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THE FALLS CITY TRIBUNE , FRIDAY , FEBRUARY 23 , 1906.
A TALE OF THE THIRD GENERATION
By HARRY LEON WILSON
. , , .
Copyright , bj Lothrop I'ubllililnc Company.
CHAPTEH l.-Story opens with death
of Daniel J. lllni-s , millionaire mlno own
er anil railroad man , at Knlso Junction.
Secretary wires frteiuls antihunt for Hints'
.IKeil father Is begun , to acquaint htm with
OHAPTEH 2.-Puter nines Is found.
Mourns son's death.
CHAPTEH 3-Ulnus' family wants to live
In the east , but 1'eter urges that they stay i
In west. 'Uecldo on 'trip through nines" J I
I CHAPTEH 4.-On trip through Ulncs , ' i
' jiropertlc's son of deait millionaire meets
Allss Mllbrey , a young lady ncqunlntancc
from New York. Ho shows her through
mines. Dlnos with her family In prlvutu
cur. a ml Is lluttcrud by father and mother. i
CHAPTEH 5. Perclvat begins to fall in
love with Miss Mllbrey and Peter Ulnes ex
presses disgust at ways of easterners.
CHAPTEH U. The Ulnes family departs
from far west for New York. Arrives IP
Chicago , where an old friend , Mr. Hlgbec
CHAPTEH 7. Mr. Hlgbee tells Perclval
how the Mllbreys , on hunt for a rich hus
hand for daughter , sought to corral his I
won , Henry. I
CHAPTEH S. Miss Mllbrcy declares she
cures for Porclvul lilnes , and ii'gietsthnt
aho Is to try to marry him for his wealth.
Tells of father's lac ) ; of ready money.
A servant passed the open door
bearing an immense pasteboard box
with ono end cut out to accommodate
the long steins of many loses
"Jarvls ! "
"Yes. sir ! "
"What Is it ? " . '
"Flowers , sir. for Miss Avlce. "
"Let me see and the card ? "
He took the eard from the florist's
rnvelope and glanced at the name.
"Take them away. "
The stricken man was once more
alone ; yet now it was as if the tender
beauty of the ( lowers hail balmed his
hurt taught him to hope anew. Let
R'.Z , us ' " n" sympathy and hope retire.
* * For checrfuller sights we might ob
serve Launton Oldakcr in n musty
curio-shop , delightPd over a pair of
silver candlesticks with square bases
and fluted columns , fabricated in the
reign of that fortuitous monarchv
Charles II. ; or we might glance In
upon the Hlgbces in their section of
a French chateau , reproduced up on
the stately Riverside drive , where thev
complete the details of a dinner to be
given on the morrow.
Or perhaps It were better to be con-
rerncd with a matter more weighty
V , than dinners and antique candlesticks ,
"TAKK THEM AWAY "
The search need never be vain , even
in this world of persistent frivolity.
As , for example :
"Tell Mrs. Van Gelst if she can't
come down , I'll run up to her. "
"Yes , Miss Mllbrey. "
Mrs. Van Gcist entered a moment
"Why , Avlce , child , you're glowing ,
aren't you ? "
"I must be , I suppose I've Just
walked down from Fifty-ninth street ,
and before that I walked in the park.
Feel how cold my cheeks are Mutter-
"It's good for you. Now we shall
have some tea , and talk. "
"Yes I'm hungry for both , and
some of those funny little cakes. "
"Come back where the flre is , dear ;
the tea has Just been brought. There ,
lake the big chair. "
"It always feels like you like yonr
arms , Mutterchen and I am tired. "
"And throw off that coat. There's
the lemon , If you're afraid of cream. "
"I wish I weren't afraid of anything
but cream. "
"You told me you weren't afraid of
y that that cad any more. "
"I'm not I Just told him so. Dut
I'm afraid of It all ; i m tired trying
not to drift tired trying not to try ,
and tired trying to try Oh. dear
sounds like a nonsense verse , doesn't
It ? Have you anyone to-night ? No ?
