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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF.
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CHAPTER XL (Continued.)
"Mr. Harris will walk with mc,"
faltered Dorothy, shrinking laik.
"By what right?" demanded David,
in a hitter undertone.
"H.v the right of Miss Strodc's wish,
nlr," nut In Dick, icily, "and In somo
measure hy tho right of having been
tho last person to whom Miss 1)1 ms
dalo spoke In this world, and In some
measure by the right of having been
.'no of the three persons who saw her
It was all over In it niltiute or two,
and only thoso standing very near to
them heard n word at all. Dlek took
hold of Dorothy's hand and drew her
out of fthe room, and the rest of tho
company followed as they would
David Stevenson among them, his
head well up In the air, but his eyes
gleaming with anger, and his face us
white as chalk.
However, It was useless to show an
ger about such a matter, and the In
cident, passed by. And when the Ia3t
sad ofllee was over, the largo company
separated, only tho lawyer from Col
chester roturnlng to tho Hall to make
A tho usual explanations and to read the
will to Dorothy.
"And nro you going to remain here
for tho present?" he asked the girl
"Oh, no, I am going away at once,"
"Uut may I ask whore?" ho Inquired.
"Yes; wo are going away, Barbara
and I, for a change I must get away:
it Is dreadful here. I hope I shall nev
er come back again."
"You will feel differently after a
time," said tho lawyer, kindly; he
knew how things wero with David
Stevenson, though not what Dorothy's
feelings towards him were.
The threo wero alono then, Dick Ayl
mor having purposely abstained from
appearing at tho house after their re
turn from the churchyard; he was, In
deed, at that very moment, sitting by
tho lire in Barbara's little room at the
back of tho house.
"Yes, perhaps, after a time," sho
Answered feverishly. "Hut. Mr. Marks,
I wanted to nsk you a question Mr.
Stevenson told mo that I should have
ubout a thousand pounds?"
"About that, 1 should think; but wo
cannot tell exactly until Miss Dlms
dale's affairs are settled."
"Hut will you get them settled at
once? I want to have everything set
tled," she said anxiously. "You see, I
cannot nrrango anything for mysolf
until I know Just how I stand, and I
should liko to know just what I filial 1
bo able to do as soon as possible."
"Very well, we will hurry everything
on as much as possible," said Mr.
Marks to David; "Mlsa Dlmsdale's af
fairs wero In perfect order."
"Oh! yes, It will bo easy enough,"
said David; then as the lawyer was
gathering his papers together, he said
in an undertone to her: "You are very
anxious to shako tho dust of Grave
lelgh off your feet, Dorothy."
The great tears welled Into her
eyes, and for a moment she could not
upeak. "I don't thlnl: you give mo
much encouragement to do anything
wise, David," she said, reproachfully.
"I am very anxious to go nway, be
cause It Is dreadful living in this house
without Auntie dreadful; and I am
very unhappy, David, and I don't
think it Is very kind of you to bo so
bo" but there the sobs choked her
and she stopped. "I never thought
you would bo unkind to me," sho said
under her breath.
"I'm a bruto," he answered. "There,
don't cry, Dorothy. You shall have
vcrythlng as you want it."
Tho result of all this was that, two
days later, Dorothy and Barbara went
oft to Bournemouth, nccompanied by
Lome Doono In a big basket, and there
they remained, quietly and gradually
recovering from the great shock or
Miss Dlmsdale's death. If they wero
not very happy in their simple lodg
ings they wero very peaceful, and once
Dick came and stayed nt the hotel near
RUSHED OUT OF THE ROOM.
for a couple of days, and then Dorothy
was very happy Indeed.
During this time their banns wero
published In ono of.'.ho churches at
Bournemouth and also in a London
church, In tho parish of which Dick
engaged a room and put therein somo
of his belongings, so as to make him
self a standing In tho place. Hut Dick
was only at Bournemouth for thoso
two days, nnd twlco when David Stev
enson was in Colchester on business he
V "V Ml ii-.
Inppcncd to meet him In the street,
not a lilt., to his relief.
And .Mr. Marks meantime worked
away, and, for lawyer, really hurried
things up in (l wonderful way, so
thnt by the lime Dorothy's twenty-tlrst
birthday canic everything was settled,
and ho was ready to hand over to her
the money to which she was entitled
under her aunt's will. Mr. Marks
therefore wrote to her, telling her that
ho was ready to hand over to Barbara
the sum of one hundred pounds; to her,
Dorothy, a sum of thirteen hundred
and forly-llvc pounds, the sum left
over and above after all expenses had
been paid. Ho nsked her also when
she and Barbara would bo able to
meet hi in nnd Mr. Stevenson, the
executor of MUa Dlmsdale's will.
