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THE UNLUCKY STONE.
From my wuliost recollection wo hod
traveled, traveled the world over, It
liotoncd, my mother mid 1. Wo lmd no
kuh nor kin lint ono another, so enn tno
world wondoi tlmt wo wcro nil lit nil to
cnob other" My inothut's fnco, although
tho sweetest nnd gentlest of faces, was
always Bid, even gloomy nt times. Sho
s always woro tin deepest of mourning
for inv father, iiltlioimh I could never
got her to mention mm. Aim niior sov
crnl inquiries 1 c lined to troubl6 her, for
such u look of pain nnd ngony would
como over tho dear features nt tho men
tion of Rohett Riulcliflf. Tho only jew
elry sho ever woro consisted of two
rings, n plain gold wedding ring nnd a
benutiful op.il set in n heavy baud of
fgold. Through Asia, Lttrope, Amenca,
nnd even to Amca nnd Australia, wo
had miulo our way. And whenever in n
crowd or conversing with n stranger I
would uotico my mother looking nt her
opal ring, which sho woro on tho third
finger of tho right hand.
Ono summer wo had wandered thtough
Russia, liml spent somo timo on the
Rhino, nnd finally brought up in a littlo
town among tho mountains of Switzer
land. Heto my mother wns taken ill
. with n general declino of tho heart, na
' tho villngo doctor called it. I was very
$S much frightened nnd wanted to tele
graph for n celebrated man from Paris,
but sho said: "No, Carl, do nothing
whatsoever. My timo has come, nnd 1
must liavo you to myself for tho few
, hours loft me."
1 would not beliovo it. It did not
s seem possiblo that God could take her
"Mother," I said, controlling my emo
tions for fear of making her worse,
"yon imngino that you nto much worse
than you me. You nro looking better
than 1 have seen jou for eomo time.
Your cheeks nro bright red."
-" All, vrhat a, fool I wast Death's very
Bign 1 took to be tho lmo of returning
"Call, 1 hao no timo to waste in use
less woids," sho said. "Como and sit by
uiy sido and learn why your mother's
sad faco has darkened your young life.
No, do not interrupt, my boy. I know
how much you think of j our mother.
Sixteen years ago, when jou were a
child of 4, wo lived in a beautiful coun
try homo in tho north of Ireland. Your
father was of that country, you know."
I did not know, for sho had never told
mo anything about him; but 1 did not
interrupt, and sho continued: "Well,
ono night I waited and waited for Robert
to return. Ho had gono to tho neighbor
ing village to buy new carriage horses.
Tho wind blow a gale, and tho rain fell
in tonents. I walked the floor in an
ngony of fear till 13 o'clock, then called
a faithful old servant and told him to
harness and to'go with mo to look for
his mnster. Ho thought mo crazy, but
did as I told him. Put nnother pillow
under my head, Carl. There, now I can
"Wo found him, my son; found him
all bloody and beaten to death. Foully
, Her faco was ghastly, and although
Bhaking in every limb I managed to give
her some drops tho doctor had left sn
that she was ablo to continue. "lean
not tell you more of that dreadful time
except that theio never was tho slight
est clew to tho assassin. We never knew
that he had an enemy in the woild. It
was not robbery, lor his watch and .i
large amount of money weio not touched.
You will find papers telling you all of
that. My pait is what I wish to tell
you now. I lived with you alono in
the old homo for ono year. One night 1
fell asleep in n chair by tho hearth, and
had tho strangest of dreams. I dreamt
a voico said to me:
"'Take thy child and the opal ring
and ti.ivel tho world ovei, and when
thou dost find thy opal tin nest a blood
red then thou willst bo in tho presence
of thine enemy and thine husband's
"When I awoke I pondered on it for a
while, but camo to tho conclusion that it
was tho result of a fevor&l brain. The
next night I had the same dream, nnd
again tho next. I then took it as my
mission in life to find the man who had
foully killed my Robert. I awoko from
my apathy, sold the place, and taking
you with mo started on my pilgrimage.
You know tho result. Never has ray
ring changed color. Now, Carl, I am
dying, and into vour hands I consign
this ling, nnd I aslc you by the memory
of your murdered father to find tho per
son and bring Iris crime homo to him."
Sajing this sho placed the opal, with
its fino red lines, upon my finger, and
then lay back exhausted.
