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yrdcn. Ami all that Mr. McClotky
uld do was to feebly rub hi board,
fI Hay to himself, vaguely and inco-
"romiy, mat jinny Had fetched him.
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kuiuiu iiijuu ma next tiny it wan
ncrally believed throughout Tour
irks that IUdoway Dent liad been
acked and wounded nt Uhcinisal
dL'cby ahit'hwuyiuan.wlio fled on tbo
proach of the Wingdam coach. It
to be prostitnod that thi statu
nt met with Ilidicway'n appro
,1, an lio did not contradict
ior supplctnont it with any details.
)h wound wan severe, but not danger
s. After tbo first excitement had
hsidod there wan, f think, a prevail
' impression, common to tho pro
icial mind, that Iiih misfortune was
result ol Hid dofectivc moral nual
f or hi being a stranger, and was in
yaguo sort ol a way, a warning to
jiern and a lesson to him. ' Did you
lar bow that San l'rancisco feller was
k down tbo other night V was the
orage tone of introductory remark.
(jducil, there was n general nuggcHtioti
Vat Kidgeway'rt presence was one that
M . ,.ir .;.. .. i,;,.i,....t.,,i.i
oyman, honorably conservative of the
.tt interests of Tuolumne county,
i'ljul'1 for a moment tolerate.
VIKxcept for tho few words upokeii on
.Jat eventful morning, Jtidgeway was
Nicuit of tbo past. When Jenny
ovo to trathcr souio details of the
rulll;flin.vi.ji iiiLM-iiiiii'iv. iiiuii-
('ray .that might offer a clew to his
1 yknown assailant, a nuhtle. twinkle in
rl ,1 brown eyes wan tbo only response,
i then Mr. .Mcl'losky attempted tho
umo proccBH the young gontlcinan
.row abusive epithets, and eventually
I "uppers, teapoons and other lighter
jticlcs within reach of an invalid, at
Jo head of bis questioner. 'I think
"'is coining round .Jinny, said Mr.
rutoUlosky, 'be laid for mo this morn
i- with a candlestick.'
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.lllljr, na.iii nui ii iiiiiivi ii.iv.
ncrccy regarding the manner in which
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uigcway nau nceii carried imo me
louse, conceived the idea of tiddre-s--iig
tho youug man a-'Mr. Dcut,' and
"! apolgiing for intruding whenever
ic entered tho room in the discharge
bin timo sho bocanio more rigidly con
cicntions to thoso duties and less gen
eral in her attention!) : it was nt this
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mime that (lie quality oi uic nivalin s
Hift improved, ami that sho consulted
"lim less frequently about it. It was
,bout this tiina tliat blio uegan to ce
I'noro company, that the houso was
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.itaiij jujijuuiiiu'i uj "vi luiiiii
a'..uircrs, Willi wnuui sue rum;, waikuu
Wind danced. It was about this time,
ilso, and when llidgeway wait able to
,')c brought out on tbo veranda in a
-fjliair, that with great archness of man
jlncr, she introduced him to Miss Lucy
!Ai1ic, the fcistcr of her betrothed a
Itlacbing brunette and terrible heart
''breaker of Four Fork.s. And in the
inid.it ot this Kaycty hbo concluded
(tint he would spend a week with the
'J Kobmoii3, to whom she owed a vitit.
"She enjoyed hcr-elt greatly tncre, ho
much indeed that hhe became hollow
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. , CVLll, till: Itauii, U3 ruu u.vLjiait.i.4 kr
L her father, of u too frequent indtil
gonce in festivity. 'Vou teo, father, 1
won t have many chanct' afirr .lohn
and 1 are married you know bow
queer lio i.i and 1 must make tho
mort of my timo,' and Aw laughed an
odd laugh, which had lately become
habitual to her. 'And huw is Mr.
Dent getting on V Her father replied
bo was getting on very woll indcod, ao
well, in fact, that he was ablo to leave
for Sin Francisco two days ago. 'lio
wanted to ho remembered t) you,
Jinny romciubeiod kindly ym, they
aro the vcrv words he Uicd,' said Mo-
-Clonky, looking down and consulting
ouo of his largo shoes for corrobora
tion'. Mi?a Jeuny was so glad to bear
that he was so much better. Mi.s
Jenny could not imagine anything
that plcapcd her more thin to
kuow that he was so strong as to be
able to join his friends again, who
must lovo him so much and bo bO
anxious about him. Her father
thought she would bo pleased, and now
that ho was gone thoro was really no
necessity for her to hurry back. Mi.s
Jonny, in a hiph metallic voice, did
not know that sho had expressed any
desire to staystill if her presence
had becoino distasteful nt home if her
own father was desirous of getting rid
of her it. when nho was soon to leave
his roof forever, ho Btill begrudged her
thoso few days romaiuin'' it -My
(,'od, Jinny, so help mo !' said Mr.
