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THE PITTSBTJKG DISPATCH, ' EEIDAT, NOVEMBER 18, 1892.
Even if you are a widow, it will not do
to cry your pretty eyes all red. and go for
ever in uglv black frocks. It would not
please him, dear; and it is not lair to the
little girL She ought to think of mamma
as only pretty and dainty, and with the
sweetest smile in the world in her eyes.
She will learn soon enough that it is be
cause of the tears that are not suffered to
fall. Of course, you simply cannot think
of "colors." They seem like a profanation
just now. Tet in the house at least
lor her sake anyhow you must give
fa'iton Urcssjor a wksow.
up the black. This dress is in the softest
lavender. It is in cashmere-like pattern
cloth, stamped with straight wreaths of
lilacs. The skirt is cut bias and so the
wreaths run diagonally. There is just train
enough to be dignified and graceful, with no
dragzmgof yards for effect Tne skirt is
cut Princess shape to above the waist line,
where it is finished all the way aroufid by a
fold ot lilac ribbons. The short jacket is
of lilac cashmere. The collars are faced
with lilac silk, and a rest of softly drawn
white or cream muslin shows. The iacket
is held in place by cords of lilac silk, fast
ened by rosettes, which cross over the vest.
The sleeves are of the material of the dress,
iiud made very full at the shoulder, narrow
ing at the wrist, where they are finished by
a tiny band of muslin like the vest At the
hack the jacket etlect is carried out, only
the jacket is sewed down to the skirt part,
to avoid the jauntiness that must go with
the Eton style.
Your eyes will fill if I try to tell you that
your pale hair will take new softness, and
your eyes grow darker and brighter for the
soft tint of the gown. But you should not
let yourself feel so. You have her to think
of. People must not look at you and think,
"I wonder if the daughter will look so worn
at her mother's age?" You see it will not
Snap Shots at Pittsburg Styles.
An odd little toque hat seen in a Pitts
burg store yesterday was constructed of
light brown cloth, embroidered with braid
of a darker shade. A parrot, in all its
glory of gorgeous plumage, was perched in
the front, giving an Alsatian effect The
bill (not of the hat that will be heard from
later) came well over the edge of the toque
in front, and the sharp eyes seemed anxious
for a peep at the fair face of its purchasor.
It may be presumed that the milliner shared
the parrot's feelings.
This promises to be a "green ,vinter" in
Pittsburg, so far as bonnets and gowns are
concerned. Green in all its various shades
will be worn more than for many years
past There is a sort of scientific reason
given for this. Modistes and milliners say
that, as green gives color, and never takes
it away, it is therefore the most becoming
in cold weather. A very consoling hint
about the fashionable color is that nearly
every woman can wear it unless her com
plexion is of a greenery-yellowy tendency.
1'or a young lady who is gifted with a
stylish figure and understands the art of
carrying herself well, there is no more be
coming hat this season than the "Plateau.''
As its name indicates, it has a very wide
A -VSB- Wz
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LORD WILLARD'S PERIL.
Conducted from yesterday.
Phillippa feels rather more interested in
"the phantom," a sensation which deepens
when she hears the waves of music rolling
through the gray old church, rising and
falling beneath the long, thin fingers of the
man in the threadbare coat She wishes that
he had not quite such a never-smile-again
face, and is anxious to see the boy at closer
quarters, to kuow if he is in any way shad
owed by the paternal galoom.
One day she has been distributing toys
among her cousins, and presents Bertie with
a wonderful picture book, over which he
bangs with flushed cheeks and dilated eyes,
and then looks up gravely to ask, "If he
xnav lend this to Jim?"
"Who is Jim?" Phillippa asks, and the
explanation is lucid.
"Oh, he can't walk like us; he has a
cwutch; bnt his mamma can't bny books or
pwetty things for him. May I let himwead
my hook first?"
The desired permission is given; and
"Who is Jim?" Phillipna asks, a trifle
wildly of her uncle. She feels that "little
sweetheart" is leading her into strange lands,
but the rector is able to throw some light
upon the subject
"Jim? Ah! the child must mean that
crippled boy of tbet Colsons. His father
breaks stones and his mother washes, so
this is real charity, Phillippa, Well done,
your little sweetheart"
"I think he never saw any one with
crutches before," says Phillippa. I wonder
if his unselfishness is hereditary?"
Somehow she is not inclined to think so.
