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T-rrilM Rid,! of Pet r M'Brida.
IIiiv.- v, u ImivI (.f tin- riili'ol o il Pot I'.McIirMf
(it lii!t ml isomitier tuvht In 1 1 horrt-r I'oi
Oi tl o lit). lit ti nt ha l.a l-liow hothonuhl tlia'
How ii rv ten' il him hi morn hi uli-od In body
in i iln.ir
I w !i ! Ii y u li.' tali', for It thoivs whut nm
To a nn. n win ii he loo I lily medillt'S with rum
A on riy i Id i.'por wait Peter Mellt lilo;
Mo o. loml ol lil-i t.iiit8 hh a itcnoolbny ol
An t t . 1 1 in" to li i nt wnt n mntter of prl 'o.
Ho n ill. every mubt for liic p'HU or drum
To t lie vl'ltm" lu ti l, on Ills oltl eiiestnut iniiri
He .oviil (he li ilc tioltlo llnit Kteetod Ivrr
Hut O, v In l f. ii n tlmt hottleto lilin!
1- eiiMi iiil Uif iii'i vi's iimi n ildi iioil Iiih novo;
II:- r .n.l ciieckH irn-w lio.low, his cyosiKliI
Hi !' nil It en. in feeble; the tracks of thr
Hi ' u ii ii lo i' "iir on Ii 1 4 ieinple: yi t mure,
He uihleil iiieii iiiiihl lo tl.f nun -elier's store.
lint n prlee iln men ptiy for tie.' p eiisures ol
In niimlirioil. In un fuiiicss, wifilom utul
It ii m Pipihiii r-., il ffaloui iscriiflii'il In the strife.
Ii n:l w :ini! t on, It ilisaipiitrs In nltb -Yet
UioiiKi.il 1 me WHhtimr iiinl is, ng their ull,
An I il, lllli -:ii il,i! Oi'n III tin' I n 1 1 e i I lull.
One nli'tit to the mverti enm' IVtpf Melirhl",
lie lad I- tliin ftictl to the ilgii-post iioiirliy;
lli t iilei i'il Hie tiip-ioo'ii, he nut down licsldo
Ti e rickety loir v Itli :i vt nri-oiiie fluh.
Pol lieti li Mlnitii s live he liml weekly I oeotue
In I ue ini'iei e., pitiless: boii'lniio f rum.
Ho lie eulii il tor n drii.k anil lie ji uv.r. cd It down'
Toilio'Mi ho iliiiieai'" uml t i iniiku him tool
II,. il. -link uml ho drank ti l (lie Imiip lent looked
Ti il the In vci n turned around in myst ca'
H ll.l .'
Hi' iiiik ml his stomach was tortiircil with
Till In in Hi e pliiintomsillstriK'teil his lirnln.
Hut sec! I ioinii ci rner theiv eiiiitlously peep
A Htli1 red rilTiiit; lirw linppi tied it llierei
I s ije- j ui:ii like dimiloinK II wrlggii's, II
I, , i:s" I (iili t y ti Hi it r Ills pluilr.
He .:i .- I r in liisH'iit wilh h how of dismay,
'li c r.a.c ii". M'i'pciil bus viinisheil uwiiy.
Li ok! I.'e k! I'r ,in Iho crneks in tho ceiling and
l'u, in iln liiir"isund kegs, I rum iho bottles
IL, w the sunk, b. how tho worms, uml tho (rreen
iiards crau I !
IIu they tw 1st, how they squirm In the ft asset
llll'l HI HITS'.
How they cr i po'or the counter, and in at the
Iluwtlii'V wrigjrle and writhe, as they fall on
They climb up his limbs, mid theytwlno on bis
lie tln.pi bis old bottle! Ho throws off hip
TI cy ei'i t I'on hisbrdy! Ho v ri'-eles and twists.
Ho MiniL'if a to leurthi lr co.d colls from his
He stiiini son tho lloor and ho clutt Ii.r i lie nl r,
Then rut lies in rae for his old t in stunt inure'
Hut the boys of llie village, w ho longed for B
Loosi tl his iicighlngold bonsl from tho sign
post uml lied
In bt r p uce, with bcil-ronl, n I iir lirimllo cow,
All siiild cd, nl. I iMioii, llll'l reutly to ride,
Winn in licit I nun tho liivirn, will siuikes In
Old I', tor, who oiinccd with ii yell on her buck.
