Newspaper Page Text
THE DAILY BULLETIN.
OrflCUL I'ArERUl' ClTT ASDCUCNTT
Utile: Bullftln Huildlnt, WanhluRton ATennti
The Phonograph Witness.
I'.Y V. H. M.
(( ontiiiuwl From haul SuiuUv n Dully !
C'D AFTKR VIII.
It viu a rnld Weak winter day in tho be.
plnninp of Decemlier. 18(11, nd Helen Ten
uicl. luiiwiilistaiidifiR the inclemency of tha
weather, ww w.tlkinir. rapidly to anil fro on
Die broad piazza tlml ran around two adieu
nf the Teiiniel mansion. It wuh her Mrth
ihiV. her twi'iity.fhnt hirili day, and it was
Mildencd ly tho nppronchinir luinivcrwuy
l" lluit tcrrihle event tlmt had not. only
t;ikrn her f.itlier from Iier. hut had etiM such
a ploiiin over hrr yminsr life nppnr, titly foi
ever. She p nienilicred the Inst time (dm
had r f iTed to this day in speaking to Kd.
ward litrhtnn. It was on the occasion of
that ill-tilled interview which had luul (as
she always felt) ' much filed in pectirinv;
that terrible, verdict, when in answer to
I'igliton's endeavor to persuade her to an
Immediate lunrrinire against her father's
will, t-hc had replied: "Oh! no, Kdward.
not now. Wait until I am twenty-one, and
on that day, even tlnnich my father should
till oppose our union, yon shall rail me
yours if yon will, din not you wait for
me two abort years ?" And now the day
had come, ami he was H-rvini; a felon's
sentence anil she was a poor, broken-hearted
She had received a short letter from Kd
ward every month since his confinement in
the penitentiary, and st first he had ap.
peaml to lie in comparatively pood spirits,
whether fidpned or not, she, of course, rould
not tell, but it had really seemed to her
that, for a lime at bust, he shared her hope
fulness repardinir their ultimate success in
Celling at the truth. Of late, however, his
letters had prown more and more despond
ent, and she felt that, notwithstanding all
her efforts to write hopefully and cheer
fully, her letters to him had" betrayed the
sadness, and dejection with which "hope
deferred " had overwhelmed her.
Tho last letter she had received from
him, and which she hail read and re read,
that very day, hepped her, injustice to her
self, to think' of him no nmrc save as one
who was dead. A pardon he would never
crept, ana ins innocence would never be
proven. It was unmanly.in him and fool
ish in her, to maintain any longer this anom
alous encasement between a convicted
felon utterlvdead to the world, and a beau
tiful girl wlio, in a few short davs, would
attain her majority, nd add to her other
attractions that of being n heiress. As for
him, be should endeavor to aid his resigna
tion by the reflection thut, for her at least,
there was happin! in store,
The reflections induced by the memories
of the past, so powerfully revived by this
as by every anniversary, had wade her feel
that she must hare air and rapid motion,
or she ghould be completely overcome; io,
disregarding her mother's gentle admoni
tion regarding tier imprudence, she had
thrown a shawl over her head and shoul
ders, and was endeavoring, on a sort ol
counter irritation principle, to soothe her
It seemed to her as if all the world was
to blame that matters were as they were.
She had grown irritable and dejected, and
could scarcely apeuk patiently on any sub.
ject save the one nearest her heart, and,
with the exception of Mr. Fellows, Rich
ard Courtney, and his father, she rarely
saw any one outside of her own home.
When she was wen, on the few occasions
that she went into the city, by tome of her
old friends and acquaintances, their inter
course amounted to scarcely more than a
formal recognition, and they' referred to her
as a sad, very sad case, a poor pirl who had
become almost a maniac on the subject ol
her lover's innocence of a great crime.
So far her ellorls to discover the trulhi
regarding her father's death had been bar
ren of results, notwithstanding she had
been for the last two years, aided by the
amiable zenl of Mr, Fellows and the
legal acumen of Hiehnrd Courtney, whose
asuiduous devotion to his profession (now
his only mistress, he used to say), had
placed him in its foremost ranks;' in fuel
he was now the district attorney, and re.
parded as one of the ablest lawyers in
the Htate. Indeed so futile had been
their combined efforts, that even Hichard
and Mr. Fellows themselves had thought it
their duly to advise her to resign herself to
the facts, that further efforts of iheirs could
accomplish nothing, and they must leave
the rest to time.
Tho last effort in any special direction
had liren suggested lo ltichard by his tcci.
dentally coming across some article belong
ing to Mr. Tenniel's desk at the bank,
which was kept by the person in whose
hands he found it.'iis an interesting relic,
lie at once secured it for Mrs. Tcuniel, at
the same time suggesting lo Helen and Sir.
Fellows that possibly an effort, to secure
all the relies possible, of the great fire,
as it was called ai Kldredge, might be the
means of furnishing then, with some clue
which, in the hands of a wilful detective,
would serve to lead them to tlu? truth.
Tke advice had been enthusiastically
adopted and energetically carried out witn
the result of accumulating numerous relicj
of every Are that had occurred in Kldredge
during the last thirty year thn promise
of reward in chkc relics of value should lie
obtained, having stimulated an extrnordi
nary cnielillnn. 'olhiig more had
ronio of It, however, and when, alter an.
other six months, tho relic w in mo wn
practically abandoned, it might lie said,
not untruthfully, that all hope whs deud.
