The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, January 13, 1899, Page 3, Image 3

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BY J. P.
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CHAPTER XVIII. (Continued.)
"I mado cautious Inquiries, anil
mid to my surprise that my miser
ies identity wits qulto lost, I had
von no hint, uttered no namo during
stay thcro, that would lead to dls-
Ivory. I Icnrned that the clothes I
oro when taken up hy tho pollco
cro mere rngB of tho coarsest, most
kathsomo kind, and a bit ot soiled pa-
cr bearing tho namo 'Elizabeth
lliompson' found In tho pocket ot tho
ress served as my ccrtlflcato of bap-
Ism, and bo Elizabeth Thompson I re
gained to all who met mo during
lioso Boven years. When and how my
lothos wcro changed and stolon, as
icy undoubtedly were, I don't remem-
or. After threo years I was dls
Itargcd as cured, and, as I had shown
bme capability for nursing during an
bldcmlc that visited tho asylum, a
nd nun who had chargo ot the Cath
ie wnrd offered to get mo a place as
lendnnt In a hospital, whero I ro-
alned somo tlmo."
"And you novcr thought ot me
!cr longed to ceo me, to know how
She laughed bitterly, as she waved
o eager Interruption aside, with a
sturo of pain.
"Never thought of you! Ah, you
111 novcr know how you filled my life,
n never understand what I felt and
ffcrcd! I knew you must bcllovo me
;nd, nnd I knew tho best thing for
mr happiness, your peace of mind,
las to let you remain In that belief.
struggled to keep away from
ail, to learn nothing about you;
hit, when nursing a patient whom I
usually heard had lately been In do
mestic sorvlce in tho neighborhood ot
folworth, I could not resist tho temp-
itlon of questioning her. From her
learned, Paul, that Mr. Dennys of
colworth was married to a Miss Stop-
lord, with whom ho had inherited n
largo fortune, that ho was very happy
knd prosperous nnd the father of three
beautiful children.
"This news nllayed all my doubts,
Irovo every lingering spark of hopo
ind happiness from my future. I
legged tho reverend mother who had
rocurcd mo the place In tho hospital
o accept mo as a novlco; but sho hcsl-
ated for somo tlmo, knowing of the
alnt In my blood. However, after a
:ouplo of years, seeing no sign ot a
elapse, and getting a very favorablo
ipinlon of my case from tho asylum
loctprs, I waB received Into tho con-
ent, and on application allowed to
loin tho mission going to New Zea-
ind. '
"Wo wero to hnvo sailed next week,
Ind as tho tlmo drew near a torrlblo
lestlessness camo over mo, a longing
to lntonso to breatho tho air you
breathed onco more, thnt I folt I
ould novcr bo a useful and contented
ervant' of Heaven unless my longing
vera gratified. I appealed to tho rov-
rond mother, and sho with her usual
toodncss gavo her consont. I arrived
it dusk that that blessed night, ln-
ondlng only to say a prayer for you
ind yours at tho cross preserving my
neraory, and then steal away a3 I had
"At tho station I saw your brother
Accidentally, bollevlng him to bo you
-his foaturcs aro wonderfully like
hat yours onco were. I found to my
kttor bowlldermcnt, and I think relief,
hat my lovo was doad completely
lead, that Edith's husband was uoth
iic to me.
"I wandered out, pondering tho
leaning of this discovery, and saw
lou stretched across my grave. At
pio first sound of your voice, at tho
Irst glanco. into your worn altered
lice ah, beloved, I know that I wa3
at freo, and could never be. no mat-
or what gulf divided us. I tried to
ivo you as I thought to leave you:
lut but "
Sho Stopped a Httlo hvstnrlnnllv! nnil
lo laid his hand on her lips. Presently
pie nucu it away, nnd said with eager
"But you loved hor. Paul,
w or not; you never can oxnlnln thnt
way. No no; do not try! You wnnt-
d to marry her before you mot mo.
am suro of It. You lovnd lmr vnn
anted to marry her once," bIio re-
eaicn monotonously.