I think I must stay with you till morn-
Ing. Send some on < 5 home to say I'll
lie here. I can always think so much
better here and you , dear old thine ,
to mother me ! "
"Do , child ; I'll send Sandou directly.-
"He will go to the house of mourn
"What's the latest ? "
"Papa was on the verge of collapse
this morning , and yet ho was striving
so bravely and nobly to bear up. Xo
one knows what that man suffers : it
makes him gloomy all the time about
everything. Just before I left , ho was
saying that , when one considers the
number of American homes in which
ti ] ' green salad Is never served , one must
be appalled. Are yon appalled , auntie ?
lint that isn't it. "
"Nothing lias happened ? "
"Well , there'll bo no sensation about
It In the papers to-morrow , but a very
dreadful thing has happened. Papa
has suffered one of thu crueiest blows
of his life. I fancy ho didn't sleep at
all last night , and he looked thorough
ly bowled ovc'r this morning. "
'Dut what is it ? "
"Well oh. it's awful ! first of all
there were six dozen of early-bottled
1875 Chateau LalHte that was the bit
terest but ho had to see the rest go ,
too Chateau Margeaux of 'SO some
terribly ancient port and Madeira the
dryest kind of sherry a lot of line ,
full clarets of ' 77 and ' 7S oh , yon can't
know how agonizing it was to him
I've heard them so often I know them
all myself. " \
"But what on earth about them ? '
' 'Nothing , only the Cosmopolitan
club's wine cellar auctioned off. you
know. For over a year papa lias
looked forward to it Ho Knew every
bottle of wino In it. He could
recite tin1 list without looking at
it. Sometimes ln > sounded like a
French lesson and he's been un
der ii tearful strain evei since
I hit announcement was made. Well
the great day came yesterday , and poor
pater simply couldn't bid in a single
drop. It needed ready money , you 1'
know. And he had hoped so cheerfully
all the time to do something. It broke
his heart. I'm sure , to see that Chai
teau Lafitte go and only imagine , it 1
was bid in by the butler of that odious
Illgbce. You should have heard papa 1
rail about the vulgar noiivcaux riche *
when ho came home he talked quite
like an anarchist. Hut by to-night he'll 1
be blaming me for his misfortunes
That's why I chose to stay here with
"Poor Horace. Whatever are you
coing to do ? "
"Well , dearie , as for me. it doesn'l '
look as .if 1 could do anything but one
thing. And hero is my ardent young
Croesus coming out of the west. "
"You called him your 'athletic Bay
ard' of.cc. "
"The other's monte the point ai 1
present. And what else can I do ?
Oh , If some one would ) nst be bravi' '
enough to live the raw , quivering life
with me. I could do it , 1 give you my'
word. I could let everything go by the
board but I am so alone and so helpless "
less and no man is equal to it , now-
adays. All of us here seem to bo content -
tent to order a 'half portion' of life. "
"Child , those dreams are beautiful 1
but they're like those flying machines
that are constantly being tested by the
credulous inventors A wheel or u
pinion goes wrong and down the silly
things come tumbling. ' '
"Very well ; then 1 shall be wise I
suppose I shall be and I'll do It
quickly. This fortune of good gold ' "
shall propose marriage to me at once ,
and be accepted so that 1 shall be
able to look my dear old father in the
face again and then , after I'm mar
ried well , don't blame me for any
thing that happens. "
"I'm sure you'll be happy with him
it's only your silly notions. He's In
love with you. "
That makes me hesitate. He really
Is a man I like him see this Iptter
a long review from the Arcady Lyre
of the 'poem' he wrote , a poem consistIng -
Ing of 'Avlce Mllbrey. ' The reviewer
has been quite enthusiastic over It , too
written from some awful place in
"What more could you ask ? He'll be
"You don't understand Mutterchen
He seems too decent to marry that
way and yet it's the only way I could
marry him. And after he found me
out oh. think of what marriage is
he'd have to find it out I couldn't act
long doubtless ho wouldn't even be
kind to me then "
"You are morbid , chllu. '
"But I will do It ; I shall ; I will be '
a credit to my training and I shall
learn to hate him and he will have to
learn well , a great deal that he 1
doesn't know about women. "
She stared into the fire and added
after a moment's silence :
"Oh , If a man only could live up to
the verses he cuts out of magazines ! "
WITH THE HAHHAHIC HOSTS
History repeats itself so cleverly ,
with a variance of stage-settings and
accessories so cunning , that the repe
tition seldom bores , and is , indeed , fre
quently undetected. Thus , the descent
of the Barbarians upon a decadent
people Is a little tour de force that
has been performed again and again
since the oldest day. But because the
assault nowadays is made not with
force of arms we are prone to belleva
It Is no loneer made at all ; as If hu
man wnys nad cnangcd a lilt
those ugly , hairy tribes from the
northern forests descended upon the
Roman empire. And yet the mere dif
ference that the assault Is now made
with force of money in no wny alters
the process nor docs It permit the re
sult to vary. On the surface all la cor
diality and peaceful negotiation Be
neath is the same immemorial strife ,
the llfc-and-death struggle pitiless ,
What would have been n hostllo
bivouac within the city's gates , but
'or the matter of a few centuries , Is
now to select an cxampla which re
motely concerns us , a noble structure
on Riverside drive , facing the lordly
Hudson and the majestic. Palisades
that form its farther wall. And , tor
the horde of Goths and Vlslgotha ,
Huns and Vandals , drunkenly reeling
In the lltful llghC of camp llres , chant
ing weird battle runes , fighting for
eaptlvo vestals , and bickering In un
couth tongues over the golden spoils ,
what litivo wo now to make the paral-1.
