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tovlng relatives swell Its cry '
"You incntrthtttyourBh-sorcnj l hunted
down," ho said, bluntly.
"II I mean nothing except '.hat the persist
ent suitor on tho xit often das n licllcr chanco
than tho lover nt a dbjicc, however dear ho
Then Mr. Tloi. If 1 took his lenvo. Florenco
watched him wnlklng down the garden patlu
"I nm glad Jeremy shook you soundly,"sho
said, aloud. "Poor Evn I"
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BLOOMSBURG, PA., FRIDAY, JULY 15,
THE WITCH'S HEAD.
By n. IUTjEII HAQOAItD.
T.va uovcr answered Krnest's letter. Onoo
slio liegatt nn answer, but Mhought her of
Horettco's sago ndvleo, and clmngeil her
mind. "Ho will wi Ito ngnln," tlio said to her
self. Bho did not know Krnest; ids was not
n nature to liumblo lilmself lforo a woman.
GuM slio lmvo seen lr lover hanging nlwut
tho steps of the Ataritztiurj; postollleo when
tho Kngllli mall was Liliig delivered. In onler
togolim-k to tho window when tlio icoplo
hnd dliixTsoil, nnil esk tlio tlreil clerk If tin
was "sure" that thero were no more letters
for Ernest lleyton, mul get severely snubbed
for bli pnlii, lierlinjis lier heart would Lao
relented. Ami yet It was n iwrfornmnco
which poor Einest went through onco n week
out llieio in Natal.
One mail tiny Mr. Alston went with lilm.
"Well, Ernest, Iia9 it codiel" lie nsked, fts
ho camo down tho steps, a letter from Doro
thy in his hand.
"No, Alston, and nover will. Bho has
thrown 1110 over."
Jlr. Alston took his ami, and walkort nwny
with hint across the market square.
"Look here, my lad," he said; "tho woman
who deserts n man in trouble, or m soon ns
his hack In turned, h worthless. It is n shnip
lesson to leant, hut, as most men have cau&u
to know, tho world is full of sharp lessons and
worthless women. You know that she got
your letter 1"
"Yes, sho told my friend so."
"Then I tell you that your Eva, or what
ever her name is, is more worthless than most
of them. Bho has been tried and found
'wanting. Look," bo wont on, pointing to a
fhapely JCnfTer girl passing with a Jiot of na
tive ticor on her head, "you had Iwttcr tako
that Intombt to wife than such a woman ns
this Eva. Bhe at any rnto would stand by
you in trouble, and if you fell would stop to
be killed over your dead body. Come, bo a
man, and have done with her."
"Ayo, by Heaven, I wlUl" nnswered
"That's right; and now, look hero, tho
wagons will bo at Lydonburg in a week. Let
us tnLe tlio post cart to-morrow and go up.
Then we can havo a mouth's widerbeesto and
koodo shooting until It is safo to go into tho
fever country. Once you get among tho big
game, you won't think any more about that
woman. Women are all very well in their
way, hut if it comes to choosing lietween
them and big gnmo shooting, give 1110 tho big
JERKHV'S IOKA OV A SHAKING.
Two months or so after Ernest's flight thero
came n letter from him to Mr. Cardus in
answer to the one sunt by his uncle. Ho
thanked his uncle warmly for his kindness,
and more esiiecinMy for not joining in tho buo
and cry against him. As regards money, ho
hotied to bo able to mnko a living for himself,
but if ho w anted any bo would draw. Tho
letter, which was short, ended thus:
"Thank Doll and Jeremy for their letters. I
would answer them, but 1 am too down on
my luck to writo much; writing stirs up so
many painful memorios, and snakes mo think
of nil tho dear folks at home nioro than Is
good for 1110. Tho fnet Is, my dear uncle,
w hat lietween one thing and another I never
was so miserable in my life, and as for loneli
ness I never know what it meant before. Some
times I wish that my cousin hnd hit 1110
instead of my hitting him, and that I was
dead and buried, clean out of tlio way.
Alston, who was my second in that unhappy
nfl'air, and with w hom I am going up country
shooting, has lieen most kind to me, and has
introduced 1110 to a good many people here.
They are very hospitable ; every body is hos
pitable in a colony; but somehow a hundred
now faces cannot innko up for one old ono,
and I should think old Atterlcigu a cheerful
companion IkUo the best of them. What Is
more, I feel myself nn imiiostor Intruding
myself 011 them under nn assumed nnmo.
Good by, my dear undo. It would be diUlcult
for mo to explain how grateful I am for your
goodness to 1110. Love to dear Doll and
Jeremy. Ever your alToctionato nephew,
All tho party at Dum's Ness wero much
touched by tills letter, more especially Doro
thy, who could not liear to think of Ernest all
alono out there in that strange, far off land.
Her tender little heart grow all allvo with
lovo and sorrow as sho lay awako at night
nnd thought of him traveling over the great
African plains, Bho got all tho hooks that
were to Ik) had about Hotitli Africa nnd read
them, so that sho might bo tlw better nblo to
follow his Ufa In her thoughts. One day
w hen Florence camo to see her sho road her
part of Ernest's letter, and when (.ho had fin
ished was astonished to see a tear in her visi
tor's keen eyes. Bhe liked Florenco tlio bet
ter for thut tear. Could sho have seen the con
flict that was raging iu the (lerco heart of tho
woman lieforo her sho would havo started
from her ns though sho Lad lieen a poisonous
snake. Tho letter touchal Florence touched
her to tb.9.quick. The tale of Ernest's loneli
ness almost overcuins her resolution, for sho
alone know why he wus so utterly lonely and
what it was that crushed him. Hnd Ernest
alouo been concerned it Is probable tbnt sho
would then and there havo thrown up her
crue) gamo, but he was not alono concerned.
