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THE MORNING TIMES,
SEPTEMBER 2 J), 1805.
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f CHAPTER VHI.-Concludcd.
' Disappointed as the message loft Kcy.lt
determined Ilia action, and as the train
steamed out of Ban Luis It for awhile di
verted his attention from tlic object of his
pursuit. In any even t, his destination would
have been Skinner's or the Hollow, as the
point from which to begin his search. He
believed with Sister Scraplilna that the
joung Girl would make her direct appeal to
her brother; but even If the sought Mrs.
Barker. It would still be at some of the
haunts of the gang. The letter to the Lady
Superior had been postmarked from "llald
Top," which Key knew to be an obscure
settlement less rrequcnted than Skinner's.
Even then It was hardly possible that the
chief of the road agents would present
himself at the potoffice, and It had prob
ably been lelt by some less known of the
gang. A vague idea that was hardly a
suspicion, that the girl might have a
secret address of her brother's, without
understanding the reasons for its secrecy
came into his mind. A still more vague
hope that he might meet her before she
found her brother upheld him. It would be
in accidental meeting on her part, for he
no longer dared ti hope that she would seek
or trust him again. And It was with ery
little of his old sanguine quality that,
traeI-worn and weary, be at last alighted
at Skinner's. Hut his half careless inquiry
If any lady passtngers had lately arrived
there, to his embarrassment produced a
broad smile mi the face of Sklmer.
"You're tlic second man that asked that
.question, Mr. Key," he said.
"The second man?" ejaculated Key, ner
vously. Tr.; the first was the Sheriff of, Shasta,
ne -wanted to-.find a tall, good-looking
woman, about thirty, with black- eyes,
I hope that ain't the klntl o' girl you're look
ing arur is it? For 1 reckon she's gin
you botli the slip."
Key protested with a forced laugh that It
was not, yet suddenly hesitated to describe
Alice. For ho iustautly recognized the
portrait of her friend, the assumed Mrs.
Barker. Skinner continued 111 lazy confi
"Ycseethcy say that theSherlff had sorter
got the dead -wood on that gang o road
agents, and had hemmed 'cm In somewhar
betwixt Bald Top and Colhnson's. But
that woman was oneo' the! r -pies and spotted
his little game, and managed to gie 'era
tlic tip so they got clejn away. Anyhow
they ain't bin heard from since. But the
blgshake has made scoutin' along the ledges
rather stiff work for tho Sheriff. They
say the valley near Long Canon's chock
full o' rock and slumgulllun that's slipped
"What do you mean by tho big shake?"
asked Key In surprise.
"Great Scott! you didn't hear of it?
Didn't hear of the 'arthquake that shook
us up all along Galloper's tho other nigbt?
Well," ho added, disgustedly, "that's Jist
"How Did Till Happen?" Slid Key Gravely.
the rcoit of them folks in the bay; that
can't allow that anytliln' happens in the
mountains!" . -,-j
The urgent telegrams of his foreman bow
flashed across KTey's preoccupied mind
Possibly Skinner saw his concern. "I
reckon your mine Is all right, Mr. Key.
Oue of your meu was over yero last nigbt,
and didn't tay notiiln'."
But this did not satisfy Key, and in a few
minutes he had mounted his liorsc and was
speeding toward the Hollow with a re
morseful cnustiousucss of having neglected
his colleaguer's interests. For himself, in
the utter prepossession of his passion for
Alice, he cared nothing. As he dashed down
the slope to the Hollow be thought ony
of the two momentous days that sho had
passed there and the fate that had brought
them so nearly together. There was
nothing tn recall its sylvan beauty in
the hideous works that cow possessed it,
or the substatlal dwelling bouse that had
taken the place of the old cabin. A few
hurried questions to the foreman satisfied
hini of the integrity of the property. There
bad been some alarm in theshaft, but there
was no subsidence of the "scam," nor any
difficulty in the working.
"What I telegraphed you for, Mr. Key,
was aliout snmethlug that has cropped np
way balk o' the earthquake. We were
served here the other day with a legal
notice of a claim to the mine on account
of previous work done on the ledge by the
"But the cabin was built by a gang of
thieves, who used it as a hoard fortheir
bouty," returned Key, hotly, "and every
one fif the ma reoutlaws and haveno stand
ing before the law."
He stopped with a pang as be thought of
Alice And the blood rushed to his cheeks
"But the claim ain't in any o' thelr
names. It's allowed to be the gift of
their lender to Ills young sister, afore the
the outlawry, and it's in her name Alice
Rlggs or something."
Of the Tialf-dozen tumultuous thoughts
that passed through Key's mind only one
remained. It was purely an act of the
brother's to secure some possible future
benefit for bis sister. And of this she
was perfectly Ignorant! He recovered
blmself quickly and said with a smile:
"BufI discovered the ledge and its aurif
erous character myself. There was no
trace or sign of previous discovery or
"So I Jedgcd, and so I said, and thctputa
jc all right; bu; I thought I'd tell ye. For
saining laws la mining laws, and it's tb
one thing ye can't Ret over," be added,
with the peculiar superstitious reverence
of the California miner, for that vested
But Key scarcely listened. All that he
beard seemed onlyto link him more fate
fully and indlssolubly -with the young
girl. He was'nlready impatient of even
this slight delay in his quest. In his
perplexity his thoughts had reverted to
Collinson's; the mill -was a good point
to begin his search from; Its good-natured
stupid proprietor might be his i;uide, his
ally, nnd even his confidant.
When hl9 hore was baited he was ngaliu
in the saddle "If yer going Collinson's
way, jer might ask him if heV Iot a horse,"
said the foreman. "The morning after the
shake some of the boys picked up a mus
tang -nllb n makeup lady's saddle on."