MiiL'loskv. elutehiiiK desperately at
lib) beard. '1 didn't o for to Hay any
lhirnr of tbo kind. I thought that
you ' 'Never mind, father,' inter
rupted Jenny, magnanimously, 'you
misunderstood mo ; of eourfo you did,
" vim couldn't help it -you ro a MAN I
Mr. MeClosky, sorely crushed, would
have vacuo V proiesieu, uui ins uaucu
inr. having relieved herself, after tho
mannor of her box, with n mental per
Honal application ol an abstract state
ment, forgave him with a kiss.
Nevertheless, for two or three days
alter her return, Mr. MefJlosky lol
lowud his daughter about thu Iioufo
with ycuming eyes, and occasionally
with timid, 'dillidont feet. Sometimes
ho camo upon her suddenly at hor
household tasks with an exouso so pal
pably false, and a careless manner so
outrageously studied that sho' was fain
to bo embarrassed for him. Later ho
took to rambling about tho houso tit
..:. mul via often scon uoisclossly
jiassing and repassing through tho hall
uftcr sho had retired. On ono occa
ttinn ho was surprised first by sleep
iimlthcu.by early rising Jenny as ho
inv on tho rue outside her chamber
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father,' Jenny. ' I thought,
' Raid tho father apologetically,
'I thought 1 hear1 sounds us if you
.Win' mi insido, and listeniu' foil
asleep.' 'You dear oltl simplo-miniiod
i...iir' mud Jonnv. looking past nor
father's oyes, and lifting bis grizzly
looks ono by ouo with meditative
:cr?,'what should 1 bo takin' on for?'
Jjook how much taller I am than you,'
she hald, suddenly lifting hcr?clf up to
tho extreme of hor superb fiiruro.
Then rubbing his bead rapidly with
both bands, as if she were anuointing
his hair with some raro ungent, she
patted him on tho back and returned
tober room. 1 lie result of this and
ono or two other equally sympathetic
interviews was 10 prouueo a change in
Mr. McUlosky's manner, which was, if
possible, still more decomposing. He
grew iinjUHtifiablv hilarious, cracked
jokes with the servants, ami repeated
to Jenny numerous stonc. with the
attitude of fiicetiousricss carefully per
served throughout tbo entire narration
and the point utterly ignored and for
gotten. Certain incidents, remind"'
him of funny thing.-, which invariably
turned out to have not tho slightest
relevancy or application. Ho occa
sionally brought homo with him prac
tical humorists, with n sanuuiuc hopo
of setting thorn going, like the music
box, for his daughter's edification. Ho
essayed tho singing of melodic.) with
great freedom of style and singular
limitation of note. Ho sang 'Lome.
', Vo J. iiM'. and
Maidens,' of which ho knew a single
line, and that incorrectly, as bring pe
culiarly apt and appropriate. Vet
away from the hou-o and his daugh
ter's presence he was silent and dis
traught. His absence of miud was
particularly noticed by his workmen
the hmpire tjuartz id ill. Kf the
old man don't look out an 1 wako up,'
said his foreman, 'he'll have them feet
his yet under the stamps. hen
ic ain't givin' his mind to 'cm, they is
altogether too promiskusa.'
A low nights later, Mi-s Jenny rec
ognized her father's hand in a timid
tap at tbo door. She opened it and be
stood before her, with a vali.-c in his
hand, equipped as for a journey. 'I
takes the stage to-night, Jinny dear,
from Four Forks to 'Frisco. Maybo
I'll drop in on Jack afore I go. I'll
be back in a week. (Joodby.'
'Goodby.' He still held her hand.
're.-cutly he drew hor back into the
room, closing tuc d or carclully and
glancing around. There was a look of
profound cunning in his eye as be said
Hear up and keep dark, Jinny dear,
and trn.-t to the uld man. Various
men has various ways. Thar is ways
as is common and ways as n uncom
mon, ways as is easy nnd ways as is
uneasy. Iscar up and keep dark.'
itu tins IJclpluc utterance lio put
his finger to his lips ami vanished.