lei convince ? \ \ ny , the same Barbar
ians , actually ; the same hairy rude
ness , the same unrellned , all-conquer
ing , animal force ; a red-faced , big-
handed lot , Imbued with hearty good
nature and an easy tolerance for the
ways of those upon whom they have
Here are chiefs of renown from the
farthest fastnesses ; they and their
curious households : the Ironmonger
from Plttsbnrg , the gold miner from
Dawbon , the copper chief from Butte ,
the silver chief from Denver , the cattle
chief from Oklahoma , lord of IJOO.UOO
good acres and 110,000 cattle , the lum
ber prince from Michigan , the founder
01 a later dynasty In oil , from Texas.
And , for the unnesthetlc but effective
Attiln , an able fashioner of pork prod
ucts from Chicago.
Hero they make festival , carelessly ,
unafraid , unmolested. For , in the
lapse of time , the older peoples hava
learned not only the folly of resisting
Inevitables , but that the huge and
hairy invaders may be treated and bar
tered with not unprofltauly. Doubt
less it often results from this amty :
that the patrician strain is corrupted
by the alien admixture but business
has been business since as many as
two persons met on the face of the
For example , this particular shelter
is builded upon land which one of the
patrician families had held for a cen-
I tury j solely because it could not be dls-
j posed j of. Yet the tribesmen came ,
j | i clamoring for palaces , and now this
same laud , with some adjoining areas
of trilling extent , produces an Income
that j will snlllcc to maintain that fain-
lly j almost In its ancient and bcllttlng
i In tills mammoth pile , for the potty
rental , of $10,000 or $15,000 a year ,
many , tribes of the invaders have found
shelter and entertainment in apart
j ments of many rooms. Outwardly , in
details , 6f ornamentation , the building
Is I said to duplicate the Chateau Blols ,
those ( splendid palaces of Francis I.
Inside are all the line and color and
device of elegant opulence , modern to
the , last note.
' To this palace of an October evening
comes ( the tribe of Dines , and many
another j such , for a triumphal feast In
the , abode of Barbarian Silas Higbee.
] | The admirable host If one be broad-
minded , is now in the drawing-room ,
seconding his worthy wife and pretty
) , daughter J who welcome the dinner
> guests. (
i For a man who has a fad for ham
and doesn't care who knows It , his
bearing i Is all we have a right to cx-
i ! pect , that it should be. Among the
i group of arrivals , men of his own
L''sort I , , he is speaking of the ever-shlft-
Ing fashion in beards , to the evangel
of , a Texas oil field who flaunts to the
' \\orld one of those heavy mustaches
spuriously extended below the corners
of the mouth by means of the chin
"growth of hair. Another , a worthy
tribesman from Snohomlsh , Washing
ton , wears a beard which , for a score
of years , has been let to be Its own
true self ; to express , fearlessly , Its own
unique capacity for variation from
type. These two have rallied their
host upon his modlshly trimmed side-
"You're right , " says Mr. Hlgbec ,
amiably , "I ain't'stucl : any myself on
this way of trimming up a man's face ,
but the madam will have It thin way
says it looks more refined and Nnw
Yorky. And now , do you know , ever
since I've worn 'em this way ever
since I had 'em scraped from around
under my neck here I have to go to
Florida every winter. Come January
or February , I get bronchitis every
blamed year ! "
Two of the guests only are alien to
the barbaric throng.
