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flgTB iQ DC LION,
.Aufiorqf "itth! -tiirJ i'lirlfun," 37m
ifecA! W I ki l0," 'Tour Tear
in II.W OajirtaU," efa
"H wn ra tamtjlj ride over country
from til? HujIJ'nErr," Miss Bottio chirped
out with peirlott wmuosure, while tho
still niloiit Tiwti helped tlio WonJci to
ftllglit. "anllivjuni tinny bo sure wo liinn
aijoil it in it ti n.rr r, Mr. Limlsny. I hail
to make fnsRlul tuillovo to tho old clerk
iiliuu.it kisa littau before 1 could Ket tho
Aud Mlii IttitHo Actually laughed
softly wliilli) tho wicked black eyes
reateu for m U33 lo second upon my own
I was absofin lalw (.truck iluiub motion-
less ttithwBlej oer Iho scraper nud
ono to the liano In a bnow drift. Tho
coolness of tsbaitt yoanjrwoumn paralyzed
me. Tho coltl gcutlomaii laughed.
"You ura in w-oaian of business, Bet."
Wouuui toJ! lasiiiesl Did ever brido
before niu nvny with lieutenant of
Boomerang! anal then boast her prowess
to tho pi:r-jion.? "Woman of brass, ho
meant. L rail Hues noily added:
"The pjimT'Sa x little irregular after
nil, but I'M muUsait do. There's nothing
I wouldn'inlJfN for tho daughter of my
dear old fni:Il. "
Phcobus tea h. Cupid 1 'He'd even help
her to aui nHogrcineut with a penniless
boy! Soumii brilliant rjlections upon
the corrujiotiiioimo-f tho church popped into
my miiuVbcoS boforo I could frame them
into portalUc Bhajje they were cut oil by
tho clear, b'Ihu jh roico of that inscrutable
"And this, oK eourso, is Miss Belton,
and this o nrr Hirst and only groomsman."
So waa U Hnmrochued to the Rev. Dr.
I shook tiaaiLsvery mistily and uttered
eoinething nnuijjWlligiule. Then before
the awkuticfl boy from the rectory
stables haJI pajsoaded himself to take
the horseBa"Bnca'iliiu charge tho doctor's
wife appe.JirasH ontlio steps in tke neatest
of mornisiiiJg toilets. Sho kissed Tom
and tho igiir la with the most motherly
"I haves lneatrfl of you from Bottie,"8he
said pointtucJIv b me, and then glanced
at that wi'iHrC'dl young person.
Once inwne Che dark eyes Hashed into
mino for' q iMmd, and they to magne
tized me tbnb I could scarce resist knock
ing tho liifcuflrtlat contained them against
that of tthiei ccctor's wife. By a huge
effort, hoiwe rer, t mastered the impulse,
and left tlkrt 1 uy free to say:
"Do t.nte.a onrp of coffee, my dears. It
is hot analloefcwl)-. You will wait break
fast till nlf&ec the ceremony, but you
really newJ something hot after your
Betlio ItaotocJ at Tom Tom, who by
this tinio web very white and immensely
solemn, oaSw shook his bead shortly.
Then lm ote-v the arm of that blonde
waterspwutt Una eyes wcro running like
a imlh.iBK nyain tenderly within his
own. Asj Cur tne, I stood knee deep in
the fuour. where 1 had alighted. Jly
head beu:jaeifl -whirling rouud, and the
people n-.it r uno looked dim and inisty
Tom tmnrsSis'iorUy to me.
"You BUika Bet," ho said in a hoarse
Bef oi c iflwuM recover from tho strange
nec3 of lUlssirraugeiuent and obey, that
woudorfid jj oary person had slipped her
aim quknUy unto mine and baid, with a
tiemor tin bee voice:
"Thtiaill:,, clear Urs. Lindsay, but we
prefer tta uuirrlago first, and then we'll
all feel imp comfortable to enjoy your
Peel irwci comfortable! Could she
feel raor-eiC'Oimffirtjblo? I didn't woud;r
any lonn (But Tom had yielded when
"sho planned tlio whole nffair." Such
coolncssi rowjil overcome any man. But
I couldmH Ixrt admire her pluck, though!
Tho iicct 0 r tucked his wife under his
arm audi Ual ttLie way over tho crisp path.
