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A now story of Kitchener Is said by
G. W. B. Russell to be "probably not
so very far astray. " Cecil Rhodes
made more or less trouble for the mili
tary authorities In KImberley , and
finally Col. Kekewlch one day hello-
graphed Lord Kitchener that Rhode's
interference was getting unbearable.
Kitchener's prompt answer was : "You
had. better put him In chains ! "
Why can't we have civil bank cash
iers as well as civil engineers ?
Solomon was the wisest man. Who
was the wisest woman ?
Let us believe neither half of the
good people tell us of ourselves , nor
half the evil they say of others.
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CHAPTER II. ( Continued. ) !
Poor little Mrs. Bouverie , having
given up all idea of attending the
chrysanthemum party at Lady Barry's
is considerably surprised when , at
about 3 o'clock , her son dashes Into
the drawing room with speed and ex
"The dogcart will be round , in five
minutes. Jump Into your bonnet ,
mother mine , and we'll trot over to
Mrs. Bouverie stands up , with a look
of pleasure and gratification on her
sweet old face. Any little attention
from George touches her heart.
"How good of you , my dear boy , to
think of me ! So sweet of you , George ! "
she says , reaching upon tiptoe to kiss
his brown cheek , pride and love in her
George had refused to go to the
party at Barrystown. He had made an
excuse , and his mother thinks , that ,
seeing her disappointment , he has re
gretted his decision and changed his
"But are you sure , dear , you don't
mind ? " she asks , her sweet eyes on his
face. "It is good of you to give up
your afternoon to take the old woman
"Of course , I like going ! " George re
plies , half shame-facedly. "Trot off ,
mother , and put on your toggery ; I've
got to change , too. "
Twenty minutes later a very spruce
and well-groomed young man , with a
little tiny old lady with a bonnet with
violets in it sitting perched beside him ,
spins down the avenue and out of the
gates of the Grange at a pace little
short of terrific. Mrs. Bouverie is
frightened , but has every confidence in
her son as a whip.
"He is very fresh , dear , isn't he ? "
she ventures to ask , as the chestnut
performs various frantic evolutions.
"Your aren't frightened , little moth
er ; are you ? " George says. "We must
hurry along , you know , for we've a
good bit to go ; but there's nothing to
be afraid of. "
The chestnut is a rare good goer ,
and steadies to his work presently ; but
it is dark when they reach Barrys
"So good of you to come so far , dear
Mrs. Bouverie , " Lady Barry says , in a
high-pitched , harsh voice ; "and you
have brought your son. How very de
lightful ! I know it is hard to get
young men to do anything but hunt. "
The rooms are full. George Bou-
verie's golden head rises out of the
crowd. How handsome he looks ! Mrs.
Saville , seated on a sofa amidst a bevy
of friends , remarks witheringly that it
is a pity poor dear Mrs. Bouverie has
such a bad , unprincipled son.
"He is breaking his mother's heart , "
she adds , lowering her voice. "Poor
thing ! she told nie herself that she
has never known happiness since he
took to gambling. His father , you
know " And here she lowered her
voice still more , and shakes her head
till the osprey in her headgear shakes
like a field of barley when the wind
passes over it.
It won't be Mrs. Saville's fault if
George Bouverie's failings are not
magnified into crimes.
George is looking for Barbara. Per
haps she is in the tearoom , and thither
he wends his way ; and then to the
conservatory , which is off the drawing
room , and lit with lamps to display
the beauty of blossoms there.
Yes , Barbara is there , and Sebastian'
is at her side. Barbara's cheeks are
flushed , and her eyes are sparkling
with anger. Sebastian looks moved ,
too , out of his usual cynical calm.
Barbara's face as George appears is a
revelation , and the man's heart throbs.
"You have come , " the girl says soft
ly .turning her back on her cousin and
looking up from beneath the brim of a
black velvet picture hat trimmed with
ostrich tips. "I thought you weren't
"Sebestian's face is white , and his
eyes gleam. How dare Barbara treat
him like that ?
"Will you come back to my mother
now ? " he says pointedly to her. "You
have seen all the chrysanthemums. "
"I am going to show them to Mr.
Bouverie , " Barbara says , with a smile
that after all is forced. "If you are
tired of them , Sebastian , Mr. Bou
verie will take care of me. "
Without a word Sebastian Saville
walks off , and then all Barbara's care
less , easy manner vanishes ; her lips
tremble , and if the lashes hide her
eyes it is because she is striving to
conceal the tears.
"He was cruel to me , " she falters.
"George , I am afraid of him. "
They are alone , and he takes both
her hands in his in a close clasp.