There Is the noble Baron Renault
de Palllac , decorated , reserved , observ
ant almost wistful. For the moment
he Is picturing dutifully the luxuries a
certain marriage would enable him to
procure for his noble father and his
aged mother , who eagerly await the
news of his quest for the golden fleece.
For the baron contemplates , after the
fashion of many conscientious explorers -
ers , a marriage with a native woman ;
though he permits himself to cherish
the hope that It may not be condi
tioned upon his adopting the manners
and customs of the particular tribe
that he means to honor. Monsieur the
baron has long since been obliged to
confess that n suitable mesalliance Is
none too easy of achievement , and , In
testimony of his vicissitudes , he has
written for a Paris comic paper a
series of grimly satiric essays upon
New York society. Recently , moreover ,
he has been upon the verge of accept
ing employment In the candy factory
of a bourgeois compatriot. But hope
has a little revived In the noble breast
since chance brought him and his title
tinder the scrutiny of the bewitching
Miss Mlllicent Higbee and her appre
And to-night there IB not only the
pretty Miss Higbee , but the winning
Miss Bines , whose dot , the baron 1ms
been led to understand , would penult
his beloved father unlimited piquet at
ills club , to say nothing of regenerat
ing the family chateau. Yet those nro
hardly matters to be gossiped of. It
It enough to know that the B.iron
Renault do Palllac when ho discovers
nlmsclf at table between Miss HInes
the adorable Miss Higher , heroines
saturnine thnn has for sonic time
> * 90 his wont. Ho does not forget pre
vious disappointments , but desperately
snaps his swarthy Jaws in commend-
nblo superiority to any adverse fate.
The other alien. Lnunton Oldaker , was
present under terms of honorable trueo ,
willingly and without ulterior inotlvo
saving as ho confessed to himself
a consuming desire to see "how the
other half lives , " llo wan no longer
the hunted ami dismayed being Pcr-
clvnl had met In that far-off and Impossible
possible .Montana ; but was now un
troubled , remembering , U Is true , that
this "slumming expedition , " as ho
termed It , had taken him beyond the
d Launds of hla beloved Now
York , but serene In the consciousness
that half an hour's drive would land
him safely back nt his club.
Oldakcr observed Miss Psycho Bines
"We are HO glad to bo In New York ! "
she had confided to him , sitting at her
"My dear young woman , " ho warned
her , "you haven't reached Now York
yet. " The talk being general and loud ,
ho ventured further.
"This is Plttsbnrg , Chicago , Kansas
City , Denver almost anything but
Now York. "
"Of course I know these are not the
swell old families. "
Oldaker sipped his glass of old Ole
rose sherry and discoursed.
"And our prominent families , the
ones whose names you read , are not
New York any more , either. They are
ather London and Paris. Their furnl-
nre , clothing , plate , pictures and serv
ants come from one or the other. Yes.
and their manners , too , their Interests
und sympathies and concerns , their
aslilons and sometimes , their or
morals. They are assuredly not New
York any more than Gobelin tapestries
and Fortnny pictures and Louis Selzo
chairs arc New York. "
"How quecrly you tall : . Where Is
Now York , then ? "
Oldaker sighed thoughtfully between
wo spoonfuls of tortile verte , clalre.
"Well , I suppose the truth Is that
hero isn't much of New York left In
New York. AH a matter of fact I think
It died with the old volunteer fire de-
mrtment. Anyway the surviving
remnant is coy. Real old Now Yorkers
ike myself neither pcor nor rich are
swamped In these days like those pro-
ilstorlc animals whose bones we find.
fhcro comes n time when we can't
ive , and deposits form over us and
we're lost to memory. "
But this talk was even harder for
Miss Bines to understand than the
English spcccn of the Baron Renault
ile Palllac , and she turned to that noble
gentleman as the tnrbot with sauce
iorall was served
The dining-room , Its wall wninscot-
cd from floor to celling in Spanish
oak , was flooded with soft light from
the red silk dome that depended from .
