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A CALIFORNIA GIRLl
" me nan, anxloua
to have the mystery with regard to Sir
Koydon'a losa cleared up. The malnr
followed with hia face still verv red
I fnuHt InaUt uum Mr rw.0,0
ln " llogy to my daughter!" he
nu. ni naa not yet had the honeaty
iu aamu mat he made a mistake In
thinking It waa ahe whom he saw mov.
i"K tut vase.
The Honorable Newton acrewed
eyegleaa more firmly Into hla eye.
"I am aorry that It la Impoaalbl
10 ao BO. Malor Kmmnlt ha
drawled. "Whatever Miss Kmmnlt
ma v aav. I am rvnivui
It wa ah I ui if h . j .u-
uiegram, nowever, I ahall be happy to
admit that I may have misconceived
ner purpose and make every apology
ind make every apology.
ji you win nelp me, Decima, we will
move me vaae.
Aa they did ao Sablna and her father lok- "poB he,r. once m,ore wa" rrtfled
tood looking on in silent Indignation. Le.p Tt ,t.?aV? hlm. W1" thflU
'Well, you aee there la nothtnir there '
aid the major, aa the heavy vaae waa
set down upon the floor; and In genuine
astonishment the Honorable Newton
Dene stared at the spot upon the table
wnere it had Just rested.
He had gauged Mlaa Bablna'a char
acter pretty correctly, and. after her
point blank denial of what he had act
ually aeen, he no longer doubted that
ahe had really hidden the telegram. As
me major had stated, however, the en
velope waa certainly not there, and,
perfectly nonplussed by the unexpected
fact, he waa preparing an abject apol
ogy, when an expresalon of surprise
and relief which Sablna with all her
cleverness could not keep from her face
orougnt back all his distrust. He rais
ed the fern vaae again to paaa hla hand
underneath It. There waa unquestion
ably nothing there, and he waa about
to accept the Inevitable, when a maid
came running down stairs with some-
n,ln. i. h . . . . , : -
of four pair a of eyea towarda her
"Please, my lady, It la the telegram
which waa lost," she said, placing It
in ner mistress hand. "I thought you
were upstairs and have been looking
ror you with it We have just found
It under the vas?. The cook Insisted
on our looking underneath It, though
am perfectly sure, and so la Alice, that
we did not aet it down on It. I re
member seeing the envelope lying luat
at the aide after we hnd put down the
vase, and ao does Alice; and how It got
underneath neither of us can tell.
Lady Bettaby aent the servant away;
then ahe glanced at her cousin
"I am afraid that I cannot offer Miss
Ernmott any apology," he said quietly
and the major, who had cooled down a
little when the Incriminating envelope
was not discovered under the vaae,
grew very red again.
"It Is atrocious,"' he said hotly, "that
my blameless daughter should be In
sulted In this manner! I appeal to
you, Lady Bettaby!"
Her ladyship looked very uncomfort
able. "Don't you think that you have made
a mistake. Newton?" she said weakly;
but her cousin, rendered obstinate by
the major's Bhow of anger, aeemed to
take a pleasure In slicking to his guns
"It la Impossible for me to deny that
I saw Miss Emmott moving the vase,
he said quietly. "If she had admitted
doing ao, I would have tried to believe
that she covered the telegram accldentr
ally. An she denies It, I am forced to
come to the other conclusion."
"But you cannot accept hla word lr.
preference to my daughter's!" protest
ed the old soldier, appealing to her la-
dyshlp: and he grew almost Infuriated
when Lady Rettaby aald that she could
not doubt the word of her cousin
whom she had known for so many
"Then I cannot allow my daughter
to accept your hospitality for one hour
longer!" he said. In a white heat; and
nfl mirrneu upstairs iu pmjn, lynywcy
by Sablna, who had assumed an air
of Injured Innocence, and aeemed to ac
quiesce sadly in her father a derision.
She kissed Lady Bettaby when ahe
came down, alone, ready dressed for her
journey in her moat becoming traveling
"Oood-bye, dear Lady Bettaby!" she
said sweetly. "I am ao aorry that papa
Is angry! I know that you do not be
lieve this horrible thing of me; but of
course you have to uphold your cousin.
