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THE BED CLOUD CIELEIi1.
INTERNATIONAL PJ1ISS ASSOCIATION.
PT Up was greatU
tickled hy Charles'
remarks, and more
than once on the
way home icpoalcd
to himself with a
chuckle. "Dook of
Middlesex! 1 inut
a little. Ton my
o ni'iit Dniik of Mf
Meant lino I must confess th.it Dor
othy had gone home In what Harbara
was accustomed to call "u boiling pas
sion." Harbara happened to lie coin
ing across the little hall when alio !t
herself in at the front door. "Mi Dor
othymy dear, what Is It?" tin1 old
servant cried, her heart jumping fairly
Into her mouth as a dreadral Idea
Hashed Into her mind thai tlie young
mistress' hour had come.
"Barbara," said Dorothy, In a voice
diaklng with passion. "I take back
everything that I have ever nnlil In
'efense of David Stevenson every
. "What! have you seen him?" cried
I used to feel," Dorothy went on. In
the same trembling tones, and without
taking the smallest notice of Barbara's
question, "very sorry that I could never
tall in with auntie's wishes concerning
him. And then, after auntie got mi
fond of my Dick, I wasn't sorry for
David, because I thought circumstances
had been a littlo bard for him, so I
have stood up for him with all of cm.
Hut you were all right, and 1 take back
now every word that ever I have said
in his favor."
Harbara drew her Into the pretty
drawing room. "Sit down, my dear
young mistress," she raid, tenderly,
' and tell me all about it."
So Dorothy sat down on the sofa and
i old Harbara everything about her
meeting with David what he had said
and what she had said: what he had
looked and what she had felt; how he
had turned old Isaac out of his place
and had put a grand new-fangled gar
dener to be Isaac's master at the Hall:
and llnally, bow he had asked her to
go back and the past would be for
gotten, and he bad insinuated nay,
had told her plainly but. no. Dor
othy's composure did not hold out long
enough for her to tell that part of her
story, for when she reached that point
sho gave way and broke down into vio
Harbara sat down beside her and
took her into her arms, so that she
might lay her head upon the old her
vant's ample breast and cry her heart
"Miss Dorotfiy, dear," she said, pres
ently, curiosity getting the best of her
nt last, "did David Stevenson dare to
tell you that you wasn't married?"
"Not in so many words, Harbara,"
Dorothy answered, sitting up now and
drying her Unshod face, "but ho asked
mo to go back and marry him," with
unuttcrablo contempt, "and he would
show mo what love meant lie, that
turned my old friend out of his place
directly Auntlo died and he said
.something about my turning my back
on all my friends for tho sake of a
fellow who had brought me to this."
"David Stevenson all over," re
marked Harbara, dryly. "Hut, my
loar young mistress, you didn't let
him go away thinking what be had
said was true?"
"I told him I had been married for
months," Dorothy replied, "and then I
just snid, 'Good morning' in a tono" of
ice, and I walked straight in without
oven looking at him again."
"And ho saw you come In here?"
"Yes," Dorothy answered. "How
could I help It?"
"No, I supposo not: but, depend on
It, ho will go gabbling back to Grave-
SHAKING WITH PASSION.
Icigh and set her ladyship nnd all tho
rest of them on to you."
"Never mind If ho docs," Dorothy
"Hut you wanted to keep It dark, my
dear," Harbara reminded her.
"Yes; but It doesn't matter so much
now that Dick Is gone," Dorothy re
adied. "And, nnywny, Ksthpr will bo
hore, and KKthcr will bo nblo to ward
off everybody and keep them from ask
ing mo too closely about anything, 1
only liopo that David Stevenson won't
try to forco his way in hero before
"Wbnt would bo thn good?" Har
bara asked. " You told him you were
jRiV.7lQd.:. - --
0 1 II
1 1 J,
0 1 o
"Yes, but he didn't look a bit as "f
lie believed me," Dorothy returned.
"Then Just let him come heie and
tiy It on," cried Harbara aliantly,
and really as she stood tlieie, a stout
and conifoi table figuie with her arms
akimbo, she looked more than a match
for any ordinary man, and nobody
would have believed, except such as
knew her well, how utterly her courage
always deM'itetl her at a critical mo
ment. "Let him tiy It on, that's all.