Mr. De la Poer remains unapproachable,
even through his child, and she does not see
why he should keep the kindly rector at
arm's length with the rest of the world.
There might surely be an exception made
"He is a strange, unsociable creature,"
says one of the Mrs. Candours of the neigh
borhood. "I am the last person in the world
to speak ill of another, but at times I really
do think that Mr. Del la Poer is an escaped
convict Sear Mr. Darradale is so confid
ing, so, unsuspicious, so broad and wide,"
ne says, siching the adjectlres, of course,
straight brim, with little or no crown to
speak of. A very handsome affair on this
order was seen yesterday on the head of a
belle at the chrvsanthemum show. It was
covered with a" beautiful shade of green
velvet and faced with brown cloth, xao
brim was bound heavily with jet A large
Alsatian bow of quills and sable, caught in
the center by an iridescent buckle, rested
just in. front, while the back brim was cut
and brought flat against the crown, where
it was held bv a large bow of Yelvet ribbon
and a fancv ornament A band of velvet
covered with pink roses was placed inside
the wide brim.and besides giving the whole
the desired bit of color, raised the brim to a
becoming height above the face. The roses
were skillfully arranged in a spray, begin
ning with one petal, followed by two, three
and so on until it ended at the back in a
large rose. The whole was finished with
broad ribbon ties.
J830 Bonnets en Vogue.
"1830" is elbowing its war into favor.
"Marie-Amalie" dresses, with the wasp
like waist and ample skirt" and huge sleeves,
are alreadT seen at the fashionable dress
makers' and-in modified forms la the street
One of the most fashionable milliners in
Fifth avenue is now displaying in her win
dows a large "1830" bonnet, not as a curi
osity of psst time, but as the very latest
importation from Paris, and bearing the
verv chic signature of Caroline Bitouz,
says the New York Evening Telegram.
This old-fashioned headgear is "built" of
black moire silk laid in folds, the back is
short and turns un a little. The broad brim
encircling the face Is faced with palest pink
velvet with a wreath of blush roses resting
on the hair. Wide strings and some
feathers or aigrettes on the ontside complete
an ensemble which is very curious to our
eyes accustomed to tiny capotes and small
round hats, but it is extremely becoming to
the fate, framing it as it does with a soft
tone of color and having a demure appear
ance which is very "fetching" for a change.
The Par's bonnets of this style have lone
plumes curling rieht and left fiat on the
brims with veils ot fine black lace draped
over the crown. It is not a prevailing mode,
but it is one of the coming styles.
Drapery for the Piano.
The back of a piano, whiohis now gener
ally exposed to the front of tho room, is an
ugly object which must be concealed by
some method of drapery. It is to be re
cretted that mannfactnrers do not finish off
the backs of their upright pianos in a man
ner which will render them less unsightly
Every lover of musio knows that a great
deal of the quality of the volco is lost in slng
Inc against a wall, and for this leason it is
very desirable that the back of the piano
should lace the open part of the loom. A
simple decorative curtain strung on a rod is
a good arrangement. Where it Is not desira
ble to use a cm tain the top of the piano
only may bo draped and a lounge with a
liijru bade placed against it, though this is a
rather awkard way or solving this problem,
and some arrangement of a curtain on a
crane or rod is much moro desirable.
Hints for tho Fashionable.
FnrsQES aro largely imported in Jet, gold,
lined crystal, iridescent, garnet and bronze
Is boots and shoes for all occasions patent
leather tips continue to be in vogne. Many
of the new boots match the costumes,partic
ularly for housew ear.
Xapoleox blue bioadcloth is U9ed for
French top coats.flnfshedwith shawl collars
of dark mink fur; also lor parts of costumes
and long Russian wraps and cloaks.
Velvet is much worn this winter for street
costumes, even children appealing in rich
cloaks or the soft material which not long
ago was nsed exclusively for evening.
Fob table decorations this fall a bunch of
yellow chrysanthemums in a tall, slender
glass vaBe as a center piece and one of
these flowers laid at each plate is a popular
It is not necessary to have the bonnet in
tho same style as tho dress unless one wishes
to be very exact In fact, it is almost too
much of a costume in that case. Small and
large bonnets of nondescript styles are worn
with all the new dress.
Use Horsford's Acid Phosphate.
Dr. Lorenzo Waite, Pittsfield, JIass,, says:
"From its use for a period of about eight
weeks, to the exclusion of all other reme
dies, 1 attribute the restoration to health of
a patient who was emaciated to the last
degree, in consequence of nervous prostra
tion and dyspopsia. This patient's stomach
was in such an irritable condition tht lie
could not bear either liquid or solid food.
