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Red Cloud Chief.
PUBLISHED WEEKLY.
KBD CLOUD,
NEBRASKA
Christian Kluckcr, a SwIir guld in
the Hocky mountains, hu a record of
2,000 mountain ascents without an ac
cident to himself or his party.
Thli Buffalo 1b tho same sanguine
little city thnt wan bragging a few
months ago that Its fair should ho
ready when the opening day arrived.
It In too booh to tell whether th
reduction In the size of the page which
several metropolitan dally newspapen
are making li merely an advertising
experiment, or tho beginning of an
Important permanent rhnnge. The
dally newspapers are much too large;
they absorb bo much tlmo na to leave
little for more serious reading.
Sweden nnd Norway both boaBt ner
eral homes for unmarried women. Ono
of thoie was endowed more than 200
yearR ago by a man who loft tho bulk
of hlR fortune to hln spinster descend
ant. Tho homo In managed by sal
aried trimtecB, and the unmarried
woman who ran prove kinship to tho
founder is entitled to a homo thorc.
In tho new mint In Philadelphia the
United States will have the finest, cost
liest, nnd most complete money-making
establishment of Its kind in tho
world. The granite structure was com
menced two yenrs ago and will cost
about 12,000.000, Including tho me
chanical equipment, costing $200,000.
There will bo 24 coining presses In tho
new mint.
A physlclnn who has recently re
turned from Persia says that tho na
tives still bellevo that human tcarB
are a remedy for certain chronic dis
eases. At every funeral the bottling
of mourners' tears Is ono of tho chief
features of the ceremony. Each of tho
mourners Is presented with a spongo
with which to mop hla face and eyes,
and after the burial these sponges are
presented to the priest, who squeezes
the tears into bottles, which ho keeps.
The Forestry Department of the St.
Iouls fair intends to havo an exhibi
tion thnt will bo an object lesson to
all who seo It of tho practical Bide of
wood working In all Ita phases and
branches. It will show the woods of
the country and the uses to which
they aro adapted; it will endeavor to
how where they grow, at what prlco
the standing timber can be bought,
the site of the tract, accessibility, and
everything that a prospectlvo pur
chaser would want to know.
Prlnco Alphonse, tho nephew of tho
Prince Kegent of Bavaria, Is the man
of the hour In Bavaria. Ho has re
ceived tho "Blue Letter," which means
he has been officially degraded. Ho
was not severe enough to plcaso tho
military, and the mistuko ho made was
to manifest too much consideration
lor the horses In his care. During
the last maneuvers, on reaching a steep
nnd stony descent. Prince Alphnnso or
dered the men to dismount, so thnt the
horses might be spared. It Is claimed
the order completely upsot tho plnn of
action. Popular feeling Is Intense
against the authorities who have
brought about the prince's dismissal.
It Is believed to be the first time a
Bavarian prlnco has received the 'Blue
Ietter."
Tho sumptuous chapel built to com
memorate the many victims of tho ter
rible fire which took place a few years
ago at tho Charity Bazaar in l'arls Is
now finished, and Is generally consid
ered to bo exceptionally artistic nnd
npproprlnte. It contains, however, n
very curious optical Illusion. Tho dome
Is painted by Mnlgnnn, nnd represents
the Virgin surrounded by nngels car
rying the TTupleinonts of tho Passion,
with the vIctlniB of the awful catas
trophe rising from their graves at her
feet Seen from the right-hand side,
tho Virgin and nngels nlono appear,
but If the spectator goes to the left he
sees only the unfortunate victims as
cending to glory, the Madonnn nnd her
celestial host, by an Ingenious arrange
ment of tho light, being no longer
visible.
While a crew of stono laborers wert
working an excavation through the
Formnn cllft, two miles east of New
port, II, I., for the bed of tho Tennessee
and North Carolina tallroad.they found
a human female skeleton 19 Inches In
height, In a perfect stato of preserva
tion. The only anomaly was tho teeth,
which were 200 In number nnd had ao
sockers, but were developed from nnd
grew upon the Jnw bone with no ad
Jacent valvular process. Tho bom
were hermetically sealed and sent to
the Smithsonian Institution. The skel
eton was found In solid rock tea fee'
from tho face nnd eight feet from the
top of cllft, 'n a cavity two feet by 13
Inches. About tho cavity was no
opening crevice or aperture for the
skeleton to enter slnco tho formation
of tho clirt, more than 2,000 years ago.
