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Red Cloud Chief.
A Chlcngo minister ti preaching
against dudes. Ib (his genus not yet
When thcro In no strike In exist
fnco or In contemplation the millen
nium will bo here.
There la only one pleasing featuro
about an anarehlHt. Ho Is generally a
ilosperatoly bad shot.
The emperor of Corca has raised
hlB favorite wlfo to tho rank of em
ptess. Who's Jealous?
Tho records of the progress of the
Doilkhobors read llko a description
of tho Children's Crusndo.
Tho flnul link In the Pacific cnblo
has been laid, and Mother Barth has
got an electric belt at Inst.
Shanghai Is to bo ovneuated by tho
powers, although this Is a poor time
of yenr to leave Shanghai unprotected.
Tho nutomobllo output for 1902 was
lil.000, but no ono can tell what tho
consequent graveyard Input lias been.
Somo men go to tho bad hecuuso
tho Journey Is so much shorter and
easier than u trip In tho other direc
tion. Tho young mnn who can't loso his
heart without nlso losing his head
doesn't really know tho finest thrill
Thirteen hundred llres wero cnusod
In Now York last year by parlor
matches not counting those In par
Another woman !utn been poisoned
by eating candy sent her through the
mnll. Evidently she did not rend the
Applications for divorce appear to.
be on tho Increase. It Is well that a
lawyer's fee Is higher than n clergy
Arguing about the "right to work"
Is all very well, but what a good many
want to see clearly demonstrated is
tho right to loaf.
Tho man who tells mallcloifc Ilea
Isn't half bo disturbing as tho onto who
ferrets out a few disagreeable facts
and spreads them about.
The chemists In the
to havo foind n
icmlsts oufcht to
tory at Chicago claim
cure for fools. Tho chemists
bo nblo to hold their Jobs
It ls,aa'ln U?i.Raunt Don I !j Cnstel
lano has an $11,000 ovorcrat. This
recalls tho cowboy cxYtfpslon: "A
hund'd dollah saddle on a ten dollnh
If Mr. Carnegie ronlly fears that he
mny dio dlsgracotully rich let him
announce his willingness to back n
few meritorious theatrical enter
prises. Mrs. Sago i-nn'l expect Undo Rus
sell to retire while the Manhattan
elevntcd Is still running and li'J.OOO,
000 passengers ahead of the gamo
DouUhahor Is n compound of two
Itusslun words, douKh. meaning spirit,
and bor, an abbreviation of boratsla,
meaning to wrestle. Soul-twisters,
as It were.
For some reason or other we often
rend that some man or other has "dis
appeared suddenly." it would be truly
remarkable to read of one who disap
Tho man who usked the street
police to lock him up because he
wanted to steal ewrytlilng he snw Is
evidently wasting his opportunities.
The coal tiust needs him.
A Now York palmist says .1. Pier
pont Morgan has no business ability.
There are a good many people who
would bo willing to pay that palmist
handsomely If ho could prove it.
A Now Jersey man who has been
married only a week or two wants n
divorce because his wife wears open
work hosiery, lie should not be
hasty. Sho may quit as the season
A Chicago man who was asked to
name tho things which had contribut
ed most to his suece.18 mentioned
good luck as one of them. This Is u
wonderful admission, coming from
ono who Is up.
A New York gentleninn having re
covered from a serious Illness by
rood nursing has given his nurse $50,
000. This Is better than dying and
having ono's will contested by, Uie
:uoro direct heirs.
Tho nrsenlc complexion tablet con
tinues to justify tho clnlins mnde for
It Young women who take It in s.uf
llclent quantities never have any fur
ther trouble with (heir complexions.
It doesn't sound exactly right, after
borrqwlng a ton-dollar note from n
friend, to toll him that his kindness Is
so great that ou can never repay t.
There's light In tho old boys yet.
The bride of a seventy-two-year-old G.
A. It. man has Just given birth 'to a
lovely baby girl. Shake, comrade!
