The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, June 29, 1901, Page 10, Image 10

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A Summer Holiday,
ABOMTARY flgute wim
standing outlined against
the shadow oi sulioundlhg
trees. Hla ill ess und i.p
pouinnoc wore that lum
moil to the seeker fur
summer lccioutlon, und the
wheel from which he had Just din
mounted was leaned against u neigh
boring tree.
Taul Uenedlet, the young nun atniid
lnj thttr In musing uttlttiih, was n
nicmbni- fi .. party at 1-nkt
lainore, one of those hcaiitlful gmt's
of nature with which Noithciatoin
Fennsylynnla In so genciouily endow td.
The scene on which he eased mood
ily, while he fanned hU heatM Inmv.
might will entnpttiie one whose
thoughts wete In moii'il with nn tine's
melodies. The August sun had lately
Mtnk behind the wooded hills which
bonleied the w ostein outline of tin
lake, and gnrfroous bannois of crimson
and gold, In ovei-i'hunBlng paimtainii
of fonn and color, weie r"l!eelcd train
the sky upon the ilppllng watei. The
blirls among the treetojia weie ilnqllif;
thelt evening matin..', nnl 'i distant
whlppoorulll was wending louh an
evening call. Added to this was the
musical dip of oais, and now und then
the sound of human olces cuir.o float
ing auioss the water, as .some foating
party added Its note ot melody to the
getieinl theme.
But In spite of the environments,
Taul Uenedlct'f f.ue wa.s no: that of
one In liannnny with his sutrmii.illngs
The lathei Ihiro, full lip:, which usual
ly wore a cheering, kindly smile, veto
completed into a haul, cynical ex
pression; the knitted blow and viiRue
unsccliiR look ol the blown eyes indi
cated that the thoughts weie tumul
Nestled among the tall bhch an 1
maples, nt a litllj distance fioir. the
shoie, stood Oiay riwan Cottage, and
heie Miss Annie Ronton was entoit'iln
ing a small pai ty of friend, of which
I'aul Ucnedict was 'one. Anions the
guests, c.urylng sunshine in her lace
whcie'er she went, was Muzic Dennie,
the meny, uiicfiee ilaiiRhter ol a
prominent banker of!. l'.iul
Benedict's father was supoiintuidciH of
of the D. t t toal mines at South
Fail Held, anil Paul, who acted as his
fathers bookkeeper .mil conlldi'iitial
c'leik, luul, sometimes, 'o tiaii'-act busi
ness with Mr. Dennie, whiili
him to the lattei's homo. In this way
the j.outig people weu fie'tuentlv
thiown Into each othois .ni-lolj, and
while on one hand llieie had spuing
up a feeling of deep adiiili.iilun .in.l
genial friendship for the manly, soboi
minded Paul Benedict, on the .'Hit,
the fair joung lace, the leady niiith,
the wlty lepaitee, h.ui come to mean
much moie than passim; It lend.ship;
and while he had not openly ileclaied
his loe for her, tli ! N a subtlety ol
undei standing ljetwecu congenial
minds which needs not the medium of
specrh to lovcul the woiklnss of Ine
inmost soul.
It was with the antl 'Ip.'tion of gen
uine ploaMU" that he ha.i contemplate 1
a week spent in her society, as tin.
guest of tlieii mutual fiienil, Annls
Benson. Then, why till-, cynical cuil
of lip and fiown upon tin' open b:o..'
Two Loats aie toming .slowiy towaid
the thoie. In one ho ie'-igiv'..s the
form ot Mazle Dennie, and lacing her,
idly to.vlng with the oais, sits Peny
Holden, a cousin of Annh Benson, who
Is cnjoing his aunt's hospitality. A
giaduate of Andovei- a eai suite, and
now about to become a member of the
law Hint of Law son & (ii.i'.es, I'ury
Holden, with his fair, handsome face,
his dashing elegance of manner, and
fascinating conveisatlon, had at once
become a foimldable llval for the af
fections of Metric Dennie: he neenis, as
It wete, to have uuuuisd the citadel
by stoim! It was this which had sent
Paul Benedict spinning away oer soli
tary count! y loads, seeking to diive
out the beau's tiniest; tills which had
closed the windows of his soul to the
beauties with which limine Is letting
down the curtanl of the night.
But, listen! What is that ciy of tlb
tress? What tragedy of ilte or death
Is inti tiding upon this quiet scene.'
In the boat which had appioaehed
neater the hhoro ieie seated Mis. Ben
son and It tie daughter Huili, with two
young ladles who weie towing the frail
craft, in attempting to change posi
tions, the boat had been given a sud
den lurch, which thiew little Ruth and
Madge Carter Into the water.
