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-ii ` u''! ' Wdls CatV Ha
in his younger days. a rider
M for the pony express. He rode
between Big Springs and:
O'Fallon's stations, on the
Pittg. river. It was &angerous ground,
the oobplmtlln hunting grond'd of the Sioux,
Ctegehnes, Pawnees. Araipahoes and sev
eral bther hostile tribes.
One afternoon in the late fall his trail
was obliterated by the tramping and dust
of north-moving herds of bison. He passed
'e-rsal hunting parties of Indians in the
distance, but they were not strong enough
or were too busy with their hunting to
attack, and Carl escaped the usual peril
ous chase to be expected whenever In
dians were encountered.
The messenger was making his way
by his sense of direction through befog
ging dust clouds, when his pony shied at
a limp and battered Indian, attempting
to get to his feet in front of it. The
wounded bunter was a young Sioux, with
a broken shoulder and other injuries got
in a recent mishap of the chase.
For a moment the express rider hesi
tated. His duty to 'his company and the
knowledge that the injured man's tribes.
men would, sooner or later, return to look
for him, were balanced against the possi
bility of his death or further injury under
the hoofs of the trampling herds.
But seeing that the wounded hunter
could not rise to his feet. Carl's decision
was quickly made, and the deadly enemy
was picked up and given-much to his as.
tonishment, doubtless--a seat behind the
Carl was but a few minutes behind his
scheduled time at O'Fallon's. where the
Indian was grumblingly taken is and fed
and cared for until he recovered. Little
was learned from the taciturn Sioux ex
cept that his fDakrota name was, trans
lated. Bear Bonnet.
Some months later, long after the hunt
er had returned to his people. Carl was
swinging forward toward O'Fannon's
when an Indian rider appeared, coming
out of a bluff coulee to meet him on the
The messenger eyed the Indian's ad
vance with suspicion, and hitched a pistol
bolster forward. Then as the red man
drew near, with a sign of friendliness,
marl recognized Bear Bonnet.
"How-howl" shouted the messenger,
motioning the Sioux to wheel and ride
alongside. But Bear Bonnet halted and
waved his arms up and down with an
emphatic motion. signifying, in the sign
language: "Halt there: Trouble ahead:"'
The messenger drew rein, and there
sassed a rapid colloquy, mostly in the
sign manual, between the riders. Carl
learned that his situation was one of ex
treme peril. Bands of Sioux. coming on
to cross the river, Aere strenched out
for a mile or two parallel with his trail.
and some of them were just beyond the
river bluffs. Already he was half-sur
rounded upon his left. and the river, full
in the spring flood, was roaring upon hit
Bear Bonnet urgted him to turn at once
to the river, not to attempt cr.ssin, but
to sink saddle and blankets. and U.n to
go into hiding upon one of the Illlow
fringed islands not far from shore.
The Indtian said he would swim the mee
% senger's pony a,:ross the river himself.
and wouli tnturn the animal to its owner
when the danger had passed.
"Heap Cigalallas." said Bear Bonnet.
"'Come st-come so conme so! 110. cola.
Carl. scannini the bluffs, now noted a
faint veil of du.et :itorv thet high Iinda
in front. Ilis dan r,. was irn:ninent~ut
his duty to his t'oltpnyv anId to the itL
service was a'hoye thte cnsii.deratio of
per.onal rtafety. I-f m rllst. as heretofore.
'rlide it cut" at all hazards.
The yo- n% me.ssenlger f,-it eratiful t
the Sioux for having rilden ahead of his
fellows to, warn hint of danger. But to
Bear Bonnet's urgent counsel he shook
his head in smiling negative, and slipping
to the ground, tightl.ned lis saddle cinch
es. The Indian followed suit. Then, to
Carl's surprise, the Sioux. mounted upon
a swift pony. rode at his side and be
tween himself and tile bluffs.
Soon th re were other Sio;ux to engage
Carl's attention. The swarm coming to
v ard the river where Otgalallas, fierce
fighters, and the most implacable hostiles.
The mess0enger rode swiftly, but at first
held his horse in careful reserve, nothing
with shrewd eyes. as he scanned the
bluffs. the. approach of the trailing dust
cloudts. Ill the speed. cleverness and rn
duranc. of his trained rae, r lay all his
hope to reach O'Pallont's with the mail
S",me rmirrrtes before trie first big party
of Sioux todeu into the vr:llce. the express
rider ";aw that Ihe had the race of his
life before hint. Presently. as lust oi\'r
hung tli-he '. ar bluffs. int front of him. he
let his pony go at top speed. Yet he was
hardly atreast of thir sw:irnm of wild
riders wh in trhe ull'f coulees -,mptied in
long ant-like files upon the rive r-flats.
Thei Indians seemed not to notice hit,,
at first; they must harve thought that two
of their o,'n riders were scurrying along
before then. Carl now noted that Bear
Bonnet w;:s no longer riding with him
neck and Irek. The Sioux had dropped a
.hundred ynrds or so to the rear.
Thie messenger gave his pony an ap
proving slap on the n-ck. If Bear Bon
nets buckrkln, with the legs of a coyotte,
couldn't keep the pace. he thought, his
own more heavily weighted animal must
be superior to the Indian stock.
He made the most of the precious mo
ment when the Ogalallas seemed to be
considering his identity. Then the In
dians recognized him as a white rider,
probably fleeing from the courageous Da
kota in his rear, and with tremendous en
thuslasm-judging by thIe noise they made
-launcrhed their poaies in pursuit.
The washout canons of Pony creek were
six mniles away. He knew the intricate
windings of thote canon-cuts, and if he
could reach them far enough in advance,
there was some chance to dodge his pur
suers there. He leaned well forward, and
his "Spanish ticklers" srught his pon)y' s
The response was running which resem
bled the skimming rush of a frightened
antelope. Across two miles of space, in
that clear atmosphere, he heard the
whoops of the Sioux. A procession of
sage bushes flitted ry is if blown by the
wind. Presently the fying rider looked
behind to see what hail becmn e of Bear
Bonnet. With some surprise he noted
that his first and castal judgment of the
Indian's clean-linlmbed buckskin had been,
after all. correct. B.ar Bonnrit was. not
losing ground. hut to wlrat end was thire
Inldian tnus givingn chrasr?