The cord sniippt tl In twain, and iiwn.v In pffright,
Willi tin-stnrs tvt rhei d dimly lighting the
Piisst d Peter McHrl lo In a pitiful plight
In the ti i.clis id ids steed towiirtls 1,1s distant
n I it ii le.
Tl:c tlogs ti, rely I in ked and tho cocks loudly
As liic le . oh lug cow by tho farm houses Hew
Tl f vil uti rs leai ed in alarm from their beds.
'1 liev tbiew tip their wlmlow .s, in woinlor t !'
And i" i- il tbroiiuli tbodaikeohn, with uneov
it, cd heads;
r'uch n row in that rep Urn bud never been
V lii'e swill as tlio v. lni.H of the wind o'er Hie
In n ie r.l'.c tcin; est, rode IVIer Mellflilc!
los..w h s'riingc horns of the beast that he
si i t de;
'Jlie lour t'li. vim bonis of tho tltet l'ooleil
V. ii Ii liie Iiom'iIiI,' thought, 'twas tlierlovilht
IIi..-:: . s f. IT lull, like n siiiikp mi tin- wing!
lie nr 'l!ir uml hinl u siilpliii'-ou-Miitill!
II l a. iii 11; ii gr.p on tho Handle and tell.
1 i' t u s .iiiunl Ii m Mid curried him over Hit
'I'd I ,i Ii s I re homo w ho o they put lilin lo
I I , 1-
Tiie.v I e b m, they led 1 im with chumt uiile
'I , i'v ' ! .-i'i'hmI his chc- t mid ilie poultieo.l
h h. .nl,
An , w i I- i li" ii'C 'viTi d, bp Roleintilv sworo
'lo tip, ie nii't toy with tile ui vil no more.
A:f o i wietiiig tin-ycuis of your niaiilinot)
I ih, iii- ii of ili'Ui.kemie-R ilr igi lng ytiu
I I, IN 'I,
A r V it n.s ,ilK n nd bus lug to early deei y,
'' cl-, : l II I -I'Olt of tip b s of the liwnj
s, i , i . i.. '.' , , 1 1 it) a v cui'i v you i.tf in your pr.di
i. ii -i ,m , i t joi.rii ois like oi l Pt I, r Jlc
THE rllSTCJlY QF AN OPAL RING.
"I mny do her injustice, but I am al
most suic of it,'' licrtha rt'plit'd.
'Lui'i I AIiliington sat for a while lost
"It is very Rtranfre." lie said apain;
nini tlicii, as iinotlicr idea struck liiin,
lie smiled. "Y'ouwore t lie ring for a
moiiMi. did you not savV"
"liallier iiiore than a month," I3ertha
niiwi red. "It was only the second
wot k in March when I foimd it."
"1 wassniilinu at the remembrance
of an old dn-erel connected with that
rim.; -a sort of nrophecy," Lord Alph
iimlon icmarked. "Let mo sec it runs
"Who three times nltio days thp ring baa on
Hitill live to be Countess of Alphlngtim,"
"It is well that those old tirophe.cies
should prove false occasionally, " licrtha
said, laiiudiiiH.'. "or we should become
Other friends and other topics now
claimed Lord AlidiiiiKton'B attentiou,
but lii'fore the evenini,' was over he re--turned
to liertha's side, this time en
pa'inc her in conversation upon vari
ous subjects. He was charmed by her
unaffected sweetness of manner, her
pood Reuse, and the intelligence and
cultivation of mind she unconsciously
displayed; and she in her turn felt her
respect for and admiration of the old
nobleman each moment increase.
"Sir Stephen or Lady Langley must
have interested him in me for my dear
father's sake," she said to herself. Hut
it was not so. Hertha was often passed
ver unnoticed, and probably would
nave been ro passed over by Lord Alph
liiytou, had it not been for tho Incident
o tup i nig; iit no ono carne into actu.
a contact with her without feplinR tho
f .mi!1! I' h''r ,n:il,,,",ri and, while L'na
found ) admirers, ljertiia gained friends.
On taking leave later in the evenlnir
be came up to tho piano beside which
he twogir s were standing-they hod
just been Ringing a duet.