I know how fond you are of each oth
er, and 1 dare say he honejrtly believes
he aaw me move the vase, although
how he can speak so poaltlvely I can
not possibly Imagine."
Sablna talked In the same aweetly
forgiving strain to her father all the
time that they were Journeying In the
express to town.
"Perhaps It was for the best," ahe
waa saying to herself; It was very dull
at Weatwood without fllr Roy, and I
do not expect that he will return there,
whether he reached Liverpool in time
CHAPTER XXXII. j
When Sir Roy and his cousin reached
the hotel where Evangeline was stop
ping, he helped her out, paid the cab
man, and then held out nia nana.
"Oood-bye, Kvle! I will not come In
I am going to the atatlon."
"You are returning home?" she ask
ed anxiously; and the baronet shook his
"I could not I am going up to Lon
"Not to follow them, Roy?" His cous
in's face grew very anxious and ex
hlblted no little relief when Roy shook
his head again
"What could I do?" he asked hope
lessly. "They are married. I am go
ing to aee the directors of a new mine
In Peru, and nnd ir l cannot get aent
As he spoke he held out hla hand;
but Evangeline, regardless or passers
by, put her hands upon his brosd
houldera and kissed him affectionately.
"Poor. Door Roy! she aald to ner
elf when her cousin was gone, and ahe
stood with eyes full of tears to watch
his tall figure disappear m tne direc
tion of the atatlon. "Poor, poor Roy!"
ahe said to heraelf again aa she lost
sight of him, and turned to enter the
hotel, and. though ahe ordered break
fast, she found ahe could not eat for
thinking of Roy ana nis ruinea nappi
neas. Meanwhile the baronet had caught
his train as It was Just moving away
from the platform, and had Jumped Into
a compartment with a reckleaa disre
gard of the by-lawa and hla life. The
latter. Indeed, aeemed of little Im
portance to him now. He had lost Li
lac. What was there left to live for?
Sir Roy lay back In the compartment,
which he had all to himself, a prey to
the bitterest remorse. He could not
condemn IJIac for having rendered all
chance of atonement Impossible. He
blamed himself far too much to think
of resenting her marriage Ith Mow
bray. fl had left her friend leas and
alone among strangers, and then by his
cruel letter had mad her feel that she
had no further claim upon hla care.
What wonder that ah had accepted th
protection of a man who had shown
himself far more truly devoted to her?
But wont of all was th bittern of
th thought that th step had coat U
Ue as much aa It coat him, that hr
art waa till hi although aha b.
taajrad to aaothsr.
When 8!r Hoy reached London he
went direc t to the Grand hotel and wat
turning In at the doorway when
started back with every pulse bealln
wildly. By chance he had come to th.
very hotel to which Mark Mowbray hat
,aken nl bride, and as he entered Hoj
natl caunt 'Bht of Lilac herself, wh
speaking to an attendant in th
hall. She did not appear to have no
tlced him, and Koy Instantly turned
DacK into the street, afraid to meet her
yet longing with all hla heart to catch
another glimpse of the face he loved
Waa ahe entering the hotel or comln
out? he wondered, as he stood back
and waited, trembling In every limb
It seemed to him that ahe must have
entered the hotel, the time that he re
malned waiting appeared so long, and
h t,,,H i i... M i ,.i
i ""'"" "v "
ln(r her aaJn- when at la" Bhe "epped
, V. I" V . . 6 caUKni
him, and, when hla wild longing to
balanced by the fear that ahe would
catch alght of him. How beautiful ahe
looked no longer hla "prairie flower'
In a blue cotton frock, but dressed In
atyle that became the wife of a rich and
popular novelist. Her face waa muc
paier and more delicate looking than It
had been In California, and there waa
an expresalon of deep Badness in her
beautiful eyes which cut him like
Aa ahe emerged from the hotel she
stood for a moment upon the pavement
aa If undecided, and Koy wondered
whether she was waiting for her hus
band to follow her. He was surprised
when ahe went on alone, and stepped
Into the roadway aa If to cross the
street. A moment before his great dread
had been that he might be seen; now he
thought of nothing but the fear that he
might lose Bight of her In the crowd
and he hurried forward to follow her.
As he did ao Lilac turned her head, and
nuiiuemy meir eyes mei. ner iat:e
a ath.y pallor
I rj ri r-a i A it and hop AtrAm flTfirr II Han rl
nothing but fear.
