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GEO. D. CANON. Editor.
HARRISON. - - NEBRASKA
Leslie M. Cheever. who eloped with
his wife's slater, -was arrested at
Stromsburg Tuesday morning. The girl
arrived at home Tuesday noon by rail
road. Cheever was placed In Jail at
Osceola and brought to Valparaiso.
John R. Logan, who has been sell
Ins; blackboards In Plattsmouth, was
arrested by Chief of Polloe Slater,
charged with assault upon Mrs. Soen
nlchsen at her home. In the police
court he pleaded guilty to the charge
and was fined $5 and costs, which be
While playing with an alrgun Mark
Melvta. son of W. T. Melvln of Platts
mouth, accidentally discharged It, the
bullet striking his left eyeball below
. the pupil. He was at once taken
to Dr. E. W. Cook, who dressed the
wound, which is very painful, and fears
are entertained that he may lose the
sight of the eye.
York Is now ready to welcome Its Ma
nila soldiers in a style that will put all
former demonstrations to the blush.
On October the formal reception takes
place, and the program arranged will
consume exactly twenty-four hours.
Expensive quantities of modern firs
works have been procured by the com
mittee and In addition to this every
house to town has stores of noise-making
materials enough to last through a
dosen Fourth of Juy celebrations. Civic
organisations are drilling daily for the
parade and the people are humming
and whistling X. A. Parks' new popular
air. "Take Off Tour Hats to Company
A." A banquet to the soldiers and
their parents, free coffee and sand
wiches to ail, and a grand military bail
are features that are particularly pleas
ant to anticipate.
A tone standing feud between two
prominent farmers living some distance
from Allen resulted In a horrible mur
der on a country road last Tuhraday.
Henry Marron, a prominent and weal
thy farmer, well known In this sec
tion of the country, became engaged In i
an altercation with Maurice Casey, an
other leading farmer. Words finally
lad to blows. Casey knocked Matron
down and Jumped on his stomach, kill
ing himaimost Instantly. When Casey
iraMirrt that he had committed an aw
ful crime he gave himself up to the au
thorities and was locked up. The un
fortunate affair has created an unusual
sensation throughout that section of
the country. Mr. Marron is an old set
tier In this county and one of its weal
JMest farmers. The particular difficul
ty: which led to the assault and killing
Is ' not known. The probabilities are
that Casey had no idea of killing Mar
ron; but his being an old and somewhat
feeble man, the Jump on his stomach
was more than he could stand. He ex
pired almost instantly after Casey
landed with full weight on his body.
Casey is very anxious over the unfor
tunate affair, and no one could be more
repentant than he over the occurrence.
The facts did not become known until
late in the afternoon, when Casey came
to deliver himself up. The coroner wil
"make an Investigation.
LABOR AND INDUSTRY.
I Havana cigarmakers earn from S3 to
$S per day.
Grand Rapids, Mich., has tblrty-fiv
, About 1100,000,000 is Invested In tlx
candy business in the United States.
There are 450 employes to every lOf
miles of railroad In the. United States.
There are In the world about ninety
establishments devoted to spinning silk
Doors and windows made at Taooma
go to England, Africa and all parts ot
American manufacturers are compet
ing vigorously with foreigners for the
trade of Argentina.
The Atlanta Journal of Labor state
that colored labor has proved a falKjrs
In the cotton mills of the south.
The coal mined In the United State
annually is worth more than thre
times as much as the gold mined here.
American cotton has a very keen
competitor in the Russian market In
Asiatic cotton grown from imported
It Is estimated that there la from
$12,000,000 to $15,000,000 Invested In the
manufacture of Jewelry In the New
Referring to the trade which the
United States already has with For
mosa, the American consul there say
It exceeds that of any other country
The age at which children begin U
work Is 11 years In England, 14 yean
la Swttserland, '13 years In Germany
and 13 years In France, Hoi land, Tftos
sla and Belgium.