Both young men heard the uy and
saw the accident, but be 'ere- Peicy
Holden has given motion to his di If t-
A Child's Cry
Pierces the mother's heart like a sword.
Often the mother who would do every
thing for the little one she loves, is ut
terly impotent to help and finds no
help in physicians. That was the case
Yflth MrSj Duncan, whose little one was
UlUlUtl UllUll Willi
scrofula, But
fortunately she
was led to use Dr,
Tierce's Golden
Medical Discov
ery and so cured
the child without
resorting to a
painful operation.
The great blood-
' purifying proper
ties of Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical
Discover' hnve
,been proved over
and over again in
cases of scrofula,
eczema, eruptions
nd other diseases which are caused by
n impure condition of the blood. It
entirely eradicates the poisons which
feed dlseaie, and builds up the body
with sound, healthy flesh.
"My Hltle daughter became nfflictcil with
cronila, which affected her ejes," writes Jin,
AKJic wuncau, wi .Jinimicm. neuasuail lu ,
.She could not tear the light for over a
year. We tried to cure.lter ejes, but nothing
ilut.uny good. We hail nur home phjsklan ami
he adrised us lo take her to nu oculitt, as her
eyclidt would hae to be 'craped.' They had
lcowe ao tlilcl. lie thouyht ie would never
Tc-over her iisht. A there was no one cite to
whom we could apply my heart sank within
DiK,' t went to jour 'Common seme Medical
Adviser.' read your treatment on ocrolula. get.
tiiiR the properties of medicines there adUted,
With five bottles of ' r.oldeu Medical J)itcoery
I have entirely cured my child
1 Honing this will be of tome use to ou find
a blessing to other sulfurr, with heartfelt
thanks, I remain." '
Doctor Pierce's Pleasant Tellets are
eu excellent laxative for children.
They nie easy to take and thorough
itV-V'dlon". '
ar Abigail oneeNouoH,
in The Tribune's Short Story Contest.
hoat, Paul Benedict 'has leaned Into
the water, and Is' frantically foielng hln
way to the spot whence they have
sunk from sight. In an Instant self Is
obliterated, every nctve Is tense for
the ulfort which lies before him.
Ah he ncars the boat the cuily head
of Ruth Is Just rising ftom the dark
water. With one hand giaypltir? Ilrmly
the bodice of her frock, n tew strokes
or the free arm bilngs them to thti
side of the boat, nnd restore her to
the frantic mother. But now for the
greater effort befoie him. Will he ho
able to save the di owning girl, who
lias a second time sunk out of right?
Can he do It? But ho does not nsk.
Watching where the water last closed
oer her until the half unconscloud
foun again approaches the sutface, he
grasps her at the hack, attempting to
support her thus until the boat, now
diawlng neai, may give assistance.
Hut with the fien.y common to tho
di owning, she clutches him about tho
ncc. and drags hlmdnwn. Those watch
ing tiom the boats feel that both are
diowncd, but the stiong" arm and
dauntless coinage of Paul Benedict are
not to bexleteated, nnd nt last they
again ilse to the surface, this time
so near the npptoachlng bunt that
with the tardy assistance ot Percy Hoi;
den she Is lifted, unconscious, and
placed In Mazle Dennle's arms.
A second time Peicy Holden leaned
out to assist tho now exhausted res
cuer, but not so; his hold upon the
boat side relaxed and he sank back
Into tho water. Kor another he hnd
gladly nt copted his assistance; for
himself ho could not. When after a
few si conds of exhaustion he was
seen to turn and slowly -swim towaid
the shoie, there was tho light of newly
awaked emotion In Mazle Dennle's
countenance. .loy and pride in his
br.ivciy seemed still half mingled with
fear fear that she might yet lose
something which had suddenly be
come precious in her sight.
Among the pleasures planned for
the guests of Gray Swan had been that
of a tiip to the Kali field mines, with
Paul Benedict, to whom cveiy cham
ber of thof-e gieat undergiound caverns
was familiar, to act as guide.
On Kiiday mottling, all haing rccov
eied f i om the effects of the Incident
Just i elated, rjiay Swan Cottage was a
scene of activity at an eaily hour. A
picnic dinner In a gtoe ovei looking
the valley was n featuio of the day.
All hands weie husj In packing the
baskets of goodies and putting In tead-lnc-s
other ncccssoi les for tho day's
plcasuie. By ten o'clock the paity
weie at the station, whence a shoit
lide by trolley would biing them to
their destination.