"I piomise, mother, never to givo up
tho search whilo there is breath in my
body," I said, intending to find tho as
sassin by modem means instead of super
stitious, but I would not pain her by
doubting her dream.
Thiee dajs sho lingered, during which
timo bho told mo of her financial stand
ing, aud that sho did not know of a rela
tive in tho world. Tho thhd night sho
passed away, leaving mo alone in tho
world with a terriblo void in my life
nnd mi unutterablo grief. I saw hex
buried in tho little Swiss burial ground,
and then it) turned to tho iun and looked
my future in tho face. I had 00,000,
no friends u-id a veritable vendetta. A
week later I started for Paris, stated my
trouble, and had tho best detectives to
work up a hojele.ss case. In Loudon I
did tho same, and then ciossed the ocean
and followed tho same eourso in New
York. Tho opal ring I woie, but seldom
looked ut it. I made several pleasant
traveling acquaintances, and had u num
ber of invitations to visit in Washing
ton, Baltimore nnd other cities in the
Btulea. 1 refused them all, and wont
west to San Finncisco, staying thoro un
til Jan, I, when I lotiirned to Washing
ton, where I inn acro&i ono ofjny trav
eling friends, Ruy Carrington."
I refused nil overture to go Into so
ciety or to vibit Cairington, hut when I
won taken ill ami thicntenod with pneu
monia, my friend had mo removed,
ugaliiHt my Minium, to Ids home, where
M tall, klatoly liidy mulled urnulounly
upon mo, and where I had nil thu euro
mi dvvoUfOu imjuIuU. during m tmtiom
Htm. Iron ..), Wiiu Wild liftjrf
iiinthpi, Wilt mi nngol (if iilfiruy tfl Inc. n
lioinnlww wntiilr-rer. Ono day 1 was ly
ing on the Nfu deluged with Miawln,
wraps etc., rending my cortwpotidenco
from tho foreign i-ollco unices. Nothing
ihnd really lcon douo, although n innu
had boon sunt to Ireland. So man)
yours had pwed they could hold out lit
tlo hope to mo.
A rap nt tho door, nnd "May 1 como
In?" from Hay.
"Of course," 1 replied. "Why do you
"llecnuso 1 havo brought you n isl
tor," ho snid, in ho ontetod with his nrut
nrotmil a lieautlful young girl, whom ho
introduced m his sister Milan
I told her sho was very kind to visit
nn invalid, and wondered whnt thoy
would think if thoy know 1 was hunting
down a murderer of sixteen years ago.
Many happy days parsed In spito of ill
lies nnd vendetta. Thoy insisted upon
keeping mo for it ball in honor of Lilian's
twentieth birthday. I found rcslstanco
useless, so yielded with na good graco ns
possiblo, although 1 know such gnyotlos
wcro not for mo, nnd my mother's death
was too tecent not to destroy any desiro
for bitch pleasutcs.
However 1 staid, nnd on tho ovoning
of tho bnll arrayed myself in my dress
suit and descended to tho ballroom,
which wns beautifully decorated with
tropicnl plants nnd lovely ferns. Lllinu
wna receiving her guests by her mother's
side. Sho wns dressed in a gown of sil
very fabric, which mado her look more
than over llko tho beautiful fairy she
was. I easily mingled unnoticed in the
As I gn7ed on that brilliant sccno.1
wondered what tho dear mother was
thinking iu sho locked down from her
homo on high. I thought of tho littlo
gravo in tho fnr nwny country, of tho
vendetta left mo ns a legacy. Ray broke
in upon my meditations, nnd finding it
impossiblo to pcrsundo mo to dance said:
"Well, do take Mis3 Van Dyko into sup
per nnd relieve mo."
I complied, nnd upon entering tho
supper loom removed ono glove, as my
hand was warm. Upon doing so I
glanced nt tho opal ring, nnd to my hor
ror noticed that it lind becomo a blood
red. What could it mean? I glanced
around tho room aud noticed only a doz
en people, but these brilliant society
peoplo of Washington. What had they
to do with my opal turning red? I must
bo mistaken. No; it was a deep blood
red. I noticed Ray's uncle among the
crowd a tall, dark man, conversing
with a lady; and I mechanically watched
him leavo the room, then glanced, at my
ring and, great heavens! my blood seem
ed turning to ice, for tho ring had re
sumed its original color. I escorted
Miss Van Dyko back to tho ballroom
and delivered her to a partner. Then I
sought an introduction to Ray's uncle.
