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cbiutnl reuicdy to tho public, llr. I'iriiCH
thouirht BorUm.-ly of ilfiiiflr It his "'on
miiiiilliin (lis ," but abandoned 1 1 . 1 1 1 luinio
us ton liiiiiled lor u uiMlieliio which, liom ita
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Inp, nliciative, or b''j".t-eliat.sliiir,iii.t.billoua,
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limes, but lor nil
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If you foel dii'l, drowsy, debilitated, hays
nllow color of skin, or yellowish-brown (poU
ou tnvo or body, lremicnl litudncho or dlzil.
nesx, 1m l tasto In mouth, Internal heat or chills,
nltf rnutiiiif with hot Hashes, low spirits and,
(rlooiiiy borcbodliurs, luvKiilnr oppetlle, and
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BC i.tloii, l)Bpoaiii,iiud 'roi piil I.Mer,
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u riMiiedy lor nil eueh rnHt-s. lr. Pierce'!
(iolilvn .'leillcnl UUcovery ha no
l'orM'oult I.iiiii.', OpllltllKof lllnod,
IShiirlile.H or llrcmli, liroiieliltls.
Severe Co null., Consumption, and
kindred utfectlous, It Is n Eoyeielgu remedy.
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oasa tx tt vkt?
ANTI-IIII, tllllS and OATHAHTIC.
Sold uy tirilKKlxU. M ceu( n lol,
Is offered by tho proprietors
of llr. bugo'a Cutarrh itetnedy
fur u cute of cutarrh which I hey
II )ou huvi'Hdlsclinrire from
tlio iiuc. Dtft'tisho or other
Vlw' IMrt Iui loci of unell, taate.
" orheuilnir. wrakejM,Uu)lpalu
or pressure In Lead. ) on hi e Cntarrli. 1 tou.
lands of cases teruilnatn In consumption.
Dr. Basra'. Cataiiiim Hesikiiy cures tho worst
rases or Cntarrli, "Colli In iho Head,'
and Cutarrlial IKdaclie, W ccaU.
Hi la-wi in I I vjl 1
BY "THE DUCHESS."
It Is qulto 0 o'clock ns N'ndltto ienves
thu liouso In I'nrk Inno nnd turns her
fnce lioinewnrd. It Is very tlnrk for oven
nn April cvciiIiik, ntul tlio lnmps nio ull
iiltlotr, ntnklup; her Imntoillnto world bo
pretty Hint she is rather glml thnn
otherwlsoof her limhlllty to meet with nn
empty trntn cnr, nnd turnltiK Into I'iceii
dllly, wnlks leisurely down Its pictur
esque hill with n thorough nppreclutlon
of tho charms mtrrouiulliiB her. It Is late,
certainly, hut women unless they ten
hnlf way to meet It seldom meet with
Impertinence; titid Xiullno, pretty nnd
dlMlngulshed In nppearnnco aa kho Is,
pursues her wny In nn even, itnlntcr
rupted fniliion toward Regent circus.
A crent, htdky woman, loaded with
parcels, coming somewhat abruptly
against her, stops her progress for a mo
ment, nnd compelling her to Bwcrvo
aside, throws her almost Into tho arms of
n tall man, who very gravely laid his
hand upon her arm. A little shock runs
through Jsmllno's veins. She stops dead
short, and looks up at her companion In n
dull, stupid wny. Sho grows deadly
white, and her heurt feels as though it
wero iiuuui 10 stop ueattng.
"Ah I youi Mr. Uuran," sho soys
i in iu i y. "iou you rrlgntencd ni
I " she pauses.
It Is imposslhlo to account to him In
any natural way for tho emotion that is
Ho Is a mun of grave exterior, hardly
kuihi'iuokiiik, i, in wiin a strange, earn
est expression, that goes far to redeem
tho irregularity of his fentures. TTn
Is about 35, hut looks considerably
ouier mun nis age, as Borne men will.
Grief, snld many, aged hira his wife
having been taken from him when lie
wns only 20, nnd when ho had seen
but two anniversaries of his wedding
day. But as usual, gossip was wrong;
those two unhappy years of wedded bliss
having convinced Mr. Duran that all
was vanity, so far ns his wlfo was con
cerned. In truth, he had novev loved her,
but only learned flint fact too late.
There is n suggestion of strength in
his whole face, nnd specially lu his
mouth und lower jaw, that inokos itself
folt, nnd would perhaps be oppressive
but for tlio almost womanish softness nnd
gentleness of his largo hazel eyes. A
heavy mustncho conceals n handsome
mouth, and it nnd the hair about his
brow aro slightly tinged with gray.
"Clytle writes to me.to sny she misses
you lerrioiv." .Mr. Duran says presently.
They have ttirtreil. and uro now threnii.
Itig their way slowly through tho ever
increasing crowd. Conversation under
mo circumstances Is difficult.
"Dear littlo thingl" says Nadino
warmly, and moro naturally than sho has
yet spoken. This other littlo pupil of
hers, this little daughter of tho grave
man walking beside her, Is very dear to
her. "Tell her I miss her too. Will you
tell her that, Mr. Duran, please, when
you write, and thnt I count every day to
mo ono mat wui uring ler back to mef 1
"I shall tell her."
Then ho looks at Nadino keenly. The
girl seems to feel the earnestness of his
regard, because presently bho throws up
her head, as if In challenge, nnd looks
stralcht at him.
"You aro thinking'" she asks rather
"How impulsively vou cxnrens vnnr.
self, nnd how tenderly and how uncer
tain I am whether you mean it or not."
