, and are thi more
ready to do their duty under his ap
peals. Two soldiers were one day overheard
speaking of the chaplain of another
regiment, and contrasting him with
"He's always on picket with his regi
ment," said tbey; "and he's always
ready to go with It into a fight.' You
don't catch our 'Holy John' up theref
"You ilon'f mean our chaplain la a
coward, do you?" esked the other. In a
"fib, no! I don't say he's a coward;
but when there's any tiring ahead, he
bus to go for tht mall."
"Well, but he's got to go for tbe mail,
you know." , . '
"Yes, but If the llrlug Is sudden, he
can't stop to get big saddle on,"
Tbey laughed together over the pic
ture. Tbe overcautious man bad lost
A Katildt Stoppf-cl 1 amity I'rayrs.
"One .Sundiiy we were all at regular
family player. A skirting friend was
vinltiug me, mid he and I knelt, facing
a low window, with our elbow upon
the lll. And from around a corner, lo,
there came up on us a coney, and be
reared up not two yards from us, and
be hearkened unlo the prayers, and be
winked hi nose at us, till my friend
forgot himself, and exclaimed: 'We
kin catch that devIlT I threw tip the
window so hard tbnt I cracked a pane
and out we leapd In red hot chase,
And the dear old archdeacon almost
burst trying not to laugh, for be bad
seen the rabbit and wa a keen sports,
man withal. We ran that rabbit across
four two-acre lot a bard a we could
split, and at last we got bim Into deep
snow, where be gave up and waa cap
tured alive. And on looking back to
the first fence we bad cleared 1 saw a
furx of while whlskerj above It aad
beard fl strong old voice shout: "They
got him! Tbey got him.' "-Outing.
Whenever tb treasurer of a woman'
club got a new drew, the other moa
bera talk of checking up account.
Thoi are thousand thing tb
pi ought to rlo, and although thoy
mlt It, tboy never will do them.
RECOLLECIIONS OF CARLYLt
lie Ws Not a Great Man to His Ner-
Shortly after "coming to the United
S:ates In 1874. I bad charge of a church
In Northern Illinois, ft large uumber of
whose memliers were from Duuifrleo
shire. Scotland. One of my deacon
bad been a tchmdiuate of Carlyle, and
while la his criticisms he often unwit
tingly threw not a little sidelight upon
Carlyle'i character, be had not the
sl.glitest appreciation of bin greatness.
I remember giving him Carlyle' "Item
iHisceuces"'. to r. ad. He had personal
knowledge of many of the events re
corded, and the style of his comment
was: "Ah, Tarn. Tain, that Is just Ilk
you; ye were aye sair afflicted with th
big head, aye bragging aliout yourself
and a" belanglng to you." "A cantan
kerous loon" was the description bo
gave of him as a boy. "None of uo
liked bim; he wa aye saying biting;,
gibing things." I managed one day to
worm out of my old friend a confes-sion
that may have beJd in It the secret of
much of hi dislike for Carlyle. Tho
two boys bad fought, and Tain Carlyio
bad given him a sound thrashing.
It was my fortune, some time after
ward, to come Into InUmate relation
with the daughter of Carlyle's favorite
BUter Janet. It wUl be new to many
readers that this sister, the youngest
uiemlier of tbe Carlyle family, had
made ber home in Canada for fifty
years. The Rev. (5. M. Franklin, rec
tor of R'pley, Ontario, ber son-in-law,
In a letter written several months ago,
conveys the following Information:
"Mrs. Robert Manning, the Janet Car
lyle of Froude's 'Reminiscences,' is
keeping in excellent health for a lady
who has passed her eighty-third birth
day. Khe is tbe last of the Carlylcs.
She pas"g most of her time In her own
room, re-reading her brother's favorite
works, wsrtjiin religion authors, and
her Bible." Since the above was writ
ten Mrs. H.tunlng has died. The let
ters which her brother wrote to ber
and which cover the entire period of hi
literary activity will now 1h? published,
and will form a valuable addition to the
already large stock of Carlyllana. It Is
said that they will present "the Sage of
Chelsea" in a tender and amiable light.
His affectbin for his mother and for
bis "small Jenny" was the oue saving
Influence in hi life.
A native of Ecdefecban once re
marked to" a visitor: "Don't go to Kc
clefecban expecting to Dud worshiper
of Carlyle. You will find that other
memliers of the family are held in far
higher esteem." There la a alary which
show that some of tho other member
of the family were far from regarding
tbe author of "Sartor Hesartua" as the
greatest of tbe sons of th house. The
tory run thus: A gentleman, on !
Ing Introduced to James Carlyle, tb
youngest brother of the author, ven
tured to remark: "Y'ou'll be proud of
your great brother." lSut h had mis
taken his man. James rejoined In the
broadest of broad Annundale: "Me
prood o' him! 1 think be should b
prood o' mee." Atluntk- Monthly.
The ,Merr)m;'s Fin;.
Lieutenant Richmond Ilolwon fell
hte rxroruil story of "The Sinking of
the Mcrrimac" In the Century. After
telling of the preparations for sinking
the collier. Lieutenant Ilylmon says:
With regard to the ewdgn, I had ask
ed Cuptaln Miller about the emflgn A
tbe Merrunae. He said that he bad al
ready conwlfk red the matter, but hail
found thai th ittxippct hud taken off
the enttlgn and tht; contents of the signal-client,
aud even the signal halyards.
In fact, the men ltad Iippu ko keen for
relics and souvenir thai nothing seem
ed to have estwped. lie wild that ha
had, however, an cnorimma flag, blue
field, or background, with "Madn"
across It In large barters, which he pro
posed to have Im'ui on. Hut I watt par
ticularly anxious for a large wiUcmnl
flag, and put H down on tbe list of
Uimw for the exex'tMJve otlici-r to get us
on the New York. I w;is a Utile afnUd
they would not let ua havp tbe flag, mo
I anked the executive tlllcer not to iiy
anything alxiut it to the caiftain until
we were gitH, ami toJd bim that I
ahould not bolt It while running In, or
while doing tut could In'any way n(T-t
the auocewj of the effort, but that I did
wish very much to buim It after nriug
the torpedoes, as the vcshH sank. The
executive officer wa not convlnwl,
and hta Inwinct of the risk Involved
wna true; for though the captain lot me
have the Hag without asking any qtifw
tlona, and tt was ixnt on tbe halyard
at the bridge rowdy for hoisting, It waa
never holmted, for after the work wa
done, aiid the Mcrrimac wa winking,
and a Btrong Impulse ct In u have the
flag flying, it wax Hoar, lying at tb
muzstlc of Ute euemy'g guiwi, that any
movement to hoist K would lH?tray our
position and coot the life of alL Ite-
aponslbllKy for tbe group forbade th
The Old Ilea a.
llow crscked and poor bis laughter ring,
How dulled bis eye, once flushing warta.
Out still a courtly pathos clings
About bis bent aud withered form.
To-night, where mirth and music dwell.
Hi wrinkled cheek, hi lock of snow.
Gleam near tbe grandson of tbe belle
He smiled on forty years ago.
We watrb bim here, and half believe
Our gaze may witness, wbile b prats,
i nath, like a footman, touch hi alter
And tell him that tbe carrlag wait.
What H Waa Aftsr.
"I boiler thla a through train r tald
the road agent
"It la," replied tho conductor.
"Then, 1 will proceed to go through
It," announced th polite robber. I'haV
oViphkt North American.
A man should either be able to kmm
hla temper, or rla be able to whip Ue
Mn he to quarreling with.
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