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CHAPTER XIX ( Continued. )
" 'Do , doctor , " he implored , earnestly ;
" "I feel I shall never progress toward
recovery so long as you compel me to
remain in this room. "
"And where , may I ask , do you
want to go ? " demanded Dr. Slubber ,
He had grown wonderfully fond of
Ills patient during the past few weeks ,
and could not bear to deny him any
thing but what was impossible.
"To the library , " said Denzil ; "they
can wheel the sofa up to the fire , and
I promise you faithfully I will not try
to walk. Give me your permission ,
and then my mother and Lady Caroline
line can say nothing. I want to go
down to-morrow. "
"Well , well , WQ will see about it , "
answered the doctor.
This reply , Denzil knew , was equiv
alent to a promise. And accordingly
the following day saw him installed in
state in the library , with books and
early spring flowers around him and
all the family at his beck and call.
It so fell out that about three o'clock
lie was alone , Mrs. Younge having been
called off for some reason by Mabel ,
with an assurance that she would let
ier go back again in less than five
Almost as they closed the one door
in making their exit the other , situated
at the top of the room , opened , and
Mildred Trevanion came in. Seeing
Denzil so unexpectedly alone , she hes
itated slightly for a moment , and then
came forward , looking rather shy and
conscious , he thought.
She was remembering her last inter
view wih him in his own room , and
was feeling terribly embarrassed in
consequence , while he was dwelling
upon the same scene , but was viewing
it very differently not as a reality ,
but merely in the light of a happy
Bf "I am very glad to see you , " she
said , rather awkwardly , standing be
side his lounge , and looking down upon
"You might have seen me long ago
if you had cared to do so , " he rejoined
joined , reproachfully. "You are the
only one of all the household whenever
never came near me during my ill
Mildred glanced at him suspiciously.
fr * Had he really forgotten all about it ?
His face was supremely innocent , and
she drew a deep breath of relief , which
yet was mingled with a little pain that
lie should so entirely have let her visit
slip his memory.
"You had so many to see after you
I was scarcely wanted , " she said ; "and
of course all day I heard reports of
your well being. "
"Still you might have come , if only
for a few minutes , " he persisted. "Not
that I expected you would. There was
no reason why you , of all people ,
should trouble yourself about me. "
"If I had thought you wished me
"Mildred ! " he exclaimed , angrily ;
and then she ceased speaking alto
gether , knowing she had vexed him by
the open hypocrisy of her last remark.
"If she had thought ! " when she
knew , in her inmost heart , how he had
"been waiting , hoping , longing for some
sign of her presence.
"So you have broken off your en
gagement with Lyndon ? " he said ,
presently , regarding her attentively.
"Yes , " she answered , quietly ; "or ,
rather , he broke it off with me. "
"He ! " repeated Denzil , with amaze
ment. "Then it was his doing not
yours ? How could that be ? " Then ,
jealously "And you would perhaps
nave wished it to continue ? You
liave been unhappy and miserable ever
since ? "
"I have not been unhappy exactly ,
or miserable ; but I certainly would
not have been the one to end it"
"What was the reason ? " he asked ,
-unthinkly ; then "I beg your pardon.
Of course I should not have asked
"There were many reasons , " re
turned she , calmly. "Perhaps" with a
little bitter laugh "you were right
after all. Do you remember telling me
that you thought no good man would
ever care to marry me ? Well , your
words are coming true , I think. "
"Will you never forget that I said
that ? " Denzil's voice was full of pain
as he spoke. "You know I did not
mean it. How could I , when I think
you far above all women ? You know
-what I think of you how I have love.l
you and always shall love you until
my death. "
"Oh , hush ! " implored Mildred , tre
mulously , suddenly growing very pale.
'Then , hearing the sound of approachIng -
Ing footsteps , stye asked him hurried
ly "Are you getting stronger now
really better ? I should like to hear
that from yourself. "
"Would you ? " he said , looking
-pleased and radiant , and possessing
liimself of one of the small slender
hands that fell at her side. "Do you
really care to know ? Have you any
interest at all in me ? Say you will
come and see me , then , here to-morrow
at this hour. Think how lonely it is
to lie still all day. " He pressed her
liand entreatinsly and kissed it.
"If nothing prevents me , " promised
Miss Trevanion , with faint hesitation ;
and then the door opened and Mrs.