A MOVE IS MADE
Great Britain and Gormany Got
ting Ready for Trouble
THEY WILL ACT TOGETHER
AKftlnst Venezuela Will l'rohably Aelxa
attorn llonM IlrltUh Hlilpn Ite-
frled KnrotiUi Herman Ship
Now Off Venezuela Uontt
A Hamilton, Bermuda, Dec. 3, dis
patch says: Tho British second-class
cruiser Retribution sailed for Venezue
la yesterday, and the second-claga
cruiser Chnrybldls, the sloop of war
Alert, and the torpedo boat destroyer
Quail followed today. The second
class cruiser Tribune and the first-class
cruiser Arldano arc under orders to
proceed to tho same destination.
A dispatch from London says: It Is
officially announced here that Great
Britain and Germany arc taking naval
measures to secure satisfaction from
Venezuela, and thnt "for this purpose
German warships have already assem
bled off tho coast of Venezuela, and
those of Grcnt Britain will shortly be
No attempt Is made to reconcile
Great Britain's attitude with the news
from Berlin thnt President Castro Is
willing to meet the demands made
upon Venezuela. The reason for the
aggressive measures Is declared to be
due to tho fact that no overturen have
yet been received from Venezuela
towards meeting that country's obliga
tions by ordinary methods.
The Associated press Is able to say
that the European governments are
still In ignornnce of the suggestive
scheme for n settlement which has been
submitted to the authorities at Wash
ington. The present Intention of Orent Brit
ain and Germany Is to make n naval
demonstration against Venezuela with
tho probable seizure of custom houses,
though this Is dependent on develop
ments. The British foreign ofllee Is
still absolutely In the dark regarding
nny stntcment mnde to the German
minister at Caracas, and Is somewhat
mystified on tho subject of Germany's
A I'lmio by Mull
We have developed an enormous
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the names of hundreds of satisfied cus
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If you arc Interested in pianos send
us your unmc nud address and we will
gladly give you all information on the
We carry the best Instruments In tho
world If they were not wo would not
handle them; but you need not take
our word for It.
We quote you the lowest prices and
easiest terms and wo send the piano
subject to your approval. When it ar
rives give It a thorough test and if not
satisfactory, return it to us und wo pay
freight both ways, thus you run no
risk. Write for catalogue. Boss P.
Curtice Co., 207 So. 11th St., Lincoln,
The Klce Ia in I in llroken
The prlco of rlco In Manila has been
broken and tho native operators havo
Insured the supply of this foodstuff at
reasonable rates. The Philippine com
mission, when n rice famine was
threatened at the beginning of Novem
ber appropriated two millions and
quietly purchased upwards of twenty
thousand tons of rice in India nnd on
tho Asiatic coast, to be sold to the
sufferers at a cash price which it wub
thought would cover the cost.
Tho plans of tho commission wero
concealed In oider to prevent combina
tions with the view of raising prices.
The government may lose money on Its
purchases, but it Ib satisfied In having
provided for the snle of rice to the peo
ple at a low figure.
Attempted to Kill Jnimneae Kmperor
Tho steamer Kaga Marti, which ar
rived at Victoria. B. C, Wednesday
from the orient, brought news of an
attempt on .the life of tho emperor of
Japan when the imperial train wns at
Otaka, en route to tho sceno of tho
maneuvers of Klnshln.
A number of conspirators hnd gone
thero and arranged to blow up the em
peror's train, but the polico authori
ties learned of tho plot and the would
bo dynamiters fled. Tho Imperial train
did not proceed until an engine had
been sent over tho lino to test the
safety of tho track. Tho plotters wero
Miinriiern In Alntli Wider
The navy department has been noti
fied that tho Asiatic squadron Is as
sembling for a serlea of maneuvers in
which It will bo engnged this winter In
casatern waters. The scale of these ex
ercises will not be so elaborate or com
prehensive as that of Admiral Dewey's
fleet of forty vessels in tho Cnrlbbcan,
but tho problems planned will furnish
vnluablo experience to the squadron
along tho lines of actual warfare.
The .Morcanlon Will lie Areepteil
The navy department hns received
tho report of the board of Inspection
and survey appointed to conduct the
trials of tho sub-marine torpedo boat
Moccaslon. The recommendation Is
that tho vessel bo accepted after cer
tain defects and Items of unfinished
work shall have been completed sat
isfactorily. To Open llrltUh IVrU
The sennto or the Buenos Ayres con
gress hns reported the laws in the sun
itary laws relatlvo to the admission of
foreign cattle which wero presented by
the Argentlno government In order to
facllltato tho opening of British ports
to Argentine cattle.
