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THE DAILY BULLETIN.
The Phonograph Witness.
ItV V. 8. M.
ICmititnifd From Last Hiimlar'a "ll.v
The morning following, tlio Judge linv
ing, after consultation with l'iehnrd IM
trlct Attorney, confuted to the moil i ol
procedure iiigeeste'l ly liim to Air. KM.
lows, regarding tlie phonographic wttnrtu,
the examination of this inos-t wnmlerlul
outtjrowth of modern aeience took plneo.
Mrs. Tenniel mul Helen were, M tlirir
earnest request, provided by tin .liid?e
order, with aenU in nn aljoining room,
where, b-V'i'ing the door pAiily open,
they cooW overhear nil that went on in tlir
nnweu- e of lh Judge and Grand Jury.
Several other gentlemen ns well u the r.:
torncya in the case, Mr. Fellows and lU'h
ard (Amrtney, were present by special per
miflon, including tlio oinuiprescnt xc
It would have been difficult to uniily''
the feeling of those present as Hr. Fellows
appeared, accompanied by the aherlfl." enr
rying the ptranne apparatus, and, pliieinu it
upon stable, wound it with a key and then
took his scat at some distance from it.
A few minutes of anxious suspense,
which seemed like yenra, as the machine
gave vent to at slight clicking noise Indl
rating merely some motion responsive to
Mr. Fellows winding, until at last trie
strange thine r.oke. Many of those pre.
sent, who bad known Lulber Tcnniel well,
started in unfeigned awe as they heard once
more what seemed like the voice of their
old friend, now over two years in his grave,
for the strange instrument closWy imitated
the clear, earnest and distinct tones which
had characterized his voice.
The whole conversation which look place
on that eventful day between Sir. Tcnniel
and Edward Lciglilon was clearly repro
duced, the voices of the two lieine dis- .
tinclly recognizable, and Mr. Fellow'
beaming countenance n he witnessed the
startlins effect of bis derided handy-work,
changed to one of doubt and dread as the
tones become more excited and the discus
sion more heated and anjjry. As Leigh
ton's final remark, "You will repent ol
this, 51 r. Tcnniel," -was rendered, followed
again by a long silence, many present in
terchanired glances. It was ns they had
always "thought then, and the scicniitk
witness was evidently going Ut bo a wit
liess lor the prosecution.
As to the feelings with which Helen anil
her mother listened to the strange reporter,
as the tones of their lover or husband'
voices were borne upon iheir ears, it n'v'
scarcely be slated that it was only bv thf
strongest ell'orl of self-control, aid.-d Iff iTic
intense eagerness to bear every woidilu.l
they were enabled to suppress their cao
At Lelgbton's last words, ns reeoided
above, Mrs. Tcnniel looked anxiously at
ilelen, but no expression save of imcuw
though suppressed excitement, and of per.
feet joy and confidence hi the sun e-sl'iil
working of the wonderful invention upon
which she relied for proof of her lover's
innocence, was visible in the girl's beaiiti
ful face, Jler confidence in him cinild not
A prolonged silence, on tho par! of the
phonograph, w as at last broken by the, re
production of sounds indicative of a per
son's moving about a room, then by a
cough, and finally the clear ring of a baud
bell came from tlie instrument. This round
was closely followed by one evident!
caused by 'the advent of annlhiT person
viiiiin the radius of tlie soiind-reconjitig
capacity of the phonograph. Mr. Tenniel's
voice was heard ordering the parly who.
ever it v. -is. to living turn i l private
iTin uilietilS" nuiri (lit:' vaillt, HIM tlii-rir,r
that he should on no account he disturbed.
Th' Round made by depositing h metal
box on the table, the" jingh) of keys, the
click of the lock nr.d gi.ilingof the hinges,
as the box was our iii-d, all these weie rcpio.
duceil uilli it fi -it-lily whicJi under lliocir-
cumstances was almost painful.
Then a Ion draw n sigh as of inexpres
sible weai im s-, and once more Mr. Ten
niel's voice was heard :
"Well, let the worst be what, it may,
lJ.tit.licr I ennui vim meet it line a man.
j For nearly an hour alter this the silfnce
.Was coinpuiativcly unbroken, no distinct
utterance lining audible, and those present
jweve still mediialiag on the ominous tenm
(of the last words ri ported, and indulging
'iln the sad reth ciions to which they natur
lally gave rii'c, when, at, last, the following
, conversation was icproilia ed, the Vioori
jlK'ing those of 51 r. Tcnniel and unotiier
51r. Tenniel's voice: "Well, sirt what
tan I do fin you Y "
Unknown voice: "Mr. Sterne refjuesta
S that yon will be good enough to look at
Hint n.ite nml sl:ile tt driller the s'lL'llHturQ
"Yes it is. Why do you ask?"
