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SEAPING . THE WHIRLWIND.
By M.V11Y EI.OISE COMH8.
Jl uuHosthia for Copyright forwarded to the Librarian of
Congress at "Washington, D. a
r will marry my own llrst love,
Wita. her primrose race, for old things art best ;
JLmr the Slower In her bosom, I irise it above
The braoch on my lady's breast.
The world lb filled with folly and eln.
And love-most cling where It can, I say;
P!or beauty te easy enough to win,
lint one tent loved eeo' day."
"Aux IsalTens" ie a dangerous thing to read in
some moods. It was dangerous this morning to
Jaek.De Guerry. He knew it, and took malicious
jjleasure in it He read on recklessly to the end,
ever glancing toward the young girl sitting op
posite, working listlessly with some bright-colored
zephyrs. "When he liad finished reading, he rose,
Impatiently tossed the book on the table, anil
ivalked across the room. After a moment, he
spoke, savagely :
"Lyttott Siicceeded in making a beautiful poem
f that, with the proper ending; but he had to
sacrifice truth in order to do s. Who ever heard
f first love' remaining true through so many
Tlie girl yawned slightly, then answered, teas
ingiy: "But you must remeuner, Jack, that the 'first
Swe' hi this story is a girl. Of course, if it had
toen a man,, tlie absurdity of the supposition
would have rendered tlie poem unsalable."
JELr turned upon her fiercely.
"You may jest as you pleW, Bell, but you know
that most of the sorrow of thi world conies through
-I notice that Lord Lyttjon is particularly eare
flil not to say what wa the cause of their 'quar
iola and strife : and if the woman had been to
liame, he would not have been so magnanimous."
"Yes, he would, because he ltad forgiven her."
"But he could not have resisted that opportu
nity of letting her know that he remembered who
Hs most in fault."
.Tack whistled softly a moment a habit of his
frben lie was too angry to spenk. As soon as he
eould trust his voice, he said to her:
"Bell, stop tangling thai yarn, and listen to me.
How long is this sort of thing going to last?"
No answer. Jack whistled another bar.
"Bell, doyou hear me?"
"Yes, I hear you. My liearing Is particularly
acnes-tor a person of my age. I did not answer,
because I was waiting to hear how long 'twas go
fcigc to last. I suppose you refer to your whist
Ebw?" Jack De Guerry bit his lips till the blood stained
"Bell, don't try to put me oil'. You can't. I
mv cone too far. 'Tis no new thing for you to
ear. eBu-have known for ytHuto.that r love you
Bell, promise me " Tai
The xirl stopped him. ' "
"There, Jack, be careful. You tame within an
Bk& of steppiug on Flossie's tail. Do learn to
stand still when you talk, If you must sWad up,
for vou make me nervous."
A muttered execration escaped the man's lips
something not complimentary to dogs in general
nod that one in particular.
"Bell, you have played fast and loose with me
fen euoueh. I have acted like a boy instead 01 a
mrtn,and now this is the last time I shall ever ask
you. Bell, will you "
"There ! 1 knew that you would fidget around
till yon Anally tramped on the dog's tall. Come
her, Flossie. Poor Flossie !
jell leaned down and smoothed the animal's
Beautiful coat caressingly. A suspicious moisture
glistened in her eyes, which if Jack liad seen he
would doubtless have attributed to her sympnthy
lor her pet's misfortune. As it was, something
xety like a sneer crossed his Hps as he said :
"Santl ur dog here. I will bind up the injured
Hp drew-from his pocket, as he spoke, a band of
starlet ribbon, which he had taken from Hell's
hair tlie day before. Calling the dog to him, he
tied tlie ribbon carefully on Us tall, then deposited
It tenderly on an ottoman near the fire.
Koll'a face was crimson. She could Wave cried
with vexation. But Jack eltoukl never know how
n.mt trilling net had wounded 'hor.
