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THE TIED CLOUD CHIEF. FRIDAY. .U'XE 5, 1 !)(.
A LITTLE IRISH GIRL,
it) "fii, :)m:ip."
"TI'o"o' out' lit whom you -luke i'
OftOII UtlOtlgll, SUVS till' old WUitl 111 II'-
liroiii'lif.illy. 'Timp ini io ,vo don't do
It once too often."
"Would the consequences" (satKily)
"bo SO ditllbltOUA then'.'"
"Ah! now, ino dear! ye know loithi r
uljuut Unit tliini I could tc.l ye!"
'Who con, il lull uioif.viiu o.ildii't'''
purpost'ly ini-utidorstundlng her.
"And do I shako my li-t ul you.
Urldgot? And when I do it once too
often, whut" (mis hlovoiHly) "will
you do to mo then. oh?" Ah. you
will have your joke, nliiuuii! I know
that, whnllvcr comes o It. Hut don't
go too fur wid KiHSiiiph. miss; tic dire
ful. I'm tellin' ye. ' Ho'- nono o yep
soft .sort. lie"
"Oh. bother Sic linlnh!" avs the
girl turning with u little polul'ini ge
ttiro mid walking nvvuv.
'When li mini Isold
And the vvvaiiior blows culd
Well 1'iire ii tiro mid ii turned go'vne;
Hut when le is joutig
Ami Ills liloii.l inuV sprung,
Missvvcoiiiciirl is worth imlf the tow tic
It is a month later, and
close to Christmas.
Soft wreaths of snow hang ipon
every bough. Naturo has spread
lii'i'solf a mantle so white, so chill.
t lint seurco 0110 duros to ilruiim of life
beneath it. In the old home, if notii
liij else I- plentiful, tires are. To The
Mcltarmol warmth is gold and -o
much :olil he grants him-clf if in
other ways ho is compelled 10 stuciy
strict economy. Something in the
brilliant, glare of the lingo pine log
lying on the inn ive lumps of glow
ing coal remind him in u mea-tire of
the days gone by, when In; could hold
up hi-bend with the best, unci keou
open house for all his friends
A whole mouth! Thirty full days,
and still tho yo.inj man who had been
brought In fainting to tho old castle
of tho MoPciinots is the McDopiiiots'
guest. The doctor, summoned in
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,.-.. IIUU . 11111111111,1-11 llllll IH II JllUI ,
fevopi-h state, and unlit for removal.
no iiiiti iirok-cn tils urm out shootlm?.
in -ome imaccoiiutablu fashion; und
the walking for miles afterward, try
ing iu Mini to find a -burl out to llally
beg, the residence of Lord Beginore,
with whom be was staying, and the
subsequent immersion "in the cnstlo
bog. and his exertions to escape from
it, all had combined to render him as
weak a creature a- nature ever Kept
life In. To remove him had been im
possible. The McDermot. to who-e sins in
hospltality certainly never could bo
laid, had maile hi- truest as wolcomo
as possible. Lord liogmoro. too, whose
freest tho youii;.' man wa.-. had heun
assiduous iu hi, attentions, falling
every other day at lir-t. und to the
present iiioiiuuil -ending Mowers, fpi.it
aud game. Those last wero u god
(end to l!ridgot and Dulcinea. who,
with tho short pur-o they held for
housekeeping epciise-. would hardly
have known how to keep their guos't
in tlio little dclicicie- needful for an
luv.ilid without this help.
And after ill lie ha- not proved an
artist. He has never "wniuHim-ii" In
tin son-e Hridu'ct ha 1 suggested; and
certainly he has always had a .frauil
father and a roof over his head. In
oilect, lie i- a young man of family,
and next, heir toa titlo. hi- father bit
ing dead, and lie an only sou, and bis
grandfather hord Hrm-combc. So
there certainly i- no doubt about the
Ill- naiiiu is hncieii Kyro. and hi
appeupauce bc.uiwl argument. A
better featured man it would be per
haps dinieult to llnd. Mi-, .MeDer
mot ciino to this conclusion cacly in
his stay wltii her: ami even now. when
he is mending, and 0110 need not feel
so allogethep seiitimoutal about him
a- when ho lay si retched upon hl.
bed. hovering between beautiful life
and hldeou- death, sho sees no .cau-e
to alter her decision. As a fact, he i
distineily hand-omo of tho dark
Italian typo one sometimes .-oc- in
F.ugll-h people. And ut all events
his free laughing mouth, and the tall
muscular llgiire he po eo.s arc
o enllally hiigli-h.