Key started! While it -was impossible
that it cculd have been ridden by Alice,
it might have been by the woman who had
preceded tier. " "
"Did you make any $carch7" he said
eagerly. "There may have been an acci
dent." "I reckon it wasn't noaccldent," returned
the foreman coolly, "for the riata was.
looee and trailing, as if it had btcn staked
out ard broken away."
Without another word Key put spurs to
bis horse and galloped away, leaving his
companion staring, after him. Here was
a clue; the hortc could not have strayed
far; the broken tetlier indicated a camp;
the gang had been gathered somewhere In
the viciiUty, where Mrs. Barker had warned
them; perhaps in the wood'beyond Collin
son's He would penetrate it alone. He
knew his danger, but as a single unarmed
man he might be admitted to the presence
of the leader, and the alleged claim was a
sufficient excuse What lie would say or
do afterward depended upon chance It
was "a wl'd fchtmc but he was reckless.
Tct be would go to Collinson's first.
At the end of two hours lie reaibcd the
thkk set wood that grew upon the shelf at
the top of the grade whiili descended to tho
mill. -As he emerged from the wood Into the
bursting sunlight of the valley below ho
sharply reined In his horse and stopped.
Another bound would have been his last.
For the shelf, the roifcy grade itself, tho
ledge below, and the mill upon it wero all
goiW -The .crumbling outer wall of the
rocky grade had slipped away Into the
immeasurable depths below, leaving only
thesbarrtedge of a cliff which incurved to
ward the woods that had once stood behind
the mill, Jjut which now bristled on the cry
edge, of a. precipice A mist was barging
over its brink and rising from the valley;
ffwas a full fed steam that was coursing
through (he forrcv dry bed of the river and
falling down the -face of the bluff. He
rubbed his eyes, dismounted, crept along the
edge ot the precipice acd looked below;
whatever had subsided aud melt ed down Into
llsthousandfootof depth there was no trace
left upon its smooth face. Scarcely an angle
of drift or debris marred the perpendicular;
the burial of all ruin was deep and compact;
the erasure had been swift and sure the ob
lileratlon complcte.'lt might have been the
preiipltatloq of ages, and not of a single
as if grass were already growing over this
enormous sepulchre, butJt was only the
tops of the burled pines. The absolute
silence, the utter absence'of any mark of
of falling waters gave the scene a. pastoral
So profound was the impression upon Key
and bis human passion, that it at first
seemed an ironical and eternal ending of hi
quest. It was with difficulty that he
reasoned that the catastrophe occurred be
fore Alice's fllghtand that even Colllnson
might bavo had time to escape. He slowly
skirted the edge, or the chasm and made his
way back through tho empty woods behind
tho old mill site toward the place where he
bad dismounted. His tiorse seemed to have,
strayed Into the shadows of this covert, but
as be approached him he was amazed to see
that It was not bisown, and that a woman's
scarf was lying over its side saddle. A.
wild idea seized htm and found expression
in an impulsive cry:
The woods echoed it; there was an Interval
ot silcnce-nnd then a faint response. But
it was her voice. He ran eagerly forward
in that direction and called again; the re
sponse was nearer this time, and then the
tall ferns jiarted and herlltbegraccful figure
came running, stumbling, and limping
toward blm like a wounded fawn. Her
face was pale and agitated, the tendrils
of her light hair were straying over her
shoulders, and one of the sleeves of her
school gown was stained with bloed and
dust. He caught the white and trembling
hands that were thrust out to him eagerly.
"It is you!" she gasped. "I prayed for
some one to come, but I did not dream it
would bo you. And then I heard your voice
and I thought It could do only a dream
until you called a second time."
"But you are hurt," he said passionately,
"You have met with some accident."
"No! no!" she said eagerly. "NotI but a
cliff. I could not help blm much, I did cot
care to leave him. No one would cornel
I have been .with him alone, allthemornliurl
Come quick, he may be dying."
He passed his arm around her waistuncon
he halt supported her figure while they
"He had been crushed by something, and
was halt hanging over the ledge and could
Dot move nor speak," she went on quickly.
"I dragged him away to a tree it took me
hours to move him, he was so heavy and
I got him soma water from the stream and
bathed his face, and blooded all my sleeve."
"But what wereyou dolnghere?" heasked
A faint blush, crossed the pallor of her
delicate cheek like tho faint tint of dawn.
"1 was going tc find my brother at Bald
Top," she said, hurriedly. "But don't
ask mo now only coine, quick, do."
"Is the wounded mau conscious? Did you
speak with him? Docs be know who you
are?" asked Key, neaslly.
"No! ho only iuoaned a Utile and opened
his eyes when I dragged him. I don'ttbtnk
he even knew what had happened."
They hurried on again. The wood light
ened suddenly. "Here!" she said in a halt
whisper, aud stepptd timidly into tho open
light Only a few feet rroni tho fatal
ledge, ngalnst the roots of a buckeye, with
her shawl thrown over him, lay tho
Key started back. It was Colllnson!
Ills head nnd shoulders seemed uninjured,
but as Key lifted the shawl be saw that
the long, lank figure appeared to melt away
below the waist Into a mass of shapeless
nnd dirty rags. Key hurriedly replaced
the shawl, and, bending over him, listened
to his hurried respiration nnd the beating
of his heart. Then he pressed a drinking
flask to his lips. The spirit seemed to
revive blm; he slowly opened his eyes.
They fell upon Key with quick recognition.
But the look changed; one could see that
he was trying to rise, but that no move
ment of the limbs accompanied that effort
of will, and his old patient, resigned look
returned. Key shuddered at the thought
that Ills spine was hopelessly injured.
