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Much Confusion Attends the Work of
Paying Oulmn Soldiers ,
GOOD ORDER ON THE ISLAND.
General llronlto 1'nys the Nntlvns n Com-
pllmeiit llrlRitiuliiRo Not Known In
the Ordinary Acceptance of the Term
and the I.nw Is Generally Uphold.
HAVANA , June 19. The greatest
confusion exists in the lists of Cu-
bnn soldiers nt Cnnajuani. Many of
them cannot collect their $75 , as they
appear on the rolls as having been
promoted to the ranks of ofllcers , of
which fact they hnd no knowledge
previously. The Remedlos regiment
contains apparently over 2,000 men ,
while the lists only glvo the names of
700. Soldiers who have fought since
189G are not shown on the lists , while
boys who served as camp followers
are able to secure payment. A peti
tion has been sent to Governor Gen
eral Brooke asking him to order a re
vision of the list.
With reference to the report of bri
gandage , of thieving , and murders
freely circulated , Governor General
Brooke says that brigandage , in the
American acceptance of the term , does
not exist In Cuba. As for other deeds
of violence ho thinks it extraordinary ,
considering the war had devastated
the Island from end to und , that hard
ly a Cuban family bos not suffered
hardship or something worse , and that
multitudes have been on the verge of
starvation , that crimes of theft and
bloodshed have been so few. General
Brooks believes the percentage of
crime among the Cubans today is pro
bably less than among any other people
ple in the world whore conditions have
boon so gravely disturbed.
The governor general has ordered a
number of much needed changes in
the administration of Justice. Here
tofore the principal court In the va
rious provinces , known as the auden-
cla , has had jurisdiction of criminal
cases. Under the new arrangement
the audlencla of each province will
have Jurisdiction In both civil and in
criminal matters , with a right of ap
peal to parties , to the supreme court.
Other reforms are now under consid
eration , particularly changed in the
courts of flrst Instance , where the laws
now In force do not allow the judges
such power as they have been invested
Dr. Brunner , chief sanitary officer
In Havana province , will probably re
sign his position this mouth , the city
of Havana having offered him a tempt
ing salary to take charge of sanitary
affairs here. The general opin
ion hero Is that every effort should bo
made to retain his services. He under
stands the local situations and the Cu
bans thoroughly. The keen sense of
duty is recognized to the public as
especially serviceable in the commun
ity , where there are so many attempts
to evade the sanitary regulations.
Regarding the recent death of a
United States marine from yellow fe
ver , Major General Ludlow , the mili
tary governor , says that isolated cases
are bound to occur occasionally , but
lie thinks it impossible that any infec
tious disease should occur without
word being received by the sanitary
department within a few hours.
According to advices from Guana-
Jay , province of Pinar del Rio , the in
surgents , after receiving their money ,
start for home , many of them on foot.
One man was found murdered near
Chicharron. Three were found near
Quibrohacha. All had been robbed.
Armed bodies of Cubans continue to
arrive hero In largo numbers , claim
ing that only within the last few days
had they learned that money was
awaiting them. Most of them have
readily accepted the proposal of General -
oral Brooke that they should turn half
their arms over to the civil gover
nor , and receive ten days' rations ,
which will enable them to live until
Lieutenant Colonel Randall returns to
Havana and recommences payment
General Gomez expresses his will
ingness to aid the governor in arrang
ing the lists. General Brooke is in
clined to appoint a commission of Cu
ban officers , whoso integrity would bo
guaranteed by Gomez.
BnloH of Union I'ac'.llc I-andH.
OMAHA , June 19. During May the
Union Pacific land department sold
118,691 acres of land in Nebraska. Colorado
rado , Wyoming and Utah and 6,890
acres in Kansas. Since the flrst of the
year 62,842 acres have been sold in the
latter state. C. E. Wantlond , special
agent for the department , who has
charge of most of the sales in the west
Bays they will average about 100.00T )
acres a month during the year , making
tho6otal | for the year 1,000,000 acres
The greater portion of the land is beIng -
Ing sold to stockman and this industry
never had such a boom in the west as
it is having now. Farmers everywhere
In that section seem to be giving up
a large portion of their agricultural
operations and devoting moro time to
raising cattle and sheep.