Yesterday ho wa- well enough to bo
moved down to one of the lower
rooms- a rather giiiint, impossible
room, that hud oncu lieeu a school
room to judge by tho genepul break
up of the furniture. MIs4 MeDepmot
had wished him to bo brought to the
drawlng-poom. the one decently If
poorly kept up room lu the hou-e; but
ho hud begged to bo taken to -omo
other place, where tho advent of
visitor.- need not disturb him. So tlm
old schoolroom had been requisitioned,
and a comfortable chair put into it
nuxl to a roaring lire.
"Well, how do you fool?" asued
Dulclneu, coming Into tho room like a
young spring brceo, all life and
freshness. "Tired oh?"
She used to bo afraid of him at llr-t,
when she leiipiiud ho was so neap to a
titlo afraid of tho poverty of her
own siiiToiinding.s. that mif-i he foil
by him so long as ho was her father's
guost; but lie had proved mi bright
and so gay, and so grateful for c on
tho smallest mciclcs, that herheirt
hud gone out to him. I.veii the dull-
cult Kridgot had been couqueivd -iu a
Slio has stepp d Into tho light of the
jovial lire, mid Is louklng down at
Idm with a little Hinllc. He, from the.
depths of tho aneioiit iiPiu-chulp,
nmilos.baok at, hur.
"I'm a swiudlu!" says he "I fool
Jii. w.ell.iiB Uny follow, only" -Only'
"Only 1 don't want to go,'' s.iys ho,
in a low tone, but boldly.
"How good of you that Is" a - she.
slipping Intfi; n chair at tho other
jsido. of Ih'o "Viewing hearth, and
.Hp'rondlug out, her pretty white lingers
''to tho blaze, "dust, protending, to
please me, that we havo inudo you
comfortable. Well," with a sigh,
"vvo'vo ilono our best, father and I;
but It hasn't been much. 1 know that."
The firelight has fallen on her face;
sho Is leaning Inward it. and the ray-,
entuhins her bluo o.vos. Unlit them
nn until tney
gleam like sapphlios.
"I am not protending," buj.stho.
young man, leaning toward hop. 1
'And," he p msjd, "have you und r
Ilin!" savs she, Usui j the light,
soft questioning sound th it belongs to
her. and that has often struck him as
beinir so delightful.
'-.No, you have not understood,"
sa.s ho, now. "Diiloic. don't vou
know why I don't want to leave0 -why
I would rather be nil Invalid for
ever than leave:' Don't you don't
"No." .-ays -ne. slirinltlii1.' from him
a little, and growing pale b'lieath the
"Oil. on must know!" -a, he. ve
hemently. "For a whole week I have
believed you knew, halt Monday,
' when you brought me tbo-e Christinas
i ro-es . . . and I took them . .
1 . ami you . . . ou blushed; ,
. . un.l. Dulcie" -
I He breaks oil suddenly, and rl-luj
to his (oet. coiiie- over to her. " Dul
cie, 1 love you."
"Oh, no! Oh. no!" cries she
, sharply, rising in turn and drawing
' back from him. "You must not. You
cannot. Don't you know about mc'J"
. "Know about you?"
"i ', .No man mu.t low me, suvs
the girl, putting out both her hand-,
as if iu renunciation of a!l nllectiotis.
I "Hut. why? Darling, why?"
"Hoo.iu-n I'm engaged to be mar
! pled." return- .-he. with terrible
llcing a vonng linn of the world,
this declaration might, on another oc
I easlon, have given him food for
' mirth; belli?, however, a young man
of the world for once honestly In love.
I it only gives him food for o'oiistorna
'I'.iiL'aged!" Is all he can say.
"Ye-! yea! Indeed!" hanging hep
I There i- so little joy iu her an
' nounceineiit-so little of nuythtii" but
' grief in tlin hanging of her dainty
1 little head, that grand courage comes
I "An engagement! What Is that?"