It wait about this lime that Mr. Courtney
remarked to his son llichurd.wh tic silling al
breakfast together, tJittt it would be well I'oj
him to endeavor to reconcile Helen tc
the actiml condition of affairs, rathei
limn to assist in keeping her mind intent
upon a remote, nay, a hopeless, possibili
ly. "Indeed, Kirh'urd," he added, "I can
conceive of nothing more reasonable Uiiib
that you should now feel Justified in re
newlng your own iitlenllons lo Helen. A
woman's affection Is easily obtained when
Slice her esteem and friendship are so
cured m have them both troin Helen
and, Tor her sake as well as yours, I mis'
that ere she attains her iwcmy.flrst birth
day, tbo thing will 1 nettled, lvsidc'
ha t&'f.nt fin In anti l ...... 1
.. ... .... ... ,,,, nrg tri) ),
Mrs. Tenniel's Influence. You know tha'
your being Die only bachelor admltu
to Helen's friendship and confidence, hiu
caused such a result to be generally re,
particd as Inevitable. Indeed, 1 may say
Hlcbsrd, Die world expect It, and the null
nary conventional rules of society make I
desirnblo that your engagement shouli
cither Im? publicly announced, or that you)
intercourse should be less marked In lti
"Then I fear the laid, alternative wll
liavo to be adopted," said Hichard; "U
press my attentions on Helen nt Ihls time
father, would be an Instill. In fad, lo (It
so at nriy time, except in the lace of con
elusive proof as lo KdwanJ Lelghtou'i
guilt, would be to olknd her seriously
She would rather be suspected of ulino
anything Hum want of fidelity to him. No.
father, that is a dream of the past. It cat
never be. even If this suspense were to las
a quarter of a century."
Mr. Mertou expired more than ordinary
annoyance st hi son's foolish notion, as Ik
styled It. K re a Ion i; lime had elapsed, he
had, himself, formed a resolution in regurd
to Helen, which be proceeded to carry
into effect on tha day referred to ut the
beginning of this chapter.
As Helen pursued her melancholy prom
enade up and down the piaza, she observed
Mr. Courtney approaching the house, and
in her present disposition, something of hei
old aversion to him returned as she ob
served theexcessive neatness in his persona
appearance, the juvenility nf his style anc
general make-up, notw ithstanding his Ihret
score years and imowv hair, and, as he drew
nearer, that inevitiible smile a smile al
ways prated on her nerves now a days.
"'Well! mv lovely Helen," was Mr
Courtney's gallant ri'nuuk. as he joine(
her on the piazza, " it is my good lortuni
to find you alone, I have some mailers o
Importance to spenk to yon iiIhiuI."
It was Mr. Courtney's custom to sddresi
most young ladies i Lit some prefix, sitcl
as "lovely." ' hariniiiL'." "fair," etc., Im
the "mv," slightly emnliasifd as on thii
iH'cnsion, was new to Helen, and she ro I
hented it. !
" I presume you r-f'r to my coining
age, she replied, "ami it so. should no:
inamm i. as your fellow guardian, be pres
cut? She is"in the pnrinr: Id us po in."
" No, Helen, no,'" said Mr. I'minney ; "i
is true, my inier it w h.n reference to tlx
present day, on v bii h I to tender yot
my nmst sincere nrd u'li-ciionate (onpratu
l.iiions; but I do nut Mi lo speak lo ym
as your plan! inn. That ofiiie exists in
longer, and I am ready whenever ciillrc
upon lo give nn account of my sicwnrdshir
in thai respect. Helen, if v -ii could puesj
with hat impatience I ha", e wailed tor tin
day to come w hen yon should lie your owr
iniVlresS, yoi would doubtless be sur j isel
Vet, had it not U en for your own conslan1
pre-occupation over one sad subject, yot
certainly would have learned ere this tha'
you were to me something more some,
thing dearer than my ward and mv deal
old friend's (laughter. Nay, my child.de
not start," he added, as Helen stared al him
in mute amazement not nnmingled wilt
horror. " I know that such a statement, it
the present state of your feelings, must seeir
to yon like the unwarrantable intrusion ol
some profane thing into a holy place like
a sacrilege; but, believe me, 'Helen, while
I fain would have postponed speaking tc
you on this subject till your joor little
wounded heart had ceased to bleed, yet
tielieve me. in following the dictates of my
heart, so full of love for you, my sweet
child, I am consulting your" own and you!
" Mr. Courtney," interrupted Helen; but
checking her by a gentle motion of his
band, he continued :
"Jiefore you judge mc, my dear Helen,
vou will hear me out. I know justice to
Ie one of your many noble attributes. Now
listen. It will surpriso you greatly, no
doubt, to learn that your' lather's privute
fortune, although you have liecn aware it
was much less than was supposed, has lieen
utterly inadequate to carrying out the pro.
visions of the will, even as regards only
your mother and yourself. It lias been
supposed that by rigidly cutting otf every
other legacy, as the will entitled me to do,
there would remain enough to carry out the
dispositions in reference to his widow and
his daughter. Such, however, is not the
case, l'urdon me if I refer to the fact, tint
It is necessary I should statu it it has
been my privilege during t tie term of my
guardianship to make up from my own
means the deficiency in this respect. Nav.
my child, not a word of thanks. I would
rcl'ird it only as a favor to be allowed to
minister, as long as my life Lists, to your and
your dear mother's wants; but, Helen, you
are 01 age to-day, ami wnai i nngiir iu lot
mv ward I may not do for Miss Helen
Tenniel. The rules of our artificial society
forbid it; ami (iod forbid I should d
aught to coinproinisit you. Helen, if you
will allow me to call you by the holy muni
of wife, I can oiler you an old nnm's ten
derest love, the cherishing care of a fmni
lather. Hie protection and devotion of a
husband, nndi home for yourself mid voiu
mother. Otherwise it would be criminal t
in me to conceal it from you save n
a small annuity to your uio'llier, which I '
nave managed to save inuii the wreck ol
vour father's fortune!, there is nothing
Even Ihis elegant home will have to Ik
sacrificed; for, gladly as I would tender it
lo you as a birthday gilt, oiir mother'.'
annuity would he too small to permit ol i
your occupying H yourselves. All i can
no, il you teei you can never accept the
proposal I have made, is to beg the accept
ance of nn amount siillicient to keep you
all your life beyoii'd the reach of want.