"Mr. Sterne thought "il was a little un
like your usual Miniature," was the answer.
' 1 showed it to Mr. Courtney, and be said
li u'Au all t-iirlii In 1 1 n Mr Klot-no InM mn
Ltoask vou. 1 thought I had belter do so."
J (shortly alter this dialogue 5Ir. Tenniel's
i voice is heard to uller an exclamation oi
'dismay and apprehension, with nn inlen
j6ity that imparts to this mechanical reporter
n time almost, rcsemblingangiiish, as if the
strance thing actually felt the approach o
fiie tragic ciilniinatiou, and cause? the
auditor to Miiuhlcr with llLMipprefsscd
awe. Then, nIVr another liour of most
painful susjanbe, broken only by a few
more exclamations of surprise and distress,
in 5rr. Tenniel's voice, the bell h heard
once more, and some, one is directed by
51r. Tcnniel to request Air. Courtney's at
tendance. A half-hour elapses, alia then
Mr. Courtney's voice is heard. A brief
dialogue ensues between the partners, con
cluding with the following remark in Mr.
"1WII. Luther, I am sure I am very
sorry, but really I can not put oil' these
political engagements ust now. How.
ever, if you "care to wait till niter five, I
shall be wilh you soon after that, hour."
Ijeighton's attorneys exchange glances,
and Kichard feels the cold sweat jHiur out
of every pore.
Will thai eugngemnnt be kept, is tho
question in every listener's mind.
The next two hours po by In silence, no
sound issuing from the niouih of the in.
trument save the faint clicking before
alluded to, and an exact reproduction for a
few minutes of a man walking -op nd
down a floor in somewhat creaky liootB,
then an exclamation in 51 r. Tenniel's voice',
that breaks in upon tho silence w ith pain
fully ominous words:
"Deceived! deceived! and well nigh
ruined t Heavens I can it bo post-lblo"
The intense excitement of tho listeners
almost overcomes them. For hours they
have continued sitting, every thought of
adjournment or fatigue banished from their
tninds, but the apparatus goes by clock.
Work, and takes Its own time. It cntl not
lie hurried. At last once more it rpeiiks.
The voices are those of Mr. Tcnniel and
his partner, and tho following dialogue
u I have been busy all afternoon, but at
last hero I am. W hat can I do for you ? "
Courtney, somebody has tampered with
tho contents of this box during my ab
"Oh, nonsense, my dear fellow; you
know I had tho key while you were absent.
No ono could have gotten at tho box with-
out my knowing it."
"Yes; but supposiug you ZI know It?"
"Luther, what i nn J''ii be thinking oft
You surely do not mean to insinuate"'
"I insinuate nothing, I know the pnpcri
in this box have been tampered with. Tim
deed to Helen's mother of the Tcimiel place
is gone, and there arc other evidences.
Courtney, for God's sake tell me all, man.
You know that for old times and for old
friendship's sake I will help you If I can ;
but I must know all."
A moment's silence, and then coinc3 the
impatietitreply: " You 'arc raving, Lulber."
"I know more than you think, Court
ney. This very day I have seen a note
bearing my name, which 1 never signed.
How comes Sterne to hold n note purport
ing to be mine, unless it be ns a renewal ol
that which you had the funds from mo to
takeupT I have given vou a last chance,
and you have rejected aye, you have
scorned it, and now I have but one duly to
perform. It Is to denounce you, Merlon
Courtney, as a forger and a thief I Justice
6hall lake Its course." .
Ukhard Courtney had during this din
logiie lain back in bis chair, scarcely
breathing, and as these words Issuo from
the machine, he almost faints, but still the
inexorable thing ruthlessly proceeds to tell
it tale, and by a mighty effort Itiehitrd
controls himself. Poor fellow, even as tho
truth dawns on him, be refuses to believe
it. A minute's silence follows this denun
rlalion, and then, in Mr. Tenniel's voice,
tittered in a tone so solemn as to inspire
every man present with fear, come the ten
"Merton Courtney, Thief! Foiwikb!
and now Mcuii-;nV:n! " then the sharp
ring of a pistol shot, and the sound ns ol
the falling of a heavy body ou to the Door,
and the. murder u out!
The listeners have scarcely rccovcrei
themselves sullicicntly to draw a Ion;
breath, when a scream issues from th
room adjoining, and Hichard Courtne
falls heavily to the floor. Two or thrco
his friends crowd around the latter nn
carry him from the room. One or two, in
eluding 5!r. Fellows, enter the room ii
which 5Irs. Tcnniel and Ilelen are, ant
Ilelen is found seated on the floor, boldinj
her mother's senseless form in her arms
In a few moments Mr. Tcnniel has rc
vived. Helen is pale ns ever, save for I
bright red fever spot on each cheek, Iici
eyes aglow, hut she is calm mid triumph
ant. She begs her mother to leave then
nnd see what she can do to comfort pool
Itichard, and then is the lirst to rcinint
them that there may be something mon
recorded that may lie of interest.
