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THE INDIANAPOLIS DAILY SENTINEL, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 31, 1885.
LOVE OR HONEY;
A PERILOUS SECRET.
nY ciMRLE nr. Ann
JüuW of "Put You wolf in His PI itcM
cL, itc, etc.
Vaslm i i trrribto enemy to mom
aftYdlon. Waller ClilfoHl loved hin
father ilearlv, et for twenty-four hours
he had almo-t forgotten him. Hut tho
moment In1 turned Mm IioiWm lieuil to
wanl (Mltfil 1 lall, uneaMlne.s.s and some
thing very like reinoio' hean to peln
ldm. Suppose hin lather had asked for
lilni, aul womtered where ho was, and
Idmself desei teil ami abandoned In
lylnu momenta. Ho umirreil his
how to a ftnllop, and won irarhed Clif
ford Hall. Ah he was afraid to tfo
tralht to his fat her 'h room, ho went
at once to old Hukcr, and bald, in an
()uo wind. John Is he alive V
Yes, hlr. he is," naM John, gravely.
md rather Mernlv.
, 'Has he ask'd for ineV
j "More tlinn onre or twice, 8lr.M
"Walter sunk Into n Hialr. and covered
Ids face with his hands. This noftencd
the old servant, whoso manner till then
had been Millen and grim.
"You wed not fret, Mr. Walter," wild
lie; Mits all right. In couibu I know
hero you have been."
, Walter looked up alarmed,
f ! mean in a general way," said tho
eld man. "You have been acourting
of an angel. I know her, sir, ami I hope
to bo her servant Homo day; and If you
was to marry any but her,Pd leave ser
flco altogether, and so would Uhoda
Milkm; but, Mr. Walter, sir, there's a
time for everything: I hopy you'll for
give mo for saying so. However, you
uro hero now, and I was wide-awako,
and I havu mado it all right, sir."
"That's impossible," said Walter.
How could you mako it right with my
poor dear father, in his last moments
lio felt himself neglected."
Jhit hedidn't feel himself neglected."
"I don't understand you." said Wal
ter. "Well, sir," said old Baker, "I'm an
aid servant, and I've done my duty to
father and son according to my lights;
I told him a lie."
"Alio, John!" said Walter.
A thunderint: lio," said John, rather
Aggressively. "I don't know as I ever
told a greater lio in all my life. I told
him you was gone up to London to fetch
Walter grasped John Maker's hand.
"God bless you, old man," said he. "for
taking- that on your conscience! Well,
you slia'n't have yourself to reproach
for my fault. I know a tlrst-class gout
doctor in London; lio has cured it more
than once. I'll wire him down this
minute; you'll despatch the message,
and I'll go to my father."
Tho message was sent, and when the
Colonel awoke from an uneasy slumber
ho saw his son at the foot 01 the bed,
gazing niteously at him.
"My dear boy," said he, faintly, and
held out a wasted hand. Walter was
pricked to the heart at this greeting;
not a remonstrance at his absence.
"I fear you missed ine, father," said
"That" I have," said the old man; "but
I dare say vou didn't forget me, though
you weren't by my side."
The high-minded old soldier said no
more, and put no questions, but confi
ded in his son's affection, and awaited
the result of it. From that hour Wal
ter Clifford nursed his father day and
night. Dr. Garner arrived next day.
He examined the patient, and put a
great many questions as to the history
and progress oi the disorder up to that
date, and inquired in particular what
was the length of time the tits . general
ly endured. Here he found them all
rather hazy. "Ah," said he, "patients
are seldom able to assist their medical
adviser with precise information on this
point, vet it's very important. Well,
can you tell me how long this attack
They told him that within a day or
"Then now." said he, "the most im-
Sortant question of all: What day did
le pain leave his extremitiesV"
The patient and John Laker had to
compare notes to answer this question,
and they made it out to be about twenty
"Then ho ought to be as dead as a her
ring." whispered the doctor.
After this ho began to walk the room
and meditate, with Lis hands behind
"Open those top windows," said he.