Since the day whon Jesus Christ camo
here to suffer poverty nnd painful
death, lived a life of absolute devo
tion to the poor and to tho weak. No
man, of course, has emulated the ex
ample which Christ set when ho lived
with tho poor, worked for tho poor,
spoko for them, prayed for them and
died for them. But no man succeeds
at all In a big way unless in his na
ture tho dominant factor la sympathy
for the other little human beings fas
tened to thlB globo as ho Is, and shar
ing with him Its hopes und troubles
and vicissitudes.
THE (RASH COMES
Wall Street Speculators Become
Mad and Frantic.
WILDEST DAY ON (HAHGffOR YEARS
Hodden Mump In Ntork Carrie Many
llrokem la Ituln. Northern l'ltrlllo
Hlioot to SI OOO nnd Hlunip to
300. Knd Not Vet.
The corner resulting- from the Harri-mon-Oould-Uockofeller
crowd and the
Morgnn-Hlll-Vnndcrbllt interests seek
ing control of the Northern Pacific
caused the most phenomenal fluctua
tions of the New York stock market
ever seen. Northern Pacific opened
with splurge at one hundred and sev
enty. It rushed to one hundred nnd
ninety, fluctuated violently, and then
jhiiijmhI to '.'Oft. Later it reached 4(M);
five minutes later .100 shares sold at 700
nnd later for one thousand. Later N.
P. receded to SIU.'.. The panic in North
ern Pacific nhorta extended all
through the list, Manhattan. Tniou
Pacific. Western I'nlon, Atchison and
.Steel common, all tumbling'.
The state of excitement was very ap
parent all through the financial dis
trict (luring the period of the panic,
but there were few sensational set iilm.
Now and then a white faced woman
would jccr from a cab outside of a
broker's ofllce and would 1m- driven olT
In a fainting condition after receiving
a message from the interior. But the
real stress of the occasion came upon
the men who were shut up In either
their private rooms or those of brokers
who were struggling and even fighting
on the floor of the exchange.
In the brokers' olllce sat many men
who were reduced to alisolutc ruin as
a result of fifteen minutes' proceedings
in the exchange. Some of these have
been made opulent within a few weeks
past as a result of the unparalleled rise
of prices. With the true gambling
spirit they have replaced all their win
nings In new ventures on each success
ful turn. The drop, therefore, wiped
them all out. In many places one
could see the gamblers' fortitude wit h
which the chances of gain were ac
cepted. Hut the glittering attraction of this
market had brought into it a constant
ly Increasing assortment of more staid
and inexperienced speculators: men
nnd women who have brought long
standlng'Konrds" from secret plnees and
from saving bank deposits with the
determination to make one successful
stroke nnd then retire with the pro
ceeds. The demonstrations from this
class, which includes many women
speculators, furnished the hysterical
scenes and sensations of the day.
Hussell Sage said he was not surpris
ed nt the declines. "I wnrued the pub
lic a fortnight ago that there would lie
a panic come," he said, "frightful
losses running into the millions were
sulTerel in yesterday's slump, but they
are only a ripple on the surface to what
will come unless men who engineered
the recent Ihkmii come to their senses,"
SHOOTS THE CITY MARSHAL
Affray nt Alllitnre May Itmult In l.tiw
Onirrr'K Itentti.
Pete Workman, a day htlmrer at Al
liance, Neb., shot and seriously wound
ed I). W. Lee with a shotgun, landing
two shots in his face, two or three in
his chest, two in Ills abdomen and sev
eral in his arms. Ho gave himself up
to the authorities. Lee is the city mar
shal, known as "Scrub Peeler!" and
was overseeing the dumping of gar
bage into an enclosed lot adjacent to
WeMlawn and over which Workman
seems to have control. Lee with noti
fied not to enter and upon cutting the
wire fence and entering the second
time was fired upon by Workman with
the above result. Workman has al
ways been a respected citizen. Lee has
Wen an efficient police officer for two
years. Dr. Hellwood, who is caring
for the patient, says he may recover,
but the chances are against him. No
charge has been made against Work
man, but he. remains in custody await
ing developments.