"Thank you. I am glad now that I let you keep
tfw ribbon yesterday. Masaie looks so grateful,
hA Hoir's countenance was
certainly " ibatan ordinary nbserv;--ro;id
hav4 iui&gined to be gratltode. Flossie's gratt
for Its caudal adornment was probably
quald by Bell's pleasure at the sight ;i it.
"Vou wire saying something, Jack, and I inter-
rooted you. Goon."
"Yt. t was saying wwwjb-?"'
Ttry iit tW importance to you, but I am ashamed
- .1, .. rJ itf and death with me. I Bar
taieta, for I thought you cared enough
for w top flirting after while.
Jack, I bavetoM yea over and ove. 'f
THE XEW NORTHWEST,
and I am going out riding this afternoon with
Jack was driven to desperation. He strode up
to her, his face white and his voice hoarse with
pain and anger.
"Mr. Raymond ! T never come in the house
now that his name is not Hung in my face.
Suroly, Bell, you are only flirting; you never
mean to marry that man ?"
Bell's head was drooped, and her face set as
hard as a Hint, but she made no reply.
The man moved back a pace, folded his arms
haughtily, and stood regarding her. A bitter,
scornful light came into his eyes, for he had read
her answer in her face.
"And you will sell yourself to this man- a
pound of flesh for a pound of gold? will stoop to
falsehood, keeping love and truth at bay? swear
heart and lite and soul away?"
Bell liad fully regained self-control now, and
she looked at him in an inquiring way.
"Jack, what did you eat for breakfust? Hani
boiled eggs, or something equally indigestible?
It makes the whole world look heavy and dark to
"lint not half so heavy as my heart, nor half so
dark as my prospects. I could shoot myself for
being such n fool as to love a girl who only laughs
"Don't do it, Jack. It would i horribly in
convenient to have a funeral in the faintly lu the
very height of the season. But, if you insist on
suicide, don't shoot yourself in the face, because
'twould make you look so disagreeable, you know,
when you were laid out."
"That is the way I look to you the majority of
the time, is it not?"
Bell turned around lasrily, gazed at him critic
ally, then said, .-lowly :
".Something ails you beside those hard eggs.
Perhaps your boots are tight."
"Your interest in my bodily comfort is as Mat
tering as it i u u necessary. Neither my boots nor
my breakfast is troubling me in the least."
Bell evidently had not heard what he was suy-
iug, for iter attention was directed out tho win
low, and In-fore the sound of his voice had died on
the air, she cried out to him :
"Oh, come here, Jack'! A kitten is playing
with a mouse. She is so cunning ! Come quick
lack did not stir. Bell looked around to see
how he could osibly resist such a rare opportu
nity for amusement. He answered her, with a
look of supreme disgust on his handsome face.
"Thank you; but I have been watching that
game in here till it has grown 'fiat, stale and un
"Jack, I feel alarmed about yea. I think you
are going to have a stroke of apoplexy, or some
kind of a fever, vou look so hot and uncomfort
"Under those circumstances, it would be wise
for me to retire. I might 'look disagreeable,' or it
might be something contagious and you mustn't
run any risk 'In the height of the se.on'."
He bowed low, with a mocking, contemptuous
smile, ami turned from tlie room. Just as he was
vanishing through the door, Bell called after him:
"Oh, Jack !"
He looked back gloomily.
"Try and be where you can see Mr. Ilaymond
and ine this afternoon."
Tlrtfdoorsla mined behind the retreating visitor.
A moment later he appeared on the walk oufcrfde.
Bell. tapped on the window, but Jack was sud
denly struck with deafness. 1 Te iid no heed, but
strolled leisurely down the avenue.