The mm nlng was fair, nnd as the
swift lljlng tiolley sped onward, ocr
hills, with glimpses of blue mountain
chains bejond, and down the alles,
decked with Ileitis of waving coin, Joy
and gladness .seemed evident eveiy
wheie. The bieezc that swept thiough
tho open tout 1st car, causing hats to
loso their balance, and tossing into
dlsti acting confusion tho ringlets sur
lounding the fair young faces, seemed
but In keeping with the icckless gaiety
which had taken possession of all
nilndti sne one. To Paul Benedict tho
life beneath tho giound suggests too
much of haidship and suffeiing for him
to contemplate it een trom a dis
tance, In the spit It of mltth evident
among his companions. It Is with evi
dent ellott that he meets the talllery
and jesting woids of those about him,
for his own thoughts awakened dur
ing the piecedlng dajs, helps to out
weigh the buoyancy of spirit which na
na e would
Noontide finds the party dining be
neath tho shade of oaks and pine ttees,
which clothe the hills on the western
outskiits of the town. The view which
lay betoie them was indicative of a
diffeient life than that tiom which
a two hours' i Hie had tianspotted
them. That, a fairyland of beauty nnd
plcasuie; this, a land of stein reali
ties acthities and toil.
Long black mounds of culm lay
stietohed act on, tho valley, with heie
and theio a tall black bieaker rising
like dink skeleton llgures fiom the
sui rounding blackness. On the not th
orn and southern hoilzons distant
wteaths of smoke nie Issuing from
other skeleton llguies, nnd other black
mounds, these constituting the only
visible eldence of this monaich of
Industilos, which, hidden In the deep
bosom of the eaith, has honeycombed
for many miles the Lackawanna val
ley. An King at the mines, the paity aio
taken down In the little lion cage to
n depth of soveinl hundred feet. Al
though they Unci tho atmospheto some
what lepulsivo to nosttlls accustomed
to the sweet-scented air of vetdant
hills, and the gruesome darkness send
ing "cieeps" along their spinal vette
brae, yet the splilt of tho weukest
does not taller. They aio bent upon
teseatch and adventuie, nnd to what
young being, filled with the abundant
vitality of healthful life, is thoie not
fascination in eaith's mysteiles and
snuggles, oven though death and de
sttuctlon aro mingled In Its conillctH?
Kor a few moments they watch tho
foiiom-looklng mules patiently plod
ding back and fntth with their bur
den ot black rocks, only woiklng out
their llvrw In daikness, anil yet filling
an impottant putt In this bulled world
of activity. Down where the great
steam pumps aio forcing out the water
they ato told of an nniloi ground flood.
How a tlft n tho earth above had once
let a toirent come pouting Into the
mines, filling tho wtuklng until men,
mules and niachlnety weto all alloat,
und gtavo disaster was only prevented
by cutting a now channel for tho
mountain brook, which had by ciiunco
found so deep a bed.
As they penetiatu a long low cham
ber, fiom which the iuIucih nie busily
bieaklug out the black diamonds and
doll voi lug them, to tho waiting tais,
they engage in convocation one whoso
bent form and scaried fmo Indicate
long experience In this hidden lealm
of chance nnd labor, Whon asked what
caused the scais which seamed his
cheek and btnw, he turned und point
ed to a deseited chambei.
"Some locks fell on mo down In
thete." he said, "and these ute Ihu
minks they gae me." When prcatod
for further details, he told how a heavy
blast In an adjoining Lhamher had
caused the unsuppoitcd roof of the
low w oi king to iiiie In. How the pas.
t,i',-e wis tilled with iucl lor stiuh
it distant e that for ttnee days they
weiu ImptUouei) behind the wall with
two dead lonmules In their misl, and
ili.U his own sun had died when help
wns so near that they could hear tho
voices of the workmen who were tear
ing down tho blockading rooks.
It was only nn Incident of mine life,
told without emotion or mention of
the ngony of hunger, thirst and pain
enduted, nor tho keener suffering of
the long suspense. Uncli group ot
mlnciH could disclose some tale of
adventure, sometimes wolrd or gro
tesque, hut often suggestive of widow
ed wives and sorrowing sweethearts,
and tho stolid heroism of a commun
ity of men who know no fear and
slit Ink not "front danger.