"Xow draw the screen, and give his
fungs a chance; no draughts must blow
upon him. vou know." Then he drew
Walter aside. "Uo you want to know
the truth? Well, then, his life hangs
on a thread. The gout is creeping; up
ward, and will inevitably kill him if wo
ean't get it down. Nothing but heroic
remedies will do that, and it's three to
live against them. What do you savV"
I dare not I dare not. Pray put lue
question to him"
"I will " said the doctor; and accord
ingly he did put it to him with a good
deal of feeling and gentleness, and the
answer rather surprised him.
Weak as he was. Colonel Clifford's
dull eve Hashed, and he half raised him
self on his elbow. "What a question to
put to a soldier!" said he. "Why, let us
fight, to be sure. I thought it was
twentvto one live to three? I have
often won the rubber with five to three
MAhl" said Dr. Garner, "these are the
Satients that give the doctor a chance."
'hen he turned to Baker. "Have you
any good champagne in the house not
sweet, and not too dry, and full of fire?"
Irroys Carte d'Or," suggested the
patient, entering into tho business with
a certain feeble alacrity that showed his
gout had not always been unconnected
-with imprudence in diet.
Baker was sent forth e-champange. It
was brought and opened, and the pa
tient drank some or it fizzing. When
lie had drank what he could, his eyes
twinkled, and be said:
"That's a hair of a dog that has often
The wine soon got into his weakened
fcead, and he dropped asleep.
"Another draught when he wakes.
raid the doctor, but from a fresh bot
tle." "Well finish Ulis one to tour health
Dr. (tumor Mavod there i
lippping up tho pati(nts MmiHh with
vim and hraixlv, and ovrrv
phort, except medicine; and hi also ad
ministered champagne, but ht much
At one o'clock tho next da tho pa
tlent gave a dismal groan; Wi Iter and
the others started up in alarm
'Good!" said the doctor, call ly; "now
I'll go to bed. Call mo if th to'rt any
At six o clock old Maker hui t In tho
room: "Sir, sir, behave sw eat mo
twice, I he Lord be praised!,
"Kxcellentl" said the doch
tell me what disagrees with 1
"Whv, Green Chartreure, tofcm sure,
said oiu nancr.
"Then give him a table-.
Habt thn doctor. "Got inn :
"Which first?" Inquired NakV.
"The patient, to bo sure,"ald Dr.
Soon after this the doctor Idood by
his patient's side, and found I m writh
ing, and, to tell the truth, he as using
bad language occasionally, tl ough ho
evidently tried not to.
Dr. (Sanier looked at his v itch. "I
think there's time to catch tin evening
"Why," said Walter, "su ely vou
would hot desert us; this Is t io crisis,
Is It hot?" J
it's something more than that." said
the doctor; "tho disease knoslts old
place; it has gone back to thejfoot like
a shot: and if you can kc n It liiere, tin
patient will live, he's not tho Jortof pa
tient that strikes hlscolors whjle there's
a bastion left to defend." m
These words pleased tho 0I4 Colonel
so that ho waved a feeble hntid above
his head, then groaned most f llsmally,
and ground hlsteeth toavoid Irofanlty.
The doctor. withcxUlsitegntlcness,
drew the clothes off his feet.Jand sent
for a lot of dleecy cotton or jfvool, and
warned them all not to toticlVtho bed.
nor even to approach the lownr part or
it, and then ho once more proposed to
leave, and gave his reasons. '
"Now, look here, you kno.', I have
done my part, and if I give veil special
instructions to the nurses, ihjy can do
tho rest. I'm rather dear, and why
should you waste your mone '"
"Pearl" said Walter, warnir; "you're
as cheap as dirt, and as good as gold,
and tho very sight of you is ;f comfort
tons. There's a fast train ii ten; I'll
drive you to the station after breakfast
myself. Your fees they at nothing
tons. We love him, and v 1 are tho
happiest houso in Chnstendoi 1; we, that
were the saddest."