Younge , Lady Caroline and old Blount
"A.h , Mildred , good child , " cried Mrs.
Younge , innocently , "you have been
taking care of hint while I was fearing
that ho was alone all this time. Deii-
zll , you are a spoiled boy from all the
attention you receive. I hope the time
did not seem too long , Mildred , dear.
I meant to be back directly. "
Miss Trevanion blushed , and , mak
ing some pretty , graceful answer , es
caped from the room , while Lady Car
oline glanced covertly at Denzil , who
appeared totally unconscious of any
undercurrent in the conversation , and
old Blount looked mischievous.
"Well , " said he , when he had shaken
hands with Denzil and wished him joy
in his kind hearty way at having re
covered his freedom , "I have just been
with Sir George , Lady Caroline , and
he tells me you * are determined to mar
ry off all your family at once , like a
sensible mother. "
"I don't know about that , " returned
Lady Caroline , laughing. "One at a
time , if you please , will suit us well
enough. We do not want to be left
without any solace In our old age. But
you mean Charlie and Frances , I sup
pose ? "
"Yes , " said he. "they have come tea
a proper understanding at last I hear. "
"I think they came to that before
Christmas , " observed Lady Carolina
"but the question of late has been
when to name the wedding day.
Frances was very refractory in the be
ginning , but at last she has given in ,
and It Is actually arranged to take
place on the thirteenth of next month ;
always provided the day is fine as she
says nothing on earth would induce
her to be married in rain. "
Old Dick laughed.
"She has been such a spoiled pet all
her life , " he commented , "that I think
she will give Charlie something to dote
to manage her. "
"I agree with you , " said Lady Caroline
line ; "but she is such a dear girl with
it all that one can not help loving
her and forgiving her the very trifling
faults she possesses. "
"And then true love Is such a
smoother of all difficulties , " put in
Mrs. Younge , softly , raising her eyes
from her knitting.
"It is time for us to be thinking of
wedding presents , " said Denzil. "I
wonder what she would like , Lady
"Well , I hardly know , " answered
her ladyship ; "but I can easily find out
by putting a few adroit questions. I
suppose jewelry is about the best thing
a young man can offer. "
"And how about Mabel's affair ? "
"Oh , the child ! " cried Lady Caroline
line "surely she can afford to wait ;
and , besides , she must , as George has
decided nothing must be said about it
until Roy is in a better position. "
"I have just been talking to Sir
George about that. " said old Blount ;
"and I think it a pity the young people
ple should be sighing for each other
when they might be together. I am
an old man now , with more money
than I know how to spend ; so I have
decided that they shall have half , and
set up housekeeping without further
"My dear Richard , " cried Lady Car
oline , greatly touched , "this is too gen
erous. Why should they not wait ?
Why should you deprive yourself of
anything at your years ? "
"My dear creature , " returned old
Blount , "I am not thinking of doing
anything of the kind. I am far too
selfish to deprive myself of any lux
uries to which I have been accustomed.
But I literally can not get rid of the
money ; so they may just as well have
it as let it be idle. "
"There never was anybody like you ,
Dick , " said Lady Caroline , with tears
in her eyes.
"Except Sir George , " returned old
Blount , mischievously , at which they
"And still we have Mildred to dis
pose of , " he said presently , with a side-
glance at Denzil , who gazed stolidly
out of the window.
"Dear , dear will you leave me no
daughter ? " expostulated Lady Caroline
line ; and Mrs. Younge , who had grown
very intimate with them all during
her son's illness , looked up plaintive
ly to say :
"There is really no understanding
young people in these days. Now how
she could object to that nice Lord
Lyndon is beyond my comprehension
quite. He seemed in every way so
suited to her. "
"And he seemed to me in every way
unsuited to her , " put in Denzil , im
pulsively and rather crossly.
"Did he indeed , my dear ? " said his
mother , with mild surprise. "Well , see
how differently people judge. "
"Differently , indeed , " coincided old
Blount. "And now tell us , Denzil ,
what sort of a person do you think
would make her happy ? "
There was a sly laugh In the old
man's eyes as he asked the question ,
and Denzil , looking up , caught It ; so
that presently he laughed too , though
rather against his will.
( To be continued. )
Cottage Hospitals for Canada.