"You givo yourself great ttouble to
tnus study your daughter's governess,"
replies sho coldly.
They hnvo reached a crossing and a
tram car at tho snie time.
"You will permit mo to see you homo?"
says ur. uiirnn quietly.
"Xo, thank you. There is no nceessltv.
This" indicating tho tram car "will
leave mo almost at my own door."
"Still, if you will ullow mo"
"You aro very kind, but I would not
givo you so much troublo for tho world."
There is a decision about her manner,
gontlo as it is. not to bo mistaken.
"As you will, of courso," eays Mr. Du
ran, "and having see her carefully into
the car ho draws back, and lets her pro-
-cuu uii hit way nione.
"It may be ns you say, but, my darling
uui, ii you wouiu oniy listen to rea
"I can't bear reason, as you ought to
know by this time, and I don't think that
is a very correcr, way to address a girl
Yiv ip ciikukvu 10 uo mumeui"
"A very correct way when she is en
gaged to the wrong man."
"Do you think you arc the right one'"
demands the muclly.
"I don't think it, I know it," mjs he.
"Sticli 1 nowh'ilgo is, no doubt, full of
comfort," retorts bho.
1)1 Ip ilrlp go tlio foiirit;;liis indoors,
where lluynro hitting, behind the cool
evergreens in tho largest conservators-.
Plash plash go tho larger ones in the
lll'imintited gardens outside. From Kime
whero beyond conies to them tho Inst
dying bars of a dreamy waltz nil nrtiuud
them tho air Is heavy with the breath of
sleeping flowers. Massavoenu, leaning
forward, lays his linnd on hers.
I wish you would think of It, Milll
cent," he snys, in n low tono.
"Of what My aunt's indignation my
uncle's contempt' the combined wrath of
my entire family)"
"Xo. Of Hinging off the hands thnt
now bind you, and of love and happiness
"Would it be happiness'" she sighs
impatiently, und then shuts up her largo
fan with nn angry click. "I tell you it
Is not to bo thought of," sho says pres
ently, "Tilings have gono too far for any
chnniro tn ltd now mmln 1v ...ncKmn
with my cousin Grunit Doyle is as much
u mil iiecoiupii ns u wo nan bioou, no and
I, befoie my Ixnd Dlshop. "
"Ynn rim t.ilL v.r. .nullir I. t
can't, after all, be so very displeasing to
you, mis men ot mnrrying a man you
profess not to love," says tlio young man
beside her, regarding her with nlTronted
eyes, He rises quickly from his seut nnd
goes a good way from her, leaning against
a marblu pedestal that stands in one cor
ner. "Don't nne." envfl flro nt.AnnlmiH.
- , , ........ ut.j V....II1J ,
"I'm not it photographer, And don't talk
nonsense cither. I nm not ono of tho
tlVSterlCAl Knrf. inil rnll r...t.ilnl.- 4r.ll-
coolly of this marrliigo that is being
forced upon me. I have hud time to grow
tuiiii out iv, jou must remember, as w
nciu ucirouicu to eucn oilier wiien
was almost a llttln bnhv In wl,H .....di
and blue ribbons. It was in white mus
lin then," says she with a littlo curious
lnuch: "now I ouirht I.. l., I
and ashes. I feel so bad."
"And lie)" demnri'ln hnr r-nmnnninn
with an effort.
"Wears his KnerlflHiil ifMnii,. ...in.
quite n jaunty air, I inn an heiress, I
would have you reniBinber, my good sir.
Oranlt liovlo la wlso In hla llri ..nam.
"Iln'fl A mlfflltV TlrtAl. trtf tn . .......
thinking," says Mr, Massareene, in high
distrust. Rnnietlmpa ita irlel.
makes it breach through his English edu-
nuiuu, -iiim i nieiiiiou ins nuine to ino
I can't bear to hear it,"
"I don't bellevn It wmiM fnt,.a .....
much of a pang weie I never again to
ueur ii. iiiyseii," returns MIES lil'ey, who,
if candor bo a vfrtnn. lu
Hn extraordinary degree.
iiuer mis n inno sllenco reigns bo
(wcou them, then;
'Purely ypu nra not mad enough to
think VOU Will bo lunn. will, I, In, HI
says Massareene excitedly. "He'll bo
the death of you. Iooks like a man who
would break n wnnnin'a hnn-t a .,.
all, supposing you do quarrel with your
tionnln whnf. tbf.ii.il
"I'hen J should not only forfeit their
esteem, which, after all"-vth A swift
glance at him from under her long
lashes "means a i-i.n.l .I....1 in ..... ,...
I should ceaso to be uuntlo's heiress, and
have my name struok out of Uncle Timo
thy's wll. All that, my dear fJeruld.
.. ... ...u.. - piiuiun ur aiiii a
lovely girl, no doubt" with a rather
uuiisiuniicu luugu "uui as certainly a
Rhn lift. I..r .f.i -i -
...... t -r i .-f.viuiuijr un mm
Bays this, though It costs her something
.uf ii., unu jmjKs jteeniy nt mm, li sno
had expected any disappointment, or
blank, or awkwardness on his decidedly
ugly faco, sho is mistaken. Gerald
aiasareeno looks, If anything, rclloved,
in thnt now hove eeems to havo entered
"My dearest girl, try to faco that
uiuumii, nu nyn, leaving nis uistant
position, nnd once more dropping Into tho
keflt. nnnr l.of .1.1. .1.
.... v" iitit.i fiifi.c. luin lime.