Appiarrenrtly th' y, urg Sioux had
thrrough t it necessary. for hris own saftly,
perhaps, to chang. his tactic.s, to settnI
to be taking a vrry ."arnest part in the
chase. The explress rilir oerlul easily
conceive that it might becotne necessary
for Rear Bonnot to show a hostile hand
in downright earnest. 'Very well, lot him
take care of himself, if nreed be. but not
come too near! Carl took a revolver from
his holster and twirled the cylinder to
see that its six percussion caps were in
In the meantime the string of low-lying
riders was stretched for half a mile upon
the messenger's left. There were more
than a hundred In pursuit, according to
the messenger's judgment, and a large
squad of the foremost were certainly rld
ing ponisaes fleet as 'ls own.
A•head or him, three miles away, the
blurt s t.ebe river; a mile beyond their
as 2 tbe was iats of Poty creeks; and
4 e~and;1 IfRt $:the creek
i ded'end d t tp the station in
et 6 the Matte. ' :
~arl's pony had, already made a sharp
ga~fop of six milesl when thU Sioux had
)red; and the animal was, moteover,
ted with mailbags and a heavier
sad than the Indians used. Despite
this handlcap, the messenger swept
across the flat valley to the foot of the
abridging bluffs, keeping nearly even
pace with the Sioux.
Bau their lines . were surely converging
upon his trail, and a score of their swift
eat riders were now scurrying up the hill
slope but a quarter mile or so upon his
left. If it were not for the fact that the
pony express trail bore to the right, at
the level of the high lands. Carl would
now have turned to the river for th'e
slender chance of escape by swimmin.
His horse had made a splendid run, but
was plainly giving out. Carl cast a back.
ward glance. Bear Bonnet was within
fifty paces and was easily holding the
pace. The messenger's only hope now was
that he might reach the Pony Creek
canons in time to gain a cover from which
he might stand off the Indians until help
should possibly arrive-a hope slender
enough, at beet.
At the level of the bluff the foremost
Sioux were swiftly bearing in upon his
trail. Under his legs Carl could feel the
sharp heaving of his pony's flanks. The
animal was streaming wet, and panting
like a wolf run to earth. Carl only won
dered that the gallant bay had not
dropped in that terrible straining up the
Again the express rider looked behind
him. Bear Bonnet was now in close chase.
not more than thirty paces away. Even
as Carl looked, the young Sioux unstrung
his bow and fitted an arrow to the string!
Wonderingly, the messenger swung the
muzzle of his pistol to rear. But his
quick eyes noted the arrow of his pur
suer: it passed to his right at so wide an
angle that he gave an involuntary hoot of
derision. The Indians upon his left noted
the shot, and yelled encouragement to
Again, as Carl was about to fire upon
him. Bear Bonnet let fly an arrow, and it
passed, like the former, far upon the mes
senger's right. Instantly the flying horse
man divined that those bow shafts were
launched with no hostile purpose. Bear
Bonnet wanted him to turn to the right
to ride to the mouth of Pony Creek!
There, the express rider knew, were an
old buffalo ford and a trail which came
in at the mouth of the main canon, and so
passed by easy stages along the river
bluff toward the stage station. This route
was at least as near as the pony trail, but
the ditch-like canon was so steep that its
descent would test the courage of any
rider less than reckless.
Little difference need the danger make
to him at that moment! He turned his
flagging horse toward the mouth of Pony
Creek. And now he leaned forward and
spurred the anima I to a last desperate
burst of speed. a final heroic effort to gain
The crowd of Sioux. now fast gaining
upon his exhausted mount, yelled their
triumph, which shrilled upon his ears and
set all his nerves a-tingle. Would they
follow him over the precipitous north
banks of the canon? Ardently he hoped
so. At least some of their necks might
be broken along with his own.
He now lay flat upon his pony's back
and neck, and the trained animal, under
standing the necessity , strained every
muscle in a last rare spurt of running.
Carl did not look again behind until his
reeling beast was hurled headlong into the
vast ditch of Pony creek.
Bruised and dizzy, the fallen rider
picked himself up. to see his gallant pony
lying, heels up and stone (dead, in the hot
tom of a dry run. The mailbags had been
torn from their saddle fastenings and lay
at the edge of the dit!hi.
In the same instant he saw P@ear Bon
net's buckskin, with don bled haunches,
plow like a hurled projectile down the
nearest slope: saw. with his brain in a
whirling maze. the younig Sioux leap from
his saddle, thrust a lead rope at him. and
then swing his loosened mail bags upon
the steaming pony's back. At touch" ot
the mail sacks Carl recovered presence
of )(ind. remembering suddenly his peril
and the necessity for action. In an in
credibly brief space of time he was
mounted and off again.
As he fled down the canyon the express
rider looked back to see Bear Bonnet
break his bow and fling, himself face
downward upon the bank of a ditch,
where he lay as if stunnned by a fall
from his horse. Cunning and loyal young
Sioux-he had paid a debht of gratitude at
a fearful risk to himself
The messenger's new mount jumped
ditches and washout-holes in perilous and
quick succession. And now a :series of
astonished screeches broke out above his
head and to the rear, and the bullets anO
arrows of his pursuers knocked up spurts
of dust from the embankments as he
titted bTy them. Nor did the Ogahallas
fail in daring. They thundered over the
stee.ps and into the canyon in a yelling
But in a moment Carl had dodged be
hind a proj.ecting spur and turned his
scudding Inount upon the old buffalo trail.