"Well," said tho doctor, "ion north
countrymen are hearty peopk. ni stay
nil to-morrow morning indeed, I'll
stay till the afternoon, for mj London
dav will be lost anyway." J
He staved accordmclv till three
o'clock, left his patient out ot all pres
ent danger, and advised Walti
ly against allowing colchicui
ministrated to him until hi:
to be ad-
until hirl strength
"There is no medicinal cun
said lie; "pain is a mere svm
coicnicum sooines inai pain,
ot by af
fectine the disease, but by sljling tho.
action ot me neart. wen, i you sua
tho action of that heart theregyou'll kill
him as surely as if you stilleijit with a
listol bullet. Knockoff his tjtampagne
n three or four days, and whjel lumin
o the sun as soon as you canwith safe
;v, fill his lungs with oxygen, v and keep
all worry and disputes and n.ontal anx
iety from him, if you ca. Pont con
tradict him for a month to ctne."
The Colonel had a terrible bout of it
so far as pain was concerned but after
about a fortnight the paroxysms inter
mitted, the appetite increased. Every
body was his nurse; everybody, includ
ing "Julia Clifford, humored Mm; Percy
Fitzroy was never mentionelfl, and the
name of Hartley religiousN avoided.
The Colonel had got a frigM. and was
more prudent in his diet, ant j always in
the open air. .
Walter left him only at f dd times,
when he could hope to get a iiasty word
with Mar and tell her how things were
going, and do all that man cr.uld do to
keep her heart up, and recojicile her to
the present situation. .
Hetuniing from his wife oe day, and
leaving her depressed by thvir galling
situation, though she was neer peevish .
but very sad and thoughtful he found
his father and Julia Clifford in the
library. Julia had been writing letters
for him; she cave Walter a deprecatory
look: as much as to say, "What lam do
ing is by compulsion, andyou won't
like it." Colonel Clifford d'fdn't leave
the young man in any doubt? about the
matter. He said: "Walter, you heard
me speak of Hell, the counsff who leads
this circuit. I was once so irtunate as
to do him a good turn, andie has not
forgotten it; he will sleep h?re the day
after to-morrow, and he ydl go over
that blackguard's lease; hehas beenin
plenty of mining cases. I iiave got a
sort of half opinion out of Inn already;
bethinks it contrary to till equity of
contracts that minerals sho jld pass un
der a farm lease where tlutturface of
the soil is a just equivalent tMheyearly
payment; but the old fox v:on't speak
positively till he has read ev'iy syllable
of tho lease. However, it stf nds to rea
son that it's a fraud; it corses from a
man who is all fraud; but G.ank God 1
am myself again." L
He started up erect as alart. "111
have him off my lands; I'll iCvaghimout
of the bowels 01 tho earth, f?im and all
his clan." i
With this and other thtfats of the
same character he marched?; out of the
room, striking the tloor haSrd with his
stick as he went, and left Jnlia Clifford
amazed, and Walter Clifford aghast, at
his vindictive f urv.
THE SERPENT LET li)OSE.
Walter Clifford was so distressed at
this outburst, and the prospe ct of actual
litigation between his fatFaer and his
sweetheart's father, that Jlia Clifford
pitied him, and, after thinking a little,
said she would stop it for fine present.
She then sat down, and in fore minutes
the docile pen of a female letter-writer
produced an ingratiating composition
impossible to resist. She aijdogized for
her apparent insincerity, u4t woum do
candid, and confide the wIkSo truth to
Mr. Bell. Then she told hini that Colo
nel Clifford "had only just been saved
from death by a miracle, aid a relapse
was expected in case of anySreat excite
ment Of irritation, suchaa doubtful
lawsuit with a gentleman She disliked
would certainly cause. Te proposed
litifiration was. for various ixasons. most
in Wio PorvaiitH' hail," nam noi
mstressing to his son and successor,
Walter Clifford, and would Mr. Hell bo
h.) very kind as to put the question oil
as long as possible by any means ho
Walter was grateful, and said. "What
a comfort to have a lady on one s sldel"
"1 would rather have a gentleman on
mine," said Julia, laughing.
Mr. Hell wrote a discreet reply. Ho
would wait till the Asslcs-six weeks'
delay and then wrote to the Colonel,
postponing his visit. Ihls he did, and
promised to look up cases meantime.
Hut these two allies noioniv hauled
their Irascible chief; they also humored
him to the full. They never mentioned
the natneol jiartIov,nndlhovKept rcrey
rit.rov out of rd ght in suite of his re-
monstiaiiccs, and, in a word, they mado
tho Colonels llle so smooth that ho
thought lit) was going to have his own
way in everything, and ho Improved In
health and spirits; for you know it Is
tin old saying, "Always get your own
way, and you'll never die in a pet."