Although she was In the middle of
the busy thorough fare, ahe stood mo
tlonless. A policeman celled to her
warnlngly. but It was too late. A han
mm came rapidly along, and before
Roy could tell how the accident hap
pened, there was a cry of consterna
tion from a number of spectators, and
Lilac was lying In the road almost tin
der the hoofs of an approaching pair
of van horses. The next moment he
had dashed forward, heedless of an
omnibus that was driving by, the pole
of which touched his as he passed, and
had raised the unconscious glrl'a form
In his arms before anybody else could
reach her. An Interested crowd had al
ready- collected on the pavement, but
the baronet forced his was through it
and carried his light burden Into the
Show me the way to Mrs. Mow
bray's room, and then go for a doctor at
once!" he said In a calm tone of com
mand, although his mind waa In a tu
mult; and Lilac's frightened maid who
had aeen the accident from the hotel
windows led him to the stairs, while a
hall porter started to summon medical
The room la up two flights," the
maid said, stopping at the foot of the-
stalra. "Had you not better take hei
Into a room down stairB?"
Hut Roy shook his head. Weak anC
tired as he had felt a few moments
before, he considered himself capable
now of carrying his burden any dis
tance. A delirious sense of possession
seized him. If she were dead and ahf
lay so still that he almost feared the
accident had proved fatal It war
something to know that It waa In hi?
arms she had died, and ha laid her
down with reluctance upon the couch
hen the maid led him to an empty
sitting room on the second floor.
Where is Mr. Mowbray?" he aekec
qulckly. and the Grange exultation lr
n,s heart ,ncreaged whcn ghe an-
"The master Is away. There was s
telegram waiting for him when he
reached here this afternoon, saylnp
that hla mother had had a stroke, ant!
he had to atart back for Liverpool at
once. Tne mistress wouia aiso nave
gone, but ahe waa too tired. We shal'
go tomorrow, however, unless we hear."
A doctor came in aa sne spone. ne
had been passing and had witnessed the
I do not think the lady can have
sustained any serious Injury," he said.
She was simply knocked down by
shaft of the cab, and Is, I believe, only
slightly stunned by the fall. It wai-
lucky that you picked her up ao quicK-
ly, though, or that van would have
gone over her." He knelt down by the
couch aa he spoke. "It Is as I thought, '
he aald; she haa been only sllgntiy
stunned. If ahe Is kept quiet, she will
be little the worse for the accident
whes she recovers consciousness. Arc
you a rrlend or nerar it not, i inins
It would be better If you retired before
she comes round. The fewer strange
faces ahe aeea the better."
Hoy hesitated for a moment. Lilac
waa already showing signs of return
ing consciousness. He glanced toward?
her. than walked to the door.
"No It might startle her If she saw
me." he said.
Hut when he had left the room, he
did not go downstairs. Instead, ht
walked up and down the corridor out
side, trying to conquer the most ter
lible temptation of his life.
There was no doubt that Lilac lovec'
him. If he had had any doubt of the
fact before, the reault of her recognl
tlon In the at reel would have proved
It to him. And he the thought of life
without her was terrible. Why should
both their hearts be broken by a mere
ceremony In a church? Was It not a
greater sin to remain with one man
while her heart was another's than to
Ignore altogether a mere religious
form? Why should he not wait and
persuade Lilac to Ignore It, to forget
that she had gone through tne cere
mony of marriage with thla Mowbray,
and be his wife In aplte of It? He had
rescued her when the man who ought
to have been at her side was not there
to protect her. Had he no claim to the
life he had saved? Th temptation was
a terrible one, and the cold peraplratlon
stood In drone upon his forehead as he
walked slowly to and fro In the corridor,
struggling hard with hla own heart. The
social position and reputation that he
would sacrifice counted for nothing. It
seemed childish to put them In the
scale against his love. But It was the
sincerity of hla love which at last gave
him Btrength to conquer, and the
thought of Lilac's own Innocent eyes
that filled him with ahame to think that
there had even been a struggle.
The doctor came to the door.
"The lady Is quite conscious now," he
said cheerfully, "and seema little the
worae for her accident Are you anx
ious to see her?"
Haa ahe asked for meT" Inquired
Roy; and the doctor, who had closed the
door behind him, shook hla head.