It was ten o clock when ho reached
Four Forks. A few minutes later ho
tood on tho threshold of that dwell
described by 1 tie Four Fork.s '.Sen
tinel' as 'the palatial residence of
John Ashe,' ami known to tho local
satirist as tho 'ash-box.' 'Ilovin' to
lay by two hours John,' he said to bis
prospective son-in-law, as be took his
hand at the door, 'a few words of so
cial converse, not on bu-incss but
strictly private, seems to be about as
oat rul a thing as a man can do. 1 Ins
introduction, evidently the result of
i-o me study and plainly committed to
memory, seemed so satisfactory to .'lr.
.'IcUlohky that lie repeated it again.
after John had led mm into his pri
vate office, where, depositing his valise
in the middle of the floor and sitting
ilowu before it, ho began carefully to
avoid tho eye ol his host. John Ashe,
tali, dark, hairlsomc Kentuckian
with wh in even the trilles of lilc were
evidently full of serious import
waited with a kind ot chivalrous re
spect the further speech of his guest.
Heing utterly devoid ot any sen-c ot
the ridiculous, be always accepted Mr.
MeClosky as a grave fact, singular
only from his want of experience cf
Ores is running light now,' taid
Mr. McClo.ky, with easv indillereuce.
John Ashe returned that he bad no
ticed tho facl in the receipts ol the
mill at Four Forks.
Mr MeClosky rubbed his beard and
looked at his vali.-c, as if for sympathy
'You don't reckon having an v trouble
with any of them chaps ez you cut out
John Asho, rather huughtily had
never thought of that. 'I saw Uanec
hanging around your house tho other
night when 1 took your daughter homo,
nut no gave mo n wiuu uunn, nu
Surely,' said Mr. MeClosky, with a
peculiar winking of the eye. Alter u
lauso, no took n iresii uepariuro iroui
'A few words, John, ea betweon man
and man, cz between my daughters
father and her husband us expects to
bo, is about tbo thing I tako it, as is
fair and square. I kem here to say
them. They're about J iuny, my gal.'
Ache's grave faco brightened, to Mr.
MeClo.sky'n evident discomposure.
'Maybe 1 uhould have said, about
hor mother ; but tho samo bein' a
to you, 1 says, natcrally,
Asho noddrd courteously. Mr. Me
Closky, with his eyes on his valico,
ucnt on :
'It is sixteen years ago as I married
Mrs. McCloky in tho stato ol Mis
sour i. one ici on, ;u iuu umu, iu nu
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widdor a widUor with one child.
When I sav let on. 1 mean to imply
that I found out subsequently that sho
vim not a wuhler. nor :i wile, and tho
father of tho child was, so to speak
enheknownst. Tbo child was Jinny
With his eyes on his valise and
luietly ignoring tbo wholly-crimsoned
faco and swiftly darkening brow of his
host, ho continued
'Many httlo things sorter tended to
make our nomo in inissoun onpieasaai.
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A disposition to smash turinluru ami
heavo knives around, an inclination to
howl when drunk, and that trequent
a habitool uso of vulgar lauguago mid
a tendency to cuss tho casooal visitor,
seemed to pint,' added Mr. MeClosky
with submissivo hesitation that sho
was so to spoak quito ousuited to
to thu marriage relation in its holiest
'Damnation I why didn't ' burst
out John Asbo, erect and furious.
'At the end of two years,' coutinued
Mr. MeClosky, still intent on his" valise,
'I allowed I'd get a diworco. Kt about
that time, however, Providence scuds a
circus into thet town, and a feller cz
rode three horn's at onct. I levin' allet
a tasto for athletic sports, sho left town
with this feller, Icavin' mo asid Jinny
behind I sent word to her thct if she
would givo Jiniiy to mo we'd call it
quits. And sho did.'
Tell mc,' gasped Asho, 'did you nsk
your daugntcr to keep this from mo, or
did she do it of hor own accord.'
Sho doesn't know it,' said Mr. Me
Closky, 'she thinks I am her father
and that her mother's dead.'
'Thon, sir, is your '
'I don't know,' said Mr. McCosky,
slowly, 'cz I'voasktd any ono to marry
my Jinny. 1 don't know cz I've nor-
sood that cz a dizziness, or even taken
it up as n healthful recreation.'
