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H. V. Mouthimku, Proprietor.
INDEPENDENT Live and Let Live."
$1.00 .1 Year if Paid in Advance
VOL. III.,'.No. 7.
LEHIGHTON, CARBON COUNTY, PENN'A, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 9, 1875.
Subscribers out of County, $1.20.
Y. Fchw arti, tlmk street, dealer in all ktndi of
Furniture. Caffintmnltti) order.
Clinton Ilretney, in r.ut' buibling. Hank street.
All order vninwlly.HII'n- vmrk wnmnltd.
ATTORNEY AND COUNBBI.LOU -T LAW,
UASX STREET, LtllicHITOS. I1.
Real tstateand Coln-cHoii Aeciic). MM lluyand
Sell K.l Estate. Convevaiidiiit neatly done. I ol
lections pn.uii.lly made. rettllliB Ulatea .f
cedent, a specialty. May be consulted In Lngllsli
andUeimaa. ;"'l i'
JNO. D. UEIITOL.ETTE,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT;i.AW
OrncE-First National Dank null ns, 2nd Flocr
maucu chunk, rtsnt.
Hay be consulted In Oprmrn. npr 1B' 1871
attohnky and couxsni.lor at law,
Maucli ChiiiiU, I'a.
43-Offlre. above Defou'a Jewelry S lore, Broadway.
T It. IJIMM1CK,
f) n. alea of every description attended In at
reasonable charges. The patronage "if the IJjl lit
Is reslwcllully sullilted. Jan. ..I, ,4.
l.i, ll-m lMI PHYSICIAN AND SURQEON,
Orllce, llAMk Street, next doirabove the I'ustultlx,
LehbtbtuU, !. Ulrue Hours I'arrylllleeailt day
rout lutu l2oclock; leuialnderol ujj at oli.celn
Lehhjbtor. Nov T1
N. KLOTZ, I'KOP'K,
So mm 11 Illll,;Crliu Co., Pa,
JSa llest 01 accommodations,
tauraut uudermalii. Uood
Terms mod, rate.
122 S. 9th St., Allentown, Pa.
Wl.l furnli.il l'lam, sperlflcall n and I sllmates
Riving exait cost of rulllcald pllvulo lulUli lis.
Itoui tbe laliifit to the most elaborate; also
Prawlnga lor btalrs, llat.d-Rails, Ac. j13
g.VVIO C It IJ CRT'S
Iiivery & Sale Stables,
BANK STItKliT.I.KIlKillTOX, Pu.
FAST TUOTTINU IIOUSU5,
And positively LOWER PRICES than
any other Lhery lu thu County.
XST Largo and handsome Carriages
for Kuneral purposes ami Weddings.
r.ov. SJ, 1873, DAVID MIlir.KT.
IIU3IAS A. WILLIAMS.
LADIES' AND UKNTLKMEN'S
Boot and Shoe Maker,
Neiniy.oppoj'tia ibe l'o.t-otllco
BANK STREET, Lehighton, Pa
H&tIiik comuieticed tulnebf, nn aliote, I woulil
renpeottully muiHiuiiiti lu tbadllu ui cf Llilhtun
uj Ticluity that 1 m prtp.ired to do till wirk In
my Hue in the ntutt-st HtiJ mukt sultautljl uiui
nr, at jirlcen fully it low a tbe amue uotk run
be otuhitd In I'Ltljdtlpbla. A Av nJiJ mkw rt
nit-nt at tlllLDltKN's and MISl'.&' Ka It 1 1
tbe lKt niJikealwajH on hand. A trial In buliciU-d
aud natlfactlou guarauteed.
at uHtfut I'rltes. JUy 4,1874.
GENERA!, INSURANCE AGENT
Tile following Conipiulea are UeprcBeuledl
Lebanon Mutual Fire,
Reading Mutual Fire,
Lehigh Fire, and the
Traveleis Accident insurance,
Also l'ennsjlviiula mid Mutuul lliuse
Inlet JJetecllvo una niiuiimco Com
pauy. Mauh 2U, 187U.