"I'm not a Cncsus; but if you could
iiiiinu up your minu to It, wo might bo
nblo to make both nniln inept."
"You have exnetly soven hundred a
yeiu, rja miss urey, who disdains
subterfuge. "I found thnt out long ago
oy lunttlllg inquiries."
"You nro worth a dozen of your sox
In overy wny, but especially in ono
wnv." lin nnvR "t-nn tioi-,.- .... I .. .in
celt, however harmless, nnd you seldom
U..nt l.n... .1.. 1 i. ' . . . .
wuin, uouui, iou ousu, iet iou uoesu i
exnggernto it, and ahem I there is ul
ways, you know, tho chance of tho title
when my uncle Ixird Dnllymoro"
"Poufl" interrupts MUllcent, con
temptuously. "When you havo slain
nlll Ittinln vmi mnnn .I.h 1. 1 .
young as yourself, nnd who is as likely
no nut, m iiuiu nn neir ai any moment."
"Xot nt any moment, my dear girl I
Tiio last a third girl is only a fortnight
oiu, unu scverui moments, nt all events,
must elnpso beforo tho nrrivnl of tho
heir. And if It shouldn't pnmn"
Hut Miss Grey declines to listen to any
nutii neini. luiugiiiiiius, nnu Air. Massa
reene, a littlo crushed, rather falls out of
llplnr. n vnm.r. ..,... 1..... .
r. juM.it, ......I, ..ui:,i:i, u. in-
doniitnblo courage, and nn unbounded
supply of perseverance, ho presently re
covers himself, and returns to the churge
"I can seo I am hateful to you," says
"Oh, nol Certainly" politely "you
UIU I1U. Willi.
"You rnn't emlnrn imp i
"I can, indeed, without tho slightest
"I'm nu ucrlv fellow. T fenn- "
"Every one can't be as handsomo as
"Ohl to the devil with Granltl" says
Mr. Massareene. losing his natlonco.
"With all my heart," replies she,
"I don't bellevn ),n fnrna fni. vmt II
"Jtydenr Geraldl What a very rude
"Well, I can't help it If I thought
utui'inui-, iota inougii i worship tho
H.wui.ii .wii nuns on, i wouiu say notn
"Do vou renllr thlnV- lmfii
; "Thnt he doesn't vnluo you properlyf
. ...in i no.
"Xo. Thnt a time could ever arrive
iicu you could 'say nothing') Ah I
consider Iho cruelty of the privation,"
"There, now jou are laughing ntme as
iism.il," snj-s Mnssnreciie, and (for fear
she'd be lonely, perhaps) he breaks into
a low musical laugh also.
"That's a charming necklace J-ott have
on," sajs he, after a littlo bit, that I re
gret to sny was t-pent in ktaing the
mum oi muuu iioyios betrothed,
"Whist is it! sapphires)"
"And I'tnmundn yes."
"A irlft nf hint"
lie looks really sorrowful now, as he
leuuiuiieJi now impossible It Wcmld be
for him to rival such a princely gift. He
might give his honest love his whole
nif io ner service ins very life; but
there is no money with him to purchase
SUell II llllll'llillcPtlt fPlVf-MW nu tl.la
"Xo, silly hoy! Where would Grault
K" oiieio iimotiiy solemnly pre
sentcd it to mo on tho day ot my presen
tlltiotl. Tllllt in filltln n tnnnth nr-.nr....
Ahl" with a quick sigh "how long ago
"You havo spent tho greater part of it
Air. Mllt.tinrpf.nn EAnrn. tn l,n-
conquernblo difficulty about pronouncing
his ilval's name.
"That's exactly why," returns she,
i.iiiiuj. -vnu so j-ou adtniro my bau
"They are the llnest things I have seen
this season or any other, for tho matter
of that." He feels quite u rush of enthu
siastic admiration nW ho knows that
uucio Timoiuy and not tho detested
Iioylo has been tho donor. "And how
unique in shape! Ono could hardly for
cet them, lmvlnrr nnnn nop,, tbp.r. fri,ne
little heart-shaped balls falling from the
uv-i-iviuv mine into ore in mis light."
"There is a tlnrn. tnn nn.t n &in,rtnni,nw
Hut I didn't feel like living up to theni
yeu i es, ii was a vnluaUlo gift, but
ono rather too elaborate for a debutante.
Nevertheless, I wear it, if only to please
"You seem bent on pleasing overy
ono, save me."
"And VOt 1 linvn nlplt.Pfl mnat nt nil II
murmurs she, eoquettlshly nay, saucily
......iiiiiK lut.tiiu nun.
Ho lays his hands quickly on her pretty
rounded arms, and draws her to him.
Her resistance is Indeed faint. Ho bends
his head. Their cj-es meet almost their
litis when tbn nnmifl nt a ,mlnn
-, - vUllltl.Lj .Ull,-
step causes both to start into a more re
served posture. The caress, so nearly
won, is lost!
Or.inlt ltni'ln .mNTl,,n t..nm
V--, -..v.iiin Hum IJC11IUU
un evertrreen. pnmpi lolcui-nn. fn-.n,nK.i
inscrtitablo smilo upon his firm lips. '
wur uance, luiuicent," no saj-B, in the
Blow drawlinD Innn tn wlilnl. 1 cn
CUStOmetl. Anrl urbln). Bh. noa A
hate so heartily,
"I dare saj-," she soys, coolly,
"Will vou dnnrn It. nt- ,mca thr, lr in
tho gardens) thev
pretty." " '
"That donenda nnnn nhnm T .i.