The vlsltois came at last to the
mouth of a low dark channel which
Paul Benedict tells thorn opens at a
distance of two bundled feet Into what
hnd been tho l Idlest vein of oie In
all the wot kings In the company's pos
session. Peering Into the Inky darkness of tho
nartow channel, a dim light which
mudc Its way down thiough ventilat
ing shafts and a distant slope Into
tho spacious gullet y beyond, enticed a
portion of the patty to pi ess forwaid
Into the low passage hofoio their guide
could say them nay At a won! of
warning tho more prudent ones with
drew, but not so Peicy Holden nnd
Mazle Dennie. Calling to their com
panions to await their return, they
press forward with heads bent low to
escape the toof. Kor half an hour
those left behind counted off the min
utes Impatiently, thinking that when
left alone they would soon lettiin;
but to Paul Benedict, who knew too
well the dnngeis of the trcaciieious
foul damp, the minutes ' seemed like
hours. He rcgietted that ho had not
rushed forwaid and foicibly dniwn
back the girl who had so thoughtlessly
embraced the greatest danger.
Becoming convinced that they had
fallen victims to this deadly clement,
ho directed tho lemalndor of the patty
to nticond to the suifaco and make
their way to the opening of the slopo
leading from tho laigor channel. If he
did not meet them theie, they should
apply for a rescuing paity, who would
enter the mine fiom this outer pas
sageway. Ho then ptessed forward
into the low channel, sea ice dating to
Inhale the stagnant air, lest he, too,
should be stiicken down befoie he had
lesctied her he t-ought. When about
two-thlids the distance had been' pass
ed he came upon them, both uncon
scious, and ho feaied dead. In an in
stant he wns canying foiw.trd the
trail girlish foim; and in a moment
moie had t cached the bto.ulcned mouth
of the channel, but none too soon;
for his own breath came in slioit, con
vulsive gasps, and Ills bialn .seemed
reeling. When he had i cached nosh
air beneath a eutilatlng shaft and
found by hasty examination that life
had not gone out fiom Mazle Dennle's
bieast, then a momentous question
presented It&olf. Should he leave her
here upon the damp eaith, and at the
peril of his own life ictuin to the les
cuo of the man w ho had pushed him
aside and supplanted ,him in the
thoughts of her -whom he loved? Or
should he cairy her torwnid to the
waiting lrlcnds and dispatch a icscu
iug party for the other? Koinier ex
perience told him by that time the
foul damp would have completed its
deadly wotk. Tho pale, still lonn be
foie him appealed to him for caio,
and een now Peicy Holden might be
beyond recall; but in his inmost soul
he felt the impulse of a duty to be
pertoim, and though featan was whis
pering in hks ear, the Chi 1st piinci
plo within him tiiumphed.
With gi eater bravery than is icqulr
ed to face a cannon's mouth, he ic
tiaced his steps, and In a few mo
ments brought to tho foot of tho shaft
his now unfortunate ilval.
Klfteen minutes later Mazie Dennie,
stll unconscious, was placed in th
aims of her waiting friends, but when
a half hour later Peicy Holden, icvived
by the fresh air ftom the shaft, was
assisted up the slope, she was sitting
up with pulses again active, and a
catriage was waiting to convey them
to tho station, whence they would ic
turn to Lake Lanoie. When Paul
Benedict had seen the light of con
sciousness in Mazle Donnio's eyes, and
know that his piesence was no longer
noccessary, he had withdiawn to or
der a carriage, and with the cnnlngp
came a note to his hostess saying that
it would bo impossible for him to le
turii with tho party to liiay Swan
It was a quiet parly which i etui nod
that evening, nor did the following day
find tho occupants ot Giay Swan in
their usual mood.
To Mazle Dennie life eomed sud
denly to have lost Its cliaim.
Why had Paul Benedict loft her thus
abiuptly, whon she would havo poured
out to him tho love and gialltude or
her very soul? She had thoughtlessly
trifled with his affections for the pleas
ure of the hour, but not until tho
passion of love had taken conscious
possession of her own heait did she
realize the pain her tilfllng may havo
Not many days elapse befoie a lottor
finds Its way to Paul Benedict's desk,
which occasions his lettiin to dtay
Again he stands at twilight looking
out over tho beaiititul expanse of wa
ter nnd watching the Incoming bouts.
But how diffeient to him now nppo.ufl
the scene than when thus viowed a
week before.
Tho low sweet music on tho summer
uir, tho tints tellected ftom the toso
ate sky, ate but a lefleetlon of tho
waimth and gladness tilling his own
And to Malo Ronnie, w hosn boat Is
slowly diawlng near, the woild once
mote seems fair, and the stalwait llg
tiro -waiting on tho shoie, tho noblest
specimen of nntuio's handlwoik,
How to Get a Maine Centinl Car
Homo from Wnco, Texas.
Carl lioiry in Mii:kc'.
