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Ej CLINTON BOSB.
Qunjriaht, IK, by Clinton Km
Mr. Pculu bent lovingly over lili f
vorlto mlijrct, putting ii touch her
there, ami stnurtinj back to noto 1 1
Sect. In tlio shadow cf tb" .,
nan Don Jnmi Mirhilles. dm nnitt
credited representative of bis Spanlsl
Majesty, nodded nfniroviil. jet made tin
very remark of Wiifhlngton Irving.
generation after. "No artist catches lib
"No. M. Mitialles." raid Mr. Peale
"That maddens me."
"Still. I like it." Fnid tbe dou. wag
ging bia bead windy "1 must have my
copy In a btury."
"It's keeping pneo with the original
ad, Indeed, Is utmost nn original it
naif. TUre it 1h against the wall, ho
alud tbo Mcrerii They nro nearly nllke.
ro they not?"
"Ym," sn'.rt tln don ciltiially. "1
can hardly tell I lit- dlfterenio I do
"Walt until the) 111:1) be finished.'
Mr. l'enlo interrupted Irritably
"IJnt they nppenr nliuost bo now.'
"Ob, yea. to you; hut It's tho last
(ouch that tell. I never know. Per
haps I uiuy not bo able to put on that
last touch which leaves n portrait liv
log." Don Mlrlallcs smiled at this exhibi
tion of tho artistic temper nnd asked
how ninny times tho artist had done
"Let urn sec first in 1878, when the
three miniatures of tho Custia children
were donu iu addition, and then that
bait study wiih nmdo that is in the cel
lar. Since, tho general has given sit
tings in 1870 11ml ngnln In 1878. But
ho changed," tho artist went on.
"Tbo spirit acts on tho face,'' said
tho other sympathetically.
"Yen," Mr. Penlosaid, "und per
haps vim have to see n bit into a man's
heart to pnint I1I111 propctly, nnd tbe
heart of a limn of net Ion never beats
two yearn alike."
"Don't fotget that iu my copy, mon
nietir I hitppoM) I can't cajolo tbo conn
dl to let uiu have this. But I don't
know that I wish it Mino will be al
most an good."
"Yon may bellcvo I sbnll do what J
may. "ujiIiI tbo painter, remembering
bow generous a patron was this noble
man. Tbo visitor was sine tbnt Mr. Pealc
certainly had and would, in view of
tho fact that bis Spanish majesty wished
to Icok on tho face of that wonderful
general of whom tho world was now
Mr. Peale'a black scrvaut, Burton,
brought In wine and cakes, when Don
MlrlalW enthusiasm increased. Un
fortunately he went on in tbo vein of
explanation ho most act In Amerlcii
through the Fiench minister, but that
would not bo always. When he return
ad to Madrid, he would make tbem un
derstand tbnt tbe king of Spain should
recogniro ta United States.
Mow.be roBo and bade Mr. Pealo u
courteous good day. Tie hnd a round of
visits 'to uinke.
Alone, tbo painter touched tbe cuii
Hon on which his subject's baud rested
Yes, iiioio was to bo done on tbo face,
but bis visitor had frightened the mood
Pcrhapd that last sitting would gie
the impression ho lacked.
When Burton announced Miss Itnu
aid, he sighed nud threw his brush
down potulantly. For n moment h
could seo uvciy lino of Eleanor Ronald's
charming figure. Her portrait had been
a labor cf such devotion as the artist
msy givo to 11 subject appealing to his
"Well, of course, show Ik r lieu1, " hu
said at last.
And, rising, lie pulled his coat into
Douio shapo und ran bis lingers thiough
"Oh, Mr. Pealel" Bald a hiufthiu,;
Yet in rouio way the faco did not
laugh. Ho saw how serious this delight
fnl person wiih.
"Do bo seated," bo began clumsily
But sho hud wnlked across to the
Washington and was gazing nt it with
"What is ho llko?" sho asked.
"Oh, I don't kuowl Everybody has
"And there is tlio portrait," snldsho,
"Oh. I didn't t-ay that!" said ho.
"1 know you didn't, yon delightfully
modest man, but I did."
Sho turned ber gloves with her fin
gers as sho faced him.
"Yon told mo ho would bo hero this
afternoon," sho said.
"Ab. I did I"
"I I wnnt to see him."
"I beg )tmr pardon, but I am afraid
iio would not llko it," ho said bluntly
"You must linvo seen him often."
"Yes yes that Isn't it. I wish to
seo him when bo Is not thinking of
duty no'fl in town hut for two days
I might go to bis quartets and Hnd ho
was too busy just to meet n girl"
"The most charming young lady In
Philadelphia," said tho gallant Mr
Pealo, trying to apologize for his blunt
licss. "Oh, you needn't say that I" sho said
wearily. "I am tbo most miserable."