CardenS With." nnva Blip rrlntinlnr. a, i.im
., f i hw"h WW
iusolenty from under half closed lids..
ii mi uio, ui course.
"Ahl then I shall danco it."
"AS VOU Will mv nntin .....I. I,
There is a touch of viudlcttreness In the
smile he bends upon her. "Perhaps,
even. VOU WOllM nrpffr tn ..nlll,... .1
nor go into the gardens with me, but
Biieim ine unit nour another hnlf hour
here with Mr, Massareene)"
If fnr n mnm.nl ,n l.n.l .it..
could confuse or disconcert her, he finds
wui. 1119 iuiBi.ln.t- Ul UUCO.
"es, I should prefer that," sho soys.
Massareeno nt rbu rnnbna Linn tn. 1
...... ...HV0MDIVU llll.lUU
her, but Grunit Boyle waves him back
with a curious laugh.
"No. nn. mv fripml n tn ct-. i-n-
i i ..v ,n;g kguiuuv,
"ion can not have it nil your own way.
I would not give up this dance w'itli my
cousin." He pauses, and then laughs
aloud. "Do vmi lfnnur Atlllu I ,..
. nua itiv
near Baying, 'with my wlfo;' hut that
would nave been unlucky, chf Counting
beforo tho linnnv tltnp nb. n...
- ri'i v.. ..ni. ii.-uiiy,
ypu know" turning again to Massa-
leeue i wouiu not misstius dance with
Miss Grey for a great deal."
"It is nstnnlshiiirr hmv tniml.
say in a little time," says his fninree with
no in uiogmseii sneer, rising with deliber
ate want of haste from her lm. c.,t
"Well, if this thhiu lino rtnt tn l. .1. i
. 0 n" w mu iiaiivcii
let us go and do it." Sho lays her hand
upon her cousin's arm, nnd moves away
a step or two with him. Then she
glances back over her shonlddcr at Mas
sareene, who is looklug u little whlto, and
comes to a standstill, "The next Is
ours," sho Bays in a very sweet voice;
i-uiiii, mi um no soon as you can,
shall be glad tQ see you again." This
as much ns to snv aTia will l.a nunMi
: : ' . w uivijuiiiu
When her ilnnrn with tlm ...... ...i... i- i
atllnnced husband lias drawn to a close.
uranit, uoyie, Willi a smothered Impreca
tion, moves nn no-niii. nn.l tlnn..in..
conipanles him but not to the ballroom.
" Koiug to aanco this, nor am I
coin 2 Into tho eanlens ii d,n ...i.i.
decision. "I am going to sit in the
Binaller hall, and criticise tho neonio
while they come uud go. Thut will help
to pass nway tho time."
"Until vou can with .i.lli,,..o . .1.1
"Don't be rude, my dear Oranlt.
nut an unpleasant truth tn Blaring c:
Wnnlfl mnnn tlinf r Blini,!,! I...-1
is niwnys n miMnKc.
"I will bo mistnkeu twice, then, for
your benellt, nnd to prove myself by no
means a fool in your eyes. You will sit
hero nnd criticise your neighbor until it
is time for you to return once moro to the
nrms I beg pardon the Bociety of Ger
"You hnvo an excellent wit," pays she,
with an untroubled smile.
"You cannot, however, deny the truth
that lies In it)"
"Why should I) You nro such nn ex
tremely clover young man that ono must
believe you can Bee through the proverb
ial stone wall,"
Mr. iioylo bestows a glance that Is not
altogether one of affection upon his fu
"Then j-ou don't deny it)" ho sajs.
"Certainly not. I should wclcomo the
advent of nny one who would rellove me
I mean you of tho burden of your
thnt Is mj' presence."
Sho laughs ns sho gives voice to this
little impertinence made all tlio more
pointed by tho affectation of modesty
that runs throniyh it. Grnnit frowns
openly. If the day should ever como in
which he might claim this willful ladv as
his own If (It seems very improbnbio
at this moment specially so) he will cer
tainly teach her such a lesson in propriety
ns sho will not be likely to forget for tho
remainder of her days.
"Don't trouble j-ourself to try to bo po
lite, even In ridicule," he saj-s, in a voice
that suggests a good deal of hidden wrath
beneath tho forced calmness of his de-
lnpflnnr. "Tint, ncn vnn nr.,1 M- If
. .v. j .i u.ii. -in. .iiusaa-
recne cannot dnnco together all night
without laying j-ourselves open to un
kindly comment. An effete civilization
has so ordained it, thnt the world has
grown to look on such vulgar exhibitions
of affection ns indecent."
Miss Grey lets her fan drop to her side,
and brings her hands together with a
sudden sharp movement.
"How dure you!" she Bays, In a low
"Hahl At lost I havo touched you,
my pretty cousin!" cries he, gnyly. "A
little of thnt revenge, so wisely called
sweet has fallen to my portion to-night.
Why, you look positively pale! Come,
pull yourself together; call upon that in
domlnltablo spirit in which yon pride
yourself, and givo mo back my blowl
What still no words) no seething sar
casm, no pointed barb environed? Pshawl
I gave you credit for more go than you
Ills manner Is maddening. Miss
Grey, rising slowly to her feet, with
parted lips, through which tho panting
breath comes hurriedly, surveys him
with a glanco thnt would havo subdued
most men. Hut not Uranit Doyle.
Ho rises, too, and picking up her fan
with a nonchalant grace, hands it to her
with n slight bow full of mocker-.