The car accountant is a tUal in
stant e of development in tho
business. In the tally das ho did not
exist, Tho supeiiutendeut was supposed
to know In a general way what was
being done with the company's tuis.
The- ciihtom was for tailioads lu can
tlliiiugh fielfiht as fur as the end of
their own linen In their own cms. Then
It was nansfetted to the cits of the
foreign lino und vn assisted on the
next stage to its destination So ;uuoh
time however, wns lott lu making the
ti tun teis that the ne-'d.i nt thlppei.i
foict'd viuin the tatltoid.' a depaituie
which has now become their nmcial
custom. Railroads permit all loaded
cars to go through to their destination
without transfer, and allow one another
a certain sum for the use of the "nrs.
This rcfliiltB In scattering th cars of
tho different roads over every ecCilon
of track In the country. It produces
tho extraordinary processions of tnany
colorod travolotH from distant lands
that delights the eye of youngstof? at a
railroad crossing.
In theory, the cnts nre permitted to
run thtotigh over 'fotclgn roads to
their destination, on the condition Hint
on their arrival they shall he unlo.tdcl
piomptly and started on the Journey
home. In prnctlce, the ft eight agent
Is apt to use the cars that aro most
handy, rcgnidloss of their ownership.
An agent In Minneapolis would hardly
think twice before tilling up a Maine
Central freight car with a consign
ment for Manitoba. The ngont nt
Manitoba would not surfer a pang ot
conscience If ho found himself stulllng
the same Maine rar with a rnigo of
supplies, for Waco, Texas. Thus are
begun tho wanderings of a car t'i
which, If It wcro not for th( car ac
countant and his memoranda, there
would sometimes lie no end.
It Is by no moans easy to bring tho
wnndereis home. When the Maine
Ccntinl'B car accountant learns trom
his icpoits that nU car Is being unduly
knocked about on foiclgn loads his
first news Is that it has spent weeks
in the yards at Minneapolis. A truccr
is at once forwarded to the transput ta
tlon ucjnrtnient of the t.tllioad which
Is believed to bo Holding tho car. By
this time the car is on Its way to
Manitoba. A tracer follows It thete,
but with tho similar result that tho
car has been dispatched for the South
west. A letter to tho company opc'tut
Ing tho lino out of Wnco nrlngs tin
answer to the effect that the car s
thete, but Is being held to awnit the
disposition of tho consignee, or that It
Is cilpplcd nnd has bc-n ittn Into tho
shops for icpalis, or that It has been
loaded again, In w hlch case tho com
pany piomlses politely to unload it
and send it home Immediately. Then
the car Is piomptly (-witched off on to
a branch lino for some local conslgnco
and Is not heaid of again except by tho
needy agent who captured It until It
turns up In a tall-end collision In tho
state of West Vhglnln. Luckily It is
not a bit lnjuied, und Is able to con
tinue its wanderings, puisued by moie
and moie vlgoiously worded corres
pondence, until somebody sends It
Lower Class Must Work, Upper
Class Must Be Entombed.
Amu .Vorthcnd Ilciijiinin in Aimlcc's.
Wo may say without hesitation that
tho lot of the Koican woman is the
most pitiable, just as tho position of
her people is the most deplorable, In
the Kast. Uvory dcgi ailing idea
emanating from China is here can led
to an otieme. Tho wife is not more
than a chattel, seldom scon before the
m.iniage, which is ai ranged by a "go
between" (as in China and Japan),
and after niarilago to talk to her even
Is a dogiadation for the husband. In
the lower classes she must wotk, work,
wotk. In tho tipper classes she must
be entombed.
A few instances will give point to
these facts. In tho city of Kusan, In
tho southern Korea, there lived a
Korean wife of tho upper, though not
the noble, class. She had boon i cach
ed In her homo, which was her prison,
by some young women missionaries.
One night, with tho consent of hor
husband, they planned to take her to
visit the Japanese settlement neai by.
It lay only half a mile away, but the
woman had never seen it. This event
took tho place in her life that a trip
abioad does with us. She said that
for many eais she had scon nothing
moie than the roof of her husband's
house. Now she had something to
think of until sho died.
A Koiean gill has no name. She Is
known as So-and-So's mother, when
.she becomes married and has a son.
Her husband calls her by her son's
name. A husband In Koi ea is entitled
to a divorce on the ground of his wife's
incompatibility with her mother-in-law.
The professions of sorceiess,
Buddist nun and dancing girl seem tho
only avenues by which the Koiean
woman may escape her bondage.