No she aeema to feel no curiosity as
to how ahe reached her own room."
"Then I will not see her," aald Roy;
I only waited to hear that aba waa
He walked quickly down tha atalra,
till half afraid of himself, and repeat
ed th doctor' report to th manager,
who waa standing in tha hall talking to
a MMIflS) Inaiksrtnr, Rov aannbad th
presence of the latter to the acclden
md took little notice of him; but
he turned away the man addressed hlrr,
Paron me, sir, but are you a frlenc
of this Mrs. Mowbray?"
Kir Ruy nodded.
"Then, air, I wlnh you would do me
service," ae said. "I have come hen
with some very bad news for the lady
and I was wondering how 1 shoulc
break It to her. 1 should think it woulc
be best If It were Imparted gently bj
"I am afraid that I cannot obllg
you," aald the baronet gravely. "Bu
what la the bad news?"
"Well, I am aorry to
husband has been killed,
"Killed!" 'gaeped Roy.
Bay that he
" said tha In
"YeB, sir he waa killed In the tralr
Just outside of London by an Amerlcar
called Marvel," contlned the Inspector
and since you will not undertake
It must be my unpleasant duty to breal
the news to his poor widow. Poor thlnf
I feel sorry for her!'
It was two months after the tragi
death of Mark Mowbray, and once more
Lilac was coming to IJelverton hall, tc
be present at Kvangellne's marriage of
the morrow. The two months had beer
spent In nursing poor old Mrs.Mowbray
who had lingered for seven weeks afte
the death of her aon, mercifully uncon
acloua of the loss ahe had sustained
Lilac had refused to leave Liverpool til
her death, and then only the specla
and earnest request of Lady Garth in
duced her to once more become hei
guest. Sir Roy had gone down to the-
station to met her, and her ladyshtt
and Evangeline were chatting togethei
as they awaited her arrival.
I suppooe that I ought to be satis
fled," said Lady Garth, with an uncon
sclous sigh. "You and Roydon botr
seem perfectly happy, although my life
long dream is dissipated, and you are
not to be happy together. I dare saj
you know best. Eric Is certainly a very
ice fellow; and I must say it was moa
providential that he should acquire hi
legacy Just at the moment of receiving
But I should have preferred Eric
without his legacy," said Evangeline
quickly, to whom It had come almost
as an unwelcome surprise that Eric
Damtan. when he arrived In answer tc
her summons, was not quite the pool
man that she had expected, owing to
the unlooked-for bequest of a distant
relative, who had left the young fellow
his fortune In recognition of his pluck
Her ladyship smiled and shrugged
her angular shoulders.
You are far too romantic, dear
Whatever you may say, the legacy was
very providential. And, aa I waa re
marking, Roydon aeems aa happy a?
you are. Lilac Is Indeed a sweet and
dear girl, and her marriage do not in
terrupt me, Evangeline. I know that
you do not consider it a marriage; but
there la no doubt that she is legally the
widow of a famous novelist and has
a position In society far different from
that which she held when sne nrst
came to the hall. Socially the marriage
will not be a very unequal one.
Then why are you not satisfied?"
asked Evangeline. "I think you ought
to be ready to Jump out of your akin.
Aunt Gwen, at seeing Roy happy again
and about to marry the best and sweet
est and most beautiful" She paused
to And a few more descriptive adjec
tlves. whereupon Lady Garth broke
I will admit that Lilac la everything
that I could desire." said her ladyship,
who had swerved round conalderably
the girl's favor now that she waa no
onger a walf-and-atray from uanror-
la, but the widow of a leading Eng
lish novelist. "But I cannot help sigh
ing a little, dear, over the downfall of
my dreams. I always hoped that the
Garth estates would be re-united when
you married Roydon. '
Well, that would be of no use now
Aunt Gwen," said Evangeline, with the
merry smile that had quite taken the
olace of the old aod look which had
been ever In her eyes. "Even If I In
duced Eric to marry Lilac and leave
Koy to me, which I am afraid would
be difficult, the union of tne estates
would be farther off than ever, because
have sold mine."
"Sold the Oarth estates! Evangel-
ne, for heaven's sake say that your
words are only a foolish Jest!"