I can ghe him a bit of Information
he won't find very much to his liking
I can tell his high and nilglitluois
that I see you ma tried with m own
Hut David Stevenson stood In need
of no such information; he hail not
believed that Dorothy was married -she
was right enough there. Still, he
had realized at last that she was not
for him, and that afternoon, whilst he
was Idly turning over the papers in
the reading-room of the hotel, and
wishing himself with all his heart
down at Holroyd, It suddenly occurred
to him that If Dorothy really was mar
ried, he would be able to get evidence
of the fact by walking down the street
and spending an hour and half a crown
at Somerset Homo.
And there, sine enough, he found the
record that was the death-blow of bin
last little feeble hope the lecord of
the marriage between Kit-hard Hauls,
bachelor, and Dorothy Strode, spinster,
bearing date now a little more than
nine months old.
"Harbara Potter, witness." lead Da
vid to hlm.vif between his teeth, then
clenched his hand hard as It tested
upon his knee, so that the glow which
covered It wni buist In nevcr.il places.
"Damn that old woman! she must
hae a hand In It, of course."
Then he put the great book back up
on the table, and sttode out along the
empty echoing lorrldors and across the
street. After a moment's hesitation,
caused by the noise and throng of the
strent, he made up his mind.
"Hang it all. what's the good of
stopping here? I'll go back home; 1
shan't feel It so badly there."
1 1 RICK days had
gone, and still Ks
ther It rand had not
arrived In London.
Kaeh day Dorothy
got more and more
Impatient for her
although she had
never once seen
1) a v I d Stevenson
since that morning
when she had nlihost walked Into his
arms In the Kensington High street,
sho was so afraid that he might he
lurking about tho neighborhood that
she never set foot outside her own
door. If she had known that he was
safely down at Holroyd, dividing his
life between riding hard from one
point of his property to another, and
sitting moodily staring Into tho empty
fire-grate, his thoughts all busily oc
cupied in cursing at fate! However,
that pluiFe of feeling did not last long
with him, for one lino September morn
ing he went over to tho Hall ami wan
dered round tho cptlet old garden a
good deal of Its especial charm of
quaint beauty "improved" away now
where she had spent her happy child
hood. "I'll have that bed dono away with,"
ho said to old Isaac, pointing out a
small, neat bed cut In tho vclvot turf,
Just In front of the dining-room win
dow, "It spoils the look of the lawn:
dig It up, nnd we'll havo It turfed
Old Isaac looked tit him hesitatingly
tho old man had felt bitterly his
degredallon from gardener to odd man,
yet ten shillings a week Is not to bo
sneezed nt when Its almost certain
alternative Is tho workhouse. Ho hard
ly dared to say what was In his mind;
still, the old feudal instinct, tho habit
of forty years was slrong In him, and
he ventured a timid protest.
"That wero Miss Dorothy's own bed,
sir," ho began; "sho dug ft her littlo
self, and then sho'd take a turn round
and havo another spoil o' digging
nfter. And then, in tho springtime,
when tho violets camo out, sho was
werry proud o' tho fust liuncit sho took
to tho mistress."
"I I'm," muttered David, and moved
"Took It better nor I thought he
would," mused old Isaae, rather dated
at his own boldness.
Hut Isano had counted his chickens
too early, for later In the day the
head gardener camo round to him.
"Hy tho hyo, Isaae," ho said, after
mentioning ono or two littlo matters,
"tho gov'nor wants that little bed un
der the dining-room window leveled
and turfed over wants It dono at
"I hear," said Isaac.
Thn old man wan trembling as ho
tinned away, and whon tho other was
gono ho stood by tho littlo llowor-hcd
as if It wero a grave, looking down
upon It with tcar-lllled eyes, "Hrtite!"
ho ground out between Ills teeth,
"brute! What bo I to do wl' tho
wlolcts, Hell?" he nsked, tho next time
ho camo across his superior.
"Guv'uer said you was to chuck 'om
out on tin' ttii.btsh heap," Hell an-
"N'ay, I'll take 'cut down to mil o,"
said Isaac, In a quivering olce.
"As you like about that," said Hell,
all unknowing of the tumult In tho old
And the day following that David
Stevenson ordered his hoi so and uido
away from Holroyd through Grave
lelgh and past the old Hall to a huge
and prosperous-looking farm, about a
mile hound the bouse where Dorothy's
old friend, Lady .lane Sturt, lived. He
turned in at the gates and gae his
horn Into the Mire of a man who
came running out. "Is Miss Klsle at
homo?" he asked.
"I believe she Is. sir," the man re
plied; "hut If you'll knock at the door
they'll tell you for ceilaln."
A nice-looking country girl In a neat
apron and cap came to the door.