An accomplished physician of many years
experience, whom I called In consulta
tion, pronounced his case an incurable one.
At this stage I decided to use Uorsford's
Acid Phosphate, which resulted as above
sig rem tux: best.
The Best InOnr House for SIG Any Over
coat, Any Suit We Offer This Only
Until 10 O'Clock Saturday Night
T. C. C O , COR. ORAKT iXD DIAMOND STREETS.
Special note We call particular attention
to the fact that we carry finer nnd better
made clothing than any other house in town.
The equal or $45, fS5 and $50 earnients for $16.
Hemember, this otTer holds good for Friday
and Saturday only. This is a strictly truth,
ml offer and you can Joly on it It makes
no difference what the price of any suit of
clothes or overcoat Is on can take your
choice for $16 until 10 o'clock Saturday
nlghr. Elegant double-breasted oveicoats,
superb box overcoats, Prince Charles over
coats, sack overcoats and nlsters of the
best materials at $16. Finest double-breastod
suits and cutaway suits at $16. Elegant Im
ported materials and finest domestics, many
silk and satin lined, tho -'cream" ofieady
made clothing, yourohoice $16. You can't go
nstrny. Free tare. Railroad faro refunded
to out of town oustomors on a purchase of
$10 or over. P. C. C. a, Clothiers,
Corner Grant and Diamond streets.
Moset for a newspaper clipping. See Lati
mer's ad page 7 to-day.
referring to the good rector's mind, not to
his personal appearance.
An escaped convictl There scarcely
could be a more ridiculous theorv,Phillippa
thinks, deciding that this ladv hits probably
been chief builder of the wall of mystery.
A breath of excitement passes through
Waterdale; Lord Willard is coming home,
and the chimneys of the great house are be
ginning to send up smoke signals. People
wonder if he will "entertain," if he will
bring down a shooting party.and the trades
folk rub expectant hands, for his lordship
maintains his establishment on a liberal
scale, and there is no cheeseparing in his
"What has become of my little sweet
heart?" wonders Phillippa one memorable
day when two or three davs have slipped
away without bringing Bertie to the rectory.
"Perhaps Mr. De la Poer thinks he is being
spoiled among us."
She has just come in from a walk and
met her uncle at the gate to be struck by
his unusual gravity.
"This is sad news," he says. "Poor
little De la Poer is down with the diph
heria." "Is Bertie very ill?" she falters.
"I fear so. I shall go back later on,
though I assure you, I feel very helpless in
this case. I hope the child may be spared."
And the rector's kind eyes rest on his own
darlings, healthful, happy and numerous,
and grow aim as he thinks of the tiny, pain
blanched face he had just seen. What if
the one sunbeam on a dark and lonelr war
be quenched? AVhat will follow such a" loss"?
Tet, what is Christianity worth if we cannot
submit without question to supreme
wisdom and omniscient guidance. He
has several duty calls to pay, sev
eral sick beds to visit, before he
can go to the cottage where the De la Poers
live. Halfway down the deep green lane
leading tO It h Re fhn ir.ll Unnn fir,,,,.
dilating through the twilight more and
more, until they are face to face. The
question falls eagerly from his lips: "How
is Bertie? Is he better?"
"Yes. He is better."
Something in the tone, and, no less in the
manner, strikes strangely to the dergv
tnaa'i tense and a hot flush of anxiety
MITKIEW1CZ IS HAPPY.
He Troves to the Satisfaction of a
New York Justice That His
CHINESE SCHEME WAS HONEST.
Colonel Shepard Had Information to the
"fleet That It Was.
THB COUr-rS JOT AT BEING CLEARED
New Yobk, Uov. 17. Count Eugene de
Mitkiewicz, charged with obtaining $39,000
from Attorney Arthur L. Tomes, of Brook
lyn, during a period of two years, on false
pretenses, was tried to-day in the Tombs
Police Court The specifio charge against
Mitkiewicz is that a year ago to-day he got
Tomes to give a bill of sale of his residenoe,
on Classon avenue, to George W. Good
ward, of the Home Benefit Association, for
$1,750, which he turned over to the Count
to further the Count's scheme for procuring
railway concessions irom the Chinese Gov
ernment Tomes was the first witness. He
described the Count's urging him to raise a
little more money to send to Millard Jones,
in China, tor furthering the plan of gaining
concessions from China and securing the ac
ceptance of Henry W. Blair as United
States Minister to that country. The Count;
he said, gave him to understand that
Colonel Elliott F. Shepard as backing the
enterprise, and would be, in a vagne sort of
way, security for the loan. Later he re
ceived a letter irom the Count, saying that
the money would be repaid.