Answer me, Helen, am I not excusable for
speaking now ?"
Helen remained for a moment longer
motionless, as if stunned. Finally, in" a
voice hoarse with conflicting emotions, she
" Mr. Cour'icy, how could you keep t liia
" l'.eca i f, my dear Helen, I hoped rrc
this time came lo hnve won your love, and
I could not bear to see your poor mother
grieve, as I know she would have done, al
leaving this beautiful home. Moreover,
dear child, how could I see you restrained
by fears of expense, in youre'lforls to secure
the evidence of poor Leighton's inuo
cence?" Helen wa stupefied. She recognized her
debt of gratitudo to Mr. Courtney was im.
niense. In everything he had done, hn
seemed to have acted like a chivalrous
gentleman and a Irtic. tender-hearted friend;
and yet murry him! marry any man but
Icighlon! Oh! no; she could never do
tlmt. Hut then, her mother! must she be
the means of filling her cup of sorrow to
the brim also? Jf she alouu had to stiller,
what was poverty to her now? Hut her
mother's grief would indeed be redoubled
If she had lo give up their home, More
over, If she refused him, she could never
accept his pn.ll'er of a gifl or money to bo
setaVd upon herself, and her mother's do.
dining years would be burdened with a
Btrni'gle against poverty.
Her relleclloris were ai-ain Intermixed
by Mr. Courtney's low, gentle tones. His
voice was touchinply sorrowful as ho said;
"I see you are too much shocked to be
able to relied calmly. I have postponed
my departure to Washington until this
evening, In order that I might get your
"""t my; out, n you cannot give il
to mo, I muiit try mid arrange mutters so as
vogive you anuie more time. However,
if you are resolved you never can consent
to be my wife, Helen, darling, sav so now. I
would rather know the worst. "Vet, before
you speak, let mo remind you of one thing:
remember that 1 do not ask you for your
heart as it was one given. I know how
ameers your ov Im. I,,.,,., e... n...
aatUftml ,i.Y '.'i' "' v oiiocin;r, i snail lis
devotion anil i " 't my own
Can ah! '.'T '".7 'ln ln llin "-'
ew it! ? V ,lun t,m, Whatman
Fdws L7.T . ,"",,P? Hho thinks ovet
Edward s lost letter and lis closing advice
moment her thoughts t,n to Uil.hin, !
THK DAILY CA1U0 MILLET! N:
but only for a moment. "He has gotten
over his old feelings completely," she sayi
to herself; and then aloud: " Mr. Courtney
does Hichard know of this?"
"No, dearest," replied Mr. Courtnev.
"Richard is and has been some time fn
Canada, you know. But I know whut you
mean, my child. I did assure myself be
fore I concluded to take this step that I
would not staud in the light of my own
Noble father! noble friend! noble and
generous in every ad! How could she
ever have disliked this man? If she could
only have lime for reflection! And yet,
what for? Would she not ever bo tormented
with doubts as now? A sense of her utter
loneliness comes over her and oppresses
her; she feels as if life for her is nothing
more than a mere existence. If it can bo so
spent as to save her mother from grief ami
want, if it can yet serve to reward a love
and devoiion so great as Mr. Courtney's
why not? The hot tears break through her
chwed eyelids, and slowly course down her
burning' cheeks; her utterance is choked,
and the words are almost inaudible, as she
extends her right hand and feebly mur.
mors, ' If you will take me as I am I
1 " She cannot utter the word that will
seal her fate forever. Her solm completely
choke her voice, but the gesture which
accompanies her words, as well as the
wonls themselves, satisfies Mr. Courtney as
to their intent.
She feels his lips upon her extended
hand; she feels him kiss away the tears
upon her cheeks, and then with a simple
" ( iod bless you. my darling," he leaves her
a delicacy which she fully appreciates
an 1 her slowly opening eyes see him ius be
goes through' the gale, and, half turning,
cn.-is another last glance at his promised
While the events lecorded in the last
chapter were taking place, Mr. Fellows
was engaged, as usual with him at that
ea-i ly hour, in the laboratory winch tormed
the most important part of his bacheiot
In the n: nisi of an interesting experiment
relating to a svs'em of aerial navigation
which was Mr. Fellows' latest hobby, a ring
at the door tiell was followed by' the ap.'
pcarance of a telegraph boy bearing a tele
gram addressed to " K. Fellows, Ksip, 1571
fchn street, Kldredge, N. Y.," which read
Kiwiptos. Ont., nic S, JSQ1.
Mt lti.if (!pot lo-morrnw -S . ni train. Knn
Slit-ntf Kaw.nti Willi n. 1 liroiR lie' ri-llr Iii.-Ii
will tell us Ilia truth. If !"'i Hunk Ii tell
lKlcn. HiciiAKii curur.Mir.