"Lady Jiiioley has pvorn'med me the
.leastirof tuiehingwitlime nt Alph
mgton on ThuiR.Iay," ho said. 'f,B
.MisscH j..!t win, I trust, increase
that pleasure by accompanying her "
His glaiice Included Lena as ho rpokn
but it was Hcithu's baud he licld. uud
lierlha to whom ho addressed himself,
and Lena could scarcely conceal her
vexation on I'mdiniT herself Invited
merely as a matter of course.
Nor had Rhe found other consolation.
At breakfast-time on the following
morning Sir Stephen Langley asked her
if she had found an opportunity of set
ting her cap at Air. Hartley of Beech
wood, adding that he would recommend
her to do so. as he was a man of wealth
and a bachelor, though he did not think
it would be very easy to Induce him to
care for anything but his dogs and
"The more credit there would be to
you In achieving tho continent," he
said, with his hearty laugh.
Lena colored and hit her lip. She had
often been annoyed at Sir Stephen's
jokes at her expense. It was one thing
to pursue a course of tactics, and an
other to have it held up to the merciless
"My turn will come," she said to her
self, by way of consolation, "and then
let them laugh if they will."
Hertha was anxious to dispatch a tel
egram to her mother as early as possi
ble, begging her to send the ring; she
was desirous of having it to present to
Lord Alphiniton on the following dav.
Sir Stephen ordered her to drive in the
dog-cart to the station, whence she
sent her messiige. It was arranged
that thev should then proceed to visit
some cefebrated ruins at a few. miles'
distiinee, where Lady Langley, Lena,
and Frank llolcroft would meet them
in tho carriage, bringing luncheon with
On their way to the station Sir Steph
en again spoke of his wish to have
Bertha as an inmate of his house.
"If you must have. Mrs. Dalton and
Lena within sight, we will find them a
jirctty cottage near at hand," said he;
"and perhaps we may find Lena a hus
band too who knows?"
"l'lease do not speak so," cried Ber
tha, tears springing to her eyes.
"Well, 1 won't, if it vexes you,
Daisy." said Sir Stephen, giving her the
old pet name. "But 1 know how it was
before you left l'lymouth, remember;
and, mark mo though it is of your
mother 1 must say it Mrs. Dalton
has not done wisely in putting such
ideas into Lena's head. If the girl is
determined to he married, she will find
a husband. Siie is a beauty, there's no
denying. But what I'm atraid of is
that, if she doesn't well before long,
she'll be falling a prey to some scape
grace. Von look after her. Bertha.
You've sense enough for tliem all."
Hertha sighed. She knew how pow
erless she was to inlluenee Lena, or to
induce her to relinquish anything on
which she had set her heart.
"I trust you may move a false proph
et.'' licrtha rejoaieii. " Von must not
judge Lena too harshly. She has not
been accustomed to (Id anything for
herself, and she has been accustomed
to indulgence and what was she to
"And so she turns her good looks in
to a .sort of merchandise';1 Well, well,
it isn't the way I should have brought
up a daughter of mine. .My ideas of
maiTKiire are somewhat different oh,
little LiTlha!" said Sir blepheu. "But
there, I'm only an oM fo?y, and i -haps,
as you say. I don't make d! '"
ance; so we'll siiv no more, and hops
for the heft. That's the truest wisdom
isn't it? -to hope for the best, and
trust to Providence."
It was while they were sitting at
luncheon on the pra1-"-. alter exploring
the ruins, that the uirls heard from
Ladv Lanolcy further details of Lord
Alpliingt mi's' hist ory.
"Ladv Alphingtou and I were school
fellows' and verv dear friends." she
said; "but during the latter part of her
life I did not see much ol tier, as I win
so much abroad with Sir Stephen. We
corresponded regularly, however, and I
heard from her how much grief the
misconduct of her vounger son hud
caused her. She bad but two children
both sons. It seemed Fancomt had
got himself mixed up with some disn p-
utalilt1 tun transactions, inougn u ap
peared afterward that his name had
been used without his knowledge.
However, he hud Lrot into bad company
that was certain -and it was thought.
better that he should leave the country
for aw bile, llev.'int to America, ami
soon after that Ladv Alphingtou died,
her death being hastened no doubt by
sorrow. Lord Chalfont , the eldest son,
had married some time before, and af
ter his mother's death he, with his wife
and two sons, passed a greater parlor
the year at Alpliingt on Park. But there
Rccmeil to lie no end to misionuui'.