Shepard as the Count's Backer,
Colonel Shepard came into court as Tomes
left the stand. Attorney W. P. Burr, who
claims that Mitkiewicz got 526,000 out of
him, was the next witness. He testified to
giving 5150 of the 51,750 to Count Mlkie
wicz and sending the remainder to Jones in
China. Burr testified that Mitkiewicz rep
resented to him and Tomes that Colonel
Shepard had promised to reimburse all who
advanced money for expenses spent in pro
curing the desired concessions Irom China.
Colonel Shepard then took the stand. He
said he met Mitkiewicz about three years
ago. The Count soon after unfolded his
plans for building railroads in China. The
Count said he had lived in China and the
Chinese Government was in favor of Ameri
cans building railroads, and if a little
money was spent judiciously the conces
sions could be obtained irom Vioeroy
Chang. The Count asked the Colonel if he
could advance money toward procuring the
concessions, but the Colonel declined. Then
the Count wanted the Colonel to pay half
the expenses of sending some one to China
to negotiate with the Viceroy, but again the
Colonel said "No." Finally the Colonel
did agree that in case he, Mitkiewicz,
secured concessions from the Chinese and
brought him sufficient proof of the fact, he
would enter into the scheme and pay all ex
penses incurred in the matter.
Perfect Plausibility of the Plan.
The Colonel said he believed the Count's
plan was plausible, because he learned from
two sources that the Chinese rather leaned
toward such a scheme. Jesse Grant had
told him that on a tour around the world
with his father he had learned this attitude
of the Chinese, and latter a Chinese gentle
man whom he knew as Mr. "Do" had told
him the same thing.
When the Colonel left the stand Lawyer
Brooke moved that the prisoner be dis
missed. Justice Grady discharged the
Count, saying that the prosecution had not
made out'a case against him. To make out
a case of larceny by false pretenses, the
justice said, it was necessary to show that
the false pretenses had been of such nature
as to be reasonably incredible. When
the Count told Tomes that at the end of
transactions, whether they were successful
or not, Colonel Shepard would reimburse
him for the money advanced toward Jones'
Expenses, it should have occurred to him to
ask why the Colonel did not advance the
expense in the beginning.
This decision of the justice affected the
sanguine Count like magic. Everything
about him beamed with satisfaction. Ho
jumped up and seized the hands of his at
torneys, and even, in the exuberance ot his
joy, grasped the hand of Colonel Shepard.
In Olden Times
People overlooked the importance of per
manently beneficial effects and were satis
fied ltn transient action, bnt now that it is
generally known that Syrup of Figs will
permanently cure habitual constipation,
well-informed people will not buy other
laxatives, which act for a time, but finally
injuie the system.
Pittsburg and Lako Brio It It
Only three hours nnd 35 minutes to Cleve
land. Leave Pittsbuig at 7 a. m., Central
time, aniveat XJloveland at 10 35 a.m., and
at ohicaao at 9 r. v. Rotui nin train leaves
Cleveland at 1:10 p. jr., anivlns at Plttsuurs
at 8:15 v. jr. For other changes see time
That Friday and Saturday our great $16 sale
takes place. Any suit or any ovoicoit, tho
best in house, tor $16 the equal of $35 and
$45 garments. P. C. C. C , Clothiers,
Corner Grant and Diamond streets.
Are yours soiled? If so, Pfeifer will clean
them eoual to now.
Tel. 1 443 -mlthfleld street.
8469 100 Federal street, Allosheny.
1264 1 1913 Carson street, Southsido.
Dewitt's Little Eaily Klaers. No griping,
no pain, no nausea: easy pill to take.
rises to his temples. De la Poer looks at
him with lightless, languid eyes.
"Since he died half an hour ago," he
says, in cold, steady tones, "perhaps I
should say that he is well."