Countess Minto , the wife of the gov
ernor general of Canada , has offered
to become the head of a movement to
establish cottage hospitals throughout
The less we have the more the re
cording angels places to our credit
when we give.
LIKELY TO LEAD TO INTERNA
Patching Up the Tariff by Special Trade
Treaties Glvoi to Favored Nations Ad
vantages to Which Other Nations Arc
Certain to Claim Themselves.
The Philadelphia Record , an ardent
advocate of free trade , has something
really sensible to say on the subject
of tinkering with tariffs by the ne
gotiation of special trade treaties. It
does not believe In this method of
"whipping the devil round a stump , "
and Its reasons for opposing that
scheme of altering duty schedules are
worthy of the thoughtful consideration
of that class of protectionists who are
shouting for reciprocity on general
principles and without a thought what
may be Involved In the seductive pro
gram of buying more from , in order
that we may sell more to , foreign coun
tries. Speaking of the French and Ar
gentine treaties , which failed of rati
fication by the Forty-sixth congress ,
the Record says :
"In these treaties the protectionists
clearly saw an opening for the ad
mission of the knit goods of England
and Germany and of the wool of Aus
tralia on the same terms. At the same
time they could not discern much com
pensation in the proposed reductions
of the tariffs of France and Argentina
on American Imports , the reductions
being of much more concern to the
consumers in those countries than to
"Such is , In fact , the case with all
tariffs on reciprocity arrangements. 'To
the American people , consumers and
producers alike , a fair and square re
duction of excessive rates of duty is
Infinitely preferable to bargaining for
privileges and preferences in reciproc
ity treaties. Nearly every one of these
treaties contained the germ of inter
national controversy. If reductions of
duty had been made on French knit
goods in a reciprocity treaty , hpw could
the same reduction have been reason
ably refused upon the same classes of
goods from England and Germany ?
The duties on the wool of Argentina
could not be reduced without making
a like reduction on the wools of all
other Andean countries , or without in
viting reprisals upon American trade. "
Of the two propositions wholesale
tariff reduction and free trade in spots
by means of special trade treaties
the plan of tariff reduction is by far the
fairer. Under that plan the producing
Interests of the United States at least
know "where they are at" ; they have
ample notice of the proposed tariff
changes and are allowed the opportu
nity of being heard before final action
is taken. Under the plan of reciproc
ity treaties secretly negotiated , secret
ly considered and secretly ratified by
a single branch of the law-making
power , the domestic producer discov
ers too late for effective protest that
a game of selfish advantages has been
secretly played to his injury and very
likely to his ruin. Then follow , per
force , other special treaties with other
countries anxious to break into the
great American market , and by the
time we have run the whole gamut of
reciprocity it will be found that we
have played such fantastic tricks with
our protective duties as to make our
tariff system unrecognizable for the
purposes of a coroner's inquest. "We
have parted with the control of the
home market and taken bread from the
mouths of domestic wage earners and
their families , for there can be no in
crease importation of foreign manu
factured commodities without a corre
spondingly decreased use and con
sumption of domestic manufactured
For once a free trade argument is
sound. If we are going into the busi
ness of tariff revision , by all means let
It be done openly and above board , and
not in dark corners and by the round
about , uncertain , unfair , and most like
ly futile device of so-called "reciproc
ity" ; or , if we are to have a try at
reciprocal trade treaties , let it be on
sound , safe and strictly orthodox lines
laid down in the Republican national
platform of 1900 namely , by tariff
concessions on articles which "we do
not ourselves produce. " In any case ,
let the issue be presented fairly and
squarely. If the country is tired of
protection and is ready for another ex
periment of "tariff reform" it will have
the opportunity of saying so next year
at the congressional elections. Then ,
if the voters so elect , the way will be
opened for the installation of a free
trade congress and a free trade admin
istration on the 4th of March , 1905.