A S7A.OOO Fire In IlnMoii
Flro In the building occupied by L. S
Johnson & Co., Boston, nnd Grovers &
Phels, lumber dealers, cuused a loss of
175,000. and resulted In the Injury of
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WANT NEW OBSERVATORY
8tnt Unlrorslty Will Ak for Approprl'
In contemplation of tho appropria
tion which will be asked of tho stat
legislature, plans have been drawn for
a new observatory at the Nebraska '
Btate university. Tho equipment for
nstronomlcnl observations Is so In
ferior that satisfactory work Is accom
plished only under great dlcultles.
For the benefit of tho public, many
of whom are greatly interested In the
wonders of tho heavens, a building
will be constructed with a domo large
enough to accommodate several per
sons at a time. Tho planB wero drawn
by Professor Swczcy nnd have been
submitted to tho superintendent of
grounds and buildings. The building
ns It appears on paper, will bo 26x36
feet, containing a laboratory, photo
graphic dark room, Instrument room,
two meridian rooms, a library and
clock closet. Above will bo' two tele
scopic domes nnd decks for outside ob
The diagram Is prepared as a guide
for the building needed In case tho
legislature sees fit to Include it In
OfTW'lill Notice. Iterelreil
Official notice of tho action of tho
British government prohibiting tho
Inndlng of stock from tho New England
states was received from tho depart
ment of agriculture December 3 through
the state department. Acting SccrMary
Willis L. Mooro Immediately issued n
notice notifying the public of the ac
tion of the British government. Mr.
Mooro today ordered about twenty vet
erinary surgeons In the bureau of ani
mal Industry service In various west
ern cities to proceed to New England
to augment the force of experts already
at work there fighting tho epidemic.
This forco will nlso be Increased by
the Inspectors relieved from duty ow
ing to tho cessation of exports to Great
Britain. It Is not yet known where tha
Comity nnd Co-operotlon
"Comity and co-operation." was tho
subject of the Episcopal mission confer
ence at Grace church Wednesday night,
the speakers being the Hev. II. D. Geer,
D. D., nnd the Klght Hev. Dr. McVlcker,
bishop of Rhode Island. Dr. Greer said
there should be co-operation between
tho missionary board of the different
Christian churches, one result ot which
would be the bringing about of church
unity. Dr. McVlcker urged unity of
action among the missionary workers
of tho different churches.
Knox Still WiintN More Money
Attorney General Knox In his an
nual report submitted to congress re
news his recommendation for an In
crease of the salaries of judicial offi
cers throughout the country. The state
ment of criminal prosecutions in tho
United States court shows that 10,350
prosecutions terminated during the last
year. On July 1, 1H02. there were 1,350
United States convicts In the various
prisons and leformatorles of the conn
Ceramic ImliiNtry Meeting
About seventy representatives of tho
ceramic Industry of the United Stntes
nre attending tho convention of tho
United Stntes Potters' association,
which began In Washington December
3. The features of the session were the
addresses of President Charles II. Cook
of Trenton and W. J. Blakeley, a spe
cial commissioner from the Louisiana
purchase exposition to tho convention,
IIIii-iino I Kpremllntr
IteportB Indicating thnt tho conta
gious foot nnd mouth disease is exist
ing in Boston, Mass., were received at
tho state board of agriculture. Somo
reports wero from places not hereto
fore reporting. Dr. Salmon, of the
United States bureau of animal Indus
try, reached Boston from Washington
Tuesday. He will take ofllccs so as
to bo in the closest touch with the cat
Creed Needs Ilevlftlon
The battle for and against tho revi
sion of the creed of tho Pittsburg, Pa.,
Presbytery was won by those favoring
revision. When It camo to a flnnl voto
on the question, although tho Row Dr.
need of the First church, W. L. Mc
Ewnn of the Third church, and others
mndo a hard light against It, they wero
outnumbered, tho vote standing for
78. against 4(i. Tho Presbytery thereby
decided thnt the confession of faith
Keeil Hum Mllil Attack
Ex-Speaker Thomas B. Iteed had a
sudden and quite severe attack of gas
tritis Tuesday evening while in Wash
ington. He was prostrated for a time,
but Dr. Gardner, who was called, suc
ceeded lu relieving his patient. Tho
sudden Illness of the ex-speaker caused
considerable alaim to his friends, but
Mr. Reed Is getting cm much better,
He Is resting comfortably.