"Mr. Radcliff ," ho exclaimed, and I saw
him btart, "where was your home, if 1
may ask?" "In tho north of "Ireland," 1
replied, "and my father was Robert
Radcliff." I noticed my ling had again
become red, which fact dispelled all
doubt from my mind. Notwithstanding
how ridiculous it seemed, I continued,
"Mr. Carrington, I would liko a fow
words with you privntely."
"Not to-night," ho stammered, "but
to-morrow at 10 a. in." "Very well," I
replied, and then sought tho Bmoking
room to bo ablo to think. Lilian's uncle.
Sho to whom my heart had gono out was
tho niece of tho murderer of my father,
for I had faith that I had found tho man.
I retiied that night to get little or no
sleep, to wonder what I should say and
do to Howard Carrington, and what mo
tive ho could have had for such a deed.
Tho next morning I called at his resi
dence promptly at 10 o'clock, and was
told that tho gentleman was not yet up,
had not answered when ho was called,
and must bo very tiled. A horrible sus
picion came over mo, and I told tho man
to come with me, for wo must break in
Wo easily- did so, and there, with his
head on his arm, leaning on his desk,
was Carrington. Then to our horror we
saw a stream of blood on tho floor and n
revolver near it. Wo went tb him and
found him dead. The bullet had done
its deadly work. On the desk lay an en
velope addressed to Carl R. Radcliff. I
opened it and read:
"Mr. Radcliff You have tracked me
at last. How I cannot imagine, for 1
never supposed there was a single clew.
Now I know my timo has come. I am
tired of being hounded by remorse, and
should have mado way with myself be
fore long anyway. I killed your father
nearly seventeen'years ago in Ireland. I
had fallen passionately in love with your
mother long before sho know of your fa
ther. She ieected me with scorn bo
cause 1 drank. When sho married Rad
cliff I was wild with jealousy. Still 1
never should liuve done him harm if it
hadn't been for meeting him that dark
night all alono. I was mad with drink,
and the deed was douo beforo I realized
tho crime. I have never since touched a
drop of liquor. No ono buspected Mr.
Cairingtou, the tourist, of such n deed,
and after bomo time 1 camo hero to my
friends. Nov you know all H. O."
I never told my friends of this letter
or of the crime. Thoy thought it tem
poi ary insanity. I now felt free to offer
tuybelf to Lilian, and to my joy and us
toiiiahment was accepted. Eighteen
mouths from tho timo of her uncle's
death Lilian becamo my wife. I havo
always worn tho opal ring, which has
uo er changed its color since it showed
me my father's murderer. L. M. A. in
An Unkind Question.
Litewayto It's very disagreeable,
don't you know, to associate with one's
Bronson How in tho world did yon
find that out? Lifo.
In u Sick Ilooiu,
Invalid Oh, my friend, you nro too
kind to como and speud tho ovoning
with mo, though of course it can bo lit
tlo pleasure to you.
Friend Nonsense; you mustn't talk
like that. Lifo iBii't all pleasure. Wo
can't nlways expect to do whut would
be most agree. bio to us to do. Some
ouo had to come and seo you, you know,
A irmllilu fihurk.
"That won a very sonsiblo shark that
wo killed on our lo.it voyuge," remarked
"Why, after it had bitten off both
anns from ouo of tho seamen wo caught
it, pulled it on board, and prepared to
"Well, whut wits thoro wmsiblo about
"When 1 point, my revolver at Iti
luwl it throw up both mud ut onco."
THREE GOOD STOntCS,
Una nf llu(imur Cnrllii, One nf lo
erimr A I ((or mid lino of (leu Hlicrinnm
An ntuiiRiiig Btory is told about Ueti.
Sherman, A few weeka ago tho general
gnvo nit order to a well known gctttlo
men's furnishir In Washington for n
dorm nhirtH. In duo timo tho shirts
wcro delivered, nnd a check for the
amount was rccehed by tho shirt tnnker,
A fow days later Gen. Shot-man wns
walking arm in arm with a gentleman
down Pennsylvania avcutto. Presently
the shirt man bowed. Tho general re
membered having seen tho man bofore,
but being at a loss to place hrm, said,
"Ah, sir, you havo the advantogo of me.