The American Economist does not
think that the voters of the country
will so elect if the issue of protection
or free trade is submitted to them on
its merits and stripped of the delusive
sham of reciprocity which is not recip
PROSPEROUS IN SPITE OF
Mr. A. L. Watson of St. Louis is
quoted in the New York Times as say
ing In respect to conditions in his
"We have much to be satisfied with ,
little to complain of , in respect to busi
ness conditions. On all sides there
are signs of prosperity. Merchants are
busy , labor is fully and profitably em
ployed , building operations are on an
extensive scale , money is plentiful , the
prospects for the crops in our neigh
borhood are very promising , and the
railroads are going on to greater pros
"The rain falleth on the just and on
the unjust , " saith the Scriptures ; and ,
although the state of Missouri did not
sufficiently appreciate prosperity to
cast her electoral vote In the last cam
paign for the pariy and the policy to
which all her prosperity is due , she Is
ivmrlng with the rest of the country
In the good times which Dlngley law
protection has brought to the Ameri
can people. There Is time yet for a
change of heart ; and perhaps four
more years of such prosperity as Mis
souri Is having will bring the state
into line in support of the policy which
looks out for and gives protection to
A MONOPOLY SMASHED BY
Now It is announced from London
that "the Welsh tin plate industry ,
which has already been stricken by
American competition , Is menaced by
early extinction , owing to the failure
of the employers to agree on a scale
of wages. "
When these Welsh makers monopo
lized the market , as they did before the
McKinley tariff , they had a hard and
fast trust of their own which dictated
prices to the helpless Yankees , and
wages to the helpless workmen. But
American rivalry has changed all this.
Our mills , with Improved machinery
and better paid labor , have not only
gained the American market , but are
cutting Into the markets of the Welsh
The comic side of it all is that the
protective duty of the McKinley tar
iff was vociferously opposed by the
professional foes of monopoly. As a
practical result it has smashed monopoly
ely , and In the long run it is certain
to give the mastery in one more branch
of the great iron and steel trade to the
United States , where it legitimately be
longs. Boston Journal.
PROSPERITY AT THE BANKS.
Owing to the great increase of de
posits , extra help is required at the
windows of the receiving tellers.
A HINT TO MR. BABCOCK.
The advocates of the proposition to
remove the duties now levied on iron
and steel must advance some other ar
gument besides the democratic war
cry , "The tariff breeds trusts ! " There
is neither logic nor common sense in
such a statement. The principle of a
protective tariff advocated by the re
publican party is as sound today as it
was in 1896 , and its maintenance as
an essential factor of the administra
tive policy is as necessary now as it
was then. However rapidly changes
may come In the experience of gov
ernments they do not tread upon each
other's heels at such a rate as to call
for a complete revolution , or the utter
abandonment of an economic policy
the adoption of which has resulted in
such a marvelous improvement in our
industrial condition during the past
No doubt Mr. Babcock will keep
these facts in mind while preparing
his program for the next session of
congress. Protection , and not free
trade , was indorsed by the voters at
the elections of 1896 and 1900. Mil
IT MEANS BUSINESS.
Two thousand freight cars ordered
during the space of two weeks is the
tecord made by the railroads of the
country. That means business , both
now and in the future. It presents evi
dence of the fact that not only are the
railroads crowded with business be
yond their capacity to handle , but also
that the officials of the railroads are
confident that the rush of business is
going to continue. They are looking
to the future in their extension of the
equipment of their roads , and are get
ting ready for the continual increase in
the demand for transportation facili
ties which the ever-growing business
prosperity of the country will bring
about. The demand for freight cars is
the other end of the industrial chain ,
which has its beginning in the crowd
ed order books of the commercial trav
elers , all of whom report that busi
ness was never so active or orders so
numerous and so heavy as now.
Make Haste Slowly.
The Telegram would suggest that if
there is to be any tinkering with the
tariff it be done by the friends of pro
tection , not Its enemies. It will be
bes # to make haste slowly. We have
had some experiences with democratic
revision of tariffs and we are hardly
prepared to repeat them. Youngstown
( O. ) Telegram.
Knew How He Felt.
Reuben Hay I kin appreshyate what
a bitter blow Bryan's presidential de
feat wuz t' him now.
Jonathan Straw How kin y' ?
Reuben Hay Waal , I know how bacl
I felt when I wuz defeeted fer town
marshal las' Monday. Columbus (0. ( )
< * A A GI&L&
A Naughty Boy.
lie was a naughty little boy
Who always teased the girls ; '
He speedily broke each new toy
He pulled the baby's curl's ;
He threw stones at the poor old dog ;
He pulled the pussy's tail ;
He tore the fringe from mamma's rug
And salted the milk pall.
He ate up all his ma's fruit cake
She put away to cool ;
He broke his father's brand-new rake
And many other tool ;
He broke his sister's loveliest doll
And hid her Sunday hat ;
Ho In the creek tossed his best ball
What do you think of that ?