Its crown of gold above the table. The
aughter and talk were as little sub-
: lued as the scheme of the rooms. It
was nn atmosphere of prodigal and
confident opulence. From the music-
room near by came the soft strains of
Haydn quartette , exquisitely per
formed by finished and expensive art-
"Say , Higbee ! " It was the oil chief
from Texas , "see if them fiddlers of
yours can't play 'Ma Honolulu Lulu ! ' "
Oldaker , wincing and turning to Miss
Bines for sympathy , heard her say :
"Yen , do , Mr. Hlgbec ! I do love
those ragtime songs and then have
them play 'Tell Me. Pretty Maiden , '
and the 'Intermezzo. ' "
He groaned In anguish
The talk ran mostly on practical af
fairs : the current values of the great
staple commodities ; why the corn crop
had been light ; what wheat promised
to bring ; how young Burman , of the
Chicago board or trade , had been
pinched In his own wheat corner for
four millions "put up" by his admir
ing father ; what beef on the hoof
commanded ; how the Federal Oil com
pany would presently own thn state of
Almost every Barbarian nt the table
bad made his own fortune. Hardly
Dnc but could recall early days when
be tolled on farm or In shop or forest ,
herded cattle , prospected , nought ad
venture In remote and hazardous wilds.
" 'Taln't much like them old days.
h , Higbee ? " queried the crown prince
Cripple Creek "when you and mo
had to walk from Chicago to Green
Bay. Wisconsin , because we didn't
have enough shillings for stage fare ? "
He gazed about him suggestively.
"Corn beef and cabbage was pretty
? oojl then , eh ? " and with sure , vigor-
Dim strokes he fell to demolishing his
diet de dlnde a la Perlgueux , while a
butler refilled his glass with Chateau
"Well , It does beat the two rooms
madam and me started to keep house
in when we was married , " admitted
the host. "That was on the banks of
: ho Chicago river , and now wo got the
Hudson llowln' right through the front
rani , you might say , right past our
jwn yacht landing. "
From old days of work and hardship
they came to discuss the present and
.heir immediate surroundings , social
Thiir daughters , It appeared , were
being sought In marriage by the sons
Df those among whom they sojourned.
"Oh , they're a nice band of hand-
ihnkcrs , all right , all right , ' " assorted
he gentleman from Kansas City. "Ono
Df 'em tried to keep company with our
JarolInO , but I wouldn't ntnnd for .k.
Ile was a crnckln' good shinny player ,
uul ho could lead them cotillon dances
hlowln' a whlstlo and callln' , 'All right ,
Up ! ' or something , like a car starter
uut , "Fell mo something good about
him , ' 1 says to an old friend of Ills
family. Well , he hemmed and hawed
ho wan u New York gentleman , and
jays ho ! 'I don't know whnU.cr I could
make you understand or not , ' ho Hays ,
'hut ' he's got Family , ' Jest like that ,
bcnrln' down hard ' * '
on 'Family 'and
you've got money , ' ho nays , 'ami Money
and Family need each other badly In
this town , ' ho Hays. 'Yes , ' I Hayw , ' 1
met up with a iittnilioi * < > f P' ' < > 1 > 1" hero,1
1 says , 'hut 1 ain't met HOMO yet that
you'd have to blindfold and hack Into
a lot of money , ' 1 says , 'family or no
family , ' 1 Hitys. 'And that young man , '
ho says , 'Is a pleamiMt , charming fel
low ; why , ' ho saya , 'ho'a the best-
coated man In Now York. ' Well , 1
looked at him and I tmytt : 'Well , ' HII.VH
1 , 'ho may ho the hcsl-coatud man In
Now York , but he'll bo the bc8t-booted ,
man In Now York , too , " 1 says , 'If ho
comes around trying to spark Caroline
any more or would bo if I had my
way. Ills chin's pushed too far back
under his face , ' 1 says , 'and besides , '
I niyn : , 'Caroline I.H being waited on by
n young hardware drummer , a good
.steady young fellow traveling out of
llttlo old K. C. , ' 1 says , 'and while he
ain't much for fnm'ly , ' 1 soys , 'he'll
have ono of his own before ho gets
through , ' 1 says ; 'wo ntnrt fam'llos
where 1 come from , ' 1 nays. "
"Good boy ! Good for you , " cheered
the self-made Barbarians , and drank
success to the absent disseminator of
With much loud talk of tills utiedl-
fylng character the dinner progressed
to an und ; timing ! ) nullu d'uRnenu ,
floated In 'Si champagne , torrapln con-
A CAKE U'AUC.