With each touch of the spur tihe express
rider felt a growing confidence, and in a
minute or two of running he knew that
he had under him a pony as fresh and
swift as that of any wild rider in the
In point of fact, the Indians did not
chase much beyovnd the mouth of Pony
creek. In five nlminutes or less after leav
ing the canyon --:and much ahead af his
scheduled minute-he drew rein at O'Fal
W'hen the story was told to the boss of
the station and his men, they said that
i something handsome should be ldone to
reward that "Sam Patch of a SIloux."
I They held his poDeny at the station, hoping
that Bear Bonnet would himself come for
it, if his trlbesamen did not kill him. Then,
as the buckskin ,lisapp.-ared from the
company's herd one night and no others
were taken they knew that the brave
young Sioux was alive. but would not
come to claim a rewnard.
The Lady of the Lake,.
Marie Corelli. in her recent lecture
upon "The Vanishilng Clift." pointed to
what the Glasgow ,orporation proposed
doing at Loch Katrine, as another evi
dence of the blind utilitarianism of the
day. This is what the water trust pra
poses They mean to add another half
million sterling to their present borrow
ing powers for hr · i.tnd :a half millions
in order to obla;n an addltionlal supply
of 10.000.000 gallons of. water daily from
Loch Arklet, to raise the level of Loch
t: trina and oth r nUrposes. "Let
Glasgow flourish." and gu t good ,lrink
ing water, even though the shades of
the Lady of the ILake disapl))ar froln
her former h:aunts. That eemlns to be
the motto of thile locnl water trust.
Breasibonse of a Duck.
Dr. Robert F. W'eir, of the College of
Physicians and Surgeone, was describ
ing an operation he had performed for
the pt rpose of making a new nose for
a man who had lost that more or less
ornamental org:an. To replace the lost
eony framework, Dr. Weir had made
use of part of the breastbone of a duck.
Th doctor concluded by saying:
"The man' was very well satisfied
with the result; but I do not think I
shall repeat the operation. for the pa
tierut persists in speaking of me as his
'quilck' doctor."-New York Times.
i ·; i
tE.LL. mamma, kind hearts are
W more than coronets, aren't
"More what than coronets?
I know the quotation of course.
but I can't say that I ever understood it.
A coronet is one sort of thing, and a kkind
is heart Is :another. And I don't see why,
if it comes to that, the possessor of a
t coronet shouldn't be the possessor of a
a kind heart as well."
And Mrs. Erne sat back in her deck
, chair with an air of having finished the
discussion. She was on her way back
it home to England with her daughter.
t. whom she had taken out to India on a 1
n visit to Col. Erne, whose military duties
e kept him out there, away from his wife
a and his pretty daughter.
I Mrs. Erne, like many other wives of
h military men, had imbibed from her hus
.p band a tone and habit of authority which
sr she used upon the pretty Hildred un
sparingly. and more than ever at this
t particular juncture, when the beautiful,
La blue-eyed girl was showing the strong
te eat inclination to commit an act which
re her mother termed "throwing herself
t- Mrs. Erne was ambitious, and the ex
it ceeding beauty of her young daughter
re had filled her with hopes, which seemed
perfectly reasonable, that Hildred would
d make a brilliant marriage. Indeed, it was
e. what everybody expected of a girl who
n had been the undoubted beauty of her o
'g London season.
But now this wrong-headed young p
e son. who looked so gentle and innocent
is that it was difficult to believe her capable
r' of anything so definite as an original im
n pulse, had threatened her own prospects
and her mother's ambitions by bestowing
a great deal too much of her thoughts
o and of her smiles upon a certain Capt.
Tarring. whom she met in London and
i again in India. and who had been one of
her most devoted admirers during her
stay in the hills.
e It had come as a great shock upon Mrs.
r Erne to find Capt. Tarring among the
passengers on board the boat which was
to bring herself and her daughter back to
n England; but on finding that another of
t the passengers was a certain Prince I.a
,o gonegro. a man who united the attrac
.r tions of good looks, good manners, for
t. tune and a title, and who was. moreover.
at evidently much attracted by the beautiful
ts Hildred, Mrs. Erne's annoyance had con
ty siderably increased.
For Hildred quickly but obstinately de
eclined to take her mother's view of the
is relative attractions of these two men.
ty "It's very difficult to know the truth
Id about any man's heart, mamma. isn't it?"
to she persisted, tn her soft. lisping little
in voice. when Mrs. Erne had sat back and
folded her hands, to end the matter. "One
iR can only judge what one. feels about it."
ir "Do you mean that you 'feel' that t'apt.
id Tarring is full of heart. while Prince
y Lagonegro has none?'" asked her mother.
' "l "No. no. mamma: of course not. But I
It like Capt. Tarring better than f do the
S"Now. of what possible value can the
r- imaginary liking of a girl like you be? It
ry is a mere matter of prejudice. Isn't the
! prince handsomer than Capt. Tarring?
is Wittier? More distinguished looking?
Besides. the impor tt fact that he is
er "Yes. T suppose he is handsomer, but
1y I don't like his face so well. And as for
t- his being better off. one coul"n't marry
n a man in cold blood for that, now could
"Of course not, of c(lourse not. It's no
n- oustion of marrying anylbrly- yet. I
, onil\ wish you to put a little brain into
your considerationl of your aticuaint
a ances. You've been talking to this C'apt.
m Tarring lately to the exclusion of ,very
id body else: andt. uiite apart from any mrin
in slderation of money-I hope I'm not a
ot mercenary woman--quite apart from that.
ce I say. I think you're making a mistake
ril in rating him as highly as you do. And
n- you know 1Maj. Stajtway thinks as I do."
is Ilildred's face M. This was a sore
point with her, thal j. Stanway, an old
friend of theirs anm person whom
everybody liked and erybody trusted.
ce had. Indeed. "gone over to the enemy."
h, as Capt. Tarring expressed it, and joined
il in singing the praises of the prince.