I cries he, eagerly. "An engagement
' can bo broken. Hles-ed thought!
Now, if you had been married though
i even so well; but an engagement!"
i "Ah! you don't know." says she,
I "This one can't bo broken."
Why not? And-who -? Oh.
I think you might have
told mc, before, somethliiL' about it."
"It didn't occur tome." says Dulcie.
opening her lingers in her explanatory
way. "Never! not for a moment."
"What didn't?" In a piuled tone,
"your engagement? Hut really you
must have thought about that some
times, any way; and besides -"
"That! Non-on-e." says she. "What
didn't occur to me was, that you wore
were " sho glanced at him
shyly and -liamefaccdly. "well -were
"Dulciu"' cries he.
"Oh. no!" cries she. Don't touch
inc. It is so absurd. You couldn't be
in love witli me in a mouth, could
"Couldn't I!" cried he.
"Well, oven if you could." suvs
-he. shaking her head dismally, "it
isn't of any use. Father has miido up
his mind I urn to marry him."
-.sir Itulph Ankctcll."
"Why. he's twice your age."
"Oil. no. lie isn't!" savs Ml-.-
' MoDormot, quickly
He Is thirty-
"hook- more like ninety-four
I iu my opinion, and in ugly a- Mil."
1 "I have read it -oiuowliero that sin
is always beautiful," says she soiiten
"Then Ankotell Is as ugly a ,-omc-'
tiling else, lie," gazing at her
, anxiously, "is ugly, i-n't he?"
"I don't think ho i- so ugly as you
, think him." says she evasively.
, "I believe vou are in love with
1 him." says l!yiv, somewn it sulkily.
"Well, aro you In love with him?"
demands tho young man presently,
I with open ire.
"I'm in love witli nobody." retorts
she, with crushing meaning; "but
father thinks it would bo a good
' thing for nits to marry Sir Kulph."
I 'Ami he -Sir Itulph- does ho know
, you are being coerced into a marriage
"1 don't know what lie know.-."
"If he doe- he must be a mea.i
hound!" erics Kyro, with passionate
"ilu is not a moan hound," say- tho
girl quickly. "I may not want to
marry him; I may have been per
suaded to engage myself to him; I
may not care for him lu the very
lca-l; but ho I- not moan, and ho is
one of tlio kindest, beat men 1 ever
"Well, novov mind what I have
said," puts In Kyro quickly. Her
sudden defence of the man whom she
so ulaluly doe- not lovo has struck him
a- a touch of nobility iu liorcharacter.
He can aiuuiro it tlm more a- it scums
to prove to him that love has no pari
lu her defence. "The thing 1 do
want to know Is- Dulcie! look
at mo! Tell me If on will try to love
"Why should I try to lovo you?"
.-ny- she, tears rising iu her eyes.
"Why should I try to lovo any one? I
toll you I am bound to marry
Mr Kulph, and I must fulfil m,
surely not, u you yourself object
"To tlio promise."
"You do object to it?"
I don't see that I have any right to
oiijoct. mo pronu-u onue given, .-ays
she restlessly. "Hut I do for all
thai. It was father's doliiL'. lie
thinks Mr Kulph perfection." Sho
hor sliouldup.s, then ,sitddeuly
him: "F.inev!" says sho ve
hemently "Fancy a girl being told
she must marry u man whether site
likes him or not!'
"I can fancy a girl being told to do
it. I can't fancy u girl doing it," re
turns ho slowly.
"You mean" -hotly.
"Novor mind what I ineiia just
now. You toll mo it was your fathur'a
"That Is enough for me. Hut Anke-
"Ho knows nothing. Ilu proposed
to mo through my father. I hated
'lowest Kstabvihcd Pirin in WMhimtoii, d;c.
i r-,vv .
thai" rebollioiis'y 'Why coildu't
he havo come to me tin cot J" I
"Why Indeed '"
"Ho said he w s a'ruid, when I J
asked linn," s.iv - the girl, with a
frov ning brow, and so -akitiL' as if
nudres-in;! hur-slf only. "Hut -afraid!"
"He must be a foo'."siys Kyro.
with conviction; r.uil might have said
more perhaps, f the dark blue cyus
hud not suddenly rai-cd themselves
witli a rather men. icing exnresslon In
'Didn't h" gue.s?" asks ho
"What? -that I didn't love him?