"I can't get up, Mr. Key," he said In a
faint but untroubled voice, "imr seem to
move my arms, but you'll Just allow that
I've shook hands with jc all the same."
"How did this happen?" said Key
"Thet's wot gets me! Sometimes I reckon
I know, and sometimes I don't. Lyra" thar
on the ledge all last night and only Jest
able to look down Into the old valley some
times It seemed to me ez if I Tell overand
got caught In the rocks trying to save my
wife; but then when I kem to think sen
sible and know my wife wasi't there at
all I get mjstlftcd. Sometimes I think I
got ter tblnkln' of my wife only when this
yer young gal thet's bin like an angel to
me kem liercand dragged meoff the ledge,
for you see she don't belong here aud hez
dropped onto me like a spcrrlt."
"Then you were not In the bouse when
the shock came?" said Key.
"No. You see. the mill was filed with
them fellers as the sheriff was artor, and
it went over with 'em aud I"
"Alice," said Key with a white face,
"would you mind going to my horse, which
you will find somewhere near yours, and
bringing me a medicine case from my saddle
The Innocent girl glanced quickly at her
companion, saw the change In his face, and,
attributing it to the imminent danger of tho
injured man, at once glided away. When
Ehe was out of hearing. Key leaned gravely
"Collinson, I must trust you with a secret.
I am afraid that this poor girl who helped
you is the sister of the leader of that gang
the sheriff was in pursuit of. She has
been kept in perfect ignorance of her
brother's crimes. She must never know
them nor even know his fate! If he
perished utterly In this catastrophe, as It
would seem, It was God's will to spare her
that knowledge. I tell you this to warn
you, in anything you say before her. She
must liclieve, as I shall try to make I.cr be
lieve, that he has gone back to the States,
where' she will too, hereafter, bcllee that
he died. Better that she should know noth
ing, .and keep her thought of him un
"I tec I sec I see, Mr. Key," mur
mured the injured man "Thet's wot I've
been sayiii" to melf lyUi' here all night
Thet's wot I biu tayln' o' my w ife Sadie
ber that I aciooralty got to think kem back
to me last night You fee I'd hierd from
one o thote fella rs that a weman like unto
herlmd been picked up 111 Texas andbrought
on j ere, and that n.ebbe she was senvwhar
In Callforny I -nos that foolish and that
ontrue to her all the while kno-nin", as I
once told you, Mr Key that ef il.e'd been
alive she'd bin yere that I believe it true
fora miiill! And that -n as why, afore this
bapiwned, I Lad a dream, right out yer.and
dreamed she kem to me, all white and
troubled, through the woods At first I
thought It war my Sadie, but when I ice
she warn't like l.cr old t elf, and her voice
was strange and her lacgli was strange
then I knowed it wasn't l.cr and I was
dreamin'. You're right, Mr. Key, in wot
you got off Just now wot was it? Better
to know nothln' and keep the old
thoughts unchanged "
"Have you any pain?" asked Key after
"No; I kirderftel easier now."
Key looked at his charging face. "Tell
me," he said gently, "if it does not tax
your strength, all that has happened here,
all you know. It is for her sake."
Thus adjured, with his eyes fixed on Key,
Collinson narrated his story from the ir
ruption of the outlaws to the final catas
trophe. Even then lie palliated their
autrjgc with his characteristic patience,
keeping still his strauge fascination for
Chivcrs and his blind belief In ills miserable,
wife. The story was at times broken by
lapses of fain tness, byasingularreturnof his
old abstraction and forgetfulness in the
midst of a sentence, and at last by a fit of
coughlug that left a fewcrimson bubbles on
the corners ot his mouth. Keyllftedhlscycs
anxiously; there was some grave internal
injury which the dying man's resolute
patience had suppressed. Yet, at the sound
of Alice's returning steps, Collinson's ejes
brightened, apparently as much at bercom-
iDg as from the effect of tho powerful stim
ulant Koy had taken from his medicine case.
"I thank ye, Mr. Key," he said faintly
"for I've gotanMear ain't got nogreat time
botore me, and I've gosuthln to say to you,
afore witnesses" his eyes sought Alice's
in halt apology "afore witnesses, you un
derstand. Would you mind standln' out
thar, afore me. Id the light so I kin see you
both, and you, miss, rememberin', ez a
witness suthln' I got to tell to him. You
might take his hand, miss, to make it more
regular and lawlike."
The twodld as hebade them, stan dlngstdo
byslde, humoring whatseemedtothemtobe
wanderings of a dying man.
"Thar was a young fellow," said Collin
son in a stready voice, "ez kem to my
shanty a night ago on bis way to the the
valley. He was a sprightly young fellow
gay and chipper like, and he sez to me,
confidential like, 'Colllnson,' says he, 'I'm
off to the States this very night on business
of importance; mebbe I'll be away a long
time for years. You know," sez he, 'Mr.
Key" in the Hollow! Go to him,' sez bet
'and tell blm as how I hBuu't time trrget
to see him; tell him," sez he, 'that Elvers'
you've got the name, Mr. Key? You've got
the name, miss? 'that Ktvers wants him to
say this to his little sister from her loving
brother. And tell him,' sez he, this yer
Rivers, 'to look arter her, being, alone.'
You remember that, Mr. Key? You re
ember that, mUs? Yous see, I remembered
it, too, being so to speak alone myself "
be paused and added in a faint whisper,
kTben he was silent. That Innocent lie
was the first and last upon his honest lies,
for as tbey stood there, band in hand, they
aw his plain, hard face take upon Itself
at first the gray ashen byeiof the rocks
around him, and then and thereafter the
infinite tranquillity and peace of tho wilder
ness in which he had lived and died acd of
which he was a part.
Contemporaneous history was less kindly.