John Ashe paced tbo room furi
ously. Mr. McUlosky's eyes left tho
valise and followed him curiously.
'Where is the woman?' demanded Ashe.
suddenly. McUlosky's eyes sought the
She went to Kansas; from Kansas
she wont into Texas. From Texas she
cveiitooally camo to California. I5eing
hero, I vo porvidMl bur with money
when her business was slack through
John Ashe groaned. 'She's gcttin'
rather old and shaky for horses, and
now does the tight rope business and
Hying trapeze. Never having seen her
perform, 'continued Mr. MeClosky with
cou'cicntious caution, 'I can't say bow
she gets on. On the bills she looks
well. Thar is a poster 'said Mr. Mc-.
Uloaky, glancing at Ashe and opening
his vali.-c, 'thar is a poster givin tier
performance at Marysvillo next month.'
Mr. MeClosky slowly unfolded a large
yellow and blue printed poster, pro
fusely illustrated. 'Sho calls hen-elf
Iiglawski the great
John Ashe tore it from his hand.
01 course-,' he said, suddenly facing
Mr. MeClosky, 'you don't expect me
to go on with this?'
Mr. McCloskcy picked up the poster,
carefully refolded it and returned it to
Ins valise. . hen you break off with
Jinny,' he said quietly, '1 don't want
anything said 'bout this. She doscn't
know it. the a a woman and I reckon
you ro a wiute man.
)!ut what am I am to sa) How am
1 to go back of my word ?'
'Write her a note. Say something
hczcomc to your knowledge don't say
what that makes you break it off.
You needn't be afcard Jcnm'll ever
ask you what.'
John Ashe hcMtatcd. He felt ho
had been cruelly wronged. No gentle
man no Ashe could go on further in
in this affair. It was picpoaterous to
think of it. Jiut somehow he felt
nt the moment very unlike a gentleman
or an Ashe, and was quite suro he
should break down under Jenny V
Hut then ho could
write to her.
'So ores is about as light here as on
the Itidgc. Well, I reckon they'll
comu up before it rains. Good night.'
Mr. MeClosky took tho hand that
bis host mechanically extended, shook
it gravely, and was gone.
When Mr. MeClosky, a week later,
stepped again upon his own vcianda,hc
saw through tho French window the
figure of a man in his parlor. Under
his hospitable roof tho sight was not
unusual, but lor an instant a subtlo
cense of disappointment thrilled him.
When ho saw it was not the face of
Ashe turned toward him ho was re
lieved, but when he saw the tawny
beard and uuick, passionate eye of
Henry Haneo ho fell a new tense of
npprohctision.so that bo fell to rubbing
his beard almost upon his very thresh
old. Jenny ran into tho hall, and seized
her father with a little cry of jov.
Father,' said Jenny, in a hurried
whisper, 'don't mind him 'indicating
Kaiicc with a toss ot her yellow braids
,hos going soon, and I think, lather,
I vo douo mm wrong. Hut its all over
between John and mo now; read that
noto and sco how bo's insulted me.'
Her lip quivered, but she went on. ,lt's
llidguway that he meant, father, and 1
bclievu it was his hand that struck
llidgeway down, or that ho knows who
did. Hut hush now, not a word.'
Sho gavo him a feverish kiss, and
glided back into tho parlor, leaving
Mr. McUloiky perplexed and irresolute
with the note in his hand, lie glanced
it it hurriedly ami saw that it was
ouched in almost tho very words ho
had suggested. But u sudden appre
hensive recollection camo over hint; he
listened and with an exclamation of
lismay he seized his hat ami rail out of
tbo house. Hut too late; nt tho same
moment a quick nervous footstep was
heard upon tbo veranda, tho French
window Hew open, and with a light
laugh of greeting llidgeway stopped
into tho room.
lonny's finer ear first caught tho
step, Jenny's swiftor i'eolings had first
sounded tho depths of hope, of joy, of
despair bcloro lio entered tho room.
Jenny s pa to laco was uio oniy one
-m t An .1 i
that met his, solt-possessed and sell
reliant, when ho stood heloro thorn
An angry Hush bull'uscd ovon tho pink
roots of llanco's beard as ho rose to his
feet : an ominous llro sprang into
llidgoway's oyes, and n spasm of hato
and scorn passed ovor tho lower part oi
his laco ami ictt mo mouth uudjawiiu
mobile and rigid.