IN LOS ANGELES
I'realilent Participate In 111k Carnltul
I'lirncle at Flower City.
A Ios Angeles dispatch says: From
a broad, blue, canopied pnvlllion, sur
rounded by the members of hlscablnet,
the governor of Ohio and many nota
bles, President McKinly Friday re
viewed the floral parade of the" Los
Angeles carnival. The streets were
literally jammed with people. Pasa
dena, Santa Monica and other neigh
boring towns in southern California
were almost entirely depopulated.
The president was kept on his feet
most of the time returning the charm
ing greeting. He apparently enjoyed
the experience hugely. Each lady car
ried a bag of rose leaves for use as con
fetti, and after saluting the president
she threw n handful of the soft petals
into his carriage. Before the parade
was over lie was ankle deep in rose
leaves.
In the morning, previous to the llor-.
nl parade, the president and party were
driven through the residence section of
Los Angeles.
Sunday will be spent in Del Monte.
Ml an' having a good time and feel thr
trip has Won a success thus far.
Murh Cotton Humeri.
Fire at August, (5a., destroyed tho
Union Compress company's building,
Phynizy & Co.'s warehouse, in which
were stored l.'-'OO bales of cotton, nnd
Whitney A Co.'s warehouse with '.',600
bales. Total loss, 8170,000, fully insured.
THE PANIC PASSES.
fitoVki go np and Wall Street Knmrjrea
From It Day of (lloom,
Wall Street has emerged from its
gloom with growing confidence and
with something like buoyant elation.
Prices of stocks went up with
a rush, at the last closing at alKittt
the top, nnd with the net losses left nf
tor the recenl session partly recovered
There were some clouds remaining on
the situation and some natural trepi
dation lest the violent collapse should
have left some casualties which would
not lie inclosed until the clearing house
sheets of the stock exchange had been
made up. Early in the day the ofllcinl
announcement wns made that the
sheets of all the members had been
cleared perfectly, and that all their
checks had been honored.
The measures taken over night to
clear the situation left little to fear.
The agreement to allow the shorts in
Northern Pacific to settle at ISO really
went U the root of the crlsisand wiped
out the impelling cause of the panic.
The announcement by the banks thnt
loans, which had been provided by
agreement nmong the leading institu
tions of tho street, would not be called
kept tho situation free from addition
al tension.
CATTLEMEN LYNCH FARMER
Hold Him Itcponlblu For rotnonliR of
llerrin.
.1. L. Chandler, a farmer of Colaud,
Okla., was taken from his home, pre
sumably by cattlemen, and lynched.
For some time there has been trouble
between the farmers and cattlemen
and during the last few weeks a great
many cattle have died from poisoned
water. Chandler was suspected. The
identity of the lynchers is not known.
M'CORMICK'S BODY FOUND
Iloy Probably Drowned Inateuri of Heine
Kidnaped.
The Itody of Willie McCormick, who
disappeared from his home in New
York some weeks ago, was found in
Cromwell creek at One Hundred and
Sixty-first street and Railroad. avenue.1
The body was identified by the Ikjv's
sister. The parents of the lwy believe
that he was accidentally drowned.
FOUND DEAD IN BOILING VAT
Troy, N. Y., llrewery Hreun of n Fearful
Accident,
Samuel Bolton, jr., a millionaire
Virewer and one of the most prominent
and influential business men of Troy,
N. Y., has Wen found dead in a vat of
boiling boor in his brewery. His body
was llttcrally cooked and death must
have been instantaneous.
GUILTY OF RIOTING.
Mulii Aftiilitnntft of Mm. Nation Are Con
victed lit Topeka.
The jury in the case against Kev. F.