Her ladyship's face waa a picture of
absolute horror. She raised her gold,
plnce-nex to stare Incredulously at her
'They are quite true, aunt Gwen,
said Kvangellne aolemnly. "All these
railway Journeys I have undertaken
lately have been to make arrangementa
for the aale, and they are all completed
Her ladyship's cold aristocratic face
grew hot with Indignation.
"Evangeline,' such conduct Is sacri
lege; she said angrily. "I know that
'Eric, pleBse, auntie."
'That Eric wishes to settle In his
own county; but to allow the lands
that have been in the possession of the
Garths for hundreds of years to pass
Into the hands of strangers I cannot
believe that you would do such a thing
and without saying a word about It
to me!" Her ladyship seemed to be In
danger of breaking down under the
"But the purchaser waa very anxious
that you should not hear a word until
the transfer was completed," said
Evangeline, with a twinkle )n her eyea
which suggested the truth"
"The purchaser, who la It, then?'
asked Lady Garth quickly; and the girl
answered, with a smile
"The widow of a popular novelist. If
you will call her ao, who Inherited hla
wealth aa well aa a considerable sum
from an uncle In California, of which
her cousin, whom we will not further
refer to, tried to defraud her."
"Yea. auntie; ahe haa paid me a fair
price for the whole of the property, and
will bring It to Roy aa a dowry when
they are married.
Her ladyship aprang up with greater
enthusiasm than her niece had evei
seen her display before and kissed her
"Evangeline, how can I ever thank
"You will never do ao, I hope," said
the heiress, "because I deserve nc
thanks. The Idea waa entirely Lilac s.
Here she cornea for you to thank her.
As Evangeline spoke, she had caught
sight of the lovers walking arm In arm
up the drive. Lilac looked like a queen
in her stately black dress.
Ia ahe not beautiful 7 exclaimed
Etvangellne Involuntarily, aa Lady
Garth Joined her at the window; and
her ladyship gave the highest praise in
her power when Bhe answered:
Yea, ahe will make a fitting wife foi
Lilac was looking up Into her lover'i
face with eyes full of love and happi
ness. She was thinking of the first
time that ah had come to the hall.
"It aeema all ao different now thai
you are with me, Roy!" ahe aald; ant!
her lover answered tenderly:
Yea, little prairie flower! It wai
foolish of ua ever to be separatee!
from each other. Nothing must cvei
dlvid us again T'
msir hstrt CTAWnmnwrw.
A GOSSIP'S MISTAKE
(By Mary Edgworth.)
"Engaged to young Hazel, Is she?'
said Miss Felicia Addertongue, sharply
"Going to be a fine lady, eh? And
can remember the time when she was
a barefooted girl, picking raspberles In
her father's field."
"She has grown up very pretty," aald
gentle Widow Markham In her mild
"Engaged to young Hazel, is ahe?'
repeated Mlaa Addertongue, with a vi
cioua look In her coal-black eyes. "I
can put a spoke In her wheel, I think.
Tall, young chap, ain't he, with black
hair curling close to hia head, and
mustache as black as Ink?"
"Yea," said wondering Mrs. Markham.
"I didn't know you knew him."
"Oh, I know him," said Mlsa Adder-
tongue, with a tosa of the head; "and
I know one or two things about him
that Millvllle society don't seem to be
"You don't say so?" aald the widow.
"I do aay so, I mean It You see,
Mrs. Markham, I have ways and meana
of getting behind the scenes that no
one elae has. My slater, Phebe Ann,
that married Slatterly, and .was left
a widow six years ago come next
March, ahe'a housekeeper at the H
hotel. And I was visiting her there
last March, and that's bow I came to
see Mr. Hazel."
"My!" ejaculated the widow.
"With my own eyea," aald Mlaa Ad
dertongue, rolling up those organs un
til there was some danger of their
retiring altogether Into her head. "Har
old Hazel, tall and dark, and always full
"Exactly," cried Mrs. Markham.
"He was there," remarked Mias Fe
licia, "with hla wife."
Hla wife!" echoed Mrs. Markham. "It
can't be possible!"