Mrs. Stanford's Generous Gift.
SAN FRANCISCO , Juno 19. Before
waving for Europe Mrs. Stanford pre
pared two deeds which were placed on
record today convoying valuable rea
estate to Stanford university. The
property consists of 1,700 acres in Las-
sen county and ICO acres in Tehema
county , which are to bo transferred to
the vineyards now owned by the uni
versity. All this Is in addition to her
recent endowment of over $11,000,000
By this latest gift Mrs. Stanford has
transferred all her realty to the uni
versity save n house and lot in Sacra
mento , the residence of the senator
and his family in early days.
Celebrate Hunker 11111
BOSTON , Juno 19. The one hundred
nnd twenty-third anniversary of the
battle of Bunker Hill was colobratec
today. The center of the demonstration
was at Chnrlestown. Marines and sail
ors from the North Atlantic squadron
which arrived in port yesterday , parti
clpated. Thousands of sightseers wit
ness d the parade
ROBBERS TURN BACK SOUTH.
'urnurrs Ttvolvo Hour * llithlnit Them nt
.Sullivan's Slieep Hunch.
CASPER , Wyo. , Juno 19. Eight of
ho POKSO hunting the Union Pacific
rain robbers in the Ilole-ln-tho-Wall
ountry returned to Casper today ,
'ho robbers have loft the Hole-ln-the-
Vall mountains and are traveling
back south. The last heard of thorn
vaa at Powder river , coming south ,
'hoy seemed to bo heading toward
Volton. A largo party Is following
hem now. Today guards wore placed
at all the bridges across the Platte
Ivor and now men with fresh horses
tarted for the Wolton country. The
nirsulng party at Sullivan's sheep
amp , where the robbers ate breakfast
nnd took a pack horse and bed , were
wolvo hours behind. The robbers
re traveling In a very broken country ,
vlth numerous washouts and n model
> lace to hide. At Sullivan's camp only
wo robbers put In an appearance.
CHEYENNE , Wyo. , Juno 10 Cour-
era who arrived yesterday from the
uirsult of the Union Pacific train rob-
> ers report that the fugitives are now
everal days In advance of the pursu-
ng posse. The robbers were supplied
> y a rustler friend near E. K | moun-
aln , in the Hole-ln-the-Wall country ,
with fine riding horses and two pack
animals , plenty of food and a camp
outfit. They were last seen starting
across the main range of the Big
lorn mountains , evidently making
or the Jackson's Hole county , an ad-
nirablo hiding place south of the
Yellowstone National park. Their
.rails were lost on account of enow
storms on the mountains. The course
of the robbers , It is believed , will be
across the Shoshone Indian reserva
tion and the Indian police are out
guarding the mountain passes.
Posses of Idaho and Montana of-
icers have been started townrd the
Jackson's Hole county to co-operate
with the Wyoming ofllcors , who , under
the direction of United States Mar
shall Hadsell , are still following the
rail across central Wyoming. The au-
.borltlos and Union Paciilc manago-
neut are determined to catch the rob-
jers and the chase will be continued
until they are run down.
BIG FIRE IN OMAHA.
Ono Man Fatally nnd it Number Sorlonsly
OMAHA , June 19. FIre In Allen
Bros. ' wholesale grocery establish
ment , accompanied by a terlfflc explo
sion of gunpowder , caused the fatal in-
lury of one man and the more or less
serious injury of eight others , at an
early hour Sunday morning. Damage -
ago of $250,000 was done to the build
ing and stock.
Fatally injured :
Thomas J. Ruane , fireman , 1929
3outh Tenth street , burned about
head and shoulders ; dlod in a few
Lieutenant John Sullivan , hose com
pany No. 3 , residence 820 South Seven
teenth , badly burned and lacerated
about face , arm hurt.
Frank Hardy , fireman , living at 2101
Harney street , burned and cut about
arms , neck and face.
Harry Redell , son of Chief Redell ,
residence 318 South Twentieth , legs
badly cut and torn.