Her eyes filled with tears. Poor Mr
"I shall bo glnd, but I am fearful bo
will sny I ought not chnrming ns yon
She looked at him fixedly. And be In
eouio way could not resist what he snw
hi the face. Ab, had he not stndied Its
very llnet Perhaps sinco ber painter,
ko wa area weaker than tli other
Ho thought Hint today the locked old
As n mutter of fact, hu knew shu was
30. No utioof the admired of that town
ver had morn adorers Sho was said tu
be heartless, as men nnd their women
friends think this of women nlinui
they admiiu mm li nnd who may bi
rather dlsdnl: f '
' . piv-unnl
ttiat of her being
.ated, for more
11 gtcnt heiress of
Pennsylvania lint the pcrtonal quan
tity now wns blurring Mr. Pcalc's
"I want just Ibis favor of yon," she
went on "to be here when bo cornea
in. He will not think that strange,"
"I don't know that be will."
At the moment Dnrtnti announced,
"Oeuernl Washington "
The pninttr ran tho situation over
hurriedly But another glance at his
visitor left him conquered. Yet he ex
populated this. far
"You know lie coin t a heie as a favor
to me I only havo this day Ho leaves
Philadelphia tomorrow. "
"And this Is a favor to mo," she said,
turning tho lire of her blue eyes on
him. Her reddish hair at one side bad
escaped from its fastening. The low
bro'nd forehead, tho thin Hushed face,
the small month, the giacefnl figure in
a fitting gewn Irft li I in no nltcrnatlva
"Well 7 liow bis excellency hero
at once." he 1 uded to Burton nnd tnrn-
ed to his palette, not looking agnln at
I her. until picsently wi.ro beard foot
falls nnd tho beilt of his excellency's
I "Well. Peale. 1 found time Yon
ought to thank me."
VThnt I do, indeed, your excellency
yon may believe."
I "Sitting for n portrait b is Income
almost 11 second nature. I sit, and then
tomorrow I shall 1 ti b.u k tu duty, end
less duty. "
"And ptiplexity. ' nid the paliitit
At the moment the gcnciiil saw the
young lady who was in the shadow He
stepped back mliiriiid and rutin 1
angry. What did Peale n.i-iiii by hnv
ing somebody aiouiidf Then hoicmcui
hered his manners and bowed courte
ously. "Ah." be said. 'Mi-s Ronald, Stny
vesant Ronald's daughter."
"You lcmcmhu iiv, )our excel
lency," said thu young lady, giving lay
hand. "It Is good of you."
"Ah, how could I forget ) out' i-nld
"It Is against Mi IYiiIu'h rrqitcst
that I am here, sii.' -ho said, bending
"I don't blame Pealo I nm very
glad, I nssuro you."
"I wanted to ecu joii so much," sho
said, "and there seemrd to bo no other
"Ah, yes." suid In, suspecting.
"Ih It true that that Captain Jeiinyii
has been condemned" her voice canght
Ho looked at her quickly.
"Yon aio a friend of Sir Henry's
"Ho Is my betrothed," she said.
"Ah. I didn't know that." said b
"I didn't 1now it."
"It isliot'known, ' Mild shohonrtiely
"You undristnnd now why 1 wished to
seo you t"
"Yes. )es, " said he, losing bis helf
control.- "I know, and I am soiry so
sorry. Miss ltonald, bellcvo mc. He la
a charming young gentleinnn."
"Yes," said she.
"But tho evidence is against him,
Miss Itonald. What was ho doing dls
gnlsed In our lints with tho plans of
the fort in Ills poekit? The court has
decided, and --I can't glvomy influence
against it. How (an If Is ho bettiv
than Captain Hale?"
"Yes, he Is," said she
"Ob, I know. Miss lionald. it is hr
rlbly hard for )ou, and 1 11111 torry. But
I must say what I said at the opening
of tho war v hen my own good friend,
Colonel Webb, asked 1110 to bavu him
iiniiitdintely cxclinng'id. It would give
me pleasnro to render yon any service
" What (;cijtl iIock his life do yaul"
in my power, but it Is imposslblo for
mo to comply with your request with
out violating tbo principles of justice
und Incut ring tlm charge of partiality.'
Ho wondtud if sho would sob. Ho
hated to think of her tears, nnd again
Iio muttered low nt Pcalo's tactlessness.
The aitint stood fidgeting In the back
ground. But bite dlil not sob. She only turned
on him with diy, Hashing eyes.
"Sir, yon lmo spoken us I thought
you would. Captain Jermyn was bnt
doing tho duty assigned him. If he and
bia half dozen men were In citizens'
clothes, it was beean had that or-
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utr nom nis general. As for the plnm
of Port Clinton, tbesu were given him
by another, whoso nnmo bo will not
"If ho would!"