A decision has been rendered by the
eaparate court of California upholding
Is right of labor organisations to
boyeett obnoxious employers and de
ytBff an Injunction except upon s
oftowlnr of sped fie acts of a criminal
Labor circles of the , northwest are
Mtk agitated over report, wntoft art
nialsed wtth general sstttaot. that
txadroi of Japanese oon&ntt mtiwri
fcmsnt into Fugs SssjM
tXrg, ,mmOk feci t- to UU
i ;ao.e f-SJ Kz2 at T-
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MO BI6 COAL TRUSTS
COMBINED CAPITAL IS 104 MIL
Nines Along Monangahela River
and Railroad Llnoe are Included
In the Deal.
Pittsburg, Pa. (Special.) Two
tolldatlone of coal mining Interests
lave neen compietea nere within the
ast fortnight which will affect the con
aimers of bituminous coal throughout
Ihe Mslstsslppt and Ohio valleys and
the great lakes region. One la the Mo
tongahela River Coal and Coke com
any, and will, by October L have
xwnplete contra! of all the available
toal lands operated and unopened be
tween the first pool at Pittsburg and
Morgan town, W. Va, on the same
stream, the present head of slack-water
The second Is the Pittsburg Coal com
pany. It Includes what are styled rail-
load coal companies, owning 101 con
seras and all their various Interests, ln
sluding coal docks at various points In
3ie great lakes, five coal railroads in
he mining regions. and over 89,000 acres
n coal lands, most of It In fee simple.
CAPITALIZATION IS ENORMOUS.
The total capitalisation of the two
toocerns will be $104,000,0(0. of which
"he railroad combination has $4,000,000
ind the river coal $40,000,000. The river
XMnbination owns and controls M oaf
tf 102 properties along the Monongn
teia river from Pittsburg to a point
ilnety miles south. It will absorb forty-four
river transportation lines, which
wn $00 steamboats and between $.500
ind 4.000 coal boats and tow bargee.
It will own all the coal elevators and
rarda where the Pittsburg product Is
iandled between Brownsville on the
toonoagnhtjla river and New Orleans.
Che average output of the mines In this
KxnbinatloD exceeds $,000,000 tons,
OWNS DOCKS IN CHICAGO.
The railroad company owns and con
trols land which In IBM yielded UJ74.-I
1(3 tens ef coal The mines are dis
tributed sioo the lines of the Pennsyl
vania system, the Baltimore A Ohk and
!he Vanderbilt roads. In addition to the
nlalag properties the bill of sale proi
rides for the transfer of several tnou-J
sand coal cars, five short lines of rallJ
wad and coal docks at Dututh. Chlca-i
ro. West Superior, Wis.; Cleveland
rairpert harbor, Ashtabula harbor:
lault Ste, Marie and other lake point
The two combinations will employ
tbout 3S.0M men when working in fulL
rtiey 4k not compete. All of the coal
nlned In the valley of the Monouga
tela river la marketed at points along
that stream, the Ohio and the Mlaeis-
dppL The market for the railroad coal
found partially in this locality. All
if the railroads secure thai coal sup-
riles from the mines Included In this
Xxnbination. but the bulk of the prod
lot Is sent every summer to the shores
tt Lake Erie and there transported to
Moore A Schley of New York are the
lyndlcate managers of the railroad coal
otnpany. The river combination has
teen engineered by local promoters.
The stock of both companies has been
heavily ovei subset lb ed. and premiums
ire already offered for the stock ol
Laurvoh n Dry Ooooo Trust.
New Torit (Special) The Herald
lays: Arrangements are maturing foi
the organisation of a $S,000,OOv dry
roods corporation In this city to control
ind operate dry goods and department
tores throughout the country. The
Mercantile Reorganisation company
naa recently been incorporated In Tren
ton, N. J., as a preliminary to creating
the big corporation. It Is expected
that the corporation, will be launched
In time for the fall trade.
E. F. Church, who was formerly with
E. S. Jaffray Co., la president of the
preliminary company. The company
expects te control from 600 to 2,001
stares throughout the country. For
mer proprietors of stores absorbed by
the corporation will be retained ai
manager! and will have Interests is
Rockefeller fn the Trust.