John Ormsby , living at 4027 Charles
street , burned and cut about face and
Mike Bird , fireman , 1010 Jackson
street , forehead ; severe.
Joseph Hoffman , fireman , No. 3 ,
arm and forehead ; severe.
Captain M. J. Dlneen , No. 0 , resi
dence 623 South Twentieth.
Kofsky , cut about face and
A Section Hand Hero.
CLEVELAND , O. , June 19. Blaz
Patrlo , a railroad section hand , proved
himself a hero today and was fatally
injured in an attempt to save a woman
from death. Mrs. Jennie Price , who
lived on Webster street , was riding a
wheel across the Lake Shore tracks at
the entrance to Gordon park , and fell
in front of an approaching train. Pat-
rle , who had been detailed to assist
the flagman at the crossing , ran to
Mrs. Price's assistance , but both he
and the woman were run down. Mrs-
Price lost a leg and an arm and suff
ered a fracture of the skull , while her
rescuror was struck by the pilot of the
engine and was picked up Insensible
from a bad wound in the head. The
woman retained consciousness , but the
physicians say both will die.
Shlloh llattlullold Monument * .
SPRINGFIELD , 111. , Juno 19. A
meeting of the Illinois Rhlloh battle
field committee was hold today In this
city , with Major A. F. McEwon , of
Litchfleld , ns chairman , to select de
signs for monuments to be erected on
the battle field to the Illinois troops
participating. General John A. Mo-
Clernand , of this city , presided , and
Major George Mason of Chicago , is
secretary. There will bo a general
monument to cost ? 10,000 , and 27 mon
uments to the Infantry , 10 to the cav
alry and 12 to the artillery.
Death of n Tornudo Victim.
BLAIR , June 19. Mrs. Andrew An
derson , who was badly Injured in the
Herman cyclone , died here at 9 o'clock
tonight. She was brought here to the
Clifton hotel with her husband , who
was also Injured the night of the
storm , nnd was removed to the homo
of Mr. Anderson's sister in the city ,
since which time she has been uncon
scious , blood poisoning having sot in
before death cnme.
Mrs. Anderson wns 56 years of ago
and hnd been a resident of this coun
try for a number of years. Her hus
band still Buffers from his injuries ,
having several ribs broken at the time
of the cyclone. They had a comfort
able homo In Herman , which was
Congressman Illund Hurled.
LEBANON , Mo. , Juno 19. Congress
man Richard Parks Bland wns laid to
rest hero Saturday with honors befit
ting his illustrious career. The town
was crowded with thousands of his
friends who came to honor hia memory.
The funeral services were participated
in by the ministers of all denomina
tions represented in Lebanon.
Jl W FRENCH CABINET
Task of Penning the Snmo Considered n
Difficult Quo ,
TWO PREMIERS SHUN THE WORK
Content * lllnnelf with Kxprrsidoii
of Hood \VMu > H M.OIIne 1'nlln to So
How llo t'nn Help 1'remiuro Up m CIIH-
linli l'crlor to . ' a opt Iho Portfolio of
IVur Ills Uo-operiitlon Needed.
PARIS , Juno 19. President Loubot
received In audience early this nior.i-
Ing M. Caslmlr-Perler , former presi
dent of France , and consulted with
him regarding the ministerial crisis.
The interview terminated about 11
o'clock , after which M. Loubot re
ceived Senator Plorro Waldeck-Ros-
Btiau. The latter , It Is understood , has
made his acceptance of the task of
forming a cabinet conditional upon
the co-operation of M. Caslmlr-Porlor
and certain sections of the chamber
of deputies , which ho hopes to secure.
Ho has consulted with several states
men and has had a very long confer
ence with M. Leplno , former prefect
of police of Paris.
M. Wnldock-Rossoau la meeting
with considerable difllculty , but he ap
pears determined. Ho will confer with
M. Loubot again , probably tomorrow
morning , before submitting a draft
list of colleagues.
Of the throe former premiers whom
he has consulted , Maurice Rouvlor ,
who was president of the council of
ministers and minister of finance In
1887 , alone consented to take a port
folio. Felix Moline Informed him that
he failed to BOO how his appointment
as premier would bring about a solu
tion of the crisis. Henri Brisson con
tented himself with promising support
and expressing good wishes.