A Mine Worker' CoiiTentlon
Tho olllclal call for the national con
vention of the United Mine Workers of
America hns been Issued from nntlonnl
headquarters. Tho convention will bo
held In Tomllnson hall, Indinnnpolls,
commencing at 10 a. m Monday, Jnnu
ary 10, 1003.
Cnn't Hot nke tlm Agreement
.iiultnnont wns clvon lii tho Bimremo
court nt Halifax, N. S In tho Carneglo
library matter to tho effect that the
council's voto to accept $75,000 from
Mr. Carneglo and tho fixing upon a
site In accordance with Mr. Carnegie's
desire amounted to n contract which
can not bo annulled.
To l'uula'H Kleetlon I'lnnda
It Is the purposo of Representative
Richard Bartholdt of Missouri to pre
sent a measuro providing for tho prose
cution in tho federal courts of offenders
against election laws. Dr. Bartholdt
had an Interview with President Roob
velt on tho subject Wednesday.
NumeiMeot In Washington
The Spanish-American "war nurses
association met In annual convention In
Washington. Dr. Anita Newcomb Mc
Qco of Washington presided.
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The Bow of Orange Ribbon
A ROMANCE OF
By AMELIA E. BAR.R.
Autha f "FrUn4 Otlvl 'X Thou ul tha Othar Ont,NCl.
Copyright, MM. fey DtM, Mead and Company. X
CHAPTER IV. (Continued.)
There was something so frank and
persuasive about the elegant stranger
that Jorls could not refuse the cour
tesy she asked for herself and her
nephew. And, having yielded, he
yielded with entire truth and confi
dence. Elder Semplo was greatly pleased
at his friend's complnlsance. He gave
Jorls full credit for his victory over
his national prejudice, and ho did his
very best to mnkc tho concession a
pleasant event, in this effort ho was
greatly assisted by Mrs. Gordon. She
set herself to charm Van llcemsklrk,
as she had set herself to charm Ma
dam Van Hecmsklrk on her previous
visit, and she succeeded so well, that
when "Sir Roger de Coverlcy" was
called, Jorls rose, offered her his hand
and to tho delight of every ono p.cs
ent, led the dance with her.
It was n little triumph for tho older.
Indeed, he was so Interested In listen
ing to the clever way in which "tho
bonnlc woman flattered Van Hecms
klrk" that ho was quite oblivious of
the gathering wrath in his son'B face,
and tho watchful gloom In Dram's
eyes, ns the two men stood together,
Jealously observant of Cnpt. Hyde's
attentions to Katherlne. Without any
words spoken on tho subject, there
wns nn understood compact between
them to guard tho girl from any prl
vato conversation with him; and yet
two men with hearts full of suspicion
and Jealousy were not a match for ono
man with a heart full of love. In a
moment, In the interchnngo of their
hands in a dance, Katherlno clasped
tightly n little note, and unobserved
hid it behind the rose at her breast.
The loving girl thought It no wrong
to put It there; Bho even hoped that
some kind of blessing or sanction
might como through such sacred keep
ing, and she went to sleep whispering
"Happy I am. Me he loves; mo ho
loves; mo only li loves; mo forever
The Beginning of Strife.
"My dear Dick, I am exceedingly
concerned to find you In su .1 a tak
ingmoping about a Dnteh school
girl! Pshaw! I had a much better
opinion of you."
"I know I love her beyond every
thing, and thnt I am likely so' to lovo
her all my life."
"Upon my word. Dick,, lovo may
ltvo an age If you don't marry it."
"Let mo mnko you understand that
I wish to murry It."
"Oh, Indeed, sir! Then tho church
door stands open. Go In. I suppose
tho lady will oblige you so far."
