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Red Cloud Chief.
llev. Frank Giinsaultu of Chicago,
hat intorc3tcd hi congregation In
mining and the church has Invested In
n mine In the Cripple Crook district,
which will ho operatod for the bene
fit of the church.
India and Ceylon havo competed so
ouccesafully with China In the produe
tlon of tea that, whereaa In 1SS0 2,100.
tyfjO hundredwolght of the leaf were ex
ported from China, only 1,031,000 hun
dredweight left the couutty In 1833.
A Mlnneapolij man bought from a
Russian In Halifax 11 vo years ago a
curious rough atone of reddish hue.
Acting on a recent hint, ho sent tho
stono to Kansas City, and cutters de
veloped ten flno Siberian rubles worth
$75 a carat.
Public-spirited citizens at St. Iritis
have offered conditionally to freo tho
site of tho exposition if It ran be se
cured for tho use of the public library,
it order that tho city may avail Itself
of the Jl.000,000 gift offered by An.
There Is only one building at the
Pan-American exposition In lluffulo
designed In Its entirety by a woman,
and that ono Is tho structure which
will represent the states of New Eng
land. The woman whose brilliancy as
an architect has gained for her this
honor Is Miss Josephine Wright Chap
man of Boston.
The Atlantic pigeon post, which was
suspended for the winter, will be re
dinned next month. Passengors on
board Atlantic steamers can avail
themselves of the birds to let their
friends hear of the progress of tho
voyage or of their Impending arrival.
Of the hundreds of pigeons sent off at
sea last year only two went astray.
In passing upon tho constitutionality
of an act of tho legislature limiting tho
height of buildings to seventy feet on
lands adjacent to the new courthouse,
the Supreme Court of Massachusetts
held that tho state, in tho exercise of
Its police powor, has not the right to
Impose such restrictions without pay
ing damages to the property owners af
fected. If Lieut. Elmsley, the young Canadi
an officer who was reported dangerous
ly wounded In South Africa somo
woeks ago, recovers, his restoration
will bo ono of the record recoveries,
fllnco on his arrival at tho hospital in
Pretoria it was found a bullet had
gone through his heart. Whether tho
diagnosis was wrong or Ills case Is an
other example of tho humannes3 of
tho modern bullet remains to bo seen.
Te fact that ho lived at all is nulll
Sued, Tanner, and all other fasting,
men, would appear to be distanced by
a young widower who lives in the Fau
bourg St. Antolne, Paris. This person
lost his wife a fow months since, and
his grief took tho form of a desire to
starve himself to death. He had, It Is
affirmed, been without food since De
cember 29, 1900. When found ho was
a mere heap of skin and bono. A
neighbor poured some warm bouillon
down his throat, and after awhile he
revived and wrote on a piece of paper,
"Being unablo to survive my wife, I
refblved to commit suicide by starving
myself to death."
In his biography of Phillips Brooks,
Alexander V. O. Allen of Cambridge
tells of a clergyman who was going
abroad and talked in jest of bringing
back a new relation with him. "You
might havo some trouble in getting It
through the custom house," Home ono
remarked. "No," observed liishop
Brooks; "wo may take It for granted
that a now religion would havo no du
ties attached." Another person, for
tho sake, no doubt, of argument, once
drjw attention to tho fact that somo
infen, calling themselves atheists,
seemod to lead moral lives, and BrookB
promptly disposed of It. "They havo
to," said he; "they have no God to
forgive them if they don't."
A horrible parricide was committed
recently at Marseilles. M. Martin Jo
slme, cashier at a large Arm, resolved
to contract a second marriage. His
eon, aged 20, who had given his father
a great deal of trouble, asked to be
present. M. JoHlrno gladly consented,
and presented hltn with a new suit of
clothes for tho occasion. Joseph Jo
slne angrily declared that they wore
not' of good quality. Tho wedding par
ty were Just starting to tho church for
tho ceremony when tho son said to hl3
father that It would be more In keep
ing to take some flowers to tho tomb
of Ills dead mother. He then pulled
out a revolver and exclaimed: "Take
that. Ono bullet for you, nnd two for
me afterwards." M. Poslme fell dead,
and hlB son, who expressed gladness,
Mr. F. Neville Wells writes from
Llnconla, AJo, Buenos Ayres, about an,
extraordinary storm. Ho says: "At
about 1 ; 30 p. m. ono could seo a storm
was approaching. In less thnn flvo
minutes ono could not seo flvo yards,
hailstones as big as pigeons' eggs
' Ailing panes of glass nnd tho stones
(wrtlng from ono end of a room twelvo
Jjut long to tho othor. This lasted a
quarter of an hour, and then tho sun
shono brilliantly and tho dust com
menced to blow again, tho thormome
ter an hour afterwards registering 80
degrees In tho ahado."