Thero was her sister, wlio hud robbed her of
her lover her sister, whoso loveliness was n
standing affront to her as her sweetness was
u standing reproach. Sho was sorry for
Ernest, and would havo been glad to mako
him happier, hut us that could only lio done
by foregoing her rpyengo upon her sister,
truest must continue tu suiter, And after
all why should ho not suffer) sho argued.
Did not sho suffer!
When Florence got homo sho told Eva
nliout tho letter from her lover, buCsho said
nothing of his evident distress. Ho was rank
ing friends, he exiected great pleasure from
his shooting altogether ho was getting on
Eva listened, hardened her heart and went
out district visiting with Jlr. Plowden.
Time went on, and no letters camo from
Ernest. Ono month, two months, six months
passed, and there was no intelligence of him.
Dorothy grow very anxious, and so did Mr.
(Jardus, but they did not epenk of tho matter
much, except tg remark that the reason, no
doubt, was that ho was away on bis shooting
Jeremy also, In his tlow way, grew intensely
preoccupied with tho fact that they never
heard from Ernest now, and that his-llfe was
consequently a blank. Ho sat uku tho stoul
in his uncle's outer olllceand luado preteliso
to copy deeds and drafts, but In reality occu
pied his timo in assiduously polishing his
nails and thinking. As for the deeds and
drafts hogavo them to his grandfather to
"It kept tho old gentleman employed," lie
would explain to Dorothy, "and from indulg
ing 111 hail thoughts about the devil."
llutit was one night out duck shooting
that ids great inspiration came. It was a
hitter night, a night on which no sano crea
ture except Jeremy would ever have ilreumed
of going to shoot ducks or anything else.
The marshes wero partially frozen, and n
(toivoenst wind was blowing across tlienij
butllttcily legnrdlessof tho cold, thero sat
Jeremy under the leo of a diko hank, listen
ing for tho sound of tho duck's wings as they
passed to their feeding grounds, and occa
sionally getting a shot at them as they
crossed tho moon ahovo him. Thero were
uot many ducks, and the solitude and silence
wero iuducive to contemplation. Ernest did
not writo. Was he dead) Not probable, or
they would havo heard of it. Where w as he,
then) Impossible to sny, impossible to dis
cover. Was it Inqiossible? "Swish, swish,
Imngl" nnd down camo a mallard at his feet,
A quick shot, that I Yes, it was impossible;
they had no mentis of Inquiry here, The In
quiry, If any, must bo made thero, on the
other side of tho water, but who was to make
it) Ah, an idea struck him. Why should
uot he, Jeremy, make that Inquiry! Why
tliould he not go to nouth Africa and look
for Ernest) A (light of ducks passed over
head unheeded, What did he cam for ducks!
Ho had solved the problem which hail lieen
troubling lilm all these months. Ho would
go to south Africa and look for Ernest. II
Mr, Cindus would not glvo him the money,
he would work his way out, Anyhow ho
would go. He could bear tho suspense no
Jeremy roso in tho now found ttt cngtli of
his purpose, aud gathering up tho slain
there wero ouly three whispored to his re
triever, and made his way back to Dum'i
He found Mr, Cardus and Doroth"'
lire In tlio sitting room. Hard riding At.
lerlt lBh was thrro tno, In Ida plnco In tlio
Ingle-nook, n tilling whip In Ills Ink stained
hand, Willi which he was tapping his top
heel, Hii'V luinttl if Ic mlt tttl, txtpt
his grandfather, who did not henr hlo ?"
"What sport linvo you had Jcrcmmy.
nsked his sister, with a snd llttlo smile. Hef
faco hnd grown very sad of Into.
"Threo duck," ho answered, shortly, Jad.
vnnclnghls powerful form out of tho shad
ows Into tho firelight. "I enmo homo Just as
they were lieglnnlug to fly."
"You found it cold, I supiose," said Mr.
Cnrdus, nbsently. They had lieen talking of
Ernest, nnd ho was still thinking of him.
"No, I did not think of the cold. I enmo
homo liecnuso I hnd nn Idea."
lloth his hearers looked up surprised. Ideas
were not very common to Jeremy, or It tiioy
wero ho kept them to himself.
"Well, Jeremy)" said Dorothy, Inquiringly,
"Well, it is this. I ennimt 8taiiil.tlils ubout
Ernest any longer, and I nm going to look
for him. If you don't glvo mo tho money,"
ho went on, addressing Mr. C'nrdus almost
fiercely, "I will work my wny out. It is 110
credit to ine," ho added; "I lead a dog's life
while I don't know uhero lie Is."
Dorothy flushed a jialo pink wllh pleasure
Rising, sho went up to her great strong
brother, und standing on tlptoo managed to
kiss lilm on tho chin.
"That Is like you, Jeremy, dear," sho said,
Mr. Cardus looked up too, nnd after his
fashion let his eyes wander round Jeremy
before ho spoke.