"You look charming so," ho says,
"with that haughty expression on j-our
handsomo lips. Flattery is not only vul
gar, I know, but the crudest of mistakes
nowadays; but j-ou will forgive me for
it, when you see how feeling has carried
mo away. I am a devoted admirer of ar
tistic effects. This, of yours, is perfect.
I hnvo always considered you pretty, my
cousin, but never really realized tlio fact
that you could be beautiful until now."
"You run It very fine," says Miss Grey,
in a voico so subdued to bo almost a
whisper. "You are daring. It would
hardly suit j-ou, perhaps, to be thrown
over by tho heiress of tho season."
"Tho heiress of tho season would not
so servo a devoted lover," replies he,
still with that light mocking laughter on
his sneering lips. "If sho did why she
might cease to be tho heiress of tlie sea
son." Ho had dealt his little blow in a soft
undertone, but it tells. It is all so truol
Her uncle, Timothy Boyle, her aunt,
Mrs. Brand, the two whoso wills make
her an heiress, could ns easily unmake
her, were she to go contrary to their
wishes. And they have decreed that she
is to marry Granit Boyle, tho son of their
dearly loved dead brother, tho first hus
band of Lady Valworth. A whim on
their parts. A serious matter with the
girl now standing palo with passionato
anger with head down bent and n heart
that madly fights with cold reason for a
vlctorj-. To givo up this man and a fu
ture that will land her on the world's
stngo as one of tho richest commoners in
England, or to resign tills man nnd
cleave to that other, who can givo her
only a very modest income nnd a heart
all gold. "To be, or not to be)" This
struggle is sharp, bitter, but short lived.
Sho has been too well trained to willingly
barter all for love. Cold reason wins the
day, und tho heart, sobbing, rebellious,
fades Into tho background.
"As to the devoted lover part," she
says at last, with a smilo as careless as
his own, "I will let you off all that sort
of thing. We shall fulfill our destiny,
you and I we shall marrj-, and by such
means gain money, and wo shall die in
all probability In tho odor of sanctity
but of love. I thnnle run. wn wilt eg.
"An excellent arrangement. They
BnV t1inn ll-hn W. ncnnonl r,n., lnnn.
.- .. -u.u Oil IVIUb
about It. Shall wo pose, then, ns friends)"
"TllQ least nf nil " rnhi-n. c... ...us.
..., -v-.u.., d.ii;, ..fill
an angry flash from her large eyes.
..mm iieiiiier iriena norioverf"
"I have said so."
"Xor friend, nor lnvpf .t.f l....
bandl" langhs he. "A very uniquo Ht-
uu uiiuii- unugetner.
"MISS (.rev. nt lnof T -nf.. tn
rff -- - a ."".J ie.ulU IU
you," says a low voice at her elbow.
With a convulsive start sho turns, and.
as if lnvnlmitfirllr l.nl.lo r,t i,. i !
to Massareene. There is something In
mo luuu, irniu, ugiy lace tnat now at this
instant when her soul is tilled with hor
ror Of him WllOTll Rim ling nrnn.laf.fi ...
marry appeals to her strongly.
"Yes. yes nt last!" she murmurs,
brokenly, and moves away with him
Without SO 1111ie.il n n nuptlm. nl,,,,..
n , . T , , " 1 '"O Bwin,o nb
It la mirlnloht. Tivoim s.f.... s
been chimed by some great clock a mile
away, the strokes falling solemnly on the
Still air Of Ihft Riimma. r.lr.1.1
... . Ammo
has ceased, nnd only the sound of an oc
casional carriago may be heard, tlie red
lights from its lamps flaming upwurd
nnd snmetf men nncllnr. B v.. i.i ni..i
upon the bed where Milllcent lies sleep
The girl had appeared a little tired, a
littlo ennuyee for the last day or two, and
Mrs, Brand had decided upon her refus
ing any Invitation for this ono night at
least. She should go to bed oarly, so
would Mrs. Urnnil tbn -l,l,. i,,.tL,.,
" MU.O llWUDCllUm,
indeed, should retire at an abnormally
early hour, and Granit, who was ac
quainted witli all theso circumstances
und urranL'ementa. wna fm-iirifif,n . u
after six o'clock.
Boom boom boom goes the big
clock somewhere. Milllcent, as though
d sturbed bv It. turn. n.,o0u,.i.. i.- ... ,
. ... -.vua.j ii, ui;! OCU,
and, us growing consciousness gains on
i ib" uei-iiiy. Aiasi there aro many
reasons Whv shn. thn nntt.,.! .I..!
- - - l .-vi. HBifiituiHu oi.
tho year, should sigh profoundly. Her
linilv tntlfinfl I- .nll f.i.i- ..
.ui, .a vn vims seems rather a
grievance than otherwise), but her heart
IS Sick nnil enm wlll.1. 1. ni.i
....... nci, me
horror of having to marry Granit whllo
auixiiuu is nu concentrated on
anotherl And yet, to lose her luhcrit
ancel To a girl trained as sho has been
as hundreds of others aro trained
such a consideration is paramount. To
bo cast from her throne, to be discarded
bv her world, tn nlnlr ftwn .t
supremacy to n sure mediocrity I lu that
If only the matter could bo altered,
and nrrnnoeil fnr lin,. nn ,t '
to her own llkingl She had thought of
appealing to her auut had even hinted
to her that Boylo was uot altogether so
dear to her iui hn ubnnifi i,A n... w
Brand had pooh-poohed all such hints as
renin iiicro girusu. joiiy, and had told her
thut 111 tlmn Hbn wmtl.l On. I 1 ...