Takes Chargo of Office and is
Ready for Business.
HE WILL WAKH TE STATE EMPLOYES
fl7 tin Will Make No KeiiintnW, at Least
at I'renent-Will Penult All of
Dietrich' I'pMminl Staff
At OiTiO o'clock Wednesday morning
Governor Dietrich became Senator
Dietrich and at the same time non
tenant Governor Savage became gov
ernor. This was accomplished by the
acceptance of the resignation of Gov
ernor Dietrich by the secretary of
state and the signing of the commis
sion of Senator Dietrich by Governor
Savage. The act advanced the lieuten
ant governor to governor and he went
ahead with the business of the office
ns if he was an old haml at It. It was
held unnecessary for It i tit to take an
additional oath of office, for when lie
was sworn in as lieutenant governor,
he took the same oath as the gover
nor. The resignation of Governor Diet
rich was ns brief as it could possibly be
made. It read: " I hereby resign my
office as governor of Nebraska to take
effect upon tiling hereof."
Deputy Secretary of State Frank
McCartney lu the absence of the sec
retary of state, accepted the resigna
tion marking the time at '.1:50 a. in. It
ha.s so happened that lie lias witnessed
the certificates of two Flitted Stales
senators and accepted the resignation
of one governor. The papers were
presented at tho secretary of state's
office every time when Mr. Marsh had
Governor Savage did not take long
to grow accustomed to the work and
he was in a very short time being Inter
viewed by a host of people anxious to
see what" the plans of the new official
might be. The governor was forced
to declare himself ns the swarm of peo
ple gassed In review before him.
t To a group of newspaper men, Gov
ernor Savage said later In the day:
"I do not Inteltd to discharge one
man, woman or child who is tilling n
state position now so long as he fills
the position acceptably. Hut I shall
watch them all and If nny do not do
right, I shall remove such on sight. It
is not my determination to cause ntiv
changesin the officers of the bttte un
less there is cause.
"Hcgardlng my office here, I have
asked Mr. Lindsay to remain if lie de
sires. He has private business that
he says will occupy his attention short
ly but lie bus sufficient time to perform
the duties of his office here. 1 think
he will remain two or three months
nt least, or as long as he desires. Mr.
Clancey will remain till fall nt any
rate. Miss PureeU will stay lu me
office till June 1. I cannot say wheth
er she will remain longer or not. Miss
Meyers will remain permanently."
A FEELING OF UNREST
China Still M for Any Hurt of Out
break, "It is reported that the Japanese gov
ernment has reserved a subsidized
mail steamer for its own use," says the
Shanghai correspondent of the Lon
don'Morning Post. This suggests that
Japan is preparing for einergiences.
"The desperate state of the private
finnnees of Japan is said to bo making
tho war propaganda popular. Accord
ing to opinion in Shanghai an out
break of hostilities would be the sig
nal for a rising throughout China."
' "Everywhere among the Chinese
there is a feeling of unrest," says n
dispatch from the London Standard
from Tien Tsln. "There is no doubt
that petty attacks upon foreigners
continue, nnd the statement Is correct
that bodies of well-armed Chinese are
secretly drilling. Chinese picked troops
are reported In strength in the vicini
ty of Pao Ting Fit. The situation de
mands the retention of tho foreign
troops for the present."
Dr. Morrison, wiring tho London
Times from Pekin, protests that Count
von Waldcrsee's policy of punitive ex
peditions has "thrown the greater
part of the province of Chi Li into an
archy and disorder."
, "This is so complete," says he, "that
the neighborhood of Pekln is now more
unsafe for foreigners than at any pre
tIous time since the occupation began.