First cnine the news of I'ancouit's
death, caused by an accident. Then tho
two boys. Lord Chalfoiit's sons, took
Rcarlet lever; their mother also took it
while niirsiiiL' them, and within a fort
night nil three were laid in the grave.
A lenoi l. i:it reached Lord All'Iiiliglon
how I do not know that Fancourt
had left a wife and son in America.
Inquiries were made, but nothing was
iiseertained. Ford Chalfont was alive
then, and perhaps the search was not
proceeded willi as vigorously as it
might have been. The fatality in the
family was not vet nt an end. Lord
('bailout, traveling in Switzerland,
caught a severe cold. It turned to in
llammation of the lungs. His father
was telegraphed for, but arrived at
Lausanne only just in time to see him
before-he died. Sinco that time Lord
Alphingtou has been a lonely man.
Now a young man has come over from
America asserting that he is his grand
son. Lord Alphington has directed his
solicitors to examine tho proof; he has
declined to see the claimant till bo is
assured that ho may welcome him as
his heir. He is naturally very anxious
that the claim should be made good."
"It is a sad story," said Bertha, who
had been listening with sympathetic
interest. "How I witsh his grandson
may bo found! What a happiness it
would be to him!"
"Ves, the greatest which he is now.
callable of receiving." Ladv Langley
observed. "iiil"iiendently of tho want
of some one on w hom to expend his af
fections, it is a melancholy reflection
that with him may become' extinct an
ancient and mi honored name, But
Sir Stephen is calling us. Come, dears
it is tinie we returned."
Mrs. Dalton felt very dull without
her daughters. She had" not many re
sources, and hii l no very mmr neigh
bors, except a deaf old hu'lv, wiio could
never bae been an imiusiiig companion
in her best days, She did nm like walk
ing out by herself, was tired of novels,
mid was altogether in a fretful and dis
satisfied frame of mind.
The breakfast t hlngs hint been cleared
away, and she was Just thinking what
she Hhoiild do with hei selhill the morn
ing, when Sarah enme to nay that a
ladv had called, wishing to sew her.
"'Who Is it, Sarah?" Kho asked.
"I don't know, "uin." Sarah replied.
"Slit! didn't give no name; she said
you wouldn't know hor-u widow linly,
"Show her Into the drawing-room,"
said Mrs. Dalton.
She followed her unknown visitor in
to the drawing-room, and saw before
her a rather tall, fine-looking woman,
richly dressed in black silk and crape.
Her figure and lower part of her face
cave the idea of a woman still voung,
though her complexion was sallow.
Her eyebrows were black nnd well do
fined, but her hair was quite gray, nnd
drawn away in plain bauds under a
widow's cap. Tho crape fall of her
bonnet partly Bhaded her face, and she
wore blue spectacles. She bowed grace
fully as Mrs. Dalton joined her.
Struck by her ladylike appearance,
Mrs. Dalton begged her to be seated.
She took a chair that Btood against the
window next to Airs. J Hilton's work-
table, alleging a weakness of the eyes
as a reason why she avoided having the
light upon her face.
"I have taken the liberty of calling to
inquire about the character of a serv
ant Aim Turner," she said, referring
to a paper Rhe held in her hand. "I
ought to have waited for an appoint
ment, I am aware; but I am in liaste,
as I am about to leave town. This must
be mv excuse."
"Tho character of a servant?" Mrs.
Dalton repeated in surprise. "I am
afraid there is some mistake I am not
parting with a servant."
"Mrs. Dalton, of Harden House?"
said tho stranger, interrogatively, again
referring to her paper.
That'is my name," returned Mrs.
Dalton; "but this is not Garden House.
It is Ivy Cottage."
"Oh, dear; then I am afraid 1 have
made a mistake," the stranger an
nounced, but without offering to move
from her seat. "I am so sorry to havo
Sho sighed, and put her handkerchief
up to her brow, as if weary.
"l'ray don't mention it and dou't
hurry,''' said Mrs. Dalton. "You seem
"1 am tired," the lady confessed. "I
have been inquiring everywhere for
Garden House; nnd then 1 asked for
Mrs. Dalton, and was directed here.
Perhaps you could tell me where to find
"I don't know of anv such place
about here," returned Mrs. Daiton,
"nor did I know that any ono of the
same name lived in the neighborhood."