... .. ,. uu, i4,lu HIT cuutun
was far above the nvcragoof the young
mm ono inci, una iuaj i,y jmtl K00(l
reason tn IipIIava n flf....n. .in. . .
. - - - - v Huvimui inn,-, iniii nail
onco belonrred tn n lirnnnl, nt hf.i-
Hy, would bo revived in his favor.
iiuivquienne night hasgrownl Even
In tho heart of this surging London, it
seems as thniiiTh n iim. nt ..... . '
T. 7, q.- m.w v. .coi, tuu jcjirn;
the stir, the roU of tho odd carriage or
-" vuufAuvcai vuv cAirciU9 iieaiinau
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UOLUMLUA UKMOOHAT, VOL L, NO 48
of thecnlm. Milllcent turns wearily upon
her pillow, and tries with passionato
anxiety tj forget her woes In sleep. In
vain sho courts tho wished for slumber;
in vain Bho seeks to kill her cruel
thoughts. Still they remain with her,
growing ever moro persistent as wake
fulness grows upou her. Impatient, and
nngry with herself, nnd finding tho night
insufferably wnrm, she half pushes tho
bedclothes from her, with tho Intention
of rising nnd Hinging wide her window,
when it slight noise in the adjoining room
arrests her attention.
Is it a footstep) or one of those strnngo
sounds that break tho stillness ot tho
night) ghostly Bounds that wo nil know,
coming from nowhere, apparently, yet
loud enough to make tho pulses bent and
suggest n covering of tho head with the
Milllcent, wide awake now, but uncer
tain, listens intently. Sho has indeed
drawn hack her foot Into tho shelter of
tho bed, but otherwlso has shown no
foar. Is it a step) It has stonned now.
After nil, It might havo been auntie
comlua for her cologno water, or ono of
tho maldi for the neuralgia cure that lies
on tuo manteipieco in her boudoir. In
spite of these consolatory reflections,
however, film rmmnf rnnnnnl frnni l,ah
self that sho is growing frightened, nnd
is regretting with ever increasing earn
estness tho fact that sho is Bleeping
alone, In n corridor cut off from tho -rest
nt .1. 1
ui inu nuuse.
Pshawl after nil, it wns nothing r
SlllV Scare. Kllpnpn nnpn mnrn rntfiiu an
prcmc. Xot even tho indomltnbln'inntisn
is to be heard. Xo scratchlng3, no
BqueaKS anywhere. Xot even a
Good heavens! whnt wns that) That
horrlblo stealing sound in tho room bo
yond. It is coming nearer and nearer I
Of that some horrible inner senso ns
surcs her, though now sho enn hear noth
IntT. Oh. how tlm mtnntna flrnrl Tl.n
knowledge thnt even if sho screamed
uuiu ma leiiv ner bho could not ho heard
by any ono member of tho household
adds ten thousand terrors to her already
All, there! There it Is again that
stealthy footstep; moro distinct now
moro real. All in ono moment every
shuddering recollection of peoplo mur
dered, every ghastly detail that sho has
ever rend or heard, recurs to her, nnd
uiitwea mo oiuou ireezo witnin ner veins.
Boon, perhaps, that blood will bo frozen
Ami nnW n mnrtilnnlnf .nni.nl nn.nM tn
.. .....uub....,n n.i.if u.ui. iu
her. Tho belli why had sho not thought
of that sooner) To cross tho room, to
pull violently at it even if her effort
failed to bring ono of tho servants (a
iiiosi, iiKciy ining, as an the servants
sleep at the very top of the house) at
lca?t sho might have alarmed this mid
night assassin, and sent him flying from
tho sceno of his unlawful labors. But
nOWl Is It tnn lntn vnt
Almost paralyzed by fear a3 sho is, sho
noes uuuiiuusiy upon ner oidow, and is
lliof nlin,il . .. H..1.. - . , . , 1 .
junw uwuui, iu uiiiau u rugn lor me ueji,
The door beyond opens slowlj', and a
figure that looms largo and terrlblo in
.nu iikiii, oi inu uira tamp it carries ap
np.irft nnnn tlin tlit-nennlfl
Milllcent, benumbed, fascinated, star
ing wiin wiuo eyes, Bees a man dressed in
tho Common rnnr.n fnutlnn suit nf nn n.-
tlsnn. Thn fnnn la liMd an nvnr If n smnol-
of black satin is drawn carefully. This
Kivcn ii mat loucn oi terror to a presenco
already big with fearful mystery in tho
eyes of tho poor girl gazing at It, in a
nifi-iiLfuiinii iiiiKuiiu, jroni over tno mned
and dainty linen sheeting.
It lS nn iniriOSSillln thtnr. tn anltn n nit
wlso writers to tho contrary, to account
iui minimi meuug io arrango lor what
it will cause the owner of it to do or say
on certain occasions and under certain
Milllcent, a moment ago more dead
than alive, when her fear was hidden
from her, now that it appears before her
in flesh and blood and nn nbomlnably
bad suit of clothes, feels her soul rise
within her, her courago grow apace, and
lifting her eyes though still tn a very
agony of doubt and horror sho stares at
the intruder with some small semblance
Tlio intruder, however, being no doubt
a man of base mind, to whom lofty senti
ments are unknown, returns her would-bo
haughty glance through his mask with
an air calm as a summer eve.
"Get upl" ho says neither moro nor
less, but just this concisely.
It is n demand that Miss Grey in her
newborn fit of courago sees fit to scorn.
"I shall not I" she says from her strong
hold behind the bedclothes.