"Let us announce our engagement ,
Barbara , and give me the right to
champion you. "
"Not yet , " she whispers. "We must
wait , George , till I hear from father. "
"But that will be weeks and weeks ,
Barbara , " he urges. "How ara I to
wait and see Sebastian Saville perse
cuting you ? "
"A faint smile curves her lips. "It
Is foolish of me , George , but I feel
afraid of him , he is so cold , so cruel. "
"Does he make love to you , Bar
bara ? "
Two troubled eyes look up at him
for a eecond.
"Yes , " she whispers , very low.
George Bouverie is young and pas
"It is my right , " he exclaims , "to
let Sebastian know that you are mine ,
that you have given your love to
And , woman-like , Barbara loves the
masterful tones of his voice.
"I will tell my aunt myself , " she
says , "hut she will be dreadfully an
gry , George. I know quite well Aunt
Julia means me to marry Sebastian.
She said so over and over , long be
Her quick blush finishes her sen
"Before you cared for me , " George
The lovers do not look at the chrys
anthemums after all , but into each
other's eyes , for they have entered a
paradise that opens to mortals in the
days when the heart Is young.
Mrs. Saville is standing in her own
room dressed for dinner. Her dress
is ruby velvet , very long , and a small
lace cap rests on her white hair. On
the hearthrug stands Barbara , in a
simple white frock , a primrose sash
round her slim waist. There is an
expression of resolution on her pretty
face , but the eyes are wistful and ap
Mrs. Saville is putting on her brace
lets. Even in her old age she is a vain
woman , and casts sundry glances at
a face that owes much to art.
Barbara turns round suddenly , her
heart beating wildly beneath the
white , lace-trimmed bodice of her
"Aunt Julia , I want to tell you
The agitation in the young voice
does not escape Mrs. Saville. She
'crosses the room suddenly , and lays
two jeweled hands on Barbara's shoul
"My dear , are you going to be my
daughter ? Is that what you are going
to tell me , Barbara ? "
Barbara turns rather white , but
the beautiful blue eyes are brave
enough as she looks up at her aunt.
"No , Aunt Julia. I told Sabastian
today this afternoon at Barrystown
that I could not marry him , because
I am engaged to George Bouverie. "
It is out at last , the wondeful
secret , and the girlish face is covered
"Engaged to George Bouverie ? " Mrs.
Saville echoes the words wildly. "I
am surprised , Barbara ! Since when ,
may I ask ? "
"About a month ago , " Barbara re
plies. "George wanted to speak to
you , but I wished him to wait till I
heard from father. He ought to know
first , " with a pleading look.
Mrs. Saville is very angry. A leaden
look comes over her face , and her 'pale
full eyes scintillate with passion ; yet
she only gives a short , unpleasant
"My dear child , do you think your
father will sanction such an engage
ment for a moment ? I have no power
over you , Barbara engage yourself as
much as you please ; but I do not for
one moment think your father will
allow you to marry a young man who
possesses nothing but debts. As for
Mr. Bouverie , he may he very disin
terested ; but it is far more probable
he imagines you have money. But I
may as well tell you at once you will
have no fortune if you marry contrary
to your father's wishes. "
"We could not help caring for each
other , " falters Barbara.
"My dear , with that I have nothing
to do. . I am sorry for Sebastian. He
has loved you for years , and it has
been the dream of his life to make
you his wife , but of course all that
is at an end. Come , Barbara , I feel
sure dinner is ready , and Sebastian
will not like to be kept waiting"
laying her hand on Barbara's arm.
And together they pass through count
less long , draughty corridors , Mrs.
Saville sweeping along in her velvet
gown , inwardly furious at Barbara
having dared to become engaged with
out her knowledge ; for Barbara's for
tune had been destined to build up the
Court and restore the Saville family to
Barbara , feeling as if she were in
deep disgrace , walks beside the mas
sive figure of her aunt , to confront Se
bastian with , , lowering brow and furi
ous eyes. He and his mother exchange
glances as they take their places and
tonight Barbara is strictly left out in
the cold as far as conversation goes.
She does not care her thoughts are
full of happiness.