Yes, yes. I wnnted tr mnv hu
nco. Dlstcn, listen to mo Holon! I
as a mere boy, homo Irom an out
klrt station In India, whom t nnvnn
iw a woman's face. I wns tnnniv nn,i
id; sho was kind and beautiful, nnd
id overythlnK In her nnwnr in fnoM.
ato and enslavo mn. limv ni,i
elp falling In tho trap? I left her in
suuo or melodramatic despair, which
nOW knOW Wa8 nnlv HlMn itnnn
lOllgh I bolIOVOd nt thn Minn nhn It ml
loalt mo a life-wound.
"I mot you: wo were mnrrlml nnB
I'ent six months togother abroad. Ah,
iuien, i am not understand until long
Fierwnrus how happy thoso six
onths were, how thnmnchiv timv
lad mado you part of my life, tho
vv ossonco of ray content and hnp-
foOBS. For I wnn hnnnv- lnif Mlml
pnceltcd' dolt that I was. I nirrn.nfn.i
y contontcd state of being to my own
uwuiiess and generosity In marrying
f". m accepted aa my duo your do
Dtlon to mo. Well, well, I was pun-
f'eu, cnjoiiy punished for it all. I
red t6 llngnr over overy day, overy
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hour of thoso six months with a yearn
ing passion, a sickening remorse that
left thoso lines you sco on my faco,
and streaking my hair with gtay bo
foro I had reached tho prime of llfo.
"When wo returned bIio camo ncroris
my path ngaln, and necessity compell
ed her to confldo a secret to me. When
I Icnrned by It how shamefully she
had been treated, I bellovcd I had mis
judged her cruelly, and was only eager
to offer reparation In my power. I
felt that no sacrlfico or exertion I
could mako would atone for tho Irro
parable wrong dono her by ono of my
name, and"
"Your brother Arthur, you mean;
ho had"
"He had forced her an Ignorant
thoughtless girl of sixteen to marry
him secretly when she was qtaylng
with an lnvnlld aunt in London."
"Of sixteen!" sho exclaimed eager
ly. "You mean thnt she sho was
your brother's wlfo before I left you
all all that time sho was with us,
your brother's wife?"
"Yes, yes. At first tho excitement
nnd adventure had pleased her, but
later on. when she came to know Ar
thur's truo character and mode of his
life how ho had squandered hla for
tuno, was shunned by honest men nnd
respectable women when her uncle,
who had heard some rumor of a child
ish attachment between the pair, In
formed her that, If sho exchanged an
other word with Arthur, ho would not
only niter his will and loavo her pen
niless, but would expel her from his
homo, her complacency changed to a
stato ot misery and almost unbearable
suspense, which by degrees taught hor
to hate tho cause of her selfish ter
ror, and mado his cxlstenco a posl
tlvo nlghtmnro to her.
"At last, nfter a Btormy Interview
Arthur consented to emigrate to Aus
tralia, pledging his word to remain
there until tho General should die, and
Edith's inheritance be quite safe
"He sailed, but after n tlmo tiring
of Colonial llfo, broko his solomn
promise, nnd a month after our arriv
al at Colworth ho turned up at South
ampton, nnd Edith In her terror of
dlscovory confided her secret to me,
implored mo to help her nnd Induce
my brother to return to Australia at
"I promised lo help her by every
means In my power, wrote nt onco to
my brother, begging him to leave; but
ho refused point blank until ho had
had at least ono interview with his
wife, whom, with all his faults, I be
Hevo ho truly loved, as his conduct
within tho Inst soven years has amply
proved. Seeing ho was not to bo shak
en, wo nrrnnged that tho meeting
Bhould take placo nt Colworth, whero
thero would bo less chanco of detec
tion. It was in vnln. I bogged Edith
to lot you sharo tho secret; sho was
lnflexlblo on that point. Hor motive
for that rcsorvo at tho time I thought
trivial and unreasonable; but I have
slnco fathomed tho torrlblo overween
ing vanity and heartlessness of tho
woman, nnd can now undorstand It
porfcctly. Sho was Jealous of you, my
dnrllng; that I should havo so quick
ly recovered from her wanton attack
was n stab her vanity rcsonted bit
terly; sho saw moro clearly than I
could see myself dull fool! how
thoroughly happy I was, how dear you
wero to mo; nnd so sho set about,
with a thousand nameless, almost In
tangible wiles nnd nrtlflccs, to wreck
the hnpplncss of n man who was shel
tering and protecting her, fighting to
preservo her fortuno nnd honor. With
broken, half-stifled hints nnd lnun
does, she gavo mo to understand thnt
I would havo been her choice hnd I
spoken long ngo, before my brother
tried by every means in power to wean
mo from your influence, to forco on
mo tho fact that I had mado n tremen
dous sacrifice In mnrrylng you, that
my chivalrous and tender bearing to
wards you awoko In her feelings that
mado her own wretched fato almo3t
unbearable, and nt tho same time, I
presume, from what I'vo heard, that
you, my poor, darling, did not escape
hor "
"Paul, that tlmo when you left mo
nlono with hor, when you went to Lon
don "
"To meet hor husband yes?"