TTOS. 31. rlTZI.GUK,
Boot and Shoe Maker
Opposite T, D. C'lauss' Store,
B4NK STREET, LEIIIGHTON. Pa.
rerpeetfully Inform hU Irlends and the
public, that lie has JtiKt received a new
and excel ent ttt.oitiiient of Men's Wo.
wen's and Children's Ready. Undo
Boots, bhoes & Gaiters
Which he will Sell at the Lowest Prices
1ST" Roots and .Shots I mule, to order.
nd Repairing neatly and Mihstanlially
uouu in suori nonce. lap 20-yt
OLIVER CRILLEY. dealer In To
baeco, Cigars, Pipes, &c, next tloor to
Hex's Grocery Stoic, Susquehanna St,,
Mfiuch CliunU, respectfully asks tho
peoploof Ix-lughton and vicinity, when
visiting that place, to call in and try his
the very best lu tho market. Every
articles In his lino warranted as repro.
tented and at lowest price. iimirSU
NADEN HUTTEN TANNERY
B. J. KTJNTZ, Prop'r,
Respectfully announces to tlm public
that lie has Jti-t lebullt me .iniinerv,
formerly of Daniel Olowlno, nml put
In all the lie-t and most approved ma-
chlneiy for llio
Manufacture of Leather,
such as Hemlock and Oak Sole, llnrnesa,
Upper, Kip, Calf and Sheep, which lit)
will Mtpply nt 'no very lowest price.
Plastering llttlr supplied In large or
small quantities very low. HIDES and
SKINS bought at highest cash ilrlces.
Patronagu solicited. Aug. Bl
l'he undprslcned calls the attention
of nil parties tiding Iron to tho tact that
le keeps on mum, ni inu
all Sizes, hlch ho offers at tho Lowest
Mniket Prices. Al-o, that lie pays the
Highest Pi ieu ibr SCRAP IRON, or
will take It in exchange lot Maiiul'ac
In tho absence of tho underslaned,
parties ill call at the Feed Store of W.
11 KMiUUl, iisij., antl ueaiu mien it).
Wtlssport, Sept 12 ui3
Respectfully Informs tho people of Le
highton that he has mo excellent
Flour Tor Sale ;
Also, coad FEED of all Itlnds, and
STRAW In tho iJuudle. He Is also
piepared to do any kind of
at short notice.
LEHIGH (2d) STREET,
Lehighton, Pa. March 28-ly
JB. H. SNYDER
Dry Goods, Notions,
Glassware, liar J ware, Ac.
May 31, ISTi.
ONDEREUL, 1JUT TRUE I
Whenever I uet a llotlle of ltlooni
of Youth or Magnolia li.ilm, Ro Tint,
a Uitx ot Lilly White, or anything in
that lino to lieautily tlie couiiiexiuii, at
Uui ling's Drug fatore, It seems to ue
nicer and better thau 1 can get any-
gg- Iii:it.HA. ti, CO.,
BANK STREET. Lehighton, Pa.,
MILLERS and Dealers In
All kinds of Glt.tlN Rought and Sold
at Regular Mniket Rates.
Wet would, also, respectfully Inform
our citizens, tluit wo aie now lully pre
pared to supply them with the
Mvst 1 (jqslI
From any Minn desired at tho VlallV
laOWCST 1 KICKS.
M. 1IEILMAN & CO.
July 25t'i, 1H74.
READ THIS TWICE.
"THE PEOPLE'S LEDGER" con
talus No CuiiUuufd Stniles, 8 Laigu
Page-, 48 Columns of Clmlcu Micella
neons Reading .l.Uter every week, t.i
eether with articles troiu tho pens of
Mich vU'll-kno.wl unters as Nasov,
OLlVfcll, OlTIC. Sylvanus Couii, Jit.,
Miss ALcoTr, Will Cahl'ion, J. T.
TiiownmuuE, Maui; Twain, Jcc.
Ha l tvlll semi ''t'lie leiiilc. I.eUger"
lo uuy atlilrcaa every erlt for Hire
mouths, oh trial, on receipt ofonly
"The People's Ipilccr" Is an old es.
tablUhed and r, liable weekly p i tr,
pubilslied every Saturday, and Is very
popular throughout tho N. E. and Mid
die States. Address,
lltRMANN K. CURTIS, Publisher,
No. 12 School St., liustou, Mass.
nDlTY HIM ? NO I That Electric
J- Liniment, llku I got at Duillng's
Drug Store, will curu him or any other
man ot RHEUMATISM ami ull other
Pains. woy 0
UST look at her Halrl Why I
thmiBht It was turning Grey? So
It was, until shegiit a Uotlle of that few
Hair Restorer at Duillng's Drug Stote.