And then what was still a tottering
situation was kept on its legs by the
sweet character and gcntlo temper of
Mary Hartley. '
Wo havo already mentioned that she
was superior to most women in tho
habit of close attention to whateversho
undertook. This was tho real key to
her facility In languages, history, music,
drawing, and calisthenics, as her pro
fessor called female gymnastics. The
flexible creature's limbs were In secret
steel. She cofild go thirty feet up a
slack rope hand over hand with wonder
ful ease and grace, and hang by one
hand for ten minutes to kiss the other
to her friends. So the very day she was
surprised into consent lug to marry Wal
ter secretly she sat down to the Mar
riage Service and learned it all by heart
directly, and understood most ot it.
Hv this means she realled that now
she had another man to obey as well as
her father. So now, when Walter press
ed her for secret meetings, she said,
submissively, "Oh yes, if you insist.
She even remarked that she concluded
clandestine meetings were tho natural
consequence of a clandestine marriage.
She used to meet her husband in tho
day when she could, and often for five
minutes under the moon. And sho
even promised to spend two or three
days with him at the lakes if a safe op
portunity should occur. Hut for that
she stipulated that Mr. Hope must bo
Walter asked her why sho was moro
afraid of Mr. Hope than of her father.
Her eyes seemed to look inward dim
ly, and at first sho said she didn't know.
Hut after pnnuYring the matter a lit t lo
she said, "Hecauso he watches mo more
closely than papa, and that is because
You won't tell anybody?"
"Xot a soul, upon your honor?"
"Xot a soul, dearest, upon my honor."
"Well, then, because ho loves me
"Oh, come!" said Walter, incredulous
ly. Hut Mary would neither resign her
opinion nor pursuo a subject which
puzzled and grieved her.
We have now indicated tho peaceful
tenor of things in Derbyshire for a
period of some months. We shall havo
to show by-and-by that elements of dis
cord were accumulating under the sur
face; but at present we must leave Der
byshire, and deal very brielly with an
other tissue of events, beginning years
ago, and running to adate three months,
at least, ahead of Colonel Clifford's re
covery. The reader will havo no reason
to regret this apparent interruption.
Our tale hitherto has been rather slug
gish; but it is in narrativ as it is in na
ture, when two streams unite their
forces the current becomes broader and
Leonard Monckton was sent toPenton
ville, and after some years transferred
to Portland. In both places he played
the game of an old hand; always kept
his temper and carnied everybody, es-
?ecially the chaplain and the turnkeys,
'hese last ho treated as his only mas
ters; and if they gave him short weight
in bread or meat, catch him making
matters worse by appealing to the gov
ernor! Toward the end ot this time at
Pentonville he had some thought of
suicide, but his spirits revived at Port
land, where he was cheered by the con
versation of other villains. Their name
was legion; but as he never met one of
them again, except Ben Burnley, all
those miscreants are happily irrelevant.
And the reader need not fear an intro
duction to them, unless he should Hnd
himself garroted in some dark street or
suburb, or his home rilled some dark
and windy night. As for Ben Burnley,
he was from the North country, im
prisoned for conspiracy and manslaugh
tef in an attack upon non-union miners.
Toward the end of his time he made an
attack upon a warder, and got fiveyears
111U1U. JLlieil AUUlItrvlUll CVl lie?
was a fool, and explained to him his
own plan of conduct, and bade him
observe how popular he was with the
warders, and reaped all the favor they
dared to show him.
"He treated me like a dog" said the
"I saw it ""said Leonard. "And if I
had been you I would have said noth
ing, but waited till mv time was out.
and then watched for him till he got his
day out, ami settled his hash. That is
the way for your sort. As for me, kill
ing is a poor revenge; it is too soon
over. Do you think I don't mean to be
revenged oh that skunk Bartley, and
above all on that scoundrel Hope, who
planted the swag in my pockets, and let
me into this hole for fourteen years?"