The ureat tears gathered slowly in the girl's
yes as she watched the retreating figure. To
think that a word, a glance, wouiu recaw mm,
and she must let him go.
r.rk! 15ear old Jack! He will never
know, he must never know, how I love him
A VTI -
Sinkiiie down in her chair, sue uroppeii ner
head on her arm and shed such bitter, blinding
tears as women never tell of; tears that bring no
relief to a heavy heart, but scald ami bum out oe
lief in truth and in humanity ; tears that mark by
their course thwarted ambition, blasted Hopes,
and wrecked lives. Heartless women are made,
There was a sound of softly sweeping garment
Bell heard, and, drying her tear as best shecould
she turned her face, for she knew that to escape
was impossible, and was apparently deeply inter
ested iiT the doings of the outside world when her
mother entered. Mrs. He (Juerry came slowly
down the room to the. window where Bell was
seated, and laid her Jeweled hand gently on her
head. She was alwaj's gentle, but under it all
Bell was made to feel that the hand which guided
her every step was iron; that .! must walk in
the path it pointed out, or the velvet glove which
, covered it would be lliinr aM . a'-.d, if hc dia uo
bt-v una wtioiilnurlv It slim. i. -'I direction, she
j - "
wi.l:i dragged nl.mir the desirt-d way.
My 'eh'. . it N irettina lata; you must
change ui -iv.rnuig dress."
"I saw Jack going away. Why di.tu t he re
main for dinner ?"
"I neverlhought t ask him."
"Tlat wa enrele, for 'ti aluioxt time. Don't
m so heedless another tin. l-u'.eil; and now go
Iliad of any oxmim' to (upe hr mother's
searching eyc, Bdl h tleaitl fr- u ths nnun,
hoping that her tear-taiued an'! t.w..l!en fealu:.
h.ul not been seen.
But abe waa miUk. M:. !- Ouerry
THTJKSDAF, APEJX 21, 18SL
and understood, but she was far too wise to make
any comment. Nevertheless, she made a nrm
resolution that Jack De Guerry's visits to her
house should cease; for there was great danger
that he would counteract her inlluence and disar
range her plans. She sincerely hoped that there
had been a quarrel. She believed there had been,
and she shrewdly suspected the contemplated
ride to have been the cause. She determined to
embrace the first opportunity of impressing on
Jack's mind the probability and desirability of.
the marriage of his cousin and Jasper Raymond.
She thought that she understood his jealous na
ture sufficiently to know that he would remain
away and let matters take their own course.
"Bell will then be so piqued by his apparent
neglect and itidUlerence that she will easily ac
cede to my wishes," mused Mrs. De Ouerry.
Having thus laid out her plans and relieved her
mind, she settled hetxclf complacently in her chair
and waited for dinner to be announced.
What that afternoon ride was to Bell De Guerry,
no one except a woman wio has been placed in
exactly tho same position can ever know. She
hated Jasper Raymond, who, though tho uncon
scious, was still the immelfute cause of her un
happincss; and her hatred yas none the less bit
ter because it was unreasonable. She was con
scious of a strong desire t strike him, as in a fit
of childish passion, ami to ihriek in his ears that
she hated him hated him. She even caught
herself laughing at the ideapf the consternation
such a performance would otasiou. She tried to
figure out, in a stupid sort of fashion, just what he
would say ami how he wool r look if she should
give way to that almost irresistible impulse.
And, through it all, with her bright face and low,
rippling laughter, who woul have dreamed of
the dull, heavy weight that clogged mind and
hart? Certainly not Jasper Raymond; it lent
ihw zest to his pleasure to note how she was en
joying herself. Certainly not Jat-k De Guerry,
who, with that craving for self-torture which is
me of the strangest traits among all those untold
iaconsh-teitcies that make up human nature,
Cttild not "resist stabbing his heart by watching
-i ... . j, t . i t .i
anl waiting for them at a place he knewthey
Jfk almost hated Bell at that moment the
glriytio he believed 'loved him, and yet, puppet
of lie- mother's ft'ill, would marry another man.
Ami tlen, after all, lie thought that erhaps she
did care for Raymond. She certainly wouhl not
hi the first woman who had been guilty of that
fjly. Even if she had heard that disgraceful
slory about hlivof course, such stories do not
iajure a man as ttiv- jo a woman, and money
cevere a mltltude.of sine Besides, she must ou
joy riding with him, or she w.JMi Jfe
Ah, verily, "trifles light as ah io jeaten, are
tanflnnation strong as proof of Hofxwrft."