TTDUY IT I TRY IT I The India
-t1 Rubber PlaMer'i for a Weak Hack
DRUL1NG has theu may 1)
OUT II 1'HNNA. I&AHjHOAD.
I'n.Kensera for Phlladelnnlawlll leare Leblshton
aa folUwa :
fi.00 a. m. 1I1 L. V. arrlie at I'hlti. at 0.00 n. m.
7;I7 a. m. Tli I,. A S.
11 10 a.m.
7.131. m.Tla L. V.
1 1.101. m.
2.to p. in.
6..15 p m.
8.2 I p. ni.
S.20 v. m,
11.07 n.ra. via n. AS.
11.02 n. m. via L. V.
27 n.m. t i I.. A S.
4 17 p.m. tin I,. A S.
4 41 1.. Ml. ill I.. V.
7'I8 p. null L. V.
10 80 p.m.
I'.etlirnlnir. leave depot at llerka and Aiiieilan
Street, I'lilli., at 7.00, 8.1U and 0.45 a. m.j 2 10
3!0and ft. ,5 p. m.
Karetioin LeUIJliton to I'liiialeipnia, v.'oii.
:iel..l lk74. lll.USCU.K, Agent
-IKNTUAI. It. It. OK
J LHIIIGI1 Si SUSUUHIIANNA DIVISION.
Tlmo Table of Dec. 7, 1874.
TrtltiK leave Lellllllton as follcwa:
For Xew York, I'lilladetplilrt, EtKton, Ac, a, 7.37
11 07 a. in., 2 27. 4 47 p in.
1'or Jlanrli Ojiiiik at 10.15 a. ui., 114, 8.3S, and
V (13 i. in.
For WlllieIlirre and Scranton at 10.15 a.m., 1.14,
6.38 p. in.
lUluming I euro New York, from ataMnn Pen
lr.il iiaiiriiiul or .ew .jerniy, i""- oi i.n.eri.
alreet, North llller, ato.15, a.OOn.m., 12.4 i.
4 Oti p. m. ,
Loavo I'ull.id.lplili. rrom Depnt North I'enu'a
U. It., at 7.00, 0 45 .1. m., 2 0, 0 15 p. m.
Leave l:aston at 8 30, 11.48 a. m., 3.53 and
7 15 p ui.
Leave Maueh Chunk at 7J0, 11.00 a.m., 2 20 and
4.40 p. in.
Fo: luith-r particular., fee Tlmo Table, at the
II. I'. 11ALDWIN, Cen. manger Agent.
July 4 J874.
1'IIILADKl.l'iI.A i KUIK III'.. DIVISION.
Slimmer Time Talile.
On and atler SUMlAV, JUNK 28 U.1S74, the
trains on the I'bllaJa. A Krle II K. Division -v 111
run as lulloiss :
Faut Line leaves Phltadelplila 12.5.5 p.m.
' " llanUliurjC 500 p.m.
' ' Sunl.ury 0C5p.iu.
" ' MillljuiFport 8.0 p.m.
" firr. at Lot k Haven 10.00 i.m
Erie MAILeatea Philadelphia 11 55 p.m.
" " Ilarrtl.ur 4 2.,itm.
" " Bunl.ury 530a.ni
" IMI'lamtport 8.33 am.
" " Lock ll.iuu 'J.45a.ni.
Uenoni 11.10 a.m
' nri.at Erie 8 05 pin.
Elmuu Mail leavea I'tiUadelphla 8.0 a.m.
" IliirrUhui 1.20 p.m.
" ' tui.hury 4o p in.
" " Mlllauiport 0 20un
' arr.at Lca-k Haven 7-10 p.m.
Niaoarv Kxpuas leavea l'hlUdelphla 7.20 n.m.
" " " HairlKliuig 111 40 a.m.
" " ' bunl.ury 12;I0 p.m,
' " " Ulllliu.fp'.rt 2.113 p.m.
" " " Lo k ll.ivcu 3 10 p.in-
" " " Kenova 4.:opm.
' ' arr. at Kine 9.0O a.m.
I'iiila. ExrBE&s leaveh lck Haven 0 20 a m.