Dorothy loplled at once that she
would bo in London two days later,
and If it suited them both would meet
them there would he write to Mr.
Morley's Hotel, to say if that would
be convenient? And eventually they
did meet at Morley's Hotel, and Doro
thy and Barbara signed the necessary
papers, heard tho necessary explana
tions, nnd from that moment were ab
solutely free of all connection with
(!raoleIgh for ever, If they so wished.
"You will put that check into a
proper bank," said Mr. Marks to
"Yes," Dorothy answered, "It will go
to tho bank before three o'clock."
"And remember, If at any time there
Is any little matter that I can do for
you or any advice I can give you, you
can, write to me as n friend, and I
will always do my best for you," the
old lawyer said.
"Thank you so much," cried Doro
thy, pressing his hand affectionately.
Tho old man blinked his eyes a lit
tle, patted her shoulder and coughed,
and then took himself rather noisily
away, with a kindly hand-shake to
Barbara. Then It was David's turn to
"I wanted to tell you, Dorothy," ho
said, huskily, "that I bought the old
cobs, as you wished, and they will
havo an easy berth in my Btables as
long as they live. And I wanted to tell
you, too, that 1 meant every word of
what I said to you the day after Miss
Dlmsdalc died: if ever you want mo
you have only to say a single word
and I shall come."
"You aro very good, David," said
she, with trembling lips.
"I don't know what you are going to
do or what your plans are," he went
on, "but I hope you will be happy, and
that (Jod will bless you, wherever you
aro and whatever you do;" and then
ho bent down and kissed her little,
slender hands, nnd, without looking at
her again, rushed out of the room.
OOR Dorothy fell
sobbing into Bar
bara's arms. "Oh!
Barbara, it Is all
so dreadful; It
is all so dreadful;
It brings It all
be tomorrow, uaruara murmured,
tenderly. "Don't grieve like this, my
dearie; don't, now."
But I can't help grieving n little.
Barbara," Dorothy cried, Impatiently.
"You forget what they havo been all
my llfo to me until Just now. And
Auntie wanted mo to marry David
almost to the last, aud though I
couldn't do thnt, he has been very
kind and generous to me, and I hato
not to be friends with him, after all.
And then I meant to toll him a littlo
about Elsie Carrlngton, nnd then each
tlmo I've seen him I havo felt so
miserable and so guilty, Barbara, that
I could havo cried of shame. Yes, in
deed, I could."
"Well, but, my dearie, It's over now,
nnd David Stevenson would not have
been satisfied to havo you friends with
him. Men never aro when they want
love. And, after all, it wasn't your
fault that you never liked David, I
never could abide him myself, and I'm
sure, Miss Dorothy, dear, that you de
tested him long enough before you
ever set eyes on Mr. Harris."
"But, Auntlo ," Dorothy sobbed.
"I'm sure tho dear mistress wan tho
last ono In all tho world to havo know
ingly mndo you miserable about David
Stevenson or any other gentleman on
earth," Barbara answered, positively.
"But what did you want to tell me
about Miss Carrlngton, dearie?"
"Elsio always liked him." Dorothy
began, when tho old servant interrupt
"Nay, now, Miss Dorothy, tako my
advico and don't you be meddling be
tween David Stevenson and Mlsa Car
rlngton. They wouldn't either of
thorn thank you for it If they knew it,
and If you was to mention her uamo
oven It would set Mr. David ngalnst
her forever. Never you troublo your
head about him; he's no worse off than
ho'a always been better, In fact, for
ho Is richer now than beforo tho Hall
foil to him. I daro say ho'll feel bad
about you for a hit, but remombor,
Mies Dorothy, that it's harder to loso
what you have than what you haven't
got and never had."
"Perhaps you nro right. Barbara,"
said Dorothy, a little comforted.
"Ay, I iuii right there," said Barbara,
Well, the next day Dick Aylmer
came up from Colchester with all the
delght of a long leave before him, and
In the wildest and most joyous spirits,
so that Dorothy was fairly infected by
"Is gaycty. That evening he took her
and Barbara to dine at Simpson's, aud
then to a theater to Mulsh up the even
ing. And the morning following that,
Dorothy, dressed In a quiet gray, gown,
with her silver belt around her waist,
got into a eab with the old servant
and drove to the church where, their
banns had been "cried," and there
the;' met Dlek, and the two wore mado
man and wife.