Ig Indeed, at the very moment that the
at two ladies were discussing this matter.
young Capt. Tarring was taking MaJ.
, Stanway to task In the smnokingroom
ui about his attitude in the affair.
n "Do you think it's quite fair, Stanway."
said the young man. who was a pleasant
i faced Englishman of a type happily com
ts mon. "to take up the stand you do In re
te gard to Mliss Erne and this wretched
1e "Vretched foreigner, eh? If you mean
ig Prince Lagonegro. it seems an odd term
to usei of a man who is as much an
Englishman as you are by breeding and
education, though he is an Italian by de
. "We11. tdon't put nme off and evade the
question. It seems very hard that you.
a who know how fond I am of Hildlred
SErne. and who used to profe'ss and sym
d pathle with me about it, should now go
e about cracking uilp to the sklins the very
man whom you know to be my rival with
y "I don't know what you mean by crack
is "Oh. yes. you do. I've heard you sing
I- inlg hlia praises to Mrs. Erne. and. good
ness knows. she doesn't want any in
f ducement to make her think better of a
man with a title and a fortune than she
0 does of me!"
"Now. look nere, my young friend.
Syou're perfectly unreasonable-"
"r " dare say--"
* "Listen to me. Didn't I tell you at
e th.' outset, when you first mentionsid
Syour attachment, that you had no
"Didn't I tell you that Mrs. Erne would
not let her hlandsome daughter think
about a man like you. with only a few
e hundreds it year, and that you would get
o the cold shoulder directly a man a little
d better off turned up?"
"Yes, I know you did. And I admitted
that my chance was ai poor one. But
e still it was a charce, and with Itildred
k to back me up. I was not without hopes.
Of course-. I don't say you haven't a per
fect right to advise Mrs. Erne to snub
me, arid to encourage the prince. But I
do say it isn't the sort of thing people
would have expected you to do, and it's
hurt as nmuch as it's surprised me."
'The young mnlt was too milch agitatee
to speak In an even tolle, and it was
clear that even thi tough old rtajor wars
f mov.d by his mlt'tiol ., lie got utp front
n his chair, walked Itp alld down the smok
Sing room a few tilmese. and thetn stopped
short. holding on by the chalr of the
youniger mar,. though his sea legs were
"I suppose it does seem odd to you,
f my boyv. but I tell you it's all for your
own good, as well as little ,llss Erne's.
SOf course, you don't believe mne-noboldy
ever believes in anything that's done for
his good. But you'll itid it out some day.
I hope, and in the meantime if yotu can't
Sforgive mne for going my own way. why
e I can't help it."
. Capt. Tarring said nothilng. Thlere was
so much feellr.g In the major's voice,
Sgruff as it was. that he felt bound to
respect the opinion expressed by him.
But at the same time he felt very sore
about it. and this sensation was Onsid
erably increased by something w~ca
happened later In the day.
Two ot the passengers were getting ip ft
a party for.whist that evening, and it b
fell to COt. Tarring to have to ask L'rince u
Lagonegro to take a hand. Not only, v
however, did the prince refuse, saying j,
somewhat curtly that hle made it a rule
never to play cards on hboard ship. but t
he repeated the incident to Mrs. Erne, t
and Mrs. Erne repenatd it to the major, f
who expr.ssd his opinion, very warmly,.
that the prince was quite right. a
By the time Hildred. who was present it
when her mother and the major talked
this over related it to Gerard. the inc'i
dent he assumed tha complexton of a
deliberate at'.empri in C(apt. Tl'artillg's part
to induce the prince to gamblte. :ind'to
an honorable refusal on the part of the
latter to be led into such courses.
Capt. Tarring was furious.
"'?ne would ihink."''he sod to Hildred, t
"that I was a gambler. If not a swindiler!
While, as a nmatt'r of fact. I've never
had the least inclination that way. whilie
t they do say that the prince used to play
º very high indeed out In India."
"Did he really?" asked Hildred "Its ,
talks as if lie never tol'ehied a curd at
all. And mamma said it was ,itel d, t
llghtful to meet a: man with so much
"Nonsense" crtied Capt. T'arring. sharp
a ly. "Ark the major whethel r hi frien'l
used not to gamble., and for heat y stakes.
S"Oh, he wouldn't admit it. ,said Ilil
f dred. "I c:n't understlnd why it is, but
he always talks ab.uit th pri t
Sma as If he were the ver y \, nl
I Capt. Tarring pulled his pll-nstache atlld
I frowlit d.
s "Yes: for some reason he takes his
a part through thick and thin."
"Perhaps," suggested lMildred, "'he
knows the prince used to plday high and
adm l m for giving it up."
} Th med a very pio.ssible cxptlna
a jtion. apt. Taurinig had ti arfiIt that
'It mghlbe the truth. If the prlince had
s been a gambler and had "sworn off" to
g please his friend. the major. It woulld at'
a count for the extraordinary interest the
latter appeared to show ill the young n o
"Then. of eourse.'" said the' captalin.
,r with a shrug of thelhtoutldeirs. "'he be
comes at once a her your eyes. \ .1
, all know how dearlUj A woman loves a
e reformed rake. or spefrdthrift. or any
s thing of that sort."'
o "It's very unfair of you to say that.
( Gerard." said Hilldr'ed warmly. "nnd I
don't deserve it. Have, I ever made any l
pretense of liking anlybody as well as I
'"Then why don't you tell your motherIhr
11 boldly. point-blank. that it's of no use
trying to prevent your marryin'g moe?
\Vhy don't you take a hold stand. lHitl
dred? You're a cowari at heart, I be
The girl shook her head slowly, with a
h trouble'd look in her ',yes. '
"I don't think I autl." she said. "btlt 1
te know so well what would hapluen if I
.d took what you call a hold stand. In the
ti'frst place'. of copr-'. nmiatlm wouldi have
Sto pretend to 'agrt','. anld we tshould be
t engage'd, shouldn't we"'
' "W'ell. that would be s.,m.tthing. ill
stead of my having to st:onld atbout and
meet you under ti', c',nutpuniol' in Ihis
I hole and co'rncr fashion."