"You shall hnvo as much money ns you
like, Jeremy," ho said presently, "and If you
bring Ernest bnck safe, I will lcavo you
20,000'' nnd lie struck bis hand down Umn
his knee, an evidence of excitement which it
was unusual for him to display.
"I don't want your '.'0,0001 want Er
nest," answered tho young man gruflly.
"No, I know you don't, my Ind; I know
you don't, liut find lilm and keep him safo,
you shall havo it. Money is not to lio sneezed
at, let mo tell you. I say keep him, for I for
got you cannot bring him back till this nc
cursed business has blown over. When will
"Ily tho next mnll, of course. They leave
overy Friday; I will not waste n day. To
day Is Saturday. I will sail next Friday."
"That Is right; you shall go nt once. I will
glvo you a check for W)0 to-morrow, and
mind, Jeremy, you are not to spare money.
If he has gone to tlio Zambesi, you must fol
low him. Nover think of tho money: I will
think of tkat."
Jeremy soon made his preparations. The
consisted chiefly of rifles. Ho was to 1
Dum's Ness early on tho Thursday. On
Wednesday afternoon it occurred to him u
ho might as well tell Eva Ceswlck that u
was going in search of Ernest, nnd ask If she
had an- message. Jeremy was tho only
person, or thought that ho was tho only per
son, In the secret of Ernest's affection for
Evn. Ernest had asked him to keep it secret,
and he had kept it as secret as tho dead,
never breathing a word ot it, oven to his
It was about 5 o'clock on a w indy Mnrch
afternoon when bo set out for the Coltago.
On tho edge of tho hamlet of Kcsterwlck,
some 300 yards from tho cliff, stood two or
threo littlo hovels, turning their linked faces
to the full fury of the sea blast. Ho was
drawing near to theso when ho came to a stllo
which gave passage over a soil wall that ran
to tho eilgo of tho cliff, marking tho limits of
tho village common. As ho approached tho
stilo tho wind brought him tlio sound of
voices a man's and a woman's engaged nji
parently in angry dispute on tho further side
of tbo wall. In'tcad of gottlng over the stile,
ho stepped to the right and looked over the
w nll and saw tho new clergyman, Mr. Plow
don, standing with his bnck toward him, nnd,
apparently very much against her will, hold
ing Eva Ceswlck by tho hand. Jtremy was
too far off to overhear his w ords, hut from his
voice It was clear that Plowden was talking
in nn excited, masterful tono. Just then Eva
turned her head a little, nnd ha did hear what
sho said, her voice licing so much clearer:
"No, Mr. I'lowden, nol Let go my hand.
Ah, why will you not tako nn answer)''
Just nt that moment she succeeded in
wrenching her imprisoned hand from bis
strong grasp, and, without waiting for any
mora worus, scion lowamivcsterwick almost
Jeremy was n mm ot slow mind, though
when onco his mind was made up It was of a
singularly determined nature. At llrst ho
did not quite tako iu the full signiflennco of
the scene, hut when bo did a great roil flush
fprend ovir his honest faco and tho big gray
o.us rpaikled dangerously. Presently Mr.
I'lowiku turned nnd saw him. Jeremy
noticed that the "sign of the cross" was re
markably visible on his forehead, and that
hi- Ineo vtoro an expression by no means
pleasant to behold anything but Christian,
"Hullo!" ho said to Jeremy; "whit are you
doing tin l'Ol"
llvfoie nusivir.ig Jeremy put his hand on
the top of tho ,od wall, and, vaulting over,
walked straih'' up to the clergyman.
" I w 11s waU nlng you," bo said, looking him
straight in the yi.
" llfclret' ' - ail bonornblo employment;
eavesdropping 1 think it is generally called."
Whatever had ;iosmh1 lietween Mr. Plow
den and Eva Ceswick, it had clearly uot im-pz-oved
tho fornur's temper.
"What do you mean)"
" I mean what 1 say."
" Well, Mr. I'lowden, I may ns well tell you
w hat I menu ; I nm not good nt talking, but I
know that I shall bo able to mako you under
stand. I saw you just now assaulting Miss
"It is a lie!"
"That is uot a gentleman-llko word, Mr.
Plowden; hut, as you aro not a gentleman, I
will overlook it." Jeremy, after tlio danger
ous fashion of tho Anglo-Saxon race, always
got wonderfully cool as a row thickened. "I
reiieat that I saw you holding her, notwith
standing her stliiggles to get away."
"And what is that to you, confound youi"
said Mr. Plowden, shaking with fury, and
raising a thick stick ho hold In his hand hi a
"Don't lose your temper, and you shall
hear. Miss Evn Ceswick is engaged to my
friend, Ernest Kershaw, or something very
like it, nnd as ho is not hero to look after his
ow 11 interests I must look after them for him."
"Ah, yes," answered Mr, Plowden, with a
ghastly smile, "I havo heard of that. Tho
murderer, you mean I"
"I recommend you, Mr. Plowden, In your
own interest, to lie 11 littlo more careful iu
"And supposing that theio lias been some
thing between your your friend)"
"Much better term, Mr. Plowdtn!"
"And Miss Eva Ceswlck, w hut, I should
like to know, is to prevent her having changed
Jeremy laughed aloud, it must bo admitted
lather Insolently, and in a way calculated to
irrltato people of meeker mind than Mr.