Then, with all his self-command, he
burst into a torrent of curses, and his
pale face was ghastly with hate, and his
eyes glared with demoniac fire, for hell
ragea in his heart.
Just then a warder approached, and to
Burnley's surprise, who did not see him
coming, Monckton said, gently; "And
therefore, my poor fellow, do just con
sider that you have broken the law, and
the warders are only doing their duty
and earning their bread, and if you wee
a warder to-morrow, you'd have to do
just what they do." V
"Ay," said the warder, in passing,
"you may lecture the bloke, but you will
not make a silk purse out of a sow's
That was true, hut nevertheless the
smooth villain Monckton obtained a
great ascendency over this rough, shock
headed ruffian Humley, and he got into
no more scrapes. He finished nis two
sentences, and left before Monckton.
This precious pair revealed to each
other certain passages in their beauti
ful lives. Monckton's were only half-
confidences, but Burnley told Monckton
he had been concerned with others in a
burglary at Stockton, and also in the
death of an overseer in amine in Walea.
anu gave tue particulars with a sort or
quaking gusto, and washing his hands
nervously in tho tainted air all tho time.
To be sure the overseer had earned his
fate; he had himself been guilty of a
crime he had been true to his employ
er. The grateful Burnley left Portland at
last, and promised faithfully to send
word to a certain friend of Monckton's,
In London, w here he was, and what ho
was doing. Meantime he begged his
way northward from Portland, for tho
southern provinces were a dead letter
Monckton's wife wrote to him as oft
en as the rules of the iall permitted,
and her letters were full of affection,
and of hope, that their heparatlon would
bo shortened. Sho went into all thede
tails of her life, and it was now a credi
table one. Young women are educated
practically In (Jennany; and Lucy was
not only a good scholar, and almost a
linguist, but excellent at all needle
work, and, better still, could cut drosses
and other garments in Hiebest pos
sible stylo. After 0110 or two inferior
places, she got a situation with an Eng
lish countess; and from that tlmosho
was passed as atreasure from one mem
ber of the aristocracy to another, and
received high ntlpotiuM, and presents of
at least equal value. Being a Herman,
sho put by money, and let her husband
know It. But In tho seventh year of
her enforced widowhood her letters be
gan to undergo subtle changes, one aft
First there were 11 1 1 lo exhibitions of
impatience. Then there were signs of
languor and a diminution of gush.
Then there were stronger protesta
tions of affection than ever.
Then there were mixed with theso
protestations queries whether tho truest
affection was not that which provided
for tho Interests of the beloved person.
Then in tho eighth year of Monck
ton's imprisonment she added to re
marks of the above kind certain confes
sions that she was worn out with anx
ieties, and felt her lonely condition; that
youth and beauty did not last forever:
that sho had let slip opportunities of
doing herself substantial service, and
him too, if he could look at things as
coolly now as he used to; and sho began
to think she had done wrong.
Tili line once adopted was never
given up, though it was accompanied
once or twice with passionate expres
sions of regret at the vanity of long
cherished hopes. Then came a letter
or two more in which the fair writer
described herself as torn this way and
that way, and not knowing what to do
for the best, and inveighed against
Then camo a long silence.
Then came a short letter imploring
him. if he loved her as she loved him,
to try and forget her, except as one who
would always watch over his interests,
and weep for him in secret.
"Crocodile!" said Monckton, with a
All this showed him it was his inter
est not to lose his hold on her. So he
always wrote to her in a beautiful strain
of faith, affection, and constancy.
But this part ot the comedy was cut
short by the lady discontinuing tho cor
respondence and concealing her address
"Ahl" said Monckton, "she wants to
cure me. That cock won't fight, my
. A month before he waslet loose upon
society, camo a surprise a letter from
his wife, directing him to call at the
otlice of a certain solicitor in Serjeant's
Inn, Fleet Street, when he would re
ceive o0 upon his personal receipt, and
a similar sum from time to time, pro
vided he made no attempt to discover
her, or in any way disturbherlife. "Oh,
Leonard," said she, "you ruined me
once. Pray do not destroy me again.
You may be sure I am not happy; but I
am in peace and comfort, and I am old
enough to know their value. Dear Leon
ard, 1 offer them both to you. Pray,
pray do not despise them, and, what
ever you do, do not offend against the
law again. You see how strong it is."