Who , think you is this naughty boy ,
Who makes his parents sad ?
But still is his fond mamma's joy ,
Although he is so bad ?
His mother can't send him to school ,
He Is too young , you know ;
I think this little boy is you
Don't you think It Is so ?
Markell C. Baer.
HOTT Spiders Clean House.
"Strange that I have been so blind to
form and feature ,
I think a spider now a comely crea
Mrs. Spider lived in a fine new house
just outside the screens of the little
window in the bathroom , where for
once she was out of the reach of
brooms. Brooms ! How she dreaded
the thought of them ! They had ruined
more than one beautiful home of hers.
One day she went to a spider meeting ,
where one of her cousins made a
speech on the "Rights of Spiders. "
This cousin of hers was one of the
family who build their homes in the
grass and whose dainty webs are so
pretty in the early morning , when the
dancing dewdrop on them are glisten
ing in the sunshine.
"Ah ! " thought Mrs. Spider , "there
are no brooms where he lives. If I
could make up my mind to live in the
grass , " But she could not ; so after
the meeting , she told her cousin all
"My dear madam , ' said she , "did
you ever stop to think that you have
no right to live in any one's house , and
that you ought to build your home
where you will not be a nuisance to
anybody ? "
"I am sure , " said Mrs. Spider , "that
I never intended to be a nuisance to
anybody , and I eat all the mosquitoes
and flies I can catch. Folks do act so
queer about spiders. I have known
young ladies to scream at the mere
sight of me , and yet , I am glad to say ,
they would not kill me because they
think it would bring them bad luck. "
"Young ladies always act silly about
us , " answered the grass spider , smil
"Everyone does , I think , ' said Mrs.
Spider , "or they would let my home
alone. It is so discouraging to build
a new house and expect to have a
broom tear it down any minute. "
"It must give one an unsettled feel
ing , " agreed her cousin ; then , after
telling her to build her home out of
the reach of brooms , he hurried away
to the field where he lived. That Is
how Mrs. Spider happened to make
her new home outside of the screen
of the little window in the bathroom.
One day when the North Wind was
out on a frolic he gathered a quantity
of dandelion down and tossed it about
for amusement. The big girl and the
little boy , who told me this story were
out in the yard and they laughed with
the North Wind when they saw the
down dancing about in the air. Poor
Mrs. Spider did not laugh , but looked
anxiously out of the window , hoping
that the North Wind would not blow
the down near her home. Now the
North Wind knew that Mrs. Spiker
was a very neat housekeeper , but he
sent the down flying right into her
house. For a few seconds Mrs. Spi
der felt like shaking the North Wind ;
but instead of trying to do so , she
went busily to work cleaning house.
When the North Wind saw the mis
chief he had done , he gave a low
whistle. Then he felt so ashamed of
his rudeness that he quietly floated
over to Mrs. Spider , told her he was
sorry he had made her so much trou
ble and offered to help her clean house.
While they were working merrily to
gether the big girl and the little boy
went softly Into the bathroom and
climbed up so they could look out of
the window and watch Mrs. Spider
clean house. The book of spiders says
that these little creatures have eight
legs , and it does not say a word about
arms ; but the big girl and the little
boy saw Mrs. Spider gather up a big
ball of down in her four long arms
ami push it through her parlor win
dow. The little boy was so delighted
that he laughed aloud. The minute
Mrs. Spider heard him she rolled her
self into the queerest little ball and
kept still as a mouse for ever so long ,
but after a while she went to work
again. Every time the little boy made
the least noise. Mrs. Spider doubled
herself up until he was quiet again.
The big girl and the little boy watched
the busy worker until the last bit of
light was gone. Then they found the
spider book and the big girl read
stories about spiders. The next morn
ing , when they looked out of the little
window in the bathroom , Mrs. Spider's
home was in perfect order not a
speck of dust or a bit of down to be
seen and Mrs. Spider perfectly happy.
Die I and Little Too.