Though In some cases tho adoption of
Christianity has led to a better state
of alfniis, yet tho attempt at innova
tion seems almost hopeless. A young
Koiean couple in Kusan had become
Chilstlans, and tho husband, being the
right hand of one of tho missionaries,
went with him on long nips into tho
country. Ho had fallen In love with
his little wlfo a very unusual thing
anil, in his treatment or her, wished
to emulate the example of his foiclgn
fi lend. When ho and the missionary
found that they were to be In a cer
tain village for a few days, they sent
for their wives.
"Where do you wish to go?" Inquir
ed tho father-in-law of the Korean
"To see our husband," was tho re
sponse. Thereupon, he forbade his daughter-in-law
to take the nip, saying that his
son would bo the laughing stock of the
city, and ho could not ullow her to
cieato such a scandal.
On another occasion when this same
Koiean husband was away, he wioto
a letter to his wire; but tho father-in-law
was ashamed to glvo It to her,
declaring that It was n violation of all
Korean custom.
Tho women lu this country nro often
unhappy nnd Intelligent enough to
renlUe tho misery of their position.
In a way, they aio moie spirited than
tho women of tho neighboring coun
tries, for they havo fits of uucouti oiled
cnger, during which they tear their
hair, cut themselves and generally
make things fly. At such a time tho
husband may use much hasto and tact
In getting out of tho way or he may
retaliate by some eitectlvo blows, or
later by a dlvoice. It Is an Interesting
fact that, while as a nation tho Kor
eans ate least assertive, Individually
they aio mot a apt to glvo way to
violent nuthuists of temper than
either the qhlnoso or Japanese. When
a Koiean woman Is deeply incensed
sho reduces eveiythlng to a simple
equation, fotgettlng lu her fuiy tho
teathlngs of Confucius, and her con
tuties of subjection. Wo have it In us
to wish that all Koiean womankind
would rise up In simultaneous ttenzy
nnd tiamplc the tdd older ol thliigh to
death under toot. I cm Imagine the
whole army of Korean men set ambling
hastily to cover!
is caused by a deiangement of the
nerves. Llchty's Celoiy Notve Com
pound is un I'xtiac't of celeiy combined
witli other etllcatlous medical ingtedl
entsi lesultlng In u neivo medicine of
i .ii t- villus, a lid wondeiful lu its prompt
and soothing dilative effects. It will
make you sleep, t-old by Matthews
Btos "
The Man
Who Dreamed.
IT WAS A bright spring nftcrnoon,
nnd Wnrgrave wan sitting before
his easel on tho lonely shore at
I'etiolth, putting the Mulshing
touches to a small plctuie. He
was a ninn of about 3r, his hair Just
tinged with giay, yet not old In ap
pearance. lie laid down his hiush, anil pulling
out his pipe, proceeded to Hll It lols
uicly. Piesonlly he wnp roused from his re
flections by the sound of a light foot
step, nnd looking nround, ?nw .1 young
girl nppionchlng him.
"Not lea time yet, Joan?" he cried.
Sho smilingly shook her head. Sho
was a pretty ghl ot 21, with shady
gt,ay eyes, nnd a complexion as tiear
as tho Cornish air Itself. Sitting down
on the ledge of tcck beside him, sho
gravely criticised tho canvas.
"What pay you, O child ot the sea
and winds?" he asked with a glance
at the btlght young face.
She turned to him enthusiastically,
a flush on her cheeks.
"I think It's splendid!" she cried.
"The best you've dono since yott'va
been with us."
"Only fair to medium, T fancy. I've
never got bevond thnt, you know," ho
milled thoughtfully.
The girl glanced at htm, nnd saw
Ihat he wns gazing seaward In vacant
fashion. Instinctively sho knew tho
bend of his thoughts.
"A failure couldn't have dono this'"
she said gently, her eyes on tho pic
ture. Ho gave a slight start nnd laughed
"Thank you, little girl," he crlod.
"But even your kindly comment
doesn't alter the one great undeniable
"What war. tho life you mnpped
out?" she r.sked quietly.
A momentary gleam kindled In his
"My dreams? Oh, the usual ones of
the joung man who does not know
tl.nt the thing that has been given
him Is not genius, but only a tiny
spnrk of It. I was to be a big artist,
paint wondeiful pictures that would
bring me lasting fame and position. I
was to lead a dazzling life, see tho
world, mlv with Its masteis, explore
Its tt ensures."
His voico came to a stop. The girl
watched him with beating heart; be
was staling Into space, a far-away
look In his eyes.
"I had another a little later!" he
went on in a low tone, "r wns still to
do all these things, but not for my own
siko alone to win a woman."
He paused and noticed his pipe had
gone out. Mechanically his lingers felt
for another match.