"To any one, Mr. Plowden, who has tho
privilege ot your acquaintance, and who nlso
knows Ernost Kershaw, your question would
seem nbsurd. You see, thero are some people
between whom thero can bo 110 comparison,
Jt Is not lwssiblo thut after caring for Ernest,
any woman could earo for you ;" and Jeremy
Mr. Plow den's thick llpn turned quito pale,
the vcluous cross uin his forehead throbbed
till Joremy thought that it would hurst, and
his eyes shono with tho concenti iitod light of
hate. His vanity was his weakest point. Ho
controlled himself with an effort, however,
though if thero had been any deadly weapon
at hand It might hnvo gone hard w ith Jeremy,
"Perhaps you w ill explain tho meaning of
your Intel ferenco und your insolence, and let
me go on."
"Oh, with pleasure," answered Jeremy,
with refreshing cheerfulness, "It is just this;
it I catch you ut any such tricks again, you
shall suffer for it. Ono can't thrash n clergy
man, and one can't light lilm, Iwcauso ha
won't fight; but look here, one can shake lilm,
for that leaves no marks, and If you go on
with tlieso games, so sure as my name is
Jeremy Jones, I will shako your teeth down
yourthroutl Good night!" and Jeremy
turnod to go,
It was not wise to turn one's liack upon an
infuriated animal, and at that moment Mr,
Plowden was nothing more. Even as ho
turned Jeremy remembered this, nnd gnvo
himself a slun to one side. It was fortuuato
for him Hint ho did so, for at that moment Mr,
Plowden's heavy blaclthoru stick, directed
downward with nil tho strength of Mr Plow,
den's ; wciful arm, iasscd within a few
inches of his head, out of which, had ho not
turned, It would havo probably knocked tho J
nrnms, as it was, It struck tho giound witn
such force tbnt the Jar sent It Hying out of
Ita owner's baud,
"Ah, you would!" was Jeremy's reflection
ns ho sprung at his assailant.
Now, Mr. Plowden was a very pow orf ul
man, hut ho was no match for Jeremy, who
In after days caino to be known as tho strong
est man In tlio east of England, and so ho
was destined to find out. Onco Jeremy got a
grip of him, for his respect for tho church
prevented him from trying to knock him
down, ho seemed to crumple up like a piece of
pnicr tu his iron grasp. Jeremy could easily
have thrown him, but lie would not, ho had
his own ends In view, So ho just held him
tight enough to prevent his doing him
(Jeremy) any Rciious Injury, nnd ltt him
struggle frantically till ho thought ho was
sufllelontly exhausted for his purpose. Then
ho suddenly gnvo lilm n violent twist, got lio
hind lilm and set to work with a will to fulfill
hlspromlso of n shaking. Oh, what a shako
that was! First of all he shook him bnck
ward and forwnrd for Ernest's sake, then ho
alternated the motion and shook lilm from
sldo to sldo for Ills own sake, nnd finally ho
shook hint overy possible way for tho sako of
It was n wonderful sight to see tho great
burly clergyman, his hat off, his white tlo
undone nnd his coat tails waving llko stream
ers, bounding und gamboling on the breezy
cliffs, his head, legs nnd arms jerking In overy
IKissiblo direction, llko thoso of a galvanized
frog, whllo liehlnd him, hLs legs slightly apart
to get a lietter grip of tho ground, and Ids
teeth firmly clinched, Joremy shook away
with the fixity of f ato.
At last, getting exhausted, ho stopped, and
holding Mr. Plowden still, gnve him a drop
kick only one. Hut Jeremy's leg was very
strong, nnd ho nlwaj-s wore thick hoot, and
tho result was startling. Mr. I'lowden roso
some inches off tlio ground nnd went 011 his
faco Into a furze bush.
"Ho will hardly liko to show that honorable
wound," reflected Jeremy, as ho wiped tho
perspiration from his brow with overy sign
Then ho went and picked his fallen cilemy
out of tho Imsli, whero he hail nearly fainted,
smoothed his clothes, tied tho hito tlo as
neatly as ho could and put the wide hnt on
tho disheveled hair. Then ho sat him down
on the ground to recover himself.
"Good night, Mr. I'lowden, good night.
Next tlmo you wish to hit a man with a big
stick, do not wait till his back is turned. Ah,
I dare - vnur bead aches. I should ndvho
you no and havo a nlco sleep."
y departed 011 his way, filled
1 cached tho Cottago ho found
1 a state of confusion. Miss Ccs-
1 appeared, lieen suddenly taken
very neimusly 111; Indeed, it was feared that
sho hud got n stroko of apoplexy. Ho
managed, however to send up n message to
Evn to say that ho wished to speak to her for
a minute. Presently she enmo down, crying.
"Oh, my lwor nunt is so dreadfully ill," sho
said. "Wo think that sho is dying.
Jeremy offered somo awkward condolences,
nnd Indeed was much distressed. Ho liked
old Miss Ceswick.
"I nm going to south Afsica to-morrow,
Miss Eva," ho said.
Sho started violently, and blushed up to
her lialr. ,
"Going to soutli Africnl What for!
"I am gcing to look for Ernest. We aro
afraid thut something has happened to
"Oil, don't say that!" sho said. "Perhaps
lio has amusements w Inch prevent his writ
ing." "I may as well tell you that I saw some
thing ot what passed between you and Mr.
Again Evn blushed.
"Mr. Plowden was very rude," she said.
"So I thought; but I think that lie is sorry
for it now."
"What do you mean!"