W. Emerson and Dr. M. K. Mitchell
found a verdict of guilty. Emerson
and Mitchell were in tho mob that
broke into n joint in North Topeka,
some weeks ajjo and the specific charge
against them was participating in, n
riot.
Will Ilulld Terminal.
The I'lilon Depot, Bridge and Termi
nal Hailroad company of Kansas City,
with a capital of 30,000,000 has been
chartered by the secretnry of state at
Jefferson City, Mo. This is the com
pany of which Theodore C. Bates of
Boston is the head and which has plans
to construct a depot, to build and
operate terminals on both sides of tho
river.
Admiral Hthley at London.
Admiral Schley has arrived in Lon
don on his way to thd United States.
Ho is accompanied by Lieutenant
James II. Sears. The Admiral Is visit
ing his daughter's relatives, the Stuart-
Whortleys. He will dine with Mr.
Choatc, the United States ambassador,
nnd will stay in London nbout ten
days Wfore sailing for New York.
MarHliall I.ee Ma) Heeoier.
City Marshal Lee of Chadron, who
was shot by a shotgun in the hands of
Peter Workman, is still in a pecarious
condition, but if blood poisoning can
bo prevented it is thought he will re
cover. Workman is still in the lockup
awaiting the filing of a charge, which
perhaps will bo assault with intent to
kill.
lladly Injured by a Colt.
Charley Jorgcnsen, a Holdrege black
smith, met with quite an accident tho
other day. Ho was attending to his
colt when it reared up and struck him
on the top of the head with a hoof that
hud a shoe on. A bad wound, cutting
clear to the Wno, was inflicted which
took six stitches to close. Tho skull
was not broken.
(leorKln Nefcro Lynched,
Harry Johnston, a negro, was lynch
ed nt Valdosta, (la. Johnston had shot
n young man named Foraker. Johnston
confessed und bald he intended to kill
Foraker,
Searching for Kloperii,
The Cass county authorities have
been notified of an alleged elopement
which occurred at Ashland, Neb., last
Tuesday night. Tho couple are L. I).
Billings and Miss Mattie Billings,
cousius. The father of tho young lady
was in PlatUunouth, hoping to find
them. He claims they aro traveling
down tho river in a bout.
Cass county lost another old settler
last week in tho death of James Tizke,
who lived about six miles north of
Weeping Water. '
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CHAPTER XII.
This tcrrlblo announcement she ut
tered as though It could not fall to
strike despair and remorse into tho
hearts of her hearers; and, Indeed, in
Lndy Carollno's breast it nwoke min
gled feelings of Joy and terror, though
in those of Mildred and Mabel the Joy
reigned supremo.
Lady Caroline attempted n faint re
monstrance, but was sternly silenced;
and on Wednesday, two tUyB earlier
than that on which she had originally
decided, the old lady, bag and bag
gage. Bwept out of King's Abbott, very
much to tho relief of those hIio left
behind.
And now came the most trying time
In all poor Mildred's life. During all
of the pnst weeks thnt she had been
suffering violence nt tho hands of her
relatives, Lord Lyndon had become a
constant, untiring visitor at King's
Abbott, taking no rebuffs, nor open
Blights, nor petulant actions to heart,
but, as might a faithful animal, attend
ing all tho more assiduously to her
wunts who wns his acknowledged mis
tress. Patience, nsslsted by perseverance.
has over been known to work wonders,
so it followed that In process of time
ho became though bo Imperceptibly
that It was without her knowledge
necessary to Mildred; so much so in
deed that fewer nnd fewer grew the
allghtB and unklndnessos on her part,
while In their place n certain winning
friendliness enme and increased, rais
ing false hopes in Lyndon's breast that
Bhould never bnve been there.
The end of all this was that close
upon Chrlstmas-tlme, somewhere about
tho middle of December, while all their
minds were fully occupied with Lady
Eagleton'B sayings nnd doings, Lord
Lyndon proposed for Miss Trevanion.
and wns rejected. This blow might
'perhaps havo effectually daunted an
other man; but Lyndon, still roiiowing
up his trusty Instincts, determined to
bide his time and never surrender hopo
until a moro favored suitor took his
place.