U'he trade with the Interior Is crippled
The only armed Chinese are robbers
and boxers, Itestltutlon to the Chinese
of territorial jurisdiction lias become a
A Great Northern express train was
Wrecked two miles west of Ft. Ilenton,
near Helena, Mont. The engine, ten
der, baggage and mall cars were
ditched and Engineer John Wilkinson
wns killed. The. fireman was thrown
ISO feet down an embankment, hut
received only slight Injuries. No pas
sengers were Injured. The wreck was
caused by a washout.
Hmeltlng Work Clwieil,
Orders have been received at Helena,
Mont., to close the works of the
American Smelting &. Refining Co., at
East Helena employing COO men. The
company tried to reduce the wages of
the blast furnace men 20 per cent in
consequence of the eight hour law.
The men agreed to a 10 percent reduc
tion. I'ter Dntlrcily Dmtroeil.
The fire which broke out on the pier
At San Juan, Porto Uico, destroyed
that structure and Its entire contents,
The total loss is estimated at 8300,000,
IN THE CRESCENT CITY
New Orleans tint t'lrtt llt rrnnt a t'rrt
l.lrnt While In Onh'c.
Tho presidential party traveled
across the cotton belt Wednesday from
Memphis almost to tho gulf of Mexi
co. Down the low-lying rich Ynoo
valley, fertile as that of tho Nile, It
went to Vlcksburg, teeming with Its
memories of more than thirty years
ago. tlieuee east to .lael'son, the capi
tal of Mississippi, and from there down
into the laud of the mag'iolla and tho
orange to the old toinan'le city near
the mouth of the Mississippi with Its
traditions of French and Spanish rule.
As the sun was lowering the train
crassed the lmyousi with their tangles
of moss-covered cypress and live oak
mid, Rkirting lake Poiieliartraln,
steamed into New Or'eans. This Is
the first time New Orleans lias ever
had a visit from the chief magistrate
of the nation, and it was a royal re
ception which the old city extended to
Mr. MeK'iiiley himself has been at
New Orleans before. He made n nota
ble speech the year preceding ills nom
ination for the presidency, and ex
President Cleveland was there upon
one occasion during the Interim be
tween his two terms, but never before,
lias a president, while lu office, visited
the crescent city.
Thursday the partv drove about tho
city in the morning and in the after
noon took a sail along the river front.
At'J o'clock the presidential special
will again resume its journey towards
the golden gate.
CENTER OF POPULATION.-
Ilartlioleinnt County, Inilluna Claim the
'I he census bureau lias announce!,
that the center of population of the
Flitted States excluding Alaska and
recent territorial acquisitions, on June
1 last was six miles southeast of Co
lumbus, Bartholomew county. Indiana.
It is described as latitude ,T. degrees,
'.i minutes mid HO seconds, and longi
tude 35 degrees, 43 minutes, St sec
onds. I u ten years the center of popula
tion was moved westward fourteen
miles and southward two and n half
miles. This Is the smallest move ever
noted by the bin can. It shows tits
population of the western states has
not increased lit recent years as rap
idly as in former decades. The south
ward movement is due largely to the
great Increase in the population ol
Indian Territory. Oklahoma and Tex
as, and the decreased westward move
ment as compared to the large in
crease in the population of the North
Atlantic states. The center of the
area of the Flitted Stales excluding
Alaska and Hawaii and other recent
acquisitions, is lu northern Kansas.
The center of population, therefore, is
about three-fourths of n degree south
and more than thirteen degrees east of
the center of area.
COMING IN BY DROVES
riilllpplne Insurrection Now Completely
Advices from Manila say: General
Tinio surrendered to Captain Freder
ick V. ICrugof the Twentieth infantry
at Slnait province.
Baldomero Agulnaldo and Pedro
Agulnaldo, relatives of General Emillo
Agulnaldo, and five other insurgent
leaders have surrendered.
The report that General Alejandrlno
has surrendered Is confirmed. He was'
looked upon as the possible successor
Padre Agllpay, the excommunicated
Filipino priest, who preached the doe-,
trine of a holy war against the United
States, lias also surrendered.
CONFESSES TO GUILT.