Yet ho whs tho first tospcik. '1 owo
you nu apology,' ho snid to .Icnny,with
ti sunvo soom that brought tho indig
nant blood hack to hor cheek, 'for this
intrusion.but I nsk no pardon lor with
drawing from tho only spot where that
man daro to confront mo with safoty.'
B With an oxehuiiution of rago, Knnco
sprang toward nun. nut us quickly
Jenny stood between them, erect and
menacing. 'Thoro must bo no quarrel
hero,' aho said to Jhinco, 'whito I pro
toot your right as my guost, dun't
oblige mo to romind you of mine as
your ho4oss.' Sho turned with u half
deprecatory air to llidgeway, but ho w(s
gone. So was her father. Only Hancc
remained, with a look of ill -concealed
triumph on his".cc,
Without looking at him sho passed
t&ward tho door. Whe. shu reached
it she turned. 'You asked ,lJ-a fiU8tion
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an hour nen. (Jnnio to 1110.
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UL;u. iuiiiu iu , ,i
garden ai nine o ciock ioiugiu nui j
will answer you. I!ut promise mo first
to keep away from Mr. Dpnt ; givo mo
your word not to seek him to avoid
him if ho seeks you. Do you promise?
It is well.'
Ho would have taken her band, but
sho waved him away. In another
moment he heard tho swift rustic of her
dross in the hall, tbcsouud of her feet
upon tho stair, the sharp closing of her
bed-room door and all was quiot.
And oven thus quietly the day wore
away, and tbo night rose "lowly from
the valley and overshadowed tho
mountains with ptirplo wings that
fanned the still air into :i breeze, until
the union followed it and lulled every
thing to rest as with thu laying on of
white nnd benedictory hands. It was
a lovely night, but Henry llance, wait
ing impatiently beneath a sycamore nt
tho foot of tho garden, saw no beauty
in cirth or air or sky. A thousand
suspicions common to a jealous nature,
a vague superstition of tho spot, filled
his mind with distrust and doubt. 'If
this should be a trick to keep my bands
ofl that insolent pup !' be muttered,
but even as the thought passed bis
tongue, a whito figure -did from the
shrubbery near the hou'o, glided along
the line ot thu picket fence, and then
stopped, midway, motionless in the
It was she. Jlut ho scarcely recog
nized her in the white drapery that
covered her head and shoulders nnd
breast. Ho approached her with a bur- j
ried whisper. 'Let us withdraw from !
the moonlight. Kvcrybody can sco us
'We havo nothing to say that cau
not bo said in tho moonlight, Henry
llance.' she replied, coldly receding
from his proffered hand. Sho trem
bled for a moment, as if with a chill,
and then suddenly turned upon him :
'Hold up your head and let mo look at
you I I've known only what men are ;
let mc sco what a traitor looks like V
He recoiled more from her wild face
than her words. He saw for the first
that her hollow eyes were blazing with
fever. Ho was no coward, but he
would have fled.
'You are ill, Jenny,' ho said , you
had best return to tho house. An
other time '
'Stop !' bIic cried, hoarsely, 'move
from this spot ami I'll call help 1 At
tempt to leave me now aud I'll pro
claim you the assassin that you arc ?'
'It was a fair fight,' ho said dog
gedly. 'Was it a fair fight to creep behind
an ..unarmed and uususpcctiug man?
Was it a fair fight to throw suspicion
on some one else I
to deceive mc ? Liar aud coward that
you arc !'
Ho made a stoalthy stop toward her
with evil eyes, and a wicked hand that
crept within his breast. Sho saw tho
motion, but it only stung her to newer
fctrike! she said, with blazing eyes,
throwing her bauds open before him.
Strike! Arc you afraid of tho woman
who dares you? or do you keep your
knife for tho backs of unsuspecting
men? Strike! 1 tell you! No? Look,
then! With a sudden movement she
tore from her head and shoulders tho
thick laco shawl that had concealed her
Hguro aud stood before him. 'Lookl'
she cried passionately, pointing to the
hoiom and shuuldorn of her white
dress, darkly streaked with faded stains
and ominous discoloration, 'Look!
This is the dress I wore that morning
when I found him lying lure here
bleeding from your cowardly knife.
