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CHAPTER XV Continued.
in an alcove iintt!:ill formed hy a
Day window. Wood mi easel, uphold-
tig a large frame Tim light struck I
the canvas In such a wu that Hlake ,
lltl not recognize the subject until i
aiinuri'i; in inilll or It
It was ii portrait of Jessie Carden
not V.u Jcsle Carden drawn l the
Han Francisco aitlsl from the laded
tlnty.ie- hut the Jessie Canlen of later
years, whose race an. I figure hail tab
mi on the perfect grace of Woman
hood Amazed and lost in thought. Hlake
lld not hear Arthui .Morris as he ap-pr..n-hcd
and stood hack of him. He
Unshed when Morris toiicned him on
"My .lovel thai portrait must have
great attraction for you!'" laughed
Morris. "You've been staring at It
live minutes! A box at the opera you
cannot tell her name!"
"Dono'" said Hlake. "That's a por
trait of Miss Canlen Miss Jessie
Canlen. ()f Ri.ston."
An expression of dumb surprise
swept across the face of Arthur Mor
ris With half-opened mouth and star
ing eyes he gaod at .lames Hlake.
"Well. I'll be . Well, of all
things!" He sank Into a chair and
laughed feebly. "I say. old fellow,
you took me off mj fret! How tlio
devil did you guess that name'."
"Nothing wonderful about It!"
said Hlake, who by this lime had per
fected his course. "I mot Miss Car
ilea oars ago. and 1 at once recog
nized the port rail."
"You met her'.' Where?"
"In the country, near Hlughnm,
"flow? When? Hy .love, old fel
low. this beats me' What, were ou
doing in lllnghnm?"
"I lived on a farm near there," re
plied Hlake. Morris leaned forward.
Tor an Instant fear had possession of
him. Who was this man who lived
"7HJT& .4 jSQ&zz&sr or
on a farm near Hiugham, and who
was once acquainted wilh Jessie Car
den? Was he John Hurt?
"From the time I was thirteen un
til 1 ran away trom home." Hlake con
tinued, with nonchalance and confi
dent mendacity. "1 lived on a farm
aliout three miles from the old Hlsh
op mansion. Miss Canlen used to
visit there In the summer seasons
nud I saw her frequently. The last
time I saw her she cantered past our
house with a trletid of mine. That re
minds :ue dear old John I must look
him up when I go to Hc.cky Woods."
Hlako threw back his head and re
Jlectively exhaled a wreath of cigar
"Does this explain the mystery? I
don't see nnythlng wonderful about It
except that you have her port rait, ami
that Is probably easily explained. I'm
not prying into your affairs, old
"Not nt all not at all! Hanimohun;
brandy and two bottles of soda." or
dered Morris, mopping his forehead.
"Hy Jove, this Is remarkable: You
speak of a friend of yours John, you
call hlni what was his last name?"
"Where Is he now?" Morris leaned
eagerly forward, his face gray and his
lower lip twitching.
"Sure. I don't know! He was with
his grandfather on the old Hurt farm
In JUcky Woods when 1 left Massa
chusetts. Why? Do you know John
"Confound it. man. lie shot me!"
exclaimed Morris, springing to his
feet and pacing up and down the
room. "He shot me. I tell ou. and all
but put mo out for good! And he did
It on account of the girl whose por
trait you're admiring. The blasted
cad was crazy Jealous out Miss Car
dan, who had boon so foolish as to tol
erate his company. He picked a quar
rel with me In a tavern and s!u:t me
through the left lung. Laid me up
for three months. That old desperado
of u grandfather of his ueaily killed
two oillcers and aided hlni to escape.
He has not been heard of since."
Hlako piled Morris with questions.
The latter tool: large draughts of
brand and recited the suecm-slvo
chapters which led to the tragedy.
Except that he made hluiseir the he
ro of the tale, his account agreed with
that told by John Hurt. Wake par
took sparingly of the braudy. but Mor
rln fed his aroused hate and recollec
tion with the fiery fluid.
According to Morris he was madly
In love with Jeslse Carden from tho
moment he saw her. Hefoio he rt-
r covered from his wound she was sr.t
"abroad by (Sen. Carduu to complete
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A. J. DllllXBL IIIDDI.B
Imr utliicutinti In Paris nml Heiiln,
Two .oars later (Ion. Cantcn rntloil
In business, his private fortune being
wiped nut In the crash Jessie came
hark from F.uropo anil remained a
year with the Rlshops. Arthur hail
Induced his father to place Oon. Car
den In a salaried postion with the
Moirls bank In New York, and he
persuaded (Jen. Carden to accept a
loan sufficient to defray Jes
sie's expenses In n second
trip abroad. She was In Paris, but
had completed her studies, and would
reMirn in a few weeks. Ho was on
gaged to the dear girl, but the date
of the wedding had not been set.