This suspense was iinuWening. Wfc deter
mined to go at once to Mrs. Ie (iuerrtnil ute
(he facts plainly; ami, although he iieiwj jn
kis heart that his suit would be in vainV.t lie
felt desperately that the matter must be seVj,
To send him aifrift forever was more merely
t.... ti;iu.Mi.irliiiilv. HldtH. he had aaStraiw
ir ftnToow what Mrs. De Guerry woiiHl'SHy iu
dismissing the man whom she had allowed to
Isit iter house as her daughter's future husband.
"Yes, Mrs. De Guerry is at home and not ea-
He passed- on to the drawing-room. Mrs. i
Guerry rose to receive him, ami even extendet
er hand in friendly recognition. fche was in ne
best humor this afternoon, felie smneu as a
timiitrlti bow he was ulavituc into her hands. Sh
mmik ifrnriuiiaiY. l
1 t .1
"Isabell is not at home. She is out riding wu
Mr. Ilaymond, as usual."
Her first words threw Jack In a fury; ami hel
liad Intended to be so cool ami collected. .
,a-. r Mw
I f x ava 1
'Hint was exactly the thing he had not intended I
to say. j
"Did you? .They make a handsome couple, do
"I didn't see anything particularly stunning in
Mrs. De Guerry regarded him with marked dis
approval. "Why do you dislike Mr. Raymond ? He is the
embodiment of the name 'gentleman.' You are
not usually so unreasonable. Why is it?"
"Because he happens to be in my way, rsuji-
Men are not usually very charitable under
Jack glared at her a 11
glared at her a moment, but answereu
niietlv enough :
yBy appropriating the time and attention ef the
vhmnu I love and intend to marry."
Another unfortunate speech for Jack. He was
d imaging his cause with every utterance. And
it proportion as he lost giour.d Mrs. Te Guerry
e 1 hied it.
"If yon refer to my daughter, sir, I command
y ?u never to spvak of her in that manner again.
Tack threw ack his head haughtlljyth very
motion indicating that he was not accustomed to
' Ut to yor daught'T, madam. And it is a
SMgular ta v hat 'iU ouly recently tha4rfny spcak
iig of her as my future wife ang-rjjou."
"But T have always regarded you njx ehiid.
ow thtt 1 see thxt you have become a man, 1
iiptvt yu to put sway childish things."
i have iloti so, mndatn : and, among other
'Id tigs. m fear of you. '
'You :": '. sir, that yot are speaking lo a
lady, and one who has the misfortune to be a rela
tive oi yours."
"With all his faults and shortcomings, wag
a gentleman, and he knew this speech to Un,
called-for and rude, ire was seized with sudden
"Oh, Aunt Marian, forgive me ! But you nag a
fellow to death. I oanio here to-day to ask for
Bell. "Will you let her marry me?"
Mrs. De Guerry had been christened Mary Ann
but she did not think that, because her parents
had been guilty of a folly, she should willfully
perpetuate it. So she altered the low-sounding
cognomen to one more suited to hersUitioiiinlife.
Heretofore Jack liad steadily refused to address
her by her self-chosen name, but insisted on call
ing her '!Aunt Ann," a name which filled her
high-bred soul with loathing; particularly as he
usually remembered the relationship in the pres
ence of some snob, who would elevate his eye
brows and turn away in disgust. She felt now
that her victory was indeed complete. She could
almost forgive him for his presumption in loving
her daughter. Almost but not quite.
"I think you must know that you will never be
able to gain my consent to this ill-assorted union."
"Why didn't you tell me this long ago? I
know why, Mrs. De Guerry. You need not take
the trouble to a nswer. Tt was because you thought
me heir to an old man's fortune; and when he
died, and a luckier fellow than I was named
the will, you lost iut In trie. Atr, maratm,
the Spanish are right 'There is no lock a golden
key will not open.' I can believe that when I see
a mother sell her daughter to tlie highest bidder;
when she knows him to be a libertine, a gambler, .