No. Theie was nothing to guess
"You didn't tell him?"
"I told Iiiiti I had no love to give
him," -ays Dulcinea.
"He u-ked mo then If I loveil any
"Well -I -aid I didn't"
"When bo heard I didn't love
any one he -corned quite contented."
"Hut did It never occur to him that
iu tho future you cr- you might lovo
-omo one? Kli?"
"There- is so seldom 'some one'
here." return she. with a sigh.
At this motuutil the ilior is thrown
-Mi- Dulcinea" says Mrs. Drls
coll. appearing on the Hire-hold in her
best bib ami tucker and her worst
temper. "Mr Ilalph wants to -oe ye.
He's juU rl Ulcii over fioni Tho
Heliind her appear- Sir lialuh.
"Well -here I am." says Dulcinea
coldly. She ri-cs with perfect calm,
but iu spite of hcr-elf u hot blush
siu'ing.s to her cheeks, .she walks
w th a touch of deliauce to the door.
"You want me. Sir ltulnh?''
"Not hero not now.' letiiriisho,
his tone ten times colder than her
own. "If you will givo mo llvo
mlnutos by-and-by In tho drawing
room, it will do. Pray don't let mo
take you away from your guest now!"
Ho pauses, and looking toward Kyro
compels himself to be civil.
"Very glad to tee you looking so
much better." says he, with a ghott of
a smile. (They have, of course, mot
during tlic past mouth.)
to HP. I HNIISlf.l).
KINDS OK TIME.
WmIi-Ii of ii Timw'Iit CiiIiik Writ
serin in 1 1 l'im.
Turning upon Its als iu tlio pariod
which wo d'.vido into twenty. four
hours, the sun appears to cross tho
meridian of each placo on tho globe
once in that interval. The moment
at which It crosses tho meridian of
any ldtico Is termed "local apparent
noon" at that place. This would all
be very well If tho earth and sun ro
inuiiiod llxed In their relative position-:
or if the earth, completing as
it does an aniiual revolution about tho
sun, did so uniformlv in a perfect cir
cle and that circle were in tlio satno
piano witli the motion of daily rota
tion. Then the successive intervals
between the meridian passages of the
sun at (iroeuwii'h would all ho equal
and a perfect jhronomctor .'el at J-'
hour?, 0 minutes, 0 seconds, whoii the
sun passes the meridian today, would
indicate preei-ely the same instant
for apparent neon" every day.
Hut the earth's path around tho sun
is not a perfect circle, it is an ellipse
and the motion in one portion of tho
ellipse is more rapid than in another,
utilising a slight variation iu tho in
tervals between the solar passages.
Again, the plans of the earth's path
around the: elliptic, is inclined
Ji'l degrees to tho piano of tho equa
tor, in which the daily rotation takes
placo and cunseqiieutly twice a year
the intervals of "apparent noon'' are
each about Ivvjnty seconds greater
and twice a year about twenty seconds
less than twenty-four hours.' To ex
plain just why this result would ro
quire more of mi investigation into
a-trouoinlcal principles than is hero
contemplated, but It Is so neverthe
less, und any text book will elucidate
the reason-. A combination of tho
two cllects ciiu-cs tho sun apparently
to slow fourteen minutes iu Novem
ber. Hut iu tho course of a year tho
average is preserved, and therefore u
mean solar day'' oT exactly twenty
four hours Is adopted iu the almanacs
and is used for ail purposes. This
accounts for tlio dtlTorenees b itweon
menu time and sun time. A regulator
keeps tho former; a sun dial Indicates
A few years ago every largo city In
thol'iiited Stulos had its own local
time, says tho Smi Fraue'sco Kxain
iuur. and this vvus for each place tho
true mean solar tltuo obtained as
above indicated. ( onse picntl v, a man
traveling westward from Washington
would tlnd his watch fast as follows:
At Chicago IS minutes; ut Omaha.
1 hour. Hi minutes: at Denver, I hour.
.'2 minute; at Salt hake CItv.S hours,
'-'D minutes, and linallyut San Francis',
co. it hours, l' minutes It will readily
bo recalled how much annoyance both
to trainmen and tr.ivolers was occa
sioned by all these various corrections.