But in the evening Sabastian joins
her as , sitting at the piano , she plays
dreamy music while Mrs. Saville slum
Sabastian's fingers closed on Bar
bara's wrist with a clasp that is pain
"Do you think I shall ever give you
up to him ? " he asks , fixing her with
his strange , powerful gaze. "We Sa-
villes know how to keep our own' "
"I am a Saville , too ! ' 'retorts Bar
bara , shaking off his hand , "and you
have no right to speak to me like that ,
Sebastian ! "
"Have I not ? " he whispers. "I have
the right of every man to try and win
the woman he loves , and I will make
you love me yet , B'arbara ! "
"Never ! * 'the girl exclaims , passion
ately. "And I think you are cruel
and cowardly. "
"Cruel and cowardly ? You shall
unsay those words ! " he breathes out
fiercely , his face close to her scarlet
cheek. "Barbara , your beauty mad
dens me ! I have looked upon you as
mine for so long , and your father
wishes you to marry me. He wrote to
me himself. "
She lifts her dark head with pride ,
"And am I to have no voice in the
matter ? Sebastian , you need not say
any more ; I have made my choice. "
"And so have I ! " he says , with a
ring of suppressed passion in his voice
as he rises to his feet. "Don't think
for one moment , Barbara , that I will
give you up" moving away across the
The days that follow are unhappy
enough. Barbara finds her engage
ment ignored' , and she herself under
goes a sort of domestic boycotting.
George arrives at the Court one aft
ernoon and holds a short Interview
with Mrs. Saville. That lady gives
him to understand pretty plainly that ,
without the consent of Barbara's fath
er , the name even of engagement is
not to be mentioned.
"Barbara is under my charge , Mr
Bouverie , and her father would never
forgive me if she made an undesirable
marriage. I may as well tell you at
once he has other views for his daugh
ter ! "
George is furious ; but what is the
use of being angry ? He and Barbara
are treated as a pair of children , al
lowed to play at being engaged if they
choose , with the distinct understand
ing that it can never come to any
"Of course I cannot prevent my
niece promising to marry you , " Mrs.
Saville says , with great frankness ,
turning her heavy , expressionless face
on George. "She is quite at liberty
to engage herself to any one she-
chooses ; but I feel sure , Mr. Bouverie ,
you will have the good sense and
taste to agree with me that , under the
circumstances , it would be better for
you not to visit at the Court until
Barbara can hear from her father.
You have written to him , I presume ? "
Yes , George has written , and colors
up as he thinks of his letter , Avhich he
had found so hard to write , for ha
had so little to offer Barbara but his
A kind of smile passes over Mrs.
"I suppose you have explained to
Mr. Saville how you intend to sup
port a wife ? " she asks , with a degree
"I have two hundred a year , " says
poor George , "and in course of time
the Grange comes to me. "
"Ah , yes , but I fear Mr. Saville may
not take quite such a hopeful view as
you do. "
Which is undeniable , and Gerge
feels that he can say nothing in re
Mrs. Saville writes herself to Tas
mania by the next mail. Barbara
watches her aunt as she sits at her
writing table , her pen racing over the
foreign notepaper , covering page after
page abusing George , thinks Barbara
indignantly. The letter is posted , and ,
greatest trial of all , Barbara's love af
fair is quietly ignored.
George does not come any more to
the Court. In honor he feels bound
not to do so. And Mrs. Buverie ,
coached by Mrs. Saville , also thinks
it better not to ask Barbara to the
Grange ; so the lovers are forced to
meet each other how and where they
can.These stolen interviews are truly de
lightful , and the young people build
lovely castles in the air , and count the
days till the letter can come from Tas
mania , never doubting that the answer
will be anything but favorable.
( To be continued. )
HORSES IN WARFARE.
Equine Quadruped * Necessary at the
The horse is not to become obso
lete after all that is , so long as there
are wars. Automobiles and electric
cars may drive him from town and
country , but the army is still left for
him. One thing that the present war
in South Africa has emphasized is the
value of mobility in troops. And mo
bility can only come through mounted
infantry , and mounted infantry needs
horses. Here , incidentally , lies a new
market for Canadian horses , and one
that may not be unworthy of attention.
The last official report of Edwin M.
Stanton , secretary of war in President
Lincoln's cabinet , gives some faint
conception of the enormous consump
tion of horses and mules entailed by
active hostilities on a large scale dur
ing such a Titanic war as that between
the Northern and Southern states of
the American Union , which lasted
from April , 1861 , to May , 1865. The
report in question is dated Washing
ton , March 1 , 1865 , and contains the
following striking passage : "The sup
ply of horses and mules to our armies
has long been at the rate of 500 per
day , which is also the average rate of
their destruction. The cavalry of the
army of the Potomac was twice re
mounted during the first eight months
of 1864. The resources of supply in
this country were able to bear the im
mense drains upon its horses and
mules , and , judging from current pri
ces , the stock shows no symptoms of
exhaustion or diminution. An army in
the field , well equipped with artillery ,
cavalry and trains , requires one horse
or mule to every two men. The num
ber of horses and mules in our armies
is nearly equal. "
If the calculation of Mr. Stanton , the
American secretary of war in 1865 , be
correct , 100,000 British troops now en
gaged in fighting the Boers would need
50,000 horses and mules to keep them
going. Philadelphia Times.