"Dalton or (iulton," said the lady
"the name is not very distinctly writ
ten. 1 asked for Galton first, and then,
when the tradesman I inquired of men
tioned Dalton, I thought that must be
it. Seeing the large garden when the
gate was opened, I felt sure I was
'Yes, the garden is large it covers
nearly half an acre," communicated
Mrs. Dalton, not sorry to indulge in a
little chat. "It's an 'expense to keep
up. or at least would be if it was prop
erly kept in order, and I dare say
would be worth a good deal for building
on. But it is my own property, and the
house is largo enough for me and my
two daughters. The only inconveni
ence is its distance from the gate."
"should imagine that mu:;t be an
incovenience in wet weather or in
winter." said the stranger. "But it's a
pretty house the growth of ivy makes
it so picturesque."
" e have a back entrance to a lane,
where a carriage can come down,'' ob
served Mrs. Dalton. "The house wan
originally a market-gardener's cottage.
Most of the ground was sold and built
upon, but this bit was left; many of the
oltl fruit trees are still standing. The
ohl cottage is now the kitchen and
Hct vants' rooms; Ui rest of the bouse
has b"cn at Med pjnee, at different
"Ah. indeed!'' s;id the lady, as if
She was leaning her elbow upon the
small table that stood close to tliQ
chair where she sat. Mrs. Dalton 's
usual arm-chair stood on the other side
of the table, and here she seated herself
while she spoke.
"I am so sorry I have been mistaken,"
the lady resumed. "I should have tak
en a servant from here with such confi
dence," she added, casting an admiring
look round. "What a trouble servants
"They are indeed!" Mrs. Dalton
agreed. 'flattered by her visitor's implied
compliment. "One of my servants has
been with me upward of twenty years;
she is an excellent cook, and au excel
lent, trustworthy woman, but Rhe has
such a temper! I declare to yon I d wu
not interfere wilh her. As for the girls,
thev are so fond of Jiuery an 1 so pert
ami stuck-up. I don't know what they
will come, to."
"And careless too." said tlio lady.
"Don't you find il so. with all this val
uable eh iua about?"
"1 in vit allow a .servant to touch it."
Mrs. Dalton am-ov. red. . "My younger
daughter always dusts it herself."
"C'uile right and prudent. 1 am sure "
the ladv observed. "That bowl is old
Ch Isea' w.ue. is it no'.? I havo a ptr
fu t passion for the antique."
"Us. that in CI oisea ware. 1 have
two or time f'.no specimens of Wed,
wood ware and some old Sevres that are
verv valuable," said Mrs. Dalton.
"1 dote upon China." announced tho
stranger, "but my particular craze is
for antique Jewelry. I have some few
articles I woiildu t part with for any
"I dare say not," said Mrs. Dalton.
"We have u curious ring in our possos
Rion just now. One of my daughters
found it in a very singular manner."
"A curious ring!" exclaimed the lady.
"I am afraid it would bo giving too
much trouble to ask to see it; but you
have no idea how fond 1 am of such
things, nnd I Hatter myself I am no
nii'Hii judge of jewels,"
"It will bo no trouble nt all," said
Mrs. Dalton, ringing the bell, and then
returning to her sent. "Sarah," she
continued, ns the house-maid appeared
at the summons, "here is the key of my
drosslng-ciiso. You know how tho
drawer opens. Just inside you will find
a small ring-caso-bring it down."
"This is rather a peculiar ring, though
not a valuable one," observed the lady,
drawing from her finger a small cameo
In coral, nnd landing it to Mrs. Dalton.
"Jt is very pretty. It is antique, I
suppose?" interrogated Mrs. Dalton,
"Oh, yes, certainly an antique. It
has been in ourfatnify for many years,"
tho stranger replied, as she replaced
the ring, and drew on her glove,
Sarah soon returned with tho case,
mid Mrs. Dalton, taking out tho opal
ring, showed it to her visitor, but with
out giving it into her hand.
"It is really splendid," tho lady ac
knowledged. "If it were mine 1 should
bu quite afraid of wearing it, lest I
should lose it."
"I persuaded my daughter not to take
It lulo the country with her, for fear of
an accident," observed Mrs. Dalton,
complacently, ns Rhe replaced the ring
in Its cuse, and laid it on the tnblo be
"I renllv must not intrude any longer
thivnk you ho much," wild the lady.
Could you tell mo of any reglBtry-olllco
for servants near here?"
I " Yes, there is one in rortlaadTowri,"
Mrs. Dalton replied.