"But it is, though," asserted Mlaa Fe
licia, with gloomy relish. "I aaw 'em
myself. I heard him Introduce her as
'Mrs. Hazel,' and tell somebody as
how ahe waa a great heiress. Older than
him, but still not what you'd call an old
maid, though of course he married her
for her money. No kind of doubt about
that Such diamonds as she wore
and auch Bilk gowna and oversklrts of
point lace as you might cover over
with bank notes, and still not come up
to Its value."
But," cried the bewildered Mrs.
Markham, "he's engaged to Juliet Reed,
for I've aeen the engaged ring she
'And he's married to the black-eyed
lady," aald Miss Addertongue, with
equal emphasis, "because I aaw the
"Then what does he mean by mak
Ing love to Farmer Reed's daughter?"
Indignantly cried Mrs. Markham.
vHumph!" aald Miss Felicia, pursing
up her Hps viciously. "That'a a question
can't pretend to answer. What do
men mean generally by their pranka?
Just to have a little fun, I suppose, and
amuse themselves for the time being."
It's a cruel, wicked thing," said
Mrs. Markham, "and Juliet Is such a
Tastes differ," aald Mlsa Adder
tongue. "For my part, I never fancied
them big blue eyes and hair as looks as
If It had been bleached. Juliet Reed
always did feel above the rest of the
'Some one ought to tell her," said
"Of course they ought," said Miss Ad
vi couldn't do K," said the gentle-
"I could," said Mlsa Addertongue.
I can mostly do anything when I feel
it to be my Christian duty."
Pretty Juliet Reed was aewlng In the
cool porch, where the shadow of the
great elm trees made a green oasis In
the desert of sunshine around the
aint one-storied farmhouse. She grew
pale as death as Miss Addertongue un
folded her tale.
Harold married!" she cried. "Harold
with another wife? I do not believe It.
It Is false."
"I seen her with my own eyes," said
Miss Felicia, secretly enjoying Juliet's
agonized terror. "A great helreaa and
of course a man will strike for money."
"But It must be a mistake," persist
ed Juliet, the color coming and going
on her face like a rosy aurora bore
alis. "Alas!" groaned Miss Addertongue,
"It Is but too true. Of course It Is a
great disappointment to you, Juliet
Heed, but maybe It's meant by an all
wise Providence as a lesson to lower
your pride, and teach you that we're
all poor worms, and "
"Miss Addertongue," aald Juliet,
drawing herself up, and fixing her blue
eyea on the malicious old gossip, "pray
be silent. It la not your place to preach
a discourse to me nor to dictate In mat
ters which pertain to me alone. Will
you excuae me If I ask you to leave
"Oh, certainly, certainly," said Miss
Addertongue, rather disconcerted, but
venomous as ever. "But it ain't no use
trying to conceal the truth. He's play
ed you a mean trick, and Jilted you,
just for hla own amusement, when he
had a wife living already, and "
But to Mlaa Addertongue'a amaze
ment ahe waa left atanding alone on the
porch. Juliet Reed had quietly walked
Into the house and shut the door In her
"What does It mean?" Juliet asked
heraelf, In a dizzy aort of bewilder
ment. "He was going away he had
not written for a week. Oh, surely,
surely R cannot be possible that there
Is the faintest shadow of truth In this
monstrous story I" And with her flushed
fac burled In her hands, Juliet Reed
triad to fancy what th world would
be without Harold Hazel's love and con.
"I told you so," croaked Mlaa Adder
tongue, dragging the Widow Markharr,
to the window an hour or ao later
"That's him a-aettlng back in the car
riage, as proud as Lucifer. And that's
the lady with the yellow silk parasol,
covered with lace. Now, will you aay
I was mistaken?"
"Dear, dear," said Mrs. Markham,
adjusting her spectacles on the bridge
of her nose. "I couldn't have believed
it, if I hadn't seen it with my own
"And they're driving straight out to
Fanner Reed's," added Mlaa Adder
tongue, diligently flattening her noae
against the window panea. "Well, well.
It's clear she's charged him with It
and he's determined to brazen it out.
Get your hat, Mrs. Markham. Let's
walk that way. I need a skein of darn
ing cotton, and the way to Perkins'
store lays right past Mr. Reed's door."
But to Mias Addertongue's infinite
astonishment perhaps we may say dis
appointment there was no sound of
violent hysterics, no sign of family dls
aenslon or tragical debate aa they
sauntered by the farmhouse gate.