Mr. Darradale chokes. He has no words
of comfort leady being overpowered by
his own grief for the child who has laughed
his way into every heart. The man sud
denly turns aside, bowing his head upon his
The rector goes home, using his handker
chief a great deal, and tells them there
what has happened; the children listen in
awe, though unable quite to realize the
meaning of death; but Philippa breaks
down altogether lor sake of her little sweet
heart "And can't we do anything for Mr. De
la Poer?" asks Mrs. Darradale. "It is so
sad that he should be left alone."
"I fancy he prefers it," says the rector.
He was right.
After the quiet funeral, the rector detains
the only mourner, who has stood silent and
self-possessed during the mournful service
a vein standing out in his forehead alone
betraying by what an effort he preserves his
composure and lays a kind hand on his
"I do not like to think of you alone, and
unconsciously encouraging sorrow bv soli
tude," he says. "I should be fclad if you
would walk over to my house before long;
you will meet only myself and my wife, I
"Thank you," returns De la Poer. "In
deed, I have much to thank you for, but I
am unable to do so yet A great deal per
haps, indeed, all the happiness of Bertie's
life here was due to the kindness of you and
yours. But believe me, that at present I
am best alone."
Still, the rector feels that the "at present"
is a concession, and implies that at some
future time De la Poer may yield.
Phillippa chokes when for the first time
she sees the tiny grave. The sad, still
autumn air is heavy with scent of fading
flowers. There is everywhere that hush,
only one step' removed irom perfect silence
when the faded leaf falls without a
sound and the long grass stirs with scarcely
a rustle. The church is open and she hears
the organ throbbing. Her eyes fill. When
to her the dAath of this little one has been
so much, what is it to the man left desc-
oftn she grasp the fullness of
pnena ue depth, of his sorrow,
The great success of our SPECIAL
CLOAK SALE has induced us to
continue the same one week longer.
The public is not slow to appreciate
bona fide bargains such as are of
fered here and the confidence of the
public in our announcements is never
READ THIS AD.
Then come to these stores and ask
for any of the goods noted below.
Every item just as represented:
Ladies' tan and brown mixed cloth
Reefers, worth 57.50, now going
Fur-trimmed Beefers, finished
seams, worth 56.73. Special
price this week
Eich real Astrakhan full shawl
Beefers, good value at 11.60.
Our price only
Fine French seal trimmed tan
cloth Reefers, worth $12.50,
Excellent quality black Cheviot
Coats, bone buttons, well worth
55. IS, going now at
Fine black Cheviot Reefers, full
French seal shawl, half satin
lined,a bargain at $13. CO, our price
Fur-lined Reefers, French seal
shawl, worth ?1&50. Special
sale price only 1......
French Beaver Reefers, notch
collar and pearl buttons, really
worth $12. Our price this week.
Fine beaver pleated back Reefers,
half lined, pearl buttons, worth
$12.00, only -
Mixed cloth Russian Reefers, ex
cellent value at $10. Choice
while they last ...
Tan cloth Russian Reefers, worth
every cent of $8. Oar special
... V. lill.il "
510, 512, 514, 516, 518 Market St.
Healthful. Agreeable, Cleansing.
Chapped Hands, Woondo, Burns, Etc
Semoves and Prevents Dandruff.
AMEBEGAN FAMILY SOAP.
Best for General Household Use
the vain barkening for the lisping little
voice, the pattering feet, the useless long
ing for the' innocent comDanionship and
"When she raised her heal, she sees De
la Poer standing before her. He looks
more cadaverous than ever, more atten
uated but she sees him onlv for a moment
before tears blind her. She has thought
that if they met she would speak to him
consolingly; and after all, she can only cry.
"I am so sorry for you" at length she say,
and can say no more; but the words express
that pure compassion which surely is true
,lThanlc vou," he said with dry lips;
"you were always good to him,andhe loved
you. I find some comfort in the knowledge
that be bad won some afiection; it means
that his little life was happy."
He stops and look silently at the flowers
she has laid on the grave; and much moved,
thanks her by a gesture.
As she goes home a pony-phaeton is
driven past by handsome, happy Lord
Willard, who is instructing his son and
heir in the mysteries of the reins. The
girl feels an old resentment of his good
fortune, of his fine physique, 6f the very
flag lazily folding and unfolding itself on
Willard 'Tower in honor of his arrival.
Further on, she meets Mr. De la Poer's
landlady, who is brimming over with de
tails of the boy's death and the man's grief,
and her emotions undergo a change. Has
tening home, she bursts into th i room where
the rector sits composing his sermon, her
throat and heart burning.
"Uncle, that man is starving!"