Short Work of .Monro Cumi nt llenkeltnan
- -iel Hewn Yearn.
The session of district court at Bcnk
clman, Neb., came to n sudden close
by the quashing of two informatlou.s
nnd the entering1 of a plea of guilty by
tile young desperado, Theodore Moore,
to the charge of burglary. He received
a sentence of seven years lu the peni
tentiary, which sentence receives the
universal approval of the people at
Halglet. Sheriff Itlchards was able to
attend court and hopes to be able to
convey young Moore where he will bo
unable to assault him again with mur
WILL DIVIDE UP MILLIONS.
Trmt Cliuue of .linnet 41. Kulr'a Will l)e)
The California supreme court has
reversed u former decision and decided'
that tho trust clause In the will of tho
late James G. Fair is invalid. lu his
will, Fair left his estate, valued at 815,
000,000, in tiust, tho proceeds to go to
his heirs, but the principal to be kept
out of their hands. As a result of tho
decision of the supremo court the es
tate will now be divided among Fair's
children, Mrs. Herman Oclriclis, Mrs.
W. K. Vanderbtlt and Charles Fair.
M inter Out of Voluutetiri.
The Twenty-second volunteers havo
been mustered out at San Francisco,
The Tlilrtv-flrst will be mustered out
nntre House Hunted.
The building occupied by the Roth
lner Coffee company at ','00 South'
Eight street, in St. Louis, was almost
completely destroyed by tire, entailing
a loss of about 375.000. Several thou-j
sands of dollars of damage was done to
the Oliver Wall Paper company adj
joining, mostly resulting from water.'
A solid car of whisky, brandies,
labels, dies mid caps, said to be spuri
ous, was captured at Eastman, Ga.J
by a deputy United States m.arshal.1
The cur was cousigncd to un Atlanta!
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CHVPTEU XI I
I July Eiigletnn tejolced excrrdlimlv
at noy's departure. while Mabel
mourned, and Mlhlied with her mother
expressed trust sympathy But. aa
there comes to every gilef some Rr.ilti
of comfort, so the third morning there
came to Mabel it letter directed In nn
unknown hand writing, which she took
with falnly assumed liidlffoiem-e that
tallied but badly with her brightened
eyes, and carried away to her own
room, theie to read and re-read It
Her grand-aunt, who seldom came
down to breakfast, mid who on this
particular occasion hud been prompted
by fjomom evil genius so to do, had
witnessed tho arrival of the post-bug.
the dlstilbutlou of the letters, mid
Mabel's conscious smile and blush ns
she received hers. Ah her ladyship
never forgot mi Injury- always making
It n point to repay It. If possible four
foldand as the late skirmish In the
drawing-room was still fresh In her
mind, she felt this was an opportunity
not to be neglected, so she spoke as
"I did not Imagine It possible, Caro
line, thnt you would allow your daugh
ters to lecelve and open letteis from
gentlemen without Hist hmulliig them
to you for Inspection."
"My dear Aunt Harriet, what do you
mean?" asked her niece anxiously who
knew her meaning well enough, but
wns afraid to say so
"I may have been mistaken." said
her ladyship, with heavy accentuation,
and coiisldeinhle severity; "but 1 cei
tniuly did think I saw Mabel iccelve a
letter Just now, addressed In the hand
writing of a gentleman."
Hearing this Lady Caroline grew
suddenly unhappy, and. half believing
her aunt to be lu the right, anil half
fearing she herself was acting with Im
prudence toward her daughters, asked
Mildred privately to find out from her
sister whether the letter lu question
was everything It ought to be.
"Not that I wish to force myself Into
her confidence," iJidy Caroline said
"you understand that, Mildred--I have
tho fullest faith lu Mabel, mid 1 know
tho dear child would show me her let
tor Hooner or later but merely to sat
isfy your grandnunt; she Is so hard on
Mabel that I want her to see how
dutiful In reality she can be."
"I understand," said Mildred, who
never despised her mother's weaknrss,
however strong' she might feel herself
to be, nnd went up-stalrs to Mabel's
room, which she found locked against
"Mabel, open the door, dearest," alio
said, knocking gently on the outside;
whereupon, after a minute's Interval,
JJabel dM open the door, and stood on
the threshold slightly delimit In nj
p earn nee.