In less time than it takes us to tell it. the
question of aerial navigation is suspended,
and .Mr. Fellows, hastily throwing an over
coat over his working-suit, jumps into a
hack which he has had tha telegraph mes
senger send him front a neiphlioring square,
and is whirled off in the direction of Oh
On his arrival, he found Mrs, Tenniel
was taking a nap, and Miss Helen n.us ir
her room, and "indeed, sir," said the maid
servant, to whom Mr. Fellows was well
known as the most intimate friend of the
family, " indeed, sir, she do bo hiking on
awfuf. Kver since Mr. Courtney, the obi
gentleman, sir, left her, she hits been in bet
room, and I've been listening to her sob
lung and crying as if her heart was broken
and she's generally so quiet. In all hoi
trouble I've never seen her take on il she
does this day," and lu re the good girl's
sympathetic heart overcame her. and it was
with her apron to her eyes that she pro
eeeded, at Mr. Fellows' request, to rouse
" She'll forgive you when she hears the
good news I've brought her," were his la.s;
words as the maid departed on her en and
The girl, however, did not find her mis
tress. In fact, some minutes previous ti
Mr. Fellows' arrival, Mrs. Tenniel hac.
roused from her nap, and with a vagut
feeding of alarm for which she could not
account, she went hurriedly to seek foi
Helen. She felt tin if something strange
had happened while she slept, and in an
other moment she stood by Helen's siik
She found her seated nt her writing-desk
striving to control her trembling hand
that almost refused to hold a pen.
" Mother," sho said, raising her flushed
face, " Mother, read that." And she hande.
her a note addressed to Mr. Courtney, ii;
whic h the poor girl had endeavored, in m
gent ie language as she could command, tr
tell him that she had done wrong in telling
him but a short hour ago that she would In
his wife. That' her apprecialion of his de
voted friendship and generous behavior to
ward herself and her motherwould ahvay
be great and sincere, that sho would al
ways think of him with the greatest cs.
teem and affection, but she felt it would be
wrong to become his wife while her heart
was wholly and entirely given to another
The truth was that Mr. Courtney had
scarcely lelt her presence before s'he re
pented of what she had done, and her
whole nature rebelled against the life she
had, in a moment of weakness, pledged
herselt to. In duty to Mr. Courtney, she fell
bound to act at once if she were going tc
retract what she had said, and hnving
sought, the privacy of her own room, shr
had, with the burst of emotion which hail
elicited poor Maggie's tears of sympathy
determined thut never more would slir
consent to hear a word of love from any
man but Kdward, und had undertaken on
the spot to indite a note to Mr. Courtney,
apprising him of the true slate of her
feelings, She was endeavoring, in a con
fused way, to give her mother an account
of wdiat had taken place between herself
and Mr. Courtney, and to explain the slate
of mind which had induced her to consent
to his proposal, when Mi's. Tenniel ub
ruptlv Interrupted her.
" Helen," she said, kindly. " Helen, tell
me this, dear; have you censed to love Kd
" Mother! "cxcluimcd Helen reproach
fully. "'I thought not," her mother replied, and
then continued, with an earnestness of tone
nnd manner quite unusual to her, " Helen,
you have done quite right to recall vour
acceptance of Mr. Courtney's offer al once.
He is a true friend, nnd must not be trifled
wiih; but, my darling child, us long us
Kdward Lcighton lives, let no consider
lion of gratitude or any other motive
Induce you to marry another while your
heart still remains his. I see you are sur
prised at my earnestness, but I warn you
from my own experience. Yes, Helen,"
she continued with lll-concealed emotion,
"you may well look miuicd, hut such is
tho fact. I married your father when my
heart was given lo number, from feelinys
of deepest gratitude for the many obliga
tions under which he huu pluced me and
mine, nnd urged by the arguments of my
poor mother,' who earnestly desired our
marriage, though It was bitterly opposed
by your father's own family. Yon know
w ell what a lender, nUeciionnto husband he
was to me, and how truly I esteemed nnd
admired him, but find 'only knows, my
child, what I hnve sullered for years; ntnl,
though your father, w hen he discovered the
truth,' only added, by his noble conduct
and redoubled devotion, to the affection I
already entertained for him, the wound was
always there, and I fear his own life was
ll'f,,'!','""'1 l,y 11,0 0110 8r,'ul mistake of my
This was Indeed a rnvrtnit
vim hail always sunned her parents'
union l(, have ,., tv,.ry of lhfl
word, a love match.
Mrs. Tenuiel had scarcely finished read
log the note Helen bad pluced in her hand,
when the now no longer tearful Maggie
knocked at the door and announced ilr.
Fellows' arrival '"wdth good news,' said
he, ma'nm," she added, with the kindly
hope of driving away Helen's tears. The
words had scarcely passed her lips, ere
Helen was on her way to tho parlor.
"What is it? (tiick, tell me what It is,"
she exclaimed, as nIic grasped Air. fellows'
hands in hers nnd gazed eagerly into hie
eyes, her flushed face and dilated pupils
tilainly revealing the extent of the emotion
under which sho was laboring. "The girl
sanl you nail good news."
Mr. Fellows attempted no preparation;
he rightly (onceived it was best lo tell bet
nt once till he knew, and, without a word.
he placed Hichard Courtney's telegram in
"Thank Uod!" she murmured, add
ing, as Mrs. Tenniel entered the room
"Mother, Kdward is vindicated at last."