Lookl Do you sec? This is his blood
my poor boy's blood ono drop of
which, dead and faded as it is, is more
precious to mc than tho whole living
pulse of any other man! Lookl 1 come
to you to-uight christened in his blood,
and daro you to strike dare you to
strike him again through mo ami iniu-
gloiny blood with his! Strike, I im
plore you! btrike, it you have any pity
on mo for God's sakel Siriko, if you
arc u man! liookl llcio l.iy his head
on my shoulder: hero I bdd him to
my breast, where never o help mo
God another man Alt' '
She reeled against tho fouco, and
something that hud flashed in llanco's
hai'J dropped at her feet, for another
Jlash and report rolled him over in tho
dust, and across Ins writhing body two
men strode aud caught her ore sho fell.
'Sho has only fainted,' said Mr.
MeClosky, 'Jinny, dear, my girl, speak
to mo I'
'What is this on h r dress?' said
llidgoway, kneeling bet do her, and
lifting hor set and colorless face. At
tho sound of his voice tho color camo
faintly hack to her cheek; she opened
her eyes and smiled.
'It's only your blood, dear boy,' sho
said, 'but look a littlo deeper and you'll
find my own.'
Sho put up hor two yearning hands
and drew his faco and lips down to her
own. When llidgeway raised his head
again hcruyea were closed, but her
mouth still smiled as with tho memory
of a kiss.
They boro her to tho houso still
breathing but unconscious, That night
tho road was filled with clattering Morse
men, and tho summoned skill ot tho
couutry tide forlcagucsawaygathoro dut
couch. Tho wound thoy said, wai not
essentially dangerous, hut thoy had
grave fears of tho shock to a system
that already seouicd suffering ft"1"
Homo Htranuo and unaccountable nerv
ous exhaustion. Tho best medical skill
of Ttioluinno happoncd to ho young and
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unserving, mm wiuiuu jiuiioimy nu i
portunitv to account lor it. 1 e was
For toward morning she rallied and
looked fcobly arouud. Then sho bock-
onoil hor father toward her, and whis
pcrod. 'Whcvo is ho V
'Thoy took him away, Jinny dear.in
a cart. Jlo won t trouhlo you again,
lie stopped, for Mis Jonny had raised
herself on her elbow, and was lovoling
her blank brows at him. Hut two kicks
from tho young surgeon, and a signifi
cant motion toward tho door, sent Mr.
MeClosky away muttering, 'How
should I know that ho meant Ilidgo
way,' he said apologetically, as ho wont
and returned with tho young gentle
man. The surgeon, who was still
holding hor pulse, smiled, and thought
'tin rii. . i.'ni . v
a iikio care a in ntieiitinti
lsbc'd-il'muIa"ls m'8-,t Ijc 'li'"i.i
tlcnt i-J lie inlglit leave-tbo pa-
safety. Ho wo, ."UYM " I,cJ,cct
tin..- ,n m, MrlKvo further three
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it wan Willi
nor that half
Closky entered tho rOlltll. Willi n lim.
on nuur liiicr Jir. in.
paratory cough, and it was with some
disappointment that bo found Jlidgu
way standing quietly by the window,
and hi.- d.iughtcr apparently f illon into
n light doze. Ho was still more con
cerned when, after Ilidgcwny bail re
tired, noticing a pleasant smilo playing
nbout her lips, he said softly:
'You was thinking of some one,
'Yet, father' tbo gray eyes mot h'
steadily 'of poor John Ashe !'
Her recovery was swift. Nature,
that had seemed to stand jealously
aloof from her in her mental anguish,
was kind to tho physical hurt of hor
lavorite child. 'I he suncrb tiIivh'uiuu
which had been her charm and her trial,
now stood her in good stead. The
healing balsam of tbo
pine, the balm of resinous
gums nnd the rare mciidicamentH of
Sierran altitude touched her as they
might have touched tbo wounded doc.
So that in two weeks she was able to
walk about, and when tit the end of
the month llidgeway returned from ,i
flying visit to San Francisco and
jumped from tho Wingham coaMi at
four o clock in tho morning,the Hose of
luolumnc, with the dewy petals ol
either cheek fresh s when first un
folded to his kiss, confronted him on
With a common instinct their young
feet both climbed the littlo hill now sa
cred to their thought. When Un
reached its summit "they wore both, I
think, a little disappointed There is a
fragrance in the unfolding of a passion
mat escapes t tic perlcct tlowcr. .lonny
tuought tho night was not as beautiful ;
llidgeway, that the long rido bad
blunted his perceptions. Hut they had
the frankness to confess if to each other,
with the rare delight of iuh a confes
sion and tho comparison of details
which they thought each had forgotten.