New Tort. (Special.) Tha Timet
says: The Union Steel and Chain com
pany, which was organized some monthi
ago under the laws of Delaware, ii
reaching out in every direction to con.
trol, so far as possible, the blast fur
naces, Bessemer converters, ore mines
coking and steam cool mines, rolling,
mills and chain and iron works of th
country. The company has a capita'
stock of $CO,000,000, and William Rocke
feller Is one of the moving spirits Ir
the combination. A partial list of th
plants under option to the Union Steet
and Chain oompany shows the follow
ing: Bessemer converters and opes
hearth steel furnaces, six; ore mines,
four; coking and steam coal mines,
four; blast furnaces, fifteen; rolling
mills, thirty; chain and iron works
Glass Makers Combine.
Martinsville, Ind. (Special.) Manu
facturers representing 92 per cent of th
window glass production of the United
States have organised a a comblnt
which will be capitalised for $30,000,000.
It will be known as the American Win
sow Glass company and will be incor
porated next week in both New Jer
sey and Pennsylvania. The manufac
turers are to receive 40 per cent in cash
for their holdings and 0 per cent Ir
stock In the trust. The preferred stock
Is to earn 1 per cent annually befort
anything goes to the common stock. It
bt the Intention to operate only sit
months at a time to keep the supply
and demand as nearly together as pos
sible. The officers will be James A.
Chambers, Pittsburg, president; E. H
Hlatt. Muncie. vice president; J(
Beyre, Pittsburg, treasurer; E. I. Phil
Hps, Pittsburg, secretary.
Cattlemen Ma Combine.
Kansas City, Mo. (Special.) Bv-Con-iistsntn
M. S. Peters of Kansas Ii
protnoting a combination of cattle ship
pers and feeders which It la expected
will practically control the cattle but
nsM of tttnoas, Missouri, Nebraska ant
the Indian Territory. It Is said thai
19 shippers and feeders will take ttoet
la the lunotrn, forty -one stockmen hav
lag already tngaiflei raeh Intention a
doW tssetf g will be betd hen
Is-jstntittr IS, whoa a orsjMsssnjtkM
U few ovatnliUl Senator W. A. Bar
ta of rnnatks la two of the arias aov
era fca. $ praJsH. s4 R Is said be wll
MtW -t U.
unrc?n I fctttai."
HOW ROYALTY SHOPS.
The queen does not visit shops In per
son, as do many of the princes and
princesses. Sh has ber commands
written and sent to the various estab
lishments she patronises, and the pro
prietors of these dispatch special mes
sengers with the goods she desires to
These messengers, as a rule, wait
while she Inspects the things, bu(
sometimes goods are left for a time to
await inspection by her majesty. The
couriers of various royal personages.
, irom ner majesty aownwa.ru, rw in w
teen dally In the West End executing
commissions and giving orders for
roods to be submitted on approval for
their royal employers.
As a rule it is the custom of shop
keepers to dispatch the articles re
quired by some trustworthy member of
the firm. He visits the royal residence
and sees a footman, to whom he ex
plains his errand, and then is passed on
Cor the examination of several other
footmen, till at length, by a series of
ttagea, he Is brought into the presence
ef a lady-ln-waitlng, who takes his
message at to prices and other details
f the goods ordered, and also takes
the goods themselves to be examined
by the intending royal purchaser.
While the goods are being leisurely
examined the messenger waits the royal
decision, be It a long or a short time,
which is notified by the second appear
ance of the lady-ln-waltlng, who gives
the necessary orders. The messenger
then bows himself out, and is again
passed through the hands of the differ
ent grades of footmen, until he at last
emerges Into the outer air of common
place humanity, and wends his way
back to the busy West End.
Her majesty la somewhat fastidious
is to orders she gives for personal
requisite. It Is, a well known fact
that should they show these articles or
allow any description of them to ap
pear In the press, her majesty would at
Mice deprive them of her custom.
There is one very rich princess who
delights to go shopping, but la most
particular that neither the proprietors
f the shops she frequents) nor their
employes shall ever, by word or deed.
signify that they recognise her as of
royal blood or treat her In any way
other than a lady of no particular Im
portance who has been attracted by
something displayed in the windows
and come In to purchase.