Airs. Tcnniel takes Helen's advice, uui
the grand jurors, and a few others crowt
round the table. Yes, the phonograph ii
still in motion, and in a few minutes mon
all that transpired in that fatal chain bet
from the moment of Leighton's entering i
and discovering Mr. Tenniel's body, as re
laled in an earlier chapter, i faithfully re
produced to the anlonished listeners
Leigliton's cry of horror, his exclamation!
of dismay as (lie. thought occurred to bin
Ihat he would be suspected, and then his
fall as he swooned by the side of the corpse
all these are reproduced, and soon after tin
machine stops. It has run down at last.
The phonograph witness has spoken, ami
now its testimony is ended, and how faith
fully and well iti task hii3 been performed
Helen's triumphant love and poor Richard
Courtney's crushed manhood are tlie elo
Little more remains to be told, The tes
timony of this init wonderful invention
of this or anv age was uiiin.peiichalilo.
Tho arrest of Merton Courtney was at once
ordered, ami the proper steps taken to
Urii.tf Uitu luiek to Eldl'Cllge. lie llCVCt
came back alive. Tho news of a phono
graph on the wiUiesijiaand was telegraphed
everywhere, and read the following morn
ing in tlie newspapers all over the country,
and during the course of the day Mr. Mer
lon Courtney was found sitting in an arm
chair in bis room dead, shot through the
head by bis own hand. A copy of a Wash
inglon paper, containing a report of tin
phonographic testimony, was lying on tin
table Ik side him, and on the "thiol', at his
feet, lay a small pocket-pistol.
Within three months afterwards a double
piarriago wius celebrated at Kldrcdgc, tin
contracting parlies being K.hvanl Leightmi
and Helen Tcnniel, and Arthur Fellow?
and Mrs. Mary .Tcnniel, the older couple
thus realizing the dream of their youth
and people said they both looked ten years
younger on that happy day. It must be
ml in it ted, however, that 5lr, Fellows' reju
venated appearance was duo in a great
measure to the tailor, for, in honor of thf
auspicious event, our eccentric scientific
friend donned the first fashionably-imuk
suit of clothes that he had put ou for ovel
iioili couples live together in the Tcnniel
mansion, mid a happy family they make
The. old tt rm of Tcnniel it Courtney u now
Mordaiml & I.ch'hion. 51 r. Mordaunt being
the gentleman who became Mr. Courtney'!
partner upon the death of Mr. Tcnniel.
And Hichard Courtney ? 1'oor fellow I
He. haa lived abroad ever since his father's
terrible death, but he is now about to re.
turn, bringing with him u little French
wife, whom he lately described, in a letlei
to Helen, as "the sweetest little woman in
tiie world, ono whom to know is to love
and in whom, if you will so receive her.
you and F.dward will find a sister! for shr
has already learned to love you," from nil
of which we are Burely at liberty to pre
sumc that the past has faded from hii
memory. Oh, of course ho got over it.
just like nil men, our lady readers exclaim
quite possible, fair ladies, but if so, onlj
the more true to nature. Wiil the deef
facial lines and Ihe prematurely gray hair
for Kichard Courtney is acarcdy "thirty
five, tell unmistakably that tho past ww
indeed a terrihle reality, In which he playec
his painful rM like (ho true-hearted, gen
croun maiilv fellow lint he ever was. Ther
hit us joiu ftdwnrd and Helen Lcighloii in
tendering to him and his gentle, lovclj
bride, our heartiest congratulations, nnd b
thankful that many happy years are still it
store for It mi; nor may we'be surprised wlior
souio years later, us the tall, Mutely Mrs
Lelghlon, and her petit friend, Mrs. Court
ney, pace up ami down the verandah of tht
Tcnniel mansion, and Kichard Courtncj
Jyighton, a bright, ImmUomo boy of ten
nnd Miss Helen Courtney, n sweet Tilth
girl of about eight summers, race hand ii
hand aenm tlie lawn, we hear the prom
mothers exclaim almost simultaneously, a:
they gszo upon the lovely pair: " Do tliej
not seein made for each other? " Perhaps
hut that is for another generation to find oul
''Do vou know,"' remarked a prominent
gentleman to us a few dnys iio,"l)r. Hull's
Cough Kyrup 'm r,;uiy ft irkI thing. 5Iy
aughier would have nui use it for a laid
cough and it did cure ire "
Dr. lvlincs Great Nervy Hestorer is the
marvel of the sgo for all Ni;IVo Diseases,
AM fits stopped free, h-nd to fi.U Arch
street, Philadelphia, Penn.