H was a very quiet and solemn wed
ding In tho gloomy, empty church,
with Its dark, frowning galleries and
its long, echoing aisles, down which
their voices seemed to travel as Into
the ages of eternity.
And then when the short ceremony
was over and oh! what a lifetime of
mischief a clergyman can do In twen
ty minutes- Dick kissed his wife nnd
then Dorothy kissed Barbara, and they
all went In to sign the registers.
"You'll have your lines, Miss Doro
thy," urged Barbara.
"No, they are safe enough here,"
"But 1 would have them, my dear,"
Barbara entreated in a whisper.
"Yes, we will have our lines." said
Dlek; he would agreed to have carried
tho church along If It would havo
given them pleasure, he was so happy
And then they went off to Dick's
hotel, where thoy had a champagno
KISSED HIS WIFE,
lunch In a private room, and Dick
drank to his bride's health and Doro
thy drank to his, nnd Barbara drank
to them both, and then insisted that
tho wino had got Into her head.
And after that they parted for a
short time, Dorothy and Barbara going
off to Morley'B to fetch their luggage
and pay their bill, and meeting Dick
again with his belongings nt Victoria
Station, where they parted In earnest
from Barbara, who was going to spend
the two months with various friends
nnd relations In or around London.
"And Barbara, this will keep you go
Ing till wo get back," said Dick, slip
ping twenty pounds into her hand.
"But, Mr. Harris," cried Barbara,
reeling that there were four notes,
"it's too much; I shan't need It."
"Take It while you can get It, Bar
bara," he laughed; "I dare say we shall
bo desperately hard up by tho time we
get back again;" and then tho train
began to move, and ho pushed her
hand back. "Good-bye, you have the
address: Mrs. Hnrris will write every
week;" and then the train had slipped
away beyond speaking distance.
"Poor old Barbara!" sho cried.
Dick caught hold or her hand. "My
darling, I have got you all to myself
at last," he murmured passionately.
They wero soon away rrom London
nnd otf to Dover, for Dick had foreign
leave, and they had agreed to spend
the next two months by ihe sunnv
shores of tho Mediterranean.
(To bo Continued.)
Il High 1'rlco Mm Lnil to u I'ecullai
Form of Ailultorutlon.
Saffron would strike an ordinary ob
Eorver as decidedly exponslve at GO
shillings per pounds, until told that it
Is composed of tho central small por
tions only of tho ilowers of a Bpecles of
crocus, 70,000 of which It takes to yield
tho material for one pound.says Cham
bers' Journal. Tho wonder then be
comes that it In so cheap, that it can
pay to grow and gather It at tho prlco.
As a matter of fact, It has failed to
pay tho English grower by this re
taining, In tho name of his town of
Suffron-Walden, but a hint of former
importance In this particular direction;
Fronch and Spanish soils bolng moro
suitable to tho full growth of the flow
ers, nnd foreign labor cheaper in the
work of picking. Kb uso In medicine
has practically died out, bar, perhaps,
the popular belief that, steeped In hot
milk or elder, it helps tho eruption .if
measles to fully appear. Ab a dyo In
creaming curtains and to glvo a rich
appearanco to cake It is still, however,
In general demand, for which purposo
it Is well suited In being both harmless
and oarong, ono grain, composed of tho
stylo and Etlgmns of nine ilowors, being
fittfllclcnt to glvo a distinct yellow tint
to ten gallons of water. Its high
price, by .tho way, has led to a peculiar
form or adulteration, for, apart from
tho crudo and commonplace ono vt
dusting with a heavy powder, such na
gypsum, to glvo welsnt, tho similar
portions of other and commoner flow
era havo been specially dyed and
worked thoroughly lu among tho gen
S srlf VI
FOlt WOMEN AND HOME
ITEMS OF INTEREST FOR MAIDS
Sonic. Nntc for I In. Itimx.tioM l)roi
Worn 'IliU Winter niul Spring ,V lti
aonrcofnl Itrl.lo fining (In. Ilnrlicliir
Novell; In n t'lirUti'iiliig.
I MiiK lo Hint, i
SING to hlis! I
d r a n h c
T h e s o n g he
used to love,
Aud oft that bk-Js-
e d fane y
And bears my
t h o u g h t a
Ye m:i 'tis Idle
,f . T
IV " til
thus to dream
But why believe It so?
It Is the spirit's meteor gleam
To soothe the pang of woe.
lxve gives lo nature's voice a tono
That true hearts understand
The sky. the earth, the forest lono,
Are peopled by lib wand;
Sweet fancies all our pulses thrill
While gazing on a flower,
And from the gently whlsp'ring rill
Is heard the words of power.