"My dear girl!" he cries, startled, "what
man? Which? Where?"
"Mr. De la Poer," she says, gasping, all
her pretty roses withered. "Mrs. Becker
has just been telling me. He has always
been poor. OhI uncle, can't you see that
that is the reason of his reserve and seclu
sion? He has denied himself everything
for Bertie's sake; but he is poorer than ever
now; he lives on tea and dry bread. Oh!
uncle, we must we surely can do some
thing?" "The woman may have exaggerated,"
savs Mr. Darradale, mildly. "However, I
might ask Lord Willard to use his influ
ence on behalf of Be la Poer."
In the evening he betakes himself to the
little cottage and is admitted bv De la Poer
himself. Perhaps the rector looks about J
him more cbservantly-than- before vat any
Would much rather see us, quote high prices on these Special
ties, as our SMALL PROFIT SYSTEM
patterns to se
lect fromin sin
gle and double
Just see those
at 40 per cent
less than other
As low as 50c.
Those at 75c and
$1 are beauties.
CdiT'In the Boys' and Children's Department purchasers cf Suits or Overcoats amount
ing to $5 will receive as a token of appreciation a complete set of Musical Bells or a Noah's
THE RECOGNIZED LEADING CLOTHIERS, HATTERS AND FURNISHERS,
COR. OF FIFTH AVE. & WOOD ST.
It will be well to mention in connection with this article that a great special sale is in
progress at this famous establishment Suits and Overcoats that are actually worth $16.50,
$18, $22 and $20 are arranged on separate counters for $11.80 until further notice. You can
procure Overcoats and Suits as high as $50 in this establishment
WeoGCnpythe entire Mliin
7 Sixth Street,
MENS' AND BOY'S
Clothing on Credit
(Ready-Made & to Order.)
LADIES' CLOAKS & JACKETS,
Watches & Jewelry,
Gasb Prices Without Security.
TFRMS. One-thlrdof the amount Durchased
must be paid down; tne balance in imau
weekly or monthly payments. Business
transacted strictly confidential. Opea
daily, from 8A.ll.UlP.lI. Saturdays
tutu 11 r. m..
GEO. K. STKVKNSOX & CO..
Fine tiroceiies and Table Delicacies,
Sixth avenue. Jy20n-w
rate, the painful bare neatnes? of the room
seems rerealed to him for the first time.
"I came to ask," begins the rector after a
prolonged fit of coughing, "if you would
spend an hour or two with us on Sunday
no one there but ourselves, and we will
allow you to go away whenever you wishl
You are shutting yourself up too much."
Mr. De la Poer sighs and looks down.
Remembering what he owes to the Darn
dalea, refusal Is difficult
"It is for our pleasure, not foryourown,"
says the rector; "so I hope you will at
least think about it. Now. I have some
thing else to ask, on my wife's behalf. She
thinks that you are neglecting yonrself, as
one too often does, my dear De fa Poer, In
time of sorrow, and sue is sending you some
grapes and that to coax your appetite. Yon
know how women love" to coddle. The
fruit is from our own vinery, so I know it
is good," he adds, for he never offers one a
thing as if he were glad to be rid of it, or
with the depreciation of a gift considered
'good form" by so many, with this he
takes his departure, leaving Mr. De la Poer
Shortly after one of the Darradale maids
comes nith a basket laden with golden
jelly, "and lovely, bloomy grapes that look
almost too good to be eaten.
Mrs. Colson herself opens the shaky door,
ana, recognizing her visitor, is at once on
the defensive. She never meant to harm
his little bov. She only thought it wonld
cheer Jim up to see the little gentleman, as
he was always so frank and free; ana any
way he needn't come to reproach her now
in her trouble, when sickness and sorrow
and work are likely to drive her distracted.
Mr. Da la Poer'i quiet voice cuts through
her voluble sentences.
"I have not come to reproach you; I know
you meant no harm," he says. '"Jim was
kind to my boy, and I have brought some
grapes for him, it he may have them."
Mrs. Colson instantly dissolves into tears.
"Oh, the Lord blessyou!" she cries, "for
you are a good man; and indeed my heart is
broke with them saying it's me as made
your boy ill; and Jim'being so low, and no
monev coming in, and father taken to
As he passes in she touches his arm and
whispers that Jim doesn't know, and he
understands her. He goes bravely smiling
to the poor lad, wasted and worn with sick
ness, his crutch in, a corner, his bands, bony
and white closed round a hard, half eaten,
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an assortment of it that is no
equaled in the city.