" bunl.ury u.;i . p.m,
' 11 N 111! uuxport 7.43(1.111.
41 " arr.at Hairlx'.iujir 11.45hui.
' " " I'biliddlpliU 3J5p.ue
Kkix Mail leaves Erie 11.2'a.m.
Eeiiuv.i y sO p 111.
" Lock llaren ii.in.
" . HI I Hlpjl t 10jjn.ui.
" tuiihury 12 40 a.m.
arr. at ll.irrl.l'iir 2 4ilaui.
" " I'bllaJplpllla 0 4la.ui
ElMlKA MAlI.le.ireji JaMk Haven U.45 a.ul.
' " M'ilhaUKpurt 11.00 a.m.
" ullhlry 12.10 p.ln.
" arr.at ll.inlnturt; 3.0 , p.m .
" l'lilladrlphla 0-l" p.ui.
XlAOAEA ExeRLSf, leaves Ival.e do I a.m.
' lleiiovo 4 05 p in,
" " " Li k Haven 0 25pui.
' " " Willi mifport 0.50 p.m.
" " " feuolmry 8.40 1
" ' arrat Uitrlsljuri 10,53 p.m.
" " " Philadelphia 2.00 a UI.
Mall Eiit connects east and Met,! at Krlevvltl, I,
SUUl: W and at Irvluelou with oil fleck aud
Allegheny It It W.
Mall llest with east and vet trutns on L S A M
S It ll.aiidatiorn and lrvluetou vvlthOUCreek
and Allegheny 11 II .
Elmlra .Mall ami llulTalo Itxpre.a nial,e close
coiitiecttonsal Wllauisjeirt with N C It M' tlallis
u.rlh, and Ht llarrli.bur ulth.N U K W Iratllh
boulh. V M- A llALlMUN.deli'l Supt.
REWARD for an incurable
..ft IllDKfl se ,. i.fciarru suer Having
SKX""" MluOered. deluced. L-amled. h l k-
ed. spit and gaired tv yobr entire Sltl.fictlill In
your useless endtavors to i;et relief liom eatarrla,
use IIiUiis AllevUlorareordlui; to dlreclioiis. The
filthy uiass of lime, us will Iw lulllhil lately exla-lh
ed, and the llllliiued surface skilled, the e)es
sparkle v, l It d. liht. the head fetfs n.iturul ai;aln;
ti'.pe revives, for a cure Is sure I o follow the ue of
this agreeable, scleutiticiiiid reliable remedy.
rf 1vlan T -MUCH has been said
U ilB ti" IaS I and wrliten, and many re
XV ir if jo)Biasj Mlt,jr, ,ule 0r,,rej for
the rellefaiidcureoflhro.it and lull,? diseases; but
liothll.tr has been s.i euilueitlly slleeesful, or ob
tained such a wide celebrity, as ltrlgs' Throat
aud Luu Heater.
IniiiiTTnK excruciating I'aln
UilBH Bfl ptodured by corns, the lloeeas
vw twliiilmt from llunloiif, the
plerclni;, distressing pilu truni lni:ruwliii- Nails,
cauliol be destrlbed. Tliouiudssuirer, not know
ing there Is a cure, lliUi:s' corn and Ituulon
Remedies are no acid or potash ioiiiM,iiud, but
are reliable, suothln;:, aod etlecluil, and justly
uierll the success tbeyhive e-rned from an ae
pred.tlve pul.llc. 'the L'uraMve Is a healing oint
ment; lunoediite rellvf la obtained by tlsuppllca
tluu,altd it will positively cuio the worst vases of
festered iorlis, Inllaiiied and lllrciated bunions,
the sorest instep, the largest and severest Ulsters,
the most exteust' 0 callosities oil the soles, r heels
of the teet; uoe'iu tiled III tbe curu of ibildM lus
or trusted feet. Ibo AIMlalor for ordiu.try corns
and pieveiillu their I- million Is absoluuly un
e.Usfled by anvlhl.igevtr known. Ask lorllrls'
lleuicdles. Take uo other.
35 T H"S ALL VERY WELL,
1 11 ;S . mMr4 tuihiuk i( iio.ji-
-'s inn ttihuvt 1'ilti, W ttii reaiiin.
the unfortuttute tujftrtr yett very little ttntiitlty.