" For vour sake as well as his, bow ear
nestlv I trust it may be so, jny thirl inp
child," was her mother s less cntliusiaslu
replv. Yet, it must lie confessed that Is'
fore long, Mr. Fellows' explanation of nil
that the phonograph could do his pledge
in fact, that the truth would now lc forth
coininghad cominced her almost ns firm
ly as nnvof them that now she should learn
for the first time ihe true history of her
husband's sad end.
It was whiln they were discussing the
finding of this Important witness, and
speculating upon the possible causes w hich
had led to its concealment all this time,
how it had found its way into Canada, etc.,
etc., that a note was left at the door for
Mrs. Tenniel. It was from Mr. Courtney.
He wrote idling her of his engagement to
Helen, not so much, he snnl, to common:,
cute the fact, which she had doubtless
already learned from her daughter, as lo
npologize for not having consulted her
previous to taking such an important step,
and one in which she was so deeply inier
cstcd, and staling that the necessity ol
leaving immediately for Washington made
it impossible for him to see her personally.
For an explanation of the apparent abrupt
ness which had characterized his action in
so delicate a matter, he would refer to
Helen, who understood und would explain
Helen was both surprised and shocked
that Mr. Courtney should have thought it
necessary lo communicate so hastily with
her mother on the subject. She could not
help feeling that it seemed almost as if he
had read her inmost feelings truly, and
that, li-uring ihe result of further n flection
on her par!, he sought in this way to hold
her more firmly to her acceptance of his
Mrs. Tenniel did not think it lcst just
then to acquaint Mr. Fellows with the
contents of Mr. Courtney's note, in view
of tie; iiecessny explanation which this
would entail, for she foil that Helen had
had excitement enough for one day, and
Mr. Fellows surmising that it contained
something of private nature which the
mother and daughter might wish lodis
cuss, soon after took li" departure, with a
promise that K.ciunl Courtney and huu
self would call early the following day.
The next morning Richard arrived, and
was duly met by Mr, Fellows, who desired
to proceed at onVc to a private inspection
of ihe instrument, in order to satisfy him
i If that it w;is in working order, but
" We must not do any thing privately,"
he said, "in a matter like this; no sus
picion must b" cast upon the reliability of
our new v.ii:e-v I have concluded i
hand it over at once to our friend Mr. Haw.
son, wlio, as sl.erilf, seems to me lo be its
projicr ciisto'iian. You can then, in his
prcs'iicc, satisfy yourself that it is in
working oi ier, and then leave it until the
meeting of the gr ind jury, which takes
place hMijoi r'.v. You mu.it see the ultor
neys who looK charge ot l.i .iitou J
and have thcn'i nuke an application to tin
comt to permit aa exaunn.'.uon of thi.;
new witness to be made by your-elf, ;u .ti
expert, in the presence of the Judge, the
District Attorney, and the (Irani Jury.
The circumstances are so iinpnce.Scnse.;
that it is doubtful whether a new trial
could be ordered simply on your assertion
regarding the competency of this tiling as
a witness, and I have no doubt the Judge
w ill consent lo the course I have outlined.
You doubtless rememlxT the scepticism
with which your assertions as to the im
portance of this witness were received at
the time of the trial."
Mr. Fellows did remember, and wis
easily convinced of the propriety of Rich,
urd Courtney's suggestions, which he im
mediately proceeded to carry into ellect,
an appointment having bvn made between
them to meet a littleluter in thedayat Mrs.
Tenniel's, and explain the delay lo Helen.
Hichard, on his arrival at home, was
staggered by finding there a note from hn
father, announcing his engagement to
Helen. The poor fellow almost regretted
the sacrifice he had made of his ow n feel
ings. Could it be possible, be asked him
self, that this was lite pirl whose devotion
to her unfortunate lover had won from him
the highest tribute of love that a man can
offer, Ihe utter annihilation of the dearest
desires of his own heart in the interest ol
the loved one's happiness!
It was with mingled feelings of anger
and contempt that he finally piesniied
himself as agreed with Mr. Fellows, at the
Tenniel mansion, but to these were added
feelings almost of amazement at the mani
festation of joy and gratitudo with which
she greeted himself, and w hen, at last, in a
vain endeavor to express her feelings, she
broke down aVogether and burst into tears
with some, confused remarks as to Ihe debt
which she and Kdward would always owe
to him, he could stand it no longer.
" I imagine," he replied, in the coldest
manner, " that Kdward Keightnn will
hardly feel grateful to the man w ho has
sacrificed so much to get him out of the
penitentiary, only to learn that she, whom
lie had reason to regard as his dearest ami
best, friend, has proved falso to him."
The sharp rebuke was keenly fell, and
Helen's sensitive nature winced under it
It was none tho less hard to bear from the
fact that it was administered In the pres
ence of Mr. Fellows, to whom she felt an
explanation would bo necessary, whilo il
served as a new proof of the feeling she
had already experienced, that Mr. Court
ney seemed to have been determined, by
publishing their engagement In all dircc
lions, to hold her to her words in spito ol
his evident apprehension that sho might
reconsider and regret them.
Her mother perceived her vexation, and
rightly Interpreting her feelings, said;
"Helen, dear, I would liko to have a few
minutes conversation alone with our friendi
on this subject of such paramount Interest
to us. You have had enough excitement
for tho present. You hnd better leave us,
dear. I know they will excuse you."