Within the last docado a great reform
wa-, inaugurated. To-day a traveler
going wo-tward finds his watch fust
from timo tjtlme. but only tho hour
hand is in error. Tho hour Is changed
for each llfteen dei'reos of liinrrii,,,!..
Wiishingt.in tlmoih live hours blow of
Oroenwlchi Cliicuiro six hours; Deu-
vor, seven hours, and San .v.-im.i..,.,
eight hours. All tho interinoiJmto
oIUl'b and towns aro run oi ono sys-
I torn or tho otlior, according to their
location in latitude the standard be
ing Kastorn. Central, mountain nn.l
J'uclllc time. All tho timepieces on
' tho coast aro set by Tamllo standard
lime, which Is eight hours slow of
(irooiivvloh moan time. Therefore u
' watch which is sot nl San Frauoisco
I solar time by numiis of a corrected
sun dial Is still '.i minutes p.' seconds
slower than a I'aellie standard tlmo.
bocauso wo aro that much In longltudo
west of tho U'Oth meridian, which
forms tho eastern boundary of North
ern California, und on which only Is
1 the raclllo tlmo" coincident with
"local mean time."
I w.is a
hot day In
Ains-.vorth left the
dust J, IIOIS.V clt.v
for a '"w weeks'
si.iv at an old
lioin.'nt' ad In the
hmlit. nuts. Si.ircc
lv li.nl he arrived
at the hospitable
count r.v home mid
Ings with Mr. West and hi.- Kindly wife
when the children ben.in to tell him of
Miss Co'-dou. their lnuriler. who had
been sent Into the coiint'v fur the i clie
nt of her health.
"Theie she conies now!" ccl,iliucd
little Hubert West. and. lneklnK toward
the woodl.inil Mr. Alnsv.orth saw ap
proach im; a sdUht. d.irk-i'.veil maiden,
slmiilv anil eil lu a blue serge skirt
with a pink .otton vv.ilst. while a broad
hi limned hat of cn.ir.se .it raw was tied
under In-r chin with white muslin
As lie muled himself at the bountiful
supper table, Miss (Sordini quietly en
tered, and. as an Introduction was
givcn.sllpped lino the chair beside him.
Mr. Alnswoiih hatted merrily with
Hohcrt. planniui; llslilng evursdnns aim
long trumps over the hills, now and
then addressing a remark to Miss (Sor
dini, who listened with sympathetic
attention. When he looked at the girl
ish, Innocent fice beside him. Walter
AltiHworth i callI'd that a new and
charming clement had etiteied Into his
annual vacation at the old farmhouse
on the hill.
Happy were the summer days as they
Hew by! Often as Mr. Aiiiswoith and
Hohcrt came home at nlht. carrying
their llsiilng rods over their shoulders.
tt nil u u,isii:i
I In ft full and
Giopon and lit
with a basket of fish that was some
sometimes empty. Miss
tile Molile West would
titme over the hills to meet inciii. ami
enliven the long walk with Jests and
laughter. .Sometimes the whole family
would crowd into the big soring wagon
and ride avv.iv for a picnic at some
picturesque point in the neighborhood
Sometime when rainy weather kept
them Indoors Miss (Sordini would en
tertain the children with games and
One evening after the little ones were
put to bod and Mr. Alnsworth was sit
ting on the moonlit porch talking to
Miss Gordon, he complimented her on
her never-falling fund of amusements
with which she beguiled the children.
"Well, ou see, I teach In a kinder
garten in the city during the winter,"
she said, half apologetically. "That is
where I learned to love children."
"Where do you teach.'" he asked,
She mentioned the name of one of the
free kindergartens of th city.
"It Is a noble work," :Mld he, en
thusiastically, "and for a young woman
who wants to earn her own living I
should think it would be a pleasant
A look of surprise crossed her fare
and then nhc turned away with a quiet
Finally came tho end of all these
Ireainlng Rummer days.
The golden sun was Jint sinking be
hind the western hills, touching the
roof of the old home with a niello. v
light and Investing the landscape
with new beauty, when Waller Alns
worth stood in the donrwa.v looking
anxiously about for Miss (Sordini. Ills
eye caught a gleam of pink In the dis-
:-. 1 1
YOL' SKR I HAVK NOT CHANC.KD!"
lance and he could fainMy discern her
form half-hidden by the foliage of the
tices. lie walked quickly down the
orchard path and found her leaning
upon the rustic fence as she watched
the last rays of the dying sun fade
from out the sky.