S"W\Vell. but listten. Theln IItIatottut would
never leave off runnintg yo-t downl, not
1t openly, you know. but by ilnpli.atiuon in
it a hundred little pin-oricking ways. Oh.
e yolu don't know what inanit 'ian do in
"And do you meant to saIy yu would
let yourself he persuaded into tlinking
the less of me for her pin piricks?"
t "No; but it wouldn't be very pleasant
r -now, would It? W"ll,t then thbere's an
other thing .she'd ido. Shie would never
Id eat.ve you alone. Ito you thltuk you could
always be anmiabl" .nd court eoi , ias well
as wise and diiscree't, while itnatuna wasi
I, ltitinlally manking Ihalf-sad allusio.n to
- to what she dihh t appir ovt, ..f"
lie frowned unnasily.
tt "\ould she do that'" it said. "I
can't Ibelieve it of her."
S'Well. she w-ould. I f,,l ure. andtl thatt
wouldn't he all. Remember. I ha\v"' t,
go with her jutst whi"r, sihe leasesi to
take me. and you nmay ie ver surr e lthat.
if I were to engage myself to you. she'd
please to take me where we ,r
see each oth or-" ".
"But we Idln't have a long e e
ment. WVhy ould you? After all. I am
not a paup u know. an ares noth
ing to wait r."
"I don't believe you rea: cTare about
me at all." said he. hurt and offende'd by
The tears came to her bttlue eyres.
n "I knew you'd say that." shle tmur
mured. "'Iut it isn't true. I do love you.
as T've told you a hiundr.id times. And
until the major took sides againitut you 1
w'as always hoping----"
"Ah'!" he burst out with alln explosion
d of rage. "I kniew it was lu' who had don,11'
this. I knew your mothe-r woutld never
have been so insolent to Int. as she Ihals
a been the last day ior two -"
n "Oh. don't! don't talk about it. I kinow
d It's true. and it breaks my heart to, hear
' "T'hen. do y"oiI really meali to let them
arrange youtr life for yovi. and imarry
I you to this fellow you donl't care twi
straws alout ? Or, stay, pter hals
are all the time only- lirtling with tle.
just to lead the other nlxn on"i Per
S "Perllhaps you're .i jealous gnix,'. (ler-
ard. I not only Ih, tnit like th" pirince,.
but I positively dislike him. If I1 were
shut up in prison until I niarried him I
should remain in prison all Iny life. I
don't think 1 can say anytliung strongerr
"''Do you mean that?"
a "Indeed-indeed. I do."
a "But why? Ht's good looking--mtiuch
better looking than I amn."
S "I know he Is; he's mitch better man
nered than you are, I really think. And
I'm sure he's cleverer anId can talk more
languages and all that."
1 "Yes,. and he's given up gamblling to
Splease you. I suppose, which is tuite
touching, of course." burst out Gerard.
1 "Has hi? 1 dilln't kllow it. I was going
k to say that wh;at he is and what hle does
Smakes no diff'ren"c. Although I don ti
Sknow why. I dislike him. alnimost as much.
SGerard, as I like you."
Therre was sottle c~mnl'ort in this assur
ance, anr with that and a stlrreptltitiousl a
t kiss Capt. T'arrlng had to iii cinlltent.
B ut. if antything, things grew worse as 1
hlmsalf so assiduously to Mr. Itrne tnll ii
Sher daughter that the rutltr grew tha: I
liildred was englgi'i to, thte halltlsmaint
vyouing noblenlitn. And i'apt. "rring.
s eating his heart out in rag" :lnd disgllgtat
withdrow inio tti,. huti'kg'iouiitt, woaitlr-.
ing whetlher't lihd - sut tarl.;t at htirti
a lter :ill.
hlifore the nd l ,if thli \i'.iylg'. ''alit. ;Tar
ring hadi witlhdrawnl hims,,lf s..o c.timnlihete.
iy fllro l tht' I'rllt'-i tlhal thlhr. was nit,
qutestlon tint It 'rint.. I.agniiri'' had
Scusted him from th'e ilf'ot'ttilns ofi the
eaullty. It was by clthallel ratller thall by
design that Caplt. Tarritng fiunil Ilinmselft
In then vicinity of Mrs. Il'-rne. her dauglh
r tir, the titajir and Pci lieti 1.tugttnt'gcri whetin
the ship at last cast anchor.
Hildred tr.dl in viln to gelt ntr reni)lgh
to, (Gerard and far cllttoligh from her I
Smother to exc:hange a few words otf re- I
ntmonstratnttic or 'if farewell. l'rcntce l~a
gontigro, tender of manlner antl flowery of
spieech. stood steandily in thile way. with a
hfi faithful friend slid comltaniilon. MaJ.
SStanway, close In.luid him. T'he m;njor i
slipied his arm within that of the young I
a I.obleman, howev\'r, and asked lit nI
whether he was tlot glad to be home r
a again. a
"Indeed, I am!" cried the prince, less d
fervently. however, than might havee
been expected. HIls attention was fixed
upon two keen-eyed men advancing to
ward him. Invited by a wave of the ma
The keen-eyed men cnam straight up to
the group, andr. tIhe prince, more tilieley
thaI ever, made another attempt to get
frete from the nlajor's hand.
"Are you lookikng for Maj. 'tatnway?'
asked that oflicer. as th- nmen arem. up to
"Yes, sir." said tit first man, his eyes
traveling at orlie frlon the llImajor ti' Ills
iompanioI. "This is tihe g-entleiman yout
wished its to mnot. I thilk'nk
At the samen time hie hiid a Iheavl h;ll
tupon the shouilder ofi the pal: prin ('i.