Tho shirt man noticed tho general's em
barrassment, nnd by way of Introducing
himself said, at tho satno timo pointing
to himself, "Mado your shirts, Blr; mnde
"Oh, yes. I remember now. Ihnven't
eeeu you In years," said Gen. Sherman.
"How havo you bcon, major? Glad to
Then turning to his friend on hia arm
ho said; "Col. Wood, allow mo to intro
duce to you my friend, Maj. Schurtz.
Mnj. Schurtz, Col. Wood." Now York
Curtln and tho "Walter.
Old Governor Curtin tell this story on
himself. He onco went to a Saratoga
hotel so tired mentally and physically
that ho didn't have enough euergy to or
der liis meal. When tho waiter brought
him tho menu ho waved it nwny, and
giving the waiter half a dollar said:
"Oh, givo mo some dinner." The waiter
brought back everythlnc thero wns, no
doubt with tho mental ejaculation:
""Well, golly, dis yer beats raol Who'd
a think sich a fino peart gemmen na ho is
had no eddication."
The ovening Governor Curtin loft he
handed tho silver as usual and Bald:
"Well, good-by, Jackson. You have
taken very good care of me."
"Tank you, bah. I'so awful sorry to
havo you go; drefful sorry, indeed, sah."
"Why, what's the matter?"
"Deed, Bah, deres lots of gemmen come
to dis yer hotel, but never no one came
beforo what didn't know how to read.
I'so mortal sorry, honey I mean Hali
but I did my best to get you good din
ners, sah. Tank you, sah," New York
Haw Ho Got It.
Atthobattlo of Bull Run Governor
Alger met n eoldior fleeing with tho rest
of the army toward Washington. The
foldier hnd a wound on his faco. "That's
u liad wound, my man," said tho gov
ernor, its tho soldie halted; "wheio did
you gel?" "Ct it at tho Bull Run fight
yesterday." "But how could you get it in
tho faco at Bull Run?' "Well, sir,"
said the man, half apologetically, "I got
careless and looked back!" Brooklyn
Tho Enclish of It.
Hotel Registry Clerk Your name, sir,
please? v ..
His Guest Colder.
Hotel Registry Clerk How do you
His Guest C-a-d-w-a-1-a-d-e-r (hotly),
how do you spell your own?
Hotel Registry Clerk J-o-w-l-a-g
His Guest What do you call it?
Hotel Registry Clerk Jones. Onco a
Castles In the Air.
Real Estate Man Well, I'm going
west next week to locate tho town of
Investor "Why, my dear man, what
do you mean? I've bought nnd paid for
two blocks in tho center of tho town.
Real Estate Man -That's all right.
I'm going out there now to find a good
location for it. All tho lots are sold.
New York Herald.
A Fatal Omlsalon.
Mrs. Moddlo Well, Maud, how did
you and Mabol enjoy the performance
Maud Not very well, mamma.
Mrs. Moddle Was the acting poor?
Maud Oh, I suppogo tho acting was
well enough, but we forgot to take any
Unci of tlio Summer Play,
He Shall I seo you in tho city?
She Shall you wear your blazer there?
Ho Why, certainly not.
She Then I shall not bo ablo to recog
nize you. I am very near sighted, and
the Bomber colors of winter do not catch
my eye. Frank Leslie'sWeekly.
No "Q" in it.
Chappy No. 1 Fwed, tako my Iettah
and 6ee if you can wead that word. I've
been tvvying until I'm all tired out.
Chappy No. 3 (after deliberation)
Chawles, it's "persecute."
Chappy No 1 Deuh boy, there's no
"Q" in it. Harper's Bazar.
Just ltubbcl In.
Tube What do you think of this pic
ture, old man? only just "rubbed in,"
Noodle Boh Jovel rub it out. Har
A Superior I'emoii.
Johnnio My iop is richer'n your jwp.
Freddy Mobbo ho is, but he'll never
get back tho money ho lent my pop.
Muklnir Sure of It
. Ho You remoraber you uald last night
that you would bo a sister to mo all my
Sho-Yes. 1 did.
Ho Well, I proposed to your risUir
ICato this afternoon and judging by what
she said I rather think you will. Seiner
A Dnt-b nf h IIdkkIm.
Minn Uauvusbavk-IIiiw do you give
your little ihuiglo tixuiele?
MIn. Hodheud I upoak kindly to him,
luul k vmu hU UdlVack,
Sanitary Woollen System Co.,
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v in nil sizes.
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