'I'ieayviiyiif Jiplielililul vr caithut Ot muclt wurte
tiutttlte turtmreemtureU bymtltiuii wtmaietruutltit
tvttU internal Hutting, eittrnut and itclimg inlet.
Clad Tvtinytfor eujjrrerer. llngge'i ite JieuieUiet
art mild, tale aud ture.
I ARETHE MObT PLEN
1 BaS . tfy" in Me-Kirfi.
mmKJ Artrtf tint hut u lutiUu , Jruiti
the three year old child to the yrandiire lerginy on
ahundred; ttylith,hiindtome younyladiet whodaily
promenade faihinniiUe retnrtti initialed led tuatront;
old muidl, dretted uptaofpeat young and guyidaif
dm, K,tli their pu(iliruiirr, uivf in rem (We uK
ing tttckttho cUrgyman, merchant, cierk; artiulH
an4Mei.lianictrutlugetuiid ttatimit, harea full
tunjily ufcornt, buniont bnd tiaitt, and other l4her
atiuntoj tlittrt, all of whicliartltanuhed and cured
by tlit ue of lirigyt't Curu and llanton iiemcdicv,
Alleviator and Vuratire. Md by
A. J. DURLlNG.Drugglst,
May 0 1874 ly.
rnVlE People of l.ehightiii and vlcln
Ity all unite In testifying that at A .
J. DUULlNG'SDiug and Family Med.
Iclnu Store, l'uiu'., eiiKsu and Unadui,
teuated AttutciNKS can always he
fuuud. may 0
Or, Cliffla Earlo'a Sacrifice.
ST CAr-T. CIUEltS IIOWAKIl,
AVell. Cliffla, nbat do you think of
Mr. Dwlu'ht, now?
Cliffla Earle, the llttlo blonde bello of
HariUbiirgh, turned from the deep hay
window with a frightened expression,
ami gated, without a word, Into her
It was his tone rather than his word3
that startled her.
'Woman,' ho went on, Ms a good dis
sembler. C'llllla, you would make a
magnificent Lady Macbeth. I shall
call on manager Jaciuley to-morrow
nnd speak of you. I believe ho has
mentioned you several times'
'Father, what do you mean?' and
the w.ilte hand of CliiSa touched his
'Girl, dare you not tell mo that you
have not heard ot his arrest'."
'I dare. I have heard of nobody's
arrest. Who Is arrested now?'
Her cheeks glow paler, as she put
the tiuestlun, and a tremor shook her
fragile frame, liut she looked her par
ent in the eye.
Ho answered slowly :
Frank Dwiglitls in the bauds of the
Clinia shrank away,
'Frank Dwlght,' alio gasped,
the commission of what crime
A mliiutD's silence followed tho
sounds of the tiual syllable.
Clillla Earle stared into hor father's
He seemed to enjoy her torture
'Father,' she said at hist, 'there must
be some mUtaku liero. He wnuld not
stoop to thu commission of u crime.'
'lou may talk thus G'lllli.i, but it
will do li 1 tn no good. What ho now
stands In need of is evidence tli.U will
clear lilui. If you can give him tills,
She did not seem to hear tho hut
sentence, lor she was eager to say some
'Come, father, tell me all about the
event,' she said calmly, droppiug Into
the arm chair besides which she stood
Wilfred Earle looked at his lovely
child, surprised nt her calmness.
'Yesteiday afternoon,' he said,
check was presented at tho Cosmos
Rank, and was cashed ou sight. It
diew in my name in my unmu, Clillla
One thousand dollars, from the Instl
tutlun I met Mr. Charles Lords, the
cashier last night, and hf remarked the
eminence. I was btaitled, and togeth.
er we ptoceeded to the bank, but to
lind the paper a clever forgery. I at
onco'liiipilred concerning the bearer of
the check, and I was surprised to learn
it was Frank Dnight. Mr. Lords could
not bo mistaken; ho lias seen thu young
man often, and, besides, knows liim
pietty well. At eleven last uigl.t
wanaiit was Issued for his arrest, and
we found him about to board the Fair
He denied thu charge velicmenly, yet
refuses tu explain his whereabouts at
the hour uf the honoring of tho forced
paper. Eight huudred dollars were
found ou his poison, and bo refused to
tell hew lie ciuue Into possession of such
11 cousldeiablu amount. I havu Just ar
il veil from tlie preliminary examina
tion. He was released on bail,aud will
never stand ttial, 1 believe. I should
have committed him. Much of the
evidence against him is miiro than cir
cumstantial. Clillla, Frank Dwlght Is
a criminal in thu eyes of God and man,
and he lias committed one of the mean
est of crimes forgery.'