"I mean that I nearly shook his ugly bead
off for him."
"Oli, bow could you!" Eva asked, severely;
but thero was 110 severity on her face.
Just then Florence's voice was beuid calling
"I must go," said Eva.
"Havo you any message for Ernest if I find
"I know nil about it," said Jeremy, con
siderately turning his head.
"Oh, no, I hnvo no message that Is oh,
tell him that I lovo him dearly!" und sho
turned find fled up stairs.
VLOnEXCE ON MARRIAGE.
Miss Ceswick s scizuro turned out to bo
even worse than was anticipated. Onco sho
appeared to regain consciousness, and began
to mutter something, then sho sunk back Into
a torpor, out of which sho never woke again.
It w as fortuuato that her condition was not
such as to require tlio 6en ices of the clergy
man, for Mr. Plowden wns for somo days
after tho o cuts described in tho last chapter
not in a condition to givo them. Whether it
was tlio shaking, or tho well planted kick, or
tho sllbck to his system, it is impossible to
say, hut ho was in tho upshot constrained to
keep Ids bed for several days. Indeed, tho
first service that ho took was on tho occasion
of the opening of tho ancient Ceswick vnult to
receivo the reul.lins of the recently deceased
lady. Tho only territorial )osessloii which
remained to tho Ceswlcks was tlislr vault.
Indeed, as Florence afterward remarked to
her sister, thero was a certain Irony iu tin?
reflection that of ull their wide ncres thera
remained only the few square feet of soil
which for centuries hail covered tho bones ot
When their aunt was dead und hurled tho
two girls went bnck to tho Cottago, arid wero
very desolate. They had both of them loved
tho old ludy in their separate ways, more es
pecially Florenco, both because she possessed
the deeper nature of the two and because she
had lived tho longest with her.
Hut tho grief of youth at .the departure of
age is not inconsolable, amtjSfter n month or
so they conquered the worst of thoir sorrow.
Then It wus that tho question what they wero
todocaiuo prominently to tho foro. Such
littlo property ns their aunt had possessed
was equally divided between them, nnd the
Cottage left to th"ir joint uso. This gave
them enough to livo on In their quiet way,
but it undoubtedly left them iu a very lonely
and unprotected position. Such ns it was,
however, they, or rather Florence, for she
managed ull tholiusiues.s, decided to liuikotho
best of It, At kestcrwiek thov were, nt nnv
rate, known, und It was, they Mt, better to
stay thero than to llo,at away and U-cotne
waifs and strays on tlio great sou of English
nie. no ttiey settled to sUy.
Florenco hnd, moreover, Kt own reasons
for staying, Bho hnd como to tho cmiHu.lon
that it would lw desirable that her sister Evn
should many -Mr. Plowden, Not that sho
liked Mr. Plowden her lady's instincts roso
up in rcliclllou against tho man but if Eva
did not umrry him, it wus probable that she
noma in 1110 mug 1 tin marry truest, and Er
nest, Floivnco swore, sho should not marry.
in prevent meh a luuniugu was the main
purpose of her life. Her jealousy nnd hatred
other sister had become n part of heistif;
the gratification of her revenge was the evil
6tar by w hleli she shaiKsl hercoursn, It may
seem a teriible thing that so young n woman
could give tho best energies of her life to
such n purpose, but it was 110:10 tho less the
Hers was a wild, strange nature, n nature
capable of violent lovo and violent hate; tho
same ieiidulum could swing with equal caso
to eacli extt cine, Eva had robliod her of her
lover; she would rob Evn, and put the ptizo
out uf her reach, too. Little she recked of
tlio wickedness of her design, for whero In tho
long record of human crime is there n wick
eilness to fcuriwu tbo deliberate separation,
for no good ruasou, of two peoplu who lovo
oath other with all their henrUI Surely
theio is none, Sho knew this, but she did
not hosltnto on that account Sho was not
hyiociltlcal. Bho made no excuse to her
self. She know well that on every ground It
was nest that r.va should morrv Ernest, and
pursue her natural destiny, happy iu his lovo
nud iu her own. Hut sho would have 110110 of
It. If 01110 they should meet again tho gamo
would im out of her bands, fur tho weukest
wnm.111 glows strong of purpvo when sholias
hi r 1' m 1 V nrm to lean mi. Florence realised
iniN ui it iteieimlnisltli.it thiy should never
h tries on each othir until an Impassable
harrier In the shano of Mr. Plowden bad been
luUsI lietween the two, Having thus Anally
determined on tho sacrifice, she set about
w nulling iuo kniio.
Ono day. a month or so niter Miss Ceswlck
THE COLUMBIAN, VOL. XXI.N0 28
COLUMDIA DEMOCRAT, VOL.LI, NO IT
was burled, Mr. l'loSvden called at the Cot
tago on sonfu of tho endless details of which
district visiting was tlio parent Ho had
hardly seen Eva since that nover to bo for
gotten day, lvlien ho liad learned what
Jeremy's Ideas of shaking were, for tho very
good reason that sho had carefully kept out
of his wny.
Bo it camo to pass. that when, looking out of
tlio window on the afternoon in question, sho
saw tlio crown of n clcuVnl hnt coming along
the road, J.va promptly gathered up her
work and commenced a hasty retreat to her
"Whero nro you going to, Eva!" asked bcr
"Upstairs hero ho comes."
"Hoi who is 'ho!'"