"Bnt he won't."
"Not I wouldn't If I wero in bit
"And yet," sho went on, gathering
anger, "yonr excellency will not turn
a finger to save him, when yon could."
Her volco sank to helplessness, and
she caught herself In a sob. "What
good does his life do yon 7"
"The example, " raid he, "Don't yon
sec I mnstl"
"Wbnt Is the example to mat"
"I know, poor girl. I know."
"And I hate yonr excellency."
She rushed past him, not sobbing
then, r.ud they heard tbe swish of ber
kirt in the hall, and all wns still for a
moment till Washington said:
"Well. Pealo, I am reudy."
"I hope your excellency will forgive
"Oh. she's very yes, very pretty I I
1'ivo no blame for )ou. She almost
uade 1110 say what sho wanted me to."
"Yon are very good," said thonrtlst
"Oh, don't bo liotbered," said tbe
thief, smiling. "Do go on."
Yet Mr. Peale's canning of eyes and
Land seemed to have deserted him, nud
that hour's sitting was altogether tin
satisfactory. When his sitter had gone,
he decided to take n tnrn in the air to
see if that might put this mood nway.
An hour after Burton was asked by
Miss Ronald if Mr. Peale were in. No,
Might sho not seo the portrait again 7
Burton did not hesitate and left her
In the studio.
Did she wish to ask of that face how
sho might bring tho original to her pur
pose? Tho liguro stood firm, the, hand
on the cannon. The boy and tbo hon-o
of the right, thu lino of soldiery of the
background, the two ofllcers at the left,
but brought out thu furcuf illness of that
one personality. So ho dominated alt in
this war. He appeared to Eleanor Iton
ald of pitiless strength. What had led
her here to look ut it after that inter
view 7 Sho could not have told. Sho
had said it was the wish to apologiu
to Mr. Pealo. But, finding him out, she
had asked to seo tho portrait. Now,
looking at it, her heart was full of de
spairful passion. Everything bad been
tried for Captain Jermyn, and last of
all sho hnd made her appeal and had
failed. Tho portiait seemed to take tho
placo of tho original. She hated it as
fiercely us she did blm, as much as sho
loved John Jermyn. One of those in
tense natures that givo nil, she conld
bo everything th.it Is exquisite iu wom
an, could be honest and faithful to tho
last, and yet, when it was tho peril of
one she lovtd, sho could be a mad worn
t an, nnd now it was madness for the
ITho afternoon minshino fell over the
figure, bringing out the details. Yes,
its mocking strength appalled and
shocked. Not knowing what sho did.
she seized 11 hrnsh nnd mado n daub
j over the face that suddenly became
leering. Turning with n low cry sho
hurried ont through th ball to the
waiting couch, and in n tone trembling
no that the man stared gavo tbo order,
I What had she done 7 she asked. She
knew only too well, and sho bad hut
hnrt Mr. Peale. That calmly strong
figure was ns much ont of reach as
I ever. Self loathing left her ill nnd gasp
ing as the coach drew to her door. So,
' palo nnd listless, she reiii'hed her room
On tbe desk was n letter, and sho start
ed, .uoting tho baud and tho heal. Tear
ing it o .1 she lead
I Dkaii Nr.i 1. I Kutmwiv JiUllcxiiliiin I iter.
Out I nm inilini- unit la Nun Y01I, I Jit!me
I ilorttl to Sir Henry nnd 1 ov lmt 11 to up
1 iirla yon of tlw t ji t V'm, ar,
I A few moments aftci, all dead in lie)
heart snvo a passion of relf abatement,
sho ordered her coach. Hut one com no
, was clear. Sho must go directly to Mr.
J'ralc whom she had hurt. Yet when
started sho knew sho could not. She
confe-sid sho was weak. It was easier
to gg to the general, whom 1111 hour bo
fore sho had so hated. Yes, his excel
lency chanced to bo In that moment,
tho orderly an id nt tho door. Some min
utes after ho was freo to this undenia
bly handsome young lady, who gazed
i(t him with tad, staring eyes. Ho
watched her, courteous and bowing.
"I am glnd for yon, Miss Ronald
aim privately lor myseir to tell you
I that Captain Jermyn Is ont of our jiuis-
aiction tnrongii n most daring escape.
"I know," said Ehe.
Ho staled, wondering why sho ex
pressed so littlo elation.
"Ho wrote ) on 7"
"Yes, ho has written me."
"I thongbtthat might be tho caso"
"Don't speak to mo kindly I" she
broko out almost fiercely. "I can't bear
it, for I am beueath contompt. Oh, sir,
I have been mad I"
"I kuow," said he soothingly, "how
yon must linvo felt."