voyed by a special Madeira of 1850 ,
and canvnshack duck with Roniuneu
ContI , 1KG ! > , to a triumphant fhmlo of
Turkish coffee and 1811 brandy.
After dinner the ladles gossiped of
New York society , while- the barbaric
males : smoked their big oily cigars and
bandied reminiscences. Illgbco showed
them through every ono of the apart-1
mcnt's i 22 rooms , from reception hall' '
to . laundry , manipulating the electric
lights with the skill of a stage man
The evening ended with a cake walk ,
for the musical artists had by rare
wines been mellowed from their classic
reserve Into a mood of rag-time aban
don. And If Monsieur the Baron with
his ceremonious grace was less ex
uberant than the crown prince of Cripple -
plo Creek , who sang as he stepped the
sensuous measure , his pleasure was
not less. He enjoyed to observe that
these men of Incredible millions had
"I do not , " wrote the baron to his
noble father , the marquis , that night.
yet understand their joke ; why should
It be droll to wish that the man whosa
coat Is of the best should also wear
boots of the best ? but as for what
they call line promenade de gateau , I
find It very enjoyable. I have met n.
Mile. Bines , to whom I shall at once
pay my addresses. Unlike Mile. Hig
bee , she has not the father from Chicago
cage nor elsewhere. Qnel ( liable
d'homme ! "
CHAPTK. . . X.
THE PATIUCIAN8 ENTERTAIN.
To reward the enduring who read
politely through the garish revel of
the preceding chapter , covers for 14
are now laid with correct and tasteful
quietness at the sophisticated boanl of
that fine old New York family , the
Mllbreys. Shaded candles leave all but
the glowing table In a gloom discreetly
pleasant. One need not look so high
as the old-fashioned stuccoed celling.
The family portraits tone agreeably
Into the half-light of the walls ; the
huge old-fashioned walnut sideboard ,
soberly ornate with its mirrors. Its
white marble top and Its wood-carved
fruit , towers majestically aloft In
proud scorn of the frivolous Chippen
Jarvls , the accomplished and incom
parable butler , would bo subdued and
scholarly looking hut for the flagrant
scandal of his port-wine nose. Ho
gives finishing little fillips to the white
chrysanthemums massed in the central
epergne on the long silver plateau
and bestows a last cautious survey
upon the cut-glass and silver radiating
over the dull white damask. Finding
the table and Its appointments fault
less , be assures himself once more
that the sherry will come on Irre
proachably at a temperature of CO de
grees ; that the Burgundy will not fall
below 65 nor mount above 70 ; for Jar
vis wets of n palnto BO acutely sensi
tive that It never falls to record a
variation of so much as ono dcgreo
from the approved standard of tem
How restful this quiet and reserve-
after the color and line tumult of the
Illgbeo apartment. There the ( lush
and bloom of IIOWHC.CH were opprcHslvo
to the right-minded. All smelt of the
shop. Here the dull lonu.i and decor-
aim linen caress and soothe Instead of
overwhelming the Imagination with
affects too grossly Html. Hero Is the
rcrltnblo spirit of good form ,
Throughout the house this contrast
might bo noted. U IH the brown-stone ,
high-stoop house , guarded by a cast-
iron fence , built In vast numbers when
the world of fashion moved north to
Murray Hill and Fifth avenue u gen
eration ago , One of these houses was
like all the others Innldo and out , built
of unimaginative "builder's arch I tec-
Hire. " The hall , the long parlor , the
back parlor or library , the high Htuc-
i'oed ceilings mil only were these alike
In all the houses , but the furnishings ,
too , were nil ) to bo of a sameness In
them all , rather heavy and tasteless ,
but serving the ends that iiuch tilings
iihould bo meant to servo , und never
llamboynnt. Of thcso relics of a sim
pler day not many mirvlvc to us , save
in the shameful degoneraey of board
ing houses. But In mich as are left ,
wo may confidently expect to Und the
traditions of that more dignified time
kept unsullied ; to llnd , Indeed , as wo