"Oh, It Is you, Mildred!" she said,
with an assumption of surprise.
"May I not come In darling?" In
quired Miss Trevanion, reproachfully.
"Of course you can como In," "the
queen" nnswered ungraciously moving
a little to ono side.
Mildred went a few- steps into the
room, and closed tho door,
"Mabel, will you not show It to me?"
"So thnt Is It!" cried Mabel. "I
thought so. Aunt Harriet's revengeful
expression when the post came In was
not thrown away upon me. She has
been dictating to mamma, mid saying
of mo all sorts of things ns unjust as
they aro untrue; and mamma, In turn,
has been dlctntlng to you. Now there
In no use in your trying to gloss over
mutters, Mildred; I can understand It
nil as distinctly as though I had been
present. 1 havo never before been
risked to deliver up my letters for pub
lic Inspection, mid I don't Intend to do
so now. It Is easy In such case to draw
conclusions, and, If Aunt Harriet Im
agines she can control my actions, sho
mnkes a very great mistake and so
you may tell her. He did not write for
her eyes he wrote solely for mine."
She had worked herself Into a high
state of Indignation by this time.
"Of course he did," said Mildred; "do
you think I cannot understand that?
Mamma said distinctly you were not
to ho nsked to show your letter oven
to her, until you wished to do so of
your own accord." Then, sympathetic
ally "la It n lovo letter, Mabel?"
"Well, yes, I suppose so," acknowl
edged "tho queen," demurely, her
whole pretty, nngry faro breaking Into
smiles of Inexpressible happiness, ns
she thought of all the lovo the letter
Then there came tho unconquerable
longing to share her secret with some
bodyto lot some other eyes besides
he,r own seo how dearly she was be
lovedto her some othor voice dcclnre
how sweet and true nnd perfect a letter
"If If you will promise faithfully.
Mildred, not to toll any ono, I will let
you see It."
"I promise faithfully," said Mildred.
And then Mabel went over to her
drawer, nnd, having opened It, slowly
and tenderly drew from It tho harm
less letter that hud caused all the dis
"Now read," sho said; nnd, Mildred
taking It, sho drew back behind her
sister, lost by any chanco the flush that
brightened her cheeks during the read
ing might ho Fceii.
"My darling queen," It began, and,
nftor tho usual run of Information rel
utlvo to the passage, reception, climate,
and suchllko uninteresting matters
K u ! -K ?? W T? ?K 'A -K K K W
went mi to say how much the writer
missed i" how well he loved her
how entliely every thought of his was
centered upon her alone, ami how he
had that da wiltteii to her rather ex
plaining how affalis stood between
them, and asking permission to make
her his wife as soon ns things should
have ai ranged themselves
It was er like all other love letters,
and wound up with an o.truest, loving
entreaty that she would not forget him
thnt whatever happened she would
be true to him
"I would rather lie dead thnn hf.tr
that you had been undue to me." were
his words. "Heinetnher this! Not that
I feel anything hut the inmost faith
In you Ever, my own darling, your
nITectlonate Hoy Blount."
So It ended. Miss Trevanion. as she
folded It, felt n sensation of sudden
tightening at her tin oat. How good u
thing It seemed to her Just then to be
be loved to have tender words on pa
per folded up and sent to one with the
certain knowledge lu one's In east that
Homebody was waiting with Impatient
heart for other tender words lu re
turn. Meanwhile "the queen" was standing
gay.lng into her face with eager, long
"Is It nut tlin vni-i- uuimiIiwI liittiir?"
she said, Innocently.
"The wry sweetest letter I ever
wad." leturned her sister, kissing the
Then she went back to Hip cher
ished production, mid read It again
with a fiesh warm Interest that went
straight to Mabel's heart.
"Well, perhaps you had better take
It down and show It to iiiiimnia," she
said, relenting; "hut do not let Aunt
Harriet see you, Mildred."