-W hat dip yii nt -ailn? %%•hi are yo-i "?
flow dare you lay handle on itu,?" ask,-d
thie nobleman. irndtigllanttlt
The man nlodldepl at tle i1tijor. witholut
taik ain l \y InitleP of Ills etItltoi ltialtrn
"Righht. sir," sid ie. '\W,- v." bpen
looking for this gentletmant for somet timei.
o'oln noun --an hei- turned pirs- asiveli
to the lirine--.i'the game's tilt. Youiil hbt
ter come away with !Is qittitly.
The prince catre ratpidly tI' thi, satie
conclusion. With a iLhasty bow i to te la- -
(lis. assuIring thenr that hi w bil meeti
them at their hotel. hl- leit hinmself he lIid
to the tender. while MMr. n. whiter
than he Wasi, turn,,l t**rror-* trli-ktn to i
th.- nmajor andil atskedt what was ti"n miat
t"hnly that rha. 'proi - is a weol--ki .iit
i.yambling shahrie-r at:.; ihat he-s now
safely in enstiodlv." reli-ed that gietl- i
•And you nl\.er t tiI e. Yost ,l let
him 1l " Ie .ir :ls 'lr . *+ r l.l I. ,
speak for r;lag,.
l dhiln't kIiow ticmself whio ht - a.i
said the mn ,jor. .l'ictl',. "I hatI s spli,.in,
sily, until the ,lCet*, -tii's il- t m ,. :It I '. ,
C"apt. T;arrin - w:1 . , 11 r , theugh t., heal'
this. and he :it nn,-o, a. n ln," towa, rd. th-.
"If there 4 --c• n tlihi I - '- ,,. \!r. ,
Ern,." sal.I lie to h,. 1h :1, lad,. "in Ih -
tray of lookintg aftitir yI-tilt luga-ig- or
anything. I 4hI:ll e :t* ttL t ,1:cie .
(Oh. yot'r** very, go, Inded, I ,hal
hi veVry glt et fil.
"Mlore grltt.'fll1 thanl si. Wo,2ld e I ; %'1
I bott ten nilltuit en aglo.' whiesi*'i- il thti
didl major, ats sil. tin td away. ."I ir.
y3Ol silly fellow, s?.."- wVlitt t've .lon e o
1 yotu: Now slhes -.-initragedl hit s.t.amp'
iso openly. ther,'.: not thing for hetr toi dot
I but to fall bak .on you, allnd b. grat+rntt.
Now take La:h youtr itartd wordsi. %,i i
idog, ianI rmennlnt.r yol ,ow younr prett,
wif.. tro me."
liec was righti . TIhat ti i.tlig IIt the
11---------- - -~
hot (he rarl 'arih' w\,ls fnrmally a. -
! 'eptlt1d by Mrs. Erne ats h*r l'itler. son
in-law. And the trst .*rp. s.n whot waI
I vited to star with it., loomngt l"ople after
the hointymloont2 was thl.* " rt futl In or.
,'l l•t.ncr Wa:Irde*n, ii I-Iitck and W hite.
The -lusiness Wdoman
and Domestic Life
own eas*. h2:.4 le +'r,•+I thai I am right.
that a wotait with braiti will. ittil
I her hl'airings it sih- h is to - it, i house
Si evenl though shi- hias itd littl-' or nto
I lrevitius tr-lininig. A\ hl--intss litfe iitis not
I. n it a- woman l r' i : a d ,rtan-tic life, The
it very ttllities which make- her' a suticcess
in hitsinies--promptness it. :.t-i racy. cool
t judgminit --are ntleede.d in hIoisek. eking. I
g love to see, a htookisnh woi'tit1 manage a
houstt well, andl the sight is; lot so rare es
it the croakers woituld have us bli.viii t . For
. litany years I hiave stulied thie woman
,r CI ilestiot in its vai~is-ii pfihasl"is and I hate i
-i cr.niT tom n tic onlusiot that a iwomantr
who hais etarneitd mott- kntlws tht. VitI
vof a dollar ti ,tt-r- thitan onet who tis I nev-."
Sgivent- her rtiv. and i.. t ..ti t i r'arta onea . 1I"
to adttvis hinl in tIll cho "Ic of at wif,' . I
i wvo lhl say. "1M.irr. ., blu in"'ss womiiln.
ShI itn .ws what II out s...1"ry , ,sts y"ol i:
t h thysiM tl ,,r min1 ti 11l for. "". T t<in to t
wtoman w 'hn ita iitrushit.I s -t
atgal.sit tll.. a rti ... will i ,tetn l
lh telter of a hon .t. ti...r-. Ihii S.. ,' -
d niever knotwn twhat :i. tis I.ii iss ii , .
.r Th'hre Is much nonst.ins wtritteC-itflitLQSee
, I latte-r ltays uponi ni-it ttutbjects,i but th-e
btsinnss woman gets niin-, than her share
nof this attentiion .1t first there was a
I great hinte tnl cry t" r t-ear her health
could not stand thi strain. Now the
danger is that sIe IS guoing to take bread
it Ctrom thC mouths of the voting menn of the
Speritod. "Sl thinks sheu is smart, and
Sshe Itg's into btisitless to stshow lwhat she
can dl". is the talgtlutm-lit I halve heard
.f-Irom men w-ho should know better. She
idoes nothlng of the kind;: lit- gotst into
biusiness ec ause I tpa ;ys htteir than
teaching, and lt\tilos sh ;ltnee-i not "pull
wire, as she must itf si' wisihes toi keelp
hn r tir itin aatiis a teachetr tut sh does
Ilt stay is a htusinrsS pOsitlin one tlintlt,.
r longer tihan shei. ust.- lA hltsiness litf- is
n const ant 'gruind." Aft -r at fttewn ytiears t"
it rvotin ptrosti-rat liont gts holdit of htr. ,it
she takes her first i- on;, l vt.allionll. After
r tht . ishe ttlnds s ilt hi.i- t,. rest oft,-ier, tilu
i-ssI she wattnts plrostlration a osetlodl tim,.
n .Jlst whlt it ist t Iecont- of her it is toot
tsoon to till: she is a pro)lllut iof this gte
riatiii, and w.e atn Cnot get r.-toirns yet.