"Well , Joe , how are you ? "
" 0 , I did have such a good time at
Sea Bright this summer ; you know the
roads there arc as smooth as can bo ;
every dusty day they're watered early ;
by nine o'clock or so there isn't better
wheeling any place. Then wasn't It
fun to go crabbing In the Shrewsbury
river when the tide was running out
One day I stepped on n slippery stone
right under the swinging bridge , and
bang I went into the water. Maybe I
wasn't wet ! Maybe I didn't catch It
when I wont home ! And you just
ought 'to see the fishermen start out
about five every morning after blue-
fish. I went out In one of their little
boats once , and as we got away from
the beach we were almost washed out
by the big surf. I guess I wanted no
more of that it's wetter business than
Dick Bowles was a rapid talker and
he took breath for a moment. His
friend , Joe Leeds , who had also just
returned to New York from his sum
mer outing , took occasion to say : "I'm
glad you had such a jolly time. I was
at Madison until a week ago , and Pa
was saying that If I "
"You've heard me tell of Undo Pike
of Chicago. Well he came to see us ,
and he gave me the bullliat gold
watch you ever saw. It's at homo to
day. Father doesn't let me wear it
except on Sundays ; isn't he real mean ?
Do you know I think I'm going into
the School of Mines at Columbia Col
lege year after next. Uncle Pike has a.
big copper mine in Arizona , away out
west , and If I get through all right
he'll give me a place in his office.
Why lots of his men make forty dollars
lars a week , and thirty isn't consid
ered much out there "
Dick once more paused for breath ,
and Joe remarked : "I'm glad you are
giong in for mining. Pa was saylnjj
last week that II I "
But Dick continued : "You remember
that English pocket-knife , the four-
blader , mother gave me last Christ
mas ? Didn't I drop It out of the
buggy one day when we were driving
to Red Bank. We turned back to look
for it , but I guess the sand swallowed It
up ; wasn't that too bad ? I haven't
any knife now , but this old thing with
a blade and a half. Don't you sup
pose that I could get a pretty good
knife at All cash's for fifty cents ? It
wouldn't match the four-blader
While Dick again strove to catch
breath he fumbled with a rueful face
a little bit of a black-handled knife ;
revealing as he opened and shut it an
edge decidedly saw-like and jagged.
Quoth Joe : "I'll go to All cash's with
you next Saturday , if you like and
look at his knives. Pa was saying
last week that if I "
But what Pa said last week Jo
never had a chance to tell. Dick was
so completely wrapped up in his own
doings , his own possessions , his own
prospects , that those of Joe or of any
body else , for that matter , were noth
ing to him , and on he talked. There
are a good many boys and girls just
like Dick Bowles. They seek , and in
deed often secure , the interest of oth
ers in their work and their plans , but
never for a moment care to interest
themselves In the work and plans of
their acquaintances and friends. They
miss the high pleasure of symathy , the
joy which comes of entering Into the
joys of others. Even their most gen
erous friends tire at last of being con
stantly called upon for attention ,
praise , or aid. The painful result Is
that the selfish boy or girl grows up
Into the selfish man or woman , who
sees what is gained by the thing very
dear is lost by it. In the chill of dis
appointment or grief , in the glow of
triumph at the end of a difficult task ,
they find eyes of indifference turned
upon them. At such times kindly and
generous souls are taken to the hearts
of their friends , and consoled or con
gratulated in a fashion that divides
sorrow and multiplies joy.
"A man that hath friends must show
himself friendly. "
Near Marquette , Wisconsin , accord
ing to a Wisconsin paper , an old man
has lived for several years in a tree.
He is a first-class cabinet-maker , and
when he came to Marquette from De
troit , he took up his residence in the
hollow trunk of a tree near town. The
tree is a huge linden , sawed off about
fifteen feet from the ground , and in
it the occupant has brought to bear
his accomplishments as a workman.
He has cut a door and window. The
inner walls of his home are celled and
papered. A circular seat extends round
the room from door to window , and
there is a comfortable pile of furs tnat
makes a luxurious bed. The place is
warmed , when warmth is needed , with
an oil stove. The man plajs fifteen
different musical instruments and with
these and books entertains himself
and his visitors. Some people Trill
perhaps be ready to say that a man
who plays fifteen instruments ought
to live in a hermitage.
Old Bridge Unearthed.
While digging for pier foundation
for a bridge over the Wansbeck , at
Sheepwash , Northumberland , England
the arch of a very old bridge was dis
covered 12 feet below the bed of th
river. The old structure was stronsly
built and Intact. Nobody knows when
this bridge was built.
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