M. Waldeck-Rossenu waited upon
M. Caslmir-Perler and earnestly en
deavored to induce him to accept the
portfolio of war , on the ground that
Ills presence at the ministry of war
would simplify the difficulties of the
situation. Thereupon M. Caalmlr-
rerier consulted witn tiie president ,
who pointed out to him that ho would
bo permitted to exercise more au
thority than anyone else over the gen
erals In destroying the germs of Ir
ritation. M. Casimir-Perler replied
that ho had definitely withdrawn from
politics , but , nevertheless , would un
dertake to consider the matter.
It is said that Clement Fallers , pres
ident of the senate , informed M. Lou-
bet this afternoon that the senate
seemed opposed to the inclusion of
Alexander Milleraml , the radical so
cialist , In the cabinet.
It is understood that if M. Waldcck-
Rosseau fails the president will again
summon M. Polncaro , whom ho has
asked to remain In Paris at his ( M.
Loubet's ) disposition.
Mouth T.lHl In Hie War.
WASHINGTON , Juno 19. Major
General Otis has reported to the war
department an additional list of cas
ualties among the soldiers under his
command , amounting to five killed
and fifty wounded , ns follows :
MANILA , Juno 18. Additional cas
Killed Fourteenth infantry , at Zea-
pote. Juno 13 :
SERGEANT THOMAS LAWS , Com
CORPORAL JOHN MOORE , Com
CORPORAL DAVID E. PAGUE ,
PRIVATE NELSON T. LAMORIE ,
Fifty-first Iowa :
WALTER WAGNER , Company A.
Sol/o ArniH of the Curllstfl.
MADRID , June 19. Official confir
mation baa been received hero of the
seizure of the yacht Firefly at Arca-
chen , a popular summer bathing place
thlrty-flvo miles by rail southwest of
Bordeaux , Franco , with -1,000 rifles and
said to have been Intended for the Car-
lists. It is assorted the Firefly belongs
to Lord Ashburton , who Is looked upon
as being the representative of Don
Carlos , the Spanish pretender , In Eng
A well known Carllst who has been
interviewed upon the subject said :
"Even if 4,000 rifles have been seized ,
8,000 have already entered the coun
The rifles are of the Chassopot pat
tern. The Firefly arrived at Arcachon
from Dartmouth , England.
John Hhernmn Affuln 111.
MANSFIELD , 0. , Juno 19 Ex-
Secretary John Sherman is suffering
from a recurrence of the lung trouble
with which ho was afflicted while on
a trip to the West Indies. One Juno
8 ho contracted n cold which devel
oped Into a mild but annoying affec
tion of the lungs. His condition is
not , however , regarded as serious by
The President nt Holyoke.
HOLYOKE , Mass. , June 19. Sunday
for the president was anything but the
day of rest that was hoped for. The
continual crowding of the curious citi
zens , the Immense jam at the church
this morning and later In the day an
unexpected and totally unprepared for
reception In connection with the bacca
laureate exercises at Mount Holyoke
college made the day long and tlro-
Bome for all. The president was not
content with going onre to church , but
went twice , leaving Mrs. McKinley in
the hands of her lady friends on each
Dreyfus 1'aMi'S L'npi * Verdr.
PARIS. Juno 19. A dispatch from
the Capo Verde Islands announces that
the French second-class cruiser , Sfnx ,
carrying Captain Dreyfus , has passed
en route for Brest , where she IB ex
pected before Saturday next.
It Is understood that Captain Dreyfus
will be landed by night and that a
special train will be In waiting to take
him to Rennes , where the court-mart ) " !
is to bo hold. "Lxt
xiicd to moot
CHAPTER II. ( Continued. )
"I played in the sunny garden ,
ataongst the thyme and rosemary , the
climbing roses , the lilies , the sweet
basil , and the scarlet anemones. I said
my prayers In the dim chapel , nnd
wont to rest in my tiny coll.
"This Insted till I was ten years old.