"Sho told mo not nt once, you
know, but by degrees It It took
threo days, Paul that you you had
loved her passlonntoly for years, that
you had proposed to hor a few days
beforo you met me, that, evon after
her first refusal, you hnd followed hor
about London, trying to mako her
chango her mind, nnd that, falling
thnt, you you had rushed back to Ire
land In wrath and despair, and and
married mo -"
"Sho told you thnt tho Jado?"
"Not boldly, ns I toll you now, but
with llttlo hints and Jokes, half laugh
ing sighs that wero almost worso."
"My poor brother! Well, my darl
ing, tho end camo. You followed us
that night, nnd saw tho mooting bo
tween husband and wlfo."
"Paul, Paul! You mean It was not
you I saw holding her In your nrms,
Imploring hor to fly?"
"No It was Arthur. We were moro
nllko then than now, lovo, and I had
lent him my big gray ulster, for ho
complained of the cold. Tho tho mis
toko wno natural; but, oh, how awful
In ltu consequences to you and mol"
"Co on oh, go on!" she crJcd
"When convinced of your '.errltilc
death, brain fever set In, nnd for some
months I was unconscious of my loss
I recovered, roso from my sick bed
wretched In heart and body, tho lovo,
hope, happiness of my llfo burlod in
your grave. I loft Europo traveled,
nlmlesaly In Asia nnd America for nix
years. In tho meantlmo tho old dm
eral had died suddenly n few wholes
after your disappearance leaving his
nlcco sixty thousand pounds In hard
cash, hut the Hall and surrounding
property to n male relative
"Edith married Arthur publicly al
most nt once, nnd they settled down at
Colworth, renting tho placo from mo
A few months ngo my brother, who la
now n most exemplary member of r.o
clety, wrote nsklng mo If I would toll
my Interest In It, and let them ontall
It on their eldest son, ns It was my
avowed Intention not to mnrry again.
I could not mnko up my mind, nnd
enme homo to Eottlc tho business.
"A few days ngo nt the Langham 1
met my brother nnd his wife for the
first time slnco their socond marriage,
nnd ho persuaded mo to try to visit
tho old placo again. I camo down
with them, and walked across the
fields to tho ctoss which bore youi
nnme. When I saw tho famlllai
spot, tho house among tho troes, the
cruel mill, heard tho mournful rtt3tle
of tho leaves and the ripple of the
water, nil the old pain broko out na
fiercely ns on tho day I lost you. 1
throw myself upon your cravo, call
ing out your namo. Your volco an
swered me. I looked up, nnd Daw
you, Helen, standing In tho moonlight
beforo me"
Two months nfter her Installation nt
Colworth, Mrs. Arthur Dennys, her
lord nnd master, nursery, horses, car
riages, Ltckcys, nnd maids were
storming tho sleepy country station
ngaln, enrouto for n Sydenham villa
residence, whero sho still bemoans the
111 luck of her oldest born, who will
never now Inherit Colworth.
Would Hum Hern a Mno 1'itlnUr liu
fur Color Illlutlnris.
Charles Meryon born In 1S21 wai
brought up to tho navy, going first in
1S37 to tho naval school at Brest, says
Pall Mall Gazette As a youth, he
sailed round tho world. Ho touched
at Athens; touched at the then Bavago
coasts of New Zealand; mado sketches,
n few ot which, in dnya when most ol
his greater work was done, ho used
as material for somo ot his etchings.