"I've told you inore'n any man Hv
Ins," half sobbed Morris, as he leaned
on James Hlalte'.s shoulder.
Tears stood in his Inllamod eyes
and trickled down his red, blotched
"You'll keep my secret, won't you.
old chap?" he pleaded inauilllnly.
"You're (he lies' frien' I've got In the
world! People don't like me: they
don't know me. You know mo, Hlake,
old fel'. don't yi.u? I'm sen'niental
that's what makes me cry. lly Jove,
you'll bu my lies' man at weddln'
lies' man at my weddin' won't you?"
He lurched Into a chair. The train
ed and alert Hanimohun appeared,
deftly undressed hlni, and suloniuly
conveyed him to an inner room.
"Poor John!" sighed Hlake, a few
minutes later, as the Indian servant
showed him his room and softly closed
the door "Poor John! Love's a tough
proposition, and I'm afraid John's on
a dead card! He has waited too
When Hlake arrived In
he felt like a stranger in
land. His parents were dead nud his
relatives scattered. The village look-
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ed smaller than when he was a boy.
He felt himself in a living graveyard.
Securing an open carriage and a
drier from a livery stable, he rode
through the quiet streets and out Into
the country. "Drive to Thomas Hlsh
op's house," he ordered.
The drawn and dust-covered shut
ters of the old mansion told their own
story. From a passing farmer Hlake
learned that the Hishops had moved
to New York months before. Half an
hour later he knocked on Peter Hurt's
As a boy, Hlako stood in nwe and
fear of the strange old man, but tho
years had obliterated this feeling. His
knock sounded hollow on tho great
oaken door, and he wondered If the
aged recluse yet lived. Mrs. Jasper,
the housekeeper, opened the door, and
Hlake at once recognized her.
"IKiw do you do. Mrs. Jasper? My
name is Hlake James Hlake. 1 lived
near here when I was a boy. Don't
"l.lttle Jimmy niukel Well, of all
things: 1 never would have known
ye. Come right in Mr. Dlake."
"Is Mr. Hurt here?"
"Ye-s, but I don't know IT he'll see
ye." she said, hesitatingly, wiping her
hands on her apron. "He don't see
nobody, yo know." '
"Tell him who I am, and say I'm
from Cnlitornla," said Hlake, who
could thl'.k of no other Introduction.
Tin'- hiiiqiI in the old-fashioned par
lor wher.' Peter Hurt had bound tho
oillcers the night John Hurt left
Kocky V, .mils. As Mrs. Jnsper hesi
tated, tli door leading to the sitting
room op .ifil and Peter Hurt enterod.
Hlake i ,uld not see that ho had
changed a whit. Ago had not rav
ish -d tho strong face nor robbed tho
nui Jive figure of its strength. Ho nil
va ced to the center of the room, his
ey a fixed seaichlngly on the faco of
"What have you to say to me,
HI ike? Ho seated, sir."
Hlako took a seat in an antique
tucker and shifted his legs uneasily.
'Where is John?"
"John John I don't "
"Do not He to me, Hlake. Tell mo
what you know of my grandson."
"lie Is In California, sir!" exclaim
ed James Hlake. When these words
vioro tittered ho felt a sensation of
relief which was positively exhilarat
ing. "Ho Is nlivo and well! John la
rich. Mr. Hurt! He Is a millionaire
many times over!"
A grave smile lighted tho fenturea
of Peter Hurt. He closed his eyes and
lay back In the chair.
"Go on; tell mo about it," he said,
an Hlako paiui'd.
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fe III (
For an hour or more the brad of tho
llrm of James Dlnko & Coip:niy re
cited the history of John Hurt's ca
reer In California, and this result of
the lecent speculative campaign lu
New York. Once In a while the old
man asked a question, but he made
no comment until the narrative was
"Your heart dominates your Judg
ment, but that Is a trait and not a
fault." he said, as he arose and of
feral his hand to James Hlake. "Ood
gives us emotions and faculties; from
t lie til we must develop character. Do
not charge yourself with a broken
promise to John. He has kept hla
pact. I send him my blessing. Say
to him that I am strong and well ami
happy. Say to him that his future
Held of work Is In New York city."