So Mlhlied. having given the desired
assurance, curried the letter away with
her to Uidy Caroline, who read It with
eyes tenderly HiifTused. Sir George,
coming lu at the moment with the
companion epistle lu his baud, con
taining a manly straightforward inn
posal for Mabel, read it also, mid sig
nified his Intense satisfaction lu nnd
approbation of the entire affair. But
the engagement must of necessity be
a long one, ko he decided, tho young
man though with great expectations
on all shies having little at the pres
ent time beyond his pay. They wero
both only Just iih the commencement
of their lives, so could afford to wait
until a year or two hud gone over their
heads; mid when once lloy could sign
himself "Captain" they might begin to
look at things in a nearer light.
So It was arranged, to the delight
of all concerned, except Lady Eagle
ton, who objected to every argument
XlUil could bo pioduced In their favor,
protesting obstinately to the very last
that the girl was throwing lierfdC
It so happened that by mutual con
sent they had nil maintained strict
taciturnity on the subject of the
Younges- their antecedents as mor
chnnts pur et simple not helng con-
I niuuieii Hiieii as wouiii meet the views
of Ijidy ICagleton. She had wonder
fully relieved their minds by letting
them know of her Intention to spend
Christmas with some more fortunate
relatives farther south, ami Indeed had
named a day In the ensuing week as
that on which she would deprive them
of her society.
Tho whole house instantly brighten
ed up, nnd began to look more like lt
seir, while It was thought with confi
dence (hat tho Younges' visit might
now Indeed forever he kept in the dark,
so far iib their grand-aunt was con
cerned. But Eddie, unluckily, as It ap
peared afterward, had been the only
ono not warned on the matter, and
therefore It was he who. on the Sundny
before her departure, brought down
her ladyshlp'H wrath upon the family.
Lord Lyndon w.-ib a great favorite
with her, he having a certain placid
deferential way with him that never
failed to propitiate even the most ob
durate of old ladles. She characterized
him as well-hied, courteous and gen
tlemanly, looking upon him as a young
man who had happily escaped all the
contaminations of tho period.
"1 consider It a most fortunate
tiling, in tills out-of-thu-way place,
your having as a constant visitor a
young man so distinguished," she said;
and then she nsked again, for about
the hundredth time, "And where did
you first becomo acquainted with
"Well, Just about the tlmo tho
Younges wore here as well us I can
recollect," answered Eddie promptly,
who was unhappily present.
"The Younges? Who are they that
I have never heard their names men
tioned?" "Old Younge went In for cotton somo
years ago," answered Eddie, frankly,
and without u moment's hesitation "a
mode of making money that I fear
your ladyship will scarcely appreciate;
but It paid uncommonly well lu his
case, If wo mo to bollevo all tho ac
count wo hear. Strange to say, too,
the trade mnrk Is not so apparent on
them as It might have been. Tho son,
Donzll Younge, Is ono of tho nicest fel
lows you could possibly nieot, while
the daughter you should just ask the
girls about her, Aunt Harriet; they
will tell you about her -what a 'per
fect treasure' sho Is."
Hor ladyship was above understand
"Oh, Indeed,' mild she, In such a con-
strained, stiff tone thnt Eddlo looked
up nmazod, nnd, cntchlnjc sight of bin'
mother's despairing, and Mabel's dli-'
mnyed expression, discovered for tho
Wrst time that he had been tho cause
of much disturbance lu tho bewom of
his family for the past five minutes.
Lady Eagleton maintained a studied,
tint to say ominous, silence during tho
leinnliuler of the meal, giving no vent
lo hor outraged feelings until tho la
dles rose to return to tho drnwlitg
room, leaving the happier sex to dl.s
cuss their wine In peace,
When the former were seated round
the flro for it was more than ordinar
ily cold oven for November -nnd tho
old lady had comfortably ensconced
herself In the Hiiug arm-chnlr specially
brought down from the upper region
to meet her wants, she began:
"Caroline, Is this thing true that I
have been hearing?" sho said, sol
emnly, "What thing. Aunt Harriot?" anked
her niece, faintly.
"Don't prevaricate," said Lady
ICagleton. "I warn you It Ih best to bo
open and above-board wlf,li,nte.f Speak
the triith Is It possible that you havo
had a cotton merchant's .family on
terms of Intimacy at King's Abbot, on
Joylngt7 free association with your
daughter., your hoiib7"
Poor Lady Caroline felt herself a
child once more, lu hopeless bondage
to her aunt, and crossing her soft,
white hands helplessly upon her lap,
looked with Imploring eyes nt Mil
dred, mid Mildred looked straight Into
"They were friends of George's Aunt
Harriet." she ventured to murmur.