Mildred, having lively recollections
of the treatment she had received on a
similar occasion, thought well to keep
her own counsel in this matter; and
so it was agreed upon between them
to hold tho entire circumstance a se
irt. from th rest of the family to
Insure which, things of courso wont on
in the usual way, he calling every oth
er day and she accepting his atten
tionswhich wore never of the obtrus
ive description in the same manner as
formerly. So well did they sustain
their several parts that oven Lady
Harriet's keen old eyes failed to de
tect that anything was amiss.
Sir George's affairs at this time were
going from bad to worse. He had been
hard at work 'for the past two months
trying to find tho ways and meanB to
ward off tho Inevitable day of reckon
ing, and had suggested plans nnd pur
sued theories, all of which hla man of
business had frowned at and pooh
poohed aa utterly impracticable. Noth
ing but tho possession of a largo sum
of money and that to bo written in
five figures stood between him nnd
complete ruin; and how to secure tho
money waa the difficulty n difficulty
beyond all surmounting unless some
body could be found who for pure
friendship's sake would lend It for an
Indefinite poriod, trusting to time and
chance for rennyrnent Such a friend
was hard to find.
Ono evening Mildred, on her way to
her mother's room, was stopped by a
servant with tho Intelligence that Lord
Lyndon had Just called, and was In tho
drawing-room.
"Would Miss Trevanion go down and
receive him, while she Informed her
ladyship of his arrival?"
To which Mildred made answer that
aho would tell Lady Caroline herself,
and went on to her mother's apart
ment. When sho came to the bedroom aho
found tho door closed, but oponins It
passed on toward an inner room be
yond, where Lady Caroline usually
Bat, and whence voices, suppressed yet
distinct, reached her. Ab she ap
proached still nenror, they rose still
higher, and words became intelligible
to her ears.
"If I do not got this money without
delay wo are simply ruined," said Sir
George, Irritably.
"Then I suppose there Is nothing left
you but to ask Mr. Younge for It," re
turned Lady Caroline, in a reluctant
tone.
"I aupposo not," said Sir Georgo.
Aak Mr. Youngo! Ask tho father of
tho man whom she had not considered
good enough to marry for money!
What could It all mean 7
Mildred stopped short nnd pressed
her hands tightly together. Surely sho
had not heard aright. Thoy could not
moan She drew her breath hard
and swept like a whirlwind Into tho
room.
"Papa," she said, "what aro you
thinking of? What havo you been
saying? I heard you as I came along.
By what right do you intend to ask
money of Mr. Younge of him or nil
men? What claim have you on hlm7"
"Mildred, you do not understand,"
began her father. "I apeak of a loan."
"ea, I do understand," broke in the
girl passionately "only too well. You
speak of a 'loan'; when, then, do you
InUnd to return It In months, In
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years? Why, you yourself told mo
only the other dny you could not hopo
to see the time tho estate would re
trieve Itself. I ask you, therefore, Is
It honorable to borrow?"
"Something must be done," Sir
Georgo urged feebly, "else wo must
starve."
"Then let us starve," cried Mildred,
vehemently; "far better do that, or
work for our dally broad as other
have done before us, than llvo com
fortably on other people's monoy. Let
us be honest, whatever we aro; and
surely to borrow without hope of be
ing able to repay Is tho very acmo of
all dishonesty."
Lndy Caroline rose, pale nnd trem
bling. "Mildred," she said, "how dare you
speak so to your father? You havo
altogether forgotten yourself, I think.
How can you presume to dictate to
him what Is right or wrong? Is ho
not your father? Aro you not his
child? Ah, It is because he has been
so good to you that you now fall in
lovo and obedience to him!"
It was the first time sho had ever
rebuked Mildred within her memory,
nnd her voice shook with tho unwont
ed agitation.
"Do not speak to her like that." in
terrupted Sir George, gently. "She Is
right; she has but spoken the truth.