"Mr. Plowden, of course."
"And why should you run nwav because
Mr. Plowden Ls coining!"
"I do not llko Jlr. I'lowden."
"Uenlly, Evn, you oro too had. You know
what a friendless tiositlou we are In just now.
and you go and get up a dislike to one of the
few men wo know, it Is very selfish of you
nnd most unreasonable."
At that moment tho front door licll rang.
and Evn fled.
Mr. I'lowden on entering looked round tho
room with n soman hnt dlsapiioiuted air.
"If you aro looking for my sister," said
Florence, "sho ls not very well."
"Indeed, I nm afraid that her health ls not
go il; sho Is so often indl"iicod."
l loreiico smiled, ami thoy dropiiod Into the
district visiting. Presently, howover, Flor
enco dropped out again.
"Ily the way, Mr. Plowden, I want to tell
you of something I heard tho other day, and
which concerns you. Indeed, I thiuk that it
Is only right that I should do so. I heard
that you wero seen talking to my sister, not
very far from the Titheburgh abliey cottages,
and that sh she ran away from you. Then
Mr. Jones jumped over tho wall and also be
gan to talk with you. Prescmly he also
turned, and, so said my informant, you
struck at him with a heavy stick, but missed
lilm. Thercujion n tussle ensued, and you got
tho worst of it."
"He Irritated me beyond nil endurance."
broko in Mr. Plowden, excitedly.
"Oh, then the story ls truer
Mr. Plowden saw that he had made a fatal
mistake, but it was too late to dny it.
To a certain extent," be'said,, sulkily.
"That young rufllan told mo that I was not a
Ileally I UI course that was unpleasant.
But how glad yon must feel that you missed
him, specially as his back was turned. It
would have looked so bad for a clergyman to
bo had up for assault., or worse, wouldn't it!"
Mr. liowdeu turned tuilo aud bit his lip.
no liegan to feci tbnt ho was in tho power of
this quiet, dignities! young woman, aud the
feeling was not pleasant
"And It would not look very well If th'o
story got round here, would It! I moan even
If it was not known Unit you hit at him with
tho stick when ho was not looking, because,
you bee, it would sound so absurd! Wio idea
of a clergyman, more, than six feet high,
being shaken llko n naughty child! I sup
pose Mr. Jones is very strong!"
Mr. I'lowden winced Iwncath her mockery.
and rising seized his hat, but sho motioned
him back to his chair.
Don't go yet," sho said. "I wanted to tell
you that you ought to l much obliged to rao
for thinking of all this for you. I thought
that it would be painful to you to havo tho
story all over tho country side, so I nipped It
In the bud."
Jlr. Plowden groaned in spirit If theso
were tlio results of a story nipped In tho bud,
what would Its uninjured bloom bo like)
"Vt ho toldyourhenskod brusquely. "Jones
" 1 es. How glad you must be, by the way.
that ho is gouol nut It was not Mr. Jones; it
was u person who oversaw the difference of
opinion. No, never mind who it was. I have
found means to silenco that person."
Little did Mr. Plowden guess that during
the w holo courso of his love scene and tho
subsequent affair with Jeremy thero had
leaned gracefully In an angle of the sod wall,
not twenty ynnlsaway, a liguro uncommonly
resembling that of an ancient mariner in an
attitude of tho most intense and solemn con
templation; but so It was.
"I nm grateful to you, Miss Ceswick."
"Thank you, Mr. Plowden, it is refreshing
to meet with truo gratitude; it is a scarco
flower In this world; but really I dont
deservo any. Tho observer who oversaw tho
painful scene between you and Mr. Jones
nlso oversaw n scene preceding it that, so far
as I can gather, seems to havo been hardly
less painful iu its way."
Mr. Plowden colored, but said nothing.
"Now, you see, Mr. Plowden, I am left In
rather a jwculiar position as reganls my sis
ter; sho is younger than I am, nnd has al
ways been accustomed to look up to mo, so,
ns you will easily understand, I feel my re
sponsibilities to wolgh mion me. Conse
quently I feel hound to ask you what I ara to
nnderstand from tho report of my in
"Simply this, Miss Ceswick: I proposed to
your sister and slio ref used mo."
"Indeed! you wero unfortunate that after
noon." "Miss Ceswlck," went on Mr. Plowden,
after a pause, "if I could find means to in
dueo your sister to change her vcnlict, would
my suit hnvo your support!"
Florenco raised her piercing eyes from her
work and for a second Uxcd them on tho
"That depends, Mr. Plowden "
"Iamwell off," ho went on, r jSny, "ami
I will Ul you ft Secret. I U'avo bought the ad
vow son of this livings I hnpjieiiud to hear
that it was going nnd got it at a bargain. I
don't think that Halford's llfo Is worth Ave
"Why do you want to murry Evn, Mr.
Plowdeu!" asked Florence, Ignoring tills pioco
of information; "you aro not lu love with
"In love I No, Miss Ceswick. I don't think
that sensible men fall in lovo; they leave that
to hoys and women I"
"Oh! Then why do you want to marry
Eva! It will bo liest to tell mo frankly, Mr.
He hesitated, and then camo to tho conclu
sion that with n jierson of Florence's pene
tration frankness was tho liest game.
"Well, us yop must know, your sister is an
extraordinarily beautiful women."
"And would therefero form a desinrblo ad
dition to your establishment!"