Should any one be so unwise as to
recognise her and render her the spe
cial respect due to royalty she promptly
transfers her custom. One of her rea
sons for this Is said to be a theory she
has to the effect that did nnopkeepen
know her rank they would cAargVEfrr
exorbitant prices for their goods. In
this she is mistaken, for In all respect
able shops the prices of goods are altkf
to royalty and ordinary people. ,
The Princess of Wales is said to be
the most fastidious of all royalties a
regards her dress. Whatever is made
for her in the way of dresses must
never look as though the fabrics have
been In human fingers, or that needles
and cotton have been employed In the
building of them. Bodices must fit like
a glove, and there must be no unpick
ing of seams or alteration that will
show the mark of a needle or a stitch.
The princess understands dressmak
ing thoroughly for did not she and her
listers make their own dresses In their
early days In quiet little Denmark?
and her generally placid temper Is very
much ruffled should 'a dress bodice re
quire alteration that will show, or Its
make display such outlines as seams,
and not fit the figure of the royal
wearer like a glove.
The Duchess of Edinburgh, the wife
of her majesty's second son. Is as easy
to please as the Princess of Wales is
difficult Seldom does she send a dress
back to be altered, and she is gracious
and pleasant as to her orders and the
execution of the same.
The Duchess of York Is very much
liked by tradespeople. She gives little
trouble to her modistes sud Is general
ly pleased with her toilettes, and with
the manner in which her orders have
been executed. She gained her Idea,
from her lamented mother, the Duchess
of Teck, who was Invariably pleasant,
courteous and easily pleased.
Tho Mistress' Touoh.
"Oh," sighed a weary woman, "most
of the work that I do Is like washing
one's fsce! One receives no credit for
doing It, and yet it shows and la a
disgrace If It Is not done."
She might have added that only the
lady and house mother would think
of doing Just the things sbs does. It
Is the trained eye of the mistress that
notes the fingermarks on the edge ef
the door, where It, Instead of the
knob, has been seised by Bridget's or
Norah's not over-clean hand. It If
never Bridget or Norah who thinks to
wash out the soap caps In the various
bedrooms, or who remembers every
few days to scald out the water pitch
ers, lest they acquire a musty odor.
And It Is the mistress who dusts the
upper back rungs of the chair aftei
Norah has given the drawing room "a
thorough cleaning." Only the mistress
discerns these things and stU them
right. It Is the lady bouse wife's touch
and supervision that mark the dler
ence between eye service and love ser
vice and makes of an ordinary bouse a
true home. Since ber Utile touches,
that she feels do not show, bring about
such results, may abo net bo satisfied 1
"Whet's tho reason of your enmity
to that potttleiaar asked tho rathei
luiasntlf young woman. "Did ho arost
your path early In your earearr "If.
answered Senator Serghntn. "Km sWl
I arose my path, W wur
PURSUED BT A DERELICT.
Philadelphia, P&. (Special) A strange
tale of the sea was brought Into home
waters by the crew of the British ship
Glooscap from far away Holla No
more weird adventure Is told In all the
aanal of navigation than that which
was an Incident of her voyage through
the loneliest part of the Indian Ocean
For many days on that homeward
run, never to be forgotten by Captain
Spicer and his men, the Glooscap was
accompanied on her way by a battered,
almost shapeless hulk, a nameless de
relict, without sail and without steam,
which hung persistently In her wake.
Tho mystery ot the occurrence was
apalllng to the crew ot the good ship.
The Olooecan, laden with sugar for
Philadelphia, weighed anchor from Ho
llo on March tt. Her voyage was to be
a long one and through the most un
frequented of the earth's oceans. Nev
ertheless tho ship sails fast and there
was no reasonable supposition on the
part of the crew or captain but that
the run would be an uneventful one.
Anjer was passed on April tt and for
twenty succeeding daya nothing occur
red worthy of special mention. No sail
appeared to break the monotony of sea
and sky. The Glooscap, logging ten
knots, ploughed steadily over the drea
ry waste of waters. On May 14, at
o'clock In the morning, a drifting hulk
waa reported on the western h or! son.
The day broke cold, misty and rainy,
with a leaden sky. No more cheer!
scene could have heralded tho advent
of the derelict.
There la no more saddening incident
which can occur In the life of a sailor
than an accidental meeting with one
of these grim reminders of a great and
uasolvable disaster. It la a silent ap
peal to their oft-blunted better natures.