The Bald Top Sentinel congratulated 1U
readers that the lntb salsmlo disturbance
was accompanied ivjUblvery little loss ot
lite, It any. "It Is Reported that the
proprietor of a low sheliecn for emigrants
Id an obscure bollOw"'iiall succumbed from
injuries, but," addeQ flic editor, with a
fine touch of Westernhumor, 'whether
this was the resultpf his being forcibly
mixed up with his own tanglefoot whisky
or not, iro are pliable to determine
from the evidence before u8-" For a11
that, a small stone short -was added later
to the rocks near the, sight of the old mill,
inscribed to the merqury of this obscure
"proprietor," with the humorous legend:
"Have ye faith like to him?" And those
who knew only of the material catastrophe,
looking nrou nd upon tlic scene of drolatlon
It commemorated, thought grimly that it
must be faith indeed, aud were wiser
thhn they knew.
"You smiled, Don Preble," said the
Lady Superior to Key a few' weeks later,
when I told you that many cabalHros
thought it mast discreet to trust their
future brides to the maternal guardian
ship and training of the boly Church, yet,
of n truth, I meant not you. And yet
eh! well, we shall see."
DICK'S LUCKY FIND.
"no'll be a power of trouble an a heap
of expense, 'Maudy, an" he won't be worth
nothln' to us." '
"Yes, that's so, Hiram, but I don't know
what we're to do about it. It works a great
hardship on us to keep him, but I don't Jest
see bow we kin turn him away. It would
mfkc pepplc talk lawful if we, refused a
home to our own orphan grandchild,
"Yes, it would," Ulram replied, angrily.
"People always hae to talk 'bout other
folks' business, an' mix in things that don't
concern 'em. 1 s'pose," lie went on, with a
sigh, after a short pause, "that we'll hj:
to keep blm, whether wo ought to or not,
though his kecpin' is goiu' to be a big ex
pense to us."
"An' Jest at a time when we can't af
ford for extra expense, neither," Manda
added. "That mortgage on the farm is
comln' due in a year, an' we'll need to sa e
eery cent we kin to meet it."
"That's so," Hiram obsened, as lie arose
and stumped thoughtfully back and forth
across the floor. "It would a crowded us
to pay off that mortgage at best, an' with
this added expense, I don't see what we kin
do. I don't see what people want of chil
dren when they have to leave 'em to be a
burden on other folks. If this boy wasn't a
cripple, now, he might half-way earn his
lit in', but bcln' a cripple as he is, he'll be a
plumb dead expense."
It was at the breakfast tabic in old
Hiram Maslln's farmhouse that this conver
sation took place. The subject of it, little.
Dick Mastiu, sat a trie table listening with
a heavy heart to It alL IIU fatherhad been
dead a long time and his mother had died a
few days ago, and Iieli.fcl come, a penniless,
crippled orpiiun, scoktiig a home and shelter
under his grandfather's root. And this was
the reception that had been accorded him!
He was not wantedind he was wade-to
understand that fnit.aujte keenly. He was
a burden that must lie tolerated because it
could not be avoIded f
When Hi ram stumped-out of the room
little Dick, unable ti control his feelings,
broke down and bfgSn to weep. Mrs.
Mastiu looked at him amomenl In evident
surprise, then said:
"What air you a-crylir about, I'd like to
" 'Cause," Dick sobbed, "I don't want
to bo a burden." y, .?
"Ob! Well," you air one, anyway, an'
cryin' about It don't mend the matter Lone,
as I klu see." , j . ,
"I v.ish you an' grandpa wouldn't talk
like you do." Dick iiliitinueil, "''cause I
don't want to be in the way, an' wkh I
"Well.did I everl" Mrs. Mastlnexclnlmed.
"Why, Lhlid, ain't every word we said
"Yes'm.butldon'tw.int to bean expense
to you an' keep you from payln' off tho
"Well, v.hetber you want to be or not,
you air, Just the same, an there's nouseot
youbelu' bo touchy about what wes.iy about
It. If your father an' mother hadu't been
so shinies-, you wouldn't need to come back
on us for a support. They could a' left
"Father's been dead a long time an'
mbther's been sick for j car,'' the boy re
"More shlftlesi than sick, Mrs. Mastln
grumbled. "I know then) town folks, an' I
know how scared they air of soilln their
hands. But there, we won't say no more
about it, for what's tho use-of talkin about
what can't bo helped. You're here, an
unhandy it comoj, nor how much the ex
pense is, nor it we lose the farm Into the bar
gain, which we're mostsureto do."
"I'll help all I can, gran'ma," Dick said,
between sobs. "I'llwork "
"You'll do a precious lot o' hclpin'," M-".
Mastiu sniffed in disdain. "You can't earn
tho salt that goes in your bnad."
Mrs. Maslln "began to clear away the
table, aud Dick left tlieroqru and stoic out
behind the house, where, ho threw himself
down on the grass and gave full vent to Ills
He was sensitive acutely so as all per
sons with physical defects areapt to be. no
felt his inability to be useful and for that
reason the harsh words ot his grandparents
cut blm deeply. At first he thoughtof going
away, but when he recalled his well-nigh
helpless condition he dismissed that idea
from his mind. He had had enougli experi
ence Willi the world to know thqt he could
scarcely hope to better his condition any
"I'll havo to stay," he said to himself,,
"but 1111 do all I can to help. I won't be
no more of a burden than possible an' I'll
work all I can."
Dick adhered to this resolution and in the
days that followed Be showed an eagerness
to be of use, workifig'Jndustriously and al
ways being ready to do-whatever duty-was
assigned to him. More1 than that, he sug
gested thiDgs to do and watched for op
portunities to relievf ot5p Tr the other or his
grandparents of burdens.