However ignominiously she behaves
afterward, it must now be said of her
that 6he is filled with a high courago.
"Won't you)" says tho man in fust
ian. His tono is remarkably high and
squeaky; not as Miss Grey remarks, even
nt this awful moment Hko tho voice of
any human thing she has ever heard.
"I give you just three minutes to get
into j-our clothes: no more. Look sharp,
and never mind your hair. That is a
woman's first thought, Isn't it) But it
must go for once."
Ho laughs in so suppressed a fashion
that she hardly knows what tho laughter
Is like; but that It is wild and reckless,
and decidedly mirthful, is apparent to
her. It did not declare itself to her then,
but afterward it occurred to her that his
wholo air was hardly in accord with the
"I shall not stir," sho says valorously.
"Then I regret to Bay that I must assist
you," returns he, advancing toward her
This settles It, of course. Her high born
courage fades, evaporates. Her spirit
dies within her. With both hands she
clings to tho bedclothes.
"Xo, no!" she gasps. "I will get up
"Go) That, of course," says the mau
as argeeablo as ho can in his squeaky
ton. "I shall go to tlio next room, for
precisely five minutes by my no, by
the wny-your watch. Don't, let me ad
vlso you, let it be longer."
Ho strides towurd tho door by which
he has entered, and then suddenly stops
short. So docs her heart. Onco again
Bho had dwelled upon tho hope of what
a ringing of tho bell mlglit bring forth;
but, as If tho mysterious being had read
her inmost soul, Ito now turns to her.
"By the byo," he says, "to ring your
bell may suggest itself to you. You
might ring a thousand bells lu this house,
I verily believo, without result; but still
I decllno to tako the chance. After all,
I think I shall stay here, in tills remote
corner, while you put on your dressing
The words break from Milllcent des
peratelj'. "Xo) You would prefer not) But"
"I swear to you I will not ring the
bell," declares she wildly. "I don't know
why you wish mo to rise; but yet I givo
you my word I will not touch the bell
if you will only go into that neifroom
and givo me tho five minutes you have
"A woman's oath is not worth a half
penny, to say nothing of her word," says
the stranger pleasantly. "But still, I
will grant your request with just this last
word. If you play me false, if you seek
to summon aid iu nuywnj-, I shall"
drawing a revolver from his pocket and
handling it tenderly "blow your brains
The words fnll from him in n wnisper
de Icntely so mildly, Indeed, that no
suspicion of violence should rest with
J ii" ? Slminti as tho door closes
behind him, shudders vehemently, und
her teeth chatter as though elm has been
stricken with a sudden chill.
With trembling hasto sho sprlugs from
her bed, hurries on her clothes, and hav
ing covered herself finally with a soft
warm dressing gown, stands shivering
with expectation upon tho carpet. She
must havo got through her task with far
greater speed than she had imagined In
three minutes, Instead of the allotted
Bve, iw a good while elapses from the
time sho had flulshod her hurried dress.
Ing to tho dreaded moment when again
her foo appears beforo Iter.
"You are a paragon," ho sayg. "Per
mit me to congratulate you. I said Ave
minutes I gave yon sevent tt upoeurs
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K.iAuptT.ftii. nnrnhln nu&rlerlr Tran.
lent advertisements must bo paid tor before n
scried except w hero parties uu '
Legal advertisements two dollars . pel ' Inch la
i,..,.,tt.n. .mi at. nmt rate for additions.
Insertions wltnout ixlercnco to length,
r.jecutor'a. Administrator's, and Auditors no
Transient or Local notices, ten cents a line, If t
ular advertisements half rates.
Cards In tlio "Iiuslneas Directory" column, tne
dollar a year for each line.
tnree would have been sufficient. Bus
now to business. Where aro those sap
phlro nnd diamond ornaments thnt havo
inado you tha envy of all beholders this
season, and ndded n faint luster to the
brilliancy of your charms)"
Yes certainly his mnnncrs nro not la
keeping with his clothes!
".My Bnpphlrcsl" gasps she feebly.
"And diamonds) Dp not detract from
their value. Cornel" sharply "let us
have no nonsense. I know you keep them
in this room or tho one bej-ond; but
where) I nsstiro you I beg youtobcllove
that I would not for worlds hnvo roused
you from your happy dreams had not
my failure to discover the Jewels com
pelled mo to apply to you for ossistanco."
"My undo always keeps them," begins
tho girl, telling her lio without a regret
in tho fond but vain hopo that It may
snve her sapphires. All nt onco the
suavo manner of the man disappears, and
nn angry oath escapes him.
"Look here, girl," he says roughly,
though his voico Is fine nnd Bqucaky as
ever, "no trlfllngl I know theso stones
to bo in your keeping, and I shall have
them to-night or"
Ho pauses, draws the revolver again
from his pocket, and Blgnlflcnntly clicks
It. "Where nro tho sopphircs)"
"Over here," says Milllcent, now fairly
cowed. Sho moves mochnnlcally toward
tho wall opposite, and raising her hand,
touches a spring that Is evidently con
nected with Bomo Becrct press In the
wall n ptcbs concealed by tho papering.
A Bmall door flies open, and not hav
ing the courago to actually givo him her
treasures (jewels aro nhvays dear to a
woman, be she good or bnd), sho points
faintly to the disclosed cupboard.
Tho man In fustlon lifts his lantern,
peers curiously into tho recess, and with
a low cry of triumph seizes upon tho
different eases that Uo sldo by sido upon
tho wooden shelf. Cool, even in the mo
ment of victor)-, ho opens tho cases de
liberately ono by one, to make snro of the
contents. Yes, they nil Uo thero tho
beautiful glittering things, for which a
girl is crying, nnd for which a man is
bartering his soul!