Ono day It rained heavily. As I have
said , It was the only wet day thnt I
remember. Soon after our midday din
ner the great boll clanged at the gate ,
a very unusual occurrence. Sister Ursu-
llno went to the gate , and I remember
that ono or two curious nuns and I
were peeping through the grille when
she came back , In evident agitation ,
and sought the mother superior , I was
carried off by ono of the nuns , my con
stant playfellow , a sweet woman of
fifty , with the heart of a child. She
kissed mo lovingly ns she hold mo In
her nrms. I remember It all BO well !
" 'Sister Deslroo , ' I whispered , 'thou
art crying. '
" 'No , no , Bebo,1 she snid ; 'It Is noth
ing ! I nm rightly punished. My af
fection for theo hns grown too deep ,
beloved it is earthly. I know tnou
wilt bo taken from mo ; it la but Just. '
"I did not understand her then. I
wns wonderfully childish for my ten
years. But you cannot think how viv
idly I recall it how I should remember -
bor every stone of the dear old con
vent , every path In the sunny gar
den ! "
"You make mo feel as if I could
see It all myself you interest mo ex
tremely , " said Mr. Martlncau. "Pray
go on. "
"Well , that was my last day with
the nuns. It was the very last happy
day of my llfo. They told mo present
ly that my uncle had come for mo. My
unclol The wordn convoyed no Impres
sion to my mind. Who was ho ? I did
not want him. I declined , with thnnks ,
the honor of relationship. When moy
rnndo mo understand that it was not a
matter for my choice at all , that I
must go with him , it was terrible. I
I could not understand anything she
said , and I was quite determined not
to lenrn English , which stood con
demned In my eyes as the language-
my uncle. At Inat , however , I had of
course to glvo In , and to aciiulro by
slow degrees , a knowledge of col
"It was a dilapidated house , and , I
am sure , In a most out-of-the-way
place there was no railway for sev
eral miles. There was a small village ,
and n tiny church In a very bad state
of rennlr. I did not oven remember
the name"of the clergyman. "
"Pardon mo , " Interrupted Mr. Mnr-
tlneau ; "but , from the way you wore
talking , you lead mo to Imaglno that
you don't know where this place is.
IB that so ? "
"That la BO , unfortunately , " she
answered , with drooping eyelids.
"How long did you live there ? "
"From the tlmo I was ton till about
the tlmo that I was sixteen. "
"And you don't know where the
place Is ? " His tone expressed cue
moat absolute Incredulity.
"No , I don't , " she admitted shame
"I hope you will forgive mo ; but I
can scarcely bollovo Mich a thing , " ho
Bald , looking rather excited and pale.
"Don't you know the name of the vil
lage ? You must know that. "
"But I don't , " she faltered.
"But I can't understand it , " ho
"I used to know it , of course , " she
"You used to know it ? "
"Oh , yes ; but I have forgotten It ! "
She blushed deeply whllo making this
"I nm hopelessly nt son , " said Mr.
Martlnoau. His grey eyes rested on
her fnco with suspicion. It wns onay
to GOO thnt ho thought she wns trying
to decolvo him.
"May I go on , " she snld , "and try to
explain how I came to forget all those
things ? I can offer you an explanation ;
"YOU STARTLED ME , " HE SAID.
throw myself into such a passion as
the nuns had never soon me in. But
there was no help for it. I never
asked who or what was my unolo ; but
ho must hnvo como vested with full
authority , for the nuns never hesitated
to roaign mo to htm. I remember how
I clung round the neck of each , and
promised to como back soon. My dis
tress was unbounded , but it changed to
terror when I beheld my undo.
"I had never seen a mnn but the old
confeaaor end Jean Baptlato Lcroux ,
who dug the garden. This new arrival
wns not at all calculated to Impresa a
child favorably. He was a stout man
with a short red beard , red hair , and
very small , twinkling , plg-llko black
eyes. His expression was cunning and
cruel ; and , to make mattera worse , I
could not understand n word ho said.