He was so willing to be ot service and
tried so hard to earn his living that the old
folks must have felt mote kindly to wa rd him
had tbey not been so thoroughly selfish and
completely wrapped:' np? in their own inter
ests. " JJ
He longed often forJta kind word from
them or a word of commendation showing
that his efforts wefe .appreciated, but be
longed in vain. It they, took any notice of
what he did at all it was only to find fault
with the manner in which it was done or to
chide him for not doing so.
Blx monthsliad passed since Dick's advent
into Hiram Mastin's house. The two old
people and the boy were at the breakfast
table one morning when' suddenly Mrs.
"I dreamed last night that we found that
buried money, Hiram. That is three times
I have had that samo dream in the last two
weeks, an' I believe it means somethin' "
"I wish it did mean that we'd find the
money," Hiram answered. "A thousand
dollars wld come mighty handy Just now
for besides glviDg us somethin' to live on
comfortably, It would pay off that ?300
ln', and that burled money will never be
found. It's been searched for all over the
garden, and if it was there it would 'a' been
found before this. I guess father' was mis
taken where he put it."
Mrs. Mastln sighed, but remained silent.
Mr. Mastln got up and went out about his
work. Dick stole away to an isolated
.(pot, where he sat down and studied long X
and hard about what he had heard. It was
thef irst Intimation that ho had received that
$1,000 was burled somewhere about the
"If I could only find it," be said to him
self, "I would be helping grandfather a
heap, and maybe," he-ndded, "they would
love me a little. Anyhow, I'll try."
Dick immediately set to work to carry
out his resolution and for a wek he dug
and burrowed in the garden. Every spare
moment be bad he spent it in searching for
the lost money. He worked assiduously'
and earnestly, hoping for nothing for him
self cave perhaps a kind word should his
search be successful.
When be had searched for a week Hiram
noticed what Ha was doing and ordered him
"It's not likely you'll find tbat money,"
he said, "when I've searched the place over
time an' ag'in to no avail."
Dick bad to cease his digging, but he was,
cot convinced tbat the money could not be
found. He believed firmly that If his grand
father had let him go on lie should have dug
it up before many more days.
Dick was anxious to do something to cam
some money to help pay on the mortgage,
so when spring came be asked for the privi
lege of cultivating a small corner of tbegar
den in lettuce and radishes. He bad in
quired and found that early vegetables
would tell very rapidly at the houses In the
little town two miles away.
Hiram grumbled a good bit about giving
the boy the ground, but as it was a corner
that was never used and as there "was a
probability of a few dollars coming In from
the vegetables, he finally consented.
Dick at once begin work spading up
the ground, preparatory to planting the
seeds for his early garden. He could only
work at it a few minutes at a time, for
Mrs. Mastin kept blm on errands of one
kind and another almost continuously.
However, at last, one night after supper,
bo worked a whole hour uninterruptedly,
and he worked so industriously that he al
jnost completed the spading. He was still
working away when Ulram came out
and ordered blm to stop.
"I guess you can't havo no garden there,"
he said. " 'Maudy complains that she can't
git nothln' out of you 'thout cveflastin"
dingln' at you, 'cause you are so set ondig
gln' away here. So I reckon you kin Jest
Hiram went back to the house and Dick
stood looking at tho ground, all his hopes
dashed to pieces aud bis dreams of helping
to earn money swept away. With a feeling
of bitterness, half of anger and half of sor
row, he turned the spade deep into the
ground, resolved to leave it there, and go
away to seek a home some other place.
As he thrust the spade down it struck a
stouc. How the idea came to the boy henever
knew, but It occurred to him that the buried
money might He beneath that stone.
In a fever of haste he shoveled the dirt
way acd found that the stone was a large
flat one. In a moment he had pried itup,
and, with a cry of Joy, he sack on his knees
and liecred anxiously at the epot where it
bad lain. There, sure enough, were the gold
pieces that had lieen so long sought for.
He gathered tflein up and put them in
his bat. There were Just fifty of them..
Then, with a fast-beating heart and a
radiant face, I19 started to the house. At
tho door he heard I1I3 granrather say: '-'Wo
can't meet the mortgage and the place will
have logo; an' it all comes of the extra ex
pense of that boy."
"He's no use to us," Mrs. Mastia replied;
' 'and Oh, my laws!"
Dick had entered and poured the gold
pieces In Mrs. Mastin's lap, calling forth
the exclamation. For an instant both old
people weredumb with astonishment, but at
last Hiram gaicd:
'What does it mean?"
"The burled money! I found It!" Dick
replied, almost Iim excited to talk.
"You found It!" Hiram, exclaimed In
' 'Urder a rock in thecorner ot tbegarden
whre I wasdigging."
.stumping back and forth across the floor.
' 'Why, I'vedus down to and allamund that
rock a dozen limes bJt I never thought to
look under it, acd I never should."
Then loi om 1.1 long silence, after which
Dick said timidly:
"i"(ra wont Lae to give up the farm
now, will jou?"
"No; It's saved," Hiram replied glee
fully. "Thank the Lord for that"
'I'm glad," Dick coutluued, " 'cause I
didn't want you to lose it on account of me
There was another lung silence, then sud
denly Mrs. Mastiu got up, and, going to
Dick, threw ber arms about him, aud, draw
ing him close to Jier breast, khed blm.
There -nerc tears running down ber checks
aud her voice wai unsteady as she said.
"Poor child, we ha-.e made your life a
misery all along without uotning it, but
1. uj (rl 11 u jre .1 vetume here as
cither of us and you'll never have another
unkind word from me."
"Norme, cither," Hiram said, as he patted
Dick affectionately mi tLe head. "I ain't
treated you right, but frier this on I'll try
to make amends. You've sacd the old
home aud you are to -feci welcome in it,
and wLen we're gone it'll be yours."