Monckton read this with calm indif
ference. He did not expect a woman
to give him a pension unconditionally,
or without some little twaddle by way
of drawback. He called on the lawyer,
and sent in his name. He was received
by the lawyer in person, and eyed very
keenly, "f am directed to call here for
50. sir," said he.
"Yes, Mr. Monckton. I believe the
payment is conditional."
Xo, sir; not the first 50. It is the
The lawyer perused it, and said: "You
are right, sir. The 50 shall be paid to
you immediately; but we must, request
vou to consider that our client is your
friend, and acts by our advice, and that
it will not either be graceful or delicate
to interpret her conduct to her dis
credit." "Mv crood sir.w said Monckton. with
one of his cynical sneers, "every time
vour client ravs mejCoO. nut on the re
ceipt that black is white in matters of
conjugal morality, ana iu sin uio
Findmz he had such a serpent to deal
with, the lawyer cut the dialogue short,
and nam the money. However, as
Monckton was leaving, he said: "You
ran writft to ns when von want anv
more, would it be disereet of me to ask
where we can address your"
"Why not?" said Monckton. "I have
nothing to conceal. However, all I can
tell you at present is that I am going to
Hull to try and find a couple of rogues."
To Hull he went, breathing avarice
and vengeance. This dangerous villain
was quiie master of Bartley 's secret,
and Hope's. To be sure, when Hope
first discovered him in Bartley ?s office,
he was puzzled at the sudden interfer
ence of that stranger. He had only seen
Hone's back until this, and, moreover,
Hope had been shabbily dressed in black
cloth hard worn, whereas he was in a
new suit of tweed when he exposed
Monckton's villainy. But this was ex
plained at the trial, and Monckton in
structed his attorney to cross-examine
Hope about his own great fraud; but
counsel refused to do so, either because
he disbelieved his client, or thought
such a cross-examination would be stop
ped, or set the court still more against
Monckton raged at this, and, of
course, said he had been bought by the
other side. But now he was delighted
that his enemies' secret had never been
inquired into, and that 'he could faU on
them Doth liKe a thunderbolt.
He was at Hull next day, and rambled
about the old shop, and looked in at the
windows. All new facesand on the
door-plate, "Atkinson & Co."
Then he went in. and asked for Mr.
future payments that are to depend up
on my conniving at my wife's infidelity;"
and with that he handed him the letter.
j (art lev.
iSamo not known.
"Whv. he used to bo here. I was In
JSo; nobody Knew ir. isartiey.
Could ho see Mr. Atkinson?
Certainly. Mr. Atkinson would bo
there at two o'clock.
Monckton. after some preamble, ask
ed whether ho had not succeeded In this
business to Mr. Hubert Hartley.
2so. lie had nought the business
from Mrs. Duplex, awidow residing in
this town, ami he happened to know
that her husband had taken It from
Whitaker. a merchant at Boston.'
"Is he alive, sir?"
"I believe so, and very well known."
Monekion went off to Whitaker. and
learned from lilin that he had bought
thuhuslnc.-rt from Hartley, but It was
many years ago, and he had neverheard 1
ol the purchaser since that day.
Monckton returned to London hauled.
What was ho to do? (ioto a secret-Inquiry
olllec? Advertise that If Mr.
Hoben Bartley, late of Mull, would
write to a certain agent, ho would hear
of something to his advantage? Hedld
not much lancy either of these plans.
110 wanted M pounce on Hartley, or
Hope, or both.
H 'I .... 1 1 41 !.. ..1 1
got lots of money now, or ho would not
I neu ne milieu unn; iaiiiev nun
tvo given un bus mess. Ten to one ho
lives hi London, or visits it. I will trv
Well, ho did trv the Park, both at tho
riding hour and the driving hour. Ho
saw no Hartley at either time.
jjui 0110 day tu the i.ady s .Mile, as 110
listlessly watched the carriages delilo
slowly past him, with every now and
then a jam, there crawled past him a
smart victoria, and in it jibeautiful wo
man with glorious dark eyes, and a love
ly little boy, the very Imago of her. It
was his wile and her sou.