Ho was English. I waa to all Intents
nnd purposes French. He did not con
sider it at all worth his whllo to at
tempt to cajole mo In any way. Ho
packed me into a carriage , heedless of
my screams and tears ; and BO wo
drove away in the duak , the pelting
rain descending in n blinding mist and
hiding the beloved convent walls from
my poor aching eyes.
"I hnvo very fnlnt recollections of
my Journey to Englnnd ; but the ono
thing which I distinctly remember is
thnt wo always traveled by night. I
remember , too , that my uncle twice
boxed my ears once when lie told mete
to leave off crying and I did not , once
when I stumbled over his foot ; but ,
what with being always In tears , und
always traveling in the dark , my idea
of our route is very Indistinct.
"I remember at last starting from
sleep at the Bound of bolts and bars
being withdrawn , and seeing n glare
of lamplight and a woman's face , mid
dle-aged and rather kindly. My undo
dragged mo out of the carriage and
handed mo over to her , blinking with
Bleep , dtijtfn with travel , half crying
wj.y-oiio on I tlllnk sll ° nut mo to
ifiRht , of laut At flrsty convoraa.
Nowboekor ill18 was very dmicult' aa
yont , Sunday a
but I don't know why I should expect
you to believe it. I have often thought
that no lawyer would bollovo my
story. But what can I do ? "
Mr. Martineau was compelled to con
fess to himself that her sincerity was
"Pleaao go on , " ho said.
"It in a difficult thing lo tell , 1 know
so llttlo about it myself , " sno resumed.
"Tho woman whom I have mentioned
was my uncle's housekeeper. She was
kind to mo , but I waa afraid of nor.
She was a very reserved , silent wom
an I think she
spoke less than nny
womnn I over know. Our house stood
quite by Itself , n good way from the
high road , nnd three miles from the
village. I wns never nllowcd beyond
the grounds without the housekeeper.
"Every day the old schoolmnstor
from the village cnmo to give mo les
sons. It waa , as you may imagine , a
very old-fnshloned education which I
received ; but I liked it. My uncle had
a library neither largo nor valuable ,
but I read all the books on those
shelves. Robinson Crusoe , Rasselas ,
Gulliver , the Pilgrim's Progress thnt
wns my only idea of fiction. "So the
days and months crept slowly by. My
undo was often away , and I used to
notice , nt those times , a greater anxi
ety on the part of the housekeeper to
have an eye on me , and that I should
not go out of bounds. I was no doubt
closely watched ; but by degrees they
grow to trust mo more , for I waa very
tractable. Constant Isolation made
rno dull , quiet , unlike other girls. I
had absolutely no link with the outer
world ; I had been distinctly forbidden
to write to the nuns I knew no ono
In England. My uncle used to have
visitors always men but these I
never saw. I lived quite apart from
him ; his rooms were at the other end
of the house. I always had my meals
with the housekeeper. "
"Pardon my interruption , " said Mr.
Martlneau , In n low tono. "Dld-yoi (
say you never saw your unolo'o
"Walt n mlnuto ; I urn going to toll
yon. " she replied. "When I was bo-
twoun Hlxtuun unit Bovontcon n ohnngo
cnmo nbont In my world. The t ol < J
schoolmaster died. There wns n pnusa
In the rogulnr routine of my days. Lcftf
entirely to my own devices , I used to
wnrnlar nil over the upper purls of the
house. In one of the nttlcs I found a
box full of books. Some were dull and
uninteresting , but some were well , I
do not think you can have any Idea
of what It was to mo to become ac
quainted with Sir Walter Scott , Thack-
crny and Lord Lytton. My brain al
most reeled with an accumulation ol
now Ideas. 1 wondered how In the
world I could hnvo remained where I
was BO long In helpless , stupid Ignor
ance of life. I soon resolved that I
would bear It no longer. I would
bravo my undo ; I would demand my
freedom ; I would ask why I was
mowed up thus In a corner , away from
"I remember that night vividly. It
wan August , Hultry and still , nnd both
ntmoaphero nnd sky were beautifully
clear. I hnd spent the afternoon un
der the willows by the brook , gloat
ing over my novel till the fading light
compelled mo to close the book. The
pastures , nn I walked llngorlugly back
to the house , were heavy with dew ,
and discolored the hem of my white
cotton dress. I must hnvo boon a
strange looking girl ; my hnlr floated
all over my shoulders and down my
bnck below my wnlst ; nobody hnd
ever told mo that I was growing up ,
and thnt my locks should bo arranged
moro neatly. I cnmo with slow stops
round the corner of the house , brushing
my hand softly nlong the thick dnrft
box trees ; my lightly-shod foot made
no nolso on the gravel na I turned
the corner of the chimp of thick bushoa
which stood at each side of the en
trance , and ndvnneed townrd the heavy
whlto columns of the porch.