Lifting his head, after a sharp but hur
ried examination of tho Btones that ap
parently satisfies him, ho sees that Milll
cent too, is gnzing earnestly nt the
pretty baubles onco hers, so soon to be p
hers no longer; nnd that as she gazes, her I
soft ej-s are full of tears.
"Seems cruel, eh)" ho says. "Well,
that you may say iu tho future I wasnot
ungenerous, I will leave you this out of
your treasures for which you aro so ready
to shed your tears. I wonder if they nre
dearer to you than" ne pauses ab
ruptly, as one might who hns been about
to sny something better left unsaid.
"Than your lover." Ho winds up with
that low, suppresesd laugh again, that
certainly does not belong to him, nnd
thrusts into her unwilling hands n small
but exquWto locket, heart shaped, glit
tering with sapphires and diamonds.
"Think it is a gift from the man you
will marry," he says lightly, in that dis
agreeable voice of his. "And now, fol
low mo or rather, go beforo me to the
It is the door leading to tho corridor
without to which he points. Milllcent,
still ns ono In a dream, obeys him and
goes toward It. He opens it carefully,
and backing outward on to tho corridor,
always with his eyes on her, comes there
to a standstill.
" I bid good night, madame," he says
mockingly. And then (sho can remem
ber little about it nftcrward, bo swift it
was) something wns flung over her face,
and piesesd there; thero was n moment's
Btruggle a moment that to her was an
cternltj- and then a strange dullness;
tho sound of a door hastily closed: the
echoing of departing footsteps; a senso
of suffocation, and nfteiward a ceasing
from all knowledge, and o deadly blank.
TO 11R CONTINUED IN 01R NEXT.
The European War Cloud.
Denials .mil contr.'irllntimni lini-n
rained thick in Kurnnn sinnn tlm Tnn.
don J)ailij tfexos published eight lines,
pnoiciinn war oetweon Fiance and
Germany. They havo convinced no
ono. Out of all tho assertions, certain
faotn appear clear. Get man v is mnt.
intr nil tlio
j c i -wr " """'j -v
deal trance a eiulileu blow, tho French
military authorities are hard at work
i a ..-.w, utfiiiiis m i a
and London, infliders believing that the
declaration ot war will take sliapo in a
Hidden iimilliiii' dinnnnii lur Rurmnnn
for tlm disnrmanx nt of France. To
una a demand, war will bo tho onlv
For all the clamor of nnnimilintinn
thee distinct di finite impressions are
a vast advanco in the expectance of
imminent war over the vague appre
hensions of a month or six weeks ago.
u Btiu remains as truo as over that ihe
issues of peaco and war are so com
pletely in the hands of two nr tlirp
old men at Berlin that no one elso can
nay whether tho Spiing of 1887 will
tee the ureatist war or onlv thn nrnnt.
est Bcaro of modern history ; but it is
;uso truo mat tne impressions radiat
ing from tho Kai-er, bis groat General
nnd his greater Alimnter steadily con
verso tO A. inl Wnr. Wnr mnv nn.
come -it is hard to believe that it will;
but it is plain that the Emperor, Iiis-
luiuuK nun von iuoiiKe preier to havo
thu world believe that war is certain.
Of this fact thern is now nn ruagnn.
llllo lloilbt that it alnnn nrunllv in.
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creases tho nroeuect of hntilitina Thin
impression, it is true, may, by leading
io a tjiitiuen serious cnange iu f rench
politics, avert war. and it mnv bo apt.
in motion for this purpose." It lias
oeen ior some tune plain that General
liolllaill.'lT vVUS lll.lvimr nnnn llin nnt
i i". V ---" -I " "i-
lonal desire for revenge , until ho was
likely to bring himself to the danger
ous lioillt whern wnr unnlil lin n mm.
ity to maintain bis personal prt dom
inance, iiiero nro aireauy siuiis that
soberer men in French nffairs nro unit
ing to curb bis pretensions and ovcr
llirow the Ministrv nf whinli lw w tn.
day the only consnictious member. Tho
..l..,n.,n . 1 .
OI I'llBUUI. pe.lL'U WOUIU UO
yreatly iiicreastd by such an event,
and it would nrobablv be neentitod liv
all Europe as iiroviin that Frnnnn hml
fought her laid great war for many
ears to come.
liut tho sombre belief wlilnli nn.
-i. 7 . . "f
lirerscs iMlronn is thn nnnvintinn thnt
tho aged men who rule Germany in-
leim to cniMi rrnnco ueloro they die :
and If tilt' V do. nn nniiilnnina tint
mntlvo will turn this iron banded tri
umvirate aside from tbo path of war.
A vntinrv n'Am.n nv,lm.n.1 t.. n
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millinery establishment had a painful
fall n few days ago. Sho was stand
ng on tlio top of a step-ladder putting
the finishing touches on a litest stylo
femininn Vint lelum aim climin.1 a.if1
............. ...... ....v.. unu Rflfrvv v. II 1.1
fell to Iho iloor, a distance of iwolvo
Johnson "Do vou know jouncr
Jones t ' O'Kelly "Yis, nor i I know
'inn, Johnson "L'an a pcrt-on bo.
lievo what bo sajst" l'at "Faith.
an" it's jisl tbiii ways When ho tollH
o the truth, yo can belavo ivory word
ho says i but when ho lies to V7, y'o
bolther havo no confidence in Mm nt