Peter Hurt stood In the doorway
and watched until the enrriage disap
peared beyond the old graveyard.
"I'm glad that's ended!" said Hlake
to himself. "I wonder what I told the
old man? Everything, I guess. I'm
nearlng a crisis, am 17 Well. I'm
used to crises and guess I can stand
one more. Who's coming? His face
looks familiar. It's Sam Hounds!
Stop, driver! Hollo, Sam! How aro
Sealed In n stylish road earl, behind
a rangy, high-stopping trotter was one
of the companions of Hlako's boy
hood. Sam checked his horse and,
with a puz.lcil grin, looked Into tho
"Haou de ye dew?" he drawled,
slackening the lines. "Yer face looks
fee-mlllar like, on yer voice don't
sound strange like, either. I believe
1 know ye! It's Jim Hlako! Haou
air ye. Jim? Well. well, well! Who'd
a thitnlc It who'd a thunk it?"
Sam reached across and shook
hands with a vigor which nearly
pulled Hlake out of his carriage.
"Air ye the James Hlake I've been
reailiif erbout? The one that's been
glvln' them New York sharps a whirl
In stocks?" asked Sam.
Hlake smiled and nodded his head.
"Is that so? Well, well, well! Say,
I'm plumb glad to hear It!" and Sam's
smiling face showed It. "Ain't never
lienrn of John Hurt, have ye? No?
Well, he'll turn up on top some day,
an' don't ye fergit, Sam Hounds al
lers said so. Where be yo goln' to,
"I'm going back to New York to
night." replied Hlake. "From there
I return to San Francisco, but expect
to make New York my home."
"Is that so? I'm Ilvln In Now
York now," said Sam, handing Hlake
his card. "Moved thero several years
ago. Mother an' I aro here on a
visit for a few days. I've been do
In' fairly nilddlln' well In New York,
Jim. When you write me, bo shore
an' put 'Hon.' before my name," and
Sam laughed until the rocks reechoed
"How Is that?" asked Hlake, gazing
blankly at the card.
"Head what it says." Insisted Sam.
"I'm alderman of my deestrict, an'
have just been reelected tew a sec
ond term. Fact!"
"I congratulate you, Sam," said
"Sorry yo haven't time tew wait
over an' go back with us," Sam said,
"nut If ye are goln' tew locate In
New York, I'll see lots of ye."
"I certainly will look you up whon
I'm in New York," said Hlake. "My
regards to your mother, and say I'm
sorry I didn't have time to call on
her. Are you married, Sam?"
"Nop, but f has hopes," laughed
Sam, gathering up the lines. "Good
bye. Jim, good-bye, an more luck ter
"Same to you. Sam; good-bye!"
Ten days later James Hlake ar
rived lu San Francisco. He drove to
John's apartment, and was greeted by
him In the old study room. Hlake sat
where he looked at tho iiortralt of
Jessie Carden. Ills heart sank with
(To be continued.)
Luxuries of Russian Peasant.
The Husslun peasant, even If tho
bread he eats Is black, baa a boiiuc
bouche' to add to his meal much
sought by epicures In the western
world the wild mushrooms which
grow thousands upon thousands on
the steppes of Russia. At any time a
full and savory meal Is provided with
the addition of sausage and onions;
even a inushtooiii alone often con
tents them for a meal with their
coarse ryo bread. The poorest laborer
has also a luxurious drink always
available from the ever-present sam
ovar, and tho tea they drink would be
tho envy of any American connoisseur
of that beverage, for the best of
China's tea Is found In Russia, nml all
classes enjoy its quality and frag
rance. Never Is tho water allowed to
stand on the tea over a few moments,
so none of the poisonous tannin Is
extracted, and a delightful, mildly
stimulating, htraw-colored drink Is
Some Customs of Spain.
Writing of Spanish customs, Israel
Zangwlll says: "To call one another
by our surnnmeH In Spain would bo
wanting In friendly courtesy; Indeed,
for tho most part, wo are Ignorant of
them. A very gravo nud reverend so
nor might bo addressed by his sur
name and his surname nlone but
even ho were better ndressed by his
Christian name, preceded by 'Don.'
'Sonor Don' Is roserved for letters,
and then the honor costs you fj cen
times. That the Portuguese aro not
to bo confounded with the Spaniards
Is most lucidly learned from their
methods of address, for, so fw from
addressing a young lady as Juanlta or
Isabella, I should have to suy 'her ex
cellency.' Here, lu our palaclo, tha
vory waiter has been heard to give
tho order: 'Fried eggs for Isabella.'