"I have Just finished the preparation.!
for my depnrtuio early to-morrow
morning," said he, as sue turned to
greet him with her usual flunk smile.
'To-moriow I will ho line); In the busy,
bustling city and hard at work again."
He paused a niotiu nt and then apok"
In a lower tone; "1 wonder If you will
Tho girl dropped her (;.cs and
tlngercil the strings of the hat tha
uvimg earolessly on her arm.
"Of course 1 shall ml is you," she
"Tals ha3 been the happlfvtt summer
I havo spout at the old farmhouse,"
eald he. "I wish I might dam to hope
It ha.1 been as much to you as It has
been to mo."
Still tho brown eyes were overcast
and the Ilttlo fingers tw'sted the hat
strings, vvVfllo a light tlu.-h empt Into
the rounded chocks.
Something in her attitude and man
ner emboldened him to protend: "You
know, I am only a poor struggling law
yer. Yet, as 1 havo hoins ut the future,
my doaron wish shall he to win your
"You know bo little of me," she said
nt last, raising her eyo3 foi an instant
and then dropping them again as sho
saw the anient gaze lie ?ni upon her.
"I havo learned to kno.v you well,"
ho said, "Wo might havo known each
othnr a year lu ordinary social inter
d by Druggist, 7rio,w
' v 1 iffWJi f i B
TSMVA I ,i Ml
JJIl .-.v."w "il i ., U I .. 1, u
flffl.ici i ii 1 1
course and jot not be as well a.
qu.ilnlcd an we arc after ihiec weeks in
tills unco.ivcntiiiiial attuoqihcre."
Ho took her hand with ,i strong pro
tecting grasp. "I shall not ask for i
dellnlte answer now. hot inc come to
see ,vom at your homo lu the cltv. hot
me have a tall, with your father.
Wheie cm I si'c lilm "
A smile dimpled In r In el.s
said- "I will vw i:o and Inform
soon as I return to the city.
Is away Just now. but when lie conies
back I will ask him to lotmuiinlcate
with you "
The children ciino romping and
laughing down the pathway, urging
Miss Ootdoii to conic III and sing fur
them, so Walter Alnsworth was forced
to be content with a formal leave-taking
in tlic presence of the family.
Two w cells had passed since his re
turn to the city, und Waller Alnsworth
was becoming somewhat impatient at
the enforced sepaiatlou, when one
morning the mall brought him a dainti
ly penned missive ftoin Alice Gordon,
stating that she was at home and
would be glad to see him lu the even
ing As lie laid down the letter, after
half a doon readings, ho mechanically
opened anothei, which ho noticed bore
the printed heading of one of the
Inmost business ilrmu In the city. It
was troiu Alice's father and contnincd
a brief but cordial Invitation to call
at his olllcc at an iippnintcd hour lu the
afternoon. It was signed with the
name of Sllus Gordon, mid ns ho
glanced nt the bold signature Walter
Alnsworth sprung from his chair lu as
tonishment. It was the name of the
head of the tlrni, a millionaire, and one
of the most lutliiciitlal men iu tho city.
"Impossible!" said he. ami harllly
lurnod to the city dltcctory to see If
there could bo two persons by that
name. The name of Silas Gordon oc
curred but once, and the house ad
dress corresponded with that given by
his daughter In her little note.
Walter Alnsworth paced lapldly back
and forth across the mom. as he ic-
vlewed his acquaintance with Alice.