"Yes, I loved that woman, Joan!" ho
continued. "I assined her confidently
that I would woik like a slave to
achieve success, that In a short time
I would accomplish this and be able
to mai ry her."
He g.uo a little low laugh.
"Koitunatclv for herself, she know
better, nnd foresaw my futuie with
admliable clearncssi. Slip settled tho
joint bv marrying an extiomely weal
thy man."
The girl raised her head. Sho was a
trifle white, but ho did not notice
"And you never di earned again?"
she asked slow Iy.
"No, as tho years clilfted on, a calm
philosophy fell on mo. until now ou
see me as I am, my very small private
income and tho proeeds of soiling
my pictures to tho dealers just en
abling mo to lead a life In a quiet,
out-of-the-way place like Penelth."
His eyes icsted for a moment on tho
clear loofs of the tiny town, then he
turned lound quickly to her with a
"You see I am reconciled now," ho
said. "Tho months I havo spent here,
living in tho house with ou and your
aunt", have been the best thing in my
life. We've had a jolly time together,
haven't wo?"
Joan mse to her feet. Sho was smil
ing npw, and tho color in hor cheeks
had deepened slightly.
"Yes, we've got on well!" she said.
"I must tun on now to see about tea
mind you aio not more than a quaiter
of an hour," sho added In a laughing
tone of command ns sho hurried away.
She walked swiftly alone tho road
to the town, her h"nd bent In thought.
The daughter' of a Cornish eloigyman,
Joan Hesketh had nn his death found
herself pinctlcally penniless.
She had gone to living at Penelth
with her aunt, who, owing to a stroke
of ill-fortune, was obliged to let a por
tion of her little house. Thus It was
that AVaigiave. the artist, had come
to live with them some IS months ago.
What his piesence now meant to the
glil, sho hoiself only know.
She hmshed a tear from her eye as
sho ontcied the house.
"Ho only dtenms of the past," site
inurniuied, a half sob in her voice. "Ho
will never know."
A few minutes later Wargr.ivo was
plodding leisurely along the road, his
easel under his mm. Looking ahead,
he noticed un open enrtinge sweep
iou,nd tho ciuve, and us It came nearer
he .saw theio was only one occupant,
a lady, ditching sight of hor face, he
gave a start of suipl.s.3 and came to
n abiupt halt.
She had seen him, too, and had give
nn rrder to the coachman, The next
moment the (nrilngo had diawn up In
front of him, and. with white face, ho
v as stnring at tho woman who so
smilingly held out a hand to him Sho
was about 30, i-omnikubly handsome,
and diod In thu latest fashion,
"Not due to Kate," she slid laugh
ing at his sin prise, "I saw ono ot
your plctiiios In a London shop, in
quiied tho address, and fame- down
specially to this remote spot to find
jnu" She opened tho can Inge door.
"I have to lotuin to London tonight.
I want you, for the sake of old times,
to come to tho hotel and havo ten Willi
me. Will you'"'
Ho got In beside her and the cinlago
tinned. In u few minutes they woto
sitting alone in tho long dining loom
of the bote). He had not tasted the
tea sho had handed to him, but was
It'okiug at her Intently, his eyes tak
ing In .HI the details of hor nppo ir.ince.
She had tPinoved her hat and coat,
and sat before him, a smiling vision
of magnificence.
"And what has happened to jnu?"
she miked quickly.
He geve a llttlo shiug of his shoal,
"Nothing; I am where I was a do-urn
jeai.s ngo. evtcpt that new-I know."
He pau-ied. then looked neios at her.
"And you?"
fc-iio l.f-nt a Utile (not the tnhl" to
waids Km.
"I tame down lo tdl vou'" shs said
in a low olte. "Vniu'tl.ut Inn Iv en
ditfl two yens I Mil f" J7iln, :-nt
a wealthy woman"
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eyes, and he gave a slight start. TJt
tei lin; :t soft exclamation, she rose
fiom her seat and stood by his side.
"Yes, in those old days, Austin, you
loved me!" she ciied qulekly. "You
thought me heartless, but that wasn't
ctultc the riKht word. I loved you, but
knew- my tompeuiment. I wasn't
born to bo the wife of a stuiRcrlins
man, poverty would have made me
miseiable, wo .should both have been
exttemoly unhappy. I did what you
know married a ileh man. Now I am
lice, I come to you again ; It Isn't too
late, Austin; we aio almost young
He passed a hand over his fore
head. "You would bo willing to mairy mo
have me live on your money?"
She laid a hand gently on his shoul
der. "Money Is 'nbsolutply of no conse
quence to me: that part of tho ar
langomont would never cioss my mind.