I can now see for myself that my In
tention was dishonorable nnd dishon
est." But Lady Caroline was still stung to
the quick. ,
"And you, you ungrateful girl," she
went on, taking no notice, of her hus
band's speech, "how can you claim to
have any voice In the mntter at all
you who could hnve saved us all by
putting out your hands and would
not?"
"Hush, Carry!" Interposed Sir George,
authoritatively. "We have had enough
of that subject. 'I will hear no moro
of It. Thinking It over of late, I can
seo no just reason why Mildred should
sacrifice herself to please her family.
If I am to be beggared in my old age,"
he said, with a wretched attempt at a
smile, "the sooner it comes to pass the
bettor."
An awful pain aroso In Mildred's
heart; her mother's words had sunk
deep Into It. Was she indeed tho cause
of all this cruel suffering? Was it
through her fault that sorrow had fall
en upon the closing years of her father
and mother?
CHAPTKB XIII.
Mildrod descended the stairs and
hurried across the hall, giving herself
no tlmo to think of or meditate on
what lay before hor, and, going Into
tho drnwlng-room, found Ixird Lyndon
standing with his back to tho fire. She
wont up to him, nnd held out her hand.
"I want you to do something for me,"
sho said, in a low, choked voice "will
you do It?"
"Of course, I will," he responded In
his pleasant, cheery wny. "Why do
you nsk mo thnt? Hnve you yet to
learn that there is nothing in the
world I would not do for you If I
could?"
"Hush!" she said. "I would rather
you did not promise Just yet. Walt
until you have heard my request, for
It Is no ordinary one. I do not think
you can grant St. I shall not think
It in the least strange if you tell me
you cannot"
At least let me hear what it is," ho
requested, gently.
"I want you to lend me, for nn Indef
inite period, fifteen thousand pounds."
Lord Lyndon was so taken nback
that at first he searcejy recognized the
Importance of an Immediate reply. Ho
was rich, certainly richer far than
mnny men who were accounted well
possessed of this world's goods; but
fifteen thousand pounds wns a sum
that few could put their hands on nt
ft moment's notice. He hesitated, there
fore, for a little, nnd then recovering
himself snld quietly:
"What day shall I bring It to you?
Or would you prefer paying it in any
where?" "You will give it to me, then? You
really mean It? Aro you sure cer
tain? Think what n large sum It Is,
and how small Is your hope of repay
ment, nnd do not speak In too groat
a hurry."
"I am sure," ho said. "1 promise
you."
"And about securities?" questioned
Mildred, trying anxiously to recollect
nil that sho had ever heard about
money matters, and not succeeding at
all.
"Wo will not speak about securities,"
answered Lyndon, gently. "Let It be
an arrangement between you nnd me
alone; I shall trust to you to repay
me tho moment you aro ahlo."
The utter kindliness and nobility of
his naturo touched her to the heart.
"What shall I Bay to you?" bdo said,
In a low tone, whilo n strange trem
bling pervaded her voice. "How Bhall
I thank you?"
"Say nothing do not thank me nt
nil," he answered, In a hurried, pained
manner, moving back a few steps from
hor.
Meanwhile time was flying. One,
two, three minutes passed, marked by
nothing oxcept the small ormolu orna
ment on the chimney piece, as It tickod
away its little monotonous existence.
He, gazing absently In the fire, be
thought him of what all this might
portend; she thought of nothing re
membcred nothing boyond tho fact .
that, for her, llfo'a Bweetncas, llborty
and tender sympathy were not.
At length, rousing herself with an
effort, she went up to Leydon and
placed her hand on his. Her heart
was boating wildly, hor faco was ash
on. "Do you rememWr a question you
asked me about two weeks ngo?" sho
said. "Do you still caro to remember
It? Because, If so, I have n different
answer to make you now,"
"Two weeks ago I asked you to
marry me," he replied, in u forced, un
nnturai manner.
"And thon I said 'No,' " sho mur
mured faintly; "now now I would
say 'Yes.' " Sho covered her faco with
hor hands; a thick, dry, tearless soli
escaped her.
"But I havo not asked you to Bay
It," observed IiIb lordship, coldly, still
keeping down with firm hand tho ris
ing hope thnt was consuming him.