TilK iMILY CAIRO HULLKTIN;
A STORY OF OASTE.
(.'iMPri'.R 1. .
A large, splendidly furnished room,
draped with curtains of rich btue and veb
vet, enriched with gohlen-friinied mirrors
extending from floor to ceilliiK, sparkling
with crytul chandeliers a few mugnitt
ecu l piei lirex nn the alls, slut net tvs, hook",
delicately.) lilted vases, fresh flowers, and
every rich or rare delight tho eye could
w i,ih for lavishly displayed . and tastefully
Such was the drawing-room of Kir Ar
thur Worlliiiigton, ltaronet; and his daugh
ter and only child Florence to give the tin
ishing touch of heiiuty to the splendid
scene, while sho reclined In her velvet ami
gilded chair, a hook idly held in her hand,
w hich she vainly tried to reud, or thought
she read, s weary expression on her fair
patrician face, which lacked warmth, kind
line, content. What was It? (Something
marred its perfection. Her forehead was
pure and white as marble, her brows were
dearly and delleulely penciled, her large
dark gray eyes full and bright, but yet ut
terly devoid of tenderness, her Hps were
red and soft, but yel cruelly cold-looking.
Pride uiupieiichahle mid relent less, was
stamped on every feature of the fair young
face, love of self ilUpliiyeil In every fold of
her rich silken robe, hi every detail of her
careful ami costly toilet, hitch was Flor
ence, only child and heiress of Sir Artliin
She had been utterly spoilt and indulged
from her birth, w Inch made her motherless ;
and the full tide of fatherly affection which
might to some extent have couipc nsntcd
her lor the greiil loss her childhood had
sustained, was long withheld, because she
was it girl. For many years sho seemed to
hick the power to dixrncr the secret path
which iniL'lit make her companionable lo
her father; bul, as Florence developed in
beauty, and aciuireil accomplishments, Sir
Arthur's fatherly pride and atl'ectioii for
his daughter w ere kindled, and he began tn
imagine a possibility, though she was a
daughter only, thai she inL'lit become I lie
prop of u tottering house, if (lie fates were
propitious, nnd she was undeniably its or
niltueiit. But intlie meantime sir Arthur could
not help discovering that his daughter was
most extravagant, lie could grudge her
nothing; but money was far from plentiful
with him; and her luxuries and splendors
taxed him sorely.
.Miss Woi'lliington threw her book on to
a little tattle al her -ide, and looked across
to a reccus in tlie draw itur-ioom. where all
ot her lady was alo seated, enjoy ing tlie pe.
rn -at of a French novel, Mic wnnm longer
,ouug: and, although 'oiiulcs of I!, urn,
few people thought III T plcasilll In look
The noise of tlie falling book attracted
her lady -hip's at tent ion, and she glanced
acm.vs the room to where her niece was
scaled. The Couutcs was sir Arthur
AVorf hiiigton's only and widowed sMcr,
and. for Ihe lime, I' lorotlec's gnet, Mi Ihat
it behoved her ladyship to show some in
terest ill her JOIUIg linle0 IIUIV eliient.
She closed her own book with reluctance,
. her inert nature ami !licucrpow cring heat
of the day making her ea-y-chair, the shady
corner of the room, mid her French noe
all very pleasant to her.
It might I adorable in the park by
this I line, mint .Margaret, if one only had a
carriage. It is trying that papa, although
II h the cud of I he season, should have
taken it into his head t change thecarriage
and horse before we leave town. I have
wanted an open carriage so many days
lately; for besides the heat ami discomfort,
a brougham is not the most desirable (iiiip
age to show oneself in," .Miss Wortliiugton
The words roused the Countes lYoui her
novel and her half-n ciliiibent position, she
fljii-w her hook aside, pushed the stool im
patiently from under her feet, and raised
'What do you mean Florence? lo you
tell me thai you are actually wit limit a car.
'I'll all intents and purposes, aunt Mar
garet. There Is the brougham, mid the use
of a hm-sc from Kent Icy', when I choose:
hut I have been without a carriage and
horses of my own for Ihe last six weeks
nnd jit-i at the time when one wants them
most, oi conr.-.e the brougham does well
enough for iii-ht-work, but not to drive in
during the day. J mii-l confess papa i
not, generally o thoughtless of m com.
fort; hut he savs 1 must manage now until
we return from Thm-nvHle."
Wll-il p-a-on has he given you Flor
ence;" . aily Haven a.ked.
Only Ihat I lie carriage wits too old fash
loin il for lee and ton heavy for the horses
which of course it was; and then pupa
is tired of grays, and ui -lies me to drive
dark bays for the future.''
'Itut at least he inlht have left, you the
grays until the bays were forthcoming.'