Helen CHiigJit eagerly at tlm excuso oo
opportunely ullorded her, and when she
had left tho room, Mrs. Tenniel hastened to
explain Ihe subject of Hichard Courtney's
remark in a way that soon Induced this
gentleman naturally inclined to he Indul.
gent whero Helen was concerned to re
gret his hasty words. When ho learned,
however, that his father's attorney had
callodth.it day, and, seeming lo bo aware
or a promise or marriage- between Mr,
Courtney und Helen, hud requested tbo hit
tor, by Mr. Courtney's Instructions, to sign,
as his ward, a document consisting of a
complete release from all claims which
she might have upon him as her guardian,
and thut Helen hud dono so, bis annoyance
' was extreme
On Melcu's reappearance, he hastened to
apologize for his previous remarks, and
during tho remulnder of his visit, sought
by every means in his power to show her
that he acquitted her of any intentional
wrong toward Lejghton. In fact, nothing
bud so completely 'transformed him from
his former character us poor Leighton's
rival into his friend and U'hocutu us his
ful her's courtship ol Helen.
Later in Ihe evening, when their former
friendly relations had been fully re-estub.
1 hdied, ho ventured to a.-k her If any
thoughts of bis own claims to her hand
hnd pa-sed through her mind when his
father's proposal was made, and his filial
respect was sore'y tried on hearing of Mr.
Courtney's ossiiranee to her that he had
satisfied' hiui i If helore l iking this step
that he would not, by so doing, stand in
the light of his own son's happiness.
Il inn t be admiiieil, we think, that poor
Hichard bad had to bear his full share ot
tho burdens entailed by this myslcrious
cs, fl.l I
regard I n:
lie SOIIIC'A iiit llllliliul Ir
flccti.uM wlii. il be just lii, u iudulpwd ill
tOVtUlds llU 'Ml 11!.
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Brnkachs, Soreness of the Chest, Gout,
Quinsy, Soro Throat, Swellings and
Sprains, Burns and Scalds,
General Bodily Pains,
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted Feet
and Ears, and all other Pains
N Pr't.m'ien en curt!) Kjimls St Jah b Oil ts
t ''; , ifi;r Hiel rlmip Kittrrm! hemed)-.
A t .! enu,:!- In.', the ei.ni-Klivi ly iriiUn outlay
of .10 cuts. m I every eru- Mifri'rinir with jmio
ran have cheep imI j-iiivp proof of its cls.uu.
1'irtsction" in Kleveti Ijniirnaes.
BOLD BY ALL DKU0QI3T3 AND DEALEES IS
A.V0GELER & CO.,
linOinutrr. Mil., V. .M
GET THE BEST I
LEAD ALL OTHEBS!
Every Style & Price.
(atiarmtf mm1 CTh'uii1o1
tepravemoatj and Ccnrenienccs fwni in
For Sal in Every City nnd Town
la the United State.
nnd by A. IIAM.KY, Cuito, 111.
TOTK'K 'I t 0 -I It At 'MM S
ii t i i k.i.k's tu rn r.
Alll. i In . Man h i I I1 f
S"lnr! prnpi nilj mil In- received nl ;, elllre,
rllricti'd li the t'nv t'niini'l! ol ' H r.tv cf i; .irs
Milt I tt o'clock p. in ill TileHdiiv. Mun ii Wth, iHHl,
hit furniKiiiliK the m l'i nl unit iluiiit' Hie work,
iirdiiliii; 'hi1 work, iiei'cHHi'ry Inr - tt - r.uiiHtrnrtlini
anil reHiiiictrin linn " ihi. Mln ii ir fnli n k:
I'd he ronn riiet"'! nl hr:i k,tz: on tin- mirth (,
nf Sixth lri ci l iilii ' oin i.terri ii l In WhhIiIiil'Io i
iivhiiiii.. j cm IiiiiIi H:.en nl s.-vmiIIi Nir et Iphii
I'nmiiierelHl In Win Ii ii, r ni' ineniio ; lltl iheeiier.
ly alilu nf WbhIiIiii.m, n uv nne Iruin KIl'IiIIi -trei'l
to run Hint with l.i lek Mdewnlk in froil of ,,t .")
In liiock !!4. i lt.v; m. w -i Mile nr W uihltiL't'in iiv'
etm.i l.eroeli Mxil, mnlSM.Mi, Mr-el,, and n
weal .hlnuf ( nin. erelnl uv,,,,,. f , , t H,
. am H.lulilorkat!. rliy. To l.c i on-trurfd f
wood; on i III ;l"rly ide nf '(1,r , rut (rom
l-''1'. ! ; ""rtliiTlv aldnof
Knur ti'ciith atr-et ).iw(.n yui,,nt ,;,! 0 (liar
atrei'tH, .iliionnilerlv i-lile r I 'edur "treet lu
Iw.un rullrto.,1,11, (.jf ,.,.,,, Mr,.,.,B, 51lrt
lerlhorly aide nrTwent' i-eveiilh Mreet h.dw-en
t iiiniiierelHl Hveim d j'nitnr trei t To lit) ro-
coiiainicleil nl wend, vrt, in, wert aide nr Waah
liilftoii UTi'ime li,.w,.,. Twelfih and Tlilrlonnth
a rcBta; on annih de r TW(,illetli atreet Imtwnon
I oiiliir a ree. wi Cnmni-rtlitl avemii-; on wet
aide oh ( miiien lnl iiveiiii,, helweeii Klehteanlli
and twentieth ali-ccl.; (.naottlh aldti 0rrTnty,
I'tKll Ii aln-el hetween fiiminerelal avetitm ud
I oplar atren : on weal aide of Cnmnircliil "'!'"