Wo folkw-exll Into the sido door of the
church, w Intro two candles blinked upon
the readJ.r: ukslt and tin ew tho rest of
tho buiUiitn panto still more dismal dark
ness. Just bilfoira wo reacked tho door, Miss
Blytko yfwifeaed my ann kalf nervously,
and looiLad into my face with more of
kesitatio bi than she had yot shown at
"I oujstabrtw errpluin," she said softly.
"Tom tmM mo how you"
I loolijsll it that girl. There was no
need few speech that look was enougk!
With a ucrt, ail half sob her face dropped
in her kanwls ia what I could only feel
was beomroi Kg shame.
In tlua si3bL Tom fetopped, turned a
ghastly tfuas to mo, whilo his wliite lips
moved ia a soundless effort at speech.
He os too jiSiul Bomething in a hand that
shook B'i!aanly. Miss Blytho held out
here itj wsaa steady as that of a practiced
duelist Hook tho something and pressed
it into nun BmperB.
"The 1 HDDS," bTio whispered.
I took: lit gatsively. By this time I was
coiupleMy eonepiered. A young person
who cowitlcl ilaa an elopement, arrange
every flitlasli herself, clioooe her avowed
lover W wl witness, and finally wake
tke grtwtia id midnight, lud power to
startle tiiw bh farther.
As vtnatrjijtnuLched tho chancel I let go
thebHJVueiinm nioulianlcally and ranged
up ut Tiwm'a right hide. Forbearance
was Ici.i.rlmfi :no fabt. My boasted
strenglllii la 1 ull gone long ago; I was
wauderuiD in my iniud anil weak in my
kneoa. (Jnrqs dead beat. But for pure
eluiinu II ttlhitiild liuvo nwliod from the
church W3c wallowed abjectly in tke
snow vytljat When wo all dropped 011
our kilt I iwihi not strangle down tko
bolj IbiiJ luiat from my heart, and thu
bittmnwj r uiy spirit found vent in
unytliliiyjB'M j the utUiiniico of the prayer
tho tiim nnc placo (.ailed for, How long
wo I014I.I Rllunw'tt no idea. It might huvo
xn Hccarjtlu It might Imvo bn liouin,
HoiueliiuiH l(fjuuil uiywlf iigulu btaudlng
up, iiluljtWwa tko cliaiirj'l 1 ail for sup
port, wWH llw lull form at Ike roator
buuiiiwll iiji,lwt(rfiwoy, und lilx worda came
1I11IM 'N W mm through a boom In
Ilium llilm I Ijtit of angry titirf
I umiM LliluU, liuar. (m iiolili)f. i
Irnd kul ujinxjloiiwida, that I wui
wrelu Wl-wirilcliil f
Toni'rt K(rffiuul(nj hhujim fell jue&n
InifM wfwK sy mr, i)J yu, llirjjli
ftllioy wwuji f Uuuml iil olfulnw)
U 111 Uulyu
Inunflur. tiifldpmijc breero. nrtu
In (Iml Mijirohie tnnmptil nf ngony I frtt
n tender, ywintltitt ntidn tlml nil (ho
wmnnn lit hftr wn not dand thnt It Irnd
nt InM liffiii tmiohwl. ivmi lit ilio ilopllm,
by Uteffllaimiltyof Iiib mprlllco nt wkloh
nho hold n part.
The doctor's hntidn wrnt laid upon tlio
It wan lionet
I Mngired alono Into tho glaring ruu
light on tho uhurch yard snow.
Ab wo daMiod down tho main street of
Pikuton at 10 a 111. that day, our sleigh
bolls screamed with n rollicking Jollity
that brought many n faco to door nud
Mrs. Lliubwy's wedding breakfast had
boon of tho very best, and tho bridal
party, plucking appetite out of tho Inev
itable, enjoyed It hugely. Cven after
tke clear coffee and feathery waftlcs
could tempt no longer, they had lin
gered to listen to tho rector's gonial flow
Mayor Bl the wnsjma mounting his
sober old liorso us wo dashed into his
avenue nt a slashing trot.
"Hello!" he cried, at U'Sling ono foot
half way over tho beast "Back so soon?
And you, too, Anna? Why, we will
have our Christmas dinner hr-io, after
"Oh, darling papal You'll forgivo us?
Now promise you will!" and Battle
bounded from my sido and throw her
anus loutiil tho chief magistrate of Piko
tou. "Forgivo you, pu;st Why, of course
1 will. But for what?"
"Oh, papa, he's just tho dearest fellow
in tho world! And ho couldn't help it.