I htave' often stood indeplatthiid the great
armly of I ititness iwmnl eli itturing over
the Brooklyn brilge between ' and t
t•locik. and wonder they will he
doing when they ae years ohld r.
The idtea of a st-o a of forty-tive
or tifty Is rather ineo t us. n w a
van ti-ath till sLi dro.iCpi dinwn with old
ag*, hbut wit alll n derly wolllt b al
-wai tl k iw-ty t at :I ttypwriter, tr
will sheib s nuprseri edi by a youngier
null-ant? I have heirat tmiore il.tuji ono
young woman proitaiunl this quiiery. -
"Under My Own -ti tiof. by Adelaide L.
. , the rt of Camping.
0 tampirs is gt ten by Martha It'oitn
int an article with this title in the
Re-reattiron titnthir of "rht- Oautook.
just tbllIshed. Incidentally the de
lights ,if cam,iltg otit ale -tigigingly iet
tgr.phs. H1ert is what thIs writt-r lis to
c.vy attittit art ideal htb-i tir i-atmlters:
Itulblier nmattresi.' irt- ggod nltid sli-ol
- ing tags tri ei.ceilPt. bitt i ll mil 1. npe-
Sri-ntets an a lilniltec I hltv-e foittid iloithitig
si snatisfactiry ,r sit i'tiinforitttlilo as the
it these Ituils ore -iti• fullty u-o2lslr-itt-d, .tht-ret
tuniversi- that ati -'tiillpiri with this ,irt
If you are stop.itl tnly i wl Wicr t'2,, I
vito r seartch fit-r C ti. -tr ftii s-t% - y, viir
t-iuil+ -ill itt taki- Chl, tritll-i to li ike
vo, r hi-I in ,2 Vt-"y thttrtt ugh milittlt11-r h, I
- 1ill oillllY hlt-ip Iu i iiI*- fr-'l'. " cuit pitti
gre-- na- tlle . f r the tCiii Cl i • of the h1 d
- 1.r lluirr-a i- m tn lltt ilu tu-itni skill l i- ilt
lt it't, Inl not tv u.t ab.h .ho itlbit-it
ktiwis how tr is willing to tiuthit- with
lhtg iogs are tuit for thi.- I-ongth if the
htd, tin-I siliotter ott--- arti tillt -it-rouins thi
t1 -ds. Into this litti la- ti - i f ittll . hrC.first.
r lagi- fresIlly hit-wt Utughls to ittlil the
- bed ttp to the height of Cth box sidtts. tilt
top if these ttbiughs softer oni s art- tath.
f with thb niw gleit Clarts otn titp tit form
na ovirtting for the springy moss. Whei
pll.nty of the soft greill lilettstli- are put
r over the titler hioitghs ytiu have a bi-d that
is at once dleliciously soft and comfort
I able. The best part of It Is that tre aro
math- tune lialsami is a rei-tedy In Itself,
ant the elastlclty of the led lasts for
An tra Of OpporiewifYt
Young Men To-day Enjoy Undlminised .
Chances of Attaining uooeess.
N> PriNtfII)ERING young men and
V t heir opliortunities in life, it has
beeni. and presumably always will
She the fashinn to ascribe to the past
- advantPges that are denied to the
present a:nd to the future. 'Many
young men, convinced that they
wer· horn too late, console themselves
with this fancy,. and submit; while others
.nnclude that conditions are unfavorable
to advanrcement and weakly throw them
selves on the title to drift as the current
takes them Indeed many parents seek to
.conole their sons by the strange theory
that they were horn at the wrong time,
or in th' a rang environment. And. yet.
s.e('en- s prove' nothing. if not the absolute
I.alitev ,; this popular tallacy. History.
-eitene.. liter-titr,-. art and commerce
prove abshui,itely that every period of
progress thas been but a gateway into a
still greatt-r arena of human endeavor
:tnd him itn progress: and that the men
who grarnied with the conditions of the
holr. ar-ni,, inK name and success came
from unllurperted, if not seemingly unfav
,r:ibio un% tronmenfR.
II is not tnoeessary to support this prop
-,ititi wtit tInstances. It is obvious to
.mity a rit ery person. who has any idea
oIf ,our grteat inventors, our public men.
,llr scient.ists. noir authors, our artists.
and our nit rehants. They may be the
great errcepti ons; yet, they prove the
Iir .'111 tirre are equailly propitious; all
conditiotnr "itt ali" advantageous. The
s*umriimts ni ambitiobli may not always be
attained. an,' thl. d."-iretd positions may
tot alwtiys he sec'ured; bit a jlust meas
ire of0 awa:lr will :always Ihe won by such
as arem. arntlst llld l'teprmined.
:tA vioing iii is riot nl ik.' at seed. No
ione ktnows v.II.t may comer from either.