hnlwenii Twcuiy afvetith and 'J'wiTty-til(tl'"
alreeta: on nnrth aldii nf Kli'liteenllt afreet he
iweon 1'oplnr aireei iiri Cnnireen-lnl avcnimi n
wfati.rly.Hldi' of l.evec alriN t, frontlnir lola tiiw In IJ
Inelllalve. In block It, i pv To t-oiiatrndi'd or
t llnlnra, vIk: on the weal aide of I'mnmerclnl av
tint. Imlwe.'li Mi'Vi-iiteelilli ninl K I ITll I " ' , " 'ir1'
and on the aontti .iln or KotiMli atrei-t n.'lwi't'n
Waahlntrlnii avcnim nnd Walnnt alrei't. . Pro-
viiliMlforbyordliiiinri. No. (IT. approved reliriiary
Htli. INNI. whirl, l on nie In thin '" ;" :
loexitmlnallonut anvllnie. Tin; rlht to reject
..... . l ...i i t a . at. n PitV.
!W TKE G BEAT -if
...rnnu hi, n.a reaorvn. nr ,i.itr.Clt,rierk. gfJ
WANTtD.Mnufneturliig rnrircru wwitn a
Iuidi nun If Cairo, ant luevt-ry city itiot al
rendv tdkMi.i A lew hundred dollar nociiaaary to
pay Inr gwtii nn delivery af er order, havu been
ticurvd fur tlm aaniu. flW per month proil
gi.ar.ni til, Ti e ne t -arcliii v iioemtyHtinu
ollrlted A, S AllfinLlJ CO, corner r'lrm
Strum and llruailway, Brooklyn, N, Y.
THE MILD POWEB
Humphreys' BomnopatJiio BpccificB I
I'ni.u.1 ..... )u u ..i',..iii.M tall iillrl.l
ilive.i. hhhplr, I'riiliipl, Kllli'lenl. mel ft
llnhle, llii-y are llin ohl) ineilii iurH .J
adnnml in miiilur
l.lHi I'lilkell'Al. ana.
r lull lui; iiHiin llin, i,
crura. men. I
tin, i, I ii Hi. rtim ii t n n :"
l-vir v (ii in i olie. ;':i t
ir'leellllliunf tllfmiU.' Z
1. rrtcra. CnnneBtli
4 iinoa. i.rni I
A. i rvln t'.illo ,ir
4. (tiarrln a ut i hlldreii or adnli.,
5- lveiilrrv, .rl,lnij, IiUIihih Culle, - .X
8. Inilera Morlin., Veiiiiiiim, . . .3
7. 1'oiiKha, old, lironehllli,.
K. .V-iirrilaln. Inoiliaehe, raccHchc, .
U. Meadm-hra, Mck llcailuehea, Verlliro,r,
10. I) t alleluia, lllllou. Mnin.eli.
'4ii. nil i irrwu-a or I-Mln hi IVrii.d.. .
l hilea, too (irorn. t'erlmiii, . .
i t rinii, CniiKh. Mrlleiill liiimliiriK, . 'x,
II. Xitll Ithrinii. KrvniK Lia, I ru.i , .r,
1 r. It lieiiiiialiaiii, Klieiitmn j i,i)M . g
)H. l-'ctrr Niid a lie. i hill. Kt-n-r, Aanea 't
lo I'llra. t il .ai nr hiei-dlnK,
mm " " " ' " '"n n., ,.i
HJt limiiln I noil h. violent I eimlia, 'e
brl ii .i. ..i (.....in. i'i.'i u ....i.. ...
. ertmi. Ileh, III v . .'-iiPriiintiirrhi-ii, l ie
m I rinuri rak ileal, wet a it.tv the l,"l.
U. Ili.i n.r id Ihe lienrl. I al Inn inn. I n
Knr "lilt- I'V ilnn,vHla, nriw-hl ,iy ll,e I jihi.,
oraliiKle Vnil, rr.'of elmri.'e. nri reeeli.t nf
prlee. s. ii.1 fur Ilr. Il(!ni(ihrr y ' l,Mk n
tll.ea.e. Af ,, 'IH t'K . ulo llluallnlrd
IJ( aialnmie, I HK.F..
Ao'ii.',., riuiiiiiiirra iionirriiiatnir
jlcd. Co., tO!i rultuu et . Arw lurk,
Civi I taunt relief andiaantnfallltlB
CURE FOR ALL KINDS OF PILES,
Pol't hy Urncirfjii-verywhara. prwe, $1 nnper hrt
prfpn. ,1 hyRn.il. San,'l'-a a'nt Jrn tn i'M .i-nna
tnd tllauBi r ra.hy P Nenatarolrr A I o Ifm 1jr.
t .orkCity. tulemnjuiMiuc riuf '.lii4e..kJ
It (a rfllr fiiirr. Prmimiii-v. tha tw, r.Tih hi Ii-
me.1i .I aiilli,.fii,, ,, in. ij i,,,,, i,,i,...i
m4 .1 u vVini'a F.i(.....i -. ,.
buii i.ij(uj. w a. u;r.rrL: co b t
i STOPPED FUEE
'ran f. r J',, in u.
l4illri air Uaana Olrwtaxt. $n htlu'lip
riruay jun, 1-rti Hi 'I IS tr'al tmtirrn
K;tialirita,ih j; 'naripnivua. n.i nin
1 P. (. a i iias aiein-m t-i In. K I INK. v
l.:vi.aurt. iiJii. l a. ,yr vr,nnpiu, uujttH.