"I nm quite ashamed to bo so troublo
some, but would you be so very good as
to write the address for me? I really
have no head for names; I never can
remember names of places or people."
"Oh, certainly, I'll write it with pleas
ure," said Mrs. Dalton, going to a table
at tho other cm) of the room, on which
stood a blotting-book and inkstand.
The strange lady received the written
address, and then took leave with a
profusion of thanks. Mrs. Dalton im
mediately took tlio ring-caso from the
little table where it had been standing,
and, going up-stairs, locked it ngain in
her dressing-box. It was the same
morning, only a few hours later, when
Bertha's telegram arrived, that she
went to the case and found it empty.
Sarah accompanied tho lady down the
garden to the gate, and stood looking
at her for a minute or two as she went
alori'4 the road.
" W ell, I never!" was her exclamation,
as she closed the gate and returned to
Close search was made for tho ring.
It must have slipped out of the ring
case, and havo rolled away in the drawing-room,
or on the stairs, and Sarah
must find it, Mrs. Dalton averred.
Things were always going wrong in
that uncomfortable manner, for the sole
purpose of tormenting her, she de
clared. She wished Bertha had only
had the good sense to keep her own
counsel about the ring, and then this
trouble need not have happened. It
was so ridiculous of Bertha to mention
it when there was no occasion.
Sarah nearly got her dismissal for
asserting her belief that the strange
lady had taken it. "Such utter non
sense," Mrs. Dalton said; "as if I were
not a suthViontlv good judge of charac
ter to know a lady when I see one!"
On Sarah repeating her conviction, she
was desired sharply to hold her tongue,
which she accordingly did, but with a
determination to give her version of
the story to "Miss Bertha'' when she
There had been rain in iho early
morning, but befne twelve o'clock the
clouds cleared away, and the sun shone
out warm and bright when the paity
from the Larches drove over to Alph
ington Park. A damp had fallen upon
Bertha's spirits, however, which was
not so easily shaken oil as the raindrops
of the morning. A cruel mortification
itnd disappointment had overtaken her.
The opal ring was lost!
That morning's post had brought the
vexatious news, and, instead of being
the means of restoring the precious
ring to its rightful owner, she had to
make excuses for what she felt in her
heart was utter fully and carelessness.
To Lena, however, this adverse cir
cumstance was comparatively indiffer
ent; it did not affect herself, and it was
not her custom to allow the troubles of
others to deprive her cheeks of bloom
or her eyes of brightness.
She leaned back in the luxurious car
riage, indulging in day-dreams, imagin
ing how she would feel, how she would
conduct herself, if she were then and
there driving into that splendid domain
as the bride of iLs heir; for her fancy
had taken w ings, ami had already con
ceived such a possibility.
The house was a noble structure, tho
ground-plan representing the letter K,
a mode of flattery frequently adopted
by architects during the reign of Flia
b( th. It was built of dark red brick,
with stone copings, cornices, and mul
lions, the red in some parts being
relieved by the growth of ivy and
Virginia creeper. Over the central
jiortion rose ;i co;',--toner. The wings,
forming the arm of lie h iter, contain
ed on one side the stfo diawing-room.
on the other the great library; these
were lighted by windows opening on to
tho broad, grassy terrace that extended
the Whole length of the house, broken
only by the flight of grinhi-guardod
btepsthat led up to the cntrancc-door.
In front of the lions.", below the ter
race, a level lawn extended, bounded by
aring ftjii-'e. This separated it from
the deer park, with its group of line
forest trees, nnilulntii'g sward, ferny
hollows, and ornamental water fed by a
running stream. On the. border of the
lako stood a picturesque, boat-house,
though it was Imig now since the stroke
of oars had disturbed the swans and
oilier fowl that built their nests
amongst the water-plants fringing its
The interior of tho home was in ad
mirable keeping with the stately ex
terior. Though advantage had 'been
taken of all modern improvements to
add to comfort, there was nothing,
garish, nothing incongruous. The grand
entrance-hall, with its richly-carved oak
paneling, was still warmed in winter
by piles of logs on the dog-hearth, and
still decorated by suits of armor, an
tique weapons, and stags' heads and
other tropuies of the chase. Most of
the rooms were hung with velvet of a
subdued cnim-ion: the p rntings on tho
walls were choice and valuable; the or
naments consisted of rare pieces of
majolica or Sevres china, an J of exquis
ite works of u't in the way of marbles
and bronzes; while the effect of light
and space was increased by an abund
ance of mirrors. Such was Lord Alph
ington's home; and here he warmly re
ceived his expected guests.