'Twas all my fault, wasu't it now?" Sho
turned to me,
"Not for tho life of him!" 1 cried, slap
ding Tom on tho back with wild hilarity
"Ho deserves the ery beat wife in tke
laud. Mr. Blythe, and I'm sure he's
found her!" Hero I kitted the bride's
hand with a fervor that smacked again
in tke frosty air.
"Wife! What do you mean?" cried
tho mayor, descending tapidly from his
"Now, papa, don't bo impatient"
"Impatient, tke devil! You'll drive
mo wild 1 Here" tkis to me ' 'you seem
to have your wits left What does the
"But you forgivo us? You promised
to forgiveu3, that's a darling old papa!"
and throwing her arms round tho bewil
dered mayor she led him into tko snug
little parlor. Then she shut tko door
carefully after we kad filed guiltily in.
"Now, you dear old papa, we all ran
away tkat is, Tom and 1 ran nway"
"Ran away!" roared tko mayor, very
red in tke face.
"Yes; but it was my fault, wasn't it,
Tom? And, ok! papa, I'm so glad we
did, and we married"
"Married!" Tko old gentleman's face
was pui pie now.
"Yes, papa, at Dr. Lindsay's church
at C o'clock. Now, don't-be angry, you
dear, dear papa! And wo married that
is, Tom married Anna Belton!"
"Oh oh!" whibtled the mayor. "So
that's the secret, is it? So you ran away
witk tke golden fleece, you little Jason
in petticoats!" aud the old gentleman
laid his hand kindly upon the golden
locks of the blushing Mrs. Tom. "Well.
I will promise not to bo angry."
"But my aunt?" Mrs. Tom blushed
and glanced slyly at her husband. "How
can I tell her?"
"How she will rave! Why, I had
quite forgotten her," ciied Mr. Blythe,
with a furious fit of laughter. "To sleep
with one eye open for ton years and lose
her treasure after all! Bad childieu,
bad children! But I see 1 must be peace
maker, so I'll put-off bubiness today aud
di i e over to Sh.ulyuook' on tkat mis
sion." "Aud, papa, you must make our
pe.ice with Aunt Belton, aud you
must bring her back to eat her
Christmas dinner in forgiveness, Tell
her it is too lato now, and sho has noth
ing for it but forgiveness. And she can
ride over, too, papa," added Miss Bertie
saucily, "for we left her korses aud ran
away with our own."
"Sho bhall come, pnss, even if 1 have
to elope with her myself. But you c.iu't
tell what a shock you gave me, my baby
by your mystery, for you know, you
rogue, 1 never mean to give you up!"
"Then, sir," I said quietly, "after
what she has told me this morning, we
will have to come and live witk you
For I never mean to give ker upli'
It was Bettio's turn to blush now,
down to tko snowy rufilo against ker
delicate throat; but sko put ker loyal
kand in mino and murmured, vmy
"Ho loves mo so well, papal"
A Very Little ChrUtmua Tale.
A party of gentlemen were discussing
Kris Kringle und the day's oveuts at the
Auditorium dispensary, All or nearly
all were relating tho experiences of the
uight before or that morning with tho
little folks. "Boys," said ono of tho party
a big furniture man on Wabash avenue,
"I want to tell you wkat my littlo young
ster said wkeii lie saw tko Christmas tree.
Ho is tho baby of the house and has taken
a most absorbing fancy to his papa. 1
seem to bo to his babyish fancy tho bo-all
aud end-all of humanity. My wife and
I ilxed up the tree last night, aud this
moming we opened ker up just a little
alter dayligkt. Tlneo pairs of eyes were
all aklazo, but tko fourth littlo pair
6eemod to be missing something. Th&
littlo one of course understood that Santa
C'laus brought everything, and as Santa
Claus had been very libera) older beads
marveled somewhat at tko indifference
of tko baby boy to kis gifta. Pretty
soon tke little fellow laid kis toys away
witk a kind of bored expression, and
climbing on my kneo ho lisped, 'Papa,
did Tknutu C'laus bring doso bingsV I
said, 'Yes, 'dear,' repeating tko conven
tional Ho Tho littlo chap put kis mouth
to my ear ami whisjxired, 'Pupa, 1 don't
euro for Thanta C'laus what is 00 doin'
Ut diss mu?' Boys, maybe I didn't go off
nud buy that baby bomething, aud give
It to kirn out of my own hand. Some
times I think tho Santa Clans fablo ought
to bo relegated to tlio top abelf, That
llttlu hoy run nothing for Sauta Claus
or for Ilia gifts, liu did love his jmim and
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