, "-"??' F1'?H,n'- aUaws Bot.nti.R vprt.
( hTEU holout J'lUWrd txu,.r l" I-.4
bo. I mm enra any tw In f0P ,, r ,..,
r hni 7. JS'J.r" Ii" m mi "" . i" matter
X now lon(4U'i(liri(.
Konaeaseoui d nf enVM. eorSi or ol, nf
nrl Uwd, ma i an rnin n rri loe djap. i .
y d-atroyin Ilia enatina nf tin n-miVb. N
yrioara or rr;nnt iiynctjoua lo iir .juce oUirr
J.'ilL' i' BT ALL I'BrOi-ilSTs, or
BiailM nyyljit of nnre. '
forf hrr f artirnlara a-nd for elrrolar
H.W'vn-k11"4' J 'AILA,,(,-'-"'''Hrr.l,
COM!0'1' ' "mri f " UJ Q" ' lh'J
tauica.iaft and tare ear.
trrliityluaia. n l-(. ir
ad,lr a a til p-i f-ce,,!!!.
IhlUK frrr by in, tint
may prnra th alrpritna-atnna lo i life nl igrrau.
Ilia e.pM'i.l!jr ayliijiieio Ulnar who have r'aile d
the fiHit ol tha lull. Ai'lraaa M. VDt Mi,
Orwnwirb Street, .Sew York.
fc id.u.I. ;.. v. iiaj r ti'tnifTY. ftr't1 1?
iltwi. j (.. 4 fr i i u.
I arUiv iam. fl.l i I
ma cgkuci m no pu:i e:ke m,
N VttAi lav Dtiaaiii mt Mft
111 W-wi, ra l rht'if V
' 1A 'rayf,?-: it, AtrM M :t-
jIJ fn tr.v c, tbi J
f" ! H.lf.
Uiflca.SrjDtUuna. IUral'raia.Mta.a.4. (aroiaauiaiMi
i ... r, r-ai.i.,.,.
Hrfwh ladnitF!iotftin.HStn.il. Doohlo Phot
tliina-lHtnlivl. Hin1atiuna.itol,J0. Itlilii, H
IT.V itavolver. $1 to fa. Krud for t'f llluatrTiteil
INtfTATJ APQ i'klr "ill'iil .'i'.ll-i, , lvl 'a any
VI I lllUDO L. A-....1. l.IKe!..., 'k.
MUtTACHt AND WHISIERt.
t t.. , f M l..a wlaJl- I : . tk-
a imn (tr. f a aT H r
fr. tM iiM rVka. aa
i4f fU aa i,a- a taaa I tm 1 it , )
l,aar .!'( Un4 avrHa.a la H'aa-a., r
t. mfSM aTHa.a i
To Nerioita Suderera- The I.rent Kiirni eiui l;e.
eilv IT. .1. H. SlnipHnliVSperllh' Meillellli'.
Dr. .I.H. Slliipaon'a SihtIIIc Medli llie la a peai
live rure fur Sperinalnrrheii, Irnpofein y. eakin-aa
and all diainaea riaiiltlnir trim' Sill Atiii'C aa Ner
ona tieliilitv. Irrlliiliillly. Menial Anxleiy. Laneunr,
l.oailinle, llepreapinn id Splnla Mid lull' lii nal ile
riiii.;rmcnta nl tlm Nervona byatem i-eiierallv l'alna
In hack or M!o. I.i.aa nf Melimn. I'reiiiHliin- Md
Ai'e and riireaaea
that lead to Con
ty and nn curly
uriive, or linth.
No niHlter limv
almttered I h e
ayaieni may lie
from eircaaea of
Hliv kind, a rhort
rnnr... ..( i,.Un,i,ill nn. 111 real. re lee mat In tn -
tlona and tirm lire niH lh and hnppllieaa. where Im
fnre waa ileapniidency und Ml"in " n Spei lilc
.Medicine la helMt tia-rt lth womlerlul anc
r'p"'tnplileta rent ftce toall. Write fur Hu nt and
ltd lull pni'ticilara,
Prleo. rtpedllr. t 't) lT paekace. nr rx park
aitea lor $5 lie.. Will he aent by mall on receipt
Noa. 104a!idln Main Ht.. liullalo. W. J .
MB PICA I.
OKAY'S SPKC1FJC MMUflNK,
TRADI MAHK.Thar(ialEuKl,' IHAl)r: MA;K
p.imfiitv. an un
failing wiw for
Iinpnfnrr. and all
r)eaara that fol
low aa a ennan-
niiiincn of aolf
'i...... . i... ... .
iiuioro ifttuuKuiumory, tinivaiani -H
Uaallnde. pale mi mu ihk k. Ulm-Jfi.., TnVin
q A ....... r. r-ai.i.,.,. a
neaaofvlali.t , pren.Bniro oiu ttKe,-"-.Vn Tm. In
id mitnv illi.ir tliaiii-ea that b;., Rd off ,ld pUi:
coiiaunipll'i ' ft"1 " .V'; .lavln,, ...IuikhI hia cerlllfeatn
Killl painei : .Mfvfld foraald prmlaa to tlm uu-
Ire tO am o lellt InVn in.llr.. lh.1 Hiu tlmil allu...l
clr nte'ikr.rth(. redi mtitlnn of aald real eatutn will
P'1'lro 00 tll,'h'h tiny of July, A. D iwt
rlf M. C. t'ttAWl'Oltl),
Aaatunee or tne pnrcliaaur.
Cairo, III ., March With, A. 1).. iwi.