Und In the house of Mllhroy , a settled
air of gloom that suggests Insolvent
but stubbornly determined exclusive-
Something of this air , too , may bo
noticed In the surviving tenants of
these austere relics. Yet It would
inrdly be observed in this house on
his night , for not only do arriving
guests bring the aroma of u later
irosperlty , but the hearts of our host
uul liosteim beat high with a. now
.lope. For the fair and sometimes un
certain daughter of the house of Mil-
irey , after many ominous mutterlngs ,
ilolays , and frank rebellions , has de
clared at last her readiness to bo a
credit to her training by conferring her
amlly prestige , distinction of manner
and charniH of person upon one
2qulppcd for their suitable mainten
Already her Imaginative father Is
avlshlng in fancy the mouldlcst wlno
lollarn of continental Europe , Already
he fond mother ban Idealized a hoim
n "Millionaire's Row" east of the
nrk , where there shall bo twenty ser
vants Instead of three , and there shall
cease that gnawing worry lest the
reacheroim north setting current
sweep them west of the Park into ono
if those hideously new apartment
louses , where the halls are done In
fiiarblo that seems to have boon sliced
from a huge Roquefort cheese , and
where ono must vie , perhaps , with a
shop-keeper ior the favors of an lr-
revorcnt and materialistic janitor.
The young woman herself entertains
privately a state of mind which she
has ! no Intention of making public. It
Is enough , she reasons , that her action
should outwardly accord with the best
traditions of her class ; and , Indeed , her
family would never dream of demand
Her gown to-night Is of orchard
green , trimmed with apple blossoms ,
a single pink spray of them caught In
her hair. The rounding , satin grace of
her slender arms , sloping to the opal-
tipped fingers , the exquisite line from
car to shoulder strap , the molting ripe
ness of her chin and throat , the tender
pink and bite of her fine skin , the
capricious , Inciting tilt of her small
head , the dainty lift of her short nose ,
these allurements she has Inventor
ied with a calculating and uatlslle' '
eye. ! She Is glad to believe that there
Is every reason why It will soon b <
And , since the whole loaf Is notor
iously better then a half , hero Is the
engaging son of the house , also ( Irmly
bent upon the high emprise of matri
mony ; handsome , with the chin , it nuty
be , slightly receding ; but an unexcelled
leader of cotillions , n surpassing polo
player , clever , wlnptiig , and dressed
with an effect that has long made him
remarked in pnlito circles , which ro
mere money can achieve. Money , In
deed , If certain lU-nntured gossip of
tradesmen bo true , has been an incon
slderable factor In the encompassmeut
of this sartorial distinction. He waits
now , eager far a first glimpse of tha
young woman wliOEo charms , oven by
report , have already won the best de
votion he has to give. A grievous er
ror It Is to suppose that Cupid's ar
tillery Is limited to bow and arrows.
And now , Instead of the rude com
mercial horde that laughed loudly and
ate uncouthly at the board of the bar
barian , wo shall sit at table with people
ple born to the only manner said to
be worth possessing ; If wo except , In
deed , the visiting tribe of Bines , who
may be relied upon , however , to be
have at least unobtrusively.
( C'liiiliniu-d Next \\V-k )
A Habit To Be iicourn.i'eiL
Tht ) mother who hay acquired thu
hnlilt o ( kccpliii. < n hand u hottlo of
Chainlii'rhifnV Couph Ut-im-dy , fares
lier > flfii i.'rt.'ut amount of imcisltii' : > .s
and imxiety. Coii''hs o > ld und croup
to which children urn Misct.-i > til > ln are
quickly cured by lie iibe. U counter- *
act" nnv , tendency of a cold to result In
pneumonia , and If civcn us goon us the
the first cymptnm * of croup nppeurK , It
will prevent the attack. This remedy
contain ? nothing Injurious and mothers
< ; ive It to little ones with u fei'linu of
| i rfe < ; t ticuurity. Hold nt Korr's
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