I breathe the dear aim cherished
And long-lost scones arise;
Lire's glowing landscape spreads tho
The same hope's kindling skies;
Tho violet-bank, the moss-f ringed
Beneath the drooping tree,
The clock that chimed the hour to
My burled love, with thee
Oh. these are all before me, when
In fancy's realms l rove;
Why urge me to the world again?
Why say the ties of love,
That death's cold, cruel grasp has
Unite no more below?
I'll sing to him ror though lu heaven,
Ho surely heeds my woe!
Ilrltln I'rmo ltrnurrrfiil.
A wedding ceremony whero tho
bride and groom wore In one county
and the olllclatlng minister in the next
was performed near Raleigh, N. C,
a few days ago. K. P. Stewart was
sick, but what made matters worse
ho was engaged to get married, nnd
the wedding day was drnwlng near.
His bride-elect. who lived In Harnett
county, a beautiful and determined
yoilng woman with a coul as full of
romauce as a veritable Juliet, learn
ing or her lovcr'a dangerous Illness,
determined to hasten to his bcdsldo
and marry him at all hazards. When
she nrrlvcd on the scene she mndo
hnste to declare her intentions nnd
would listen to no proposals or sug
gestion n.s to procrastinating tho con
pummatlon so devoutly wished. Tho
license was procured and the preach
er was brought In right speedily, but
another serious difficulty aroso when
it was ascertained that the license was
ror Harnett county and the resldenro
or tho bed-ridden bridegroom was
ncross the line. Tho preacher said ho
could not perform the ceremony out
side of Harnett county and was
about to leavo the disappointed cou
plo when suddenly the bride, after in
quiry, declared thnt hho had mastered
this obstacle. Tho county line was
Just In front of tho house, so tho con
plo stood on tho porch nnd tho minis
ter was placed across tho county lino,
where ho loudly shouted tho marringo
votvb and listened whilo the ajsentlng
echoes camo bad: to him.
AVoirmn Ilcforo tliu Mntf.
Anno Bradley has set London to
woaderinc over her announced inten-
olS Wit mm
TWO ATTRACTIVE BALL GOWNS.
lion to make an unusual quest ror lit
erary knowledge aud experience.
Reared In luxury, well educated nnd
leflned, she has planned to circum
navigate the globe about d a small sail
ing vessel, roughing It as do the com
mon hen men before the mast, nnd tak
ing the sours of life on the ocean waves
with the sweets of travel. She la tho
sister of Ihe small craft's sklpjier. This
Is not mi remarkable as the fact that
Miss Bradlej'H real object In making
her long trip mound the world In to
study the conditions lu which the wives
and daughters of the poor of every na
tion live, so that she may write a book
when sho returns lo England,
lilft fur u llliinilr.
The old-time favorite, the blue silk,
ban fallen a little out of popularity of
late liccati.se or Its tniiiciiesH. You so
soon the of It.
'I he new blue silks are made with
the stripes running up and down. The
trimmings consist of pulllngn of cream
hue, put on the skirt In round and
round rows. The lace Is gathered up
and bottom lo make a very full puff.
Mahogany velvet affords a pretty gir
dle and stock to wear with tl.n blue
silk dress, but those who like all blue
can make them of a shade or blue vel
vet to exactly match tho stripes in the
Why Tm tlm llm tiflnr?
Men and women nlll;o have been
making run or Delegate S. T. Turner,
who has Inttoduced Into tho Virginia
house oT delegates or legislature a bill
taxing bachelors. Mr. Turner, how
ever, lu thoroughly In earnest, and hns
glen out the following signed Btate
inent of his reasons and objects for tho
bill: "My object In offering a bill to
tax bachelors was based upon tho np
paient drifting or our young people to
a condition which I consider threatens
the ultimate good of our society and
menaces the homes, the bulwark of
our Institutions and the palladium of
our hopes. I discern n tendency on the
part of our young men to plunge Into
the vortex of sordid accumulation nnd
to Ignore the establishment or perman
ent homes. In which the youth or the
nation may bo properly nourished and
the succeeding generations Inspired by
devotion to parents and ennobled by
the hallowed Influences thnt emanate
rrom the family altar. Our young
women, robbed of proper homngo by
the Insidious suggestions of mammon,
aro being compelled to seek employ
ment lu tho stores, counting room's nnd
workshops of tho country. Tho song
of tho lullaby Is bolng lost in tho hum
of the factory and tho wealth garnered
by tho ofeed or tho bachelor finds no
distribution tluough tho channels or a
homo, which redounds to tho moral
and financial benefit or every commun
ity In Christendom. I would throw a
sarcgunrd against selfish and sordid
tendencies. I would tax tho mnn who
clutches at all thnt tho world and so
ciety bestows, yet yields nothing ror
tho betterment of the one or tho per-
petuatlon or tho other. I would re.