Lady ltaven remarked, with apparent tea
son, and alo w ith a ncaning expression on
She did not dare give utterance to what
was passing in ct mind then, or she could
have told her niece thai her chailie of d riv
ing bays now or al any future tiincwaa
very remote one. She had little doubt on
the subject herself; and she had less a few
minutes later, when .Miss Wnrthingtim's
own maid brought her In a note on a salver.
"Why are you here, .Marie, instead of
llmbon?" her young mistress asked.
"liecauicolieof Thcresc's women brought
the note herself, ma'am, and saysphe's been
told to wait for nn niiswer. " ilmught It
might bo about your dress, and that yon
might, reipiire me."
It Is not and I hero Is no answer." ,M.s
Wortliiugton replied coldly. Andlhiiser.
lint the note appeared of some impor
tance to her iiewrthclcsn, for she read and
re-read il several times. Hushing deeply the
while, Lady Itavens' eyes were tixed In
tenf ly on her niece nil the time.
What is it, Florence?" her ladyship
asked at length. She guessed Ion well, al.
though she asked tn be enlightened.
Simply n piece of Impertinence on Ihe.
part ofThcrese, aunt; but it is nevertheless-annoying,
It, Is worrying too of papa.
I can't understand him." Miss Wort hlngtoii
added, somewhat Incoherently.
"What has It to do with' your father,
"AVhy only this Therese has been tor
menting me ever since Christinas to nettle
my account, pupa allows me only three
hundred pounds a year for my pin-money,
and he has not gh en me a fraction since
long before Christinas, Kvery day I ask
him for a cheek, hut. he always puts me oil'
with some excuse or of her; and sec how an
noying It Is now, aunt .Margaretami Miss
Wnrlliliigton's voice betrayed that tears
were niiar "Theresn actually declines to
commence my dress for the tweuly-tifili un
less 1 send tier forty or fifty pounds ou ac
count.'" lias she written impertinently?" her la
"Not actually In words, but In matter
certainly; there Is the note read It; and
Ml Worl liiiigton rose quickly nnd handed
it to her aunt. "It is too annoying and
papa especially wished me to have anew
dress for the t Wenty.llfth, and also that.lt
should he a handsome one, I have never
known him to take so much Interest In my
appeal unco before-In fact hn hnn the
SUNDAY MORNING," APRIL D. 131.
dress himself; and now what am I to do?
Possibly I may not sen papa again until the
beginning of the week."
Is Lord Hareourt Vernon coming on ,
the twenty-fifth?" Lady Raven asked ab.
"Yes, I think so," Miss Wurthlngton an
swered, and again reddened vividly.
Well, you must have a dress, child
there is no doubt about flint," Lady Haven
said ; hut it Is a bud business, I four," she
added, almost as if to herself.
"Why a hud business, aunt Margaret?
It Is provoking hut I do not see tliaf It is
more. f course pupa will give me a check
twice over for tho amount if I ask him. It
(s only that he Is always so dilatory about
money matters, us you know."
I know Indeed," Lady Haven answered
rather grimly; "but something must bu
done about your dress, Florence; thetwen-ly-tiltli
Is little more than a week off, and
dressmakers are all so busy ut this time of
the year. What hud you ordered?"
Oh, a most elaborate dress! Hut I will
never go again to Therese; soiiip one else
must undertake it; Therese has made her
last for inc. 1'apa himself chose It and It
Is so rarely he takes any interest in my
dress, ut least us to its details, lie seemed
tn think I would look so well us Medora:
but I am afraid it will bp a costly dress"
and then she began to describe to tho
Countess the combination of gold ami sil
ver tissue, delicate satin, and lace necessH.
ry for it production.
"A costly dress Indeed, child! No won.
der Therese has declined it ! For her own
crrdit she uiut send it home perfect, and
al no slight expense. She may really well
demur, as sin- evidently think payment for
It may be indefinitely postponed: and
there is also a considerable sum in ar
rear." her ladyship declared.
"What do vim i in by payment being
indefinitely post polled?" .Mis-i W ortliiugton
asked haughtily. I have never been in nr.
rear wilh her in-fore ! F.ven papa basal
ways heel ntenl wilh the way I have
managed my nn n all'alrs. It i simply pa
pa's dreadful habit of procrastination
which i pulling me to this inconvenience
now. Papa could write me twenty-checks,
if he liked," Florence averred. "Iteally
I don'l know whal is Ihe best lobe done
now," she lidded. "Vou see this is no
common dress; and I don't know any other
per-on lo apply lo. Itut Therese lit any
sacrifice, shall never make me another!"
Have you no money, Florence, with
which you' could content her for the time?
Surely 'it might be wiser lo do t ti.it than to
quarrel wilh her under cxi-ling circuin.