"Pray, denr aunt, give mo your ad
vice. What is tho first step to bo
"Go and tallc with her father. Tho
girl you think worth nsking for; but
It is very necessary for you to know
what fortune goes with her beauty."
"If her father refuses to glvo her
to me "
"That Is not to bo thought or. You
como of a noble race. You aro not
tnr from tho heritage of u great title
and estate. If you nsk for her for
tune, you offer far above Its equiva
"Well, this suspense Is Intolerable,
nnd not to bo borne. 1 will go nnd
end It. Glvo me your good wishes."
"I shall be Impatient to hear the re
sult." At Van Hccnt8klrk's store Capt.
Hyde asked for tho councillor and
wns taken to his ofilce.
"Your servant, captain. Is thero
any thing I can oblige you In, sir?"
Jorls asked tho question Uccnuso
tho manner of tho yoiing man stnicic
him as uneasy and constrained; and
ho thought, "Porhaps ho has come to
borrow money." Ho was not, there
fcro astonished when Cnpt. Hyde
"Sir, you can, Indeed, obllgo me,
and that In a matter of tho greatest
"If money it be, captain, at oneo I
may tell you, that I borrow not, and I
"Sir, it is not money in particu
"It Is your daughter, Katherlne."
Then Jorls stood up, nnd looked
steadily nt tho suitor. His large,
amlnble faco had becomo In n mo
ment hard and stern; and tho light
In his eyes was like tho cold, sharp
light that falls from drawn steel.
"Mv dauKhter Is not for you to
nnme. Sir, It Is a wrong to hor, ir
yon speak her iiamo. Llko to like,
that is what I say. Your wlfo seek,
captain, among your own women. My
daughter Ib to another man prom
ised." "Look you. councillor, thnt would
bo monstrous. Your daughter loves
Jorls turned white to tho lips. "It
Is no, tho truth," ho answered In a
slow, husky voice.
"By tbo sun In heaven, It Is truth!
"Then a great scoundrel are you,
unfit with honest men to talk. Ho!
Yes, your sword pull from Its scab
bard. Strike. To tho heart, strlko
me. Less wicked would bo tho deed
than tho thing you have done"
There was something very impres
slvo Ja tho nngry sorrow of Jorls. Yet
IlycU niCfMtvercd in his solicitation.
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-iWfWjfttr" -i4antivrt .-V-r 'Hwwiwii
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"Do but hear me, sir. I havo done
nothing contrary to tho custom of
people In my condition, and I assure
you that with all my soul I love your
doughter. No man can lovo her bet
ter." "What say you? How, then, do I
lovo her? I who carried hor mljn
wltto lammetjo In these arms beforo
yet she could say to me, 'Fader!'"
His wrath hnd been steadily growing,
and suddenly striking tho desk a pon
derous blow with his closed hand, he
said with an unmlstakablo passion,
"My daughter you Bhall not have. God
In heaven to himself take her ere
such sorrow como to hor nnd me!"
"Sir, you aro .'cry uncivil; but to bo
plain with you, I am determined to
marry your daughter If I can compass
the matter In nny way. It Is now,
then, open war between us; and so,
sir, your servant."
"Stay. To mo listen. Not ono
guilder will I glvo to my daughter.
"To tho devil with your guilders!
Dirty money mnde In dirty traffic "
"Sir, you take an infamous advan
tage. You know, that, being Knthcr
Ino's father, I will not challenge you."
"Christus!" roared Jorls, "chal
lenge mo one hundred times. A fool
I would bo to answer you. Life my
God gave to mo. Well, then, only
my God shall from mo take It. See
you these arms and hands? In them
you will be as tho child of ono year.
Ero beyond my reason you movo me,
go!" and ho strode to tho door and
flung It open with a passion that mndo
every ono In the store straighten
towards tho two men.
Will to with rage, nud with his hand
upon his sword-hilt, Capt. Hydo
stamped his way through tho crowded
store to the dusty street. Then It
struck him thnt he had not asked the
name of tho man to whom Kntherlno
was promised. He sworo at himself
for tho omission. Whether ho knew
him or not, ho wns determined to
fight him. Now ho must sec Knthe
rino beforo her father had any oppor
tunity to glvo any orders regarding
In the meantime Jorls was suffering
as only such deep natures can suffer.