Dick was too happy to speak. He bad
gained wordsof commeudatlonaiid had won
a place in the hearts of his grandparents,
and he could ask for no more.
Hc-a--oii for It.
"Johnny won't cheat at blind man's
buff and we don't even bandage bis eyes."
"What a nice little boy Johnny must
"Ycs'ni. He's stone blind." Chicago
He Is Miss Montrose, pretty?
She Really, I don't know.
He But I thought you said you. had
She So I have. Chicago Record.
Ilntternillk for Rheumatism.
The drinking of buttermilk is said to bo
greatly beneficial In rheumatic and kidney
The Sweetln' Apple Tree.
That high top sweet in' usetcr to stand
Right on our way to school;
Stood there to coax us boys to break
Command and golden rule.
Fart of the tree wuz 'hind the wall.
Part 'traded on the road,
. An' hung them sweetln' apples oat
. Our appcrtltes to goad.
Ef any boy could pass that trc
An' not let fly a stick,
Be must ha' been a angel bo;
Or else a boy that's sick.
01' Deacon Jinklngs useter to say,
" 'Tis curus unto me,
Why all them sticks, an' stuns, an' clubs
Bhould k'lect beneath tbat tree."
Oh! high top sweetln' apple tree!
School days when we were young!
Them very words bring smiles an tears
When slippln' off tlic tongue.
Whare air them kcerless barefoot boys
That clubbed that tree with me?
They are layin' low to shoot them boys
As club our sweetln' tree.
PAINTING lessons, by Mr. and Mrs.
Wni. McElhinney, 425 4th St. nw.; day
and evening classes: terms moderate.
CHINA. PAINTING-A nstylcs. In
cludlng Dresden flower, landscape;
French figure work and gold d' corrttn-n,
taught, by MISS HICKOX. studio 459 O st.
BCHOOL OF LAW.
Eev. J. HAVENS RICHARDS. Sr J.,
Prcisdent of the Unlrerslty.
Hon. HENRY U BUOWN, LL. D.
(Justice Supreme Court of tbc United
Lecturer or. Admiralty Jurisprudence.
Hon. MARTIN -F, MOUUISrLL.-D.
(Associate Justice Court of Appeals ot the
District of Columbia),
Lecturer on Constitutional nnd Interna
tional Law acd Ci.ninaru -.
Hon. BETH WlEPAItD, LL. E.
(Associate Justice Court of Appeals ot the
District of Columbia).
Lecturer on the Law of Corporations and
Equity Juris prudci ce.
Hon. JEREMIAH M. WILSON, LL. D..
Lecturer 011 the Law. of Ileal Estate acd
the Law of Evidence.- '
JOSEPH J. DARLINGTON. LL. D..
Lecturer on the Law of Personal Prop
erty and Contracts
GEORGE E. HAMILTON.. LL. D ,
Lecturer on Prartlce. Testamentary Law
ord Ecuitv Plcadlmr and Prnctlre.
R. ROSS PERRY. A M.. LL. D.,
Lecturer on Common Law Plending-.Crlml-Iial
Law. ai d Demesne l'llatlotu.
Rev RENE HOLA1ND, S. J.,
Lcctureron Natural Law.
TALLMADGEA LAMUKIIT.LL.D ,
Lecturer on Civil Law.
CHARLES A DOUGLAS'S. Esq .
Lecturer on the Law nf Torts and Negotia
Circuit Court: MICHAEL J COLBERT.
Court of Appeals- Messrs TALLMADGE
A. LAMUEUT. JOB BARNARD, and
HENRY WISE GARNUTT.
BAMUEL M. YEATMAN, A. M.,
Eecreta r v and Treasurer.
The twenty-sixth aiiiiu-it session ot
the bchool ot Law oneas WEDNESDAY,
OCTOBER 2. 1803. at GilO p .in.. In its
commodious, specially deigneuV L.iw
School Building, Nos. 5UG and r08 E
stn-et northwest, when the .introductory
lecture will be tlcljercd and announce
ments made for the cnsulns term. Pres
ent and prospective students, ulumnl
and all others.- Interested in legal educa
tion are cordially Invited to le present.
The secretary can be seen in his of
fice in tho law bulldinjr dally after
September 13, from G to 7 p. m., for in
formation, enrollment, etc. Those pro
posing to connect thcmseUcs with the
school for the ensuing term are request
ed to enroll their names before the open
ing nightuiid I ii us avoid. Uu.-U'.-ljy iiitiueiu
to that occasion.
Circulars giving the courso of study,
terms, etc.. Kin be obtained at book stores
of W. H. Morrison's Sons. J32G. Kstreot
northwest; Lowdermllk-A Co.. 1424 F street
norhtwest. and John .Byrne & Co., 1322 F
street northwest, and at W. 8. Thompson's
drug store. 70J Fifteenth street north
west, or on application personally or
by lotto r to the undersigned.
B. M. YEATMAN. becretary.
School of Medicine.
The Course of Lectures will begin MON
DAY, September 30. 1805.
The inaugural aiMress will b plren bySTJR-GEON-GENKItALOKOIWE
M. SlERNBKlta, U.
8. A. In deference to tbe wishes ot maartuls
will tako place at 8 p. ra., at the Collece build
ing. UJ) 11 street northwest. 1 he public. Includ
ing ladies. Is cordially invited.
For Xurtcor particulars and announcements
address the Dean,
a L. MAGRl'nF.R, M. D,
bl5 Vermont aTeace.
Odce hours uattl 10 SL.m., 30to 5 p.m.
MR. UtKNDO.N MORSELL.
Pupil of Francesco Lampertie. of Milan.
Studio at residence, 1410 loth at. nw.