Art oven then occupied him, nnd deep
ly Interested as ho soon cot to bo In
It, ho seems to havo had a notion that
It was less dignified than tho profes
sion of tho navy, and after nwhllo he
chose deliberately tho lc3s dignified
becnuso It was tho less dignified. He
would have us believe so, at any rnto;
ho wished his father to bellove so. And
in 1815, having served credltnbly and
become a lieutenant, he resigned hla
commission. A painter ho could not
bo. The gods, who hnd glvon him,
even In his youth, a poetic vision nnd
n firmness of hnnd, had denied him the
true sight of color; and I remember
seeing hanging up in tho salon ot M.
Uurty, who knew him, a lnrgo, Impres
sive pastel of a ship cleaving her way
through wido, deep waters, and the
sea was red and tho sunset sky was
green, for Meryon was color blind. Ha
would havo to bo an engraver. Ho
entered the workroom of ono M. Dlory,
to whom In after times, as his wont
was, ho cngrnved some verses of hla
writing appreciative verses, slncoro
and unfinished "n tol, Dlory, mon
mnltre." Tho etchings of Zeematt.tho
Dutchman, gavo him tho desire to etch.
He copied with freedom and Interest
sovernl of Zcoman's neat llttlo pVttes,
and addressed him with praises, on
another llttlo copper, llko tho ono to
Ulcry "a Zecman, polntro de3 mate
Tupaneio Cooties Would Not Serve th
Owner of It.
A yenr or two ago an artist from
Snn Francisco who wore n glnsg eyo
camo to Yokohama and established
himself In a llttlo bungalow on tho out
skirts of the city, says tho Yorkvllle
Yeoman. Tho wenther was extremely
wnrm, and beforo tho strnnger had bo
como settled ho was besieged by a
number of coolies who wanted to got
tho Job ot fanning him at night. The
artists looked over tho applicants and
dually selected nn old mnn who
brought excellont recommendations
from 1i1b Inst employer. When It was
tlmo to rctlro tho artist took out his
glass o'e, laid It on tho stand at his
bcdsldo and went to bed. Tho old man
picked up his fan nnd tho San Fran
cisco mnn was soon nalcop. Ho slopt
peacefully for nn hour or two, when
ho was awakened by n chorus of buzz
ing Insects about his head. He looked
about him nnd found that tho man
whom ho hnd hired to fan him was
gone. The next morning when ho went
in search of another coollo he was
amazed to discover that no ono would
work for him. Ho was looked upon as
n wizard and worker of miracles with
whom It was unsnfo to bo nlono. The
old man hnd gono nmong his friends
and told how tho Cnllfornlnn had takon
out his eyo at night and laid it on a
stand In order thnt ho might watch his
servant at night and sco that ho kept
his fnn In motion. Tho old coolie's
story created such excitement that tho
Snn Francisco man was novcr ablo to
get another Jnpancso to fan him after
Pessimist I tell you the world la
going to tho dovll. Optimist Well, I
see you aro going tho way ot tho world.
Boat tnroniUtent I'olntu Ilia "Vnrlit"
VatTltt Other t'eoplo, ami Kcn
la Hit "Mttiity" Thero Hotini to llo
Nu I'liviicjr.
The alarm clock br-r-r-r-ed In harsh,
strident accents through the darkened
room, replacing tho snore ot him who
slept tho sleep of tho just and tho
open-mouthed combined snys tho
Now York Evening Journal. He tum
bled out of bed and groped mechanic
ally ffr his slippers through tho early
morning gloom, without losing n mo
ment In the mntutlnnl procrastination
of weaker mortals 'twlxt lingering
snug In bed for nnother live minutes
or shivering out ot It Immediately. Ho
sot about taking his cold "tub" with
tho cheerful alacrity ot u man with a
keen day's sport before him. Later on
ho picked up n brnco of brushes nnd
dashed off a duct on bis head "with
considerable spirit and verve" (See
familiar quotation front nny musical
criticism.) Then "his mnn" came In
with his well-brushed clothes and laid
thom on a chair, but did not "silently
withdraw," as gentlemen's gentlemen
always do In high-life novels, becausu
his "mnn" was named llrldgct and In
addition to being tho Makc-Uellovc-Mnn's
mnn sho was cook, mald-of-all-work,
Janltor-bnitor and n fow other
trifles. Instead of silently withdraw
ing sho stood there with arms akimbo
nnd snld: "Will yo bo altln' wnn egg
or two eggs this marnlng?" A shndo
of pain pnsscd across tho face of tho
Mako-Dclicvc-Man, It was so hard to
preservo his cherished Illusion In tho
fnco of such crudeness. Ho decided In
favor of two eggs and, It now b3lng C
n. m., he selected a tlo that would look
well on tho links at 4 In the afternoon.