Xctr York' * Klclicut Club.
The latest annual report of the Uni
versity club in that city shows a cash
surplus for the year of $5G-103.0S , after
an investment of $2,019,000 in a new
club house , which Is not only the finest
clubhouse in the United States and
perhaps In the world , but is also the
most beautiful building In New York's
finest avenue. Its Income for the year
was $414,153.-13. Its expenditures were
$357,749.35. It has 2,973 members , and
the pressure for admission is great.
THE LETTER WAS GENUINE
And Contained Fnct.i A Former Amor-
lean Settled In 'Western Canada
Flooded with Intialrle * .
A short time since a letter appeared
in these columns signed by Mr. W. H.
Kinkade of Alameda , Assiniboia , West
ern Canada , which caused that gentle
man to receive a great many inquiries ,
most of them anxious to know if the
letter was genuine. To a large num
ber of the Inquiries answers were sent ,
but it was impossible to reply to all.
We take pleasure in submitting to our
readers a specimen of replies sent by
Mr. Kinkade :
"Yes , the letter dated December 22 ,
1899 , supposed to have been written
by me , which you saw in your local
papers , was genuine and contained
facts. I will say of the information
received from the Canadian Govern
ment Agents prior to coming here , I
did not find a single untrue statement.
The Canadian Government is honor
able and its Agents dare not misrepre
sent this country or they would lose
their jobs. There is quite a bit of
land for homesteruling yet , a very lit
tle close to market , but mainly from
6 to 20 miles from stations. The coun
try , hereabouts is a prairie , nearly
level , slightly rolling , not a rough
country by any menus. Homestead
entries cost $10 : on land that has been
cancelled there is a ? 5 cancellation
fee extra and in some cases an inspec
tion fee of § 5 and where the former
occupant has made any substantial
improvements there are small amounts
to pay for improvements. This is a
poor place for a poor man unless he
has brains and muscle and 'git and
grit , ' but with these requisites he can
succeed. The population of this part
of Assiniaboia has doubled during the
past two years. There has been as
much prairie broken the past two
years as was already broken previous
to 1898. C. P. R. land ( odd sections )
joining homestead land sells at ? 3 per
acre. Improved quarters within four
to five miles of town sell at $1,000 this
spring. This is not a Garden of Eden
at all , no man need think he can come
here and get rich in a short time with
out much labor , but if he will work
and be saving he can soon be an in
dependent farmer tilling his own soil
and getting good returns for his labor.
"We burn coal , which costs us $1.85
per load at the mines , which are 20
miles southwest of us.
"People with stock and machinery
should come in May so as to have all
June to break in. Those who expect
to work for wages for the first year
or two should come by the end of July
to work through harvest and threshing
and then go to the coal fields and work
all winter and by spring he could be
ready to improve homestead.
"A quarter section of railway land
sells at $3 per acre. The interest is all
figured up and a man has about $71
to pay cash , and if he breaks at least'
10 acres first breaking season his $21
interest for the first year is thrown
off and the second fall following pur
chase he has $60 to pay and then $60
to pay for S more falls , which makes ,
a total of $611 the quarter costs him ,
including all interest. Paying for a i
quarter of land that way is like keep
ing a life insurance policy paid , only ,
it does not take so long to do it. By
a man homcsteading one quarter and i
buying another quarter gives him a
chance to have a 320-acre farm all his
own and have it paid for in ten years , 1
and after that he is sure of an easy [
living if he is any good at all. j
" ( Signed ) W. H. KINKADE. "
Henry Perring Townsend , a well-1
known New York lawyer , a native of.
Illinois and a Californian pioneer of
1849 , is dead , aged 74 years. '
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The true pessimist would rather be
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J. J. Ford , a native of Ohio , now liv
ing In Toronto , gays : "It will tnko
two or three generations to produce
the kind of people that will consent
to the annexation of Canada to the
United States. Mind , I do not nay this
from a Canadian's standpoint. I am
speaking as a former citizen of this
country and one who has the Interest
of the United States at heart. But I
say that annexation is out of the ques
tion for two or three generations yet
to come. "
The derangements of
the female organism that
breed all kinds of trouble
and which ordinary prac
tice floes not cure , are the
very things that give way
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ham's Vegetable Com"
Uterine and ovarian
troubles , kidney troubles ,
uiceratsons , tumors , un
usual discharges , hack"
aches and painful periods
-theso are the ills that
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ansS happiness and dis
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