"And what did I do? I hated you. 1
could linvo killed you. I went back to
Mr. Pealo to apologizo to him, and, not
finding him, I went in I don't know
what prompted mo to look nt tho poi
trait. I wanted to study yon, I think .
to find how I might movoyon."
"Yes," said he. "I must buvo seemed
"Yon did horribly hard. Well, tho
sight of that faco yonr pointed fuco
maddened mc and and I took u
brush I found nud daubed it."
Ho looked at her In astonishment.
"And yon only hnrt Mr. Penle."
"God forgive me, I only hnrt Mr
Ho walked up nud down. This was
worso than befoie Trenton. Yet slio
did not seem tho least hysterical. His
heart stirred, for she was very pretty
and in distress
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"My dear young lady." he snld
othlngly, "don't feel so badly Come
th mc to Mr. Pealo I will explain
nnd put the blnmo on myself."
"Bnt yon did not duub the portrait.'
"Ah, yen, by proxy: I made )ott do
A smite biokc through the tears that
nld come. "Oh, sir. If yon would
Ip me that rcnib, I should go alone
H tell him. but with yon I shall bo
"Then 1 am not so had, after all?"
"Do not talk of being bad after my
tuple," she cried.
"But 1 know yonr provocation your
hly nervous state over Captain Jer
n. That explains tbe whole sltna
n to me, and it must to Mr. Peale.
me, 1 will go now. and. despite mat
t, 1 will wait long enough tomorrow
to give b!m another sitting. That ought
to be enough after the number cf times
he bas tried bis hand on me."
1 Giving an order, ha led ber to ber
waiting coach, nnd staring folk on tbe
street saw the great man driving with
Miss Ronald and guessed and gossiped.
I "Yon aro the greatest man In In
the world," she was saying.
I "Next to Captain Jermyn," he said,
I "Yea, after Captain Jermyn," she
said. "You know that the easiest way
to make a woman think yon are n great
man la to try to please her."
"I wish congress were a woman,
then," said he.
"But, oh, your excellency, how can I
, face Mr. Peale!"
"Don't mind," aald he. "We will
' together. I don't believe ho can be
! worse than tho king's men at Long Is
land." j At the door Burton met them nnd
stared suspiciously at tho young lady.
Of conrso ho knew, sho said to herself,
and Involuntarily sho canght her es
cort's arm, nnd so, clinging to tbe gen;
crul, she entered tho studio.
I Mr. Peale looked around from the
canvas on the easel. If he started at
first, his face fell into courteous Indif
ference I "Mr. Pealo," she began, anticipating
the general. "I did it."
I Her voice, her bowed head, declared
I "What?" said he.
I "Let mo explain," tho general Inter-
luptcd. "You heard the conversation
when Miss Ronald asked my favor for
"Returning here to apologizo to yon
for having forced herself on my prcs
euco in yonr studio, she saw tho pic
ture, and, foigettiug that it was not
tho original, daubed It."
She listened with beating heart, nnd
heard Mr. Pealo say easily:
"Why, the portrait Is untouchedl
There It Is."
She raised her head nnd saw in won
der the full length of the general.
"And then I dreamed HV sho cried.
"Yes, think yon dreamed it, and
don't be bothered, please, " Mr. Peale
went on. "I know bow you were
wrought up about Captain Jermyn. I
"I did it. then?" aba asked abjsct
edly. "Oh, it will only mak me but n lit
tle trouble I"
"I am so, so sorry, and yet it ia there
untouched," sho added, staring at tbe
"I dou't see what you mean, Peale?"
tho general himself said. "Yon have
fixed it npagaln?"
"No," said Mr. Pealo, looking at ber
uneasily. "The fact is, I had replaced
tbe original on tbe easel by a copy I
was making for Don Jnan Mlrlalles."
"Yon dear, dear Mr. Pealel" she
cried, and, stepping np to him, to his
embarrassed delight alio kissed him,
which Captain Jermyn forgave when,
long after, she confessed it.
And lines It.
"Do you approve of coeducational
schools?" asked tho father of three llvo
"Oh, they have their advantages and
their disadvantages, of course," said
the person to whom ho appealed. "I
jndge from your conrso with Hnrold
that yon nre in favor of the system.
Profeseor James tells me he Is n very
"Perhaps so," said the father doubt
fully. "But I had 11 littlo conversation
with Harold yesterday that stays In
my mind. I said pleasantly to him.
'Harold, somebody told mo tho other
day that tho girls and boys at Cod in an
hall wero bettor known for caricatures
and puns than for scholarship. '
" 'Oil,' said Harold, 'that all comes
of tbo story that's leaked out about the
sketch mado on tho blackboard by Ann
Drew j Ann drow Andrew Andrews und
rues It!' " YouUi'h Companion.
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