When the wealthy speculator finished'
he looked at his daughter, a moment,
and then walked excitedly, but lu
bilence.vto the window. On thu paiiu
lie drummed listlessly until a footttll
Clillla stood by ills side.
.1 twain of pearly tears glistened on
Father, you are determined to prose
cute him to'tliu bitter end, I suppose.
You will listen to uo compromise that
would save bis honor. Even though
ho be liniiiceiif, and that he is, I de
clare, In the sight of Heaven, you will
brand him a forger. Wb)? Recaure you
I do liato a ras:al; you know this,
Cllfiia,' said tho speculator. 'I will
listen to no compromise. I shall make
an example of Frank Dwlght, and with
hi in I will teach othnr men that Wllfrel
Earlo's name cannot be written with
Impunity. Ho shall not escape. I
will bt responsible for his nppc.un.nco
nt tho bar of Justice, when tho nveng
Inggoddness wants him.
'Father, how can you hatel' said
'The Enrles nover submit tamely to
Indignities,' he answered, through
clenched teeth. 'Rut, child, you are
killing me,' and ns he finished the sen
tence Ills eyes rested on the fair baud
that laid on the sill.
A beautiful gold ring glittered on the
heart 11 tier.
CIIITh's eyes fell upon It, and n
strango silenco filled the room.
The speculator was the first to speak.
'Cllflia, lie gave you that rlngl'
'Yes, father, and I wear It for the
sake of mutual pledges.'
Despite his calmness, Wilfred Earle
'You havo promised, then, lo become
tho wife of a forger,' lie libsed.
'Not 1 am tlio promised lirlilo of n
man who never committed a crime in
all his life.'
'Do you speak of Frank Dwlght?'
'Clillla, I am amazed. I did not ex
pect this of you. Give me thu ring and
'I will do neither.'
There was a determined calmness in
her tone that made bltn ndmlre her. It
as the calmness of nu Earle.
'Havel lived filty years to seo tho
family namo tarnished? ciled Wilfred
Earle. 'What will the world say? What
will be tbe vtrdlct of your society, L'llf
'Firm In the lovo I bear nn honest
man, I will face both,'
'You must give hlra up!'
Ho did not reply, but walked from
the room with some terrible determina
tion written on his faeo.
Picsently lie returned bearing the
old family Hi bio, upon whoso sacred
cover pen and Inkstand rested.
Clillla watched him with pallid lips,
aud almost throbless heart. She kuew
her lather's anger.
He opened the volumo to tho genco
pogy of the house aud she saw the re
cord of her birth.
'Cllliia, will you give tho fo'rger up'
A tpx.ck Jerk antl tho leaf wa3 torn
from the Rible.
Clilll.i uttered a cry of mingled hor
ror uu I nimizuiueut,
'I do more than this!' said Wilfred
Earle sternly, aud he turned to tho
Then he clothed the nib of tho pen in
Ink nnd wiute before ClitUa's eyes these
Died May 31), 18(14,
'From tills hour you are as dead to
me,' be said, closing the book upon the
tearful record. 'Yuu have decided to
link your fortunes to a forger. The
gtavu could not hido you Irom me com
pleter than your deed has done.'
(JlilUa Earle faced her lather with
'He shall be declared innocent by the
law,' she said, aud then turned away
That day, for thu sake of the man she
loved, Clillla harle kit her father
. PART SECOND.
Wilfred Earle seemed lost without
his child; his mansion, deprived ot her
fairy form and sweet voice was deso
late indeed. Yet he would not recall
her. He seemed bound to keep his dt
claratiou that she was dea l to him. She
found ii u asylum beneath the roof ot
her uncle, who also was a resident of
the city, ami lu coiisciui nee of this,
the speculator imbibed a hatred against
the protector -his only brother. Frank
Dwlght made no attempts to lly lrom
the city. The tolls of the law were
about liim, and there seemed no avenue
of escape, Wilfred Earle bad placed
well paid detectives ou his track, and
lie found himself 'shadowed' day and
Still he would not explain Ids where
abouts during the lata! hour when tho
check was honored, but persistently do
elated that he was not near the Cosines
Rank, Thu eight hundred dollars louud
ou Ids person lu the depot ou the night
following tho crime he still refused to
account for, saying that it involved
sail c J secret, which lie would not dls
close. These circumstances, of course,
were against the young man; they fell
with crushing weight upon the minds
of the peoplo Ills emploicr discharged
him ufter thu Initial hearing of thocaso,
and no one doubted Ids conviction.