The sum total of my riches at Ihe pres.
cut lime, aunt Margaret amounts to about
seven pounds. I don't think Therese would
thank me much for thai, ilcsides, she shall
work no more lor me ! The moment papa
rcliii-ns I shall iu-ist upon his giv ing me a
check for I he whole, and rid niy-elf of her at
once. I can never stand impertinence like
(hat. And I did not like her manner the
Lady Kavcn apparently did not. on (lie
present, occasion, sec allairs in the same
light as her nicec. !hc was silent and her
face bet ra yed some annoyance or perrlexity.
"Are all arrangements made for your
hall on Iln' 'J.'.tli. I'hueuce:'" her ladyship
"Who provides- the slipper?"
Morton lliis time."
"1 thought tinnier provided the last?"
Yes. last year he did: but it seems that
papa has had some unpleasantness with
him. so thin year he has arranged with .Mor
ton, lie will do as well. I lain-J ."
"And who provides the flower, and ar
ranges them:'" Lady liaveu asked.
"Willson or Williams I lorgi I which.
Hut they seem j ii i t ellieicnf am! are mix.
ions to satisfy us; at least so papa says."
I thought fuller was your florist?"
Lady liaveu asked again, w il It a meaning
look on her face.
He has been hitherto." Miss-Worthing-ton
aiiwercd : but papa doc not ncciu to
have been contented w iili him cither. Fur
thi occasion he made arrangements him.
self w ilh Williams.''
Are vou sure tliev ure made?'
"Certain on that point, aunt .Margaret.
W I II 1 .1 m - has lii en here hlin-elf to see (lie
nsniis and staircases."
Arc you ciually sure that Lord liar
Vou seem really very anxious on his
lord-hip's account," Mi' Wortliiugton re.
joined, w il h assumed carelessness; "but I
can set my mind at rest on that point. I
have his writ tin acceptance, I can t -1 1 you
also thai papa has lately seen hint, and he
has been p., lite enough lo express intcl'c-t
in my costume, and suggest thai he should
wear a companion to If."
A more hopeful expression passed ner
Lady Raven's face as she answered
It seems a rather suspicious suggestion
for his lordship to make, Florence, does it
not? If you are lo lie .Medora. lie intends
to play Conrad. I suppose it will suit him
Florence laughed uneasily and reddened.
"II seems to me ralher as if he will be
destined to play Conrad without a Medora.
.My costume for the occasion appears to be
falling to the ground. I will not no I will
not," .Miss Wortliiugton. declared velie.
nicntly, "assume any hackneyed, common
cotuuie any kind of peasant or flower
girl's dress! They are always so stupid
and monotonous. detest, a dress that any
girl can wear! Jline must be a recherche
one, if I wear a costume at all. It is most
provoking about Therese! And it. is not
only for this one occasion; hut after her
rudeness, can never go lo her again, al.
though she has suited me so well."
"I fell you candidly, Florence, I think
you will never go to her again," Lady lia.
veil said nr.ieul.irly.
The tone of her voice made Miss Worth
inglon look up.
"I do not understand vou. mint Marga
ret." "?.o. my dear, I dare say not. And per
haps I am wrong in wishing to enlighten
you; hut yel II seems in me scarcely wise
to let you lie walking perpetually over a
mine Jhat Is likely to explode al any mo.
"Vou are still inure cnigmal icul." Miss
Worthlngtoii answered, with a little more
haughtiness in her voice than sh generally
favored so important a )icr-,oiiage ns tho
Count rs of liaveu with.
H is extraordinary to me, Florence,
that you appear lo remain In such complete
Ignorance j rsclf. Everything I have
seen in your house lately everything you
have told me to-day only proves to me
what I have feared for several years past.
Your father Is on tho verge of 'riiln. JIo
has weathered the storm many times he
fore; hut. I fear his resources are pretty
nearly exhausted now, ami his relatives
tired of lending what he will never he able
A scarlet flush dyed Miss Wnrlliliigton's
beautiful face, nnd faded again as quickly.
Her hands were pressed tightly together,
as if she were trying to restrain niiycino
tlon which hertiniil's words called forth,
I Continued next Ntinday
DutJooisTs sny that Lydia E. Pinkliani's
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for female weakness that rlioy ever' board
of, for it pives universal satisfaction. Rend
to Mrs. Lydiu E. Pinklmm, 283 Western
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trial bottles 10 cenl.s.
II. F. Mi t'.MiriiV, W bolesnb; mid Kctuil
Druggist, Ottawa, Ontario, writes: ,-I
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some years but liavebci-n completely cured
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doses of o diops mi sugar. I have also
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A ("n I'd.
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by a Missionary in South America. Send
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T. Inman, Station 1), New Vcrk City.
Jml r.ililioii nl'.loh.