My!" ejaculated Mias Felicia, "if
they ain't all a-setting together In the
porch, as loving as so many turtle
doves. Well, now I shall believe that
Juliet Reed is going over to Mormon-
lam, and believes In a man's having as
many wives as he pleases."
Juliet Reed, however, had seen them
as they slunk by, and rising from her
seat, beckoned them to advance.
'Mrs. Markham," said she, "and Miss
Addertongue, allow me to present to
you Mr. Hazel."
The widow dropped a little courtesy,
Mlsa Felicia stiffly inclined her head,
"Also Mrs. Hazel," added Juliet.
"O!" said Miss Addertongue.
"My stepmother," aald Mr. Hazel, mis
chlevoualy, "Just returned from a visit
to Paris. My father will be with us
A PERFECT BRUTE.
That Mr. Walllngford Is a perfect
brute!" aald Mrs. Cubbage to Mrs. Gaz.
zam, in a burst of righteous indigna
"What has he done?" asked the lat
ter, In a tone of deep concern.
"You know his sweet little wife, don't
"Know Nellie Wallingford? I should
say I do! You don t mean to tell me
that has been mistreating her?"
Mrs. Cubbage nodded her head ener
"Will there be a divorce?"
"No, there won't be a divorce, but I
think there ought to be one."
"Oh, tell me about It."
"You know that great bargain sal
"You know the great bargain sale
that has been going on at Gingham &
"Of course I do. Didn't I get the
loveliest piece of satin there for just
"Well, Mr. Wallingford is trying to
make his wife bargain-proof."
"Trying to make her what?" repeated
Mrs. Gazzam, with an extraordinary
stress on the "what."
"Trying to make her bargain-proof.
"He says that every woman ought to
be educated to the point that ahe can
go through a store that is crammed
with bargains and not want to buy a
"Well, of all the ridiculous Ideas that
I ever heard of, that is the worst."
"It undoubtedly Is. That gives you
some sort of an idea what a perfect
brute Mr. Wallingford Is."
"Yes, but tell me what he did."
"Well, when he got to know about
this big bargain sale he thought it was
a good time to put hla Idea into prac
tice. So he got a twenty-dollar gold
piece, and told hla wife that If she
would go clear through Gingham &
Chally's and look at all the bargains
and come away without buying a sin
gle thing, he'd give her the gold piece."
"Well, I never! Did she do it?"
"Almost. She would have done It if
she hadn't happened to see a lot of gen
uine English pins reduced to 2 cents a
paper, and she couldn't resist the bar
gain. So Bhe didn't earn the money.
Don't you think her husband is a per
fect brute, now?"
"Indeed, I do. I wouldn't be mand
to him for anything in the world."
SUBJECTS OF THOUGHT.
The sweetest flower of the gospel it
In love of home the love of countrj
has Its rise.
There la no situation in life so bat)
that it can't be mended.
He la the beat accountant who car
cast up correctly the sum of his owt
It Is generally the man who Is striv
ing to do right who is amazed at th
opportunities to do wrong.
The lottery of honest labor, drawn
by time, Is the only one whose prize
are worth taking up and carrying home.
Force yourself to take an Interest in
your work and the effort will soon be
come a pleasure Instead of a hardship
Power sometimes forgets Itself so
far as to Imagine that It exists for It
self, and not for the service of hu
manity. In times of high feeling debate only
fuaea opinions Into convictions; only
fans the flames and makes the fire s
The man who Is never tired nevei
knows himself. It Is only In the furnact
heat that the soul learns Its owt
strength and weakness.
There are few things Impossible II
themselves, and the application neces
sary to make them succeed Is mor oft
en wanting than th means.
A St. Loula Physician Gives Some)
Hints on Its Prevention.
By Dr. Clarence Martin: Sunstroke la
a d I Reused condition produced by ex
cessive heat, and ia one of the oldest
recognized diseases two instances be
ing mentioned in the bible. The beat
causes changes in the composition of
the blood, its proportions and proper
ties being altered. Owing to the effect
of the heat on the center In the brain,
which presides over the distribution of
the heat, more heat is produced and less
given off normally. This retention of
beat causes the symptoms which char
acterize the condition known as sun- -stroke.