trleve ns rar as It can bo done by law
the condition or our rorcrathcr, when.
each homo was a Blronghold or patriot
ic devotion nnd each flresldo tho proud
nssembly In which virtue round wor
shipers nnd Integrity In Ub lortlwt
Nim-lly In a C'lirlilrnlng.
When Miss Helen Long, daughter
or the secretary of the navy, christen
ed tho now Japanese cruiser Kasajjl
Jan. 20, she did not break a bottlo of
wlno over tho war vessel's bow, but
Instead sho released a white dovo of
peace. The cerinony, while In accord
ance) with Japaneso custom, was a dis
tinct novelty lu this country, and this
was the llrst tlmo a ship of this char
acter was ever launched without tho
uso or the traditional champagne.
Tho cruiser waH launched rrom
Cramps' shipyards in Philadelphia.
Japanese minister In Washington, de
siring to extend every courtesy to tho
American government, Invited Miss
Long to christen the ship. Miss Long
accepted, but when tho secretary heard
or the affair ho offered somo objec
tions, not to having his daughter olll
elate, but to the uso of a bottlo of
wine an a part of tho ceremonies.
Secretary Long Is a temperance man.
Whereupon the Jnpaneso minister,
with ready wit, found a way out of tho
tumble. Ho suggested releasing a
white bird. To this suggestion Sec
retary and Miss Long enthusiastically
lesponded, and It was thercroro set
tled that when the Kasagl began to
slide down the ways n whlto pigeon
should be liberated by tho hand of the
young woman. The Jnpaneso mlnlsv
ter Invited all tho olllclnls of tho gov
ernment to witness tho launching of
To bo lu the swim the rnshfonablo
woman must havo a sash on her now
gown, whether It bo ror Indoor or out
door wear. Even tho tnllor-madc
gown has a eash-or plain silk, tied In
a rour-in-hand knot at the left, side
and hanging with fringed ends to the
feet, ir you aro a possessor or n gen
uine Roman sash won aro Indeed tu
bo envied. These sashes are more
highly prized than nny other. Tho
colorings holcctcd nro very vivid
gright green, blues, yellows and reds.
Tho moro dellcato colors pink, palo
bluo and cream nro not popular.
Among tho dnlutlcnt sashes aro thoso
made or mousscllno do sole, with bolts
or tho samo material shirred at Inter
vals. Tho sashes themselves aro edged
with lace nnd havo broad, rounded
ends, that taper toward tho belt. Other
ravorltes nro or silk. In exquisitely
flowered Dresden designs. Thoy ara
usually very dellcato In tone and havo
ruched velvet edges In somo rich color
ing. Sashes ror evening dress aro long
and broad enough to cover tho cntlro
train. Tho Latest.
Sho roll upon tho ley walk;
He rushed unto her side.
"And nro you hurt, fair maid?" tho
Sho took his hand and rose, and thon
Forgot her pain, for ho
Had taken her to bo a maid
And sho was 33!
Ho Wo Much titoiiUliml.
A stranger In Jacksonville tho other
day was much attracted by a street cov
ered with palmettto flber. Ho looked
up and down It Intently, took somo of
tho stuff in his hand, nnd exclaimed:
"Well, I Bwan. First town I over
saw in my llfo whero thoy navo thd
Thry Worked In tho Dark.
"So burglars got Into your houso, did
they? You don't seem to mind It much.
Didn't they get anything?"
"Oh, yes; they took a lot of thlng3,
but they wero ail Christmas toys that
tho children had used for a week."
"By Jovo, old man, you always -vera
a lucky dog."
Karly Ainerlciiii IIMtory,
"A door," said Aaron Burr, "ig not a
door when it is ajar."
"There aro many points to thai
Joko," was tho comment or Aloxandor
Hamilton, as he sipped his port, "bo
cause It Is a chestnut, Burr."
Tho duel rollowcd. Indlanapollj
A Hume Triut.
"No," snld tho rich old bachelor, "Z
never could And tlmo to marr
"Well," replied the young' woman
with tho sharp tonguo, "I am not sur
prised to hear you say bo. It cercalnly
would havo taken a good whilo to nor
suade any girl to have you."
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