Her simple dress, her natiiial, unatVect
ed manner, and, above all, her state
ment that she was a klndeigaitcn
teacher, had given him the liniircssion
that her family were lu only ordinary
clrciiinstanccs. Suddenly ho recalled
the fact that a number of wealthy girls
In the city had Instituted the tree
kindergarten system, and a few had
even donated their services as teach
ers. 'What an Idiot I have been!" he
ejaculated. "What must they think of
:e!" ami the painful thought crossed
his mind that perhaps Mr. Gordon's re
quest to call at his olllce veiled an in
tention to give dismissal to the auda
Summoning all his resolution, how
ever, at the appointed hour he entered
the olllccs of Mr. Gordon and sent lu
Ills name. He was Immediately ushered
Into a handsomely furnished private
room and a illgnlllcd, gray-haired gen
tleman rose to meet him. Without
wall Ins tor Mr, Gordon to Introduce
the subject, ho began to rpeak of his
acquaintance with Miss Gordon. "I
could not help but love her," he said,
"but I would never havo addressed her
had 1 known that she was our daugh
ter." lie then spoke of his own pros
pects and said In conclusion: "I trust
you will iindcrsiand that I now icallze
the difference between hot situation
ami my own and while 1 shall never
forgot her kindness 1 will withdraw tho
words I have spoken to her."
The elder man heaid him thiough In
i biJcnce and then turned to him with
a kindly smile. "What you have said,
Mr. Alnsworth, only conlirms the re
port I have lecelved from my daughter
anil increases my respect for jou. 1
was a poor young man myself .-tonic
years ago and It has always been my
desire that my daughters should bo
chosen for themselves ami not for their
wealth or worldly advantages. My
wife and I have been spending the sum
mer in Germany with my eldest daugh
ter, who married a German count." He
pained a moment and his countenance
fell. "I suppose she Is hanny enough.
hut I would much prefer that sho had
an Americiui husband."
As If to terminate the interview, he
rose to his feet. "Supposo you come
up to our home this evening? I'crlupn
Alice can settle this question."
As W'nlier Alnsworth appioaehed a
handsome tone house, situated on an
aristocratic avenue, he saw an elegant
can Inge drive up ami Alice herself
nllgltt and walk rapidly up the stops.
Could thin stately young woman,
dressed In a handsome costume of silk
and velvet, be his girlish companion of
tlio summer? Ills heart sunk within
He was shown Into an exquisite Ilttlo
rorept Ion-room, richly furnished In
white and gold. Five, ten, llftcon min
utes passed and still Miss Gordon did
not appear. Suddenly he hoard a faint
instlo and turned quickly toward tho
doorway. The curtains parted tuul theVe
stood a slight, dark-eyed girl, simply
dtessod In I.U old blue fierge skirt, with
u pink-cotton waist, while a battered
nt raw hat s.vuug on her arm. A merry
yet tender smile lighted up her face.
"You see I havo not changed. Have
you'.'" she paid,
"Say no more, dearest," ho wills
perfd, as ho took her In his longing
arms. "Tho gifts of tho go.ls aro not
'.o lie denied."
Spltltiial riches, the riches of etern
ity, are open to all, whether rich or
poor lu thin world's goods, and tlioy
will ho given to those who seek them In
the proper spirit. If we can't havo
both, there Is but one choice. Givo us
the riches of God In prefermue to tho
wealth of man. for the former Insures
eternal happiness. Kldur C. W. Pen
rote, London's common council has appli
cations from 1,81)2 cricket clubs for the
ttb'c of the 227 grounds at its dlspsaal.
p- ,vvds pir HihetAwfdr '
UFPtiCT OP A SERMON.
Cimfcxlnii ' Ii ii )Mv sn mi tiiiiiirrnl
Vl-iii from Mm lltillliitliiii.
All estrioidlu.ir.v i barge of perjury
has oreup!eil seven iluvs at Illom as
.sizes, suvs a I'.irls l-tter lo the London
Tltue.4. lu Augiisi. iv.i i mill named
hauls Canvln was cmivliti'd of the
murder if Mine. Moiiiet, i itch widow
living :u ir Marseilles, chiellj on the
evldeuie of her maid f.'rv ml, Marie
Michel, It" years of ago. who stated that
she unstated In the crime and who had
previously been tried as an accomplice
and acquitted. Canvln 'A.is sentenced
to hard labor for life. In March, 18!:,
Mario Michel went before the Marseilles
iu.igl.Ur.ito and stated (hat -die alone
had commuted the murder and that
Can via was Innocent. Her confession
was scarcely credited, for some of the
details appeared liiconsls'ent with the
facts, hut she persisted in It and at
the Instance of Cauvln's family she
was put on trial. According to her
own account, some I, oaten sermons
tilled her with remorse, and she first
loiifessod to a priest, who advised her
to go to the magistrates. At the trial
the Judg''s showed skepticism as to her
story, urging that the scratches found
on the face of tho victim could not have
been made bv a girl, but she main
tained the contrary, and explained tho
tardiness of her confession by saying
that she had hoped that Cauvln's In
nocence would be discovered without
her Intervention. Canvln was, of
com so, brought up from prison, and on
hlsappcaiance Maile Michel, with sobs,
Implored his pin Ion. He was a travel
ing oil dealer ami had called at Mine.