"Precisely," said Mr. Plowden. "Also," he
went 011, "sho Is a distinguished looking wo
man, and quite tho lady."
Florence shuddered ut the phrase,
"And would theref oro glvo you social status,
"Yes, Bho is also sprung from an ancient
Florenco smiled, nnd looked at Mr. Tlow
den with an air that said moro plainly than
any words, "Which you clearly aro not?"
"In short, I am anxious to get married, and
I admire your sister Eva more than anybody
I over saw."
"All of which nro very satisfactory reasons,
Mr. Plowden; ull you havo to do Is tocon
vlneo my sister of tho many advantages you
havo to oiler her, nnd to win her affection."
"Ah, Miss Ceswick, that is just tho point
Bho told 1110 that her affection wero irre
deemably engaged, and that she hail none to
give. If only I have the opportunity, how
ever, I shall hope to be able to distance my
Florenco looked at him scrutinizing!)- as she
"You do not know Ernest Kershaw, or you
would not lie so conlldeut"
"Why. urn I not us good as this Ernest!"
ho asked; for Florence's remark, Identical as
it was with that of Jeremy, wounded his
"Well, Mr. liowdeu, I do not want to ho
rude, hut it is Imiiossible for me to conceive
n woman' affections Uing won away from
Ernifct Kershaw by you. You ore so very
If Mr, Plowden wanted a straightforward
answer he had certainly got It For somo
moment ho sat lu sulky silenco, and then he
"I suppose, If that G tho caso, thero Is noth
ing to 1 dono."
"I never said that. Women aro frequently
married whoso affections aro very much
engaged clow here, You know how thoy win
their wives Iu savago countries, Mr, Plowden;
they catch them. Marriage by capture 1 (tie
of tho oldest Institutions In tho wot Id."
"Well, tho snmo Institution still obtains in
England, ouly wo don't coll it by that name.
Do you suppose that no women aro bunted
down uowiylayi! Ah, very many aro; the
. would ho huibaBl hoods tho pack, and ull tho
The Street Car Conductor Talks.
Tho callow conductor poked his head Into
tho car nnd said In n loud, distinct tono,
"Fourteenth strwt station."
"When that young fellow know hi busi
ness ho'll say, 'Fourteenth street,'" com
mented tho veteran of the nnd, who had Just
informed tho unwriigera that tho street they
had reached waa "Tceiilb."
"Know any funny stories) Bco that gentle
man In tbo second sent there! He's 11 broker,
nnd a great covey for practical Jokes. Ho'a
getting fat now, and will dlo of nmplexy ono
of theso flays laughing over his own fakes.
When ho goes from Ills bouse or ofllcu to tako
a train, he w 111 walk very leisurely until ho
Is within a few ) nrds of tho station, when ho
will suddenly break Into n run and rush up
the stairs. If there's ono thing more than an
other that n man hates to miss it Is an ele
vated train, anil when tho fellows behind him
see tho broker begin to run, overy Tom, Dick
nnd Harry of them within llvo blocks rusben
pellmell to tho station. Tho broker opjicnra
to enjoy it. Pvo hennl say that running was
good exercise; hut it seems to mako somo men
swear a great ileal. Haven't thoy got onto it
by tills time) Young man, when you havo
llvod as many ytara In tho world ns I have,
you will find out that nothing that appeal to
tho gullibility of human nature ever liocomos
"Yes, I'm somowlint of a philosopher, but
It was tbo profession thnt mado mo so. You
will notice that u woman never gets out of
this end of the car. It doesn't matter oven if
sho is in tho rear seat, w hen sho w ants to get
out slio will push her way right through tho
car, though it is aeked llko n sard I no liox.
Is it superstition or fashion) Well, that's bard
to say. In a horse car sho will always walk
out tho other way, but perhaps In that caso
sho ls afraid of tho horses." Now York Bun.
The Diver In Torre Mrnlt.
No white diver ever tried ;icarl fishing in
Torres strait who could liegin to fill tho plnco
of tho amphibious natives. They work f r
hours at a time, nt depths of W to 100 feet
under water. They are moro venturesome,
too, than tho white divers, nnd think nothing
of sticking their hands into nil tho holes In
tho coral, although tbo marine monsters they
And nt theso depths aro not always pleasant
acquaintances to stir up.
Tho white divers wero found to be useless
as soon as tbo shallow waters around tho
'island were worked out When the flshers
had to go out to sea for shell, the black fel
lows proved that they could stay under longer
and go deeper than the whites. Tho result
was that they drove their w hito competitors
out vt tho business. Tho supply of divers for
the purposes of tho first class icarl shell
trado is not abundant oven among the natives,
and the rivalry for their services is so great
that they command enormous wages. Many
of them get S100 a month and n good jiercent
ago of the pearls they flniL lllack fellows
who can stay belosv many hours in ninety
feet pf water often earn from ?2,000 to $2,500
a yiar, though In any other business they
could not command $4 a week. After eight
or nino months' hnrd fishing they usually
strike work, whether tho bosses liko It or not,
and off they post In parties of flvo or six to
Sydney, whero they lead riotous lives for a
month or six weeks until nil their money Is
sjient. Agents of tho white employers always
go along to induce them to spend their cash
as fast asiiossiblo nnd get back to work again.
New Ycrk Bun.