"Then they were hero?" ejaculated
the old woman. In mi awful voice.
"Yes, they wero here, confessed Lady
Caroline, lu a nervous whisper.
"Mabel, my smelling salts." said tho
dowager; and Mabel rose to comply
with her demand.
"Would you wish for Home enu-de-cologne,
Aunt Harriet?" she asked,
meekly. "It might do you good."
"I always felt George was a radical,"
she said. In an aggrieved voire; "I al
ways knew his tendencies wero low.
But that ho should go to the length or
Introducing to his prlvnto circle peo
ple connected with trndo never for an
Instant occurred to mo iih possible,
even In my wildest (lights of Imagina
tion. How could you, Caroline, stnnd
tamely by and permit Biieh proceedings
to bo consnininated In your house?
How could you allow low, vulgar por
sons to iissoclate with tho memhora of
"But they were not at all vulgar,"
Lady Caroline ventured to remon
strate. "Do not tell me," Interrupted her
aunt, warmly, "mid do not try to ex
cuse your conduct by endeavoring to
throw a halo of respectability round
such people. Edward apoko or a son;
was ho tho sort or person to bo thrown
In vour dntmhters' way to aspire to
the bund or ono perhaps? Mildred, I
appeal to you, uh tho most rightly
Judging Individual In this house, what
was your opinion of this Mr. Younge?"
Mildred's long dark eyelashes quiv
ered slightly, and her color rose a de
greo ns for n moment who hesltnted,
but, when nt length she did speak, It
was with perfect composure. I
"I think that in bearing, look, nnd
manner he wus nn unmlstakablo gen
tleman," sho said "tho wannest
hearted nnd tho truest t have ever
Lady Eagleton wan ntruck dumb.
She was astounded. She had bo entire
ly depended upon Mildred for support;
and now she found herself with no
language ready lu which to express her
"You have mailn me acquainted with
a now phase lu your character," sho
said to Mildred, In what waH meant to
ho a withering tone "ono with which
I have been hitherto totally unac
quainted. And, ns I have not an Idea
In common with anybody lu this house
now thnt you havo declared your
self I think tho sooner I leavo It tho
better. 1 Khali therefore hasten my de
parture even more than I have done,
and beg you all to understand that I
depart on Wednesday."
(To bo continued.)
WHERE COFFEE CAME FROM.
I.Ciiil (live the Lethean llerrjr a Ito
rnantlc Orlcln nrnl lllttory.
There Is extant a tain of tho discov
ery of coffee, a story which might havo
suggested to Charles Lamb tho Idea
for his "Dissertation on Itoast Pig."
Thla Is tho legend: Toward the mid
dle of the firtcenth century a poor Arab
was traveling In Abyssinia, uud finding
lilmBeif weak and weary from fatiguo
ho Btopped near a grove. Then, helng
In want of fuel to cook his rice, ho cut
down a tree, which happened to be
full of dead berries. His meal being
cooked ami eaten, tho traveler discov
ered that, the half-burned berries were
very fragrant. Collecting a number of
theso and crushing thorn with a stono,
he found that their aroma had In
creased to a great extent. Wlillo won
dering at this he accidentally let fall
the substance Into a enn which con
tained a scunt supply of water. Lo,
what a miracle! Tho almost putrid
liquid was Instantly purified. Ho
brought It to his lips; It wns fresh,
agreeable, and In a momont after tho
traveler had so far recovered his
strength nnd energy ns to bo able to
resumo his Journey. Tho lucky Arab
gathered as many berries as ho could,
mid having nrrlved at Ardon, In Ara
bia, ho Informed tho mulftl of his dis
covery. This worthy dlviuo was an
Invetoruto opium smoker, who had
been suffering for years from tho ef
fects of that poisonous drug. Ho tried
an Infusion of tho roasted berries and
was so delighted nt tho recovery of his
own vigor that, In grntltudo to tuo
tree ho called It cubuuh, which In Ara
bic, signifies force. Chicago Citron
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