Capt. Hyde's proposal and his posi
tive assertion that Katherlno loved
him, had fallen upon tho father's
heart with tho forco of u blow, and
tho terror of a shock.
After Hyde's departure, ho shut
tho door of his office, walked to tho
window, nnd stood thero somo min
utes, clasping and unclasping his
largo hnnds, like a man full of grief
and perplexity. Ero long ho remem
bered his friend Semplo. This trou
bio concerned him also, for Copt.
Hydo was in a manner his guest;
and, if ho wero informed of the mar
riage arranged between Kntherlno
nnd Neil Semplo. ho would doubtless
feel himself bound in honor to retire.
Jorla found Semplo and In a Tuw
short, strong sentences, put tho enso
"My certie! When girls aro niild
enough for a lover, thoy arc a match
for any pray head. I'm thankfu' man
that I wasna' put in chnrge o' any o'
them. 1 shall hao to speak my mind
to Niel, and likewise to Col. Gordon;
and you canna put off your duty to
your daughter an hour longer. Dear
mo! To think, Jorls, o' a man be
ing able to sit wi the councillors o' tho
nation, and yet no match for u lassie
As they walked homeward, tho elder
talked, and Joris icndercd, not what
was said, hut tho thoughts nnd pur
poses that were slowly forming in his
When tho evening meal was over
Jorls rose, and laying his hand on
Katherino's slinuldor bald, "Thero Is
something to talk about. Sit down,
Lysbet; the door shut close, and lis
ten to mo."
(t was Impoxsiblo to mlstnko tho
stern purpose on her husbnnd's faco,
and Lysbet silently obeyed tho order.
"Kntherlno, Katiijntjo, mljn kind,
this ufternoou there comes to the storo
tho young man Capt. Hyde. To thy
father ho said ninny ill words. To
him thou shalt never speak again.
Thy promise give to inc."
Sho sat silent, with dropped eyes,
nnd cheeks as red as the pomegranate
flower at her breast.
"Mljn kind, speak to mo."
Weeping blttorly, she roso and went
to her mother, and laid hor bend upon
"Look now. Jorls. Ono must know
tho 'why' nnd tho 'wherefore.' Whnt
mean you? Whish, mljn kludje!"
"This I mean, Lysbet. No moro
meetings with the Englishman will I
.have. No lovo secretn will I bear.
Danger Is with them; yes, and sin, too.
"Mljn klndje, listen to mo thy father.
It Is for thy happy llfo hero, It Is for
thy eternal life, I speak to thee. This
man for whom thou art weoplng Is
not good for thee. Mljn besto klnje,
do I love theo?"
"Do I lovo theo?"
"Dost thou, then, lovo me?"
Sho put her arms round his neck,
and laid hor cheek against his, and
kissed him many times,
"Wilt thou go away and leavo mo,
and leavo thy mothor, In our old age?
Katrljntjo, my dear, dear child, what
for mo, and for thy mother, wilt thou
"Tny wish If I can."
Then ho told her of the provision
mndo for hor future. Ho reminded
her of Nell's long nffectlon, and add
ed, "To-morrow, about thy own house,
I will take the first stem Near my
hoUso it shall be; nnd at c feast of
St. Nicholas thou shalt he married.
And money, plenty of money, I will
glTe thee; and all that Is proper thy
msther and thee shall buy. But no
more, no more at all, shalt thou sou or
speak to that bad man who has so
bogullod thee. Wilt thou theso things
promlso me? Me and thy mother7"
"Richard I must see onco more.
That Is what I ask."
"Richard! So far is it? Well, then,
I will as easy make it as I can. Onco
more, and for ono hour, thou may seo
him. But I lay it on theo to tell him
tho truth, for this nnd for all other
"Now may I go? He Is anlgh. His
boat I hear nt tho landing;" nnd sho
stood up, Intent, hastening, with her
fair head lifted, nnd her wet eyes fixed
on tho dlstnnce.
"Well, be It so. Go."