Yc. Miss Khdo was at home, the nils
Hess had gone Into Dovecourt. Would
Mr. StevetiMin come this way?
He followed her Into a ptctty enough
slttlng-rootn. though It had but Tew of
the little touches which had made Mis
Dlinsdale's drawing-room ho pictty and
mi lCMtful. There were shades over
wax llowet", and a plaster of Paris
va'j Miutalnluz some artlllclal orange-
THAT WKKK MISS DOROTHY'S HKD
blossoms, which had once adorned the
wedding cake of the married daughter
of the house, and thete wete white
crochet-work rags over some of tho
chairs, and others with feat fill and
wonderful designs in crewels tied up
with Us bits of gay-colored ribbons.
Yes. It was pretty enough, but not
bearable to him after the quaint and
dignified air which had pervaded ev
erything at the Hall where she had
In two minutes Klsle Cartiugtou
came In, a tall, whulesome-looklng
girl, with fair hair that was too yel
low and cheeks that wero too red, and
as David's eyes fell upon her I am
bound to fay that his very soul seemed
to turn sick within him. Not that he
flinched, oh, no, David Stevenson was
not of the kind that llluches.
"l vo come on a queer enough er
rand, Klsle," ho began.
"Yes?" sho said In a questioning
"Yes! Hut It's no use beating about
tho bush; It's best to be honest and
tute. Isn't It?"
"Of course It Is." Sho was very
much Hushed and puzzled, too, hut as
yet sho had no Idea of his meaning.
"You must know as well as I do,"
ho went on, not attempting to go u
step neater to her or even to lake hot
hand, "that I've cared for Dorothy
Strode all my life."
"Yes," said the girl, faintly.
"Weil," standing up very straight
nnd still, and with a face llko marble,
"that'll all over now, and I want to
get my life bottled Into shape. Hol
royd wants a mistress, and I've kept
the place open so long," with a piteous
attempt at making fun, "that I hardly
llko to offer It to any one else. Well,"
finding that sho did not speak, "what
do you say, KIbIo?"
(To bo continued.)
Wnrlil'H .Host StiiiriiiloiiH KiiIiix.
Tho most stupendous ruin In the
world Is the great temple at Haalbec,
an ancient city or Syria. It seems to
havo been a kind of Pantheon, and Is
situated on a magnificent platform,
which rises It high above tho level of
the ground, and extends from east to
west a dlstanca of about 1,000 feot. Tho
portico Is at tho east, and must havo
been reached by a grand flight of steps.
It is 180 feet, or, including tho pavilions
2G0 feet from north to south. Tho
threefold entranro leads Into the first
court, hexagonal In shape, and measur
ing nbotit 2150 feet from corner to cor
ner. A portal CO feet wide gives admit
tance to a grand quadrangle, which ex
tends from cast to west for 410 feet,
ami has a breadth of 370 feel, thus In
cluding an area of between threo and
four ncrcs. Tho peristyle of tho tem
ple proper was composed of fifty-four
columns; the height of their shnfts was
about 02 feet, and the diameter 7 feet
at tho base mid about Q feet at tho top.
That part of tho great platform on
which tho porlBtylo rests consists of
Immense walls built up about GO feet
from tho ground and formed of thir
teen courses of hoveled stones. An
other marvelous ruin is the Coliseum
at Home, which encloses a space of
about flvo ncro3, and Is talft to have
been capablo of seating eiglity-soven
thousand spectators. Hoth ot theso
tiro ruins of a single building. If we
tako Into consideration groups of ruins
wo shnll bo confronted with tho won
derful masses of ancient Habylon, ol
Memphis, ot Thobes, and ot tho torn
plo of Luxor and the remains of Pom
pell and Hcrculancum, tho cities which
wero burled by an eruption of Mouu
Vesuvius In 79 A. D.
If a man Isn't sobor ho should novel
attempt to .walk a tight ropo,
' ft A
rSW0vWlW', I I
Ol'l! WOAflVX' I T W VI?
veil nuiiiiiii .1 " ,l i
VOICES OF WIVES AND DAUCH
TEHS AHE NOW HEARD.
limit ! tlitlii Hit' vrtlci' nt Nitir or
.hU nf Any Klnil .Soldo IlitiU nf
IViiincii on .lnlli Slili'H IIiiiIiik tin!
The ptesldent and secretary of war
lire receiving letters fiom patriotic
women all over the country anxious to
be mustered Into service.
A letter received at the White House,
nnd addtessed "President McKinlej.