SHORTHAND A SPECIALTY.
By IL C. Tanner, Granite bldg., corner F
and Ninth streets. Call or send for cir
I Young's Academy.)
SELECT CLASSICAL AND ,MATHE
MAT1CAL. School for Younfr Men and Boys,
314 14th St., bet. I acd K.
Begins Its forty fourth scholastic year Eep
tPintier J.t TliK si hool lias .1 national repu
tation, nud Is recosnlzedajoueof the leading
preparatory schools of this country. It
prepares for all the universities, colleges and
scientific schools, for tLe United htates
Military ,ind Naaleradinies.umlfor lui
rank wticrevpr they go.
Mr.Edwin H. Foster win conttnueIn''bargo
of the JanDr Department. For circulars,
GHAfl. B YOUNG, rii. D ,
sel" Ira Principal cntr Proprietor.
Washington SciiooXof Expression.
11ET7.EP.0TT MUSIC UAlaC
Volco a specialty Pan otnlmis training and
rtjjslcil Culture. Rest methods. Indorsed by
Yale, Harvard. Tn verslty of Chicago, end
others, tend for announcement.
WJL E. MOWRfcR. l"r!nclpal.
The Howard I niicr-ity Law scliVol
(Founds liiT) ' 1-
Will open TUE-DAY, Oct I, at C:10 p. m. TUI
TION KKKE For cireclurs cmrta'uine-furUier
Information addr -ss J.V tfcSF i.UMlY, eerc
tary OOIco in Law school Bulldiffs. is)5th.
nw. Th neftool is opai toall, MlldolT DISJ
UNCTION OF RAChOK bEX. who im over 13
years of ago and posses proper qualiacatiocs
NJuTIOir.tVI, Aindemy .r 1'iee Artj
. Drawing aim Painting. Thrrough in
slruitioj lor artists, learners, .'iterators,
designers, illustrators, parents and ihudreu,
in otcr branch of art. Portraits to
order in every style, from 10 to S3.0C0.
Old or luiured piitures cleaned, varnished
restored, in the most skillul manner C02
E st. nw. c-- tf
ACADEMY OF TKE HOLT
CKOso. 1312 Massachusetts aieime.
Wai-huistou. 11. C. A day school fowotins
ladies and little girls. In addition to a
thorough courte in English, French. German
and Latin, siwcial ad antages arcoffereu 10
students in the art and musical departments.
A kindergarten will be opened in connec
tion with the academy. sel3-lm
ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE- Yt. ave.
and Thomas circle, reopens its fall
term Monday. Sept. 9. Apply or send for
year boot. BROTHER FABRICAN.
FOR DAY SCIIOMRS ONLY.
Classical, Scientific -and business Courses.
Military Drill and Uniform.
Terms $10 per quarter
Kev. COItMXIUS GILLESPIE, 3. J,
WIMODAUGHSIS. J.3S8 1 st. nw.
Clashes beglnOct. 1; English branches,
Business classes, Elocution, Journalism,
Literature, Dancing, Delsarte, French and
ADA L. SMITn. Siipt- eclO-tf
GUNSTON INSTITUTE. 1212 1
1214 14th St. nw. Fourth session op
Sept. 2r. MR. and MRS. ii R. MASON.
National Homeopathic Medical College
Has removed to tho new college building.
No. 625 Massachusetts avenue northwest.
The regular courso ut lectures for the
session or 1895 G will begin October 1, at
7.30 p. m. The introductory address will
bemade by thepresident.Zalman Richards,
esq., followed by ProL J. T. Hensley,
M. D., Dean ot Faculty. The public Is
cordially invited to be present. Students
desiring to matriculate can get announce
ments and information byapp!lng.to the
registrar at the college building. The free
dispensary for the treatment of all diseases
open dally from 2 to G p. m. Dental
Infirmary, 10 to 12 and 2 to 5 p. m.
By order of the Board or Trustees.
ZALMAN RICHARDS, pnsldent-sc24-10t
Mount Vernon Seminary
CORNER M AND ELEVENTH STREETS,
WASHINGTON, D C.
A BELECT RESIDENCE AND DAY
SCHOOL FOR YOUNG LADIES
Twenty-first year opens TUESDAY, Oc
tober first. Large nnd attractive build
ings, thoroughly rfiquipred with everjrre
quislte ot a refined homo and a progres
Applications for admission of pupils to
the day school may be madeaf terSeptember
rirtcenth. betw ceu the hours of ten and one
o'clock each morning.
MRS. ELIZABETH JiSOMERS.
"LADY teachers" desire dancing pu
pils, terms, with music, S3 for course
of 6 private hours: class, $3 8 lessons; cbil
dren S3 per quarter; references. Address
ELITE, this offlco. (S28-2C
Now open for the reception ot students.
Prof. Charles E. Monroe, Ph. D.
William R. Smith, Supt. Botanical
Carden, U. S. A
Nancy D. Richards, M. D.
John F. Green. Inst.
For further information apply at residence.
Maple Square, S. C. Ave. and tth St, & B.
WASHINGTON, D. C.
REV. B. L. WHITMAN, D. D President
Examlnatlonof Candidates for Admission
to College, Medical, and Dental Schools,
Beptemtier 20 and 21.
College Session begins September 23.
Session ot Academy begins beptember 23.
Si'isio'i of Medical School begins Oo
Session of Dental School bee Ids Oc
Session of Scientific School begins Oc
Session uf Law School begins October 3.
Session uf Graduate School begins Oo
TUB PREPAHATORY SCHOOL.
'riioroiish preparation for tho Col-U-e.
for the hclcntlflo school, for
tlii-XuviU mid Military Academies,
mid for buhlner.-.
THE COLLEGE. '
Open to KtudentK ot both Hexes.