"What, Mildred, do you imagine that,
becauso I havo been nblo to help you
In this little matter, I have a claim on
you? You are doing both yourself and
mo a great Injustice."
"You ure too good for mo," said
Miss Trovnnlon; "nnd yet I know you
love mo. If you still care to marry
me, I will gladly bo your wife."
"Mildred, Mildred, what are you
saying?" ho cried, all tho ley brave re
sorvo breaking down in nn Instant.
"Think what your thoughtless words
must mean to mo life, hope, happi
ness greater than I have ever dared
to dream of and beware lest I take
advantage of them. If you are say
ing nil this as I feel you are from a
mistaken sense of grntltudo or pity,
I lmploro you to desist nnd tcavo mo
aa I was before." 1
"Listen to me," entreated Mildred,
determined honestly to advocnto her
own doom, nnd holding out to him
her hands, which he gently took and
held. "If I tell you that I do not lovo
you with that passionate love with
which some women love the men they
marry, but mat i respect you nuove
all living men, will It content you
will you take mo as I am 7"
"If I were quite sure you would bo
happy," ho began, reluctantly.
"I am quite sure I should be happy,"
sho Interposed, and burst into bitter
tears aa she spoke.
After a little sho recovered herself.
"I feel norvous," sho declared, try
ing bravely to appear her usual self,
and smiling a wan, faint smile, though
heavy drops .were on her lashes; "you
should have como to my rescue it is
not every day tho proposal 1b mado by
the woman."
"My darling," ho said, tenderly ca
ressing the small hands, of which ho
had again possessed himself, "I hope
I think you will never regret It
Mildred, if I wero quite certain that
this was for your good, and that you
would never wish unsaid the words
you have uttered, I believe I might
feel satisfied."
"Be satisfied, then," sho returned,
but there was a terrible, dull aching
pain at her heart, aa sho gave tho
expected assurance.
When ho wns gono she went upstairs
again to the room where sho had left
her father and mother, and found
them still there Sir George standing
nt the window gnzlng out upon tho
snow-covered ground, Lady Carollno
beforo the fire, as though In tho act
of warming herself. Tho traces of
tears were still upon her mother's
cheeks, and even aa Mildred gazed a
heavy drop fell upon her lap.
"Mamma, bo comforted," cried Mil
dred, coming suddenly forward from
where she had been standing unno
ticed, In tho shadow of the door; "I
have done what you wished mo to do
I have got the money for you."
Iady Carollno started and turned to
ward her; so did Sir George.
(To bo continued.)
WILL NOT LEND THE BOOKS.
Collector of Hare Volume Hare m Uor
ror of the llorrowers.
A noted book collector of New York,
ono whose library Is filled with some
of tho rarest treasures of the biblio
phile's heart, recently complained of
the total lack of the collector's spirit
among literary men. "I waa recently
asked by a literary man to send him a
copy of nn extremely raro book that I
have on my shelves to aid him in some
work that ho la doing. Now, I want to
help him all I can, nnd If ho will come
to my house he enn have tho use of tho
book as long as ho wants it, under the
most favorable circumstances. But
Bend him the book no, under no cir
cumstances! It is not the fact that It
Is worth hundreds of dollars anywhere
In tho market, but tho fact that if
damaged or lost it would bo utterly lr
replacable that makes the collector
shudder. If It were lost or spoiled Mr.
Literary Man would send an abject let
ter expressing his deep contrition at
nn untoward accident, perhaps with a
check Inclosed, but of the real horror
of the situation I think ho nnd his
trlbo could hnve no inkling."
Improvement Upon National Capitol.
About 1300,000 will he expended upon
the cnpltol at Washington during the
congressional recess. Many desirable
Improvements will be made, and tho
architect of tho capltol haB been au
thorized to prepnro and submit plan
for tho reconstruction and flreproof
lng of the central portion of the build
ing and tho renovation and redecora
tlon of the rotunda. Plans are also
to be prepared for a new fireproof
building adjacent to the capltol
grounds to bo used for additional com
mittee rooms, storage and power plant.
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