Monckton started, but tho lady gavo
no sign of recognition. She bowed, but
it was to a gentleman at Monckton's
Hide, who had raised his hat to her with
" hat a beautiful crcehaarl" said a
little swell to the gentleman in ques
tion. "Yon know her?"
"Who is she? A duchess?"
"No: a stock-broker's wife. Mrs. Bra-
ham. Why, sho is a known beauty."
That was enough for Monckton. Ho
hung back a little,and followed the car
riage, lie calculated that if it left tho
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blo Arch, no could take a hansoih and
When tho victoria cot clear of tho
corner, Mrs. Braham leaned forward a
moment and whispered a word to her
coachman. Instantly the carriage dash
ed at tho Chesterfield Gate and into
Mayfair at such a swift trot that there
was no time to get a cab and keep it in
Monckton lighted a cigarette. "Clever
girll" said he, satirically. "Sho knew
1 . 1 i
me. anu never wiukou.
The next day ho went to the lawyer
and said, "I havo a littlo favor to ask
The lawyer was on his guard directly.
but said nothing.
An interview In this office with
The lawyer winced, but went on his
guard again directly.
-Client or ours?"
"ltrnhnm? BrnhomV cn?d i holnxvvor
affecting to search the deep caverns or
upi ! 1 1 ! e . m
oiocK-uroKer s wiie.
"Where do they live?"
"What! don't vou know? Place of
business Thread-needle Street. Place
of biqamy Fortman Square." '
I have no authority to grant a per
sonal interview with any such person."
But you have no power to hinder
one, and it is to her interest the meet
ing should take place here, and the
stock-broker be out of it."
The lawyer rellected.
"Will you promise mo it shall be a
friendlv interview? You will never go
10 nor nusuandr
"Her stock-broker you mean. Not I.
If she comes to me here when I want
"Will that be often?"
"I think not. I have a better card to
play than Mrs. Braham. I only want
her to help me to lind certain people.
Shall we say twelve o'clock to-morrow ?"
TO BE CONTINUED IN &UXDA Y SEXT1SEL
" VENTUL," (THE WIND.)
IFrom the Roumanian.
A icercile33 y 011115 rascal is tha Wind. His
Is to worry ships a4 sea with surags storms
by day and nicht.
Like a d eg -wolf Lurrying sheep, he chases
CiOud and scatters showers
Lays the stately oak tress low. aal snaps
ti:o sterns of fragile uowers.
A brand Le whirls aloft and drops among
thi farmer's gsar.
Chuckling to sea the Üaaios consuma the pro
duce of a year:
Then gwc pi dowi on a group of girls de-
ranzesall tueir dre-s3
Tears o.T tbeir silken 'kerchief s, and their
snowy necks caresses.
In aU four quarters of the globe he blusters
an 1 he raves,
Upsetting, paan-like, the crosses fet o'er
Pursued by curves of the dead, through
brake and bu-b be tries
To dash aU reckle-s of the thorns that tear
him as ho flie
His abode is in the forest. There arrived,
his mother dear
Bathe3 his hurts in mi'k, and chides him.
theJdinj many a l Itter tear.
"Weep no more, my mammy s weet,w he
crie;, "I know that I have sinned
But when I kis? tbeir pretty eye the girls
all love the wind!"
Incidents or House-Cleaning.
The MoGushes are getting oa famously
with their house-cleaning. The moquets
and the Axminst.rs bav3 all been whackdd
and flammed until tha dut ha returned to
dust, and the furniture has aU been mis
placed in gorgeous array. SlilL there are
many littlo nice point of detaU that Rosa
lind mus- attend to personally.
"Don't you think, ma, dear," said she, af
fectionately," that we ne3d new portierres
between the parlors. The old ones are so very
familiar, you know."
"Rosalind," su.' 1 the mother, with no little
feeling, "those portierres are not famiUar to
me. Stay in the cellar kitchen from Monday
morning until Saturday night, aa I do, and
they would look very well to you." .
Bxi. Ro-alind'a conscience remained un
touched. She glided to the piano and tossed
jffaco of Abbe Liszt's most intricate
noctur- to show that her education was
not whoUy defective
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