With tho words she slipped from
tho room; and Jorls called Baltu to
bring him somo hot coals, and began
to fill his pipe. As the Virginia calmed
and soothed him, the Bweetness of his
nature was at onco In tho ascendant;
nnd ho snld, "Lysbet, como then, and
talk with mo about tho child."
Sho turned tho keys In her press
slowly, nnd stood by It with them In
her hand. "What hns been told thee.
Joris, to-day? And who has spoken?
Tongues ovil and envious, I am suro
"Thou art wrong. Tho young man
to mo spoke himself. Ho said, 'I lovo
your daughter. I want to marry her.' "
"Well, then, he did no wrong. And
ns for Katrljntjo, It is In nature that
a young girl should want a lover. It
Is In nature Bhe should choose tho
ono sho likes best. That is what I
"Yes, it Is In nature tho child should
want this handsome stranger; but
with mo thou wilt certainly say. "Ho
Is not fit for thy happiness; he has
not the truo faith, ho gambles, ho
fights duels, ho is a waster, ho lives
badly, ho will tako thee far from thy
own people nnd thy own homo."
She drew close to him, nnd laid her
arm across his broad snoulders; und
ho took his pipe from his lips, and
turned his faco to her. "Kind nnd
wise art thou, my husband; nnd whnt
over Is thy wish, that is my wish
"Right nm I, nnd I know I am right.
And I think that Nell Semple will bo
a very great person. On tho judge's
bench he will sit down yet."
"A good young mnn ho may bo, but
ho Is u very bad lover; that Is tno
truth. If a Httlo less wise ho could
only be! A young girl likes some fool
ish talk. Little fond words, very
Btrong they nre. Thou thyself said
them to me."
"That Is right. To Nei. I will talk
a Httlo. A man must seek a good wlfo
with moro heart than ho seeks gold.
Yes, yes; her price above rubles Is."
At tho very moment Juris mndo
this remark, tho elder was speaking
for him. Nell was walking about tho
terrace, nnd ho Joined him.
"You nro stepping in a vora majestic
way, Noil; what's In your thoughts, I
"I hnvo a speech to make to-morrow,
sir. My thoughts were on tho law,
which has a certain majesty of Itn
"You'd better bo thinking o' a
speech you ought to make to-night, If
you euro aboot saving yoursel' wi'
Katherlno Van llcemsklrk. You hao
a rival, sir. Capt. Hyde asked Van
llcemsklrk for his ilnughtcr this af
ternoon, nnd an earldom in prospect
Isnn a poor bait. Tak' a word o' ad
vice now. You are fond enough to
plead for others, go and plead an hour
for yoursel.' Ccrtlo! When I was
your age, 1 was aye noted for my per
suading way. Your father, sir, never
left a spare corner for a rival."
(To be continued.)
Lawyer and Witness.
A certain Mr. H. wns a Bharp law
yer and invnrtnbly retained lu crim
inal enscs, where his peculiar abilities
wero deemed likely to benefit his
client, writes n contributor to tho
Weekly Bouquet. Old Mrs. I,., tho Y
widow of a small farmer, wns remark
nblo for her plainness In speech and
manner, and sho was ono of tho cute
sort. The old woman was an Import
ant witness for tho prosecution In
which II. defended the ovU-doer. Her
testimony boro hnrd upon the pris
oner, und In tho cross examination
H. endeavored In vain to confuse or
At length, turning abruptly to the
witness, ho oxclalmed, "Madam, you
havo brass enough In your faco to
make a twelve-quart pall!"
"Yes," replied tho witness, "and you
havo got sass enough lu your head
to fill It!"
Tho lawyer had done with that witness.
It Stopped the Gambling.
A good story Is told of a certain
colonel in connection with an inspec
tion of n crack rlfloorps which ho
Tho inspection passed off satisfac
torily; thero wero no complaints,
nnd tho regiment wns evidently in
"But." snld the Inspecting general,
"I am bound to toll you, colonel, thnt
rumors havo reached mo of gambling
bolng carried on extensively among
"That may have been tho case, sir,"
said tho colonel, "somo months ago;
but I can assure you that nothing of
the kind Is In vogue now, because I'vo
won all tho ready monoy in the regl
mont, and I would not allow any
gambling on credit."
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