And with this and an occasional pity
ing reference to the blank period when
they had not known each other, hand
in hand they reached the house.
Mr. MeClosky was nwiiting them
impatiently upon the vcrauda. When
Miss Jcnuy had slipped up stairs to
replace a collar that stood somewhat
suspiciouly awry, Mr. McCloskoy
drew llidgeway solci.inly aside. lie
held a large theator poster in one
hand aud an open newspaper in the
I alius -said,' ho remarked slowly
with the air of merely renewing a sus
pended conversation, '1 alius said that
riding thrco horses to onct wasn't ex
actly in her line. It would seem that
it ain't! Prom remarks m this yer
paper it would appear that sho tried It
on at Marysvillo Inst week and broke
her ncik.' rcw i ork limes
I take pleasure in calling
the attention of the public to
my i'esli and full stock of
new aud elegant Furniture, at
my Furniture aud Matrass
Factovy, corner te'ovciitconjli
Street and Washington Ave
nue. My slock embraces
Picdstcads, AVadrobos, Bu
reaus, Sideboards, Wash
stands, Tables, Chairs, Peg
gies, Matrasses and, in it word,
ill that is useful or orna
mental in my lino.
This being tho only manu
actory of Furniture in this
Mty, I proposo otlering better
'oods at lower prices, and
invo made a largo red 1 r
in tho prx.::-? ol r.U my goods.
OjP r.vl examine my stock
..u;l secure an outfit of choice
Furniture. To tho wholesale
rado 1 oiler special induce
ments. Note the placo
Corner Seventeenth Sheet and
Washington Avenue, Cairo, Ills.
Wholesale and Uotail Dealer
nituro and Matrasses.
Box and Basket Co.
OK AIL KINDS, IIAHD ANI HO KT,
Keep foiihtautly on hand
Conner Blth btrcct
Mill and Yard
and Ohio Loveo.
WJ10LF.SALH AND 11ETAIL '
iinni hint mm
Chemicals, P it
loilett Art!', k j,
JiCad and Vcr Grades. Taints. Cnl
Window Gl is3, Wax Flower Material, Tubo Colors, Dvo
Stuffs, Etc., Etc., Etc, J
Wo Solicit corre-poiiilniieo and or.lei from Drturciat, Physicians Mid Ofnorat StorM
hi want or jooilsln oiir Lino. M.'iitnbo.it. 1'latiLHIon nnd Family Medldno cues tur
Micil or llcllllnd with Jicll sole l)rtu,'j at Itcasonaole llatci.
WHOLESALE & RETAIL,
I Ohio Levee.
SO Ohio gicruc -
SDMUND HUEFNER, Proprietor-
Tho l'lnnter'n House is located on Ohio Lctco Street in
POTS AND STEAMEOT LANDINGS
A ml in tho LV
hoitiy; cleyj. ...
muni mil i'
t- of the Utif-iiiosa
(I aud carpeted,
Tran.- . Mrimu per Day.
A Trusty W atcL for Trains
i 4 q a
tHE REMINGTON VVORK;.S;.
A NEW IMPROVED
m Kffi m
Tho "Modal tsr Progress."
At Vtonn.i, ls7!l.
Tho MkUcsI Order "I "MriUl Auii'Iud
ut the i:xpisitUn
NOSKWINfl Ml1MNK KK(!KIVK1I A
a ri:w 'ooi kuasons:
1 xnw IihoiiIIiiii thoroughly tiMoil
ami seuru.l hy Letters I'yfiil.
j.--.M.ik ik I'Kiti r. r l.'ii'k hliteli, alike
on liotli slilus, on all l.lmNot Knnils.
;!. Ituiis l.iL-nt. tnio'jin. itiiMdie-i', aim
Itaptil lie-t eoiiililiii I in nt iiliilllli'n.
I, lilirunie uviii' mi i.i-- ii iiuwu. '-
, . ..11 . UVirl I l.'n..v
ll, hi nu nu .ii ni ' v
Stitching In a siupunor iiunnrr.
ll lh most euii limn is"i im iiiu "i" i i-
tor ijCiiKtli of ilt-u liny no nuorpu wnim
running, anil in.u-tiinu cm liotliveiilcd with
out imxslnif tliivad tlirouj;li holes.