Mould's house. His version was that
an hour afterward he girl went to his
house and told htm that she had heard
her mistress scream, whereupon alio
was frightened and had run to Inform
him. lie wont hack with her ami found
that Mine. Mould had bcou murdered.
He denied the girl's former allegation
that he had promised her money if she
would help iu the crime. Mine. Moutet
had told him that she had made a will
in his favor ami had desired him at
her death to take possession of tho
bonds at once, so as to avoid paying
legacy duty, lie accordingly, lludlng
her dead, took the bonds, which wero
found lu ills possession, ami this, of
course, was regarded as confirmation
of Ills guilt. Medical evidence wns
given as to hysteria ami much ir
relevant matter was Introduced, but
eventually the prisoner was convicted
and sentenced to live yean' imprison
ment. She expressed delight that
Cauvln's Innocence had thus been re
cognized. The Jury at once signed a
petition In her favor. Canvln, being
Informed by his counsel of the result,
snld:"I owe my life to ynu.hut who will
restore to me my poor wife?" His wife
died heartbroken when lie was sen
tenced. He will now bo tried over
AlijiillliiRljr .Nr:ir. "" '
Our fair city came appallingly near
lying iu ruins last night. A lire hroko
out iu an ash barrel In the rear or the
residence of our fellow-townsman, Mr.
Haliiam I). Hluiis, und had It not been
for the fact that there was no wind
blowing ami It was raining, and had not
Mr. Ilinns discovered the lire and put
It out lit lis Inclplency;, It might have
been our sad duty to record a frightful
conllagrallon such as the city has nev
er known and such as we pray heaven
It may never know.
Urn 1'iKlt srvfii .lluntln. i
Farmer Keusch, near St. John's,
Mich., accidentally covered n sitting
hen as he was filling his barn last fall.
A few days ago In removing tho hay
he was surprised to find the hen sllll
alive, after seven months without food
or water. It would make a stilt better
story to tekite that the eggs all hatched
and that the old hen was surrounded
by big spring chickens, hut that Isn't
so; the eggs dried up.
rmi't Soli ut Any l'rlcp.
Farmers lu New York stato are aoll
Ing potatoes Tor 8 cents u bushel or
burning their crops because they can
not ticll at any price.
The spas of Padorowski'a hand takes
In eleven J:ey.
Jerusalem la fi.irKi miles east of our
Doctors alllrm that spirits harden tho
tone of the voice.
China was the f.rst country to manu
The silk moth emerges rrnm Its co
coon In from llftcon to sixteen days ac
cording to tho tcniperatiite.
The Turkish government has strict
ly forbidden the cutting of timber In
tho forests near Jerusalem.
The robin and tho wrn are the only
birds that sing all the year. All tho
othc birds havo periodical Ills of si
lence. Tto big rattlesnake at Greenwood
garden. Peak's Island, Mc. has just
completed an unbroken fast whUh
laded a year.
I'.trlH has sovonty-llve foreigners to
the ono thousand, London has twp'jty
t.vo, St. Petersburg twenty-four, Vienna
twenty-two and llerlln cloven.
Fifty bicycles wore Impounded on ono
day In Paris iccontly because they had
no plates bearing the owner's namo and
residence soldered to thum ns tho now
Magistrate (sovoroly, t.i prisoner)
Lust time you vvete here I let you off
with a caution. Pnsonor (coolly) Yus,
that's why I'm 'ero ag'n; it sort of on
couraged mc! Fun.
Tho origin of tho term "Guinea"
dates back from tho reign of Charles II.,
when gold dust was brought from tho
coast of Guinea, and tho coin receives"
its nu mo from that country.
itt BlUcs-Remedies Restore" UcalUr""
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