Plant tlli. sr.ed it nmay grt.w, to bloom, and
till the Ilt' i, t h'* ttender leaf. Place the
by. lite may prove oI rtnest, st iudious,
.il lrageiits and attain great einds. He
miny becomne like Igrant, the lPader of ar
nl'ts: or like Ildism.toi the. wizard of the
taborato-t.ry. r ilkei Raiphail. the painter
;a w..0.l-iprizead a..inrviis. or like Tenny
li. tlt. writ- r of immortal verse. He
nal) hl-.-nntl. a genius in tlnance or corm
tr're(,' or oinl. a poor Wandering Willie
sliepllng in hedges.
ly the experlien'ei of our lives we rectg
lir the law of gravitation Is inot exclu
vel- irontiled to objectts that can be
..Cn andl tnltmaslur.d. No man, who has
hail hald exp.rince. in the world, has not
reenll .imne acgltaintancer s drawn down by
l!i' tinllienc's that beset men; and. fre
,luently thnose who went the furthest
ilown are those we confidently believe
woultld rise the highest It seems to me
tlat young mun (.an dismiss the idea that
the day of opportunity is t ."r;: biut, on
it,' other ihatid, if they aimld attain a
nittio ali degree o t sitei'CFS thy should
,rtullk studyil the liaws of gravitation.
that affect Ctatrnsti'ri There is a vast
amni;nt oi f wsiisdom ill the oil saying: "'He
w!ti, wiould (tonque.r tite worId mi st tirst
1 .: ry dae.y brings ;t revelation in some
cIlphr.i of life. \\W are f)orced tl recognize
the work that is done by the resul;S at
Lained. '1'ite combined inttellect of man
buildinig ,II the accuninltated knowledge
and .xp i,.ri-ncte of centuries seeks new
mtih, ids. ttis.ov-ery follows discovery.
l.nk in the machiinte shop: if it has been
estahlishetd twenty years. and has not
I -el klept In. to igate, its machinery is
:i,'11 .t:itei T. go into the llaboratory and
Iwhat ,I' w. tinti. i"h0mists on the thresh
ld of" new wolders: ,tver'.'wtere,. some
thingi n"w. vWhoi ire til.' tien, doiniig these
thintgs. Yoiii-n miet. new men. coming
l-em-. 1',-i IlI 1.,t show thin Iay of oppor
tuinity is .,v'.r. o', ti.e *'ontr.iry. they intt
't-. thi y- .-I:*" lit h,.giitin ig. t)pportunl
ties are n,-: " -iz.dI. th, ry Sr.' tll'lired. A
m:iil mist l it himse.lf for his opportunity.
Th"re is no royal roitd. o\',rk. study. de
:il. en itr-i u:tr. e'senti ials to success. A.
maln mits: tr;ot only know thow he does his
work: but why :ind. turther, by interest
in his task setik tio get frotl it even
thllough it lie hut senseless mineral an
irttiination of its t:nwhlsperied secrets.
Young tntti alho lid acquire habits of
piItctlalitv. of honesty of purpose. of
ea.rnestnes sT'heir work should find them
ready for it with full hbodily and mental
vigor. It should never he ;I task to be
done, a somethiing to he acc',omnplished be
Stween ixeid hours It should be done with
the' t eilini thrat they live to do it. I can
not Imlpres on younglll men who would
sieeood too deeply the importance of be
ing earnest An earnest young man. who
rightly regards his work as a blessing.
ai:.l who holds hlimself In check against
chlaran-tenr gra'vitation, holins int his own
hand the key which oilns the door to
-tsure.ss Tbber,, is no pilace ' '-r so hum
fit,' IIr- ev'rl si, o s)'irne which may not
pir 'e th*" thru'ihm,li ,if a usefutl aid bril
li.itlt tuturit e
Indicative of Mental Failure
tl4 I QIESTION is suggested by
sulch ftm'ts :s the large number
of unttaliiri'ssedi letters posted
each >ear. An English contem
porary cltes in evldence the of
ical list of articlts left in one year In the
Llndon cabs and omnibusses. It includes
85.b cantes. 1t,0St) umbrellas. 267 rugs. 742
opera-glasses. 92" artilees of jewelry. 180
watches. " .2t!i purses, bitsldes dogs,
birds, cats, etc. The list sleems like a
pretty sem\re indictment of the mental
qualities of the nlodern city dweller, and
If the hard pressed newspaper reporter
happens to see it. he will undoubtedly
senil off a harrowing syndicate letter to
all the Sunday editors on this alarming
demonstration of mental degeneracy of
the twentieth century mati. Even our
tn'dim'cal 'contemporary sItggestS the ad
\.isability of thoct' who can ride in omni
bhuies ta. l whot forget thingsR of consulting
: pihysimiatl The more marvelous thing.
h)we.ver, is that they do not forget far
mor.i oft-en tha th tey do. ('ivilizatlon has
:sutdenly incre;ised a thousand-fould the
incirsstary anll sytnchrotllous Iireocctlpa
tlllt a)f the Itind. SitglttinsS of atten
tit, w;las the Irtdoilnutiaitnt chatracterlstic
i)f m 'tlat; l ;mct,-til i htritl'( our titlle of be
wihll red nlt' Ititests alid dutits.
Nut to ihtav' learned tihe trick of poising
in the attntiil at o1tt instant such a
inultltitude of tmhjt'cts Is ce.rtainly not a
I,'tllmit.istraition of nmental failure. hut
rntlhit-r of niont:lquiireitiet'itt of a difficult
;trt. iLat iith. irttt't c-,ilnvint'lg proof of
thie ,ctiu.tl tri'ialit> f the ttnount if for
g-tftllnPess is shiwwn by the commpariso,: of
lhi thilnlttitr of tenlloliry-slips of the l.on
rilolltr with tht tnilutiili r whot ride In otont
luia sui 'litier 1iblilc carriages. Let its "
IiIiilihl' ith" n:iunltmh-r of lost articles, antil
piit Cht' tlutul ait ut,u.titi; if now we roughly
t-:timtatt' the iulltitbtr of rides each dlay
ill ,tllollii. ;is at itact on the average one
-,)r t;lte twetittith eitizen. We calcll4t
that il :u \-.,tr thiere atri suri-ly iL manltty
:it I0.('O0i.o0iio trips mattde. (onseqtlently.
ot the avler;age. a pii'rson forgets some ar
ttil'l, icmttm' itt atbliult every 2.tki, trips taken.
lThi alarmist adviser of eclusultatlop of
:tn atlimnist for such failures of memory
wiotild ir obably smile at this evidence of
his owl mental failure.--Allericart Medi
The gold mines of Mysore, India, are
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the power being from the melting Rlim*