And Isabelln Is a very stylish
A Soothing Drink.
Inllnmmiitloii of the tluoat and ton
slls Is a common complaint at this sea
son of the year A soothing drink for
persons so affected Is made by boiling
a Icaspoonrul of Islnglns In half a pint
of milk with half a doen hiulsod al
monds and sweetened to taste
This drink bus a marvelous effect In
reducing the lullammatlou It Is
widely used In Fnglnutl. but Is not
commonly known lu this country.
Fashionable Neck Garnitures.
No one of the many accessories of
the season is more attractive or adapt
able than the fancy collars which take
such a variety of forms. The group
Illustrated includes several soils, all
of which are sniari and any of which
can be repioduccd in a vailety of ma
terials. As shown, however, the col
lar In the upper left hand corner Is
mnde of all over lace edged with band
ing. The round collar below Is made
of net with heavy silk applique and Is
finished with a silk ruche. Tho collar
to the right Is of quite a different
Kort. Including long stole ends, which
are eminently effective, and Is shown
lu inserted tucking with a iiiurIIu frill
as a finish. The fourth and last col
lar is made with deep points, each of
which Is filled by a medallion of em
broidery, the foundation material be
ing embroidered batiste, flno ami
sheer. To make any collar for a worn
an of medium sl.i; will be requited
l,i yards of material 18 or 2 Inches
wldo; for a girl of 1 1 years of age,
l'i yards 18 or 1 Inches wide.
Calling Gowns and Negligees.
An unusually chic calling own of
dark green taffeta showed the ISSai)
mode lu its quaintest form; with puff
ings and ii'scrtioiis, long shoulder ef
fect and full sleeves, to say nothing
of the full skirt and small waist, the
ensemble was all ono could desire. A
toque of tho green showed tiny wing
and knots of ribbon velvet of a paler
shade for contrast; the Rrenn para
sol was a most fitting nccompanimcut
to this particular costume.
Any number of dnlnty matinees nnd
negligees must be considered In tho
trousseau, from tho lounging robe for
boudoir use to the peignoir of regal
linos becoming the hostess of tho
drawing room, mi beautitiil and artis
tic aro they In design. Richly hand
embroidered crepes lu delicate shades
mako up handsomely, whllo accordion
silks with profuse laco Insertions pos
sess a particular attraction for the
majority of women, their clinging ful
ness, with flowing sleeves, being real
ly vory fascinating and decidedly be
coming. The Milliner's Blue Rose.
One of tho astonishing millinery
fancies of the year Is the blue rose.
Such a flower never sprouted on the
earth's surface but built In shaded
velvet, crimpy silk or even cleerly
tinted muslin, It Is bewitching on the
summer hat of lacn or mallne.
The girl who likes to wear blue and
Is a-wenry of ragged robins and forget-me-nots
greets the blue rose wltu
enthusiasm and uses it in profusion.
Another blue blossom which has
mndo Its nppcarauco is tho hyacinth,
but It must bo used with discretion.
An imported hat In a peculiar shade,
bordering on navy blue, Is trimmed
with these hyacinths and ribbon
which matches the bloom.
In a certain light, the entire confec
tion shades to blue; turn It tnwurd the
sun and it shows violet tints.
To Clean Jewels.
Kvery little while all brooches,
rings and such things that are In con
stant use should be brushed with a
toothbrush that has been dipped In
enu do cologne. If tho setting is open
It must be done from tho hack, and
caro must be tnken not to loosen tho
stones. Then lay tho things In a box
of Jewelers' sawdust, which has boon
slightly heated beforehand, and leave
for an hour, says the Ohio Stato Jour
nal. Gold chains may be washed In
warm soapsuds, drying them on a soft
towel by pulling back and forward.
They may also he dried In sawdust
and tho pnrtlclos blown or dusted out
nfterward. He sure and pet them dry,
ns they will be apt to become worn
between tho links If any dampness re
mains. A Problem In Flounces.
Flounces and rufllos aro becoming
more and mnro fiiRhlonabto all the
time, and Just how to arrange for
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Misses' Collarlesa Jacket of Tan-Col.
ored Cloth Garnitures for the Neck
Calling Gowns and Negllaees-To
them on a gown which should have
long lines is a puzzle to many n dress
maker. 'I'lie skirt should first be most
carefully fitted and made, and then
tho flounces ihonlil be put on lu such
a way (If the wearer of the gown bo
tall) as to make them encircle tho
skirt al the same distance from ono
another If tho wearer be short and
stout ami wishes to be thought tall
ami sb'tidei. then the flounces must he
arranged so as to be higher either In
front or at I he back whichever Is
more becoming. The llouuces may bo
of the same material as tho gown,
edged with lace and trimmed with
rows of tucks and lace Insertions, or
they may be made entirely of lace.