A trivial detail of flvo hours' work
hung between tho selection ot tho
sporting tlo nnd tho sport, but tho
Mnkc-Bollevo-Mnn made It a rule never
to dwell on unpleasant things. He nl
ways dressed for his country club nt
G &. m. nnd arrived between 1 nnd 5 p.
m. He sipped his coffco while "his
man" called In from tho kitchen:
"Thlm bluo pnnts need pressing and
the milkman says ho won't wait an
other day," but the M. D. man did not
hear; he was rereading tho Vnn Bibber
stories for the tenth time. "His yacht"
was waiting for him nt the foot ot Ful
ton street, Brooklyn. It nmuscd him
to hnnd a fow coins to n man sitting
In a llttlo cage-like box nnd follow two
or threo Impossible-looking peoplo
through a ferryhouse It was all n
mero whim of a man of lolbure The
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iMi'mWeLJC jtepKen-Lcilie
rnliln of "hla ynrht" wn3 n bit stuffy
and ho wont foro nnd stood In tho
rain. His cnrrlngo was waiting for
him nt tho New York side lie entered
It nnd In nu tdlo moment gave tho mnn
a nickel. Tho man pulled a strap;
something rung how funny It all wa3l
Ho finally nrrlvcd nt "his study." It
was noisy and seemed to bo tho study
of quite a number of otlicrj, but tho
Mnkc-llollevo-Mnn did not scent to
mind. He removed his ruffs nnd put
them on tho top of his desk ho pre
ferred them to nny other desk orna
ment, oven to a bust of Shnkcspcnro.
Later In the day ho Invited a lady of
quality to dluo with him nt 7 ho would
bo back from tho links by that tlmo
she could mrct hint nt the restaurant
It wns so Jolly, this playing tho bohc
mlnn. After dinner ho escorted tho
Lndy of Quality homo. Sho lived oft
Illoolter street but so many of tho old
families did. When tho Mnke-Bellcvo-Man
had turned the koy of his apart
ment ho took ui) a hand glass nnd mi
nutely exnmlned his face. There wcn
Hno3 about the eyes, but the Hj. tfero
us smiling ns u womnn'B. ''""'.licit shall
It bo tomorrow?" ir.nld file Mnkc-Dc-llevo-Mnn,
"hunting or golf?" Then
ho sighed aj1 began to hunt for hla
I.Tiirhliist Mnito lUnrimlvp,
Ohio la the first stnto to try n pro
veutlvo of lynching, which lias often
been suggested, nnmely, tho plan of
making tho county tit which a lynch
ing occurs linblo for damages to tho
heirs of tho victim. About two yenra
ago such n law was enacted In Ohio,
Just nfter sovernl lynchlngs had oc
curred In thnt state It was argued
that this law would tend to dlscourago
tho resort to lynch law by Its notion
upon tho pocket nerve of n commun
ity, but It had not been passed long
when a mob In Northern Ohio swung
up a man. His next ot kin entered
suit ngnlnst tho county whero tho
crlmo occurred, nnd wns nwnrded
Jfi.OCO damages. Tho county's counsel
appealed tho caEo to tho supremo
court on tho ground that tho net un
der which the verdict was returned
was unconstitutional. This question
wns nrgucd elaborately on both aides,
and tho court has decided that tho nn-tl-lynchlng
law Is constitutional. It Is
probable thnt other stntes will adopt
tho Ohio method ot ranking lynchlngs
expensive Atlanta Journal.