The battered huk. now abeam of the
Glooscap, appeared to be that of a full
rigged shlpn Her masts had gone by
the board and she waa partially water
logged. The waves gurgled dismally
through her deserted deckhouses and
splashed heavily en the rotting boards.
She was a melancholy and gloomy spec
Captain Bplcer scrutinised tho wreck
closely. There waa no clew to her
Identity. The Glooscap continued on
her way. Sain began falling and fog
descended, Intensifying the general
The unexpected meeting had Its effect
on the crew. There were no songs In
the forecastle that night The sailors
endeavored In sleep to forget the sad
spectacle which they had Involuntarily
Captain Spicer waa aroused the next
morning at daybreak. A frightened
group stood outside his cabin door.
My God, Cap, the wreck! Look! It
Is following us!" and the boatswain
pointed his finger astern of the Gloos
cap. Sure enough, scarcely three miles in
bis wake, Captain Spicer saw the om
inous visitor of yesterday.
Scarcely believing his eyes, he com
puted the distance traveled during the
past twelve hours. A rough guess plac
ed tt at 120 miles. A fear seized the
sturdy old mariner.
Nevertheless the crew continued to
stand In trembling silence. They gased
with a nameless dread on the supposed
Nemesis which followed closely. A
sharp north-northeast gale was brew-
Ing. At the request of his men Cap
tain Spicer set all sail on the Glooscap.
Toward 10 o'clock the wind Increased
and blew with frightful violence. Ca
reening far to starboard and under a
cloud of canvas which bent the mighty
spars like reeds the ship tore through
the foaming wave with racehorse speed.
Night again came on, but It was n
night of horror. The dread harbinger
of death followed on relentlessly. Day
succeeded day, but her apparent posi
tion remained the same. The more
sensible ones of the crew sought to
delude themselves with the thought
that they were the victims of a hallu
cination. The remainder never turned
their eyes astern.
For a week the novel chase continued.
Despair and desperation had by this
Urns seised the wretched tars. The long
continued mental excitement at last
had Its effect. They were like demented
beings and the officers feared they
knew not what from their madness of
May 21, when affairs on the Glooscap
bad reached a climax, the derelict dis
appeared. At noon, or eight bells, her
motion waa observed to be retarded.
Soon she appeared a mere speck on the
horizon and then passed Into oblivion.
With her extinction earns the reac
tion of feeling which made the rough
men fall anint knees and thank God
for their deliverance! tT)i laeii oii
erance from what they had confidently
believed to be death.
And with the passing of tho wrack a
change, whether real or fancied, seem
ed to come over all nature. Once more
the sun shone brightly, the clouds
rolled away and the sea mew and dol
phin sported over the dancing waves.
So wonderful waa the transformation
that Captain Spicer considered tt wor
thy of mention In tho Qlooscap's log.
Ths Martha B. Adams slowly and
persistently puffed upstream with her
cargo of sugar and molasses and swel
The hot day had rtlactsntly surren
dered to the Bight, and now tho scorch
ed banks of the Ohio looked cool sad
silent la tho moonlight
"It's to hot to try to sloop," said the
M ka wnlt pique.
ttstrt apilogtaa far staytag; It lan't
ePtfflptw ifMi 0ttart4tMM for
Thta to th last night, y
She laughed uneasily, "It isn't a
tragedy, to IIT"
"Please don't Of course It Isn't to
you. It's only an Incident Tomor
row night you'll be telling your friends
what an uncomfortable trip you had
The people on the boat were so unln
terestlng. But there was one nice little
man who brought you newspapers snd
fruit and magaslnes at the landings.
"Do you know the low, musical
voice of the Girl roused him from re
verie "I think It Is almost better not
to make new friends if one has to give
them up at the very start."
The Man's heart began to thump,
and something seemed to be the mat
ter with his bead.
"Now, there Is Mrs. Templeton" the
Man ground his teeth "she hsa been
lovely to me, and I'm sure wc could al
ways be the best of friends. She
told me all about her mother and her
brother In the navy. Her mother must
To say nothing of the brother,
mentally added the Man.
'And now she I mean her husband
has been ordered to Venesuela. She
got the telegram today, and I know
I'll never see her again."