"Then I started bnck and paused
Irresolutely , for there was a stranger
standing by the door a young man.
with bnro bond nnd folded arms. It
bog your pnrdon , Mr. Martlnonu , did
I startle you ? "
"Not In the leant , thnnks. You you
can't think how you Interest mo.
Plcnfio don't pause. "
"It seems a strnngo thing thnt up to
thnt night I had never encountered
nny of my uncle's guests , but It Is
nevertheless quite true. As ho turned ;
nnd cniight sight of mo , ho utttored an
exclamation of surprise.
" 'You startled mo , ' ho said.
" 'You startled mo , too , ' I answered
vaguely , as I looked at him , there came
floating Into my mind reminiscences
of the romances with which I had late
ly flllod my head. I thought of the first
mooting between Ivanhoo and Uobocca
as I looked up at him. IIo took my
hand , drew mo to his Hide , and patted f
my hair kindly.
" 'Whoso dear little girl arc you ? '
"I felt cruelly wounded and hurtl
There wns every excuse for him you
BOO how small I am. no tailor than a
child , my hair was all down my bnolt ,
and the light wns fading ! But I never
thought of that. Picture to yourself
a girl , with a mind Just awakened tea
a consciousness of womanhood and Ha
possibilities , brought face to face with
the first young man she had cvor mot ,
and greeted as I was greeted then ! Ho
must hnvo thought mo mad. I burst
Into Indignant tears , and toro myself
nway from him.
" 'How dare you oh , how dare you
speak to mo like that ? " I cried. 'I
can't think how you can Insult mo sol'
"I think ho saw then that ho had
made n mistake , for ho said , 'By
George , I beg your pardon ! ' But I
would not stay another moment. I ran
upstairs to my own room. There I
cried as If my heart would break. I
had deeply realized how neglected i
was , and there was no ono to help mete
to gain redress ! "
( To bo continued. )
Jiifit the Thing to BtrrnRthmi the Lung *
unil Guru Dj-Hpopnhi.
Now York Times : The average
landlady of the average lodglng-houso
Is nothing If not resourceful and orig
inal. When It comes to the question
of the merits of her particular house- ,
the unoccupied rooms of which are
open to inspection at all reasonable
hours , her vocabulary Is practically un
limited , and while her English may not
nlway's bo without reproach , It Is aum-
clontly lucid and forcible to glvo a
good Idea of the many excellencies of
her domain. It has remained , how-j
over , for a landlady living not 1,000
miles from West Eighteenth street to
make , with the assistance of a num
ber of unknown medical men , the as
tounding discovery thnt climbing up
numerous flights of stairs Is not only1
not Injurious , but Is actually benefi
cial to the health. "Why , bless you , "
she said to a young man , an unfortu
nate seeker after rooms , who protested
that the fourth floor wns too high up !
for him because of the weary and hurt
ful stnlr climbing , "why , bless youi
It's the best thing In the world for
you. The doctors nil around here nrff
recommending stair climbing for dya- >
pepsin and lung trouble ! They sny it's
the best thing In the world for cither ,
of these complaints , If you'll only wnlk
up stairs often enough nnd always bo ,
sure to throw your shoulders well1
back. " Tno seeker protested that he1
wns troubled with none of these com
plaints. "Oh , well , " said the obliging
landlady , "that doesn't matter. It's
good for the general health. You don't
care to try It ? Very well. Good-day , "
nnd the door closed flrmly behind the
outcnst young mnn , who wns wonderIng -
Ing what tale would confront him in
the next bouse.
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