Washington, D. c," reads: "I write
nsklng If I would be of any use to you
In this Cuba trouble. 1 am only a
woman, hut I can nuri-e the sick and
wounded. I only wish I were a man.
I would go and volunteer to take one oi
our tiufoi intuitu ones' place who went
down with the Maine. If you need
women to nurse, or If In any way I can
ho of service to you for my country's
sake, please let nie know. 1 am strong,
weigh l.V) pounds, height live feet Hu
mid one-half Inches, age 117 years, and
a good tniise. Hoping to be'of service
to my God and my country. 1 am at
Another says: "I was one of the
first volunteer tun-Fes during the war
of the tebelllon; experience on trans
ports and In hospitals. If there Is an
other war I am teady."
A Canadian woman, who says her
brother fought for our Hag in the late
war, offers her services, ami adds In
her letter to the president: "Palling
the position of nurse. I shall be glad to
give my services In any other capacity
whore I may be of use."
Prom away down In Colorado anoth
er woman, who addresses her letter
"War Department," offers her services
in these words: "Should there be a
war between the Pulled States and
Spain, would there bo any show for us
to got transportation. We are nurses
and strong, healthy women. There aio
two of us, aged li.'i years."
These are but several examples oi
tho correspondence being lecelved
from American women.
In tho event of an outbreak with
Spain positions In the army will he
open to many women, the number of
course depending upon the extent of
the struggle. Dining the late war
hundreds of women served In many
capacities with relation to the army,
most of them as nurses, some as spies
and others as purveyors, laundresses,
Should a great war break out the
hospital corps of the army would have
to employ a great number of women
nurses. Secretary Alger would prob
ably appoint an experienced woman as
superintendent of iiium's. In 1S01, at
the beginning of the civil war, Secre
tary of War Cameron appointed Miss
Dorothea DIx for this duty. She of
fered her services without compensa
tion, and nut sea selected by her wero
tcvid upon every battlefield from Hull
Hun to Appomattox. They were In
every Union hospital.
While the typical army nurse la al
ways described by the idealist as a
youthful, tender "angel of meiey," with
a beautiful face, It hi interesting to
know that generals In command ot nr
v v II
mSw1 iuuun r- v
SfSSS . '
lOno of Spain's Military Leaders In
mles prefer middle-aged ami homely
women for such service. A circular
distributed by the superintendent of
nurses In 1SU1 read:
"No women under 30 need apply. All
nurses mo required to bo very plain
looking women. Their dresses must
bo either brown or black, with no hows,
no curls or Jewelry, and no hoop
Tho pay given to nursc3 In tho lato
VT?: . . v
tt,lr WIM '" ,l ,""l,l,, lMlt u M M,ltl
that liuudieds nf women of social rank
and position, without waiting to bo
formally mustered In. set veil without
pay or hope of tewaid. She who li
now Miluuteeiltig to aid In a conflict
with Spain Is not the "new woman,"
but the same patriotic creature who
ofl'eteil hci'Mif to her Hag In IHiil.
General Sherman called "Mother
llleketdyke," the celebrated nurse of
the civil war. one of his "best gen
orals." The woman who would be the most
cotispli'ttoiH of her sex In a gteat war
between the Pulled States and Spain Is
Miss Clara Hailoti. picsldciil of the
American Red Cross who Is now car
lug for (he starving Cubans.
Should a war break out with Spain.
woiiiuu'h most valuable mllllaiy serv
ice will bo done at home. As soon as
the Hist gun of the civil war was tired,
woman's work for both the Pnlon and
Confedetate causes began In earnest.
Within a mouth after President Lin
coln called for the Hist army of "li.ooi)
volunteers, an association of New York
women had chosen fiom huiidicds nf
candidates 100 competent nurses to bo
ti allied by the physicians ami surgeons
of the city At the same lime women
throughout the country oiganlzed sol
diers' aid societies, sewing elides, fairs
and cntcttnlunicuts of various sorts for
the purpose of furnishing the bravo
boys both necessities ami delicacies.
Trains running Into Washington were
weighed down with a tremendous ac
cumulation of freight for this purpose.
Its distribution was llnally turned over
to the sanitary commission, which co
operated dining the war with women's
clubs ami societies thioiighout the en
tin; North. After each battle agent.i
distributed the supplies as received.
Statistics show that dining the late
t V 7l te?,
THK II RHOR OP HAVANA,
war the women's organizations lalsed
altogether ?ri(,0i)0,000 among their so
cieties In the Northern states, tho
amount recently appropriated by con
gress to put the nation upon nn effect
ive defensive footing. The littlo girls
of the North, by their miniature fairs
and handiwork, contributed $100,000.