'Poor little girl! Tou have jour
troubles, too, don't you!"
"Tes too. Tou know I ra so sorry
to part with that gentle barber and
the engineer and the pilot."
'If you're going to bo horrid again
tonight I'm going."
'Please please don't go." The Man
put his hand on the arm of her chair
as If to detain her. "If you'll stay I'll
try to stifle my grief about the bar
ber. Won't you let me tell you about
my brother, for Instance V
The Girl looked away toward the
Kentucky hills. After a while she
leaned over and clasped her hando on
the guard ralL Then she looked up
Into his face and her voice was almost
whisper. "If you don't care I'd
rather you would tell roe about your
"Temptress! Is that the way you
torment your victims?" he laughed
'la that what you said to the little
boy from Cairo T" Then his voice was
lower. "I've been trying for a week
not to tell you about myself. I've tried
to make myself think that I didn't care
since you didn't That I could talk
with you day after day. and sit here
at night under the stars and hear your
voice; that I would be able to smile
and say goodby when the time came,
and that the parting would be only the
shadow of an hour. But I can't forget
Can't you see can't you feel how Im
possible It Isr
The Qr was not laughing now.
"But but why must you forgetT"
She had risen and her blue eyes were
looking down Into his troubled face.
"Will you let me remember? And
tomorrow will be only the beginning?"
Ho was standing very close to her
now, but the blue eyes naa aroppea
their gate. He took both her hands
In his strong clasp.
Don't" she said. "The pilot Is look
I don't care If the whole packet
company looks. I love you."
And the boat tolled on up the river
with her cargo of sugar and molasses
snd sweltering humanity.
But the Man and the Old Girl forgot
the heat and the mosquitoes. Adapted
from New Orleans Times-Democrat
CHOOSING A WIFE.
"Eustls. old boy," said Roy Taylor.
as he tilted back his chair and put his
feet upon the fender, "when la the
wedding to ber'
'Miss Laura Bateman, or Bertie,
which Is It?"
Well, frankly, Roy, I cannot tell
you. I nave visitea me' ramiiy ior
several months, but I cannot decide.
Laura Is certainly the handsomer, wtlh
her soft blue eyes and queenly man
ner; but Bertie seems, although the
younger, to be the more womanly and
useful of the two. My entrsnce Is the
Ign for cordial welcome, and, let me
call at what hour I will, they are al
ways well dressed snd spparently dis
engaged." "Go there In disguise."
"Just the thing; I will."
It was the morning after a rreat
ball, and the sisters were In the break
fast room . together. Laura, her hair
gathered loosely Into a comb, wearing
a soiled wrapper, was lounging on the
sofa. Bertie, In a neat morning wrap
per, with a large gingham apron, white
collar and hair smoothly brushed Into
a neat knot was washing the dishes.
"There Is an old man at tho door
with some fine laces," said the servant;
will you see him?"
No," said Bertie.
'"Teor-crteff Laura; "send ntm to."-.
In a few minutes ths old man came
In. Re was poorly clad. His hair was
white, with beard and mustache of the
hue. Making a low bow, be
placed the basket he carried on the
table and opened It
I have some line laces aero," he
said, taking soma from the basket.
that will Just suit you. miss," and he
held them before Bertie.
"It was my aister who wished to look
at your laces," said Bertie, quietly.
"Tea; bring them here," waa Laura's
Tho old man's eyes followed Bertie
aa ah waahed. wiped and put awsy
tho dishes, swept tho room and duated
It and then sat down beside Laura, who
waa stlU looking over ths basket.
"See, Bertie, this lace Is just what I
want Will It not look lovely oa toy
new alik drees r"
"But," whispered Bertie, "you caa't
afford tt Just now."
"To. I can. Father gay me ton
"But wat ni t pay la )at fry.
"Nonsense. That wiU stand till I aaj
married, and then I can easily save t
out of my housekeeping money."
"I should not with to marry In debt,
The old man looked earnestly at ths
Laura had chosen three pieces, snf
said she would take them.
"But tlster, you cannot afford It"
"Tes, I can; Eustls Ford Is rich."
The old man bit his Hps.