Forty-Net en I'rofo-sors nnd in
HtructurK; t v enty-tliree full de
part iiit-ntr,; tweltu full course ot
it inly. Special Mudent admitted,
THE LAW SCHOOL.
Tmi-Ivo profe-..orH, lncludluz two
ANtoclute Justices ot the United
Stutis Supreme Court.
TIJE MEDICAL SCHOOL.
Thirty profenors and afcMfctanta,
Tin- course Is four years.
THE DENTAL SCHOOL.
Seventeen profc.or?.; unusual
facilities. 'lUo coume 1m tbrea
TRE GRADUATE SCHOOL.
CourieH of udvanced In-traotlon,
leitdln to it. A., M. S.. C.E., E. B,
und I'll. D.
For catalogue descriptive of the severa
courses address ROBT. H. MARTLV.
THE LAW SCHOOL FACULTY.
REV. B. L. WHITMANVD. D., President
ThellON. WALTER S.COX. LL. D Dean.
(Associate Justice ot the Supreme Court
ot the District ot Columbia.)
Professor of the Law of Real Estate, ot
Contracts, and or Commercial Paper.
The HON. JOnN M. nARLAN. LL. D..
(Associate Justice jr the Supreme Court
of the United States.)
Professor or the Constitutional Jurisprur
denee or the United States, of the Law
of Domestic Relations, of Per
sonal Property and of Torts.
The Hon. WILLIAM A. MAURY, LL. D.,
(Sometimo Assistant Attorney-General of
the United btates.)
Professor of Equity Jurisprudence, of Conv
on Law and Equity Pleading, and of
the Law of Evidence, and tho
Jurisdiction and Practice ot
the U. S. Courts.
The Hon. DAVID J. BREWER. LL. D
(Associate Justice or the Supremo Courj
or the United States.) .
Professor or the Law or Corporations.
rror. G II. EMMOTT. LL. M...
a, (or the Johns Hopkins University,)
Lecturer on the Civil Law.
HENRY E.DAVIS, LL.M..
(Sometime Assistant Attorney or the Dis
trict of Columbia.)
Lecturer on the. History ot Law.
WILLIAM F MATTINGLY.nsq,
(ot the Washington Bar.)
Lecturer on Practical Commercial Law.
The Hon. ANDREW C. BRADLEY,
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
or the District or Columbia.)
Lecturer on Criminal Law and on Criminal
Pleadii g and Practice.
The Hon. BENJAMIN rdTTTERWORTH,
(Sometime United Mates Commissioner ot
Professor ol the Law or Patents
WILLIAM G. JOHNSONL!..M.,
(ot the Washington liar.)
Professor of Legal Caiccbelics, Commoa-
Law Practice, and Judge ot the
COURT OF APPEALS.
WILLIAM F. MATTI.SULY.
HENRY E. DAVI. CHARLES W.NEED-
HAM, Associate Justices.
RObEKT II. MARTLN.
Secretary and Treasurer.
MEDICAL DEPARTMENT OF THH
1323 II st nw...
Washington. D C. The seventy-fourth
session begins October 1. 1SU5 The In
troductory lecture will be delivered by
l)r w. W. Johnston at 8 p. m. October 1.
Regular dally lectures at 3 So p m Every
facility for clinical and 'boratory
wort. Laboratories open day and even
DR. D. K. PIIUTE. Dean.
1120 New York ave
DR. E.'A. DE SCHWEINITZ.
scl7-lmo 1325 H St. nw
1864. Education For Real Lire 180G
For Sons and Daughters.
The Spencerlan Business College.
rational Bank of the Republic Building,
cor.7thandD nw. Dayandnightscsslons.
The thirty-first scholastic year of this
popular lnstitutiou begii3 Monday, Sep
tember 2, 1S9S. Five departments, vlt;
Practical business, including complete
bookkeeping course, English, rapid cal
culations, rapid writing, moral and social
culture, Delsarte system ot expression,
civics, political economy and commercial
Iaw Practical English, with initiatory
bookkeeping. Shorthand and Tvpewrittaff,
Including English; SpenceriaQ Rapid Writ
lug. Mechanical and Agricultural Drawing.
Full corps of thoroughly trained teachers.
Office open every business day and
Write or call for new annual announce
ment, Mrs. Sara A. Spencer,
Principal and Proprietor.
ing aud mathematics; tuition moder
ate. Address DRAFTSMAN, Times office.
HUTCHLVS BUILDING. 10TH AND D
STS. N. W.
We teach electricity in science and ap
plication. Applied mechanics. Mechanical
draughting and designing. Full labora
tory ami practical simp courses. Latest
and best methods. Not the "only school
in the world." but. the Lest In Washington.
Opens Octolier 2 Call at the office for
lull particulars, or address the principal.
GEORGE EDW. DUNTON.
LADY STUDENTS ADMITTED.
THIS Medical Department of Howard
University will be ccercd with an ad
dress by l'rof E. Oht er Helt.M. D.,on Tues
day. Oct. 1st, at 7:3.0 p. in., at the collego
building The prolctslon and publican-in-Tlted
to be pretent- sc-27 6a
THE Medical Department of Howard
Unncrsity will be otvnod with an ad-,
dress by Prof. E. Oliverllelt, M. D , on Tues
day, Oct. 1. at 7-30 p. m., at tho college
building. The profession and public are ln
vited to be present. . se27-Gt
SPANISH is Hie mos beautiful of all
Ciiii,Udgt-i and the easiest to learn; yon
an read, write, and convtrscin twenty
lessons. Address ESPANOL. this office.
NORWOOD INSTITUTE A
Home ana Day fechindfur Girls. 1761
J" St., near Connecticut ave.
MRS. WM. D. CABELL,