An Artist's Dunce
Everybody knows of Edwin A. Abbey, the
clover artist whoso drawings for Ilurtier'sof
"Sho Stouiw to Conquer," "Sally in Our Al
loy," and this month of "Kitty of Coleralne,"
aro so much admired. His friends say that
it is ono of Mr. Abbey's littlo eccentricities
that whenever somo piece of work just fin
isbed jiarticularly pleases him, he gives vent
to his feelings in some utterly unconventional
way. Not long ago n lady called on him just
whiloho was finishing tbo liest of the Kitty
of Coleraino pictures "Tho Devil n Pitcher
was Wholo in Coleralne." He w as just iu the
working mood, so he bogged her to sit down
for n few minutes until ho had finished.
Sho sat down, and presently Abbey forgot
all ubout her. Ho worked and worked, and
finally he completed tho picture. He stepjied
back, took n good look, then gave a long
drawn whistle of satisfaction. Tho next
moment tho whistlo brightened up into a rat
tling melody, and Abbey "did" ft first class
jig that would havo done honor to a profes
sional. Thu lady, surprised, but not to lio out
done, commenced to "pat," hut that recalled
the artist to himself. Ho turned nnd saw tho
lady, flushed slightly, and upologized. Uut
tho apology was't necessary, for it isn't ovory
0110 who has tho honor of seeing ono of
America's leading nrtists doing a littlo "pa
seul." Bjltlmoro American.
Tho World' Commercial Center.
Occasionally ono meets somo New Yorker
who has philosophically studied thu futuio of
this great metroinlis. Such n man is Simon
Stevens, tho nttorney, who says: "It Is n curi
ous thing hi tlio study of thu world's history
to fceo how tho commercial center bus shifted
from tlmo to tlnio hi u general courso around
tbo globe. You can go back to a tlmo when
Antwerp was tho center of tho world's com
mcrco. Next Amsterdam held tho threads of
commercial venture Then tho center was
shifted to Llvitqiool. Now it is Loudon, nnd
next it will bo Now York. A careful study
of tho orld'o coi.iinerco ut tho present timo
gives suro indications that tho power and
prestige of England iu her commercial rela
tions is beginning to be shaken, whllo tbo
commercial empire is drifting urross the At
lantic to tho uu troiiohs of tho now w orld."
New York Tribune. '
An Onti-ur uii the Hun.
The city marshal of Portsmouth, Iis.15
itirtCd fO' to trniiWno 'lay reJ5ntIy and had
to ran for it Half a hundred persons seeing
the olllcer run supimed ho was after a crim
inal und started iu to help him, and by tbo
timo tlio ierspliing marshal had reached tho
depot two or threo hundred men nnd boys
wero close at his heels. Thero wero a great
many persons In that crowd who felt liko
having themselves kicked when tho marshal
told them what ho was running for, Chicago
An Kxtruordlnury Accident.
An extraordinary accident is rejiorted from
tho neighborhood of Maldenstono, England.
A lad 8 years of ago was flying n kite when
bo stepped lmckwurd intooforty-footquarry,
to tho great hoi ror of tho bystundein. For
tunately for tho littlo fellow tho string of tho
kite was tight around his wrist, and the kite,
acting as u iiaracbute, effectually broko tho
violence of tho fall and he wus only slightly
The (letlyaliurg Oration.
Edwnrd Mcl'berson denies thut ho told nn
Interviewer he rodo with Lincoln to Gettys
burg and urged him to prepare 11 siieceb, nnd
that in consequence of the urging Lincoln
wrote his greut speech on his knee. He ex
presses tho lielii-f that Lincoln prepnn hi
great speech after ho reached Gettysburg iu
a lied room, but utterly repudiate tho car
Dion liouclcault says that ono reason why
ho retains his youth is liecnuso "drink write
no wrink'es" on hi3 brow, lio never woj
tliy lu his llff.
i;hii)lii the Knock Out Illnw.
"'fho reason why so many pugilist are
breaking their arms in lights," said n local
boxer, "is found iu their crazy recklessness
to get lu u knock out blow. This blow ii
nimod at tho jugular vein, and tho pugilist,
in attempting to uecompllsh till feat, ofteu
strike too high, driving his hand with ternfia
foi-co against hi opponent's skull und simp,
ping the big Iwue Iu his wrist as though it
were a pljio stein. It often happens, too, that
tho pugilist essaying tho knock out blow
drives his hand ugainst his opponent' elbow,
which bus been thrown tip ua n guard. This
prove almost as disastrous tu tho aggressor
m tho cranium hit It is time that this swing,
iug knockout blow wus discarded. A straight
punch from the shoulder was good enough
lor tho old timers. It ought to bo good enough
A Group of "I.itrtliiiimkes."
At a fancy dress lull iu Paris the greut suc
cess of tho evening was accorded to a group
of "carlbquaken,," a utrty of young men
who were attired ill overcoats, crush hats and
nightgowns, while each of them carried n
black leather handbag. The realism and ap
propriateness of this disguise called forth
much luufihter und applause. Chicago Time.
Mary Cleimiier' Contract. '
Mary I'leiumer once enterwl into u eoutrovt
to w lite u column u day fur three yeurs, 011
any subject assigned her. Bho no er f ailed
for u day to fill Ull her task, which Included
eery sort of subject, from book review uud
iolitlcul article to a minion udvertlslug (mr
ugruph. During tho lust year of the contract
sho received a salary of ts.ooo, l'hllo.'CaU, j