"Think." said Bertie in a low too
"If you love him bow much It wll
grieve him If he should discover UU
"Well, I can call again for thi
money," said the peddler.
"Tes; call again," said Laura.
So the peddler took up his basket,
walked home, threw off his dlsguiso,
and wrote an offer of bis hind snd
heart to Mlso Bertie Bateman, which
r Laura has two sources of profound
speculation. One Is, "Why did Eustls
Ford propose to Bertie Instead of U
me?" The other, "I wonder vhy tin
old man never called to be paid foi
the lace ?" Boston Post
Jack Lee came wearily along the av
enue, but when be reached his nous
be ran lightly up the step, for the lov
ing greeting he waa sure to get from
his wife would drive business caret
from his mind for a time at least Het
sweet, dainty ways, even her presence,
changed this busy w ork-a-day world to
Paradise to Jack, for Mr. Lee loved
Taking off his hat and coat In the hall
he went quickly up the stairs to het
sitting room, wondering why she did
not meet him aa usual. He found her
fast asleep on the couch, and a letter
she had evidently Just finished reading
before she fell asleep had fallen from
ber hand to the floor.
Jack stooped to waken her with a
kiss, but a he did so his eyes caught
the words of the letter. He picked tt
up. grew pale as he read, and, letting
It fall as though It had stung him. he
tourned toward the door.
Then he turned and looked at hit
wife aa she lay there, with the last
faint color of the dying day lighting up
the pure beauty of her face. "My Ood,
con It be truer he whispered. This is
what he read:
Dearest Tou say that you love me
enough to leave all and link your fate
with mine? Then dare all! Be ready
at 10 o'clock tomorrow night at tne
usual place. Tours forever, Allen."
He went along the hall to his study
like one In a dream a bad dream.
Could It be that she who had been hit
wife but for two short years loved an
other? Let him think. Had she not
been as blight and happy of Ute? Who
could he be?
To be sure, she had been engaged
once when she was seventeen, out
that was before he had met her. She
said that had made her the more sure
of her love for him. It had only been
the passing fancy of a young girl.
What a girl loves at seventeen she
sobins at twenty-five.
He remembered, as she was going to
tell him the fellow's name, he had
stopped her with a kiss, and told ber
be had rather not know who his rival
had been. How she had laughed at
the thought of his having a rival!
Uou say that you love me!" Oh,
how It hurt! Could he let her, the
sweet woman he had always known
her to be, leave him? How the world
would glory In the gossip of one more
woman gone wrong and one mors man
fooled by a beautiful face.
No, a hundred times no! Rather he
would leave her that nothing should
be said to her discredit, and take the
burden on himself. The world never
pardons a woman, but for a man she
blinks her eyes and never see a He
knew that welU Tes, he would go;
but where? He got no further, for
some one had perched herself on the
arm of his chair, and a sweet voice
"Why, Jack dear! I didn't know
you had got home. Why did you not
waken me? I had been looking over
a host of dear mamma's old letters
this afternoon, and waa so tired that
when It got dusk I threw myself on
the couch and must have fallen asleep.
And see, dear, what I found. I saved
It to show you. A letter papa wrote
to mamma before grandpa had con
tented to their marriage. I found It In
a box of her choicest treasures."
Jack took It mechanically and could
he believe his eyea! It was the note b
had picked up In ber room a half hour
ago. What a poor blind wretche ho
had been; but what a load had dropped
away. He pulled himself together vary
quickly, ao she did not notice his pre
occupied manner, and with a amlls,
and 'Tell me all about It, dear," draw
her to him.
And she, sitting there with blm la
the light of the open Ore, told him of
the bard father who bad relented at
the last moment when his daughter
had shown him this letter, which hag
been written over forty years ago.
SHIPS TELL WHERE THET
A novel method of detecting , th
sound of a steamship's propeller baa
been Invented by an Italian. Ha ha
made aa apparatus which Is a variation
0 fthe telephone. Several transmitter
art submerged and arranged on land,
or to point In different directions, all
being connected with a receiver
board another ship. Tha direction la
which the sound Is loudest Indicates th
point of the compass la which th
mti bar shown that a ship's
aoUeri betray lt whereabouts aa a
tana f ste sails.
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