The onset la generally marked by a
temperature reaching 112 degrees or 115
degrees Fahrenheit. The Impending
symptoms are pain In the head, dizzi
ness, a feeling of oppression and In
many Instances nausea and vomiting.
Various colors appear before the eyes.
Insensibility soon follows, and with it
the face becomes flushed, the skin
clammy and the pulse full and bound
ing. The pulse beats with a rapidity
varying from 100 to 160 per minute, this
depending upon the temperature of the
Sunstroke Is most frequent In those
who are subjected to privation, unaan
Itary aurroundisgs, fatigue of body and
Itary surroundings, fatigue of body and
every victim of sunstroke Is a beer
drinker or the user of other alcoholio
beverages. One attack renders one li
able to another. One patient who had
Buffered a sunstroke became so sus
ceptible to heat that he lived com
fortably only In the cellar, surrounded
by ice, and finally sought refuge In
Alaska. Other dlsagreable effects, such
as loss of memory or inability to con
centrate the mind, may follow a sun
stroke. Such patients are always worse
in the summer months.
The prevention of aunstroke is of far
more Importance than the treatment.
Where people work In small and close
ly crowded rooms, they should have
free ventilation artificial ventilation, If
possible. It is not necessary to be at
work in the direct rays of the sun to
be stricken, for many cases happen in
rooms not reached by the sun, and at
time when the sun Is not shining.
Men working In the sun should wear
straw hats, In which Is placed a wet
cloth or green leaves to absorb the heat.
For this purpose a cabbage leaf an
swers very well. Persons exposed ta
the heat should lead regular lives and
abstain from Irregular or heavy eating
and alcoholic drinks, especially. A veg
etable diet should be followed as closely
as possible and cold oat-meal water
used to quench thirst. Clothing that will
not interfere with the radiation of the
heat should be worn.
When a person is stricken have him
removed at once to the shade, and take
advantage of any breeze that may be
stirring. Loosen all constricting cloth
ing and remove all that may be dls
penaed with. Do not let a crowd con
gregate around the patient and shut
off his supply of air. If the means be
at hand, the best lan is to put the pa
tient at once in an ice bath, keeping
him there until his temperature Is low
ered to normal, or until he becomes
conscious. This will accomplish the
best results. If this is not practicable
apply ice to the head and wind sheets,
wrung out in ice water, around the
body. The point Is to reduce the heat
of the body as quickly as possible. Am
monia may be held to the nose, and In
the event of threatened collapse, stim
ulants, such as whisky, should be given
until the coadltion of the patient Im
proves. In certain cases bleeding will
be of great service, the congested con
dition of the brain being thus relieved.
When these measures do not seem to
have the desired effect, resort to arti
ficial respiration, with the view of sus
taining life until the foregoing reme
dial agents begin to act favorably.
There are fakirs who pretend to
have the ability to magnetize a pack of
cards, and in that way to be able to
hold a whole pack suspended from the
palm of the hand with apparently no
other support. The fakir first shows a
pack of playing cards of the ordinary
type and invites the bystanders to ex
amine them. After the examination has
been completed the fakir lays the pack
down In front of him, and, placing his
left hand palm downwards on a table
takes up the cards, one by one, and
tucks them under his hand. The first
card is put under his fingers, the next
one parallel to this, under the main
part of the palm, and the next two are
tucked under the sides of his hand, but
on top of the ends of the other two.
Then, In order, all the others are tucked
In between these four and hand. When
they are all in place, the fakir draws
his hand carefully to the edge of th
table and then clear of it, and the cards
all remain suspended. When a sufficient
amount of wonder haa been produced
by the trick the fakir sells the secret of
It to any one for a Bhilllng.
The trick is clever, but It can be done
without buying the secret from the fa
kir. The secret lies in having a button
concealed in the hand, which has a bit
of shoemaker's wax stuck to the center
of it. Just before beginning to place
the cards under the left hand, the but
ton is stuck fast to the palm of that
hand, a little way back from the fin
gers. The first two cards are so placed
that their Inner edges are tucked un
der this button. The button holds
these cards In place and they hold all
the others. Closing the hand wilt causa
the cards to drop, and at the same time
loosen the button from the palm so '
that It can be gotten out of sight
The child of today Is the critic of to
morrow, but unfortunately parents Def
er realise the fact until totaorrow.-
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