We have a stock large enough
to make a castle of joy out of every
house in the city, and our prices
are such as to be within the
reach of all
Handsome appointments to a
home are like foliage to a tree or
blossoms to flowers.
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apple. The hollow eyes light up when
they see the purple fruit ncstlin among
the cool green leaves, and the delicacies he
scarcely knows by name. He is sure Mas
ter Bertie has sent these, and De la Poer
does not undeceive him. He says some en
couraging word to the mother, whose child
will be spared to her, glad to tell her so
with conviction, and she cries again, bless
ing him more fervently than ever.
When the rector presents himself at
Willard Tower, he finds my lord acting as
propeller of a "mail cart" to his boys, who
are full of the exuberant spirit so peculiar
to their years aud perfect health. He is in
nowise disconcerted at being discovered in
this humble position, greeting his visitor
cordially, and asking after each member of
the family by name, which proves that he
possesses a royal memory. The rector leads
gradually up to the subject of De la Poer,
of whom he relates all the good he knows,
guided by the light thrown by discovery of
tne poverty borne in silence. "Lord Willard
tnrns a little pale, his face is some
what hard, he certainly is not moved as the
rector has expected.
Composed to coldness outwardly Lord
Willard is on fire within. Good heavens
has there been truth in that vile story?
Can it be possible that the man he is asked
to help is husband of the woman he has
thought of marrying? Is he standing in
deed on the brink of so black a pit He flings
open the window, with much the same
action as when he heard hernarae familiarly
uttered by coarse aud vulgar lips, feeling
as if some crisis of his fate had come.
The result of this interview is, in the
first place, the writing of a note in which
Lord Willard earnestly begs the favor of a
visit from Mr. De la Poer; in the second,
Mr. De la Poer's presenting himself in re
ply at Willard Tower.
He looks pale, thin and ill. and Lord
Willard feels that he Tannot Help pitying
him, even if his own errors and excesses
have brought him to this pass. The boys
troop past the window with jingling rein
and harness, turning laughing faces father
ward, as if asking him to hasten and share
"Perhaps yon can guess why I have sent
for you," says Lord Willard. He nod at
his wild darlings, and shaces a paternal fist
At Mr. De la Poer does not reply he re
sumes: "One cannot go on playing horses
fnrftVAr. T wtnt vnn tn ennfttdlir hnw Tnn
would like the charge of my youngsters. I
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Mr. Darradale thinks it high time they hid
a b-tter tutor than myself and with his
usual kindness relieved me of some trouble
by recommending you. Don't decide hastily,
think abont it, and we will compare notes
at the end of the week."
"The next question," he says, "is per
sonal; and I first wish you to believe that
only the strongest possible reasons induce
me'toaikit I have made the acquaint
ance of a Mrs. Dorothea De la Poer; ber
husband was a De la Poer, of Chester. Do
you know her?"
"Yes; I know her.' Every word seems
to be dragged forth, when, after a lengthy
pause, the reply comes. "3Iy only brother
Lord Willard breathes again. After all,
it is not so bad! He so evidently "asks for
more," with eager eyes and brows, that De
la Poer resume's, in a tone studiously cold
' 'H e fell among bad company, and married
beneath him. It was an unfortunate mar
riage and ended in utter ruin. All that ha
had went;, all that I bad went to support a
falling house. When everything was lost,
and the old home had to be sold, my brother
sent for me, and committed his child to my
He stops here, wiping some moisture
from his forehead. Lord Willard looks
"I am sorry," he says, "deeply sorry to
pain yon. Don't tell me any more. I in
tended asking Mrs. De la Poer to be mr
wife, and I think she has encouragedme. I
hope you consider that sufficient to justify
De la Poer stares for a moment or two,
then colors dceplr.
"Perhaps I had" better finish my story,"
he says. "My brother left his child to my
care becahse he knew his own fate, and that
shortly he would be dead to the world. Ho
did not loot upon his wife as a fit guardian.
It was arranged privately among us. She
has been a little premature in her epconrw!
agetnent of you, since Bertram is still lir
lng, though his davs are numbered."
''Are you sure?" cried Lord Willard,
"I should be, since I maintain him in tne
Lord Willard bowed his head and his face
betrayed signs of thankfulness for his es
cape from an alliance that would have made
life not worth the living.
' THE E2TD.