The luncheon-hour passed pleasantly
for all, excepting Bertha, who sat on
Hums. After luncheon Lord Alphing
tou led the way to Hie pielure-iMllery.
This exten.lcd along thy first floor at
the back of the house, one side being
almost entirely of glass, the low win
dows being lnt'i'eiy si p.irated by broad
piers, against which stood ant ique cab
inets of various kinds, supporting vases,
candelabra, and other objects 7f rirlu.
Prom the windows a view was ob
tained of Iho magnificent (lower-gardens,
willi fountains and statues, and
mosaic-like parterres. The opposite
wall of I he gallery was principally occu
pied by family portraits. Here frowned
a warrior in coat of mail, there a de
mure lady in unf and stomacher looked
out from tho canvas. Further down,
the statelv presence of a courtier ol
Charles the First's time was portrayed
bv Vimdvko, and near to him simpered
a' shepherdess, in loose robe and flow
ing hair, bv Sir Peler Lely.
rnlemcath tho pictures, hero and
tlicre, stood niiisr '.ve tables, and heavy
carved chait's cost red with brocade or
needlework traccl by Ih 1 fair hands
probably of sonic of these pictured
dames.' The lenglh of this gallery
formed a charming promenade, and had
lieen a favorite rcs"il of many genera
tions of Fau -o'U'ls. Here slate secrets
had been discii.wd and political inovo
muds determined on. lieio love-stories
lia I been whispered and feint fancies
wt.Mii, and In arts had llirol b.-d that
had long ago ctinuhlcd into dust; and
here children had raced in their glee
who had since grown ohl and urny, and
had passed away, leaving another gen
eration to make the old haila resound
Willi song inn) kui'riitcr,
Tho Urn aiid Abusi of Tokoo.
It is ti e abuse of tobnceo, not the
moderate use of it, that does i Im harm.
Cigarotto smoking is rc.'thy no morn
dangerous in tho abstract than cigar
sniokiug, hut becalm) cigarettes ure
cheap, uud within the mean of school
hoys, they lire ofien found between Hie
lips of huls who am not 10 year ohl.
If the experience of well-known writ
ers is taken, it will be fo I that many
of them are smoker. Mr. Fronde snyss
"I wisli for a small quantity of tobacco,
nnd this jjives nm plea ure. If I had
abstained I should havo lout n certain
degree of enjoyment, nnd saved a small
expense of money. Oilier good cll'ects
must havo followed also; but 1 nm un
able to say that such t fleets would have
followed. 1 see no reason fur changing
my habitii." Herbert Spencer in doubt
ful as to l.lin advantages to be derived
from smoking, but confesses that "his
experiences are not such ns lead to any
posit ivo conclusions concerning tho
question." Curly In was a heavy smok
er, using tho strongest kind of tobacco,
mid finding himself wretched when de
prived of tho stimulant. Wilkio Col
lins, w ho is ii confirmed smoker, writes:
"When I uin ill tobacco is ihe best
friend that my irritable nerve possess.
When 1 nm exhausted for the lime by a
hard day's work, tobacco neives anil
composes me. A man who
live by his brains live under artificial
condition, nnd must have artificial
help. When a man, h(mevt"
allows himself to bo a glutton in the
matter of smoking tobacco, he suffer
from it." Mattiiow Arnold believes
that smoking adds wry considera
bly to tho "ligreeablenesn" of life. In
the United Slates our women are cred
ited by Kuropeau jotirnalisi. with in
dulging in cigarette smoking to a re
markable, extent. The statement i
made that had of the cigarette smoked
nre consumed by "American ladies."
This assertion, iroto tim same .source, is
quite orig '"th 'Hint "dry goods stores,
u they ca . ilieiii in New York, keep
regular tobacco counter!, nnd the fra
grant weed is si nt lo the hon-e for
voung misses, dune up in parcels like
iiabcrd.'tsbcry." Tic re are a great
many things which English newspapers
are acquainted wilh winch are decided
ly novel to w,IUovk jn I'niun.
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Iu Watches, Jewelry nnd Silverware one
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Ware, Solid Gold or Boiled Gold Jewelry,
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Southern Express Co., F. W. Palmer, post
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