Mr-. Ogdeii, X. Division Street, li'ifmlo,
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wa- nt one time afraid 1 should never be
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my face and boily was one va-t collection
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tle of your Spting li ns.-oin I iiiti onito cur
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I'ricis: if 1 , .'ill ci n's, aiol trial bottks Hi
it l.l If ' i
tlS CS lit a it 5
Heurahjia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Sorantiss of iha Chat, Gout,
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Sprains, Burns and Scale's,
General Bodily Pains,
Tooth, Ear and lendocho, Frosted Feet
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Cnn hsve ( heap ami positive proof of ius clainm.
Direction io Kleven Tjwkuhcc.
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anil by A. HALLKY. Cairn, III.
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tnmnci.i iimn InC'nlro, tin I Inevery city i not it-
reiilvtnken.i, A few ) limited dollara uucoMnry to
pay for (fvndti on delivery nfer order htivo been
wciirert fur the Mint!. H-'iO per month profit
RiiHrnufcd. Tha meot H'srclunK InvcntlimtioD
oticll.-d. A. H AI(NiU to , comer imt
Htrontund Hruiiilwny, Brooklyn. M, T.
THE MILD POWER
Humphreys' Horaenpathio Specifics
I'rovoil from Ample hiutImi nu entire
MiuceiM, Mnil'le, PrullMit. hllli'lriil. ii
llelliilile. they lire lliu only im-dlclm
Hmliinteil to 'oiiulur use.
I. IP 1 niini.H Ai, n'J., m nr..
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a. (irniK, Worm I 'er oriu v one.
ft i vlnu I 'olio, or l i etliliiKor Intuitu, U A
4. Dlnrrlu-n or i hllilren or Ailultn, - -.&
ir. i.i.rtnrn, I'lii'iUK, Oil, "ii" s uii .-
6. liolera ,liirlina, VonittliiK, .A
7. iiiilis, Colli, lironclililii,
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K. Ilenilaeln-a. Sli k H.-hiIh. Iu h Vnrl luo.
HI. Ivl'ee.stn, lllllolln Mninueh, . :Z
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li linn, too profuse I in, mi, . . ;f,
Croiil', t'oinsb. Mrtlenlt lircuililnn,
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11 II lipuinnlisiii. Hri.ru mm u- I ulna, . ,a
Hi. l ever nml iiim lull l ever, Auucn, Vi
b I?. I'llea, lilnel or i.i.-.-oiiik .m
B Hi. t iiliirrlc neine or .-lo-onle; Influenza, Mi
liiKii.lnir Kiiirh . vtoi.-nt (.nui,,,, .u
Ijeliel iil llcllllllv. riij'l'l Wi-iikm-mi, .tm
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H. eriini Helillllv. HiiennaKirrliciv, M'J
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.U lll.i ne ol lilt- Ill-art. l ulpliinloii, l.u,
tm Mile huli uKnlsW. nrwiil liy the 'nnn.
or sIiikIc X Int. free of ctmrve, on reeelnt uf
Iirlee. hell'l nr l.r, Milliliter-) imhih hii
llserise. 'Ill l"tf.-i, ulnu llliilrti d
( ainliiune, KH K.I'..
A,i,lr,-. Il,iiiiiilire llotiieiinnlh e
iMeJ. t o.. 1 0:1 l ullou (it.. Avw Tlork.
AIM A K ESS S
25r. S. Sibbsa ' s S sternal rilo Remedy
Gives lnMnt relief undmivtiltifiillihie
CURE FOR ALL KINDS OF PILES,
Poll hf Urn-rrl'tu'verywhern, Prtr-r, fl nrip'-rtvif
pr-'.wi.bvniKil. Kmii , t cut frrt to I'hvhlrlsin
nit ill sutler t, I'V I'. NeiiHtnfifn-r 4 t ' Knx aiW,
1. 1-' kuikClt). tulenuiuultMrturunol 'Auni.tMt,
l 11 ilr .'ii... t'riiiinnn.-. I the ti i th tilth-
rii- 'ti" I ei't,fit,ii in tli.'r it 11 liiM. sl
Mh ,l tt W.. F.-'tW i l'irt IHX
Pul-l ) li..'ii. W H. teilttttMH tO H T
fa DR. KLINK'SGREAT
L.Jtr Nruve Ur ornnra
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nr. r any ikk. i rro- a,.i rf mil L.iii.eiri-tQ
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Art. ail, l'lnaiiv!iljla,l'i. ,V'roKljjiUrHvui
J TOSITIVK Ct'KE
A lir-iot Tie-diMni-n. AM.AKS BOI.mt.8 MKDt.
t.Ur.II UOl J ULted Uclolwr 14, ITA
No. 1 will "tire my r n fnr dtvt nr Wn.
Ko.l will "ir.. tur rmi olMilnam ciw.no nutlcr
Of iiow lonnundei.