Told in Her
Tucks of all widths are noted on
Coarse laces trim the canvas fab
rics to perfection.
Elaboration is the keynote of the
season lu dressdom.
Nets printed in cloudy Dresden
effects are very attractive.
Shoulder trimmings droop In pseudo
Daisies and buttercups aro reap
peailng as millinery blossoms.
A panel ft out makes round and
round trimmings possible for the stout
The newest skirt tucklngs turn
toward the front ami taper to a point
at the knee.
Colors will be more of a feature
In women's handkerchiefs than they
have been lu many seasons.
The red hat Is the correct thing to
wear with a black and white striped
or checked gown.
Nice For Toilet.
Ilnud enibroideied towels nre tho
latest vogue In towels for actual usu
where something specially nice Is de
sired. The embroidery Is done on
plain, fine huckaback or oilier flue
towel fabric taking the placo of
damask or oilier decoration. A deep
hemstlched hem Is the usual finish,
and one end only Is embroidered.
Decorative towels, for decorative pur
poses only, come with deep-knotted
fringes elaborate borders of drawn
work, medallions of old Venetian or
other decorativu laces. And Italian
macrame towels have deep frlngos
very elaborately and artistically
To keep paraffin lamps from smell
ing, as they sometimes will do even
when perfectly clean, put n tablo
spoonful of salt Into tho oil.
To clean sponges add a tablespoon
ful of strong ammonia to a pint of
Wulsts made of soft silks nnd sat
ins nre exceedingly fashionable for
dinner and afternoon wear anil aro
most effective combined with Inoeand
net. This very attractive one Is mndo
ot pearl gray messallue satin with
lace and applique dyed to match, yoke
and ruffs of cream point d'esprlt huh!
by fancy stitches anil frills of net top
l'"e. tho yoke being transparent. The
plaits In both fronts and back oxtond
for full length and tho waist can bo
male to blouse all round or at tho
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wnrm water and Into this Bqueero
the sponge. Let It Ho a few nilnutos,
then rinse it In clear water.
Silk ribbons may be washed In suds
made of lukewarm water nnd good
soap, but they must not be wrung or
they will he badly creased. Wash
in a second lot of suds nnd rtuso In
clear cold water. Then lay on a table
or board and with rnther n stiff nail
brush brush sldewns till all tho creas
es are removed. Leave till thorough
Roll about twenty-live heads of a
paragus and out tho green ends when
tender Into short pieces. Mix with
them four well-beaten eggs, adding a
little pepper and salt. Melt an ounce
of butter (or perhaps rather more) In
an omelet pan, pour lu tho nilxturo,
stir till It thickens over the fire, fold
It nicely over. Clnrlfled butter may
be served with It, Into which a few
drops of vinegar have becu poured.
One of the New Coats.
Jackets made with perfectly flat
finish at the neck are tho latest and
smartest shown and will bo much
worn tho season through In all light
weight cloths. This ono allows a
choice between mandolin and plain
sleeves nud Includes seams at. both
front nnd back that extend to tho
shoulders, so giving n tapering effect
to the figure. The model is made ot
tan-colored cloth with trimming of mo
hair braid and Is closed by means ot
buttons and loops, but tho finish can
be ono of ninny things and tho clos
ing can be niadu Invisibly by moans ot
a fly whenever prererrod. To mnko
the jacket for a girl of 14 years of ngo
will be required .IMi yards of material
27, 2 yards 44 or 1& yards 152 Inchoa
Old whalebone which has becomi
bent nud useless should bo soakod In
hot water ami then laid on a table
to dry. In this way It is straight
ened out and may have a now staga
ot usefulness before it.
front only as may bo preferred. Th
box plaits In the sleeves aro both nov
el and effective and aro oxtendod over
the shoulder seams to the neck edge;
so giving the fashionable shoulder
line, and the closing is made Invisibly
beneath the first plait at tho lort slda
of the front and, at tho loft Hhoulder
senm. To mako tho waist for a woman
of medium size will bo required 4
yards of material 21, 4 yards 27 or 2',fr
yards 44 Inches wide, with 1 yard, 18
Inches wide for yoko nnd cuff.
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