Mis. De Guerry shrank baek in her seat, fright
ened at the torrent of wrath that flowed from the
man's white lips. When she caught breath, she
Inquired, quite meekly :
"What do you know against Mr. Raymond T
"I know that his appearance in society here has
revived a story about him which New York rung
with ten years ago the story of a woman's weak
ness ami a man's sin."
"But tlie story was not true, Jack."
"The story was true, Mrs. De Gerry."
"Bring me proof of it, ami fetfeell shall never
"Yes. All we hear are idle ntmors. Bring me
proof that he enticed that woman from her home,
and r will never ofler another objection to your
marriage with Isabell, if in the meantime you
will promise me not to say one word to ber on the
subject of marriage, or repeat this false story to
"Mrs. Ue Guerry, I will promise you, on my
word of honor, never to speak of marriage be-
PGgeH us, never to mention that man' name to ..
her, cm TJtohl In my hand iiidispntable evidence
that it wSU fr his sake Agatha Wyclill'e forgot
honor and fled front home. Then, madam, re
member aiy wward."
Without waiting for an answer, Jack De Guerry
turned n his hel and left the room.
Mrs. De f iuerij- was overpowered, perfectly be
Uderwl. She iad spoken hastily, without
thought of the a.vful eonseqiiences. She liad
simply intended tourlbe him to silence so far as
Bell was concerned fnd now she had ottered him
a premium to exiiosche very secret she was tlie
most interested in hiditg. Her hope rested now,
not on the falsitv of the trr.rf K..t ;.. rkia ion.
g , l jr v, . b t . u
if bility to prove its truth. .
To be cemtn,,
' dr,.n rJSL'
1 Virrow vines, and make thIEi
.joo,,,. Nothing will speak so dirttl Tl.
1 .-hild-toul as a little llower. It is a teacrf. i
lheautirtii; asweeiworu inai .aiure asii(;
I Wauinui , a sweet m mv "-- 41
!0 her eniMiren. ftome garueiis musi, i iiceetsrii.
ie small, but no matter lor tnau a single pot
arth will Jtrowa fine flower; afoot of ground wii
end out beauty ami fragrance. None are to
poor to atiord so smalt a mien oi eartn. in pi:.r:t
ing vour Hower-sewls this Spring, do not forgt t tt
Uudy the harmony of colors. Put your blue low
ers next to orange, your red and pink nxt to t'u
white and let the plants ieot ine same ueunu.
fiul vou will see some iwwt loveiy enecia. , ini
t... .. .nlall 1 fliOW 111 M1IS iiiiirv UWW Tl
olits beauty to the contrast of colors produce
tlH gardener in the skill with which he Hrrowre
k:a :;..,..(.. iinvis m violet nowws eoiuiwr u
yellow and scarlet. Clumps of scarlet bfo
aresurnundel by green or wmte, anu tnei
in Have a beauty never shown in a j
YBNTH.ATK Yocr C:ixwrrs.-.Soi'el "-
ments or the wash clothes ought not to heft,
into a closet, ventilated or not TnlllfTlujZ
should be placed in a large bag Hto.rM . JS
ivose, or a roomy iiasKew mi i"" 7 :
Lire.1 room at some distancem the faml
Hav ng thus exceed one of tkose fert Ie sour,
,rf badodors in closets, the xt isun: is t-,
that the closets are jPI1.
I" i.nar.iM the clothe iu cios.tsma
""T,,:. ,K. o.Itilnr will 1
if there is no revniauvu
what It should be. AnyganU amn
worn for w idle will dbsorlr mote o? leas
Slatione which Mfajefr
cntain aa amount of foegn it may betatir
mam-r which free cfrcw'tlon of pure air car
Mrs. Mary . IW iiolm""uZ v ,t
given S1O,M0 to ".'rjjr
of a new hall, to called Vjflbbard Kali,
memorial to bo- deieaed Wethr. OfOrge
hard. The hal In t contain gymufm'''
for Iht Preiritj the VlCe-fSsldent, an-Treasur-r,
ui a lecture and apparatns-r
tbe ViMfesjH.' 'f PhyiO. m -