We may not love ns we did, yet think
what it would mean, Austin! I should
havo the husband I would hnve chosen
jou some of your dicams realized.
i:-erythiner thnt lies at a rich man's
hands will be yours you can leave this
itariow life for over!"
lie did not speak. The suddenness
of the thing had set his brain In a
"ff not for love, an artistic comrade
ship!" sho paid softly.
"In the days when we were together
you gave up your last penny to sntisfj
my whims; now 1H me show you tho
beauties ot the world let ns enjoy
them together. It Is not good to seo
j-ou here with all your ambition
So she talked, and ho listened with
tho blood thiobhlng thiough his veins.
Presently sho had tn go, and ho ac
companied her to tho nation. Then,
when the train hnd finally vanished
from sight, lie tinned and walked
down to the seashoio. If ho consent
ed, he wns to go up to London tn-moiiow-,
they woto to be man led and
Immediately to start for a long tour
through Italy.
Ho strode up and down the lonely
snnds, lighting tho thing nut. It was
all so curious, so unuttoinhly pttungo,
He knew that (he love that he hnd
(men for her was dead, stamped out
the inni i IiU-'o with Vansltntt hud
done that. Ho might Ilk" hor, hut ho
could novor love her again, Tint she
did not titd- that sho was piopaied to
bo satisfied with nn "aitlstli com
tadeshlp" i he had said --n hei-selt',
o made up Ills mind Willi a jeik.
and walked swiftly back to the llttlo
house. Ho found Joan alone, and a.
sudden hesitation seemed to creep
over him.
"Joan," he said nwUwardly, "I am
going to London tomortnw must
leave you,"
Hho bent over hor brol;,
"Kor good'.'" sho .-aid In a quint tone.
Uo gave a little nervous laugh,
"Yes, fop good, I'm afraid.'"
The glil inso from hoi seat nnd
moved tn tho door. Mio know what
had happened guessed Instinctively
who tho woman at the hotel was.
"You will like to got into the big
woild again." Mio said with n bravo
sniilo "I must tell mint "
Tne net mmnliiT hn took his do.
pnrtuii'. Joan hnd somehow mistaken
tin time, and wn-i nowhoio to be found
when he left the house. With a cuil
rus feeling nt depie.-slon lio iiuido hi-
way to tho station and took Ills seat
ill nn nnpty third-class cninpai tnient
Almost -i1- tho n.iln was on tho point
of nt. tiling he saw it slight llgure up nn tho platfotm. II was Joan,
and hli' came bieathlcssly up to tlm
i ..1 1 la qo.
"liood-bye." she talteicd, bnldlnq:
out hep hand to him.
Ho w u'lied mil. ami g asplng It,
In ikd dovtn on the rpniined face.
Tho whlotlo Miunded, and she wlth
diew ln'i- hand gently
"1 hopo vnii will be hapi v," sir?
hi k thed nt'iuulously. Ilo m tin
Sty fy HU vvlth tears, and siidilenlj,
a If a i ut tain bad boon swept away
Imn 'Mr brill', bo Know.
T,,r n iln inovd lowly limn iho i
platiium. Hid If stood ,.t the wliidinv.
frazlns mutely at her. As the station
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finally vanished from sight he sanH
down on tho seat, dazed with his dis
co c t y.
It was near 0 tho same evening, nnd
In the slttlnp mom of the little house
.loan was slttlns alone, very white,
very, mlsrinhlo, Presently tho clock!
struck tho hour, nnd as the last chime
died nwuy the door opened and a man
eiiteiod tho iiiom quietly. He looked
tiled und pale, but a quick light earns
Into his oyos ns ho saw the girl. He
caiuo sli.iUht to her,
"Theio was no Joan lu tho bis
woild!" ho said simply. "I only real
ised It this morning."
S-dio looked at him situ lied, then as
their oyrs mot In sw If t understanding,
a swift Joy inn tliiough hor
"Your dionms''" she whlspoied.
"Knr tho moment I was made enough
to think I eould lenllze them at the
openso of my selt-ieFpcct'" he crlect
bltuib. "J'hank Hod, I nvvoko In
"Hut tho wondeiful life you have al
vnyt. longrd for?" ho murmured.
"n empty shell without tho one
wondeiful thins' Don't Ffnd me away,
.loan." he whlipoied, pleadingly. "Let
mo Miiccfttl fm Just once!'"
Htio smiled back at him through hor
mist of The man had not come
back In vain. Clilbert Jiayle, In M.
A. 1'.
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the .tute appinpilatlcin to riayie hos
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