Urobilins; All thn Honor.
"I llko an energetic follow," said tho
society young mnn, "but when I think
of Brown, who went to war and got
discharged In tlmo to come home whllo
wnr heroes wero still in demand, nnd
then got bnck on tho football tenm, I
can't help snylng ho Is a bit of n hog."
Indlnnapolls Journnl.
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r A LavtoMyt lmix:fTWT
knoiK.fKe pretty place
Where sou &Jtd 1 didiCrAyj
A ljjfm$ brooklel rvsCc?j
doT fla.C vcrdcvnL wa
ArvJ a.11 a.bout hilly
wi(T wooAeLndi,greet o.nd olJ
here grow fKeSnoiey My
Ahd fke popfy dreitcd in go
The birds Are blrflidy Striding
Among fh l&urels Jtilfi
And ecKoffi $wes A-r nn$"g
from rnod Co mrghty SiU
X KrV ib rueful reason
JSo tror& uq vmder fhere
In Sunny Summer season
"Qr when ftf mOisd5 Aro barfi.
But yet your briKl' yt?s
nui- cl i jove you
JliAlorGurtO mvy pursue
Mnd blazing haTe
A r. J f..hi.rA.J
o r '"uniiuf
Dui- owet hejxru r&u, be true,
d coming ye?Ajy ihftll bring ma
Tfifice IcfcCed baxkto you.
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Complritoiii Tlmn tho I'owiler ruff.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox In tho Worn
nn'ii Homo Companion dlscussci
"Man's Limitations" when ho nttomptl
to discourse on tho secrets of beauty.
Sho says: "To tho avcrngo man the
word 'cosmetics has the effect of n red
rng shaken In tho faro of a bull. Yet
tho word does not menu paint or pig
ment. Trnco It back and you will find
It signifies a preparation to r.Uora har
mony. This Is the ngo of specialists.
In dnya gone by whntover ovll bofoll
the human body tho family physician
wns expected to relieve. Now wo havo
tho dentist, tho surgeon, the oculist,
tho nurlst, the pedicure, and still others
skilled In the trentmont of sca'p and
skin. A good complexion Is tho back
ground of n wnrftn's beauty. Naturo's
most licnvtHrA grouping of foaturo In
ruined f Jno background loses Its tono
w incomes scnmod or spotted. To
Wvold such disaster with tho flight of
years requires knowledge nnd patience.
Thero nro specialists In this lino who
nro Just ns expert ns the dentist or tho
oculist. No mint Is Indignant or dis
gusted If his wife ronsults tho dentist.
Ho docs not tell hor that a cheerful
disposition will preservo hor tooth. Yet
tho complexion feels thnt ravages of
Indigestion, tlmo and Inherltnncc quite
ns much ns tho teeth or eyes, nnd needs
quite as skllirul trenment. Yot tho
majority of ladles must keep tholr
methods n secret becnuso ot tho Intol
ornnco nnd unreason of man upon this
subject. If n woman goco nbrond with
vlslblo rougo on hor checks, powder
on her iioro, or pencll-mnrkB under hor
eyes, a man has n right to utter a pro
test nnd volco his disgust. But ho
never stops nt thnt. llo Immediately
proceeds to tilr lil: aticloitt theories
about n cheerful disposition nnd soap
and water as tho only cosmetic proper
for a respectable woman to use Mean
tlmo the deadly scented sonp-cako hua
ravaged moro complexions than any
pigment on tho market."
lie Unliril llm First ring In Cuho.
At tho beginning of tho war, William
R. Gratz sent to a Now York newspa
per $100, with Instructions that ttia
money should bo given to tho Amer
ican sailor or soldier who should bo the
first to ralso tho stars and stripes on,
Cuban soil, it has boon decided at
Washington that tho honor bolongs to
Ensign Arthur L. Wlllnrd of tho Ma
cblas. On Mny 11, whllo tho Wilming
ton nnd tho Wlnslow woro engaged
with the Spanish battorlcs at Carde
nas tho Machlas shelled tho barracks at
Diana Cny. and Wlllard went aslioro
with a boat's crow and raised tho flag
over these barracks, nfter tho Span
lards had been driven nway.
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