.i ii'uwout lo' j of enbuM, iopt) or oil of
.mlvlwu'il, Hint tr certain i, priniur dynirptia
ty , mrojlnir Km rnitlnirt of t!, n nuch. No
I'lni'. or sirlniiit injecuooj Ut pr muco otLer
rtons rol lil;cU ,ni.
I'nc i w. hni.u PT ALL DRfGOISTS, or
toiwlcl nelpt of prii .
Kor f- h'r rni, uUm wnr) for elmilnr.
F.o. B-llKB. i C. ALLAN! ii U johu Blret,
Wcufl' r tiTO rrwM f,,r uj cat . Ui;t will not
viuc fc.tste and lure con.
ddr. will ri-rclvrioDio-tUmit
Frte bi M ill. Hist
may prove tlinilrpplnK-Wna HI
Il l n;.iily ncmpted to Itioie who
Hie foot of thf lilll. A t lrr M.
f-fl.jn tu ft life of iuccw.
hoi.' who tnr! retched
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Orc-eDU i( li Klreirt, New VurK
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lit. fivt k tm ho.. (r tf-u.f
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ULU SEISE 110 PUH BCBIE TALK.
Sif itimp f-ir Cfclnltnrt.
Lillci,HlMHliuni, I!Toln,KDt .a.d. furwuiiiaatioa
Hrwh-T,odlrffSh!tf!nr,l1lif-'. Double Phot
liiin.Htoiwl. Hinplrtlun, iioto. Blfli,9t(
liuvolvrrn.fi to tAl. hrti-l for I rft) lllnilrnlro
J rn.ilo.rn-, i.itKAT VVl.H'llC OlyS W'dKUB,
tl"Mii ("it-IWr; Urilfntn
, Ml'JTACHt AHOWHISItRS.
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if IV .'!., 'Ml HH !
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To Vervmis Sulli'iei s 'I lie I, rent Kliropi'iill Rcre-
eilv f;r .1. Ii. Miiii'onSpi cltlc, itulieine.
Ir. .1 . II HiiniioB' (ipcijlrlr .Meillttne li a pon
live cure for Spermatorrhea, Itnpetenrv. VVetiknemi
nml nil ilii.eio.cii ieiililni;(rnii. ScH-AIi'iihc. tn Nor
viitisDelillltv. IiTllnlillltv.Menliil Atiteir,I.HD!nor,
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rnni!eiiietitr ol tlie NervntiP Kvnctn "I'ticrallv 1'nlnn
In I'.nek or Snie, .nacnf M, inorv, I'retnnlitrc dirt
A'e huh iino'CKi n I
Hull lend In c,in
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ly 'lint 1111 curly
L'inve, ,,r both,
No miillcr Low
shiillereri t Ii e
HyMlctti intiy lie
from i'Xi 1 cr of
KW 1 .ill tt.
In, It, 11..
iiny Mint, h clioil
4: Lois forthn
' OIIISC or IlllHlll llll'llie Will leH..re M Vi-Hr A ,
tloim unit i.i-ocini' licu'tli anil lni'ilmKtn, to wi : I,0
fore win- rfci.p'iiclciic.y nml kIoi-K iiumliered ivvrn
Mi'illrlnc In lii'ilijf liseil Willie (til In Him k niiin
l'i -rn. '''"rllieil lot lie-
rnnnilili tsn'iilfieetoatl, H- T, KilvviinU ami
lCi-1 Tiill parlletiliirj. ' lintnu ()f u. W.
Prlc.ii, Hperlllr. t : .HI ier panlaw fortliu redemp
airea lor $.'.' lin nein hyire on bu lith iy
niotier. Ad'lri'"' "vll orders
.1 II. HI Ml'Sd," H rETTIT, l-iircbimcr
No. I(k flit. A. I). , JKSl .
TRADE M f,T p. nu' ii.......
p Caiiio, Ui.., March liith. lSxi
Jt lint Ira In hnrehv I,,i, .i,. .. '.'
IT "wh ward! of
iMMlttiifn. naliVi I ,, . !nK ""eil I'larea, vIk:
anil mnnyoll oV"' " Wevimth
con.tttnptlon Hti,,,fi')'7.r,'A l Hi'' enitluu honso
Coniitnptlon ttiii'd Hdv it,1, '",',"-",u nunao
title inedieloe i. LS. Kourtli aril, at tho court
parkiiRti, nix fin Ji.v iVrVt" tb" tiirelitiiiMi l.iilld
rerelptof the mtnn?tirU"t!h''?
MKUIC1N K (!(). No ai. iiniiiiirr, al nventiH.
Mich. Hold In ('aim t,v Jt K"t o clnrk In thn
Bchiili and 0o. K. 01liirrtl1 "'Vl'" o'clur-k In
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