'Clillla,' he said ono night to tho
peculator's daughter, wlil'e they 6tood
in ono ot tho beautllul arbors that
iraced Jared Earlo's spacious garden.
'Clillla, do yon ask me where I was on
that fatal nlteriioon. I dare not tell
not even you. They mat convict me;
but they shall not know that I stood'
he paused suddenly, and theu a mo
ment later, said: 'They shall not
that Frank Dwlght Is a traitor.'
Thoy shall not convict youl'
'I am doomed, Cliflia. Who
i'hu turned away and looked out up
on the soft moonlight that laid on tho
A mighty battle was raging In her
mind, and Frank Dwlglitwntehed her,
till the "llentjconllict was decided.
'Clillla,' ho said, 'I will take the ling
If you wish. 1 am willing to sulfcr a
lone; out you nro suffering for my sins.'
She looked ut him n moment reproach
fully, and then raised her hand till
Hie ting glittered In a ray of moousliiuo
that crept through nn opening nbove.
'You cannot have the ring,' she slid.
'I never desei t tho man I lovo. I havo
deserted father and home for you; but
you know this. Frank Dwlght, you are
innocent! I feel It. I kuow it.
'Prove it, Cliflia,' ho cried, with a
flush of hope.
'I will try,' sho said. 'Frank, wo
will trust for the best. Every cloud
lias a silvery lining.
'And this silvery lining to tho clouds
that hover over me, Is your noble de
votion, CIIIU.i Earle. liy tho help of
Heaven! I will try to deserve it.
They werewalklng to the mouth of
the arbor while lie was speaking, and
all at onco a strange cry broke from tho
fair girl's lips.
Shu had caught sight of tho 'shadow
just beyond thu opening, nnd now they
gazed upuu a man who stood scarcely
ten feet away.
lie was a little, old man, clad In a
long, old-lashlotied, loose fitting coat,
and his colar nnd cravat were enough
to provoke n smile. Ho held a suull
box in Ids hand, and durlug his well
feigned fright, hu held n pinch of tho
precious article, poised before him.
The surprise was mutual. Cliftta's
face was pale, aud her lover held her
'I beg your pardon,' said tho man, In
a nasal tone; 'I hope I am no intruder.
I-I-llmt is-I ,
'That you nro employed Just now by
my enemies,' said Frank Divight. 'I
recognize you now, having seen you be
fore. Thtrelure, you may as well con
fess your true cliaiacter.'
Tho young uuiu droppid the white
hand as hu spoke, and started toward
the intruder indignantly.
'Couless HI' he demanded, with
The man retreated.
'I c.i me fiotu Mr. Earle,' ho said,
glancing at CUllla. 'I bear a message
Irum her fiuhcr.'
The girl started forward.
'A message from home,!'
exile, with a tingling of Joy.
Sit , please
Ahl had her father come to tho con
clusion that her Ijver was iiiuoceut,and
was willing lo forgive? Clillla thtught
no had, when sho conjured tho man to
'I would deliver my message to tho
lady In private, 1 ho said.
Then do so,' said Frank Dwlght,
retreating. 'Jcssages from homo are
'Stay I cried Cliflia stepplngforward,
ami detaliilug her lover with a gentle
touch; theu to tnu mau: 'Now, Ur,
'Cliflia Earle, your father loves you,'
said the messenger and spy, 'and ho
sunt me hither to say this: 'Forsake,,
him, and come homo to be forgiven.
Cling to him, and I will ruako you a
The but words seemed to have n ter
They blanched Cllflia's cheeks to tho
hue of the water-lily, aud with a glauco
nt Prank Dvvlght, sho replied:
"Tell my lather tli.tt the man whom
I havo sworn to love, I will not forsake.
Let him mate mo a beggar.
Her calmness startled the little man,
CONCLUDED OS FOUUTII l'AOE.