.1 1 ... Il..llt1.k I IIICI I tl I. Ill U I (.IITHtlt
fonnlii),'ih,1lillu'1i wlthaiK tliininoor Co's
7ll 111 Lllllll'lUt HlnVllliMiri 1 tiv . n
Vheel lie.ir1, hihui vuuiphi i.vivi min
iinaii,,. A nloiiKitio Uion l-'eeil. wlik'll In
mreti uniform length otMlteh at any spccoil
Humor new Tliroau coairouur.'wlilell lol
lnw c:s ' lavement of tiucdlu-bar and
prevents lujury to thread,
u iNiiiftrti' tlnn moH carolul uirl I n
Mied. Ut I'Linufuclui d by the mot hklll-
l"ul an I espf iiciKcu inaeiiiiiimn. in ine c
lirnteil Hi MiStiioN AitMonv, Ii.ion, N.
t'lileiii-'o Olllce, ti Sflti Stiect.
BR O TITERS
Perfumery, Soaps, Brushes,
Fancy Goods, Collier Whito
KETAIL & PRESCRIPTION,
Washington Ave. cor. Eighth St.
- CAIRO, ILLS
TO RAILROAD DE
Portion of the City. Tho llouso ia new
The rooms, tiro largo nnd airy, beside
tiucstH will recoivo courteous treat
Day Poardors $20 per Month
and Boats Day and Uight.
l)n. ti. ll. Douoi.as. ncitiK determined to,
Arcll In rwry lirntul operation, hisro
llli'd ami ri'furiii-lii'd bU Dental I'srlon. No.
7. KlHlilliMrct't. and N now rivulvlnu from
.s. Wlifln .fc Jolin-ou. of I'lilt.iUeilitiU,
i-iiil-Hi'fl.1', tlw liiwt nnd Hneh't sort
mvilt i( Hunlal (iiiudi ovrr oll'i'rrd in thi i
"ity. ami ni imd as ran be found In thu
.Made aFppclallty.nut niiyortno sort, miiara
Me. sjnuifc'y work that drop out, leaving
teeth I'lit, llled, illk. olort'd, int often da
'i i in t (inlilen (ipiim put in as solid aud
.luiMtile a the Miielled meliU lUelf.
r-iii-i-iui atieiitioa given to tliu treatment ot
'liiltlieir 'I'eelli. Parents hy halni their
iliiiun- Tri Hi exaiiiliu.'il oceuiunally,
,N .ill. I .ne tliein inileh Mlirediij; aud ilo
I'iii iiiH) in uller vear-.
Dr. 1iiiiiIj al-i'KlvoHl'artlettkr attention
lo Meelianleal DenlUlry. ha imrneeured tlio
rl .it..n-( Kit. MY.YTt'S I'ATKNT UOI.ll
Wi lli 'IIIICU COMHINATlON 1TVTK,
ivliii li ha lieen tliormmlily tested and ap
iiioleil liy the let l'eiitlt.i In I lie Kant, und
del nnd a iloulit, tlio bent and llruiiiit urtltl
elal platmiow in u-o,
Teelh ev Iraeteil without pain by the iuo
of Nlli'iilli Oxide tla, which ii perlectly safu
where Jllilli-lulli-ly aillilllilhtercd,
uti-tr . i:. douol-ib.
HIOMEJ TB ATlEl
CAIRO CITY BINDERY,
bonier Twelfth atroet and Wathlngton A
J. C. HUELS,
(Late ot at. Ixiuli,)
BOOK BINDER AND BLANK. HOOK
11 LANK HOOKS of every doacnptlon dona
with noatnosa and dlapatcn, All klnda ot
ruling uono si anon boucv. umaa, Jtucc,
Hatrazluea and l'oriodlcnla bound neat and
t tho lowost poulblo rates.
county worw, tucu as uocordi, Liockei
Vco Hooka, ltluiiWn, eto.. made a- peta)ty.
uoxet, rocKoi liooKK.iuivoiap, talBtau
lLLlAL il. SMITH, M. ,
HflJiKIHIIS Ko. at, TWfUeU atrMt.
t , n Wiishli'k-ton aTUMiie aod Walnut
.truflt. OIlcolW conitncrelaJ vun, up