Women might servo this government
as spies lu a great war. That a woman
THK STKAMKR OL1VKTTK
(In the Service of Pnele Sam Iktween
Havana and Key West.)
cannot keep a secret herself or let any
one else keep om; is not borne out by
certain fcccret archives kept lu a large
lire-proof btife In the war department.
One of the most active and rellablo
Pnlon spies lu tho late war was a wo
man, who worked successfully for a
long period. Kventually, however, she
was caught by the enemy ami iinugeii
to a H ee. Martial law, which ntates
that "tho spy is punishable- by death
by hanging by tho neck," has no re
spect for hex.
Iliul tin South Won.
We can measure tho valuo of this
commemoration day If we reconsider
what would havo been had tho Con
federacy succeeded. Macaulay, In mm
of those billllant, hnphazard specula
tions with which he was wont to sup
plement what Providence had failed to
do In the making of tho universe, saw
lu the future of the United States a half
dozen federations. Kngland could
hold her omplro by tho power of tho
sword, but where was tho sword In a
democracy? Let us suppose, as Mac
aulay scorned to anticipate, that the
Pulled States should have accepted the
Southern Confederacy. If Independ
ence had been conceded to tho South
after Chanccllorsvllle then the darkest
hour for the Noith-what then? Tho
lines of separation would havo been
drawn through West Virginia, with
tho Rocky Mountains as a western bar
rier. Tho Pi each would have held tho
Klo Grande. Canada would havo beon
a neighbor In arms.
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I lm "MhIimiV I'nliinky Ciirrert
The last was the foiiith accident that
happened to tho Maine. In August,
IS'.Uf. she tripped her anchor in swing
ing mound while at Key West, and
drilled on a reef and bent ten plutex
along the poti keel.
In Pehtitary. ISH7. a one-pound cart
ildge exploded dining targot practice,
and scilotisly Injured t li ten mnn.
In .Inly, 1V.I7, she was ramnind lulu
an Kast Ulver pier by her captain In
an effort to avoid striking a heavily
loaded exclusion boat. Sho sustained
only the los of Mime how paint HiIh
It Is a Navy yard tradition that tho
(Commander of tho Squadron at
Hampton Roads, Vn.)
Maine was lioodoed from her launch
ing day. Rear-Admlral Hrnlno, who
superintended her building nnd whoso
pride she was, had obtained a liottln
of real American wino for her christ
ening. He was then superintendent of
the Hrooklyn nnvy yard, and ho and
Mrs. limine sent to Kelly's Island, In
Lake Kilo, near tho uceno of Com-
-. i -.'-:
SHOW! Ml MORRO CASTL".
ntander Perry's famous whipping of tho
llritlsh, and scented a tptart of cham
pagne, made right thete from Ameri
Miss Alice Wllnicrdlng, a grand
daughter of Secretary of tho Navy Tra
cy, christened the big armored cruiser,
and brought with her a bottle ot cham
pagne from the bills ot Prance. Sho
used this, and It was a severe disap
pointment to Admiral Hralne. He has
bis bottle of Ametienn wino still In a
prominent place in Ills library, and will
wish now, more than ever, that It hai.
been the one to havo been smashed
over the Maine's bow.
Resides her accidents the Maine has
twice eomo In for severe criticism as
to top weight and seaworthiness. In
September, 1890, It was found Hint sho
could not carry on her decks tho two
torpedo boats designed therefor, and
tho boats, which cost $80,000, wero sent
up to Newport for practice work at tho
In Pobiuary ot last year Admiral
I tit nt o had to make to Assistant Secro
tm y McAdoo, after his experience with
bis squadron olf Capo Ilatteras in tho
galo of February C und G, the follow
"Tho Maine's behavior at sea In
heavy weather Is bad. Her pitching
and rolling is excessive, and is attribut
ed to faulty design In placing too much
heavy weight at her extremities, which
GUN AT WILLKT'S POINT, N. Y.
(Can Pierce Pour-Inch Armor at u Dis
tance of Nineteen Miles.)
was Inct eased by attempting to correct
another error when sho was cnmmls
sloncd. Her battery cannot bo used as
designed without destruction of boats
and other fittings, mid In somo In
stances loss of life, If tho crows remain
at their guns, Por this reason thero
has been no attempt to make such use
of the guns as Is contemplated In the
design of tho ship ami arrangement of
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